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MSI Wind Nettop 100 Intel 1.6GHz Atom 330 (dual core) on board Intel 945GC Intel GMA 950 Mini / Booksize Barebone System

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  • Intel 1.6GHz Atom 330 (dual core) on board
  • Intel 945GC ICH7
  • 1 x 200Pin SO-DIMM DDR2 533/400
  • Intel GMA 950

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Shining like the Sun, MSI's Wind Nettop 100 mini-PC is a bright spot on any business network, or anyplace else space is at a premium. This tiny PC measures only 65mm (D) x 240mm (W) x 300mm (H) so it'll fit just about anywhere but it all the features you need to work, or play, efficiently.

It's powered by an Intel Dual-core Atom 330 CPU. Up to 2GB of DDR2 533/400 memory installed delivers doughty performance. A 5.25" and a 3.5" bays provides enough expansion. Connect to the outside world with either the 802.11n wireless connection or the Gigabit Ethernet port.

With low acoustics and cooling-conscious design, the system operates at full speed with only 35W. MSI's Wind Nettop 100 is a real superstar in a tiny package!

  • newegg Ultra Slim With an ultra-slim design, the MSI Wind Nettop 100 provides superior portability and fits conveniently into any space.
  • newegg Intel Atom Dual-Core 330 Processor Equipped with the Intel Dual-Core 330 Atom processor, Intel's smallest and lowest power dual-core processor, the MSI Wind Nettop 100 is extremely compact and lightweight while delivering the power and performance you need for full online freedom.
  • newegg Integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics Core The Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (GMA 950) graphics core is an intelligent and responsive graphics engine built into the onboard Intel 945GC chipset. This integration provides incredible visual quality, faster graphics performance and flexible display options without the need for a separate graphics card.
  • newegg Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity The MSI Wind Nettop 100 features a fast Gigabit network interface for high-speed LAN connections at up to 1000Mbps data transfer rates with advanced security features to ward off malicious attacks. Gigabit LAN is ideal for supercharged seamless streaming of Internet audio and video content.
  • newegg Convenient Front I/O Panel The MSI Wind Nettop 100 features a convenient front I/O panel for easy access to two USB 2.0 ports, two audio ports and a 4-in-1 card reader.

Learn more about the MSI Wind Nettop 100


Wind Nettop 100

CPU Supported

CPU Type
Intel 1.6GHz Atom 330 (dual core) on board
533 MHz


North Bridge
Intel 945GC
South Bridge

Memory Supported

Memory slot
1 x 200Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Type Supported
DDR2 533/400
Max Memory Supported


Serial ATA
2 x SATA 3.0Gb/s


Onboard Video
Intel GMA 950


Onboard Audio
Realtek ALC858


First LAN
Realtek 8111C(10/100/1000Mbps)
Max LAN Speed

Extension Bays

3.5" Internal bays
5.25" External bays

Front Panel Ports

Front USB
Front Audio Ports
2 jacks
Card Reader
1 x SD/MMC/MS/XD 4-in-1 Card Reader

Back Panel Ports

1 x D-Sub
Rear USB
Rear Audio Ports
6 jacks

Power Supply

Power Supply
External 65W Power Adapter with Active PFC

Physical SPEC

11.8" x 9.5" x 2.6"


WiFi antenna included to support a 802.11a/b/g WLAN PCIe mini card
1 x Compact Flash (CF) Card Expansion Slot
Full Speed Operation at only 35W
Low acoustics/thermal, average 30dB
Space saving, less then 5 liters
Alternative of vertical stand or horizontal laying
Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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  • Binod A.
  • 2/25/2011 10:45:45 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSolid HTPC/printserver/filserver/skype box

Pros: -Low power usage
-Low noise
-small form factor
-gigabit ethernet

Cons: -Bad heat sink design (Can be fixed by splitting the heat sink into two parts and attaching a cheap fan on top of the part which sits on top of the processor.
-No digital audio output. ( Can be added, if you have hardware/soldering skills. Additionally, needs a modified bios inorder to enable the digital audio at the motherboard level.)

Other Thoughts: I have been using this nettop as a all-in-one PC. I have added Broadcom crystal HD- h264 decoder and 1080p is as smooth as silk. I have custom added s/pdif digital audio output which can do 5.1 surround sound perfectly using Toslink cable. I am using this system as a file and print server as well. Also, I am using this system as a 24hr voip box so that I can be in touch with my folks using free Skype with high quality video. I have installed Windows server 2008R2 Sp1 (dream spark license) and no problem so far after a year and a half 24hr-7days use.

