Microsoft fanless home server from Hush
Hush Technologies , known for its fanless PC systems, is now offering a fanless Microsoft home server with the Hush HS1 Home Server. Thanks to its small size (430 mm x 342 mm x 74 mm (W x H x D; including feet), elegant design and quiet operation), it should offer the optimal solution for noise or space problems.
The server available in black and silver With an energy consumption of just 45 watts, Hush offers a storage capacity between 500 gigabytes and two terabytes (the two hard drives can also be operated in RAID 1 mode for more data security) and a fixed one gigabyte of DDR2 RAM. For additional hardware equipment Unfortunately, Hush has not disclosed any information so far. The configuration options are also very limited. In addition to the color and the built-in hard disk capacity, only an optional gigabit LAN adapter with three connections can be selected on the hardware.
The Hush HS1 Home Server is now available in the manufacturer's webshop and costs 1099 euros in the minimum configuration.
The built-in processor is a CPU from VIA that works at 1.5 GHz. Even in extreme cases, when copying large amounts of data, the utilization should only reach 80 to a maximum of 90 percent. On the other hand, a value between 45 and 70 percent for data backup is typical. We were also informed that in addition to the HS1, there was also an HS2 with up to four terabytes of hard disk space and optionally usableRAID 5 controller (the available storage space is thereby reduced to 2.7 TB), whose performance should be only a comparatively low 20 percent below a RAID 0. Ultimately, the top performance should be the HS3, which will be available from Intel with up to eight TB of hard disk space and a dual-core CPU. The prices and availability of the two more powerful models have not yet been determined. Incidentally, an optical drive is not built in, the front panel with slot (which is much more expensive in production) is only built in until the right cover for the HS1 is produced in sufficient quantities.