Thecus N8900 8-Bay Diskless 10GbE Ready Enterprise Rackmount NAS Server

Thecus N8900 8-Bay Diskless 10GbE Ready Enterprise Rackmount NAS Server

Thecus N8900 8-Bay Diskless 10GbE Ready Enterprise Rackmount NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • Supports up to 32TB of Storage
  • 2nd-Gen Intel Core i3-2120 Processor
  • 8.0 GB DDR3 Memory
  • USB SuperSpeed 3.0: 5.0 Gb/s Data Rate
  • SATA III / SAS Drive Interface: 6.0 Gb/s
  • HDMI Output
  • 10Gb Ethernet Ready
  • 3x PCI-e Expansion Slots
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, JBOD
  • Dual DOM Design For Data Security
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Thecus N8900 overview

  • 1Description

The Thecus N8900 8-Bay Diskless 10GbE Ready Enterprise Rackmount NAS Server is a high-capacity NAS storage solution. While the N8900 doesn't initially come with any hard drives, it can support up to 32TB of data storage capacity (sold separately). The server features USB SuperSpeed 3.0 connectivity, for data transfer rates up to 5.0 Gb/s! It supports SATA III and SAS drive interfaces for 6.0 Gb/s speeds. The server has an HDMI output, dual USB 3.0 ports and audio output / input. What's more is that it's 10Gb Ethernet ready. Take advantage of multiple PCI-e extension slots: One 4-lane and two 8-lane slots. These can come in handy for a variety of purposes, such as installing a 10Gb Ethernet adapter, allowing you to use your choice of traditional fiber or high-performance / low-cost base-T cables!

The N8900 comes equipped with a 2nd-generation Intel Core i3-2120 processor working at a speed of 3.3 GHz. There's also a full 8.0 GB of DDR3 memory. Whatever your desired business application, this server has you covered. It offers fast RAID operations, multitasking, reactive virtualized environments, application serving, and more.

The DOM (Disk On Module) is the counterpart to the BIOS on a computer: If it should fail or become corrupted for any reason, all of your precious data could be lost forever. Thanks to the Thecus Dual DOM design, you have a second DOM that's prepared to replace or reprogram the first one if the need should arise. This security measure has minimized DOM failures by 67%!

The N8900 is compatible with virtually every common file system, including Ext3, Ext4, and XFS, among others. Six link aggregation modes are supported to maximize performance.

10GbE Ready
Today's high-end data centers routinely require a degree of speed that average Internet is simply incapable of providing. This Thecus NAS is 10Gb Ethernet ready to satisfy the most demanding needs of today--and tomorrow!
USB 3.0 Connectivity
The next generation of connectivity is here! Experience speeds of up to 5.0 Gb/s with USB 3.0--10x faster than USB 2.0! Whether you're connecting digital cameras and smart phones, backing up large external hard drives, or extending the capacity of your NAS, USB 3.0 will ensure that it's done in no time at all. Backwards compatibility enables connectivity of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices, to achieve the optimal combination of speed and universal access.
Acronis True Image
Thecus gives you the best it has to offer with Acronis's sophisticated backup software. Back up all your data with single-click protection or pick and choose just your most critical files. Acronis features a slick interface, user-friendly design, and comprehensive feature set to keep your data secure.
Dual DOM
A Disk On Module (DOM) harbors all of the system's critical software. If it should cease to work for any reason, your system firmware could be inaccessible--or worse. With Thecus' unique Dual DOM (OS Redundancy) design, a second DOM automatically reprograms the primary DOM if it should fail, ensuring that your data is always secure and easily accessible.
Multiple RAID
Thecus' NAS server truly lets you have it your way when it comes to data management. Create multiple RAID volumes, each supporting different RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD--for your own customizable blend of data protection and performance. If a hard drive malfunction occurs, changing one is easy via online RAID migration and expansion, hot spare and auto rebuild!
Multiple File Systems
Support for a multitude of file systems, including Ext3, EXT4, and XFS, gives Thecus NAS the versatility to handle many various types of environments. You can simultaneously utilize different file systems across multiple RAID volumes, in order to get the best that each has to offer.
iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
Get all the potential out of your storage space with the blazing-fast speed of iSCSI and the high efficiency of iSCSI thin provisioning. Connect via iSCSI for the fastest data transfer speeds available, and eliminate wasted disk space via thin provisioning's versatile storage functionality.
iOS / Android Connectivity
In today's world, nothing is as crucial as the ability to access your data from anywhere. With ThecusShare and the Thecus Dashboard, you're able to manage, upload to and download / stream from your NAS via an iOS or Android device on the go!
Backing up your data is obviously a necessary procedure, and everyone has particular requirements when it comes to storage. Thecus's Rsync functionality affords you great flexibility with remote backup capability, a versatile scheduler, and the stability of Linux-based transfer.
User Quotas
Separate the massive storage of a Thecus NAS among multiple users. Whether there are 2 or 100 of you, user quotas make it a simple task to divvy up and manage disk space.
PCI-e Slot
Thecus NAS products are ready for numerous emerging technologies. Via the built in PCI-e slot, business users may add a 10G Ethernet Adaptor for lightning-fast transfer speeds, or a USB 3.0 Adapter Card for the enjoyment of next-generation connectivity.
In the Box
Thecus N8900 8-Bay Diskless 10GbE Ready Enterprise Rackmount NAS Server
  • Accessory Bag With Key
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Cord
  • Acronis True Image DVD
  • Universal CD
  • Twonky Media Server CD
  • QIG
  • HDD Compatibility List Card
  • Sliding Shelves
  • 3 Year Warranty
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    Thecus N8900 specs

