Thecus N12910SAS 12-Bay NAS Enclosure

BH #THN12910SAS • MFR #N12910SAS
Thecus N12910SAS 12-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 12 x SATA III / SAS Drive Bays
  • 3.7 GHz Intel Skylake Dual-Core CPU
  • Intel C236 Chipset
Designed for enterprise use, the rack-mountable N12910SAS 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from Thecus offers high availability system redundancy along with real-time remote replication and system disaster recovery to ensure important data remains safe and secure. The N12910SAS features 12 SATA III/SAS drive bays making it easy to transfer data to and from the drives quickly, and with advanced RAID support, the drives can be configured to suit nearly any storage need.
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Thecus N12910SAS Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2High Availability
  • 3PLEX Media Center
  • 4Snapshot Backup
  • 5Disk Clone and Wipe
  • 6VPN Server
  • 710 GbE Ready
  • 8USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • 9Acronis True Image
  • 10Antivirus
  • 11Multiple RAID
  • 12Multiple File Systems
  • 13iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
  • 14iOS / Android Connectivity
  • 15Rsync
  • 16User Quota
  • 17PCI-e Slot

Designed for enterprise use, the rack-mountable N12910SAS 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from Thecus offers high availability system redundancy along with real-time remote replication and system disaster recovery to ensure important data remains safe and secure. The N12910SAS features 12 SATA III/SAS drive bays making it easy to transfer data to and from the drives quickly, and with advanced RAID support, the drives can be configured to suit nearly any storage need.

Inside the Thecus N12910SAS NAS enclosure, you will find an Intel Skylake Core i3 dual-core processor complete with 16GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 64GB for enhanced system performance. On the outside of the unit are dual RJ45 Ethernet LAN ports offering enhanced network connectivity while the dedicated USB ports make it easy to connect a variety of USB-enabled devices, such as smartphones, digital cameras, and more, directly to the NAS. In addition to external ports, this NAS also comes equipped with a variety of available PCI-e slots to add compatible PCI-e cards, such as a 10G Ethernet adapter, or USB 3.0 adapter to customize connectivity options.

High Availability

High availability actively keeps your data on two separate, identical NAS devices. If one needs maintenance, the other will dutifully rise to the occasion without as much as a blip in service.

PLEX Media Center

The free PLEX server is a module available on the Thecus App Center that allows you to set up and manage your media. With the Plex Media Server installed on your Thecus NAS, various devices on your network (such as your Xbox 360 and mobile devices) can connect to and stream your local and online media.

Snapshot Backup

With Btrfs support, Thecus NAS users can enjoy the simplicity of snapshot backups. Through Btrfs sub-volumes, snapshots of data at various time points can be manually or automatically made and just as easily later restored to rollback files or folders to previous states.

Disk Clone and Wipe

Disk Clone allows users to copy the entire contents of a disk to one or many other disks while Disk Wipe allows for permanent volume data destruction.

VPN Server

A VPN Server allows users to remotely access a secure network. With VPNs, businesses will be able to utilize a cost-effective, scalable, and secured network infrastructure for its client base.

10 GbE Ready

This Thecus NAS is 10Gb Ethernet-ready to satisfy the toughest needs of today and tomorrow.

USB 3.0 Connectivity

The USB 3.0 port offers 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 Gb/s. Backward 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.


Thecus' innovative hardware helps prevent failures. But sometimes you have to protect the NAS against itself. Adding an antivirus to the already comprehensive software bundle will provide the necessary software protection by scanning the files on your NAS and defending them against possible threats.

Multiple RAID

When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly lets 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 EXT4, Btrfs, 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 fast data transfer speeds and make wasted disk space a thing of the past with thin provisioning's flexible storage functionality.

iOS / Android Connectivity

With T-OnTheGo, 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.

