We mainly know Gigabyte for their motherboard and video card offerings, but they do offer many other products as well. The network-attached storage (NAS) segment is very stable so of course Gigabyte is in that space. They have just launched their latest 4-bay NAS, the GR-EZI14H. It is almost identical to the GR-EZI04H which was launched back in December. The main difference is that the GR-EZI14H ships with Microsoft Windows Home Server 2011 instead of the custom Linux operating system that was on the GR-EZI04H.
The GR-EZI14H is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom D2500 processor wired to an Intel ICH10R southbridge, 2GB of DDR3 memory and a USB DOM holding the operating system. The NAS supports up to four 3.5-inch SATA drives which can be run at RAID 0/1/0+1 modes. As far as connectivity goes you have dual Gigabit ethernet ports, two USB 3.0, two USB 2.0 and a VGA display output.
No word yet on pricing but I would expect it to have a premium over the older GR-EZI04H.
Jan 30, 2015 0