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Should i get the Intel Atom or the Via Nano?
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here is a nice review for you to read!

http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oGd...aro/index.html
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I read a couple reviews. Was wondering if you guys had a opinion

Even tho the VIA Nanon is better people keep making Intel Atom builds even thought VIA Nano boards are the same exact price..

I always wondered why. Are they just uninformed?
Edited by StuffStuff1 - 4/7/11 at 11:25pm
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here is a nice review for you to read!

http://search.yahoo.com/r/_ylt=A0oGd...aro/index.html
That review looks strange.

Nano L2100 25W TDP
Atom 230 4W TDP

Yet, atom system draws more power at load??

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/15...ro/index9.html

I think I found the confusion.

http://www.tweaktown.com/articles/15...ro/index2.html

Picture shows Atom 230. Says atom TDP is 25W. What??

These numbers look more correct to me.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/757/14/
     
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Here is my netbook

Lenovo S10 with Atom N270
only 24W at full load.

http://hothardware.com/Articles/Leno...etbook/?page=6
     
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Neither, get AMD Zacate.
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The cheapest zacate is about $130
The cheapest Atom/Nano is $48



This is for my home server. ALL it needs to be responsible for is backing up and holding extra data. So it has (2x 2tb drives) or 2 tb of backup space. I put a SSD for a fast start up and what ever. Gigabit NIC. And finally a RAID card. I already have a extra DVD burner and fans at home..
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any opinion?
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Originally Posted by StuffStuff1 View Post
The cheapest zacate is about $130
The cheapest Atom/Nano is $48
Cheapest Zacate on newegg - 116.97
Other - $55.97 + 32.98 'RAID' card + 16.78 NIC = 105.73
Prices include shipping.

You can forgo the other components since the Zacate comes with integrated gigabit, and 4 SATA 6 Gbps ports. You could easily run software RAID without performance penalty in both RAID 0 and RAID 1 configurations. Not to mention you would have a lot more longevity as there is a large difference in computational power.

But, that's just me.
It looks 'okay', would probably avoid an el cheapy SATA card if you want to run RAID on the card itself though. Also, would use something else for the OS drive. That's too pricey for the capacity you get, and the gains really won't be applicable. For reference my fileserver runs off of a 4 GB CF card. Since the vast majority of the work itself will be against the array, the OS drive becomes pretty irrelevant.

Would also recommend using some flavor of Linux.
Also, if it's just a file server you could easily get by with 1 or 2 GB of RAM.
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Well the idea of the SSD was that if i ever needed to restart i could do so very very quickly

+ ANOTHER REVISION TO THIS POST I EDITED 20 TIMES

After all and all there are no Mni ITX cases with 3 3.25" bays to support the 3 HD or 1 ssd + 2 HDD
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