Images of a so-far unannounced VIA NAS have emerged, the VIA NSD7200. A compact desktop unit with three USB ports and what’s likely to be a gigabit ethernet connection, the NSD7200 was promised for launch at the Embedded World 2009 conference back in March, but nothing has been heard regarding it since.
Judging by the model number, the VIA NSD7200 slots in under the NSD7800, a tower-format NAS with room for up to eight 3.5-inch SATA drives. Going by the case similarities, we’re presuming the NSD7200 is similar to the VIA ARTiGO A2000 barebone storage server we reviewed back in February; that has room for two 3.5-inch SATA-II hard-drives, but has more connectivity options than the NSD7200.
Like the NSD7800 and ARTiGO A2000 the VIA NSD7200 probably uses a 1.5GHz C7-D processor with between 1GB and 2GB of RAM. We’re expecting to hear full details from VIA soon, and will update when we know more.
Update: According to VIA, the NSD7200 is an OEM product and will go on sale under another brand(s). It’s apparently available now, but VIA don’t have pricing for any of the third-parties.