updated 01:15 pm EDT, Mon April 16, 2007
Intel Storage Server
Intel today released one of its few self-made PCs, this time focusing on pros and those with small businesses. The Intel Storage Server comes equipped either one or two Xeons -- including the quad-core Xeon 5300 -- making it one of the fastest two-unit rackable PCs available. The taller design also allows for major storage, topping out at a large 9TB of Serial ATA storage spread across a dozen drive bays. Eight RAM slots provide room for 16GB or more of memory despite the small size.
The server ships in a basic model without a hardware RAID controller for $2,800 with the choice of Linux or Windows; adding the RAID feature increases the price to $3,600. Both should be ready by May.