Linux NAS | Large Business - Rackmount

N16000V The Superior Enterprise Storage Center
  • Intel® Xeon® for Blazing Speed
  • Enterprise Size for Enterprise Tasks
  • SATA III and SAS 6G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds
  • High Availability (HA)
  • Rock-Solid Security



  • High Availability (HA)
    For the first time, your data is completely free of delays in access. Regardless of the situation, HA actively keeps your data on two separate, identical NAS. If one needs maintenance, the other will dutifully rise to the occasion without as much as a blip in service. Whether rain, shine, or Armageddon, your data will always be there.
  • 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. Backwards compatibility adds the connectivity of a world full of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the best combination of speed and universal access.
  • 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. Acronis sports a slick interface, user-friendly design, and comprehensive features to keep your data safe.
  • 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. With Thecus®' unique Dual DOM (OS Redundancy) design, a secondary DOM automatically reprograms the primary DOM if it fails, meaning your data is always safe and accessible.
  • 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. Should a hard drive malfunction occur, changing one is simple thanks to online RAID migration and expansion, hot spare, and auto rebuild.
  • 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. Connect through iSCSI for the fastest data transfer speeds available and make wasted disk space a thing of the past with thin provisioning's flexible storage functionality.
  • 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 Quota
    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.


Thecus is releasing a new line of network attached storage that takes on a quickly growing part of the market: high-capacity, high-value storage. The value, or “V”, line, supplement Thecus's existing full lineup of NAS, by giving users a choice between more value and more power. These new NAS combine the newest line of powerful Intel® processors and Thecus's potent software to provide a solution that can accommodate a broad spectrum of business and personal storage and computing needs while staying within your budget.

Two NAS packed with all the Thecus hardware innovations

The N12000V and N16000V are bundled with useful pieces of hardware innovations to ensure that your NAS is a solid investment. The system relies on a very recent high-value

The NAS are long-term products. That's why Thecus added a lot of attractive hardware delicacies. Thanks to their multiple PCI-e slots, the N12000V & N16000V benefit from:

-SAS controller to support current and future cutting-edge disks, up to 15000rpm.
-USB 3.0 ports: tired of waiting? Use high-speed external hard drives with speeds up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0!
-10GBASE-T Ethernet adapter (optional) to connect to 10GbE networks with a regular Ethernet cable (CAT6 with RJ45 plug): no more expensive and fragile optic cables.

With the remaining slots, you've got room to improve for future and exciting technical improvements of the network industry.

Last but not least, those two models feature a HDMI output. Besides simple monitoring, what you can do now with your NAS is virtually limitless and does not require a computer anymore!

A generous software suit for unmatched availability

Delivered with the same 64-bits software as their regular versions, the N12000V & N16000V come with the now famous Thecus-HA (High Availability): instant NAS cloning and service recovery in case of hardware failure. You can know more about Thecus-HA here.

The embedded Firmware comes with everything useful for your enterprise, maximizing the ROI: buying a smart centralized unit such as Thecus NAS will reduce maintenance costs, diminish initial investment and remain flexible: iSCSI capabilities for dynamic space allocation, Citrix and VMware certifications for virtualized environments, all the common and uncommon RAID levels for data redundancy, compatibility with all network protocols to be sure your NAS can work with anyone, distant access over Internet, and so on. Functions can be added on the fly thanks to the Thecus module system.

Also each of our N12000V and N16000V comes bundled with one Acronis Backup Software to give users a well-designed, professional software backup solution to simplify storage and backup tasks.

While IT budgets are tightening, the need for quality high-capacity NAS has, paradoxically, never been so strong within professional environments. Combining Thecus quality standards, innovations and high-value hardware, the V series is designed to bring customers alternative solutions and help them to manage their critical resources without crippling their budget” says Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus Technology Corp.


1.Hardware Platform
Item Spec
Processor Intel® Xeon® E3-1225 3.1GHz Processor + Intel C206 chipset
System Memory 4GB DDR3 SDRAM
LAN Interface (PCI-e) RJ-45x3: Intel 82574L 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x6 (front x2, back x4) (Type A)
USB 3.0 host port x2 (back x2)
LED Indicator Power: (blue)
System Busy: (yellow)
System Alert: Redundant power or system fan failure (red)
HDD 1-16 Activity/Fail (green/red)
OLED Displays system status and information (Multilingual)
SAS/SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane) LSI 2008 HBA card supports 6G SAS/SATA (x8)
Disk Interface 16 x SATA/SAS for internal
2 x eSATA for external
Power Supply Redundant power supply 500W or more
PCI-e Slots 8-lane (x3), One is used by SAS HBA
4-lane (x1)
1-lane (x1) used by CU30N (USB 3.0)
Thermal/Fan Control Thermal sensor on processor temperature
CPU fan control
System Fan Hot swappable (x4)
Buttons Power button (Front, shutdown controlled by user interface)
LCM button (ENT, ESC, UP, DOWN)
System reset button
Locator button
RS232 1 (For UPS)
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 3U Rack mount
Dimensions (HxWxD) 133 x 440 x 662 (mm)

2. Software Functions
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD
Auto-rebuild Supported
Hot-swap Supported
Dedicated Hot Spare Supported
Global Hot Spare Supported
Online RAID Migration Supported
Online RAID Expansion Supported
RAID Volume Encryption AES256bit
Power Management Available spin-down while idle setting
Bad Block Scanning Supported
SMART Info Supported
SMART Test Supported
Disk Roaming Supports volume-based roaming to other N16000V
Configuration Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
IP Sharing Mode Can be enabled/disabled
Transport Protocols TCP/IP/AppleTalk
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
Mac OS X
FTP Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control 
Secure FTP Built-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
Download Manager BT Download (Transmission module)
NZB download (NZB 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)
Single Volume Remote Replication Incremental or synchronized (via Rsync module)
USB device copy to NAS Controlled through LCM
Bi-directional USB Copy Supported (via USB Copy 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 Supported
MPIO Supported
MCS Supported
Clustering Supported
SCSI3 persistent group reservation Supported
Power Management
Scheduled Power On/Off Supported
Volume Management
Multiple RAID Supported
Multiple File System Selectable EXT3/EXT4/XFS
Multimedia Support
iTunes Server Supports AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza!™ Web Server (via module) Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
Support EXIF display
Support slide show
Media Server Support uPnP AV streaming protocol
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
Language Support Unicode Support
Authorization (ACL) “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
User Quota Supported
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 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email Notifications Sends system messages via email to the system administrator
SNMP Trap System information trap out
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)
Thecus Dashboard Mobile monitoring and administration (via module)
ThecusShare™ Uploading, downloading, and streaming multimedia
Dual DOM Supported
Recycle 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)
HA (High Availability) Supported

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

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!

Thecus® High Availability

For businesses, having constant access to their data is always of vital importance. High Availability (HA) is the most sophisticated system for keeping your data safe and within reach at all times. By running two parallel NAS, HA allows constant synchronization between the two.

Thecus's supersized N12000, N16000 serise and N8900 are equipped with the High Availability (HA) function. Find out more on Thecus TV, where Thecus shows how HA works on the example of Thecus's biggest N16000 NAS.