VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA NSD7800 home server, supporting up to 8 full sized hard drives with a fraction of the hassle associated with larger servers, enabling system integrators to offer the ideal solution for SOHO and family storage needs.
Measuring only 13.4" x 13.4" x 5.9" (34cm x 34cm x 15cm) and powered by an energy-efficient 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor, the VIA NSD7800 offers substantial storage space through its eight easy access 3.5" drive bays. The VIA NSD7800 server is fully compatible with Microsoft Windows Home Server so that users can now securely store their personal data and enjoy peace of mind with automatic data mirroring, as well as easy access to documents while away from home.
Modern households frequently have more than one PC with family members each storing personal data without the means to safely back up data in a simple, user-friendly manner. The VIA NSD7800 works in harmony with Windows Home Server to offer a compelling alternative. Small business and home office users will also appreciate having a rational, easy to administer storage infrastructure while also saving space and reducing power bills.
Offering a unique blend of size, capacity and power efficiency, the VIA NSD7800 uses Gigabit LAN networking to provide optimal file transfer speeds, a compact flash socket for stable OS installation and individual status LEDs for each of its eight drive bays as well as LEDs indicators for network activity and power.
"VIA is confident that the VIA NSD7800 server accurately addresses the needs of today's consumers. Used in combination with Microsoft Windows Home Server, it provides a simple, safe and effective way to manage increasingly large personal data collections," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The home server market continues to grow in importance and VIA is determined, as ever, to set the pace."
"The new VIA Home Servers are great example of how Windows Home Server provides an all-in-one solution for families to access, organize, and safeguard their digital content," said Charlie Kindel, general manager of Windows Server Solutions at Microsoft. "We are excited to partner with an industry leader, VIA, as an OEM of Windows Home Server, to bring a multitude of features and benefits to consumers with this new offering."