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  • J T.
  • 7/12/2010 4:15:46 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsSTIL lovin' it

Pros: I have reviewed this little box positively in a previous submission.

Cons: None as to the machine.

Other Thoughts: There were peripheral issues; my purchase back in February got very entangled as to rebate.
I don't know that one can fault anything but the rebate system which is, I believe, existentially designed to thwart & discourage any actual rebate $$ happening, but...

There was a huge effort by the service people at both MSI and Newegg (special thanks! to Serina Z -from wherever she may operate-)

And in the mail today was a rebate check from BOTH MSI and Newegg. Glory Be!
I suppose I shall return the Newegg check as they did get me the $$ but were not really responsible for the rebate.

So anyway..a lo-ong travail...but thanks to both Institutions AND their patient and persistent service people.
Too bad it isn't a smoother process.

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  • john m.
  • 7/11/2010 1:57:42 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsPerfect Windows Home Server

Pros: See My Previous Post. I'm adding More information after 8 months of use.

Still running after being powered on 24x7 since last november.

Still silent after all this time (one did suck some dust into it and i had to blow it out).

Steel case (plastic beizel). this thing is solid and strong.

This not a pro, but I ran out of "thoughts"

Box #3 (see other post for box 1 and 2)
*MSI Wind Nettop 100 Intel 1.6GHz Atom 330 (dual core)
*1 x CORSAIR 2GB 200-Pin DDR2 SO-DIMM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Laptop Memory Model VS2GSDS667D2
*2 x Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
3.5" to 5.25" adapter from some old IDE HDD I had in my junk bin.
*OS = Windows Home Server With Power Pack 3

I upped from 4 stars to 5 because for how rock solid this thing has been for the pricepoint. I originally dropped a star for no Esata and 2 gig limit. If I wanted those options, I could spend about twice the price to get that with other hardware.

Cons: See My Previous Post. I'm adding More information after 8 months of use.

Only Complaints:
*No Esata
*2 Gig upper Limit
*Out if stock at this time!
I orderd the"MSI 6676-001BUS Intel Atom D510 (1.66GHz, dual-core) Intel NM10 Intel GMA 3150 Barebone " Instead since I have not seen it in stock for a while.
I'll post my thoughts on that one also once i get it (it should arrive tomorrow looking at my tracking number).

*I bought #3 from another E-tailer because Newegg was out of stock. horrid experiance with them. i'll stiick to Newegg.

Other Thoughts: I reviewd this little box when I bought 2 last December. I just wanted to follow up.

I bought a third one about 3 months ago for a Windows Home Server. WHS installed without any major issues.

Because it it is based on server 2003 you have to use a few drivers with this box. I used the supplied Win XP drivers for those and had no issues. (Server 2003 is the same family as XP)

I put a Sata dvd in for the install and replaced it with a second hard drive after it was installed.

It has been running WHS for 3 months now 24x7 and never crashed and hardly uses any of the machines resources. plenty of free ram and CPU to spare.

The gigabit NIC makes PC back ups and file copies fast and snappy. I am getting about 60-80Mbps file copies off it with 2003 based WHS. I was getting better speeds with Vail (2008 WHS Beta). it was bursting 112Mbps and 90Mbs with single large files (Movies). a bit slower with large directories filled with smaller files.

I wanted to order 1 for Vail.

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  • Prem D.
  • 6/4/2010 1:41:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsMSI Wind Nettop 100

Pros: I have two of these machines running Ubuntu Linux. Love them! Just ordered a third from NewEgg. The new one has the Intel Atom 330 dual-core processor, but the two previous had the Intel Atom 270 single-core (which is pretty fast for a one-eyed, one-legged chip).

Only 35 Watt power draw off the laptop-type, external power block.

Cons: * ON-OFF button jams when the case is opened.*

SOLUTION: Touch it from both side of the open case to get it clicking on-off again. Happens every time I open the case. Once released from the stuck position, the switch works perfectly every time.

Other Thoughts: Best Mini-ITX case and combo deal out there anywhere!

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5 out of 5 eggsEverything I expected

Pros: Low power consumption - 25 Watts per my Kill-A-Watt.
Runs Ubuntu Server beautifully.
Runs cool and comes with a stand so it hides well behind a HDTV.
2 SATA ports + 6 USB ports makes it ideal for customizing hardware solutions without taking up too much space.

