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WD Sentinel DS6100 8TB (4 x 2TB) Ultra-Compact Storage Plus Server

B&H # WEDS61008 Mfr # WDBWVL0080KBK-NESN
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You Pay: $3,440.00
Product Highlights
  • Unified Storage with NAS and iSCSI
  • Intel Xeon Quad-Core Processor
  • 8TB (4 x 2TB) Capacity and 16GB RAM
  • Dual/Redundant Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0/2 x USB 2.0/1 x VGA Port
  • Fully Configured Native Windows Server
  • 4 x 3.5" Enterprise-Class HDDs Included
  • Redundant Power Supplies
  • Automatic Backup and Restore Software
  • Windows Azure/Office 365 Integration

The Sentinel DS6100 8TB Ultra-Compact Storage Plus Server from WD provides unified storage with NAS and iSCSI. It uses four 2TB 3.5" datacenter-class WD Se hard drives for a total of 8TB capacity and offers integrated data protection with either RAID or Windows Storage Spaces. It is equipped with an Intel Xeon E3-1265LV2 2.5 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB RAM. The server offers wide connectivity options including two Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0, two USB 2.0, and a single VGA interface. Sentinel DS6100 offers hybrid cloud and server backup with Windows Azure and Windows Azure Backup.

Sentinel DS6100 provides a simplified management experience and better network-wide security features. It also incorporates Microsoft technologies for network data, storage, and backup. Sentinel DS6100 has real-time system status with an administrative dashboard, LCD status display, and runs thousands of line-of-business applications. It also has drive/bezel lock and security lock slot.

The Sentinel DS6100 features a dedicated OS boot drive and dual/redundant external DC-in power adapter ports. This engineered redundancy, adds to the reliability of this ultra-compact Storage Plus Server that can be deployed virtually anywhere. It is a fully configured solution with automatic backup and restore software for up to twenty-five users and fifty computers. With a single solution for both storage and server requirements, the Sentinel DS6100 is designed for any small business.

Ultra-Compact Design
The design of the Sentinel DS6100 offers optimized serviceability, allowing you to replace data drives instantly. Using custom-built hardware and electronics, it is incorporated with an Intel Xeon class server into a quiet and cool compact chassis. With its mechanically-loadable and hot-swappable 3.5" hard drive design, Sentinel DS6100 fits on any shelf or desktop.
Enterprise Redundancy
Sentinel DS6100 offers enterprise redundancy with RAID or Windows Storage Spaces, for up to four 3.5" datacenter hard drives. It also offers dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, a second power supply, and Dual Boot Drives (in auto RAID 1). Sentinel DS6100 offers dual/redundant external DC-in power supply ports, so in the event of a power surge or other damage to the internal power supply, the second power supply takes over.
Drive/Bezel Lock for Theft Deterrence
The drive/bezel lock and security lock slot of the Sentinel DS6100 are included for theft interference and deterrence.
Automatic Backup and Restore Software for up to 25 Users and 50 Devices
Sentinel DS6100 includes Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials software. It provides centralized, automated server-based backup for up to 50 Windows or Mac client computers in your network so there's no need to purchase additional backup software.
Built-In Active Directory and Primary Domain Controller
The Active Directory and Primary Domain (ADPD) controller in the Sentinel DS6100 provides enterprise-class centralized management and security, by authenticating and authorizing all users and computers on the network. It utilizes Active Directory single sign-on and associated single sign-on to assign and enforce security policies for all computers. So when a user logs into a computer that's part of a Windows domain, the Active Directory checks the submitted password and determines the data you can access.
High Performance
The Sentinel DS6100's Intel Xeon quad-core processor along with 16GB of RAM allow for read and write speeds of 100 MB/s and 115 MB/s respectively.
Cloud Integration
Sentinel DS6100 offers hybrid cloud and server backup with Windows Azure and Windows Azure Backup. It has disaster recovery protection options, which secures business data. You can protect data using secure off-site data backup to the cloud, which includes disaster recovery through cloud storage services, and local disaster recovery through network share (LAN and WAN).
Cornerstone of a Business
The server provides the infrastructure a business needs to store and protect its data. It has real-time system status with an administrative dashboard, LCD status display, and runs thousands of line-of-business applications.
Support for Line-of-Business Applications
In addition to leveraging the backup, shared storage, and cloud-based service capabilities of the Sentinel DS6100, business owners can use it as an application server for running on-premise or cloud-based line-of-business applications, including Office 365 and QuickBooks. By using Sentinel DS6100 as an application, a server can help businesses lower their maintenance overhead because there's no need to run multiple appliances performing independent functions. Such a capability increases the ROI for the server.
Real-Time System Status through the Administration Dashboard
The administrative dashboard provides system status, allowing you to view real-time updates for drive, RAID, and network status. It includes easy to use task wizards to help you set backup schedules, administer user accounts, and manage public and private shares.
Remote Access from Anywhere
It is a centralized storage solution with secure Web Remote Access. The server provides an "always on" network storage solution that provides small businesses with 24/7 access to data from virtually anywhere. Data can be accessed through any device, including desktops, laptops, smartphones or tablets.
Productivity Across Multiple Platforms
Sentinel DS6100 also provides support for Mac OS client machines. Businesses can utilize Bonjour for file sharing or to automatically connect devices such as computers and printers. It can also seamlessly back up their Macs using Apple's Time Machine backup utility.
Easy to Deploy
It includes pre-installed hard drives and an operating system with software tools that intelligently manages drive and network status that reduces maintenance time, allowing you to focus on your business.
LCD Status Display
The LCD display panel on the front of the device allows you to monitor the system status and critical alerts.
Capacity 8 TB
Interface 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
4 x USB 3.0
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
CPU Intel Xeon E3-1265LV2 2.5 GHz quad-core processor
Data Protection Storage spaces or hardware RAID (JBOD, 0, 1, 5, 10)
Cloud Integration Windows Azure, Office 365
Boot Drives 2 x 2.5" with OS pre-installed, pre-configured in RAID 1
Initial Setup VGA monitor, USB 2.0 keyboard, and mouse
Operating System Support File Share Access
Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)
Windows Vista with service pack 2 (32 and 64-bit)
Windows XP with service pack 3, (32-bit)
Mac OS X Mountain Lion
Mac OS X Lion
Mac OS X Leopard
Mac OS X Snow Leopard*
File sharing support for Linux and UNIX

Domain Join and Backup using http:\\ {ipaddress of server}\Connect
Windows 8 (32 and 64-bit)
Windows 7 (32 and 64-bit)
Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard with Time Machine
Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard with Time Machine
Mac OS X v10.7 Lion with Time Machine
Mac OS X v10.8 Mountain Lion with Time Machine 1
Please Note:

* You may need to update the system with the latest MS and WD updates.

Network Protocols CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, WebDAV, Bonjour
Power Supply Dual redundant external DC-in power supply ports
Also comes with two power adapters with cords
Power Requirements AC Input Voltage: 100 to 240 VAC
AC Input Frequency: 50 to 60 Hz
Temperature Operating: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Non-Operating: -40 to 158°F (-40 to 70°C)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.3 x 8.1 x 8.8" (16.0 x 20.6 x 22.4 cm)
Weight 14.6 lb (6.6 kg)
WD Sentinel DS6100 8TB (4 x 2TB) Ultra-Compact Storage Plus Server
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  • 2 x Power Adapters with Cords
  • 2 x Door Lock Keys
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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