Linux NAS | SMB - Rackmount

N8800 Ultra-high Performance 2U NAS server
  • First Class Capacity and Form Factor
  • 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

2009-07-15
Media: PC PRO | Country: UK

"The 8TB N8800 scores on a number of counts, as its top value and lightning fast. The myriad multimedia features won't impress businesses, but as a high-capacity rackmount NAS and IP SAN appliance, the N8800 will take a lot of beating."

Features

  • First Class Capacity and Form Factor
    A look under the hood shows that the N8800 means business. Equipped with eight 3.5" SATA hard disk bays, the N8800 offers massive storage capacity in a 2U rack mount form factor. This combination brings a powerful yet cost-effective network attached storage solution that is perfect for medium-to-large organizations.
  • Stackable Storage and iSCSI Ready
    The N8800 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 N8800 is also stackable, enabling users to connect their unit with up to five additional N8800s 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 PCI-e interface, the N8800 provides even faster response and more concurrent connections. Also, with built-in compatibility with external modules, the N8800 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
    Need to change the RAID level or add more storage capacity to the N8800? The N8800 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.
  • Multiple File System Support
    To meet upcoming standards and ensure maximum compatibility and flexibility, the N8800 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 N8800 is also equipped with Nsync, Thecus’ remote data backup application.  With Nsync, users can have the N8800 automatically upload files to an external storage device at a designated time. The N8800 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

The 1U4500 from Thecus® shook the world of rackmount storage by bringing fast and affordable SATA storage to a 1U form factor. Today, Thecus® is pleased to release its latest rackmount NAS device, the N8800. Offering massive storage capacity, advanced features, and blazingly-fast performance in a 2U unit, the N8800 is poised to be the favorite NAS device for IT departments everywhere.

The N8800 delivers the performance and capacity that businesses demand. Under the hood is an Intel® Celeron™ processor and 1GB of DDR2 memory for snappy performance, faster response, and more concurrent connections. Another highlight is the N8800’s eight SATA hard disk bays, which enable up to 8 terabytes of storage. If more capacity is required, the N8800 is also stackable, enabling users to connect their unit with up to five additionalN8800s and manage them via a master system. What’s more, the N8800 supports iSCSI initiators, allowing IT departments to centrally manage and deploy storage for the entire network. To manage all of this capacity, the N8800 comes with a number of advanced data management features, including multiple RAID modes (RAID 0, 1, 5,6,10, and JBOD are supported), hot spare, hot swap, and auto-rebuild. And with its dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with load balancing and failover, users will always have access to their data.

Every organization is different. That’s why the N8800 has been designed with flexibility in mind. The N8800 is fully compatible with all major operating systems, including Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Users can access data via a number of common protocols, including SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v3, or AFP. The N8800 even offers support for ext3 and ZFS file systems for enhanced compatibility with existing networks. The N8800 comes equipped with a plethora of useful features, including ISO mounting and support for web servers and MySQL. Connect IP cameras to the N8800 and it can even be used as a surveillance server. The N8800 also supports external modules that can extend the functionality of the N8800 even further.

The N8800 can be the IT manager’s best friend. Automate backups with Thecus’ proprietary Nsync remote data backup application, or take advantage of version control via a snapshot function using the ZFS file system to create and restore remote backups. The N8800 can be set up to send email notifications of any system abnormalities to the system administrator, including if the system is forced to use the redundant power supply. IT support is tough enough. Why not choose a storage system that tells you when something is amiss?

Specs

1.Hardware Platform

Item

Spec

SATA device

8xSATA for internal, 1x eSATA for external

LAN Interface (PCI-e)

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

Expansion slot (PCI-e*1)

2

USB Interface

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

LCD Module

Displays system status and information

LED indicator

  • Power
  • HDD1-8 Activity/Fail
  • System fan failed
  • Power supply

    Redundant Power Supply

    Disk interface

    SATA I/II x8

    Buttons
  • Power button
  • LCM operating buttons(Front)
  • RS232

    For UPS

    Environment

  • Temperature : 5°C to 40°C
  • Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
  • Power Consumption
  • Standby mode: 130W  (Redundant Power)
  • Full loading: 238W  (Redundant Power) with 1.5TB Seagate * 7 + 320G Seagate * 1 HDD installed
  • Sound Pressure Level
  • Without HDD: 46.3 dB(A)
  • With HDD: 46.2 dB (A) with 1.5TB Seagate * 7 + 320G Seagate * 1 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 setup

    Roaming

    Supports roaming to other N8800

    Network

    Configuration

    Fixed IP Address, Dynamic IP Address,

    IP sharing mode

    Can be enabled/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 IPP various printers
  • Client can manage the print job queue on WEB interface
  • Data Backup

    Client 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 device copy to N8800

    Through LCM to control

    Snapshot

    Supported

    Block Level Access

    iSCSI Target

    Supports Microsoft/Mac/Linux Initiator

    iSCSI initiator

    For stackable with N5200/1U4500/N7700

    Power Management

    Scheduled power on/off

    Supported

    Volume Management

    Multiple RAID

    Supported

    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

    16TB

    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

    Multi-Lingual Web-based administration (Default auto)

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

    Utility Program

    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

    Redundant power failure notification

    Sends failure events via email and records to system log

    Others

    Recycle bin

    Supported

    Web Server + MySQL

    Supported

    ISO Mount

    Supported

    User modules

    Supported

    IP CAM surveillance Server

    Supports up to 5 IP CAM device

    Package Contents

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

    How To

    NAS 101

    Connecting to your NAS

    Backup and Data Security

    Expansion