Cons: Case is somewhat hard to put together when it's been taken apart. Ended up having to file pieces of plastic off to get the front cover back on. Documentation written in better English would have helped.

Other Thoughts: For the simple home server this box is ideal. Easy on the budget and easy to customize using bare drives and memory. Probably *not* a HTPC candidate, but I find it better to separate storage from playback.

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  • Matt V.
  • 5/2/2010 7:41:44 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggssort of disappointed

Pros: took me a asmall, nice idea but:

Cons: well after installing ubuntu, we crapped out not more than a week after install; not to mention windows would have a cow if there was no hd, it didnt want to even look to see what other options i had to install; couldnt trust the power button to work when front cover was on;

Other Thoughts: like i said, 'buntu crapped after less than a week of usecomplains with the windows install disk that setup cant format the drive. i guess i learned to stay away from msi for sure
if this was the box, i cant keep throwing money for wasting more hd drives so..

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  • Thomas P.
  • 5/1/2010 6:42:25 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Little System

Pros: Low power draw, even under max load.
Small form factor.
Dual core at a decent price.
Great for general use.

Cons: 2GB memory limit.
Bright blue LED power light (not really a con but, could be annoying to some).
Fan Whir.

Other Thoughts: The fan, even at full speed isn't loud however, as its being throttled depending on system activity, it does have a distinct whir that can annoy some. Its honestly not a big deal to me.

I use it for data backup on my network, as a print server, and for media sharing. Its a good choice for the job since I can leave it on 24/7 and its always available on my network when I need another computer to print or back something up.

The most graphically intense can you can run on it is Quake Arena (its obviously not for gaming). However, it handles hi-def video well. If you need a little more power out of the GMA 950 adapter, you download GMABooster and increase its clock from 166MHz to 400MHz (2.4x boost) safely.

I've never had any problems with over heating ever. If you mount it vertical, read the manual and make sure its right side up (cooling fan toward the top) or sideways with the vents clear. It should not need any 3rd party cooling mods.

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  • Brandon B.
  • 4/22/2010 9:24:54 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWin7 64bit works nice. Loud fan.

Pros: Small, inexpensive, solid construction. Windows 7 64bit installed, all drivers installed automatically. Works fine with WD20EARS 2TB hard drives.

Cons: Fan is loud. I can hear not just wind noise but the actual fan motor making a whirr noise. I am going to replace it with a VANTEC TF6025 60mm Case Fan. No PS2 ports, not a big deal. No eSATA but that's ok for the price.

Other Thoughts: I installed windows 7 64bit. All drivers installed automatically. Windows 7 installed in about 30 minutes. Flash video plays smoothly. I have 2GB RAM and 2qty WD20EARS 2TB hard drives installed. I used a iStarUSA DIY-RHF-03 3.5" to 5.25" Hard Drive Mounting Bracket to mount the second WD20EARS in the optical drive bay. I gave it 4 eggs because the fan that is comes with is loud and is thermal controlled by the motherboard. It isn't so much wind noise as it is the fan motor. I am disappointed that I have to replace the fan straight out of the box because of it's loud motor. I ordered a VANTEC TF6025 60mm Case Fan to replace the fan it came with.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/8/2010 5:40:22 PM
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsUbuntu 9.10

Pros: Small, quiet, cool running. Runs Ubuntu 9.10 Linux out of the box. Construction is firm and layout is well for such a tight fit. Responsive considering such a low power processor.

Cons: None with me.

Other Thoughts: Using as a file server and is very quick for that. Even the desktop environment is fluid. I did not try streaming or playing video to look for jerkiness, but for the size, power consumption, using 3 1/2" HDD, and price it can't be beat.
Where else but NewEgg can you build a 2TB file server with a legal OS for under $300.

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  • Roger B.
  • 4/6/2010 6:42:00 PM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsVidoe Noise

Pros: Small, inexpensive, good performance for Windows workstation (Web, Word, Excel, etc).

Cons: Video noise and you can't return/replace with Newegg! If it wasn't for the video issue (and the fact Newegg won't replace it), I'd buy more, but I won't!

Other Thoughts: XP-Pro. 2GB (make sure you order the correct form factor memory), I added an Intel WiFi (works fine).

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