Thecus Releases NAS Devices with Support for RAID 50 and 60
Thecus now offers NAS devices with support for RAID 50 and RAID 60. These new NAS devices offer advances in performance and fault tolerance for SMB and enterprise customers. Full RAID 50 support is now available in the following Thecus NAS devices: N6850, N7510, N8850, N8900, N10850, N12000, N12000PRO, N16000, and N16000PRO. In addition, all devices with 8 bays or more, also support RAID 60.
For high speed connectivity, 10GB Ethernet cards are supported. Maximum capacity starts at 24TB in the entry-level N6850, and ranges up to 2.5 petabytes for N12000PRO and N16000PRO systems with additional daisy-chained Thecus D16000 DAS units. Standard features in Thecus NAS devices include OLED touch panel display, web and mobile administration, HDMI output, and USB 3.0.
Combining the advantages of Raid 5 and Raid 0, Raid 50 brings improved read speeds, faster write speeds, improved fault tolerance, reduced access time in random access operations, and greater storage capacity. RAID 60 combines the best of RAID 6 and RAID 0, to improve further on these advances.
RAID 50 and 60 require less overhead storage capacity. Therefore, according to Thecus, they cut system costs, power usage, and physical space demands, while retaining the ability to survive multiple drive failures that would wipe out lesser RAID systems. The greater fault tolerance of RAID 50 and 60 also means little or no loss of performance while a failed drive is swapped out and restored.
For more information about Thecus and the entire range of Thecus NAS products, including all the RAID 50 and RAID 60 devices, go to thecus.com.