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Thecus W12910SAS
High Velocity Enterprise Storage for Mission-Critical Storage needs

Thecus W12910SAS

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Thecus Windows Storage Server
Thecus W12910SAS 12-bay Rackmount NAS Enclosure
List Price: $4,199.00
Our Price: $3,989.00

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Designed for enterprise use, the rack-mountable N12910SAS 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from Thecus offers high availability system redundancy along with real-time remote replication and system disaster recovery to ensure important data remains safe and secure. The N12910SAS features 12 SATA III/SAS drive bays making it easy to transfer data to and from the drives quickly, and with advanced RAID support, the drives can be configured to suit nearly any storage need.

  • Enterprise Capacity Powering Big Data
  • SATA 6G and SAS 12G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds
  • Productivity Enhancing Efficiency with Deduplication and ADS
  • Single-Instance Storage (Dedup)

Inside the Thecus N12910SAS NAS enclosure, you will find an Intel Skylake Core i3 dual-core processor complete with 16GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 64GB for enhanced system performance. On the outside of the unit are dual RJ45 Ethernet LAN ports offering enhanced network connectivity while the dedicated USB ports make it easy to connect a variety of USB-enabled devices, such as smartphones, digital cameras, and more, directly to the NAS. In addition to external ports, this NAS also comes equipped with a variety of available PCI-e slots to add compatible PCI-e cards, such as a 10G Ethernet adapter, or USB 3.0 adapter to customize connectivity options.

Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds

Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds

SATA III and SAS 6G Supported

Productivity Enhancing Efficiency

Productivity Enhancing Efficiency

Rapid Deployment with Hyper-V

Data Redundancy

Data Redundancy

Zero Downtime with Failover Clustering


Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard

Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard

Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard is a robust and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications. Windows Storage Server 2016 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.

Ultimate Performance with 10GbE Solution
Enterprise Capacity Powering Big Data

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.

SATA III and SAS 6G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds
Built-in HDMI Output

Built-in HDMI Output

Turn your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! An inbuilt HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for media streaming and easy device management.

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.

USB 3.0 Connectivity


W12910SAS/W16910SAS Front and Rear

Thecus W12910SAS Hardware Platform
Item Spec
Processor Intel Skylake E3-1245 v5 3.5GHz Quad Core Processor + Intel C236 chipset
System Memory 16GB DDR4 ECC SDRAM shipped, can upgrade to 64GB
Memory Module Pre-installed: 8GB x 2
Total Memory Slots: 4
Embedded Boot Drive 60GB SSD
SAS/SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane) LSI HBA card supports 12G SAS/6G SATA
GbE LAN interface RJ-45x2 :Auto MDI/MDI-X, WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x2 (front x2)
USB 3.0 host port x4 (back x4)
VGA/DVI output Supported
Audio(5+1), SPDIF Supported
K/B and Mouse (PS2) Supported
LED Indicator Power:(Blue)
System alert : Redundant power
HDD 1-12 Activity (Green)
Available PCI-e slots 16-lane (x1) or 8-lane (x1)
4-lane (x1)
1-lane (x1)
Power Supply 500W Redundant power supply (80plus)
Disk Interface SATA/SAS (x12) via backplane, support SATA II / SATA III hard disk
Buttons Power button
Environment Temperature : 0 ~ 40 degree
-40°C to 70°C Non-operation
Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 2U Rack mount
Dimensions (HxWxD) 89 x 440 x 662 (mm) / 3.5 x 17.3 x 26.06 (in)
Weight 26.39 (Kgs) / 58.18 (lb)

Package Contents

Package Contents

Software Functions:

Improved Networking

  • BranchCache
    BranchCache can help you optimize Internet usage, improve performance of networked applications, and reduce trac on your wide-area network (WAN).
  • NIC Teaming
    NIC Teaming, also known as load balancing and failover (LBFO), allows multiple network adapters on a computer to be placed into a team for bandwidth aggregation or trac failover to prevent connectivity loss in the event of a network component failure.
  • SMB Multi-channel
    SMB Multichannel enables le servers to use multiple network connections simultaneously. It facilitates aggregation of network bandwidth and network fault tolerance when multiple paths are available between the SMB 3.0 client and the SMB 3.0 server.

Data Access & Protection

  • Work Folders
    A new feature that facilitates the BYOD (bring-your-own-device) scenario by enabling users to access work les from their personal computers and devices. Organizations retain centralized control over their data and can specify device policies such as encryption and lock screen password.
  • DFS Replication
    Enhancements include increases in scalability, the ability to do database cloning and corruption recovery, a Windows PowerShell module, a new WMI provider, faster replication on high bandwidth connections, and recovery tools for conicts.
  • Failover Clustering
    Failover clusters provide high availability and scalability to many server workloads. These include server applications such as Microsoft Exchange Server, Hyper-V, Microsoft SQL Server, and le servers. The server applications can run on physical servers or virtual machines.

Enhanced Scalability

  • Storage Spaces
    Storage Spaces delivers Software Dened Storage (SDS). Easily group multiple hard drives into a storage pool and protect data in the pool, without the need to understand RAID. Storage Spaces enables cost-eective, highly available, scalable, and exible storage solutions for business-critical deployments.
  • Data Deduplication
    Controls data growth by removing duplicate data. Allows the server to eciently store, transfer and backup less data.

Server Virtualization Deployment

  • Hyper-V
    Windows Server Hyper-V oers a scalable and feature-rich virtualization platform that helps organizations of all sizes realize considerable cost savings and operational eciencies. Using Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard, you can take advantage of new hardware technology, while still utilizing the servers you already have.
  • OEM Appliance OOBE (out-of-the-box experience)
    Enhancements include added support for four-node cluster deployments and a wizard for creating a domain controller within a Hyper-V VM that can be used to deploy a turnkey cluster-in-a-box.

Storage Protocols

  • iSCSI Target Server
    Improvements to iSCSI Target Server include support for VHDx (VHD 2.0) virtual hard disks for capacities of up to 64 TB. iSCSI Target Server also now supports SMI-S, enabling end-to-end provisioning using System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
  • SMB
    Improvements to the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol include better SMB Direct performance, automatic rebalancing for Cluster Shared Volumes (CSV) on scale-out le servers, shared VHDx les, Hyper-V Live Migration over SMB, SMB bandwidth management, detailed event messages, and more.

Windows Storage Server 2016 Comparison Chart:

Windows Storage Server 2016 Comparison Chart
  Workgroup Standard
File sharing (SMB & NFS) Yes Yes
Online Backup Yes Yes
DFS-Replication Yes Yes
File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) Yes Yes
File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Yes Yes
Domain Join Yes Yes
Shared block storage (iSCSI Target + Boot) Yes Yes
OEM Customizable Out of Box Experience Yes Yes
Storage Spaces Yes Yes
Deduplication No Yes
BranchCache – Hosted Cache No Yes
Virtualization No Host + 2 VM
Clustering (including AD/DNS) No Yes
Simplified Cluster Setup No Yes
Networking Infra (DHCP, DNS & WINS) No Yes
AD Roles including Domain Controller (RODC) No No
Active Directory (Domain Controller, Certificate Services, Federation Services, Rights Management) No No
Application Server, Network Policy, Remote Desktop Broker, WDS and Fax Server No No


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Pricing Notes:

Thecus Products
Thecus Windows Storage Server
Thecus W12910SAS 12-bay Rackmount NAS Enclosure
List Price: $4,199.00
Our Price: $3,989.00