Manchester’s Tranquil PC this week announced the release of a new diskless edition of their Leo HS4 Home Server. According to the company, the move is a response to the dramatic rise in hard drive pricing seen across the market as a result of this year’s flooding in Thailand.
That event has seen constraints in supply, leading to significant price hikes – a spokesman from one company I spoke with this week suggested that a number of companies were taking advantage of the disaster to inflate pricing unfairly. However, the new diskless Leo HS4 edition will allow you to use hard drives you already own, rather than be forced to buy new. Hard drive supplies are expected to recover by Q1 2012.
The Leo HS4 SE is now available from £495 ex VAT (£594 inc VAT).
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