Date: June 15th, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: VIA
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PRODUCT FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS
Powered by the VIA Nano 64-bit processor, the M'SERV S2100 mini server is the first and smallest server to support a 64-bit environment. The VIA Nano processor also features hardware assisted virtualization technology, enabling users to experience improved performance across multiple virtual environments.
Dual Gigabit LAN
Two high-speed Ethernet ports on a speedy PCI Express bus for both Internet and intranet connections.
Two RAM Sockets
Dual onboard DDR2 SO-DIMM sockets for convenient system upgrades.
Built-in bootable Compact Flash socket is perfect for installing a slimmed-down version of Windows or other embedded OS.
A quiet ball-bearing fan silently cools the system with noise levels remaining below a mere 26.8 dB.
Based on a VIA processor and chipset combination, the M'SERV S2100 is an energy-efficient system with remarkably low power consumption.
In simplest terms, the S2100 is a CPU/motherboard combo installed in an ultra-compact case. There are two SO-DIMM sockets and two HDD bays for you to complete the configuration however you like. The operating system must also be installed by the user, but that means the server can be set up exactly the way you want it.
Judging by the size of the box, this definitely looks to be a ďminiĒ server. The box is very small and everything inside is well protected by foam blocks. Current pricing for this system is around $269 US.
The accessory box includes a driver CD, installation screws, power cord, power adapter, and an installation guide. This is a barebones system so hard drives, memory, and an OS are not included.