LinITX have just taken delivery of the Travla TE-1160 1U rackmount server which hold 4 hotswappable SATA drives along with the VIA NSD7800 Tower Storage Server which will hold 8. Both these system make an ideal base for a Windows Home Server or Linux solution. Read on for all the specs and an Exclusive Offer for Automated Home readers.
The motherboard in the barebones system is the Gigabyte GA-6KIEH mini-ITX, which has a socket P, which can take Intel Penryn/Merom/Celeron M500 series processors. The board also has 2 DDRII slots, each of which can take 2GB of memory. Onboard the Silicon Image Sil 3114 provides RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 for the 4 SATA ports. Dual Intel Gigabit NICs provide high speed network access, making this an ideal NAS box. As this is a barebones system, you would need to add a CPU, memory and drives. If you prefer to choose your own motherboard you can also buy the Travla TE-1160 Case on its own.
Desktop – For those requiring space for 8 drives, the VIA NSD7800 Tower Storage Server is a 340mm tall tower case which includes 8 hot-swap 3.5″ SATA II disk caddies. It’s powered by an efficient VIA C7-D processor offering low heat and running costs. It supports a type-1 compact flash slot for embedded OS installations, such as FreeNAS and uses PCI-Express-based Gigabit networking to handle file transfers quickly and efficiently. A mini-PCI port is also available for additional add-in cards. If you need to add additional storage 4 x USB2.0 ports are also available. Operating systems supported include: Windows Server 2003/2007, Windows Home Server and Linux. This server includes the motherboard, VIA 1.5 GHz CPU, and 512MB of DDRII. You would just need to add drives.
Readers Offer – LinITX are offering a free 1Gb of RAM with either the VIA NSD7800 Tower or the Travla TE-1160 Barebones between now and the end of February 2009. Just use the code “AutomatedHome09” in the comments field of the checkout to receive your free memory.
You can view LinITX’s full range of home server cases here – www.linitx.com