Few things are as awesome as a custom painted full tower chassis loaded to the hilt with so much high-end hardware that most chiropractors would recommend enlisting the help of a friend when lugging it around. On the flip side, that's going way overboard if you're looking to setup a NAS box or VPN for your small business, which are two areas MSI's new MS-9A85 industrial system was built to handle.
The MS-9A58 is a compact and fanless embedded IPC powered by Intel's Atom D525 processor. It supports up to 4GB of DDR3 memory and features integrated Intel GMA 3150 graphics. Other features include two SATA ports, four 82574L Gb LAN ports (including one pair of single latch support auto-bypass function), one RS-232 and one RS-232/422/485 serial ports with auto-flow control, two COM ports, six USB 2.0 ports, 801.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, and expansion options via two PCI slots, one PCI-E x1 slot, and one mini PCI-E slot.
"With a compact mini-ITX size, MS-9A58 is designed with rich I/O functionality and has the new levels of performance and graphics for the demand in network security applications, such as small business VPN (Virtual Private Network ), VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol ), SAN (Storage Area Network) and NAS (Network Attached Storage )," MSI says.