Via MM3500 File Server

Discussion in 'Other CPUs and chipsets' started by Kodaz, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. Kodaz

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    Hi,

    Just set up a file server on a Via MM3500 based board, only complaint is lack of gigabit LAN. The 16x PCI-E is perfect for a high end RAID card. Put Windows 2003 on it without an issue and it's running along fine, barely off idle.

    With it's power usage of 20w maximum it makes for a very good home file server choice.

    Incidently it looks rather small inside a Chenbro 41416 case.
     
  2. ACA:Sleeper

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    nice looking board, do you know how the cpu performs relative to amd/intel.
    The system looks suitable for a carputer. But will it render divx/dvd/HDDVD smoothly?
     
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    Nice.

    I'm half-way through building a PC2500E based file server (http://www.eyo.com.au/prod_B-PC2500...500E_with_1.5GHz_VIA_C7-D_Processor_mATX.html) - I went for this board over the MM because this one has specific Linux support, and as I'll be running FreeBSD on this server I wanted to make sure everything was compatible.

    Just waiting for my 2x TB drives to arrive (WD 10EACS drives - should be able to pick them up next week) so I can start installing. I went for the WD drives as they are nice low power consumption, but still with reasonable performance.
     
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    Kodaz

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    Thats looks like a nice board too. Throw in a couple of PCI based cards (or PCI-X) and you could run a few drives off o fit.
     

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