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HumuHumu Windows Home Server 2011 – Hands-on Review

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Recently we told you about the new Windows Home Server 2011 from HumuHumu. We unboxed it, and we have been using it. So now it’s time for the hands-on review.

UWHS Review : HumuHumu Windows Home Server 2011

Windows Home Server 2011 has been out for a little while now, and since then there have been very few WHS 2011 boxes released. In fact, including the new HumuHumu box, there have only been two others – one from Tranquil and one from Viridian. And all three of these boxes come from UK companies. We still haven’t seen a box from any of the big players, even though there have been announcements from Acer.

Who are HumuHumu?

From their website:

So what is HumuHumu all about. Well, we’re an exciting new company based in Milton Keynes that specialises in Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 technology. If you’ve looked at the front page and answered “yes” to any of those questions, then you need our product.

Specifications

Spec

What’s in the Box?

The box is pretty plain packaging.

UWHS Review : HumuHumu Windows Home Server 2011

Inside that box is another box which contains the HumuHumu Windows Home Server. This box is the Lian Li case box.

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Along with the server itself is a power supply. There is also a package which contains some manuals and guides, the WHS 2011 software, a USB stick which is used for OS recovery (nice move HumuHumu) and also and Ethernet cable.

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Andrew Edney
Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtechcom.wpcomstaging.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

8 COMMENTS

  1. Andrew,

    Thanks for the great review. I’d like to just mention that our Home Server can actually take an additional 3.5” internal SATA drive via the DVD bay. HumuHumu is happy to accommodate customers who want a solution with a very large storage capacity and we have updated our website to include the option of either a 2TB or 3TB additional HDD at time of purchase. If you want to fit your own HDD, you can purchase an optional bracket fitting kit as well.

    We have also completely updated our website recently and I’d invite readers to take a moment to visit us to see the new layout.

    Many thanks

    Leonard Powers
    Technology Director

  2. I really don’t see the point in buying a server if it isn’t easy to add and remove harddrives, and it has room for more than one inside by default, preferably 4-5.
    It just makes very little sense to me.

    • Not everyone will want, or need multiple internal hard drives in their server. There is always the eSATA option and the multiple USB option. Personally I would want more internal, but thats just me, and that isnt what everyone wants.

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