New Intel Chips Optimized for Entry-Level NAS Devices

Wednesday Aug 18th 2010 by Enterprise Storage Staff
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The latest additions to Intel’s Atom processor line are aimed at NAS devices for SMBs and home offices.

The two newest members of Intel’s Atom line of processors – the 1.8GHz Atom D425 single-core and D525 dual-core processors – have been designed to lower power consumption and boost performance for storage processing in home office and SMB NAS appliances. InfoStor has the story.


“Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) officials say the processors boost performance with higher CPU frequencies for faster storage processing, and will support the new memory technology DDR3 small outline dual in-line memory modules (DDR3 SODIMM).

“The new processors are optimized for NAS appliances. Both chips are paired with the Intel 82801 IR I/O Controller, and both support the Microsoft Windows Home Server and Linux operating systems.

“‘Networked storage appliances based on the Intel Atom processor platform enable consumers and businesses to organize, manage, protect and share documents, photos, videos and music throughout the home or office," Dinesh Rao, product line manager for Intel's storage group, said in a statement. "The Atom processor, which is at the heart of a growing variety of . . . Internet-connected devices, makes it possible for storage vendors to develop low-power [NAS] appliances.’”

“Intel first introduced Atom chips for the NAS market in March with the D410 single-core and D510 dual-core processors. Since then, a variety of storage vendors have announced products based on the processors, including Acer, Cisco, LaCie, LG Electronics, NETGEAR, QNAP, Super Micro, Synology and Thecus.”

Read the Full "Intel Ships Chips for SMB, SOHO NAS" Story at InfoStor.

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