Linux NAS | SMB - Rackmount

N8800+ Ultra-high Performance 2U NAS server
  • Ready For the Future
  • Unique Dual DOM™ Design 
  • Stackable Storage and iSCSI Ready
  • Maximum Flexibility and Expansion
  • Handy Snapshot Feature for Version Control
 

Awards/Reviews

2011-11-14
Media: Foxnetwork | Country: Russia

“High access speed to the storage; ability of network aggregation and stacking several NAS; support for optional 10GbE NICs; redundant power supplies; the ability to control the device by using the buttons and the screen on the front panel; security against network attacks; possibility of independent set up of the optional extension modules.”

2011-03-30
Media: Hardware Portal | Country: Russia

“In conclusion, I want to say that today the entire line of Thecus N8800 tested for compatibility with VMware ESX 4, and considering all the above, we award the server the Excellent Purchase award.”

Features


  • Ready For the Future
    Future technologies are around the corner, and the N8800+ is ready. With its PCI-e slot, the N8800+ can accommodate a number of emerging technologies. Add a 10Gb Ethernet adaptor and experience the lightning-fast file transfers. With PCI-e expansion, the N8800+ is ready for whatever may come.
  • Unique Dual DOM™ Design
    In business, having access to mission-critical data at all times is crucial. The N8800+ is equipped with a dual Disk On Module (DOM) design to ensure flawless operation and maximum uptime. 
  • 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 N8800+s via a master system as a large data pool. With iSCSI and stackability, expanding the capacity of application servers is both quick and easy.
  • Maximum Flexibility and Expansion
    Aside from being iSCSI ready, the N8800+ offers unmatched flexibility. Support for multiple file systems including Ext3, XFS and ZFS, as well as online RAID migration and expansion, means that the N8800+'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 N8800+ will automatically rebuild the RAID array and increase storage capacity.
  • Handy Snapshot Feature for Version Control 
    The N8800+ 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 around the world need every advantage they can get against their competitors. The faster an organization reacts, the more likely they are to come out on top. Top corporations know that speed is an essential component of competitiveness and with that in mind, digital storage leader Thecus® Technology is pleased to announce the N8800+ 2U Rackmount Storage Server. With massive storage, blazing speed, and an internal PCI-E 8X slot that is compatible with next-generation 10Gb Ethernet cards, the N8800+ is the ideal network storage solution for the enterprise on the cutting-edge.

With the N8800+, performance is the name of the game. Inside the N8800+ lies an internal PCIe x8 slot, which delivers up eight times more bandwidth than the PCIe x1 slot found in the N8800. This slot makes the N8800+ fully equipped to accommodate the latest 10Gb Ethernet cards, allowing corporations to upgrade their networks to blazing-fast 10GB speeds for maximum data transfer rates and throughput. To enable smooth operation for even multiple corporate clients, the N8800+ is powered by Intel® Celeron M CPU and comes loaded with 2GB of DDR2 memory, which means more productivity and less waiting around.

Companies with large storage needs will love the N8800+. Eight SATA drive bays provide up to 16TB of storage, and organizations that need more simply have to add another N8800+ to their data center using the stackable feature. Up to five N8800+es can be connected together and accessed via a master system for seamless storage expansion. All of this data can be protected via multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD, and these can be managed easily with online RAID expansion and migration. To deliver maximum uptime, the N8800+ comes with Thecus®' Dual DOM design, which includes a secondary DOM designed to reprogram the primary DOM should it fail for any reason. An optional redundant power supply ensures that company data is always safe and secure, even during a power failure. And for unbeatable flexibility, the N8800+ also supports iSCSI thin provisioning, and is fully compatible with iSCSI initiators. 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), and N8800+ is now officially VMware Ready certified.

“The age of the 10Gb corporate network is at hand, and the Thecus® N8800+ is ready,” said Florence Shih, Thecus® Technology General Manager. “With the unprecedented performance, security, and reliability of the N8800+, companies can equip their IT departments to handle the ever-growing demands of the modern enterprise.”

Specs

1.Hardware Platform

Item

Spec

Processor

Intel Celeron-M Technology

SATA device

8xSATA for internal, 1xeSATA for external

System Memory

2GB 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) (A Type)

    LCM

    Displays system status and information

    LED indicator

  • Power:(Yellow)
  • System alert : Redundant power or system fan failure (Red)
  • HDD1-8 Activity/Fail(Green/Red)
  • PCI-e x 8 slot

    1

    Power supply

    350W Redundant Power Supply

    Disk interface

    SATA x8 via backplane

    Thermal/Fan control

    Thermal sensor on processor temperature

    System Fan

    4 x Hot Swappable

    Buttons

  • Power button(Front, power down controlled by S/W)
  • 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)

    Dimension

    2U Rack Mount


    2. Software Functions
     

    RAID

    RAID modes

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

    Auto-rebuild

    Supported

    Hot-swap

    Supported

    Hot spare

    Supported

    SMART Info

    Supported

    SMART Test

    Supported

    On line RAID Migration

    Supported

    On line RAID Expansion

    Supported

    RAID Volume Encryption

    AES256bit

    Disk

    Power management

    Spins down while idle time setup

    Bad Block Scan

    Supported

    Disk 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, 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

    WebDisk

    Web-based file access

    FTP

    Build in FTP Server with bandwidth control  

    Secure FTP

    Build in secure FTP Server with  bandwidth control

    Download Manager (Module)

    HTTP / FTP / BT / eMule

    Printer Server (IPP)

  • Supports USB printers
  • Supports IPP various printers
  • Client can manage print tasks  (List/Delete) via Web user interface
  • Data Backup

    Client 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

    Bi-directional USB Copy (Module)

    Supported

    Block Level Access

    iSCSI Target

    Supports Microsoft/Mac/Linux Initiator

    iSCSI initiator

    For stackable with N0503/1U4500/IU4600/N5200/N5500/N7700 series and N8800 series

    iSCSI Thin Provisioning

    Virtual size adjustable up to 16TB

    Power management

    Schedule power on/off

    Supported

    Volume management

    Multiple RAID

    Supported

    Selectable file system

    Ext3 / XFS / 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

    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) / 8TB (ext3) per volume

    Language Support

    Unicode Support

    Authorization (ACL)

    Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups for share and sub-folders

    Administration

    Multi-Lingual Web-based administration

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

    Utility Program

  • MS Windows Setup Wizard, supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
  • Mac setup Wizard (OSX only)
  • Email notification

    Sends system messages via Email to system administrator

    SNMP trap

    System information trap out

    Others

    Dual DOM

    Supported

    Web Disk

    Supported

    Recycled bin

    Supported

    Web Server (Module)

    Supported

    ISO Mount

    Supported

    User module

    Supported

    IP CAM surveillance (Module)

    Supports up to 5 IP CAM

    Supported Web Browsers

  • Internet Explorer 7 or higher
  • Firefox 3 or higher
  • Safari 4 or higher
  • Google Chrome 4 or higher
  • 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

    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