SPAN.COM
Home CheckOut Log In/Register Log Out About Us Contact Us Call Us




Thecus
Rackmount 8-Bay NAS
N8900
SAS/SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6




Thecus Thecus
image 1
image 2
yt video
80TB 64TB 48TB 32TB 24TB 16TB 8TB
EOL

Notify me

Calculate Shipping

Stock codeIBT-N8900
Quick code34315


Hard Drives Tested
Enclosure Tested
Firmware Upgraded
RAID Built
After Sales Support Included!

Share Tweet Google+ Pinterest








6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
8000MB RAM
ntel® Core™ i3-2120
2yr,3yrLabour Warranty
Description
Thecus N8900
Full-Featured 2U Rackmount NAS Server

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3
Ultra-Fast SATA III and SAS 6G
USB 3.0 Connectivity
HDMI Connectivity
10GbE Ready
24TB Storage for Enterprise Tasks


Features

10GbE Ready
High-end data centers often need a level of speed that today’s average Internet cannot provide. This Thecus NAS is 10Gb Ethernet ready to satisfy the toughest needs of today and tomorrow.

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 True Image
Secure your data with the sophisticated features and refined simplicity that only Thecus can offer. Incremental backups and recover data with Acronis’s True Image software, take and revert back to system snapshots at your leisure, and remotely backup to anywhere in the world with native Rsync support.

Dual DOM
A Disk On Module (DOM) contains all of the system's critical software. If it stops working for any reason, your system firmware could be inaccessible - or worse. With Thecus®' unique Dual DOM (OS Redundancy) design, a secondary DOM automatically reprograms the primary DOM if it fails, meaning your data is always safe and accessible.

Multiple RAID
When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly let you have it your way. Select between multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10,50.60 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.

Selectable File System
Aside from being iSCSI ready, Thecus NAS offer unmatched flexibility. Support for multiple file systems including Ext3, EXT4, XFS, as well as online RAID migration and expansion, means that the NAS’s data protection and capacity are upgradable and can be integrated into virtually any company network with ease. Users can add larger hard disks to available slots and join an existing RAID volume. The NAS will automatically rebuild the RAID array and increase storage capacity.

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.

iOS/Android Connectivity
In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With ThecusShare and the Thecus 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
Information is quickly becoming the most precious resource separating your business from the competition. Rsync backs up your NAS to other storage devices anywhere in the world, providing one more layer of protection to that which matters most.

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

PCI-e slot
Thecus NAS products are ready for a number of emerging technologies. Through the built in PCI-e slot, business users can add a 10G Ethernet Adaptor for lightning fast transfer speeds, or a USB 3.0 Adaptor Card to enjoy next-generation connectivity.


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!



Specs
1.Hardware Platform
Item Spec
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)
Buttons 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)

2. Software Functions
RAID
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
Disk
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
Network
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
Administration
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
Others
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)
Specifications
Specifications

General

Stock code IBT-N8900
Brand Thecus
Series Rackmount 8-Bay NAS
Model N8900
Type SAS/SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS Y
Date added 12/07/2011

N8900 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 595x437x87mm
Platter size 3.5"
RAM/Cache 8GB
Guarantee 2yr,3yrLabour
Processor ntel® Core™ i3-2120
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 3880
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 8
RAID 0:1:5:6:10:50:60:
Rack size 2

N8900 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal8
LANLANExternal2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External6
eSATAeSATA (host)External1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2

Software

N8900 Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black/Silver
Weight (kg) 31kg
Watts 500W
External Length (mm) 630cm
External Width (mm) 860cm
External Height (mm) 330cm
Links
Images
Video
Why People Choose Us?

14 Day Return Guarantee

If you change your mind, you can return all or part of your order.


Next Day Delivery

Order before 4pm*, and in-stock products will be with you the next day. (Or Saturday. Or even Same Day).


WorldWide Deliveries

Wherever you are in the world, we can get your order to you at high speed.


SpanStor Build & Test

Our free service helps you choose the right NAS and Drives, then makes sure it is built & ready to use as soon as you get it.


Professional Live Support

We are here to assist you - before, during and after your purchase, by phone, email or live chat.


SPAN.COM Local Map:
2.9 Miles from New Malden (KT3). 3.2 Miles from Kingston Upon Thames (KT). 3.7 Miles from Esher (KT10). 5.9 Miles from Hampton (TW12). 2.8 Miles from Thames
Ditton (KT7). 7.1 Miles from Richmond (TW9). 5.9 Miles from Wimbledon (SW19). 5.7 Miles from Teddington (TW11). 10.8 Miles from Earlsfield (SW18). 8.3 Miles from Mitcham (CR4). 12.7 Miles from Croydon (CR).
SPAN.COM local MAP

www.facebook.com/SPANdotCOMwww.twitter.com/SPANdotCOMwww.youtube.com/user/SPANdotCOMGoogle+

Pay by Paypal pay by card

© 1994-2018 Worldspan Communications Ltd
Call us on [+44] (0)20 8288 8555

Privacy policy

Terms and conditions


By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Read more

Mobile View / Desktop View





Thecus Rackmount 8-Bay NAS N8900 SAS/SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
Thecus Rackmount 8-Bay NAS N8900 SAS/SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ibtn8900-back.jpg
ibtn8900-open.jpg
yt video

Stock codeIBT-N8900
Quick code34315



Thecus
Rackmount 8-Bay NAS
N8900
SAS/SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6



HDMI support




FREE Build & Test
Hard Drives Tested
Enclosure Tested
Firmware Upgraded
RAID Built
After Sales Support Included!


why choose span.com

trustpilot rating- excelent
Compare
EOL
Not available
Description

Thecus Rackmount 8-Bay NAS N8900 SAS/SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6


Thecus N8900 logo

Thecus N8900 Key features


6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
8000MB RAM
ntel® Core™ i3-2120
2yr,3yrLabour Warranty


Thecus N8900
Full-Featured 2U Rackmount NAS Server

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ i3
Ultra-Fast SATA III and SAS 6G
USB 3.0 Connectivity
HDMI Connectivity
10GbE Ready
24TB Storage for Enterprise Tasks


Features

10GbE Ready
High-end data centers often need a level of speed that today’s average Internet cannot provide. This Thecus NAS is 10Gb Ethernet ready to satisfy the toughest needs of today and tomorrow.

