Compare Thecus Rackmount 12-Bay NAS N12850 SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 (Xeon E3-1231, 16GB) AND Thecus Windows Storage Server W12000 Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6





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N12850
IBT-N12850
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£2,883.00 ex.VAT
£3,459.60 inc.VAT
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W12000
IBT-W12000
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£2,207.00 ex.VAT
£2,648.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBT-N12850
IBT-W12000
Brand
Thecus
Thecus
Series
Rackmount 12-Bay NAS
Windows Storage Server
Model
N12850
W12000
Type
SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 (Xeon E3-1231, 16GB)
Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
14/04/2016
27/04/2015

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
89 x 440 x 662 mm
662x440x89mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
RAM/Cache
16GB
8GB
Guarantee
3yr,5yrLabour
2yr
Processor
Intel® Xeon E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz Processor + Intel C224 chipset
Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
9624
~7000
Redundant PSU ?
Not available
Not available
Total Drives
12
12
RAID
0:1:5:6:10:50:60:
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
Rack size
2
2

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
4X LAN
12X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
4X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
1X eSATA (host)
3X LAN
1X PCIe v2 x4
12X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
6X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black/Silver
Black/Silver
Weight (kg)
31kg
25kg
Weight (bare)
26.39kg
15.8kg
Watts
650W
Reviews
Thecus Rackmount 12-Bay NAS

N12850


compare image N12850
compare image ico N12850
Price ex.VAT:£2,883.00
Price inc.VAT:£3,459.60





General Performance

The N12850 same as the W12000 is made by Thecus. A lesser known manufacturer that Synology or QNAP, there always other brands out there like Thecus which are often innovative if less user-friendly to those without experience of a NAS device. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. Unlike the W12000 this box has the Intel® Xeon E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz Processor + Intel C224 chipset processor. This box has Xeon processor. These processors usually are used in solutions where you cannot afford even shortest downtime. They usually come with biggest cache size. If processor comes with ECC (Error detection and correction) technology, it prevents server ever to go offline. Useful for accounting or bidding systems with no place for error. Another key difference between the W12000 is RAM. N12850 arrives with 16GB RAM. The N12850 16GB RAM compared with W12000 8GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

At the back of the box you will find HDMI port which will let you connect it to TV or monitor. In this case you are not limited to network speeds. With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Two USB3 ports on this Thecus is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

About Usage

With 12 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature Intel® Xeon E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz Processor + Intel C224 chipset processor which will let you transcode videos on the PLEX. This will allow you to watch videos remotely from anywhere you can connect to the internet. The i3 CPU will transcode all HD and Full HD videos including quite few 4K videos. The i5 and i7 will pretty much transcode any video you want. The difference will be the number of simultaneous streams. The i7 obviously can cope with more streams than i5.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 3 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £2,883.00.
Thecus Windows Storage Server

W12000


compare image W12000
compare image ico W12000compare image ico W12000compare image ico W12000
Price ex.VAT:£2,207.00
Price inc.VAT:£2,648.40





General Performance

The W12000 same as the N12850 is made by Thecus. A lesser known manufacturer that Synology or QNAP, there always other brands out there like Thecus which are often innovative if less user-friendly to those without experience of a NAS device. You might not get the same user experience comparing with other better known brands. But sometimes you might not need it. Unlike the N12850 this box has the Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz processor. This box has Xeon processor. These processors usually are used in solutions where you cannot afford even shortest downtime. They usually come with biggest cache size. If processor comes with ECC (Error detection and correction) technology, it prevents server ever to go offline. Useful for accounting or bidding systems with no place for error. Another key difference between the N12850 is RAM. W12000 arrives with 8GB RAM. The W12000 8GB RAM compared with N12850 16GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

At the back of the box you will find HDMI port which will let you connect it to TV or monitor. In this case you are not limited to network speeds. You might be interested in audio output ports. With W12000 you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. With three LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. Two USB3 ports on this Thecus is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process. There is one eSATA port on W12000 giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

About Usage

With 12 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

PLEX TRANSCODING


This NAS feature Intel Xeon E3-1225 3.1GHz processor which will let you transcode videos on the PLEX. This will allow you to watch videos remotely from anywhere you can connect to the internet. The i3 CPU will transcode all HD and Full HD videos including quite few 4K videos. The i5 and i7 will pretty much transcode any video you want. The difference will be the number of simultaneous streams. The i7 obviously can cope with more streams than i5.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite N12850 has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Thecus is £676.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit N12850.


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