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N7700+ Ultimate Network Attached Storage
  • Ready For the Future 
  • Unique Dual DOM™ Design
  • Stackable Storage and iSCSI Ready
  • Maximum Flexibility and Expansion
  • Handy Snapshot Feature for Version Control 
 

Features

  • Ready For the Future 
    Future technologies are around the corner, and the N7700+ is ready. With its PCI-e slot, the N7700+ can accommodate a number of emerging technologies. Add a 10Gb Ethernet adaptor and experience the lightning-fast file transfers. With PCI-e expansion, the N7700+ is ready for whatever may come.
  • Unique Dual DOM™ Design
    In business, having access to mission-critical data at all times is crucial. The N7700+ is equipped with a dual Disk On Module (DOM) design to ensure flawless operation and maximum uptime. 
  • Stackable Storage and iSCSI Ready
    The N7700+ 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 N7700+ is also stackable, enabling users to connect their unit with up to five additional N7700+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 N7700+ offers unmatched flexibility. Support for multiple file systems including Ext3, XFS and ZFS, as well as online RAID migration and expansion, means that the N7700+'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 N7700+ will automatically rebuild the RAID array and increase storage capacity.
  • Handy Snapshot Feature for Version Control 
    The N7700+ 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

The 7-bay NAS is shaping up to be the go-to desktop NAS device for users who require both massive storage and blazing performance. Today, Thecus® Technology is pleased to introduce the N7700+, a seven-bay storage server that retains all of the robust functionality of the N7700, but ups the ante with a PCIe x8 slot suitable for 10Gb Ethernet cards.

Thecus® constantly engineers new ways to squeeze the maximum performance from existing technologies. The N7700+ one-ups its predecessor by including an internal PCIe x8 slot. Compared to the x1 slot found in the N7700, the N7700+'s PCIe slot offers up to eight times more bandwidth, which makes it perfect for 10Gb Ethernet cards. Outfitted with one of these cards, the N7700+ is fully compatible with the latest 10Gb networks, delivering unprecedented data transfer rates for the most demanding users.

Of course, the N7700+ still includes the extensive feature set of the N7700. A wide selection of RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD are there, allowing system admins to choose the optimal level of data protection. The N7700+'s Dual DOM design gives added system reliability by reprogramming the primary DOM with a secondary DOM in case of a failure. System administrators don't have to worry about the N7700+ not being compatible with their existing network as the N7700+ supports Ext3, XFS, and ZFS file systems, and is fully compatible with Windows, Mac and Linux. Admins will also love the fact that the N7700+ comes with online RAID expansion and migration, making it easy to administer from anywhere on the network.

The N7700+ is powered with an Intel® Celeron M CPU and 2GB compliment of high-speed DDR2 memory, enabling it to achieve data transfer speeds of up to 300MB/s by adding a PCI-e 10Gb Ethernet adapter. This power can easily manipulate the up to 14TB of storage space offered by the N7700+'s seven 3.5” hard disk bays. And if 14TB isn't enough, the N7700+ is also stackable with up to five other N7700+es, and all of these can be accessed via the master system for ultimate convenience. The N7700+ is even compatible with iSCSI initiators and supports iSCSI thin provisioning for added performance and flexibility 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 N7700+ is now officially VMware® Ready certified.

“The N7700 offered unprecedented performance, and with the new N7700+, Thecus® has raised the bar yet again,” said Florence Shih, Thecus® Technology General Manager. “With the new PCIe x8 slot, N7700+ users will be able to connect the latest 10GbE NICs and enjoy next-generation transfer speeds in their corporate environment.”

Specs

1.Hardware Platform

Item

Spec

Processor

Intel Celeron-M Technology

SATA Controller

7xSATA 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(Blue)
  • System Status : Busy (FW Upgrade)(Orange)
  • HDD1-7 Activity/Fail(Green/Red)
  • WAN (Link : Green; Activity : Green)
  • LAN (Link : Green; Activity :Green)
  • USB (Copy LED: Blue)
  • eSATA (Activity LED:Blue)
  • PCI-e x 8 slot

    1

    Power supply

    300W Power Supply

    Disk interface

    SATA x7 via backplane

    Thermal/Fan control

  • Thermal sensor on processor temperature
  • Temperature controlled system FAN speed
  • System fan monitoring
  • Buttons
  • Power button(Front, power down controlled by S/W)
  • LCM button (ENT,ESC,UP, DOWN)
  • RS232

    1 (For UPS)

    Environment

    Temperature : 5°C to 40°C
    Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)

    Dimension

    Tower Base


    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

    Spin down while idle time setup

    Bad Block Scan

    Supported

    Disk Roaming

    Supports roaming to other N7700+

    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)

  • Supporst 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 N7700+

    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/N4200/1U4500/1U4600/N5200/N5500/N7700 series /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

    14TB (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