Intel’s reference design server is the one chosen by Velocity Micro and Fujitsu Siemens for their Windows Home Server products. Intel has decided that they want a piece of the action too, because it will now market the device as the Intel Entry Storage System. Available in two models, the SS2400-E which will come complete with EMC NAS software, and the version we are interested in, the hardware-only version SS2400-EHW which can be customized by system builders and integrators by adding varying storage capacities and the Windows Home Server software.
The Intel Entry Storage System
Based on the Intel Celeron 400 Series Processor with DDR2 memory, the Intel Entry Storage Systems features a Intel® 945GZ with ICH7-R chipset for better I/O performance. Additional highlights of the Intel SS4200x include the small shell design, and an external SATA (eSATA) port that allows for easy external storage expansion beyond four hard disk drives (HDD).
The rebadged Velocity Micro NetMagix HomeServer
Intel says the systems will be available in December, starting at $500. Nice stuff
The rebadged Fujitsu Siemens SCALEO Home Server
- Processor: Intel® Celeron® processor 420 running at 1.6 GHz
- Memory: DDR2 512MB
- Flash: DOM Socket provided on board
- HDD: Supports up to four 3.5″ SATA (3.0 GBps) hard disks from 80GB to 1TB
- Network: One Intel® Gigabit LAN port
- USB: 4x USB 2.0 connectors
- EMI safety: CE/FCC Class B
- System power: 200W PSU
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