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Tranquil's AVA RS5 is an all-in-one 5 bay server with Blu-ray burner, for a hefty fee

Ross Miller

Tranquil's latest storage, the AVA RS5, has a pretty useful trick up its sleeve. While this five-bay drive system looks nearly identical to the company's previous SQA-5H home server -- and indeed, we've got the same dual core Atom 330 processor here -- it's also packing a disc drive that rips content straight to memory without needing to be attached to a PC. Music CDs are converted to high quality MP3s in about four minutes, and DVD and Blu-ray discs are straight copied over. Base price is £868 ($1,254) for a DVD burner and five 1TB 3.5-inch Western Digital Green Power SATA HDDs, but you can upgrade to a Blu-ray burner for £390 ($563) or up to five 2TB drives for a total of £377 ($544) extra -- yeah, it's a little pricey, but if this box is tickling your fancy, shipping starts April 20.

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