Viridian PC Announces 'VHS-5HA and VHS-5HC' Colorado Edition WHS 2011 Servers

Viridian PC Systems launched two Windows Home Server 2011 models - both servers are available pre-installed with WHS 2011, carry a list of options that include memory upgrades, e-SATA ports, mirrored system drives, data drives and hot-swappable redundant power supplies.The VS-5HA builds on the success of the original VS-4HA, and like that model delivers a […]

Viridian PC Systems launched two Windows Home Server 2011 models - both servers are available pre-installed with WHS 2011, carry a list of options that include memory upgrades, e-SATA ports, mirrored system drives, data drives and hot-swappable redundant power supplies.

The VS-5HA builds on the success of the original VS-4HA, and like that model delivers a low-power solution based on an Intel Atom D525 and features dual Intel network adapters. The improvements are to be found in the chassis.

Now based on Windows Server 2008 R2, WHS 2011 is 64-bit and supports the latest technology such as Advanced Format hard drives. The VS5 range are built inside an all-aluminum chassis sporting clean lines and modern looks and equipped with 5 hot-swap drive bays, all of which are available for data drives, in addition to an internal system drive.

VHS-5HA Colorado Edition Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Atom D525, 1.8 GHz, dual core, 64bit, 1MB cache
  • Chipset: Intel ICH9R
  • Memory: 2Gb DDR3 800MHz SO-DIMM (max 4GB)
  • Networking: 2 x Intel 82574L Gigabit LAN ports
  • Storage: 5 x free SATA hot-swap drive bays, 1 x internal 160 Gb SATA drive
  • Graphics: Onboard Matrox G200eW
  • USB: 4 x USB 2.0 (4 Rear), 1 type A connector on motherboard for booting from memory stick.
  • Expansion slots: 1 (x4) PCI-Express (in x16) slot
  • Remote Management: IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) v1.5 / 2.0 with Virtual Media and KVM support
  • Power supply: 350w, 80Plus certified
  • Physical dimensions: (W) 199mm x (H) 280mm x (D) 366mm

VS-5HC uses the same sleek aluminum chassis and delivers all the power of Intel's 'Sandy Bridge' line of processors.

The entry level model currently sports a Pentium G620T dual-core CPU which delivers a great combination of affordability, performance and efficiency. For those requiring more processing power, a wide range of processor upgrades are available, including the Intel Core i7 2600S.

For those wanting a more 'enterprise' feel to their server, it can even be upgraded to the Intel Xeon E3-1260L along with ECC memory. All the CPUs selected for our range are low-power variants designed for energy efficiency, even the quad-core Xeon which packs all the features of Intel's enterprise-level processors yet has a TDP of just 45W.

Like all of Viridian's servers, the VS-5HC is built using server-grade components designed for 24/7 use, with dual Intel network adapters which support teaming and redundancy. The VS-5HC also features Intel Active Management Technology when coupled with a compatible processor (i5, i7 and Xeon)

VHS-5HC Colorado Edition Specifications:

  • CPU: Intel Pentium G620T, 2.2GHz, dual core, 64bit, 3MB cache (other processor options available)
  • Chipset: Intel C206
  • Memory: 4Gb DDR3 1333MHz, Max 8Gb
  • Networking: 1 x Intel 82574L Gigabit LAN port, 1 x Intel 82574LM Gigabit LAN port
  • Storage: 5 x free SATA hot-swap drive bays, 160Gb internal drive for Operating System
  • Graphics: Intel Integrated Graphics
  • USB: 4 x USB 2.0 (4 Rear), 2 x USB headers on motherboard
  • Expansion slots: 1 (x16) PCI-Express
  • Remote Management: Intel Active Management Technoloy v.7 (requires upgrade to i5, i7 or Xeon)
  • Power supply: 350w, 80Plus Certified
  • Physical dimensions: (W) 199mm x (H) 280mm x (D) 366mm


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