Compare Thecus Rackmount 16-Bay NAS N16000PRO SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 AND Thecus Windows Storage Server PLUS W16850 Rackmount 16-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6


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N16000PRO
IBT-N16000P
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£2,813.00 ex.VAT
£3,375.60 inc.VAT
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W16850
IBT-W16850
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£2,458.00 ex.VAT
£2,949.60 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBT-N16000P
IBT-W16850
Brand
Thecus
Thecus
Series
Rackmount 16-Bay NAS
Windows Storage Server PLUS
Model
N16000PRO
W16850
Type
SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
Rackmount 16-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
05/02/2013
26/05/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
133 x 440 x 662 mm
662x440x133mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
RAM/Cache
8GB
16GB
Guarantee
3yr,5yrLabour
2yr
Processor
Intel® Xeon® E3-1275 3.4GHz
Intel Haswell E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
8349
9637
Redundant PSU ?
Not available
Not available
Total Drives
16
16
RAID
0:1:5:6:10:50:60:
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
Rack size
3
3

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X eSATA (host)
3X LAN
16X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
6X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
4X LAN
1X PCIe v2 x4
8X SFF-8482 (Internal Single)
4X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
Internal Ports (#1)
16
Card Connection
PCI-E 8X
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Black/Silver
Black/Silver
Weight (kg)
30kg
30kg
Weight (bare)
18kg
Watts
700W
Reviews
Thecus Rackmount 16-Bay NAS

N16000PRO


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Price ex.VAT:£2,813.00
Price inc.VAT:£3,375.60





General Performance

The N16000PRO same as the W16850 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 W16850 this box has the Intel® Xeon® E3-1275 3.4GHz 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 W16850 is RAM. N16000PRO arrives with 8GB RAM. The N16000PRO 8GB RAM compared with W16850 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 N16000PRO 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 are two eSATA ports on N16000PRO giving you up to 6Gb/s transfer speeds.

About Usage

With 16 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® E3-1275 3.4GHz 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 £2,813.00.
Thecus Windows Storage Server PLUS

W16850


compare image W16850
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Price ex.VAT:£2,458.00
Price inc.VAT:£2,949.60





General Performance

The W16850 same as the N16000PRO 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 N16000PRO this box has the Intel Haswell E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz processor. Another key difference between the N16000PRO is RAM. W16850 arrives with 16GB RAM. Size of 16GB makes W16850 the best regards to RAM capacity.

About Connections

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 16 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.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. Despite N16000PRO has better warranty, it is still good to know that you have your two years of no worries manufacturer cover. This Thecus is £355.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit N16000PRO.


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