Efficient Hybrid NAS for SMB
The XCubeNAS XN5000T Series are simple, solid, and stylish NAS systems which are designed for Workgroup and SMB applications. The XCubeNAS is powered by specific hardware N+1(3.5’’ LFF xN + 2.5’’ SFF x1) design, with an additional onboard SATA SSD slot for blazing performance and capacity expansion that can benefit every workgroup and SMB user.
With an additional flexible PCIe slot to boost Thunderbolt™ 3 performance, Thunderbolt™ 3 not only delivers an amazing 40Gbps data transmission rate but also provides more than a 100% increase in bandwidth than the 2nd generation. It is an ideal solution for throughput demanding applications such as video editing and production, music production, digital photography editing, high-speed external device data backup to NAS, and more.
Exclusive Hardware Design
The XCubeNAS is perfectly designed for Workgroups and SMB by the latest hardware specification. Humanized mechanical design makes the installation and maintenance much easier than you can imagine.
– With additional PCIe slots on XCubeNAS, ultra-high-speed data transmission, such as 10GbE, 40GbE and Thunderbolt 3, is also capable for multiple purposes.
– The latest processor: With Intel latest 7th generation processor to provide abundant resources to meet computational requirements of a wide variety of applications.
– Up to 4 x 1 GbE network interface: Built-in four 1GbE Ethernet ports which meet iSCSI/NFS/CIFS network data transmission requirements.
Innovative (4+1) Hybrid Storage Capacity
The innovative mechanical design makes the XCubeNAS a versatile hybrid storage device. Without affecting existing large form factor slots, the XCubeNAS positions small form factor bays for SATA SSD at the left side of the system, this way we can ensure that both the demands for capacity and performance can be satisfied.
N : Large Form Factor Large form factor slots drive trays feature not only 3.5 inch drive support but also 2.5 inch mounting holes are included as standard on all bays on the XCubeNAS. Fitted with up to 10TB drives in the 3.5 inch HDD bays, the XCubeNAS can fulfill capacity demands, and exceed them after adding our XCubeDAS systems.
1 : Small Form Factor Additional 2.5 inch small form factor are provided in order to enable advanced features without sacrificing storage capacity. In addition to being used for SSD caching for boosting data access performance, our auto-tiering architecture can be utilized to offer a complete ongoing optimization.
Effortless Installation and Maintenance
With our screw-less tray design for 2.5″ SSD and 3.5″ HDD trays, anyone can install the HDD and boost up performance without any IT background.
Exclusive Service Door for Memory Upgrade
XN5000T Series are built in with 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM which can be easily expanded to up to 32GB without using any tools.
The Next Generation Thunderbolt™ 3
With next generation Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, you can connect Thunderbolt™ devices to XN5000T Series directly with a 40Gb/s data transmission rate. XN5000T with Thunderbolt™ 3 is capable of transferring high resolution videos smoothly and handling relative workloads with ease. To copy a 4.7GB DVD video will on average take under a minute.
High Speed 10G/40G Adapter Card
A 10GbE/40GbE (10 Gigabit/ 40 Gigabit Ethernet) network is essential for businesses that demand high bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restore for an ever-growing amount of data. The XN5000T is an affordable and reliable storage solution for deploying a 10GbE/40GbE environment.
Leading Enterprise-level NAS Operating System
QSM 3.0 (QSAN Storage Management 3.0) is a NAS operation system for QSAN XCubeNAS series. The core of QSM is Linux kernel and in-house fine-tuning 128-bit ZFS (Zetabyte File System) file system. QSM’s powerful storage features ensure persistent, reliable storage management, protection against data corruption, seamless capacity expansion, several data integrity mechanisms, pool and disk encryption protection, unlimited snapshots, and unlimited clones.
It’s important for users to easily operate and manage the XCubeNAS. With the simple, clear, and intuitive interface such as graphic icons and tablet/phone-like interface, the XCubeNAS is easier and more pleasant for everyone to use without any professional knowledge.
Furthermore, QSM’s exclusive design Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom. You can pin your access most app on Dock, providing an easy way to access your QSM.
Account Setting & Management
Users are allowed to create multiple user accounts and share folders, and authorized by those shared folders with the support of privilege settings. There are features that IT administrators can use to set the access control on the XCubeNAS.
– Privilege setting: You have the ability on setting user’s windows permission of the specific share folder and its subfolder, or limit user to access specific services.
– User and folder quota: You can decide the storage space on the individual user folder and limit the storage capacity in each volume.
Efficient Management & Maintenance
With the powerful QSM 3.0 file system and intuitive interface, IT administrator are able to efficiently manage account, storage, network bandwidth, monitor the activities occurring on the XCubeNAS, and react on a moment’s notice if something goes wrong.
