Thecus today launched two high-bay-count desktop and rackmount NASes aimed at business buyers
The N7700+ NAS Server is a seven-bay desktop NAS powered by an Intel Celeron M CPU and 2 GB of high-speed DDR2 memory. Thecus says that it can achieve speeds of up to 300 MB/s using an optional PCI-e 10Gb Ethernet adapter.
Standard configuration is with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports supporting load balancing, failover and 802.3.ad aggregation modes. Storage expansion and attached backup is supported via four USB 2.0 ports and one eSATA port.
The N8800+ Rackmount NAS Server has eight 3.5" SATA drive bays supporting up to 16 TB of storage. It's also based on the same Intel Celeron M and 2 GB RAM platform as the N7700+, but can also accept an optional redundant power supply.
Both products support multiple RAID 0, 1, 5,6,10,JBOD volumes with hot swap and spare and online RAID expansion and migration. Features include iSCSI target thin provisioning and initiator, Ext3, XFS and ZFS filesystems, SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v3 and AFP network file protocols and VMware Ready certification.