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

Through the built-in PCI-e slot, business users can add a 10G Ethernet adapter for lighting fast transfer speeds or a USB 3.0 adapter card to enjoy enhanced connectivity.
UPC: 884956005025

Thecus N12910SAS Specs

Intel Skylake Core-i3 6100 3.7 GHz dual-core processor
Intel C236 chipset
Processor Compatibility
Intel Skylake Celeron / Pentium / Core i3_i5_i7 / XEON
Note: For special OEM/Project only. Please contact Thecus Sales for more details
SAS/SATA PortsLSI HBA card supports 12G SAS/6G SATA
Daisy ChainExpansion Port (8644): Supported
System Memory16 GB DDR4 ECC SDRAM
Memory Module Pre-Installed: 2 x 8 GB
Expandable up to 64 GB
LAN Interface2 x RJ45: Auto MDI/MDI-X
WOL supported
USB Interface2 x USB 2.0 host port (front)
4 x USB 3.0 host port (back)
OutputsVGA / DVI / HDMI
AudioAudio (5+1), SPDIF support
PS2K/B and mouse (PS2) support
LCM ModuleDisplays system status and information
LED IndicatorsPower: Blue
System Busy: Yellow
System Alert: Redundant power or system fan failure (Red)
HDD 1-12 Activity/Fail: Green/Red
PCIe1 x PCI-e x8
1 x PCI-e x4
1 x PCI-e x1
Power SupplyRedundant power supply 500 W or more (80 plus)
Disk Interface12 x SATA / SAS for internal
Supports SATA II / SATA III hard disks
Temperature & HumidityOperating Temperature
32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Non-Operating Temperature
-40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
0 to 80% RH non-condensing
Chassis2U rackmount
RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, and JBOD
- Auto-rebuild
- Hot-swap
- Hot spare
- RAID level migration
- RAID expansion
- RAID volume encryption
DiskPower Management
Spin-down when idle
- Bad block scanning
- SMART info
- SMART test
- Disk Roaming: Supports volume-based roaming to other Thecus NAS (requires OS7 64-bit)
- Disk security
Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport Protocols
File Protocols
Link Aggregation
Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB, Broadcast
- vLan
- UPnP
- UPnP Port forwarding
- Bonjour
- VPN Client/Server
System StatusSystem Monitor
Monitoring CPU, Memory, Temperature, fan, network utilization and protocols access user count
Syslog Management
Send the syslog to assigned location
Act as syslog server to receive log info from other systems
Data AccessClient OS Support
Windows XP and after
Windows Server 2003 and after
Mac OS X
Built-in FTP Server with bandwidth control
Secure FTP
Support explicit TLS
Users can download and upload files with TFTP programs
Download Manager
BitTorrent downloads (via Transmission Module)
NZB downloads (via 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 BackupClient Incremental Data Backup
Acronis Server Backup
Client System Disaster Recovery
Acronis Server Backup
- Local folder/iSCSI Backup
- Remote folder/iSCSI Backup
- High Availability
- Mac OS X Time Machine
- Snapshot
- System failover
Block Level AccessiSCSI Target/Initiator
Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets
- iSCSI Thin Provisioning
- Clustering
- SCSI3 Persistent Group Reservation
Power ManagementScheduled Power On/Off
Volume ManagementMultiple RAID
Multiple File System Selectable: EXT4/XFS/Btrfs
Multimedia SupportiTunes Server
Supports AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag and WAV
Media Server
Supports UPnP AV streaming protocol (via Module)
User AuthenticationLocal User
Supports built-in user accounts
Local Group
Supports built-in user groups
- Windows ADS
- Access Guard: Supports Black & White list / IP Filter
ProfilePhoto Center
File Center
APP Center
Surveillance Center
Cloud BackupDropBox
Supported (via Module)
Elephant Drive
Supported (via Module)
- Amazon S3
File SystemType
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 (exclude Btrfs)
Folder Quota
Supported (Btrfs only)
AdministrationUser 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 XP and after
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email Notifications
Sends system messages via e-mail to the system administrator
P2P Connection
Mail registration to connect NAS remotely
Sends system information trap out
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)Thecus Connect (Android)
Provides live up-to-date information of your NAS
Thecus Wizard
Offers fast NAS Setup via your phone
Upload, download, and stream multimedia
Uploading, downloading, streaming multimedia and webcam via P2P connection
Data SecurityVirus Scan: Supports McAfee via module install
Capacity ExpansionStackable
Can extend for 5 additional iSCSI volumes from other Thecus NAS
Dynamic Volume Expansion
Other SpecificationsRecycle Bin
Web Server (Module): Supported (via module)
ISO Mount
IP Cam Surveillance (Module): Supported via Motion Eye
UPS: Supported through USB interface
Disk Wipe
Disk Clone
Local Display: X-Window via HDMI output
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions3.5 x 17.3 x 26.1" / 89 x 440 x 662 mm
WeightNot specified by manufacturer
Packaging Info
Package Weight57 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)33 x 23.5 x 10"
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