NAS Server | Large Business - Tower

N7700 Ultimate Network Attached Storage (NAS server)
  • Stackable Storage and iSCSI Ready
  • Speed Without Compromise
  • RAID Expansion and RAID Level Migration
  • Multiple File System Support
  • Version Control and Remote Replication
 

Awards/Reviews

2009-11-20
Media: iTHome | Country: Taiwan

"Thecus was the first to introduce the iSCSI target feature on a NAS. The company's previous N5200 was also Taiwan's first desktop NAS with the iSCSI function built-in. The N7700 has not only retained the iSCSI target feature from the N5200, but its capabilities have also been upgraded, including the ability to connect other Thecus NAS units through iSCSI initiators, and adds thin provisioning support."

2009-11-06
Media: HWM Malaysia | Country: Malaysia

"The Thecus N7700 NAS is a very good NAS device for the organization that needs plenty of networked storage, flexibility and functions. While it only offers 14TB worth of built-in storage, the eSATA port can be used for external expansion up to another 2TB."

2009-08-11
Media: CNET Australia | Country: Australia

"The N7700 is one heck of a NAS box… If you need something to take seven drives and have nowhere to put a rack mount unit, this should fit the bill nicely."

2009-08-10
Media: CNET Australia | Country: Australia

"The N7700 is one heck of a NAS box if you need something to take seven drives and have nowhere to put a rack mount unit."

2009-08-03
Media: Hot Hardware | Country: USA

"...there is a whole lot to like about the Thecus N7700 NAS server. The device offers a myriad of useful features, it is easy to configure even for novices, and performance is top-notch. File transfers are very fast and the device wakes up from standby almost instantaneously… Throughout weeks of testing, experimenting, and just daily use, the Thecus N7700 never faltered--not a single crash, re-boot, or lost or corrupt file. The device instills confidence at every turn. As an aside, the N7700 has actually been up and running in the lab non-stop, glitch free with 41 days uptime, serving multiple systems and a TViX multimedia jukebox--this thing just works...if its features, performance, and functionality are what you need, the Thecus N7700 is sure to satisfy."

Features

  • Stackable Storage and iSCSI Ready
    The N7700 supports iSCSI initiators, which allows servers to access it as a direct-attached-storage device over LAN or Internet with excellent transfer speeds. With this capability, users can centrally manage and deploy storage for their entire network. In addition, the N7700 is also stackable, enabling users to connect their unit with up to five additional N7700s and manage them via a master system. With iSCSI and stackability, expanding the capacity of application servers is both quick and easy.
  • Speed Without Compromise
    Equipped with a PCI-e interface, the N7700 provides even faster response and more concurrent connections. Also, with built-in compatibility with external modules, the N7700 can execute and run multiple applications at the same time, allowing it to handle a whole lot more than mere file storage.
  • RAID Expansion and RAID Level Migration
    The N7700 features RAID capacity expansion and RAID level migration, which means that users can add larger hard disks to available slots and join an existing RAID volume. The N7700 will automatically rebuild your RAID array and increase your storage capacity.
  • Multiple File System Support
    To meet upcoming standards and ensure maximum compatibility and flexibility, the N7700 offers support for ext3 and ZFS file systems. Users can select the system that they require and create the needed capacity for different applications. Never has there been a NAS unit this powerful and flexible.
  • Version Control and Remote Replication
    The N7700 is also equipped with Nsync, Thecus’ remote data backup application.  With Nsync, users can have the N7700 automatically upload files to an external storage device at a designated time. The N7700 is also capable version control via a snapshot function with the ZFS file system, allowing users to efficiently create and restore remote backups. For users, the result is total data security and peace of mind.

Overview

Beginning with the venerable N4100 to the legendary N5200, Thecus NAS devices have established the company as a worldwide leader in digital storage. Today, Thecus is proud to release details about its latest NAS breakthrough – the N7700. Bringing together the cutting-edge technology and years of NAS experience, the N7700 is an enterprise class NAS server that makes no compromises.

The N7700 brings the latest technologies to the table. Headlining is its whopping seven SATA hard disk bays that accommodate up to a massive 7TB of storage. If that isn’t enough, the N7700 also comes equipped with an eSATA port where users can install yet another SATA hard disk. To manipulate all of this data quickly, the N7700 packs an Intel® Celeron™ M 1.86GHz processor and a full gigabyte of DDRII memory, which allows for more concurrent connections and quicker system response.

To address the needs of business, the N7700 comes with a few more outstanding features. The N7700 supports iSCSI initiators, making it easy for users can centrally manage and deploy storage for their entire network. In addition, the N7700 is also stackable, enabling users to connect their unit with up to five additional N7700s and manage them via a master system. To manage all of that storage, users can look forward to multiple RAID modes on the N7700, including RAID 0, 1, 5,6,10, and JBOD. What’s more, the N7700 also features RAID expansion and RAID level migration, which means that users can add larger hard disks to available slots and join an existing RAID without having to power down the system, cutting productivity-killing downtime to zero.

