PC maker Topton is selling a Mini ITX motherboard designed for network-attached storage (NAS) systems. The 170 x 170mm motherboard supports up to 8 storage devices, thanks to 6 SATA 3.0 connectors and two M.2 2280 slots that can be used for PCIe 3.0 NVMe storage.
Available with a choice of Intel Celeron N5105 or Pentium Silver N6005 processors, the computer also has two SODIMM slots for up to 32GB of DDR4-2933 memory. The board is available from Topton’s AliExpress store for $196 and up.
The starting price gets you a barebones model with a 10-watt, 4-core, 4-thread Celeron N5105 processor based on Intel Jasper Lake architecture. You’ll need to supply your own memory and storage.
Prices for configurations with a higher-performance Pentium N6005 chip start at $237 for a barebones model. But Topton also allows you to configure the system with memory and storage, and a fully decked-out model with 32GB of RAM, a 1TB NVMe SSD and Pentium N6005 chip is just $472. You’ll still need to supply your own case and operating system though.
- 4 x 2.5 Gbps Ethernet ports (Intel i226-V)
- 1 x HDMI 2.0 port
- 1 x DisplayPort 1.4a port
- 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
- 2 x USB 2.0 ports
The board also has connectors for case and CPU fans, a TPM module, two SODIMM slots for dual-channel non-ECC memory, and support for Wake-on-LAN functionality.
Topton says the motherboard supports Windows 10, Windows 11, and Linux-based operating systems.