Hands On Review of the Tranquil PC Leo HS4 Windows Home Server 2011
The Windows Home Server 2011 Dashboard
Firing up the Dashboard reveals everything you would expect. At a later date Tranquil will be releasing a storage management software add-in (I assume DriveBender given Tranquil’s recent announcement):
The original WHS systems were based on a technology called Drive Extender or DE, WHS 2011 does not include DE, as Microsoft removed it from the product. New Tranquil PC WHS 2011 Servers will be supplied with a licenced version of our storage management software Add In, to provide data protection (mirroring) and hard drive pooling. The final version of the Add In, will be released during the latter part of June (until then customers will be invited to use beta versions, or wait until the final version is available). The Add In, will provide very similar services to the original and well liked Drive Extender (DE) as supplied with the original Windows Home Server devices.
I’m still slightly amused by the fact that the version is Windows Home Server 2011 Service Pack 1! This gives the impression there is a pre-service pack 1 edition of Windows Home Server, which there isn’t.
In the case of the review model, we had the i5-2400S 2.5 GHz CPU with 4GB ram.