Last week we unboxed the new Tranquil PC Leo HS4 Windows Home Server 2011 box, and today we have the exclusive review of the Leo HS4.

UWHS Review - Tranquil PC Leo HS4 Windows Home Server 2011

Tranquil are one the first companies to release a Windows Home Server 2011 box, the other being Viridian with their VS-4HA. In fact, there isn’t exactly a line of companies rushing to release Windows Home Server 2011. Acer have promised one, but as yet it has failed to materialise. And frankly that is it for the “big” players. Hopefully this is just down to them being cautious and we should soon see some more.

Product Specification

Unit dimensions
213 (w) x 331 (d) x 195 (h) incl feet (mm)

Unit construction
Enamelled Steel (typically >70% recycled materials)

System heat sink
Internal CPU and Chipset aluminium heat sink (fan less)

CPU
Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor i3-2100T (2.5GHz)

Memory
2GB DDR3 1333Mhz (upgradeable)

HDDs
4x 3.5″ bays (1st bay factory fitted with 2TB HDD) 3x free.

Colour options
Satin Black or Gloss White

Front panel
Power, Mode and backups switches, Multi-coloured status LED’s and 2x USB 2.0 ports

Rear panel
12v DC power in / 2x USB3.0 / 4x USB2.0 / 10.100.1000 LAN port / 1x eSATA / Desk lock / (optional 2x eSATA with port multiplier)

Weight
Base unit (nett) 6Kg

Power supply
External AC/DC with country specific power cord

Working temp
Maximum 44’C ambient

Mounting options
Desk

Power consumption
23W (incl 1xHDD)

Acoustics
23dBA (incl 1x HDD)

Software
Windows Home Server 2011 – PC Recovery CD – Server Restore DVD

What’s in the Box?

  • Leo HS4 Home Server appliance
  • 2TB Low Energy Primary Hard Disk
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM (in the case of our review unit 4GB)
  • Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor (i3-2100T 2.5GHz) (in the case of this review we had the i5 processor)
  • Media Kit including PC Restore CD and Server Restore DVD
  • 24 month RTB (return to base) warranty

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