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Zotac releases the all new RAID-Capable ZBox Units

Zotac launched an all new ‘R Series’ ZBox series emphasizing on RAID setups. There are there variants as of now, ZBOX-RI531-P-BE priced at INR 34,999/-, ZBOX-RI531-BE priced at INR 26,999/- and ZBOX-RI323-BE which is priced at INR 14,999/-.

The difference the standard and the plus variant in RI531 is that the Plus variant comes with a 4GB DDR3L and a 64MB mSATA, but both units use Intel Core i3-5010U dual-core ‘Broadwell’ processor clocked at 2.1 GHz. The standard variant is a barebone device.

The RI323-BE is also a barebone device but with no mSATA slot and uses a dual-core Intel Celeron 2961Y ‘Haswell’ processor clocked at 1.1 GHz. In all the three models, there are dual 2.5″ SATA ports, therefore giving the option to have either RAID 0 or RAID 1 setup. As one will expect, these ZBoxes are made for commercial and industrial purposes, much like Intel NUC. It is an advantage to have dual SATA 6Gb/s connectors and an M.2 port on the upper two variants.

All the three variants have a SERIAL port. The unit is sold without operating system, but Zotac assured that these are Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1 ready.

Product Name ZBOX RI531 PLUS
(ZBOX-RI531-P)
ZBOX RI531
(ZBOX-RI531)
ZBOX RI323
(ZBOX-RI323)
Manufacturer Intel
Chipset N/A
GPU Intel HD Graphics 5500 Intel HD Graphics 5500 Intel HD Graphics
Name Intel Core i3-5010U
(dual-core, 2.1 GHz)
Intel 2961Y
(dual-core, 1.1 GHz)
Socket N/A
Frontside Bus N/A
Memory Type DDR3L
Memory Speed 1600 MHz
Slots 2x 204-pin SO-DIMM
Capacity 4GB (up to 16GB) up to 16GB up to 16GB
Expansion Slots N/A
DirectX DirectX® 11.2 (feature level 11_0)
OpenGL OpenGL 4.3
Ethernet 2 x 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0
Analog Stereo output
Digital 8-ch via HDMI
Hard Drive
  • 64GB mSATA SSD
  • 2x 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD bays
  • 1 x mSATA SSD slot
  • 2x 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD bays
  • 2 x 2.5″ SATA HDD/SSD
Optical Drive N/A
Memory Card Reader 3-in-1 (SD/SDHC/SDXC) / USB 3.0 Combo connector
DVI N/A
HDMI 1
DisplayPort 1
SATA 2 (SATA 6.0 Gb/s)
eSATA 1
IDE N/A
PS2 N/A
Serial Port N/A
USB Ports 4 USB 3.0 (2 on back panel, 1 SD/USB 3.0 Combo, 1 top)
SERIAL Port 1
Cooler Smartfan
Form Factor mini-PC
OS Compatibility User installed (Windows 7 and 8 ready)
Graphics Output HDMI + DP 1 COM Port

Contents

  • 1x RI531 PLUS
  • 2x WiFi antenna
  • 1x VESA mount
  • 4x Mounting screws
  • 1x AC adapter
  • 1x Power cord
  • 1x Warranty card
  • 1x User manual
  • 1x Quick Install Guide
  • 1x USB drive with O/S driver
  • 1x Driver disc
  • 1x RI531
  • 2x WiFi antenna
  • 1x VESA mount
  • 4x Mounting screws
  • 1x AC adapter
  • 1x Power cord
  • 1x Warranty card
  • 1x User manual
  • 1x Quick Install Guide
  • 1x USB drive with O/S driver
  • 1x Driver disc
  • 1x RI323
  • 2x WiFi antenna
  • 1x VESA mount
  • 4x Mounting screws
  • 1x AC adapter
  • 1x Power cord
  • 1x Warranty card
  • 1x User manual
  • 1x Quick Install Guide
  • 1x USB drive with O/S driver
  • 1x Driver disc
MRP (India) 34,999/- 26,999/- 14,999/-

About Roshan Ashraf Shaikh

A fan of computer systems, components, peripherals and phones. Co-incidentally the owner of Hardware BBQ and Dawn of Tech

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