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SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
16GB RAM
Intel Haswell E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz
2yr Warranty
Description
Thecus W12850
The Definitive Windows Storage Server

- Enterprise Capacity Powering Big Data
- SATA III and SAS 6G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds
- Productivity Enhancing Efficiency with Deduplication and ADS
- Single-Instance Storage (Dedup)
  * The Microsoft WSS license needs to be purchased separately

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard is a robust and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard provides a secure network infrastructure and reduces costs while increasing technological flexibility and value within your organization.

Ultimate Performance with 10GbE Solution
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.

Enterprise Capacity Powering Big Data
With support for the latest high-capacity HDD and SSD models from all leading manufacturers, your server will always be equipped with the largest and fastest storage available.
SATA III and SAS 6G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds
This NAS features support for internal hard drives with SATA III and SAS 6G. This top-of-the-line connection transfers at speeds up to an amazing 6Gbit/s. It is also backwards-compatible with SATA II, so your old disks can be swapped in and out without a hitch.

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.


Windows Storage Server Comparison Chart         Workgroup Standard Essentials Ability to join a domain Yes Yes Yes Data Deduplication No Yes Yes BranchCache- Hosted Cache NO Yes Yes Virtualization No Hyper-V Yes (2 VMs) No Hyper-V Failover Clustering No Yes No Networking infrastructure 
(including DNS, DHCP, and WINS) Yes Yes Yes Windows Server Essentials Experience No No Yes Active Directory
(Domain Controller, Certificate Services,
Federation Services, Rights Management) No No Yes
Hardware Platform   Processor Intel® Haswell E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz Processor + Intel C224 chipset System Memory 16GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM Memory expandable up to 32GB SAS/SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane) LSI HBA card 12G SAS/6G SATA Supported Daisy Chain expanson port Supported LAN interface (PCI-e) RJ-45x4 :Auto MDI/MDI-X 
WOL supported USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x4 (front x2, back x2) (Type A)
USB 3.0 host port x2 (back x2) VGA output Supported RS232 (Internal debug only) Supported K/B and Mouse (PS2) Supported LED indicator Power:(Blue)
System alert : Redundant power
HDD 1-16 Activity (White) Available PCI-e slots 8-lane (x1) or 4-lane (x2)
1-lane (x1) Power supply 550W Redundant power supply (80plus) System Fan Hot swappable (x4) Disk interface SATA/SAS (x12) via backplane Buttons Power button Environment Temperature : 0 ~ 40 degr ee
Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing) RS232 1 (For UPS) Chassis 2U Rack Mount Dimension 89 x 440 x 662 (mm) Software Functions Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) Yes Thin Provisioning Yes Storage Spaces Mirroring Two -way and three-way mirroring - for added protection Parity (RAID 5) SMB SMB 3.0 SMB Transparent Failover Yes Failover Clustering Yes Cluster-Aware Updating Yes Online CHKDSK scanning Yes Scale-out active-active/continuously available file server Yes SMB Multichannel Yes SMB Direct (RDMA) Yes SMB performance DAS equivalence Yes (97% of DAS transaction performance) Hyper-V VHD files & SQL Server database files on SMB shared folders Yes Online Backup to Cloud Yes Hyper-V Replica Yes NIC teaming Yes Hyper-V share-nothing live storage migration Yes Hyper-V Virtual Fiber Channel Yes ReFS Yes Native 4K Disk Support Yes Virtual Disk Format VHDX up to 64 TB Shared block storage (iSCSI Target + Diskless Boot) Yes BranchCache Yes Virtualization (Hyper-V host or guest support) Yes Simplified Cluster Setup Yes Networking Infra (Print, DHCP, DNS & WINS) Yes NFS file sharing NFS v4.1 Deduplication Yes OEM Customizable Out of Box Experience Yes DFS-Namespace and Replication Yes File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) Yes File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Yes Domain Join Yes Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Yes Windows Server Backup Yes BitLocker Yes

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Specifications

General

Stock code IBT-W12850
Brand Thecus
Series Windows Storage Server PLUS
Model W12850
Type Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS Y
Date added 26/05/2016

W12850 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 662x440x89mm
Platter size 3.5"
RAM/Cache 16GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Intel Haswell E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 9637
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 12
RAID 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
Rack size 2

W12850 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal12
PCIePCIe v2 x4Internal1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External4
LANLANExternal4

Software

W12850 Speed

Speed/RPM SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black/Silver
Weight (kg) 25kg
Weight (bare) 15.8kg
External Length (mm) 630cm
External Width (mm) 860cm
External Height (mm) 330cm
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Thecus Windows Storage Server PLUS W12850 Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
Thecus Windows Storage Server PLUS W12850 Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
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Thecus
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W12850
Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6



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Thecus Windows Storage Server PLUS W12850 Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6


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Thecus W12850 Key features


SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
16GB RAM
Intel Haswell E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz
2yr Warranty


Thecus W12850
The Definitive Windows Storage Server

- Enterprise Capacity Powering Big Data
- SATA III and SAS 6G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds
- Productivity Enhancing Efficiency with Deduplication and ADS
- Single-Instance Storage (Dedup)
  * The Microsoft WSS license needs to be purchased separately

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard is a robust and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard provides a secure network infrastructure and reduces costs while increasing technological flexibility and value within your organization.

