back to article Asus serves up Windows 7 Home Server box

Asus has taken the wraps off a home server build out of an Atom processor and up to 2TB of internal storage. The Home Server TS Mini uses the 1.66GHz Atom N280 allied with 1-2GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory to run Windows 7 Home Server. Asus Home Server TS Mini Asus' Home Server TS Mini: bionic nettop, basically On-board storage …

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Windows 7 Home Server??

There's no such thing as Windows 7 Home Server, the version of Home Server designed to work with Windows 7 clients is Windows Home Server Power Pack 3.

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WTF?

W7HS or just WHS??

Is there such a thing as Windows 7 Home Server? I'm only aware of Windows Home Server (based on SBS2003) and the potential of a newer WHS2. So can you clarify if Windows 7 Home Server actually exists then or just a mistake?

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Coinkidink

Interesting to read this the morning after I ordered an Artigo A2000 and 2x 2TB Seagate drives. The Artigo's been around the best part of a year, and has a very similar spec.

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FAIL

Atom and Win7 is FAIL anyway

I have an Asus EeePC in test, with an Atom 1.33 Mhz and 2 GB Ram, and with Win7, it is slooow. Nothing to do with the poor netbook I'd say. I have also an Acer with the same Atom processor and only 1 GB of Ram, and it's twice as fast with XP on it. So, if you want a slow home server, go for it!

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Re: ChrisInBelgium

That's strange, I have two Atom-based PC's with Win7 running at home and they fly like the proverbial off a shovel. In fact, having bought the first and being so impressed with it's Win7 performance I sold my Core2Duo desktop system and bought the other to replace it with. They are both dual-core NVidia ION machines with 2GB RAM but Atom's none the less.

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file server with no redundancy?

one might as well toss their files in the rubbish.

and i don't mean obsolete raid level 1 or 5 or 6.

i am still waiting for such an appliance with (probably opensolaris and) raidz.

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