VIA Serves Up Next Generation Data Storage for the Home
The compact 8-drive VIA NSD7800 server supports Windows® Home Server to provide a secure, manageable storage system for the family or home office
Taipei, Taiwan, January 9 2009 - 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."
About the VIA NSD7800
The VIA NSD7800 is powered by a 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor and supports up to 1GB of DDR2 system memory. The front panel reveals eight 3.5" drive bays for installation of up to eight S-ATA II hard disk drives which can be installed in moments through a unique back panel mounting system reducing cluttered cabling.
The VIA NSD7800 supports a type-1 compact flash slot for embedded OS installations and uses PCI-Express-based Gigabit networking to handle file transfers quickly and easily while an array of activity LEDs keep the user updated on progress. LEDs include individual S-ATA port activity, overall hard drive activity, network activity and power. There is also the option of custom LED control and push button backup and recovery. An optional Mini-PCI port is also available for additional security related add-in cards such as hardware VPN or anti-virus modules.
The VIA NSD7800 supports Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2007, Windows Home Server and Linux. System monitoring and management includes Wake-on-LAN, Wake-on-Alarm and Watch Dog Timer.
About VIA Technologies, Inc.
VIA Technologies, Inc is the foremost fabless supplier of power efficient x86 processor platforms that are driving system innovation in the PC, client, ultra mobile and embedded markets. Combining energy-saving processors with digital media chipsets and advanced connectivity, multimedia and networking silicon enables a broad spectrum of computing and communication platforms, including its widely acclaimed ultra compact mainboards. Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, VIA's global network links the high tech centers of the US, Europe and Asia, and its customer base includes the world's top OEMs and system integrators. http://www.via.com.tw