Last month we told you about the new Viridian PC VHS-3HC Windows Home Server 2011 Server. Here is our exclusive review of this new Windows Home Server.
The new entry-level model is specifically to run Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 and powered by Intel ‘Sandy Bridge’ processors with 4Gb of DDR3 memory as standard. The VHS-3HC, like our other ‘Sandy Bridge’ models, features dual server-class Intel network adapters and a server chipset (Intel C206).
In base specification the VHS-3HC features an Intel Celeron G530T dual-core CPU, 4Gb of DDR3 RAM and160Gb drive for the operating system and three free hot-swap drive bays. Upgrades to the system drive are available including mirrored drives and/or solid state drives
Who are Viridian PC?
From their website:
Viridian PC Systems Ltd. are a new company, based in the North West of England and founded with a mission to deliver the best range of home and small business servers in the world.
We had previously reviewed the Viridian PC VHS-5HC Colorado Edition Windows Home Server 2011.
CPU : Intel Celeron G530T, 2.2GHz, dual core, 64bit, 3MB cache (other processor options available)
Chipset : Intel C206
Memory : 4Gb DDR3 1333MHz, Max 8Gb
Networking : 1 x Intel 82574L Gigabit LAN port, 1 x Intel 82574LM Gigabit LAN port
Storage : 3 x free SATA hot-swap drive bays, 1 x 160 Gb SATA drive
Graphics : Intel Integrated Graphics
USB : 6 x USB 2.0 (2 front & 4 Rear)
Expansion slots : 1 (x16) PCI-Express
Power supply : 200wPhysical dimensions : 9.85” x 7.88” x 11.82” (H x W x D)
2 years return-to-base warranty as standard.
The VHS-3HC Colorado Edition is available now, with prices starting at £441.67 excluding VAT.
What’s in the Box?
Along with the server is a Getting Started guide, power cord, Ethernet cable, Recovery DVDs and a set of screws and drive bay keys.