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New Via ARTIGO A2000 barebone storage server(nano-itx) RRS feed

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  • Just saw this on another website and thought it would be nice to share with folks here.

    http://www.via.com.tw/en/products/embedded/artigo/a2000/index.jsp

    Main specs are

    CPU 1.5GHz VIA C7®-D processor
    Chipset VIA VX800 Unified Digital Media IGP chipset
    Memory Support 1 x DDR2 SO-DIMM Socket (up to 2 GB)
    Hard Disk Support 2 x 3.5” SATA-II
    Bootable SSD 1 x CompactFlash socket (supports DMA mode)
    Operating System Support Windows XP/Vista, Linux
    USB Ports 3 x USB 2.0 ports (1 on the front panel)
    LAN Port 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 LAN port with LED
    Audio Built-in high definition audio controller
    Audio Ports

    1 x MIC/Line-in
    1 x Line-out

    Display Port 1 x VGA port
    Front LED LAN active, LAN speed, power, HDD active, WLAN active
    System Cooler 8 cm low-noise ball-bearing fan
    Dimensions 5.3” x 4.5” x 10.2” / 135 x 115 x 259 mm (W x H x D)
    Wireless LAN IEEE-802.11b/g (optional module)
    Power 100~240 V AC/DC adapter


    Cant find anything related to power consumption though. How is the WHS support for Via chipsets ??? It is apparently available for pre-order here.
    • Edited by dear chap Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:48 PM Updates
    Wednesday, December 10, 2008 7:46 PM

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  • Hi,
    the problem with such hardware in context with WHS will usually be the not existing driver support for Windows Server 2003.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Thursday, December 11, 2008 9:53 AM
    Moderator
  • Looks interesting for a low end WHS. However, I think the price point ($299) is too high. You could put together a similarly configured Shuttle K45 system (with a Celeron 430 & 512M RAM) for around $150. Also, the K45 is only a little bigger dimensionally.

    ... Scott
    Thursday, December 18, 2008 7:39 PM