Missing Remote has a great, full feature review on the VIA NSD-7800 8 bay Windows Home Server. Here are some quick details for this new unit from VIA.
Unit looks very promising for an inexpensive, low power, low heat, high capacity storage rig for those that don’t need a lot of horse power for their Windows Home Server.
The VIA NSD-7800 is powered by the VIA C7-D 1.5 GHz processor and supports up to 1 gb of ddr2 memory. The front door panel gives access to eight 3.5 inch drive bays that provides the installation of SATA -2 hard drives. .
This unit also provides support for a type-1 compact flash card for those of you that want to run an embedded OS. The NSD7800 has a PCI Express gigabit network card for super fast file transfers or HD media content streaming. Also supported are WOL, WOA, and a watchdog timer. The VIA NSD7800 also supports Windows Home Server, Windows Server 20003-2007 and your favorite flavor of Linux.
Something to consider for the OEM home builder! At just under $500 USD, install your drives and your own WHS disk and tuck away in a closet or basement!
Compare the VIA NSD-788 to the HP EX487 Windows Home Server
|HP EX487|| VIA NSD-7800
|CPU||Intel Celeron 440 2.0Ghz 64-bit||VIA C7-D 1.5Ghz|
|Memory||2gb DDR2||1gb DDR2|
||4 (1 front, 3 rear)||4 (rear)|
||1.5tb (2 x 750gb)||0|
Pick up the full feature review here: VIA NSD-7800 8 Bay Review