VIA NSD-7800 8 bay Review


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
9.8″ 13.3″
Width 5.5″ 5.9″
Height 9.2″ 13.3″
PSU 200W 300W
Drive Bays
4 8
Weight 12.7lbs 14.3lbs


HP EX487 VIA NSD-7800
CPU Intel Celeron 440 2.0Ghz 64-bit VIA C7-D 1.5Ghz
Memory 2gb DDR2 1gb DDR2
Ethernet 10/100/1000 10/100/1000
4 (1 front, 3 rear) 4 (rear)
eSATA 1 (rear) 0
Drives Included
1.5tb (2 x 750gb) 0
$749 $589

Pick up the full feature  review here: VIA NSD-7800 8 Bay Review

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One Response to VIA NSD-7800 8 bay Review

  1. Steven says:

    While this is still an old system, it still beats what I have now. -.- I think it’s about time I upgraded!
    Steven´s last blog post ..Free XBOX 360 when you buy a Windows 7 PC

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