Linux NAS | SMB - Rackmount

N8800PRO 10GbE Ready, 2U Power Storage Server
  • Breakthrough Performance
  • Superior Specs
  • Ready For the Future
  • Unique Dual DOM™ Design
  • Incredibly Expandable and Adaptable
  • Maximum Flexibility and Expansion
  • Handy Snapshot Feature for Version Control 
 

Awards/Reviews

2010-10-18
Media: TweakTown | Country: USA

"The Thecus N8800PRO is a full on enterprise class NAS server that is designed for big business or situations where several users need to access data at the same time. With a fast processor and 4GB of memory, the N8800 Pro is able to perform faster than most, if not all other systems on the market."

2010-07-28
Media: Speicherguide | Country: Germany

"The Thecus N8800PRO offers a lot for its price. The long list of supported drives, a lot of protocols and applications, all reasonable RAID protection levels and even German user interface make the array a real option to SMEs.  The N8800PRO can be with other JBODs and provides thin provisioning, snapshots and remote mirroring...All in all, a successful solution that rounds off the product lines of Thecus to the top."

Features

  • Breakthrough Performance
    The N8800PRO offers unprecedented data performance, reaching speeds of over 300MB/s. Why wait around for file transfers to complete? With the N8800PRO, users no longer have to. 
  • Superior Specs
    Powered by an Intel® Core™ 2 Duo processor and featuring 4GB of high-speed DDR2 memory, the N8800PRO is the most powerful NAS unit on the market. Enjoy instantaneous system response and increased concurrent connections with the N8800PRO. 
  • Ready For the Future
    Future technologies are around the corner, and the N8800PRO is ready. With its PCI-e slot, the N8800PRO can accommodate a number of emerging technologies. Add a 10Gb Ethernet  adaptor and experience the lightning-fast file transfers. With PCI-e expansion, the N8800PRO is ready for whatever may come.
  • Unique Dual DOM™ Design
    In business, having access to mission-critical data at all times is crucial. The N8800PRO is equipped with a dual Disk On Module (DOM) design to ensure flawless operation and maximum uptime. 
  • Incredibly Expandable and Adaptable
    The N8800PRO offers excellent storage expansion possibilities with its stackable feature. Simply connect up to five N8800PROs together and conveniently control them all using a single unit. You will also be pleased to hear that the N8800PRO is also compatible with iSCSI initiators for blazing transfer speeds. 
  • Maximum Flexibility and Expansion
    Aside from being iSCSI ready, the N8800PRO offers unmatched flexibility. Support for multiple file systems including Ext3, XFS and ZFS, as well as online RAID migration and expansion, means that the N8800PRO’s data protection and capacity are upgradable and can be integrated into virtually any company network with ease. Users can add larger hard disks to available slots and join an existing RAID volume. The N8800PRO will automatically rebuild the RAID array and increase storage capacity.
  • Handy Snapshot Feature for Version Control 
    The N8800PRO is 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

Businesses rely on data every day and how this data is stored is of critical importance. Data has to be accessible at all times, but it also needs to be fast enough to keep up with the speed of modern business. Today, Thecus® is proud to launch its latest 2U rackmount NAS device – the N8800PRO. With outstanding performance, rock-solid stability, and complete flexibility, the N8800PRO sets a new standard in enterprise storage.

To enable businesses to access their data as quickly as possible, the N8800PRO features a multitude of performance enhancements. Powering the N8800PRO is an Intel® Core 2 Duo processor coupled with a full 4GB of DDR2 800 memory for lightning-quick system response and increased concurrent connections. All of this technology allows the N8800PRO to achieve data transfer speeds of over 300MB/s! And to ensure compatibility with future technologies, the N8800PRO even comes with an internal PCI-e slot. which enables users to install a 10Gbit PCI-e NIC for greatly increased throughput. In terms of storage, the N8800PRO comes equipped with eight 3.5” SATA hard disk bays for a maximum of 16TB of storage. System admins that require more storage can actually attach up to five different N8800PROs to it and manage them all using one master device using the stackable feature, or use the N8800PRO with iSCSI initiators. The N8800PRO even supports iSCSI thin provisioning! Expandable and flexible, the N8800PRO can grow along with your business.

Of course, data security and reliability is the other half of the equation, and the N8800PRO has your business covered. First off, users can multiple RAID modes on the same unit, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD, to match the most suitable usage model. Online RAID expansion and migration have all been included, and for maximum uptime, the N8800PRO also features a Dual DOM™ design that features a secondary DOM, which automatically reprograms the primary DOM should any malfunction occur. The N8800PRO also has a redundant power supply and is compatible with UPS units to ensure that businesses can access their data at all times. The N8800PRO easily integrates into virtually any corporate network with multiple file system support (Ext3, XFS, and ZFS), multiple operating system support (Windows, Mac, and Linux), and even multiple languages. With the popularity of VMware, virtualization technology is now widely used in the IT world. Thecus® is now the member of Technology Alliance Partner (TAP).

