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Published on February 12th, 2009 | by Ariel Schwartz


VIA Introduces Energy-Efficient 16TB Server

February 12th, 2009 by  

Electronics companies that produce quality products and can claim energy-efficiency have a serious advantage these days, and VIA Technologies knows it. Yesterday, the company announced the release of the NSR7800 2U rackmount server. The network storage device is powered by a 1.5GHz C7 processor, and supports up to a gigabyte of DDR2 system memory. VIA’s server also contains eight 3.5″ S-ATA II hard drive bays as well as dual-gigabit LAN. So where does the power efficiency come in?

VIA claims that its server consumes 50 percent less power than rival products and “generates far less heat (requiring less energy for elaborate cooling systems) and offers unrivaled stability over extended periods of uninterrupted usage.” I’ll be interested to see how the server’s “unrivaled stability” pans out in a real-world setting.

The VIA NSR7800 is available now for $599, hard drives not included.

Photo Credit: VIA 

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was formerly the editor of CleanTechnica and is a senior editor at Co.Exist. She has contributed to SF Weekly, Popular Science, Inhabitat, Greenbiz, NBC Bay Area, GOOD Magazine, and more. A graduate of Vassar College, she has previously worked in publishing, organic farming, documentary film, and newspaper journalism. Her interests include permaculture, hiking, skiing, music, relocalization, and cob (the building material). She currently resides in San Francisco, CA.

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