The N7700 also extremely flexible, offering support for ext3 and ZFS file systems. Users can select the system that they require and create the needed capacity for different applications. For ultimate data security and peace of mind, users can take advantage of the N7700’s version control and remote replication. The N7700 is also equipped with Nsync, Thecus’ remote data backup application. With Nsync, users can have the N7700 automatically upload files to an external storage device at a designated time. The N7700 is also capable version control via a snapshot function with the ZFS file system, allowing users to efficiently create and restore remote backups.

Performance, security, and flexibility all-in-one. The N7700 has arrived.

Specs

1. Hardware Platform

Item

Spec

SATA device

7xSATA for internal, 1xeSATA for external

LAN Interface (PCI-e)

RJ-45x2 : 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X WOL supported

Expansion slot (PCI-e*1)

1

USB Interface

USB 2.0 host port x4(Front x2, Back x2) (A Type)

LCD Module

Displays system status and information

LED indicator

  • Power(Blue)
  • Status : System Busy/Fail(Blink Orange/ Blink Red)
  • HDD1-7 Activity/Fail(Orange/Red)
  • WAN (Link : Green; Activity : Orange)
  • LAN (Link : Green; Activity : Orange)
  • USB (Copy LED: Blue)
  • eSATA (Activity LED:Blue)
  • Power supply

    300W Power Supply

    Disk interface

    SATA I/II x7 via backplane

    Thermal/Fan control

  • Thermal sensor for HDD and processor temperature
  • Temperature controlled system FAN speed 
  • Real-time clock

    Battery backup system clock (Schedule on/off support)

    Buttons

  • Power button(Front, power down controlled by S/W)
  • LCM button (ENT,ESC,UP, DOWN)
  • RS232

    1 (For UPS)

    Environment

  • Temperature :  5°C to 40°C 
  • Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
  • Dimension

    Tower Base

    Power Consumption
  • Standby mode: 95W
  • Full Loading: 158W with 1.5TB Seagate * 7 HDD installed
  • Sound Pressure Level
  • Without HDD: 34.8 dB(A)
  • With HDD: 34.5 dB (A) with 1.5TB Seagate * 7 HDD installed

  • 2. Software Functions

    RAID

    RAID modes

    RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD

    Auto-rebuild

    Supported

    Hot-swap

    Supported

    Hot spare

    Supported

    SMART

    Supported

    Disk

    Power management

    Spin down while idle time

    Roaming

    Supports roaming to other N7700

    Network

    Configuration

    Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address

    IP sharing mode

    Can be enable/disabled

    Transport Protocols

    TCP/IP/Appletalk

    File Protocols

    SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v3,

    AFP

    Link Aggregation

    802.3ad, load balance and fail over

    Data Access

    Client OS support

    Windows XP and after
    Windows Server 2003 and after
    UNIX/Linux
    Mac OS X

    WebDisk

    Web-based file access

    FTP

    Built in FTP server with bandwidth control

    Download Manager

    HTTP / FTP / BT

    Printer Server (IPP)

  • Supports USB printers
  • Supports various IPP printers
  • Client can manage print job queue via web interface
  • Data Backup

    Client Scheduled Incremental Data Backup

    Acronis True image(OEM version)

    Client System Disaster Recovery

    Acronis True image(OEM version)

    NAS Remote Replication

    Via Thecus proprietary Nsync

    USB Copy to N7700

    Controlled via LCM

    Snapshot

    Supported

    Block Level Access

    iSCSI Target

    Supports Microsoft/Mac/Linux Initiator

    iSCSI initiator

    For stacking with N5200/1U4500/N7700

    Power management

    Schedule power on/off

    Supported

    Volume management

    Multiple RAID

    Supported

    Multiple Selectable File Systems

    Ext3 / ZFS

    Multimedia Support

    iTunes Server

    Supported File Types: AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag, WAV

    Photo Web Server

  • Supported File Types: GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
  • Supports EXIF display
  • Supports slide show
  • Media server

  • Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol
  • Works with DLNA-certified players
  • User Authentication

    Local User

    Supports built-in user accounts

    Local Group

    Supports built-in user groups

    Windows ADS

    Supported

    File System

    Type

    Journaling File System

    Capacity

    14TB

    File Size Supported

    Supports Files max : 2TB  

    Language Support

    Unicode Support

    Authorization (ACL)

    Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups for share and folder level

    Administration

    Multilingual Web-based administration (Default auto)

    Web-based server management Interface Supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, auto

    Utility Programs

  • Setup Wizard for MS Windows/MAC OSX
  • Backup Utility for MS Windows/MAC OSX
  • Email notification

    Sends system messages via Email to the system administrator

    SNMP trap

    System basic information

    Others

    Recycled bin

    Supported

    Web Server + MySQL

    Supported

    ISO Mount

    Supported

    User module

    Supported

    IP CAM surveillance Server

    Supports up to 5 IP CAM

    Package Contents

    Accessory Bag(with key) Ethernet Cable Power Cord Acronis True Image DVD
    Universal CD QIG Warranty Card HDD Compatibility List Card

    How To

    NAS 101

    Connecting to your NAS

    Backup and Data Security

    Expansion