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Lenovo out IdeaCentre D400 Home Server and Q100/Q110 nettops via Twitter

Lenovo out IdeaCentre D400 Home Server and Q100/Q110 nettops via Twitter

In a welcome change from reams of press release to wade through, Lenovo have tipped their upcoming home server and nettops via Twitter: 140 characters of spec-free mystery.  The IdeaCentre D400 home server and IdeaCentre Q100/Q110 nettops are yet to make an appearance on the Lenovo US site, but according to the company will get an announcement sometime this week.  However that hasn't stopped details from popping up across the web.

After the cut: details on the D400 specs and why the IdeaCentre Q100/Q110 are rebadged Pegatron nettops

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D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

D-Link DIR-685 Xtreme N router gets reviewed: expensively excellent

As hugely convergent devices go, D-Link's DIR-685 Xtreme N Storage Router could be best of breed.  Announced at CES in January, the DIR-685 not only offers WiFi draft-n support and four gigabit ethernet ports, but a 3.5-inch display with multimedia widgets, dual USB 2.0 ports for sharing printers and external drives, and an internal 2.5-inch HDD bay for turning it into a NAS.  Overkill or network overlord?  OhGizmo! took a look, and while the DIR-685 is expensive it's also just as capable as you'd hope.

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QNAP SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS offers RAID, server, more

QNAP SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS offers RAID, server, more

QNAP have announced their latest network-attached storage device, the four-bay SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS.  Capable of establishing various levels of RAID array for up to 2TB of total capacity, the SS-439 is based on Intel's Atom N270 processor and offers media server, backup, print and web server functionality.  Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports and two eSATA ports, which can be used to add more storage plus make removable backups, together with two gigabit ethernet connections.

 

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Acer easyStore AH340-UA230N Home Server: 1TB+ for $400

Acer easyStore AH340-UA230N Home Server: 1TB+ for $400

Acer have announced their first consumer NAS running Windows Home Server, the Aspire easyStore AH340-UA230N.  It may not have a snappy name, but it does have 1TB of standard storage plus three hot-swappable 3.5-inch hard-drive bays for a total of 7TB capacity.  There are also five USB 2.0 ports and an eSATA connection.

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