Advanced Storage Technology
XN5000T Series tailor-made storage pool technology effectively caters to diverse storage demands on data integrity, scalability, high performance, and availability. Comprehensive RAID levels are supported to ensure data integrity under every application scenario. Pool capacity could be expanded on the fly, rapidly responding to growing needs for capacity. The design of the XN5000T allows for creating customized storage pools and auto categorization of data based on usage. “Hot” data will be moved to front line storage while “cold” data is stored on slower disks. All this is done automatically with the XN5000T Series.
XCubeNAS is verified with VMware® Ready™, Citrix® Ready™, and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ certified. No matter which virtualization environment you’ve adopted, the XCubeNAS is a practical and efficient storage system for you to deploy in any virtualization platform. XCubeNAS can be used for primary storage repositories and as a backup to existing primary storage. As a backup storage device, the XCubeNAS supports a comprehensive list of 3rd-party virtual machine backup software to ensure that your VMs and data are never at risk of loss.
All-in-One Business Solution
Since having a dedicated machine for each specific task rapidly becomes an expensive and inefficient solution, XCubeNAS allows you to enable comprehensive applications and services on your NAS, whenever you need them. Everything from file sharing to data storage, even hosting a website, the XCubeNAS can do it all.
User Defined Pool
Thinking ahead to common usage situations, the XN5000T Series provides three optimized solutions for pools to achieve high performance and availability for dedicated storage applications:
– Generic: Default type for generic file service or backup usage.
– Media: Optimize IOPS for small packets of sequential RW and throughput for large, random packets.
– Database: Data is synchronized between the memory cache and disks in real time for assurance of database Integrity.
By using auto-tiering, it helps increase the performance of your business application without crippling your budget. The XCubeNAS features auto-tiering technology which makes the system continuously analyze the accessing frequency of your data for better data transmission. The most frequently used data will move to higher speed tier, on the other hand, the less commonly used data will move to capacity tier. Demanding workloads of your business applications could be dramatically reduced, and the performance increased without massive investment in expensive all flash storage devices – this is all done by the XCubeNAS’ intelligent auto-tiering technology.
Deep Into SSD Caching
SSD cache is a large secondary cache that boosts data access speed by positioning SSD drives between primary DRAM memory cache and hard disks.
“Take whatever you need.” That’s the philosophy of thin provisioning. Thin provisioning lets various services and applications use the same storage space without limiting how much of the quota can be used by each. With thin provisioning, space resources are dynamically distributed to the most demanding, responding to your business applications with higher flexibility and promising potentials.
The data deduplication feature of the XN5000T Series is an in-line, block-level function that checks the block similarity of data as it enters the system When duplicated blocks are found, they are not written to the disk, therefore saving space.
With compression, data will be compressed into fewer bytes on transmission to ensure the faster transfer speed and save storage space.
Centralized Data Storage & File Sharing
The XN5000T Series provides lightning fast and secure ways to share files with anyone, anywhere. You can explore, organize, and move files between your computer and the XN5000T, all the while, being able to customize access rights to enhance security. A seamless integrated system allows for file sharing across different computing environments, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, and iOS.
Quota Control on Accounts and Share Folders
Take control of your storage space by adding quotas (limits) to the amount of data a user can store. Users can be limited on how much data a folder can store or the quota can apply to the entire system, thus empowering the admin with complete control of what is stored on the XN5000T Series.
Windows AD and LDAP Directory Services
By supporting Windows AD and LDAP, the XN5000T enables seamless account integration. Up to 200,000 domain accounts can be joined onto the XN5000T Series and their Home folder is automatically created, helping IT administrators reduce duplicated sets of credentials and minimizing their workload in giving default account settings and new user setup.
Windows ACLs and Advanced ACLs
Access Control List (ACL) is a permission list specifying what actions specific accounts take on folders and files. Advanced ACL lets you set permissions on subfolders, whereas Windows ACL enables you to apply Windows file permission mechanisms on files and folders. With both kinds of ACL supported, IT administrators can flexibly regulate file access rules no matter whivh operating system they use, protecting your data from unauthorized access or theft.
Powerful Web File Explorer – File Manager
Connect/share files via the web from anywhere in the world. The XN5000T has a web-based File Manager that allows users to access their data and easily share it with anyone. And it also provides file sharing across Windows ® , Mac ® , Linux ® , iOS, and Android platforms by supporting multiple file access protocols including FTP, SAMBA, CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV.
– Intuitive user interface.
– Online photo and office file preview.
– Multiple ways on file sharing.
– Multimedia management.
