Thecus N12000PRO 12-Bay Enterprise-Class NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • 10GbE Aggregation
  • High Availability
  • Real-Time Remote Replication
  • McAfee Antivirus for Data Security
  • Unified Storage
  • File- & Block-Level Sharing
  • Acronis Backup Solution
  • Dynamic Volume Expansion through 10GbE
  • Support for Daisy-Chaining
  • Rack-Mountable 3U Design
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The N12000PRO 12-Bay Enterprise-Class NAS Server from Thecus is designed to meet the needs of large businesses dealing with large amount of data. With unified storage, the users will have the ability to plug their NAS to an iSCSI network, and at the same time, can use the Thecus NAS as an IP Storage pool for both protocols. This way, the NAS can be compatible with any existing or future architecture.

It is powered by the Intel Xeon E3-1275 processor that runs at 3.4 GHz. The quad-core processor is matched by 8GB of DDR3 RAM to ensure that even complex commands are executed without any glitch. To ensure optimal utilization of the processors, a PCI-e slot is provided to accommodate a 10GbE network card (sold separately), which along with link aggregation can be used to streamline the data traffic over the network.

Brought on by the ThecusOS 5.0, you can now dynamically stack your NAS units for obtaining more capacity on a single volume. This can be achieved by designating your N12000PRO as a stack master and implementing a 10GbE switch. A maximum of 8 target devices can be intertwined for a massive volume of multi TB capacity when utilizing 10GbE switch.

Up to 4 D16000 DAS can be daisy-chained to your N12000PRO NAS server to achieve an additional 64 bays of storage. As a result, massive expansions can be achieved to meet the needs of large capacity storage requirements. The SAS cables that are used to daisy-chain the DAS to the NAS help enhance data transfer speeds. If paired with volume expansion, daisy-chain can be used to expand storage capacity to up to 2.5PB.

The N12000PRO runs on ThecusOSTM 5.0, which supports the High Availability feature. High Availability allows you to replicate the data on an active NAS to another standby NAS via 10GbE synchronization. If data corruption occurs or if the active NAS has any HDD problems or downtime, then the standby server keeps all vital data saved and is available at all times to take over the active NAS’s responsibilities.

The N12000PRO supports Data Guard, a total back-up solution. It provides both local and remote backup under one roof. Currently, data is backed up across several RAID volumes, external USB drives, and eSATA. In addition, Data Guard is used to sync data across the network to other NAS, in order to take advantage of real-time remote replication to keep your data safe. More importantly, Thecus Data Guard also makes managing NAS user-friendly and convenient.

Additionally, to cover backup needs of enterprises, Thecus gives five free registered copies of their Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server for Windows. Acronis offers a wide range of features which includes scheduling and hot backups with password protection, advanced compression functionality to help save space, incremental backups to save time, and FTP/SFTP remote backup. Windows Server users now have a seamless, practical and secure system disaster recovery solution with the features offered by Acronis Backup & Recovery 10 Server for Windows (OEM).

In a multiple user environment, a virus or malware may spread easily through the data stored on the NAS. Adding an antivirus to the already comprehensive software bundle will provide the necessary software protection by scanning the files on your NAS and defending it against possible threats. Thecus allow users the benefit of McAfee’s powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.

