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  • isa - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    Thanks for covering NASes at this show. Are any of the Atom NASes based on Silvermont? I've been looking forward to such since last September and I've been disappointed and puzzled by not finding any Silvermont consumer/SOHO NASes in the market. Or maybe they're out there and I missed them. Reply
  • Kristian Vättö - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    I'm pretty sure these are based on Intel Evansport platform (i.e. with Bonnell cores). As far as I know, Intel has not launched Silvermont based NAS chips yet, which is why e.g. QNAP has decided to dump Atom totally. Reply
  • tuxRoller - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    ...and I'm sure these are hugely expensive.
    I really wish someone would offer a reasonably priced 8+ bay nas for the consumer market at around $400. You can't really make your own both as small and hotswappable.
  • romrunning - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    Hear, hear! With some of these 8-12 bay NAS chassis, you can pay more than the sum total of the drives you're putting into them! I find that it's cheaper at times to just buy a used server (Dell/HP) with the amount of bays you need, and then re-purposing it as your own NAS for business use. Reply
  • tuxRoller - Friday, June 13, 2014 - link

    It is cheaper, but you've got to deal with a pretty damn big tower.
    Considering all the niches companies serve, why hasn't someone stepped into this one? It wouldn't be super high margin but do they need to make close to 100% markup?
  • cen - Saturday, June 14, 2014 - link

    400$ seems completely unreasonable. I am planning to build a "proper" NAS based on Silverstone DS380B and C2550D4L which were reviewed here a while ago. Without the disks I am already close to 800$ in parts. Put in 16TB of disks and you have another 700$ to add. Which is probably still cheaper than any of these solutions and it will blow them out the water with performance. Reply
  • tuxRoller - Tuesday, June 17, 2014 - link

    400 should be the price without disks, of course.
    For an OEM if they can't put together decent kit for that which includes case, motherboard, CPU, ram and PSU they shouldn't be in the business.
    The problem we have, as consumers, is we can't take advantage of scale (well, if I were a buyer for, say, Walmart, I could). The actually fab cost for a small case (tdp of around 120W), and bulk purchase of avotron w/4GB ram and disk support up to 8 should be under 350. Even at 500 I'd be happy.

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