Thecus N8900 2U Rackmount 10GbE Ready NAS Server

SKU: THN8900 MFR: N8900

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About Thecus N8900

The Thecus N8900 features the latest firmware revision as well having full 64-bit kernel support making provision for 6Gb/s dual SAS and SATA support courtesy of the PCI-e LSI combo controller. Designed from the ground up and not like many other units, merely a CPU upgrade here and there then repacked and sold, this one hosts the Intel Core i3-2120 processor, integrates 2 cores at 3.3GHz and the performance is optimized with a generous 8GB of DDR3 memory allowing for excellent response times for virtualized environments and storage operations.

This is a total shift from the traditional onboard controllers normally found on all NAS devices in this class. The SAS aspect of the N8900 is a welcome addition as it helps to provide further longevity of the entire system and squeezes that extra bit of performance that is currently prevalent over SATA drives. Mind you it is at a bit of a premium! However not so if you select Enterprise Class SATA III drives as the same specification drives in the SAS class are very close to the same cost. Prudence calls for examining SAS pricing.

The Thecus N8900 is designed and built well, clearly to last with quality materials that clearly depict the seriousness of Thecus' commitment to the Enterprise market. As users continue to struggle with keeping up under the deluge of increasing data, the N8900 with support for a total of 30TB will be a breath of fresh air. The N8900 provides support for multiple file systems that includes EXT3, ETX4 and also its popular XFS, without the normal volume barriers.

Packed with a generous 8GB DDR3 memory, its' a real boon when working under virtual modes as the extra memory provides the necessary oomph, when needed. Mind you one does not need to start with all 8-bays populated as adding more drives is quite simply a matter of inserting drive/s and selecting to expand within the current volume or creating a new volume, also supported is RAID expansion that allows RAID migration from RAID 5 to RAID 6 without loss of data, this basically means one can go upwards in RAID levels but not backward, which is only possible if you delete and start over.

The one thing that stands out head and shoulders above all is the excellent performance sustained over numerous tests and coupled with certification to be VMware, Hyper V and Citrix Ready and support for iSCSI with Thin Provisioning and many other features, the N8900 is ready for enterprise prime time.

Thecus N8900 Features

  • 10GbE Ready: High-end data centers often need a level of speed that today's average Internet cannot provide. This Thecus NAS is 10Gb Ethernet ready to satisfy the toughest needs of today and tomorrow
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity: The next generation of connectivity is here with speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. Whether connecting digital cameras and smart phones, backing up large external hard drives, or extending the capacity of your NAS, USB 3.0 will make sure it's done in no time at up to 5 Gbit/s
  • Acronis True Image: Thecus brings the best to the table with Acronis's advanced backup software. Back up all your data with One-click Protection or pick and choose only your most important files
  • Dual DOM: A Disk On Module (DOM) contains all of the system's critical software. If it stops working for any reason, your system firmware could be inaccessible - or worse
  • Multiple RAID: When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly let you have it your way. Create multiple RAID volumes each supporting different RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10,50, 60 and JBOD for your own balance of performance and data protection
  • Multiple File Systems: Support for multiple file systems including Ext3, EXT4 and XFS, gives Thecus NAS flexibility to handle many different types of environments. Users can simultaneously use different file systems across multiple RAID volumes to get the best of each one
  • iSCSI Thin-Provisioning: Get the most out of your storage space with the extreme speed of iSCSI and the efficiency of iSCSI thin provisioning
  • iOS/Android Connectivity: In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With ThecusShare and the Thecus Dashboard, you can manage your NAS and upload to and download/stream from your NAS using an iOS or Android device on the go
  • Rsync: Backing up your data is very necessary and everyone has specific needs when it comes to storage. Thecus's Rsync functionality gives users great flexibility with remote backup capability, a flexible scheduler and the stability of Linux-based transfer
  • User Quotas: Divide the massive storage of a Thecus NAS among multiple users. Whether there are two users or 100, user quotas make it easy to divvy up and manage disk space
  • PCI-e slot: Thecus NAS products are ready for a number of emerging technologies. Through the built in PCI-e slot, business users can add a 10G Ethernet Adaptor for lighting fast transfer speeds, or a USB 3.0 Adaptor Card to enjoy next-generation connectivity
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