With energy prices rising across the world, it's pretty clear that all of us will be paying a lot more attention to how we consume power in our houses - especially those devices that we tend to leave 'on' more than others - like PCs, A/V equipment, and of course our trusty Windows Home Servers. 😉 One of our partners, Fujitsu-Siemens (or FSC for short) opted to differentiate their Windows Home Server offering, the FSC Scaleo, by focusing on reducing power consumption thru innovative software and a great hardware platform. The results from their lab, below, speak for themselves. I've compared their results with an average PC in the home (and yes, I used the 'extreme' example here to prove a point). This translates into real, significant $$ folks!
Clearly, I'm not the only one that's recognized the 'green' angle of the FSC Home Server product. PC Pro, a UK based tech magazine just posted this review lauding its ability to conserve energy: http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/190008/fujitsu-siemens-scaleo-home-server-1900.html
Power Consumption Comparison
FSC Scaleo Windows Home Server*
Average Home PC**
433.06 Wh or 0.433 KwH
5040 Wh or 5.04 KwH
Power usage/year (kwH)
Cost / KwH in Germany (Euros)
Cost / year (using today's exchange rate)
or $50.35 US
367.92 or $585.29 US
That's less than 10% of avg. PC power cost!
* FSC Home Server using their power consumption software
** Source: Overclockers.com - Avg. computer system draws 210 watts with no power saving settings enabled and left on for 24 hours.