Acer Aspire easyStore H340 Review


I have to admit my bias towards the HP Media Smart Servers, but kudos to Acer for continuing to push the Windows Home Server market with their continued evolution of their product. The chassis is small and very low power…but it’s lacking the special software that I’ve grown to love from the HP units similarly priced.

Desktop Review

The Acer Aspire easyStore H340 is fairly compact, measuring only seven to eight inches on its sides. A little black cube, there’s not much in the way of wasted space. The unit is constructed of metal on five of its six sides, giving it a quality feel without adding too much weight. The front of the machine has a hinged door that provides access to the drive bays. Acer designed the bays to be easily accessible; they’re almost identical to the drive bays in the Seagate BlackArmor NAS that we recently reviewed. To remove (or insert) a drive, the orange tab is depressed, letting the panel swing to the right, where the whole bay slides out.