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
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
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.