Share as many as 16 hard drives over the LAN As large as one exbibyte per drive volume
85MB/sec transfer speed over 1G network Enterprise NAS at a fraction of the cost
This internal GigaNAS adapter is a simple solution for custom build your own high capacity Gigabit Network Attached Storage appliance. Come with all the necessary mounting brackets, this internal GigaNAS adapter can be mounted into any computer chassis with a standard PCI slot or Storage chassis such as the Addonics Storage Tower IV and larger that has a centronic 50-in (SCSI-I) cut out.
The internal GigaNAS adapter is built basing on the same electronic and firmware of the NAS 4.0 adapter. There are two SATA ports and one USB port to support connecting up to a total of 16 drives or RAID volume. By connecting drives to the SATA port of this GigaNAS adapter and onto the Gigabit network, data transfer rate can exceed 85 MB/sec., out performing many expensive NAS solution in the market.
The internal GigaNAS adapter supports storage devices with multiple partitions, with each partition appearing as a share folder on the network. The supported file system includes XFS, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4. NTFS and FAT32. A very large storage in excess of hundreds or thousands of Terabytes storage capacity can be easily built by attaching multiple drives or RAID volume via Port Multipliers or USB hubs. A storage farm with enough storage capacity for commercial data center can be easily put together at just a fraction of the cost of an enterprise storage system. More storage can be added to the Internal GigaNas adapter in many years to come without ever reaching the capacity limitation. Folders in an yof the attached storage can be set up to share both over the LAN or the WAN via the built-in FTP server, making this adapter a great solution for setting up private Cloud storage application.
New powerful features have been added to the internal GigaNAS adapter beginning 6/16/2014 via a new firmware release. There are now full disk sharing and existing folder sharing from drives created by other systems. Shares can be applied to both FTP and SMB for different users and with different READ/WRITE privileges. These new features allows quick set up of sharing information on existing drives through LAN and WAN, making it an ideal tool for setting up a private Cloud storage. It is also a great tool for sharing information on existing drive on a private network such as at home or a temporary LAN without any elaborate administrative set up.
Shown with PCI mounting bracket
Shown without the PCI bracket for installing into
Network Connection illustration
|SATA storage||USB storage|
|XFS||up to 85 MB/sec||up to 45 MB/sec||up to 30 MB/sec||up to 30 MB/sec|
|EXT3 or EXT4||up to 50 MB/sec||up to 35 MB/sec||up to 30 MB/sec||Up to 30 MB/sec|
|NTFS||up to 16 MB/sec||up to 5 MB/sec||up to 16 MB/sec||up to 5 MB/sec|
|FAT32||up to 18 MB/sec||up to 8 MB/sec||up to 18 MB/sec||up to 8 MB/sec|
*USB hard drives over 2TB from Western Digital and Seagate such as the GoFlex series are not compatible, please see detail explanation in Q&A section
1. These new features are available on the latest firmware V98a.5. Products that are shipped after 6/15/2014 are loaded with the latest firmware. You may upgrade to the new firmware on your unit by going to the Support tab on this page and follow the firmware upgrade procedure.
2. Only folder name containing no space can be shared
When a hard drive is attached to this NAS adapter, a unique mount point is created in the NAS adapter to track this drive. This mount point is associated with the volume serial number (VSN) of the drive. The VSN is a unique # created by the OS when the drive is formatted. The SHARE configuration for each drive follows the mount point of the drive. So in situation where you want to switch out to a different hard drive and use the same share set up, the new hard drive must have the same mount point or VSN as the hard drive being replaced. You may use RAID 1 to duplicate the VSN on both drives or you may use this free software utility http://www.xboxharddrive.com/freeware.html to change the VSN on the drive.
Please note that you cannot mount two or more drives with the same VSN to the NAS adapter, doing so may cause the NAS adapter to crash, unpredictable data loss or other problems. DO NOT use two drives from a mirror set or a clone set as these drives most likely have the same VSN. If you see drives with duplicate mount points under the VIEW DRIVE INFORMATION screen or during the SHARE set up, you should remove one of the drives with the same mount point ASAP.
* These are the theoretical limits in the kernel. As # of concurrent connections increase, performance starts to decline depending on the drive access activity from the concurrent connections.
4-port external USB 3.0 hub with built-in 3 feet USB 3.0 cable, user guide.
New firmware v98a.5 for NAS 4 Family products.
NEW FEATURES: Share an entire drive or an existing folder.
BE SURE TO READ THE REASE NOTE below and FOLLOW the firmware update instructions
DO NOT download the firmware to your computer to do the update. You have to paste the link as instructed in the firmware update page. The NAS adapter must be attached to a LAN that has internet connection to do this update.
Disclaimer: As in any update, problem may appears during the update process that are beyond anyone's control. This may result in your equipment becoming inoperable. Addonics is not liable for any time lose, recovery of data or repairing of the NAS adapter that is out of warranty.
Release Notes for NAS 4.0 family products.
New firmware v88a for NAS 4 Family products.
Correct file security issue between SMB and FTP. New files created in the SMB shared folder are now accessible from FTP or vice versa
BE SURE TO READ THE RELEASE NOTES FOR CHANGES AND INSTRUCTIONS.