Thecus N12000PRO 12-Bay Enterprise-Class NAS Server

Description

The Thecus N12000PRO NAS 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.

  • 10GbE Aggregation
  • Real-Time Remote Replication
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Since Thecus® has entered the enterprise level NAS market with the N12000 and the N16000; they proved that the reliability and stability already found within its existing line of NAS could be tailor made to service heavy storage and heavy demand businesses. And to better serve the needs of the diverse enterprise users, the N12000V and N16000V followed which offered a choice between more value and more power. As the technology evolves quickly, Thecus® is now proud to announce its new large business solution, the N12000PRO and N16000PRO.

“Thecus is dedicated to serve enterprise level needs with the best technology available,” said Florence, CEO and General Manager of Thecus Technology. “Paired with powerful Intel processors and functions which provide advanced security features, our customers can rest assured that their data is being managed by professional hands.”

Better processors for better performance

The new PRO series of 12 and 16-bay NAS comes with the fastest Intel® technology ever seen at Thecus®. The N16000PRO and the N12000PRO are equipped with the Xeon® E3-1275 processor that runs at 3.4 GHz. The quad-core processors are matched by 8GB of DDR3 RAM on both devices to make sure that the biggest commands fly through without an itch. And to make sure the full power of the processors is used, a 10GbE network card can be added to the available PCI-e slot and link aggregation can be used to make sure your network doesn’t slow you down.

Store big with Volume Expansion and Daisy Chaining

Brought on by the ThecusOS™ 5.0, users can now dynamically stack their NAS units for more capacities in a single volume; simply designate your N16000PRO or N12000PRO as a stack master and implement a 10GbE switch to connect additional target devices. Scalability is the key notion when it boils down to volume expansion. In fact, an amazingeighttarget devices can be intertwined for a massive volume of multi TB capacity when utilizing 10GbE switch.

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Daisy-chaining is the most innovative function to expand storage volume while keeping cost down. Up to four D16000 DAS can be added to your N16000PRO and N12000PRO for an additional 64 bays of storage. As a result, IT enterprises or consumers who utilize large amounts of storage can obtain massive expansion and save cost. Another perk about daisy-chaining is that transfer speeds are fast! Thanks to the SAS cables that are put-to-use to daisy-chain the DAS to the NAS. If paired with volume expansion, daisy-chain can help large businesses expand their storage capacity to up to 2.5 PB!

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0GBASE-T High Availability (HA)

The N12000PRO and N16000PRO both run on ThecusOSTM5.0 which supports one of the most important features within the storage industry, High Availability.In short, HA allows users to replicate the data on an active NAS to another standby NAS via 10GbE synchronization. The importance of HA is quickly noticeable, whether there is data corruption or if the active NAS has any HDD problems or downtime, the standby server keeps all vital data saved and is available at all time to take over the active NAS’ responsibilities.

Total backup solution

Also supported by the N16000PRO and the N12000PRO is the total backup solution, Data Guard. This backup solution is the ultimate feature as it providesboth local and remote backup under one roof. Currently, data is backed up across RAID volumes, external USB drives, and eSATA. In addition, Data Guard uses innovative technology to sync data across the network to other NAS, take advantage of real-time remote replication to keep your data safe. More importantly, Thecus®Data Guard is the total backup solution which makes managing NAS user-friendly and convenient.

Additionally, to cover enterprises backup needs, Thecus® joined hands with Acronis and gives five free registered copies of their Backup Recovery 10 Server for Windows. Acronis offers a wide range of critical 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 offer by Acronis Backup Recovery 10 Server for Windows (OEM).

Antivirus solution

In a multiple users environment, it is easy to spread a virus or malware 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. McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company and shares Thecus’ spirit of dedication and quality. By establishing a strong partnership with them, Thecus® allow users the benefit of McAfee’s powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.

Conclusion

The N16000PRO and the N12000PRO from Thecus® are designed to meet the needs of large businesses with large amount of data and who expect professional performance out of their NAS. With unified storage, the users will have the ability to plug their NAS to an iSCSI network, and at the same time, use your Thecus® NAS as an IP Storage pool for both protocols. This way, the NAS can be compatible with any existing or future architecture. Now with faster processors, the N16000PRO and the N12000PRO will deliver quicker response time and handle multitasking with even better ease than before. The N16000PRO and the N12000PRO are a statement that Thecus® promises to always provide professional level NAS for all.

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Features

10GbE Included
High-end data centers often need a level of speed that today’s average network cannot provide.The 10GbE solution offered by the N8810U-G models makes them ready for the next step in network evolution straight out of the box.

HA

High Availability (System Redundancy)
For the first time, your data is completely free of delays in access. Regardless of the situation, HA actively keeps your data on two separate, identical NAS. If one needs maintenance, the other will dutifully rise to the occasion without as much as a blip in service. Whether rain, shine, or Armageddon, your data will always be there.

