VIA releases the ARTiGO A2000 barebone storage server

VIA Technologies announced the ARTiGO A2000 barebone storage mini-server. The perfect balance of size and space, the ARTiGO A2000 packs terabytes of storage capacity within a stylish, compact, low power and low noise system.

The same height as a CD and just 26cm (10.2″) long, this storage server can store up to three terabytes of data – the equivalent of around 4,500 CDs – with hard drives available today, all in a remarkably small footprint. Easy to assemble, the ARTiGO A2000 has two sturdy drive bays allowing for the simple snap-in of full-sized desktop hard drives.

The VIA ARTiGO A2000 is powered by a 1.5GHz VIA C7-D processor and supports up to 2GB of DDR2 SO-DIMM 667/533MHz memory. Two Serial ATA bays with integrated power ports are mounted within the case, and a type I Compact Flash socket is located discreetly beneath the motherboard.

Connectivity includes a Gigabit Ethernet port, and support for a wireless 802.11 b/g module, while two USB 2.0 ports at the back are supplemented by one port at the front for easy accessibility for USB peripherals such as a flash drive or memory card reader.

Multimedia is provided through the VIA VX800 system media processor, featuring DirectX 9.0 3D graphics support through the VIA Chrome9 integrated graphics, hardware video decoding acceleration of multiple video formats, and VIA Vinyl HD audio.

The storage server supports Microsoft Windows XP and Vista, Ubuntu 8.04, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (Service Pack 2) and FreeBSD.

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