We knew this thing was coming, and sure enough, Niveus has selected CES to officially launch its new Sierra Edition Media Server. The unit is housed in a slim, rack-mountable chassis (just over 1U in size), sucks down less than 180-watts and utilizes Intel's GM965 Express chipset / Core 2 Duo Mobile processor. As you can imagine, this one was designed to operate coolly and quietly (less than 30db noise), but it also features an optional HD DVD drive, up to 750GB of Seagate DB35 series storage and NVIDIA's GeForce Series 8 graphics with PureVideo HD technology. As for ports, you can expect digital / analog audio outs, Ethernet, four USB 2.0 sockets, a pair of FireWire connectors, and HDMI / DVI outputs to boot. Unfortunately, the media server will only be available to "volume integrators," and while pricing still remains a mystery, expect it to be available sometime during Q1.

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Niveus gets official with Sierra Edition Media Server