Ideal Windows Home Server Main Board

For those of you wishing to build your own Windows Home Server, Tranquil PC are now selling the new Intel D945GSEJT mini-itx main board.

Intel D945GSEJT 

The low profile, low power consumption main board is powered by the multi thread Atom N270 CPU which consumes only 12W when fully operational.

The Atom N270 CPU used on this board is a 1.6GHz model, with 512K of L2 cache, based on Intel’s latest 45nM process. The supporting chipset, the Intel 945GSE + ICH7M provides desktop connectivity and performance. Intel high definition audio, 10/100/1000 LAN, PCI, MiniPCIe, SATA2 (3GB/s) , SODIMM RAM etc are all there to ensure connectivity, expandability, performance and ease of build.

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  1. reply says:

    Only 2 SATA…

  2. A shame about it only having 2 SATA ports, but I guess that can be expanded with a PCI add-in card. And the N270 is a 32 bit processor, so it proberly won’t run Home Server v2, when it is released.

  3. Bezalel says:

    Only 1 SO-DIMM slot and 2 SATA ports makes it far from ideal. IMHO the best Mini-ITX board for WHS is the VIA SN18000G with 2 DIMM slots and 4 SATA ports.

  4. subserver ant says:

    I think the Atom is the best choice for an “always on” home server due to power and heat issues. However, I would consider the Atom 330 over this one. Atom 330 offers dual core and regular ddr2 ram. The Atom 330 does have gig lan. Yes, only two sata ports, but go with two 1.5 tb drives and its a decent server. Expand via USB ports or run two servers. I picked up my new Atom 330, delivered for less than $80 usd on the bay. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121359

  5. not ideal mobo with only 2 sata and only one so-dimm slot.

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