Thecus N8900PRO is your new high-performance Rack Linux NAS
This new NAS in Rack format holds up to 8 3.5/2.5-inch drives capable of working in multiple RAID types 0, 1, 0+1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60. The hardware is spectacular. Xeon E3-1275 quad core (8 threads) at 3.4GHz, with 8GB of RAM (expandable to 32GB), Dual DOM, redundant power supply and expansion ports.
This new unit has gigabit connectivity with three ports with link aggregation or fault tolerance capability, and the ability to add up to three 10GbE modules through the PCI Express expansion ports. It also has six USB 2.0 ports, two of type 3.0 and rear eSATA connectivity. With this port we can concatenate up to four modules Thecus D16000 which add 16 drives per drive.
Among the services that we can find in this unit are classics such as Rsync support, or iSCSI with “thin provisioning” functions, connectivity with mobile platforms such as Android or iOS, user quotas, VPN Server, etc. It has a friendly operating system that can be extended with a lot of additional applications on top of a very easy to manage Linux base.
We can also find less common software functions such as McAfee Anti-Virus, in a light free edition. Includes a license acronis backup software for users and can also function perfectly as a great streaming media server thanks to Plex and its powerful hardware.
This new model will begin to be sold globally from the month of September at a price yet to be confirmed. It’s a dream NAS but I’m afraid it’s geared towards the business market.