    Capacity Diskless
    Supports up to 32TB (hard drives sold separately)
    Drive Bays 8
    Drive Speed Not specified by manufacturer
    Buffer Not specified by manufacturer
    Processor Intel Core i3-2120
    Memory 8.0 GB DDR3 SDRAM
    Data Transfer Rate USB 3.0: 5.0 Gb/s
    SATA III / SAS: 6.0 Gb/s
    LED Indicators Power: Blue
    System busy: Yellow
    System alert - Redundant power or system fan failure: Red
    HDD 1-8 Activity / Fail: Green / Red
    OLED Displays system status and information (multilingual)
    Buttons Power button: Front, shutdown controlled by user interface
    LCM button: ENT, ESC, UP, DOWN
    System reset button
    Locator button
    Thermal Solution Thermal sensor on processor temperature
    CPU Fan control
    System Fan control
    System fan: 2x hot swappable
    Input/Output Connectors
    Interface LAN (PCI-e) - RJ-45: Intel 82574L 10 / 100 / 1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI / MDI-X (WOL supported)
    USB 2.0 / 3.0
    Disk: SATA / SAS
    RS232: 1x (for UPS)
    Ports 3x RJ-45 ports: Intel 82574L 10 / 100 / 1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI / MDI-X
    6x USB 2.0 host ports: 2x front, 4x back (Type A)
    2x USB 3.0 host ports: Back
    1x HDMI output: Back
    Audio MIC input, Line input, Audio output
    SAS Via SAS / SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane): LSI 2008 HBA card supports 6G SAS / SATA (x8) for speeds up to 6.0 Gb/s
    SerialATA (SATA) Via SAS / SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane): LSI 2008 HBA card supports 6G SAS / SATA (x8) for speeds up to 6.0 Gb/s
    PCIe Expansion Slots 3x 8-lane - 1x used by SAS HBA
    1x 4-lane
    1x 1-lane used by CU30N (USB 3.0)
    Chassis 2U Rack mount
    Mounting Orientation Not specified by manufacturer
    Power Requirements Power supply: Redundant power supply 500 W or more (80plus)
    Environmental Requirements Temperature: 41 - 104° F (5.0 - 40° C)
    Humidity: 0.0 ~ 80 % R.H. (non-condensing)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 17.2 x 3.4 x 23.4" (43.75 x 8.7 x 59.5 cm)
    Weight Not specified by manufacturer
    RAID RAID Modes: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD
    Auto-rebuild: Supported
    Hot-swap: Supported
    Dedicated Hot Spare: Supported
    Global Hot Spare: Supported
    Online RAID Migration: Supported
    Online RAID Expansion: Supported
    RAID Volume Encryption: AES256bit
    Disk Power Management: Available spin-down while idle setting
    Bad Block Scanning: Supported
    SMART Info: Supported
    SMART Test: Supported
    Disk Roaming: Supports volume-based roaming to other N8900
    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 v4, AFP
    Link Aggregation: Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB
    Data Access Client OS Support: Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7; UNIX / Linux; Mac OS 9 / X
    FTP: Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control
    Secure FTP: Built-in secure FTP Server with bandwidth control
    Download Manager: HTTP / FTP / BitTorrent / eMule (via DLM2 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 Backup Client Incremental Data Backup: Acronis True image (OEM version)
    Client System Disaster Recovery: Acronis True image (OEM version)
    Single Volume Remote Replication: Incremental or synchronized (via Rsync module)
    USB device copy to NAS: Controlled through LCM
    Bi-directional USB copy: Supported (via USB Copy module)
    MAC time machine: Supported
    Block Level Access iSCSI Target / Initiator: Supports Microsoft / Mac OS X / Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets
    iSCSI Thin Provisioning: Configurable to virtual size 16 TB
    MPIO: Supported
    MCS: Supported
    Clustering: Supported
    SCSI3 persistent group reservation: Supported
    Power Management Scheduled Power On / Off: Supported
    Volume Management Multiple RAID: Supported
    Multiple File System Selectable: EXT3 / EXT4 / XFS
    Multimedia iTunes Server: Supports AAC, MP3 with ID3 tag and WAV
    Media Server: Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol
    User Authentication Local User: Supports built-in user accounts
    Local Group: Supports built-in user groups
    Windows ADS: Supported
    File System Type: Journaling File System
    Capacity: 32TB / 24TB (XFS) / 16TB (EXT4) / 8.0 TB (EXT3) per volume
    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 and Portuguese
    Utility Program: MS Windows Setup Wizard; supports Windows 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista / 7; Mac OS X Setup Wizard
    Email notifications: Sends system messages via e-mail to the system administrator
    SNMP Trap: System information trap out
    Other Dual DOM: Supported
    Recycle Bin: Supported
    Web Server: Supported (via module)
    ISO Mount: Supported
    User Module: Supported
    IP Cam Surveillance: Supports up to 10 IP cameras (via module)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 56.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.0 x 24.0 x 9.5"

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