ASUS Launches the TS Mini Windows Home Server


Windows Home Server and its related products have been a big hit for Windows PC users since its inception in 2007. Now, ASUS is getting in the game and is introducing the TS Mini to the world. This little energy-efficient, powerhouse packs a 1.66Ghz Intel Atom N280 processor, 1-2GB of DDR2 memory, Gigabit Ethernet, 6 x USB 2.0 ports, 2 x eSATA ports, and 2 x internal hard drive bays with one taken up with either a 500GB, 1TB, or 2TB 3.5-inch SATA drive.

While the specs may seem decent for such a small package (9.6″ (H) x 3.8″ (W) x 8″ (D)), the TS Mini has some noteworthy features built right in that help separate it from the rest of the crowd. Highlights include:

  • Backups for up to 10 networked computers
  • Smart storage which only backups one copy of a file found on multiple computers
  • Remote access and media streaming from your Windows Live account online
  • DLNA/UPnP media streaming
  • 500GB of online storage to synchronize data in the cloud (free for the first year)
  • Xtor Manager which manages files and folders found on the device and across various  external storage drives
  • Real-time system status and hardware monitoring with email error report notifications
  • Energy Star 5.0 certification – under idle and active mode, the TS Mini consumes 25.5-27.9W

MSRP:  500GB – $349.99, 1TB – ???,  2TB – $529.99 [Listed on Amazon]

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