Thecus N8900 Full-Featured 2U Rackmount NAS Server - Intel Core i3-2120, 8GB DDR3 SDRAM - N8900

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Product Overview

Thecus already has an 8 bay rackmount NAS, the N8200XXX featuring a quick Intel® Atom™ processor and providing a very good value. This product fills an important niche in the market and provides users with an excellently priced large storage NAS. Before this, Thecus was already known for innovative and powerful appliances such as the N8800SAS with SAS support and heavy-loaded hardware. With the N8900, they’ve decided to go one step further in performance and provide a state of the art NAS device for the most demanding users: USB3.0, HDMI output, and 10Gb Ethernet compatibility are only some of the key features included. Let’s have a closer look.

Powerful Hardware for Superior Performance
As part of the latest generation of leading CPUs on the market, the Intel® Core™ i3-2120 processor integrates 2 cores at 3.3GHz to match the N8900’s no less than 8GB of DDR3 memory. Fast RAID operations, multitasking, reactive virtualized environments, application serving, and more; anything your business needs.

To maximize your data safety, the N8900 benefits from a unique Thecus feature: Dual DOM design. The DOM (Disk On Module) is the equivalent of the BIOS on a computer: if it fails or gets corrupted for any reason, all your data can be lost forever. Thanks to Thecus Dual DOM design, there is a second DOM ready to replace or reprogram the first one. In this way, Thecus has reduced DOM failures by 67%!

A Design Focused on Flexibility
The N8900 also embeds what’s best for connectivity: two USB 3.0 ports, audio output/input, and an HDMI connection. Those will also give users even more possibilities when writing their own modules thanks to the brand new Thecus software developer kit.

In addition, the N8900 is built with several free PCI-e extension slots (one 4-lane and two 8-lane slots), which can be used for virtually everything. For instance, you can decide to add more USB 3.0 or eSATA slots. For companies with higher-end needs, you can choose to install a 10Gb Ethernet adapter, allowing you to use either traditional fiber or high-performance/low-cost base-T cables!

Speaking of flexibility, the N8900 is compatible with every common (and not so common) file system: Ext3, Ext4, and XFS. There are also 6 modes of link aggregation supported to maximize performance. Coupled with 6G SAS hard disks, the final results can’t be wrong!

  • 10GbE Ready
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Acronis True Image
  • Dual DOM
  • Multiple RAID
  • Multiple File Systems
  • iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
  • iOS/Android Connectivity
  • Rsync
  • User Quotas
  • PCI-e slot
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Thecus/Clairtek
    Mfg Part# N8900
    SKU 223095489
    UPC 884956003205
    UPC 14 00884956003205
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    Tech Specs
    Hardware Platform
    Processor: Intel® Core™ i3-2120
    System Memory: 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
    LAN Interface (PCI-e): RJ-45x3: Intel 82574L 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X; WOL supported
    USB Interface: USB 2.0 host port x6 (front x2, back x4) (Type A); USB 3.0 host port x2 (back x2)
    LED Indicator: 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)
    HDMI Output: HDMI port (Back x1)
    Audio: MIC input, Line input, Audio output
    SAS/SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane): LSI 2008 HBA card supports 6G SAS/SATA (x8)
    Disk interface: 8 x SATA for internal; 1 x eSATA for external
    Power Supply: Redundant power supply 500W or more (80plus)
    PCI-e Slots: 8-lane (x3), One is used by SAS HBA; 4-lane (x1); 1-lane (x1) used by CU30N (USB 3.0)
    Thermal/Fan Control: Thermal sensor on processor temperature; CPU Fan control; System Fan control
    System Fan: Hot swappable (x2)
    Button:s 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: 5°C to 40°C; Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
    Chassis: 2U Rack mount
    Dimensions (HxWxD): 87 x 437.5 x 595 (mm)
    RAID Modes: RAID 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
    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
    Configuration: Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
    IP sharing mode: Can be enable/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: Build-in FTP server with bandwidth control
    Secure FTP: Build-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 Schedule 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 16TB
    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 Support
    iTunes Server: Supports AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag and WAV
    Media Server: Support 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: 24TB (XFS)/16TB (EXT4)/8TB (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
    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
    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)
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