Data Guard
Data Guard backup solution is the ultimate software as it provides both local and remote parts. Currently, data is backed up across RAID volumes, external USB drives, and eSATA. In addition, Data Guard uses innovative technology to sync data across the network to other NAS and servers. More importantly, Thecus® Data Guard is the total backup solution which makes managing NAS user-friendly and convenient.

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Volume Expansion
Thecus Dynamic Volume Expansion is a key solution for enterprises and heavy data users who require large amounts of storage with the option of easy growth. By incorporating a 10GbE switch, businesses have the flexibility to add up to eight target devices in a single NAS stack.

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Daisy Chaining
With daisy chaining, users now have the ability to cost effectively increase their storage volume while maintaining fast transfers. To set up a daisy chain, one master NAS unit is installed as a controller with up to four DAS linked as slaves. SAS cables are then used to link the units together in order to ensure rapid speeds. The ability to reach tremendous capacities while saving nearly 30% on hardware costs (versus traditional storage architecture) is something truly groundbreaking in the industry.

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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.

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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.

SAS

SATA III and SAS 6G
SATA III and SAS 6G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds Select Thecus NAS now support internal hard drives with SATA III and SAS 6G interfaces which feature top-of-the-line transfers speeds of up to an amazing 6 Gbit/s! They are also backwards-compatible with SATA II drives, so your old disks can still be swapped in and out without a hitch.

PLEX

PLEX Media Center
The Plex Media Server is both the heart and brains for any digital media system. The free 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.

DataBurn

Data Burn
NAS data can now be burned directly to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs with Data Burn, this hassle-free module makes burning data to a disk effortless. In addition, burning ISO image file is also supported. Whether you’re managing audio, media or essential files; Data Burn copies information fast while significantly reducing waiting time. The process of burning file to disk is now easy and smooth with Data Burn module.

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User Quota
Divide the massive storage of a Thecus NAS among multiple users. Whether there are two users or 100, User Quota make it easy to divvy up and manage disk space

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Antivirus
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 it against possible threats. McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company and shares Thecus’ spirit of dedication and quality. By establishing a strong partnership with them, Thecus will allow users the benefit of McAfee’s powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.

CloudBackup

Cloud Backup
The private and public clouds meet with Thecus’ new DropBox, Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive cloud backup functionality! Guard your data with RAID at home and 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

HDMI Output
Make your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! The N7710’s HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management.

USB3.0

USB 3.0 Connectivity
The next generation of connectivity is here with 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 Gbit/s. Backwards 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

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.

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Multiple RAID
When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly let you have it your way. Create multiple RAID volumes each supporting different RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 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.

FilySystem

Multiple File Systems
Support for multiple file systems including EXT3, 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.

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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 fastest data transfer speeds available and make wasted disk space a thing of the past with thin provisioning’s flexible storage functionality.

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iOS/Android Connectivity
In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With T-OnTheGo and the T-Dashboard, you can manage your NAS, and upload to and download/stream from your NAS using an iOS or Android device on the go.

Rsync

Rsync
Backing up your data is very necessary, and everyone has specific needs when it comes to storage. Thecus’s Rsync functionality gives users great flexibility with remote backup capability, a flexible scheduler, and the stability of Linux-based transfer.

Reviews

2013-07-31
Media: Storage Times | Country: USA

“The Thecus N12000PRO is clinical, feature full, expansion in abundance, and excellent in the area of performance. N12000PRO seems to have the knack of supporting compatibility on expansive platforms, ensuring painless and reliable storage without the aggravation of trying to make it all come together. No fuss storage at an excellent price with enterprise level features that will serve in any environment for many years to come. Truly has to be one of the best 12-bay NAS servers on the market. Awarding it our Editors Choice was easy regardless of how difficult it is to get an award at Storagetimes the N12000PRO deserved it on merit.”

