VIA showed of their two forthcoming Windows Home Server releases, said that both of these systems will be released as fully built systems and barebones systems for those of you who want to build your own.
VIA Artigo A2000 Home Server: The Artigo A2000 is a 2 drive system powered by a VIA C7-D processor running at 1.5Ghz. 3 USBs (1 front, 2 rear) are included for external storage and you’ll enjoy a gigabit LAN connection. Pricing is being finalised for the full Windows Home Server system, but the barebones (without memory and storage) is available now for an MSRP of $299 (expect to pay around $239 online).
More info: Artigo A2000
VIA NSD-7800 Home Server: This is a very cool chassis for digital media enthusiasts, boasting (count ‘em) 8 hard drive bays in a compact form factor measuring 13.4&Prime x 13.4&Prime x 5.9&Prime (34cm x 34cm x 15cm. The VIA NSD7800 addresses the growing need for a compact, user-friendly home server solution as well as NAS, iSCSI, Media Server and NVR applications to offer system integrators a superbly versatile product.
The VIA NSD7800 supports up to eight 3.5″ desktop hard drives and Gigabit networking for fast, efficient file transfer speeds. Powered by a power-efficient VIA C7-D processor it offers a power-efficient, low heat system that can be relied upon in always-on server implementations.
More info: NSD-7800