Thecus outs four-Bay NAS with dual-core Cavium chip

by Steven Williamson on 12 December 2011, 09:37

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Thecus has announced a new cost-effective NAS solution in the form of the N4100EVO, the first four-bay NAS to feature a Cavium dual-core processor.

Designed for web hosting, large data backups and file sharing in the home and office, the latest product from the Taiwanese manufacturer features two USB 2.0 ports and a front-mounted LCD screen to facilitate administration.

Supports up to four SATA 3.5-inch drives

Powered by the XOR engine, it comes bundled with Acronis Backup software and Piczza! Photo server and offers support for XFS, 3TB hard drives, SATA 6Gb/s, iSCSI, as well as an open source module system.

More than a dozen free modules are available on the Thecus website

 “As the demand for storage capacity continues to grow, SMB/home users are requiring greater integration of storage into their environments,” said Florence Shih, Thecus Technology General Manager. “The N4100EVO is designed to deliver performance, features, and reliability at an affordable price to satisfy these needs.

Further details can be found on the official Thecus website.

Pricing and availability has yet to be announced.

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The datasheet for the Cavium doesn't say what the XOR engine is capable of. Seeing as it's attached to a 64-bit AMBA I wonder how much faster it is than computing 32-bit XORs on one of the cores. With DMA it might be good.