“The N8800PRO is a new level of power and flexibility in enterprise storage,” said Florence Shih, Thecus® Technology General Manager. “With unbeatable performance and iron-clad reliability, businesses across the globe can deploy the N8800PRO to ensure that corporate data assets can be secured and available at all times.”

Specs

1. Hardware Platform
Item Spec
Processor Intel® Core™ 2 Duo 1.66GHz
System Memory 4GB DDR2 SDRAM
LAN Interface (PCI-e) RJ-45x2: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x4 (front x2, back x2) (Type A)
LED Indicator Power: (yellow)
System Alert: Redundant power or system fan failure (red)
HDD1-8 Activity/Fail (green/red)
LCM Displays system status and information
Disk Interface 8 x SATA for internal
1 x eSATA for external
Power Supply Redundant power supply 350W
PCI-e x8 Slot 1
Thermal/Fan Control Thermal sensor on processor temperature
System Fan Hot Swappable (x4)
Buttons Power button (Front, shutdown controlled by user interface)
LCM button (ENT, ESC, UP, DOWN)
System reset button
Mute button while system alert
RS232 1 (For UPS)
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 2U Rack mount
Dimensions (HxWxD) 90 x 428 x 586 (mm)

2. Software Functions
 
RAID
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD
Auto-rebuild Supported
Hot-swap Supported
Hot Spare Supported
Online RAID Migration Supported
Online RAID Expansion Supported
RAID Volume Encryption AES256bit
Disk
Power Management Available spin-down while idle setting
Bad Block Scanning Supported
SMART Info Supported
SMART Test Supported
Roaming Supports roaming to other N8800PRO
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 Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad,  Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB
Data Access
Client OS Support Windows XP and after
Windows Server 2003 and after
UNIX/Linux
Mac OS X
FTP Build-in FTP server with bandwidth control  
Secure FTP Build-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
Download Manager HTTP/FTP/BT/eMule/NZB (via module)
Printer Server (IPP) Supports USB printers
Supports a wide range of IPP printers
Client can manage print tasks  (list/delete) via web user interface
Data Backup
Client Incremental Data Backup Acronis True image(OEM version)
Client System Disaster Recovery Acronis True image(OEM version)
USB device copy to NAS Controlled through LCM
Snapshot Supported
Bi-directional USB Copy Supported (via USB Copy module)
NAS Remote Replication Rsync replicates data between two systems (via Rsync module)
Mac OS X Time Machine Supported
Block Level Access
iSCSI Target/Initiator Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets
iSCSI Thin Provisioning Configurable to virtual size 16TB
Power Management
Scheduled Power On/Off Supported
Volume Management
Multiple RAID Supported
Multiple File System Selectable EXT3/EXT4/XFS/ZFS
Multimedia Support
iTunes Server Supports AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza!™ Web Server (via module) Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
Supports EXIF display
Supports slide show
Media Server Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol
User Authentication
Local User Supports built-in user accounts
Local Group Supports built-in user groups
Windows NT/ADS Supported
File System
Type Journaling File System
Capacity 16TB (XFS, ZFS, EXT4)/8TB (EXT3) per volume
Language Support Unicode Support
Authorization (ACL) “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
User Quota Supported
Administration
User Interface Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Portuguese
Utility Program MS Windows Setup Wizard
Supports Windows 7/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email Notifications Sends system messages via e-mail to the system administrator
SNMP Trap System information trap out
Others
Dual DOM Supported
Recycled Bin Supported
Web Disk Supported
Web Server Supported (via module)
ISO Mount Supported
User Module Supported
IP Cam Surveillance Supports up to 10 IP cameras (via module)

Package Contents

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

How To

NAS 101

Connecting to your NAS

Backup and Data Security

Expansion

Thecus TV

Discover iSCSI and how to use it with a Thecus NAS

This tutorial is separated in three parts. The first part will teach you what's iSCSI and how it can be used. The second and third part would be practical demonstration on iSCSI Target/Initiator. Only the second part requires a Thecus NAS!

The basics of Thecus Firmware V5

Learn more about the brand new Firmware V5 for Thecus NAS. This video focus on UI improvements, user-friendliness features, and the new AMI (Auto Module Installation) which allows you to customize your NAS in a few clics. Live video starts at 2:18