TopTower, Top Power
Intel® Core™ i3 2120 3.3GHz Processor
Compatible with high-speed protocols
Benefit from the McAfee® AntiVirus
10GbE Ready Fiber/10GBASE-T
Thecus® NAS provides connection for USB and slim CD-ROM; users have the choice to install two types of optical disc drive to their Thecus storage device. 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.
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.
The private and public clouds meet with Thecus’ new DropBox 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 or ElephantDrive.
Seeking for an advanced monitoring and user flexibility screen? Touch Panel display technology offers top-quality advantages when integrated in a NAS. With clear navigation buttons: back, next, enter and escape, Touch Panel is designed for any type of user. Furthermore, not only can users view NAS status but can interactively control and change settings with a simple touch. From locating IP address, rebooting, starting link aggregation and more, Touch Panel offers users more control and flexibility.
Make your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! The N8850’s HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management.
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
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.
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, 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.
Multiple File Systems
Support for multiple file systems including EXT3, EXT4, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 lighting fast transfer speeds, or a USB 3.0 Adaptor Card to enjoy next-generation connectivity.
Not everyone can possess a rackmount NAS. If you don’t have the specific infrastructure, it’s not really convenient. However, it’s apparent that everyone requires more and more storage space and file sharing! That’s why Thecus® came out with a brand new tower series with 6, 8 and 10-bay NAS. Each has been designed to be flexible and ideal for specific business network architecture.
TopTower N6850: Versatile Storage Solution
Thecus® is known for releasing NAS of uncommon size to meet customers’ needs. Between the already best-selling N5200XXX and the famous N7700 series, the N6850 perfectly fills the gap.
Featuring an Intel®Pentium® G620 Dual-Core 2.6GHz and 2GB of RAM, this NAS can pile up to 18TB of data capacity. With this power, advanced RAID levels such as RAID10 or RAID50 can be enabled and won’t suffer from CPU lag: not only is your data more secure, but transfers are even faster!
Ideal for multi-users, the N6850 is a premium choice for SMB users willing to centralize their data.
TopTower N8850: Perfect Balance
The previously released N8900 has been acclaimed by the press and Thecus® received a lot of positive feedback. Except one slight issue: what if I need more power in a tower form factor?
Problem solved! The N8850 is an 8-bay tower NAS embedding an Intel® Core ™ i3 and 4GB of RAM. This unit is perfect for demanding businesses requiring frequent and simultaneous tasks at high speeds.
TopTower N10850: Behold Raw Power
The biggest Thecus® tower NAS by far, the N10850 is here to answer multiple needs within your enterprise, while centralizing all the requests and applications.
To do so, Thecus® equipped it with no less than an Intel® Xeon® E3 Quad-Core 3.1GHz and 4GB of RAM, which already performs well on the N12000V and N16000V. It’s not a dream: power before was limited only to servers inside datacenters but now it’s accessible in a simple tower NAS!
Hosting virtual-machines, application serving for dozen of users, web hosting, heavy backup operation, advanced RAID levels, and so on. The TopTower NAS Series has been designed to bring what’s best in the most convenient format!
Different Yet Similar
The TopTower NAS Series are all 10Gb Ethernet ready and include USB 3.0 slots to eliminate possible bottlenecks. Featuring HDMI output, touch panel convenience, 10GBASE-T, this series is ideal for heavy data management utilizing transfer speeds of 10GbE. In addition, they all benefit from the McAfee® AntiVirus and provide the necessary software protection by scanning the files on your NAS and defending it against possible threats.
Processor Intel® Core™ i3 2120 3.3GHz
System Memory 4GB DDR3
LAN Interface (PCI-e) RJ-45x2: Intel 82574L 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
PCI Express 8 lane slot x2
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x4 (Type A, one has power always on function) (front x2, back x2)
USB 3.0 host port x4 (front x2, back x2)
OLED Displays system status and information (Multilingual)
HDMI Output HDMI port (back x1)
Audio MIC input, Line input, Audio output
Disk Interface 8 x SATA III for internal
Power Supply Single power supply
Redundant power supply
System Fan Hot swappable (x2)
System Clock Battery-backed up system clock
Power Management Auto power on after shutdown due to power loss
Buzzer Adjustable frequency alarm
Touch Panel Power button
OLED button (ENT, ESC, UP, DOWN)
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis Tower base
Dimensions (HxWxD) 380.4 x 235 x 282.6 (mm)
Compatibility 10GbE PCI-e card
2. Software Functions
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD
Dedicated Hot Spare Supported
Global Hot Spare Supported
Online RAID Migration Supported
Online RAID Expansion Supported
RAID Volume Encryption AES256bit
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 Thecus NAS
Configuration Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
IP Sharing Mode Can be enabled/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
TCP/IP IPV6 & IPV4
Client OS Support Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Mac OS X
FTP Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control
Secure FTP Built-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
TFTP Users can download and upload files with TFTP programs
Download Manager BT download (via Transmission Module)
HTTP/FTP/BT/eMule (via DLM 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
Client Incremental Data Backup Acronis True image (OEM version)
Client System Disaster Recovery Acronis True image (OEM version)
Client Side Backup Software Thecus Backup Utility (Windows/Mac OS X)
Rsync Backup Rsync replicates data between two systems (via Rsync module)
DVD Backup Supported
Mac OS X Time Machine Supported
Block Level Access
iSCSI Target/Initiator Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets
iSCSI Thin Provisioning Supported
SCSI3 persistent group reservation Supported
Scheduled Power On/Off Supported
Multiple RAID Supported
Multiple File System Selectable EXT3/EXT4/XFS
iTunes Server Supports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza!™ Web Server (via module) Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
Support EXIF display
Support slide show
Media Server Support uPnP AV streaming protocol (via Twonkymedia module)
Local User Supports built-in user accounts
Local Group Supports built-in user groups
Windows ADS/LDAP Supported
On-line User list Supported
Access Guard Supports Black & White list/IP Filter
Type Journaling File System
Language Support Unicode Support
Authorization (ACL) “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
User Quota Supported
User Quota Sync Supported
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 email to the system administrator
SNMP Trap System information trap out
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)
Thecus Dashboard Mobile monitoring and administration (via module)
ThecusShare™ Uploading, downloading, and streaming multimedia
Thecus-Disk™ Manage files and folders on Thecus NAS, playback audio and video media, and view photos and documents
Recycle Bin Supported
Web Disk Supported (via module)
Web Server Supported (via module)
ISO Mount Supported
IP Cam Surveillance Supports up to 10 IP cameras (via module)
Auto Module Installation Thecus’s module server automatically provides the latest modules and updates through the user interface
Cloud Backup Dropbox, ElephantDrive, Amazon S3*, Acronis (via module)
Local Display X-Window via HDMI output
Antivirus McAfee* (via module)
*Available in Q2 2012.
| Stock code || IBT-N8850|
| Brand || Thecus|
| Series || TopTower 8-Bay NAS|
| Model || N8850|
| Type || SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6 (i3-2120)|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 27/04/2012|
N8850 Spec Information
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 380x235x282mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| RAM/Cache || 4GB|
| Guarantee || 3yr,5yrLabour|
| Processor || Intel® Core i3 2120 3.3GHz|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || 3880|
| Encryption || Y|
| Total Drives || 8|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 8|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:|
| RAID Levels || RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD|
N8850 Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||8|
|USB2||USB2 type A (host)||External||4|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||4|
| Speed/RPM || 3Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
| NAS speed (est.) || ?|
| Weight (kg) || 15kg|
| Weight (bare) || 11.6kg|
| Colour || Black|
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