Linux NAS | SMB - Rackmount

N8800SAS The Ultimate 2U NAS Server with Core 2 Duo
  • Blazing Dual Core Performance
  • Unique Dual DOM™ Design
  • Serial Attached SCSI Support
  • Rock-Solid Reliability
  • Maximum Flexibility
 

Awards/Reviews

2009-10-09
Media: IT PRO | Country: UK

"The N8800 SAS is undoubtedly the fastest SMB NAS appliance we've seen so far and delivers extremely good results for file sharing activities. Fault tolerance is in abundance and with eight hot-swap drives to play with the appliance offers a high storage capacity."

Features

  • Blazing Dual Core Performance
    The N8800SAS comes loaded with Intel® Core 2 Duo technology for breakthrough speed and performance.  With the N8800SAS, business users can enjoy increased concurrent connections and lightning-quick system response.
  • Unique Dual DOM™ Design
    In business, having access to mission-critical data at all times is crucial. The N8800SAS is equipped with a dual Disk On Module (DOM) design to ensure flawless operation and maximum uptime.
  • Serial Attached SCSI Support
    Enter a new generation of data performance with the N8800SAS. This eight bay wonder provides full Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) hard disk support for ultra-fast data throughput.
  • Rock-Solid Reliability
    Every business needs to be able to rely on their data. For these users, the N8800SAS and its multiple RAID modes make sure that data is protected at all times.
  • Maximum Flexibility
    To allow for integration in to virtually any corporate network, system administrators can choose among several file systems, including Ext3, XFS, and ZFS. Also, the N8800SAS provides compatibility with iSCSI initiators for excellent data transfer speeds.

Overview

Thecus® Technology is always pushing the boundaries of what people expect in NAS storage. Constantly innovating, Thecus® has released a number of world firsts, and today, Thecus® is proud to announce another one: the N8800SAS – the world's first rackmount NAS to feature SAS hard disk support for blistering data performance.

Engineered for businesses looking for a high performance yet cost-effective storage platform, the N8800SAS is a 2U rackmount NAS that features a bevy of cutting-edge technologies. Headlining is its ability to accommodate up to eight SATA or SAS (Serial Attached SCSI) hard disks. With the N8800SAS, enterprise users can enjoy the speed and reliability of SAS at a fraction of the cost of competing rackmount solutions. At its core, the N8800SAS features an Intel® Core 2 Duo processor and DDR2 memory for snappy system response and more concurrent connections. And for even more storage capacity, the N8800SAS is stackable with other N8800SAS units, allowing companies to easy expand their storage at any time.

Of course, performance is just one side of the equation. In a corporate environment, reliability and uptime are paramount. To keep data secure, the N8800SAS offers multiple RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD, and even allows administrators to configure multiple RAID volumes on the same unit for added flexibility. Should changes need to be made, the N8800SAS comes with online RAID migration and expansion, as well as auto-rebuild, hot-swap and hot spare for uninterrupted service. For maximum uptime, the N8800SAS comes with a unique Dual DOM design, a 450W redundant power supply, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with 802.3ad link aggregation, load balance, and failover. Data can be backed up via FarStone Drive Clone PRO 5.0 or Thecus® proprietary Nsync remote replication, and to ensure total data security, the N8800SAS even features AES 256 bit RAID volume encryption.

Finally, the N8800SAS offers unrivalled flexibility. Multiple selectable file systems, including Ext3, XFS and ZFS, and compatibility with Windows, Mac OS, and Linux, make the N8800SAS easy to integrate into virtually any corporate network. What's more, the N8800SAS comes equipped with a multitude of useful features, including a media server, a download manager, web server functionality, CD/DVD ISO image sharing, and even can be used as an IP cam surveillance server.

"With support for the latest SAS hard disk technology, the N8800SAS once again pushes the envelope for corporate NAS units," said Florence Shih, Thecus® Technology General Manager. "Brimming with cutting-edge features, blazing performance, and rock-solid reliability, the N8800SAS is ready for business."

Specs

1.Hardware Platform

Item

Spec

Processor

Intel Core 2 Duo Technology

SATA/SAS device

8 x SATA/SAS for internal, 1 x eSATA for external

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) (A Type)

LCM Module

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 1 slot

    2

    Power supply

    450W Redundant Power Supply

    Disk interface

    SATA/SAS 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

    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 (SATA HDD only)

    Bad Block Scan

    Supported

    Roaming

    Support roaming to other N8800SAS

    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

    Build in FTP Server with bandwidth control

    Secure FTP

    Build in secure FTP Server with  bandwidth control

    Download Manager

    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 N7700SAS

    Through LCM to control

    Snapshot

    Supported

    Bi-directional USB Copy

    Supported

    Block Level Access

    iSCSI Target

    Support Microsoft/Mac/Linux Initiator

    iSCSI initiator

    For stackable with N5200/1U4500/N5500/N7700/N8800

    iSCSI Thin Provisioning

    Supported

    Power management

    Schedule power on/off

    Supported

    Volume management

    Multiple RAID

    Supported

    Multiple file system selectable

    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
  • 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 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 (Default auto)

    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 7/2000/XP/2003/Vista
  • 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 interface

    Supported

    IP CAM surveillance Server (Module)

    Supports up to 10 IP CAM

    * Shipment after 09/28/2009.

    Package Contents

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

    How To

    NAS 101

    Connecting to your NAS

    Backup and Data Security

    Expansion