Ultimate Performance with 10GbE Solution
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.

Enterprise Capacity Powering Big Data
With support for the latest high-capacity HDD and SSD models from all leading manufacturers, your server will always be equipped with the largest and fastest storage available.
SATA III and SAS 6G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds
This NAS features support for internal hard drives with SATA III and SAS 6G. This top-of-the-line connection transfers at speeds up to an amazing 6Gbit/s. It is also backwards-compatible with SATA II, so your old disks can be swapped in and out without a hitch.

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.


Windows Storage Server Comparison Chart      
  Workgroup Standard Essentials
Ability to join a domain Yes Yes Yes
Data Deduplication No Yes Yes
BranchCache- Hosted Cache NO Yes Yes
Virtualization No Hyper-V Yes (2 VMs) No Hyper-V
Failover Clustering No Yes No
Networking infrastructure 
(including DNS, DHCP, and WINS)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server Essentials Experience No No Yes
Active Directory
(Domain Controller, Certificate Services,
Federation Services, Rights Management)
No No Yes

Hardware Platform  
Processor Intel® Haswell E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz Processor + Intel C224 chipset
System Memory 16GB DDR3 ECC SDRAM
Memory expandable up to 32GB
SAS/SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane) LSI HBA card 12G SAS/6G SATA Supported
Daisy Chain expanson port Supported
LAN interface (PCI-e) RJ-45x4 :Auto MDI/MDI-X 
WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x4 (front x2, back x2) (Type A)
USB 3.0 host port x2 (back x2)
VGA output Supported
RS232 (Internal debug only) Supported
K/B and Mouse (PS2) Supported
LED indicator Power:(Blue)
System alert : Redundant power
HDD 1-16 Activity (White)
Available PCI-e slots 8-lane (x1) or 4-lane (x2)
1-lane (x1)
Power supply 550W Redundant power supply (80plus)
System Fan Hot swappable (x4)
Disk interface SATA/SAS (x12) via backplane
Buttons Power button
Environment Temperature : 0 ~ 40 degr ee
Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
RS232 1 (For UPS)
Chassis 2U Rack Mount
Dimension 89 x 440 x 662 (mm)
Software Functions Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) Yes
Thin Provisioning Yes
Storage Spaces
  • Mirroring
  • Two -way and three-way mirroring - for added protection
  • Parity (RAID 5)
SMB SMB 3.0
SMB Transparent Failover Yes
Failover Clustering Yes
Cluster-Aware Updating Yes
Online CHKDSK scanning Yes
Scale-out active-active/continuously available file server Yes
SMB Multichannel Yes
SMB Direct (RDMA) Yes
SMB performance DAS equivalence Yes (97% of DAS transaction performance)
Hyper-V VHD files & SQL Server database files on SMB shared folders Yes
Online Backup to Cloud Yes
Hyper-V Replica Yes
NIC teaming Yes
Hyper-V share-nothing live storage migration Yes
Hyper-V Virtual Fiber Channel Yes
ReFS Yes
Native 4K Disk Support Yes
Virtual Disk Format VHDX up to 64 TB
Shared block storage (iSCSI Target + Diskless Boot) Yes
BranchCache Yes
Virtualization (Hyper-V host or guest support) Yes
Simplified Cluster Setup Yes
Networking Infra (Print, DHCP, DNS & WINS) Yes
NFS file sharing NFS v4.1
Deduplication Yes
OEM Customizable Out of Box Experience Yes
DFS-Namespace and Replication Yes
File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) Yes
File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Yes
Domain Join Yes
Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Yes
Windows Server Backup Yes
BitLocker Yes

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Specifications

General

Stock code IBT-W12850
Brand Thecus
Series Windows Storage Server PLUS
Model W12850
Type Rackmount 12-Bay; SAS/SATA HD; JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6
ROHS Y
Date added 26/05/2016

W12850 Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 662x440x89mm
Platter size 3.5"
RAM/Cache 16GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Intel Haswell E3-1231 v3 3.4GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 9637
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 12
RAID 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
Rack size 2

W12850 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SAS/SATASFF-8482 (Internal Single)Internal12
PCIePCIe v2 x4Internal1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External2
USB2USB2 type A (host)External4
LANLANExternal4

Software

W12850 Speed

Speed/RPM SAS/SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black/Silver
Weight (kg) 25kg
Weight (bare) 15.8kg
External Length (mm) 630cm
External Width (mm) 860cm
External Height (mm) 330cm
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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.


 



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