Giada has unveiled a new and very small fully featured mini-ITX mainboard called the N70E-DR. The little mainboard is aimed specifically at users looking to build network attached storage. The manufacturer of the motherboard says that the board will allow users to build low-cost implementations of NAS servers for file sharing, data backup, and media server functionality.
The mainboard is very small measuring 17 x 17 cm and has a rich component interface. The board supports Intel Ivy Bridge Celeron C2007U processors with power consumption of 17 Watts. The chipset used on the mainboard supports RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10 with data security protection.
The mainboard also features dual Intel 82583V Gigabit Ethernet ports. The construction of mainboard uses high-quality solid capacitors enclosed with nickel core inductors for longevity and stability. The board is also fitted with high quality Power PAK MOS FETs.
Other features of the small mainboard include dual USB 3.0 ports and TPM pins allowing the connection of an optional TPM module for data security protection. The board also features intelligent hardware monitoring and management functions such as the CPU overheating alarm and abnormal power state alarm. Pricing for the mainboard is unknown at this time.