High Availability (System Redundancy)
High Availability is achieved by keeping data on 2 separate, identical NAS (Network Area Storage), which allows for convenient delay-free access to your data. If one needs maintenance, the other will take its place without affecting system performance.
10GbE Ready
10GB Ethernet-ready for high data transfer rates.
Link Aggregation
Link aggregation can sustain multiple network connections and provide redundancy in case one of the links fails. Thecus NAS supports 7 modes which provide Load Balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB and Balance-ALB, and Broadcast.
Data Guard
Data Guard backup software solution provides a user-friendly and convenient way to back up data on both a local and remote machines. Data can be backed up across RAID volumes, external USB drives, and eSATA at the host location or on other NAS servers at remote locations via a network.
Data Burn
Data Burn lets you burn NAS data directly onto a CD, DVD, and Blu-ray disc. Burning ISO image files is also supported.
Free McAfee antivirus is provided with this software bundle to protect the files on your NAS against possible threats.
Cloud Backup
Guard your data with RAID at home and add an additional level of protection in the Cloud. Just drag and drop files into the folder on your NAS and access them on any computer or mobile device with DropBox, Amazon S3, or ElephantDrive.
HDMI Output
The N12000PRO's HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management.
USB 3.0 Connectivity
Achieve high data transfer speeds with the USB 3.0. Backwards compatibility allows this NAS to work with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices.
Acronis True Image
Acronis backup software offers a One-click Protection solution to back up all your data. You can also pick and choose only the important files that you want to backup.
Multiple RAID
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. If a hard drive malfunction ever occurs, the lost data can be recovered using online RAID migration and expansion, hot spare, and auto rebuild.
Multiple File Systems
Support for multiple file systems including EXT3, EXT4, and XFS, gives the Thecus NAS flexibility to handle many different types of environments. Users can simultaneously use different file systems across multiple RAID volumes to make optimal use for each disk.
iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
Connect through iSCSI for achieving optimal data transfer speeds and use the thin provisioning flexible storage functionality to manage disk space.
iOS/Android Connectivity
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.
Thecus's Rsync functionality gives users flexibility with remote backup capability, a flexible scheduler, and the stability of Linux-based transfer to backup data.
User Quota
User Quota makes it easy to divide up and manage Thecus NAS disk space among multiple users.
PCI-e slot
Thecus NAS comes with a built in PCI-e slot, to support a 10G Ethernet adapter for fast transfer speeds, or a USB 3.0 adapter card to enjoy next-generation connectivity.
UPC: 884956002826
Software Functions
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, and JBOD
RAID Supports auto-rebuild, hot-swap, dedicated hot spare, global hot spare, RAID level migration, and RAID level expansion
RAID Volume Encryption AES256bit
Disk Supports Bad Block Scanning, SMART Info, and SMART Test
Available spin-down on idle setting for power management
Disk Roaming Volume-based roaming to other Thecus NAS
Configuration Fixed and dynamic IP address
Transport Protocols TCP/IP/AppleTalk
Network File Protocols Supported SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v4, AFP
Link Aggregation Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB, and Broadcast
Protocols Supported DDNS, SSH, UPnP, UPnP Port forwarding
System Status System Monitor: Monitoring CPU, memory, temperature, fan, network utilization and protocols access user count
Syslog Management: Send syslog to assigned location
Acts as a syslog server to receive log info from other systems
Data Access Management
Client OS Support Windows XP and later
Mac OS X
FTP Server Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control
Built-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
Download Manager BT download (via Transmission module)
NZB download (via NZB module)
Printer Server 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)
Client Side Backup Software: Thecus Backup Utility (Windows / Mac OS X)
Data Burn: Create files to ISO image and burn to optical disc, Create files to ISO image, Read ISO image from optical disc and write to NAS
Data Guard: Remote Backup/Local Backup
Mac OS X Time Machine: Supported
Block Level Access Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets (iSCSI target/initiator)
Supports iSCSI Thin Provisioning, MPIO, MCS, Clustering, and SCSI3 Persistent Group Reservation
Power Management Supports scheduled power On/Off
Volume Management Multiple RAID support
EXT3/EXT4/XFS file system support
Multimedia Support AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV for iTunes server
GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG, EXIF display, and slide shows for Piczza! Photo server (via module)
uPnP AV streaming protocol (via Twonkymedia module) for media server
User Authentication Supports built-in user accounts, built-in user groups, Windows ADS, LDAP, and Black & White list/IP Filter (Access Guard)
Cloud Backup Supports DropBox and ElephantDriver (via module)
Supports Amazon S3
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
Administration User Interface: Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish, and Czech.
Utility Program: MS Windows Setup Wizard, Supports Windows XP and later, 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)
T-OnTheGo (iOS): Upload, download and stream multimedia
Security Supports McAfee anti-virus (via module) for data security
Capacity Expansion Stackable: Can extend for 5 additional iSCSI volumes from other Thecus NAS
Volume Expansion: Dynamic volume expansion via 10G interface
JBOD Expansion: Capacity expansion via Thecus D16000 JBOD device
High Availability Supports system-level redundancy
Others Supports Dual DOM, recycle bin, ISO mount
Supports Web disk, Web server via module
IP Camera Surveillance up to 10 IP cameras supported via module
X-Window via HDMI output on the local display
Auto Module Installation
Hardware Specification
Processor Intel Xeon E3-1275 3.4 GHz
System Memory 8 GB DDR3 SDRAM
LAN Interface (PCIe) 3 x RJ-45 for Intel 82574L 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X WOL supported
USB Interface 6 x USB 2.0 host port (front x 2, back x 4) (Type A)
2 x USB 3.0 host port (back x 2)
OLED Displays system status and information (multilingual)
SAS/SATA Controller, PCIe (8-lane) LSI 2008 HBA card supports 6G SAS/SATA (x 8)
HDMI Output 1 x HDMI port (back)
Audio MIC input, line input, audio output
Disk Interface 12 x SATA for internal
1 x eSATA for external
Power Supply Redundant power supply 700 W or more (80 plus)
PCI Slots 3 x 8-lane, One is used by SAS HBA
1 x 4-lane
1 x 1-lane, used by CU30N (USB 3.0)
System Fan 4 x Hot-swappable
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: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 to 80 % R.H. (non-condensing)
Chassis 2U rack mount
Dimensions (H x W x D) 3.5 x 17.3 x 26.1" (89.0 x 440.0 x 662.0 mm)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 60.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.2 x 24.0 x 10.0"
Thecus N12000PRO 12-Bay Enterprise-Class NAS Server
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