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Rendering of Velocity Micro WHS in silver and black  (Source: Velocity Micro)

Rendering of Velocity Micro WHS in a black and red color scheme  (Source: Velocity Micro)
Another system builder prepares to introduce servers to general consumers

Velocity Micro has leaked details of its upcoming Windows Home Server system, or WHS for short. The upcoming Velocity Micro WHS encompasses consumer friendly design and features enterprise-class thermals and stability.

Expect the Velocity Micro WHS to include hardware for vertical and horizontal placements. Velocity Micro is hush on the noise levels, but claims the new WHS is very quiet with some form of exotic cooling for the unnamed, single-core Conroe-based processor.

An Intel chipset and DDR2 memory join the Conroe-based processor. Velocity Micro has not revealed which Intel chipset it is specifically, but claims a high-performance Intel chipset with PCI Express-based Gigabit Ethernet and SATA 3.0Gbps are inside the WHS system. Intel has a large inventory of chipsets that fits the bill, including the most recent Bearlake-family, last-generation Broadwater-family or even the 946-series that is still chugging along.

"The WHS is another piece to our digital home initiative: cable cards, home theather, desktop, living room form-factor ... and it's not the last one," said Chris Morley, director of product development, Velocity Micro.

As Velocity Micro is a custom system builder, expect the WHS system to have build-to-order options with varying storage capacities, up to several terabytes of storage. Additionally, the Velocity Micro WHS system will have an eSATA port for external storage expansion. Velocity Micro plans to release an external storage enclosure that matches the WHS system design by Q1’2008.

Expect Velocity Micro to have the WHS ready in time for the official Windows Home Server launch in the September-October timeframe.



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RE: Big question is...
By Xerio on 7/19/2007 2:26:40 PM , Rating: 2
What is "several"? 2, 10, 100???


RE: Big question is...
By noxipoo on 7/19/2007 2:28:38 PM , Rating: 2
100 isn't several, 2 is more like it.


RE: Big question is...
By TomZ on 7/19/2007 2:32:59 PM , Rating: 2
Common use of "several" is meaning "more than two."


RE: Big question is...
By GaryJohnson on 7/19/2007 2:35:30 PM , Rating: 2
2 would be 'a couple of'.


RE: Big question is...
By Xerio on 7/19/2007 3:47:05 PM , Rating: 2
I was being sarcastic, but that was my point.


RE: Big question is...
By boobot on 7/19/2007 3:53:50 PM , Rating: 2
a few.


RE: Big question is...
By leexgx on 7/20/2007 8:17:31 PM , Rating: 2
lol


RE: Big question is...
By Jeff7181 on 7/19/2007 6:06:21 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, how many? Come on Kristopher... stop hold back news from us. >.>


By KristopherKubicki (blog) on 7/19/2007 7:35:05 PM , Rating: 2
Velocity would not reveal anything more specific than that.


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