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 True Image
Secure your data with the sophisticated features and refined simplicity that only Thecus can offer. Incremental backups and recover data with Acronis’s True Image software, take and revert back to system snapshots at your leisure, and remotely backup to anywhere in the world with native Rsync support.

Dual DOM
A Disk On Module (DOM) contains all of the system's critical software. If it stops working for any reason, your system firmware could be inaccessible - or worse. With Thecus®' unique Dual DOM (OS Redundancy) design, a secondary DOM automatically reprograms the primary DOM if it fails, meaning your data is always safe and accessible.

Multiple RAID
When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly let you have it your way. Select between multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10,50.60 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.

Selectable File System
Aside from being iSCSI ready, Thecus NAS offer unmatched flexibility. Support for multiple file systems including Ext3, EXT4, XFS, as well as online RAID migration and expansion, means that the NAS’s data protection and capacity are upgradable and can be integrated into virtually any company network with ease. Users can add larger hard disks to available slots and join an existing RAID volume. The NAS will automatically rebuild the RAID array and increase storage capacity.

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.

iOS/Android Connectivity
In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With ThecusShare and the Thecus 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
Information is quickly becoming the most precious resource separating your business from the competition. Rsync backs up your NAS to other storage devices anywhere in the world, providing one more layer of protection to that which matters most.

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

PCI-e slot
Thecus NAS products are ready for a number of emerging technologies. Through the built in PCI-e slot, business users can add a 10G Ethernet Adaptor for lightning fast transfer speeds, or a USB 3.0 Adaptor Card to enjoy next-generation connectivity.


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!



Specs
1.Hardware Platform
Item Spec
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)
Buttons 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)

2. Software Functions
RAID
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
Disk
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
Network
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
Administration
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
Others
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)
Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Thecus Rackmount 8-Bay NAS and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in N8900 price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

Thecus N8900 Rackmount 8-Bay NAS RAM / Card upgrade options



Thecus C10GTR expansion C10GTR C10GTR More Info

Double your speed with Link Aggregation



Find Out More->



Add two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 pass-through port to your laptop through a single USB 3.0 port


Find Out More->

10 Times faster Network with 10GbE



Find Out More->




Specifications

General

Stock code IBT-N8900
Brand Thecus
Series Rackmount 8-Bay NAS
Model N8900
Type SAS/SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS Y
Date added 12/07/2011

N8900 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 595x437x87mm
Platter size 3.5"
RAM/Cache 8GB
Guarantee 2yr,3yrLabour
Processor ntel® Core™ i3-2120
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 3880
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 8
RAID 0:1:5:6:10:50:60:
Rack size 2

N8900 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal8
LANLANExternal2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External6
eSATAeSATA (host)External1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2

Software

N8900 Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black/Silver
Weight (kg) 31kg
Watts 500W
External Length (mm) 630cm
External Width (mm) 860cm
External Height (mm) 330cm
Alternatives
Thecus TopTower 8-Bay NAS N8850 SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 (i3-2120)
Thecus TopTower 8-Bay NAS N8850 SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 (i3-2120)
ex.VAT £822.00
inc.VAT £986.40

2 days Leadtime

Reviews & QuestionsPlease share your opinion or ask a question, about THIS product...

You are not logged in - we will not be able to reply directly to your message.

Question, Review or Comment





Poor Excellent

Ask a Professional! advice here
For security reasons, please answer: How Much is 10+4 =

Alternatively, click here to contact us privately.

Thecus Rackmount 8-Bay NAS N8900 reviews


16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
File Server
and more...


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


Thank you


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 



* Image courtesy of stockimages at FreeDigitalPhotos.net
trustpilot review



trustpilot review

DISCLAIMER: Product information and images on this page are for guidance only and are liable to change without notice. Some details may refer to the whole category or range, rather than this particular item. Specifications shown are our best interpretation of information supplied by the manufacturer, and are as up-to-date as possible. If you require clarification on any item, please contact us and we will be glad to help you.
☎ Buy Thecus Rackmount 8-Bay NAS N8900 SAS/SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 at the best price » Same / Next Day Delivery WorldWide --FREE ✔BUILD ✓RAID ✓TEST ☎Call for pricing +44 20 8288 8555 sales@span.com ✓Free Advice --free quotes available. ☎Call for pricing +44 20 8288 8555 ✓Free Advice


Unit 19,
Red Lion Business Centre,
Red Lion Road,
Tolworth, Surbiton,
Surrey,
KT6 7QD
England -UK

We recommend:
NAScompares.com HDDcompares.com SSDcompares.com Thunderboltcompares.com
SPAN.COM
New Malden
Kingston Upon Thames
Esher
Hampton
Thames
Ditton
Richmond
Wimbledon
Teddington
Earlsfield
Mitcham
Croydon
SPAN.COM local MAP

By using this website, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience. Read more