Specifications

1.Hardware Platform

ItemSpec
ProcessorIntel® Xeon® E3-1275 ( 3.4GHz Quad Core)
Processor Compatible withIntel Sandybridge Celeron Pentium / Core i3 / XEON
**Note: For special OEM/Project only.  Please contact Thecus Sales for more details
System Memory8GB DDR3 SDRAM
Memory expandable up to32GB Memory Compatibility List
LAN Interface (PCI-e)RJ-45×3: Intel 82574L 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
WOL supported
USB InterfaceUSB 2.0 host port x6 (front x2, back x4) (Type A)
USB 3.0 host port x2 (back x2)
OLEDDisplays system status and information (Multilingual)
SAS/SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane)LSI 2008 HBA card supports 6G SAS/SATA
10GbE NIC(Optional x3)
HDMI OutputHDMI port (back x1)
AudioMIC input, Line input, Audio output
Disk Interface12 x SATA/SAS for internal, support SATA II / SATA III hard disk
1 x eSATA for external HDD/SSD Compatibility List
Power SupplyRedundant power supply 700W or more (80plus)
PCI-e Slots8-lane (x3), One is used by SAS HBA
4-lane (x1)
1-lane (x1) used by CU30N (USB 3.0)
System FanHot swappable (x4)
ButtonsPower button (Front, shutdown controlled by user interface)
LCM button (ENT, ESC, UP, DOWN)
System reset button
Locator button
RS2321 (For UPS)
EnvironmentTemperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis2U Rack mount
Dimensions (HxWxD)89 x 440 x 662 (mm)/ 3.5 x 17.3 x 26.06 (in)
Weight26.39(Kgs)/58.18(lb)

2. Software Functions

RAID
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD
Auto-rebuildSupported
Hot-swapSupported
Dedicated Hot SpareSupported
Global Hot SpareSupported
RAID Level MigrationSupported
RAID Level ExpansionSupported
RAID Volume EncryptionAES256bit (Intel AES-NI supported)
Disk
Power ManagementAvailable spin-down on idle setting
Bad Block ScanningSupported
SMART InfoSupported
SMART TestSupported
Disk RoamingSupports volume-based roaming to other Thecus NAS
Network
ConfigurationFixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport ProtocolsTCP/IP/AppleTalk
File ProtocolsSMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v4, AFP
Link AggregationLoad balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB, Broadcast
TCP/IPIPV6 & IPV4
DDNSSupported
SSHSupported
UPnPSupported
UPnP Port forwardingSupported
System status
System MonitorMonitoring CPU, memory, temperature, fan, network utilization and protocols access user count
Syslog ManagementSend syslog to assigned location
Act as syslog server to receive log info from other systems
Data Access
Client OS SupportWindows XP and after
Windows Server 2003 and after
UNIX/Linux
Mac OS X
FTPBuilt-in FTP server with bandwidth control
Secure FTPBuilt-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
Download ManagerBT download (via Transmission module)
NZB download (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 Backup
Client Incremental Data BackupAcronis Backup and Recovery Server OEM for Windows (license x5)
Client System Disaster RecoveryAcronis Backup and Recovery Server OEM for Windows (license x5)
Client Side Backup SoftwareThecus Backup Utility (Windows/Mac OS X)
Data BurnCreate files to ISO image and burn to optical disc
Create files to ISO image
Read ISO image from optical disc and write to NAS
Mac OS X Time MachineSupported
Data GuardRemote Backup/Local Backup
Block Level Access
iSCSI Target/InitiatorSupports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets
iSCSI Thin ProvisioningSupported
iSCSI VAAISupported
MPIOSupported
MCSSupported
ClusteringSupported
SCSI3 Persistent Group ReservationSupported
Power Management
Scheduled Power On/OffSupported
Volume Management
Multiple RAIDSupported
Multiple File System SelectableEXT3/EXT4/XFS/Btrfs
Multimedia Support
iTunes ServerSupports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza!™ Photo Server (via module)Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP and PNG
Supports EXIF display
Supports slide shows
Media ServerSupports uPnP AV streaming protocol
User Authentication
Local UserSupports built-in user accounts
Local GroupSupports built-in user groups
Windows ADSSupported
LDAPSupported
Access GuardSupports Black & White list/IP Filter
Cloud Backup
DropBoxSupported (via module)
ElephantDriverSupported (via module)
Amazon S3Supported
File System
TypeJournaling File System
Language SupportUnicode Support
Authorization (ACL)“Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
User QuotaSupported
SnapshotSupported
Administration
User InterfaceWeb-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and Czech.
Utility ProgramMS Windows Setup Wizard
Supports Windows XP and after
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email NotificationsSends system messages via email to the system administrator
SNMP TrapSystem information trap out
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)
T- DashboardMobile monitoring and administration (via module)
T-OnTheGo™Upload, download and stream multimedia
Data Security
Virus ScanSupports McAfee® (via module)
Capacity Expansion
StackableCan extend for 5 additional iSCSI volumes from other Thecus NAS
Volume ExpansionSupport dynamic Volume expansion via 10G interface
JBOD ExpansionSupport Capacity expansion via Thecus D16000 JBOD device
System Redundancy
High AvailabilitySupport system level redundancy
Others
Dual DOMSupported
Recycle BinSupported
Web DiskSupported (via module)
Web ServerSupported (via module)
ISO MountSupported
IP Cam SurveillanceSupports up to 10 IP cameras (via module)
Auto Module InstallationThecus’ module server automatically provides the latest modules and updates through the user interface.
Local DisplayX-Window via HDMI output
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