Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Thecus N7700

Mmmm Yummy, look what the lovely DHL delivery guy just dropped off.

The Thecus N7700 is a brand new 7 drive Raid NAS server.

Offers iSCSI direct disk support on Raid 0,1,5,6,10 (even multiple raid groups).

Allows network seperate configurable LAN and WAN ports. The eSata drive can be used for offloading onto another disk/tape solution. In addition there is a PCI slot that I've been told is there to create 'multiple N7700 clusters' though I haven't seen it done and not sure what the limitations are but I've been told you can stack 7 of them in a cluster!!!!

Unfortunately I'm still waiting for the 7 x Seagate 1.5 Tb drives ST31500341AS drives to arrive so at the moment it's just sitting there looking all hot and pretty.

Although I'm using it for my personal home use i'm sure it will be right at home in a SME without the high pricepoints for a Pillar or similar NAS solution.

If you are looking for a solid NAS and those puny 2 and 4 drive boxes are not enough for you :) then you should check out the N7700. Also they are coming out with an rackbased version in about 2 months if you want to wait for it.

This was one of the first 50 or so to land in the country this week so you might find it hard to get your own. Amazon have got some reasonable deals as well.


P.S. If you dont 'need' a 7 disk NAS you should check out the Thecus N5200BR
which is their 5 disk version. It has functions that leave the other vendors like Netgear and Drobo in the dust.

1 comment:

  1. Crazy man, 1.5TB * 7 for home use? That's a lot of legally downloaded Media or Voicemail storage! :p