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NAS News

Thecus N8800PROThecus today announced a more powerful version of the eight-bay rackmount NAS released last year.

The N8800PRO is powered by an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of DDR2 800 memory, which Thecus says provides data transfer speed of over 300MB/s. Other hardware features include an internal PCI-e slot to support a 10Gbit PCI-e, eight 3.5” SATA hard drive bays, dual Gigabit Ethernet LAN ports with failover and aggregation, four USB 2.0 ports, one eSATA port, serial port for UPS synchronization and redundant power supply (SP Model).

Drives can be configured in multiple volumes using Ext3, XFS, and ZFS filesystems in RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD with online RAID expansion and level migration supported. SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, NFS v3 and AFP network filesystem protocols are supported. The N8800PRO can connect to and centrally manage up to five additional N8800PROs via iSCSI initiator and target support and manage them via a master system.

Other features include full LAMP webserver, ISO mounting, Nsync remote data replication and USB print server. Media capabilities include iTunes, UPnP AV and Photo servers as well as surveillance recording from IP cameras.

The N8800PRO will be available by end of this month at an MSRP of $1799.

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