Low power personal/home storage server



Well…well, look who entered the personal storage arena.

VIA just launched the ARTiGO A2000, a compact low power consumption barebones storage server ideal for building your own DIY NAS. Supporting two desktop hard drives, this unique barebone storage system is a perfect fit for home download applications, providing ample storage space in an energy-efficient, compact, and low-noise chassis.

The A2000 is powered by a 1.5GHz Nano-ITX board, supports up to 2GB of memory, 3TB (2x 1.5TB) HDD, Gigabit Ethernet and can be booted from Compact Flash as well as HDD, USB and LAN.


  • Motherboard:
    1.5GHz VIA C7-D Processor and VX800 Chipset with VIA Chrome9 Graphics and VIA VT1708B Vinyl 8 channel HD audio supporting up to 2GB DDR2 SODIMM Memory.
  • Drive Bays:
    Bootable Type 1 Compact Flash Slot underneath Motherboard; 2x 3.5in SATA 3GB/s Drive Bays with integrated SATA Data/Power connectors.
  • Front Panel:
    Power Switch; Reset Switch; USB 2.0 Port; Power, LAN activity, LAN speed, WLAN and HDD activity LEDs.
  • Rear Panel:
    VIA VT6130 Gigabit Ethernet port; 12V DC-In (AC Adapter Provided); 3.5mm Mic and Line In; 2x USB 2.0; VGA monitor output; Support for (optional) wireless 802.11 b/g module.
  • Power Supply:
    Internal DC Board and External Universal 110-240V AC Adapter.
  • Booting Support:
    The A2000 can to be booted from USB, LAN, one of two 3.5in SATA Hard Drives mounted internally or from Compact Flash using its built in Compact Flash Adapter.
  • OS Support:
    Supports (minimum) Microsoft Windows XP and Vista (System Monitoring Utility and Security Suite provided), Ubuntu 8.04, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (Service Pack 2) and FreeBSD.

The VIA ARTiGO A2000 Package

1 x ARTiGO A2000 Barebone Storage PC System (comprising chassis & mainboard)
1 x Setup CD
8 x HDD screws
1 x Power cord
1 x AC/DC adaptor
1 x Installation guide

Setup CD Include

  • VIA Security Software Suite
  • ARTiGO A2000 System Management Tool
  • Drivers

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    With all the pros of this system, the only cons is its price. Currently priced as of this posting at $404.55 in mini-itx.

    Unfortunately, the ARTiGO A2000 it is too expensive  and underpowered for my requirement so I am building my own home server powered by Intel Atom 330 Dual Core. You can view  the result of my research on the list of available atom motherboards on this post.


    Unboxing the VIA ARTiGO A2000


    1. www.mini-itx.com
    2. www.via.com.tw


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