Intel Atom processor has able to penetrate well into some new market segments besides nettop market and you won’t be surprised to hear any new product based on it except smart phone market. Just recently, QNAP has just unveiled a new NAS (Network Access Storage) system based on Intel Atom N270 processor.
Unlike other competitors’ solution, the QNAP’s SS-839 is designed with sleek and stylish outlook which touted to be the world’s smallest 8-bay NAS solution suitable for office and home use. Not to be compromised in hardware specification, it is supported by 2GB DDR2 RAM, a 128MB Flash ROM memory with up to 4TB storage supported through 8 X 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drive. Besides, some other interfaces include two Gigabit Ethernet ports, a handful of five USB 2.0 host ports, two additional eSATA ports and many more.
One major advantage is in terms of its low thermal dissipation power which consumes 25W only in sleep mode while 34W in normal operation mode (inclusive of 500GB hard disk drive). No pricing and availability yet, this is definitely an ideal solution utilizing Intel Atom solution targeted for robust and low power storage applications.