Call a Specialist Today! 844-356-5142

Thecus W16910SAS
High Velocity Enterprise Storage for Mission-Critical Storage needs

Thecus W16910SAS

Thecus Products
Thecus Windows Storage Server
Thecus W16910SAS 16-bay Rackmount NAS Enclosure
List Price: $4,099.00
Our Price: $3,894.00

Click here to jump to more pricing!


Designed for businesses that need reliable enterprise-class storage with scalability and fast transfer speed for data storage, the N16910SAS 16-Bay NAS Enclosure from Thecus has a 3 RU form factor and is equipped with 16 x 3.5" drive bays that can natively accommodate SAS-3 (12 Gb/s), SAS-2 (6 Gb/s), SATA III (6 Gb/s), and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives. It is powered by a 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon E3-1245 v5 Quad-Core processor and 16GB of DDR4 ECC RAM, which comes in a 2 x 8GB configuration and can be upgraded to 64GB by using a 16GB module in each of the four memory slots.

  • 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)

The N16910SAS runs on ThecusOS 7.0, which provides an intuitive and user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate. The control panel has five main categories: Control, Privilege, Storage, Services, and Backup, all of which let users control various aspects of this NAS. Network connectivity is achieved via two RJ45 ports, allowing your stored data to be shared with users throughout the network, including mobile devices, using services such as T-OnTheGo and PLEX Media Server.

This NAS also serves as a centralized backup target for computers in your network. Using the bundled Acronis True Image backup software, users will be able to back up all of their data, or pick and choose their most important files and folders. Also supported is a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, each of which provides performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both. For those who do not require RAID support, JBOD is also supported. Select RAID modes also support how-swap, hot spare, RAID level migration, RAID expansion, and AES 256-bit volume encryption.

For those who need to connect external peripherals to this NAS, it has been built with four USB 3.0 Type-A ports, two USB 2.0 Type-A ports, two PS/2 ports, one HDMI port, one DVI port, one VGA port, five 3.5mm audio jacks, and one S/PDIF jack. One PCIe x8 slot, one PCIe x4 slot, and one PCIe x1 slot allows for peripherals such as 10GbE cards, and overall device power is provided using dual redundant 500W power supplies. If you need to expand the overall device storage, up to four D16000 JBOD units can be daisy-chained using the SFF-8644 port. Included is an accessory bag, an Ethernet cable, a power cord, and sliding shelves. Protection is provided by a limited 5-year warranty.

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


W12850/W16850 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 HBA 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 (x16) via backplane, support SATA II / SATA III hard disk
Environment Temperature : 0 ~ 40 degree
-40°C to 70°C Non-operation
Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 3U Rack mount
Dimensions (HxWxD) 133 x 440 x 662 (mm) / 5.24 x 17.3 x 26.06 (in)
Weight 29.38 (Kgs) / 64.77 (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


Left Angle View
Front View
Front Open View
Right Angle View


Download the Thecus W12850/W16850 Datasheet (.PDF)

Pricing Notes:

Thecus Products
Thecus Windows Storage Server
Thecus W16910SAS 16-bay Rackmount NAS Enclosure
List Price: $4,099.00
Our Price: $3,894.00