Windows Home Server

Lenovo Reveal Their First Home Server – The IdeaCenter D400

Looks like Lenovo just spilt the beans on their first Windows Home Server model, the IdeaCenter D400. The company just posted a teaser image of the product and have promised more information will be released this week.

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Having a little dig around the web uncovers additional information from a number of Chinese websites. The D400 was released over in Asia on August 5th, and as you can see from the shots below looks similar in many ways to Acer’s Aspire easyStore Home Server with four hot swappable drive bays housed in a black plastic, cube shaped chassis.

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In terms of connectivity, the D400 packs 4 USB ports and an eSATA port. Power consumption is reported at just 40W.

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Looks like a hardware monitor add-in is included with the home server – nice job with the graphics.


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No official word on full hardware specs or pricing at this point, or indeed where Lenovo are going to release the home server outside Asia. However, given they released the above teaser image via Twitter, my guess is that we’ll see the D400 at least in the USA, if not elsewhere.

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Terry Walsh is the founder of We Got Served. He started the community in February 2007 with a mission to help families, tech enthusiasts everywhere figure out the technology needed to run the modern home and small business. He's the author of a number of guides to Windows, Windows Server and OS X Server and runs his own successful publishing business. Born and raised in Liverpool, England, Terry has been awarded Microsoft's prestigious Most Valuable Professional Award each year since 2008 for his work on We Got Served.
  • Jason

    Looks like the same base chassis as the Acer Aspire easyStore H340. It would have been nice to see Lenovo put out something a bit more innovative.

  • mykie

    Looks to me like they're straight-up rebranding the EasyStore, with a few cosmetic mods.

    Not that that is a bad thing, really, just means another distribution channel for WHS!

  • nartub

    I want that hardware monitor!

  • Yes looks like a nice hardware monitor, anybody else getting problems with comments?

  • Interesante artículo. Lo que dices sirvió de mucho, te agradezco!

  • Great hemamr of Thor, that is powerfully helpful!

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