More Information on the Tranquil PC SAFE Windows Home Server
Last week we brought you the first details on Tranquil PC’s SAFE Windows Home Server.
Over the weekend, Tranquil PC have release more information, and more SAFE Windows Home Server articles on the Green-PCs site.
The Safe Server Module (SSM)
The SSM is designed specifically to be housed in a SQA-5H Home Server.
(It may be possible to fit it to other Home Servers too)
It comes delivered with 2x 500GB 2.5” HDDs, prepared in a RAID1 mirror array, including a Tranquil build of Windows Home Server (PP3) for either the Series 1 or Series 2 SQA-5H.
It can simply be added to an existing SQA-5H – and the Server initialised again (loosing the DATA), or you can Restore the Home Server with the supplied new DVD, with the SSM fitted and recover your DATA *
Priced at £169.00 + VAT, the SSM represents excellent value for money, bearing in mind the system protection it offers, and ease of replacement of the primary (OS + DATA) HDD. You also will receive a desktop application to help you to monitor the SSM, and also setup email messaging to alert you to the status of the SSM. You will also be able to re-use your existing HDD1 as a server storage or backup drive ! As a thank you for purchasing, you will also get a licensed copy of the AVA Media CD ripping engine too on the Restore DVD and SSM
The SSM is available from 1st February 2010, and can be ordered on-line here
What’s in the box
- SSM with 2x 500GB HDDs preset for RAID1
- Desktop Application software for monitoring / messaging
- New SQA-5H Home Server recovery DVD, supporting the SSM
- A FREE copy of the AVA Media CD ripper is also included on the DVD (worth £49.00)
Available for :
- SQA-5H Series 1 (330)UK
- SQA-5H Series 2** (D510) UK
- SQA-5H Series 1 (330) German
- SQA-5H Series 2** (D510) German
The SQA-5H-SAFE Home Server
This is the world’s first OEM Home Server fitted with the innovative Safe Server Module (read all about the module here). Ensuring that all your data, as well as the operating system is protected. It’s a fine mix of the latest Windows Drive Extender (DE) technology for extendable / flexible / safe data storage blended with the established hardware RAID technology to protect the OS and primary data hard disk. Priced at £569.00 +VAT
- 2GB Memory
- RAID1 2x 500GB 2.5″ HDDs preconfigured
- 4x spare HDD slots
- Server recovery pack
- Includes the AVA CD ripping engine
- 3 year warranty
- Desktop application for Safe Server Management / Messaging
The SQA-5H-SAFE is available from 1st February 2010, and can be ordered on-line here
What’s in the box
- SQA-5H-SAFE Home Server
- Power Supply (country specific cord)
- Software / Media kit
Windows Home Server PP1, 2 and 3 pre-installed
Media Pack, with Start-up CD, Restore CD, Restore DVD and USB boot key
AVA Media CD ripping engine
Safe Server Module Monitor
Available in English / German / French operating systems
* – take care that you have enough spare capacity – ie the SSM is a 500GB device, if you have a SQA-5H-3000 with 2x 2TB HDDs fitted, and BOTH are pretty full, you will not be able to provide 100% folder duplication (initially) until you have set up the SSM, then re-added the second 2TB drive as a new pool device.
Full advice is provided with the SSM, on how to install / upgrade existing Home Server installations
** – Series 2 Home Servers were introduced on January 5th 2010. If you bought a SQA-5H before that date it will be a Series 1
The are a number of articles on the site, including detailed information on the module and how to use it.
We hope to get our hands on one of the modules shortly for a proper review – so watch this space.
Test the SSM in a non Tranquil Home Server ?
The SSM is designed to drop into the SQA-5H HDD caddy. It has not been tested yet in other Home Servers, i.e. HP, Acer, etc Home Servers –if you have a non Tranquil OEM Home Server and are based in UK, and would like to test / evaluate the SSM in your device – please contact firstname.lastname@example.org – we will discuss supply of a ‘blank’ SSM (no Tranquil Home Server OS) – whereby you can run your OEM Home Server Restore application, to image the SSM. Please note there would be no SSM Manager application / service running. The purpose of the test is to ensure physical and BIOS compatibility only – the SSM will otherwise function as any HDD1.