VIA NAS 7800 thin server board for Eco-Friendly Small Business Storage

VIA today announced the VIA NAS 7800 board, specifically designed to meet the needs of thin server and NAS segment system builders. Boasting up to eight S-ATA II ports and two Gigabit ports, the VIA NAS 7800 combines extensive storage flexibility and a power-efficient, secure platform to meet these needs. Powered by a low heat, energy-efficient 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, with an optional fanless VIA Eden sku, the VIA NAS 7800 board also features a proprietary MFX module for comprehensive wake-up scheduling, allowing IT managers to power servers down at nights or weekends for considerable savings on electricity usage.

Featuring the VIA CN700 chipset, the VIA NAS 7800 supports up to 1GB of DDR2 system memory, integrated VIA Unichrome Pro Integrated Graphics, an onboard IDE connector, a type-I Compact Flash slot, two COM ports and up to 6 USB 2.0 ports. The unique 19cm x 14.3 cm form factor matches that of a standard optical drive bay for easy deployment in standard disk drive chassis. The VIA NAS 7800 has an operating temperature of 0–60oC and supports Microsoft® Windows 2000/XP/XPe, and Linux.