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Viridian PC Launch Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials Servers

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Over the weekend I was talking to Viridian PC about their Windows Home Servers, and they told me about their Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials servers they were launching.

VSS-4HA COLORADO EDITION

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Our Colorado Storage server range comes pre-installed with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials. Based on Windows Server 2008 R2, WSS 2008 R2 Essentials is 64-bit and supports the latest technology such as Advanced Format hard drives. Aimed at the small business market it delivers features including remote access and media streaming. WSS 2008 R2 Essentials is the ideal platform to backup your PCs and Macs, stream media to your DLNA™ compliant devices, and access your data from anywhere you can access the Internet.

The VSS-4HA Colorado Edition server delivers an outstanding range of features in a very compact unit. The server comes with features not typically found on small home servers, such as full hardware based remote management with KVM over IP and virtual media, which allows the user to perform any task necessary on the server from a different PC even including BIOS changes and OS installation. Also, the Colorado range feature dual Intel server class network adapters that allow advanced features like teaming and redundancy.

Using the latest dual-core Intel Atom processor, this server is remarkably energy efficient, only drawing around 30w at idle when coupled with green hard drives.

Windows is installed on the internal 2.5” hard drive, leaving all of the space on the data drives free. The data drives are housed in hot-swap bays and can be configured as RAID 5 or RAID 10 to protect against drive failure.

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The server comes installed with 2Gb of DDR3 memory. The memory can be upgraded to 4Gb or 8Gb. We can also offer upgrades to the storage capabilities as follows :

Internal drive + no e-SATA – The standard configuration.

Internal drive + e-SATA (no port multiplication) – this simply routes the remaining sata port on the motherboard to a bracket in the expansion slot.

Internal drive + 2 x e-SATA (with port multiplication) – in this configuration, a PCIe card is installed to provide two e-SATA ports with RAID capability and support for port multiplication.

2 x 160Gb drives (mirrored) + no e-SATA – in this configuration a card is installed that holds the two 2.5″drives in the PCIe slot, whilst this offers redundancy of the system drive, it means there is no e-SATA capability on the server.

Please note : All our systems are built to order and have an 8-10 working day lead time

VSS-4HA Colorado Edition Specifications :
CPU : Intel Atom D525, 1.8 GHz, dual core, 64bit, 1MB cache
Chipset : Intel ICH9R
Memory : 4Gb DDR3 800MHz SO-DIMM
Networking : 2 x Intel 82574L Gigabit LAN ports
Storage : 4 x SATA hot-swap drive bays, 1 x internal 160 Gb SATA drive
Graphics : Onboard Matrox G200eW
USB : 4 x USB 2.0 (2 front & 2 Rear), 1 type A connector on motherboard.
Expansion slots : 1 (x4) PCI-Express (in x16) slot.
Remote Management : IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) v1.5 / 2.0 with Virtual Media and KVM support
Power supply : 200w
Physical dimensions : 9.85” x 7.88” x 11.82” (H x W x D)
2 years return-to-base warranty as standard.

Price wise: £458.33

http://viridianpcshop.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=45&product_id=62

VSS-6IC COLORADO EDITION

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The VHS-6IC Colorado Edition server delivers an outstanding range of features in a compact unit. The server comes with features not typically found on small home servers, such as full hardware based remote management with KVM over IP and virtual media, which allows the user to perform any task necessary on the server from a different PC even including BIOS changes and OS installation. Also, the Colorado range feature dual Intel server class network adapters that allow advanced features like teaming and redundancy.

Using the latest dual-core Pentium processor, this server is remarkably energy efficient, only drawing around 40w at idle when coupled with green hard drives. The VHS-6IC represents a huge increase in processor performance over the Atom based models, whilst idle power consumption isn’t much higher. This server is ideal for people looking to use the media transcoding facilities of WHS 2011, although customers who wish to stream HD video to multiple devices simultaneously are recommended to upgrade the processor to at least an i5.

The VHS-6IC Colorado edition feature a 160Gb dedicated system drive, with Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials installed, leaving all of the space on the data drives free. On this model the drives are mounted internally and can be configured as RAID 5 or RAID 10 to protect against drive failure.

The server comes with 4Gb of memory installed as standard and can be upgraded to a maximum of 8Gb of memory with the installed operating system. There are a number of processor upgrades available for even greater performance if required.

VHS-6IC Colorado Edition Specifications :
CPU : Intel Pentium G620T, dual-core, 2.2GHz, 3Mb cache (Upgrade to Core i3, i5 and i7 available)
Chipset : Intel C202 PCH
Memory : 4Gb DDR3 1333MHz (max 8GB as supported by WHS 2011)
Networking : 2x Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports: Intel® 82579LM and Intel® 82574L, 1x RJ45 Dedicated IPMI LAN port

Storage : 1 x internal 160 Gb SATA drive, 6 x internal 3.5″ drive bays, 1 x e-sata
Graphics : Onboard Matrox G200eW
USB : 4 x USB 2.0 (2 front & 2 Rear), 1 type A connector on motherboard
Expansion slots : 2 (x8) PCI-Express (in x8 slot) 1 (x4) PCI-Express (in x8 slot) (occupied).

Remote Management : IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) v1.5 / 2.0 with Virtual Media and KVM support
Power supply : 300w
1 year return-to-base warranty as standard.

Price wise: £666.67

http://viridianpcshop.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=45&product_id=64

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edneyhttps://moviesgamesandtechcom.wpcomstaging.com
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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