CyberPower introduces Atom-powered Windows Home Server 100

Summary:We already have both networking and storage companies flooding the market with network storage, but now it looks like boutique PC makers are getting into the act as well. CyberPower, best known for its gaming computers, has just announced a unit based on an Intel Atom processor and running Windows Home Server server.

We already have both networking and storage companies flooding the market with network storage, but now it looks like boutique PC makers are getting into the act as well. CyberPower, best known for its gaming computers, has just announced a unit based on an Intel Atom processor and running Windows Home Server server.

The CyberPower Windows Home Server 100 comes in a nondescript mini-ITX case with 2GB of RAM and a single 500GB hard drive. It includes built-in high-definition audio processing and an S-Video port to connect to a video source or TV. No word on whether there are any USB ports to add external storage. On the CyberPower Web site, it appears you can change the storage amount (even downgrading to 320GB or upgrading to 1TB) and add a DVD burner.

The base price for the 500GB Windows Home Server 100 is $399, though you can move to 1TB for an additional $49. You can throw in a memory-card reader for another $10. That's far less than HP's Windows Home Server units, but they have a lot more panache and added functionality.

Topics: Storage, Hardware, Operating Systems, Software, Windows

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Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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