Modding the Acer Easystore H340 Part 00

I recently messed with WHS downloaded from Technet a bit, liked what I saw, but decided to get something that will sit a little prettier in the study room, while being functional.  Of course, the eye candy always makes it easier to justify a purchase 🙂

Monitoring the H340 as it went about “rebalancing the disks” and “indexing the drives” had me concerned:

1. The ATOM runs very hot, hovering around 70 ~ 72 degrees C

2. The various HDD reported operating temperatures around 55 degrees C

3. Memory usage was hovering around the 90+% region

 

Some other issues that I wish to address, perhaps some point in time

1. Periodic CPU loading (cyclic spikes) visible at task manager

 

This series will detail some hacks/mods during my exploration to make my WHS run better (or so I think), but to begin, you may require some (if not all) of the following:

1. The H340 servicing manual, that can be downloaded from the article at We Got Served, proved very useful in taking the appliance apart.

2. Luck

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One response to “Modding the Acer Easystore H340 Part 00

  1. How far did you get? I think the processor is soldered to the board, and that the memory is maxed out at 2G due to chipset restrictions.

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