Thursday, April 9th 2009

VIA Announces NSD7200 Home and Media Server

VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced its entry into the design manufacturing service business to offer provide flexible system hardware solutions, starting with the new VIA NSD7200 home storage and media server.

Building on its success as a pioneer of system level innovation in small form factor and IPC markets, VIA can provide OEM and ODM customers with customized versions of home and SOHO storage platforms targeting specific markets. By combining energy-efficient processor platforms and high quality chassis designs with a full design manufacturing service and comprehensive engineering support, VIA enables customers to more accurately address the needs of system integrators and retailers by speeding up product cycles and reducing production costs.

The first product in this strategy is the VIA NSD7200 ultra compact 2-bay storage server, a Microsoft Windows Home Server-compliant server system designed for fast-emerging home and home office usage, including headless storage and media server applications. Flexibility in features and chassis allow OEMs/ODMs to offer unique solutions to a range of customers, from broadband providers and storage specialists to mainstream retail channels.

"VIA is now working more closely with our customers to bring to market unique and original product designs with customizable feature sets," said Daniel Wu, Vice President, VIA Embedded, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Our goal is to aggressively leverage our position as a leader in system level integration to help our customers' products stand out in a crowded market."

About the VIA NSD7200

The VIA NSD7200 2-Bay storage server expands the VIA server product portfolio to home, home office and SOHO segments and is available to OEM/ODM customers in a range of configurations and colors. The VIA NSD7200 is Microsoft Windows Home Server compliant and targeted at system integrators interested at new and emerging, ultra-compact server device segments.

Measuring just 13.5cm x 12cm x 26cm (5.3”x 4.7”x 10.2”), the VIA NSD7200 is powered by a 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor and supports up to 2GB of DDR2 SO-DIMM 667/533MHz system memory. Two Serial ATA bays with integrated power ports are mounted within the case, with a type I Compact Flash socket located discreetly beneath the motherboard for discrete OS installation.

A Gigabit Ethernet port is provided for fast data transfer with optional support for a wireless 802.11 b/g module. Two USB 2.0 ports at the back are supplemented by one port at the front for easy accessibility for USB peripherals such as flash drives or memory card readers.

The VIA NSD7200 supports Microsoft Windows Home Server, Windows XP and Windows Vista, with Linux support including Ubuntu 8.04, SUSE Linux Enterprise and FreeBSD.

The VIA NSD7200 is available to OEM/ODM customers only and is offered in a number of configurations. More information about the VIA NSD7200 is available here.

For more information about VIA's design manufacturing service please visit this page.
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16 Comments on VIA Announces NSD7200 Home and Media Server

#1
lemonadesoda
Very nice indeed. Looks great. Nice compact size. x86 allows lots of options regarding what software and utilities are loaded on. Very interesting. But why not a nano CPU :(? If you are kitting this things with 2GB RAM this is not just a NAS, but it designed to run server services too. A nano would give a lot more "service".
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btarunr
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A size comparison:
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#3
Yukikaze
Where the frak is the Via Nano ? Anyone seen one of those ? lol.
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btarunr
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by: Yukikaze
Where the frak is the Via Nano ? Anyone seen one of those ? lol.
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#5
Yukikaze
Okay, right. They have a module to do that, I know, but where is it ? Via is still sticking the C7 in everything. Where is the Nano ?
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Stocking up for netbook launches I guess. I don't know if VIA's current inventories support netbook OEM customers, and support embedded-platform products at the same time.
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#7
Random Murderer
The Anti-Midas
where's the power plug? all i see are 3 usb and an ethernet port, but no power connector.
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#8
Esse
by: Random Murderer
where's the power plug? all i see are 3 usb and an ethernet port, but no power connector.
External. If you look to the left of the fan grill there is an opening presumably for a plug.
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#9
h3llb3nd4
how much would it take to get one??
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#10
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Random Murderer
where's the power plug? all i see are 3 usb and an ethernet port, but no power connector.
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#11
lemonadesoda
Ah, what a disappointment. There I was, thinking VIA had invented the perpetual motion NAS and broken the first and second laws of thermodynamics. LOL.
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#12
soldier242
woow thats exactly what i need as NAS, teamspeak server and so on ... lets hope they build one with NANO and that this won'T be too expensive
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#13
Jerry Yuan
Via Nsd7200

by: soldier242
woow thats exactly what i need as NAS, teamspeak server and so on ... lets hope they build one with NANO and that this won'T be too expensive
There are another model for the retail/DIY market which called "ARTiGO A2000" :toast:
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#14
soldier242
thanx for the heads up, but man this thing is expensive, ~375€ here in germany
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#15
Jerry Yuan
A2

by: soldier242
thanx for the heads up, but man this thing is expensive, ~375€ here in germany
I personal suggest you to buy it from the US market, it's well cheaper since EU channel doesn't know how to control the price .. :shadedshu
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#16
fuji0000
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