– Team folder sharing with “User Home Folder”.
– Third party cloud services supported (Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive).
– Automatic indexing your files on File Manager.
Universal & Efficient Data Backup
The XN5000T Series effectively addresses the above challenges by providing comprehensive and effective backup solutions that assist you to design a complete and efficient backup solution to minimize the risk of data loss. Various storage devices, remote servers, public clouds even other XCubeNAS can be seamlessly integrated into your XN5000T, achieving an all-encompassing backup solution allowing data to be free and safely and efficiently preserved.
– Client side backup
– Remote backup
– Cloud backup
– Local backup
Client Backup to Your XN5000T- XReplicator
The most common cause of data loss is HDD failure, OS crashes, or most commonly, accidental deletion. Comprehensive data backup is the solution to all your data loss woes. Backup all your data on your computer to your XN5000T with QSAN’s free untility, XReplicator. XReplicator is a free utility that is provided to help you easily backup an image of a disk, partition, folder, or file. XReplicator is also able to backup an entire PC to the XN5000T as a bare metal backup. There is a way to quickly and simply recover your entire system, disk, or file when using the XReplicator utility and the XN5000T Series solution.
– Supported Windows XP or higher Windows PC.
– Expert backup solution.
– Backup image only stored on XCubeNAS.
– Opened file backup support.
– Scheduling backup support (Monthly, weekly, daily, automatically).
– Backup configuration for fast upload speeds (Single version, incremental and differential).
– Personal key encryption.
– Version control and clean up.
– Backup filter.
Real-time Remote Replication
Data copies can be distributed to your trusted storage locations through real-time remote backup. By periodically copying data to different branches, your data can be recovered in the unfortunate event that a disaster happens. Data availability is ensured, offering businesses more options for a contingency and recovery plan.
Snapshot & Replica
Snapshots record the status of shared folders and iSCSI LUNs as changes happen on write. By periodically taking snapshots, administrators can better control data versions and execute point-in-time recovery on folders and LUNs These can be flexibly restored to previously known good states. Replica can transport the version information to the target XCubeNAS, enabling administrators to utilize storage space based on their retention policies and space requirements.
XMirror regularly synchronizes a volume or the contents of a folder between multiple XCubeNAS devices and any modification to documents will be replicated to other XCubeNAS. By using XMirror, data on different XCubeNAS systems, data consistency, and availability is ensured.
– Support Volume and Folder mirror.
– 1-way (unidirectional): data modification of the local NAS will be synchronized to the remote, but any data modification of remote NAS will not be reflected.
– 2-way (bi-directional): any data modification of a NAS will be synchronized to the others.
– Version control (64 versions).
– Amazon S3 Backup: Amazon® S3 enables users to backup the whole array to a remote site instead of another NAS or devices.
– Hybrid Cloud Solution: Using Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox, you can build a hybrid cloud which allows you to access and backup the files on mobile devices, PCs, or thin clients anytime and anywhere.
Security & Data Protection
The growing tide of data breaches, leaks, and malicious software means your data security systems and procedures are vital. Our QSM for XN5000T Series was built on a security-first ideology. It can offer you full protection of the data within your XN5000T. Tools are provided to protect the system from hacking, interception of data, theft, and accidental deletion.
Furthermore, using the inbuilt Anti-Virus, you can add tasks, scanning the entire NAS or selected folder with specific schedule.
Write Once Read Many (WORM)
WORM technology is design to prevent intentional or accidental modification of data in a certain period. Files and folders under WORM’s protection can only be read in a user defined period. It’s unable to modify any files or folders until the period has expired. WORM can protect your data from encryption-based ransomware that installs covertly on a victim’s system and encrypts their files, making them inaccessible. WORM will protect your confidential data from unauthorized modification and threat, ensuring the correctness and integrity of your data.
Self-Encrypting Drive (SED)
XN5000T Series can provide extreme data security with the drive encrypting technology called SED (Self-Encrypting Drive). With the technology, even if the physical drive is stolen or misplaced, the data on it remains protected against data breach by generating the authentication key (AK) to prevent the unauthorized access. However, the SED offered by QSAN provides the secured pools migration between different XCubeNASs and easy to manage the key by exporting the AK for more efficiency.
Pool Encryption with AES-256
XN5000T Series pool encryption mechanism ensures secured storage environment for any user who wants to modify data must first pass authentication. The XN5000T Series supports up to AES 256-bit encryption for internal drives and external USB/eSATA drives, and adopts a military level FIPS 140-2 validated encryption, which is considered to be the highest security certification for compliance.
The built-in antivirus function periodically scans files automatically, quarantining suspicious files to protect the system from potential threats.