internal GigaNAS adapter

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
Centronic 50 or SCSI - I cut out

 

 

 

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Network Connection illustration

  • A powerful tool for creating a custom Network Attached Storage appliance
  • Install into any computer chassis via PCI slot 
  • Can be mounted inside storage chassis or Addonics family storage tower via the Centronic 50-pin (SCSI - I) cut out 
  • Two SATA ports for connecting up to two SATA hard drives or RAID Volume created by a Port Multiplier
  • One external USB 2.0 ports for attaching additional USB storage
  • Great for setting up a private Cloud storage or quick drive sharing (these new feature requires the latest firmware V98a.5 released on 6/16/2014)¹
    • Support full disk sharing of drive with existing data in SMB and FTP
    • Support selecting existing folders² that are already on the drive for sharing in SMB and FTP
    • Full Disk or Folder sharing can be assigned to authorized users with different READ/WRITE privileges
  • Up to 16 storage devices can be connected to the LAN with the following additional accessories:
  • Support Up to 15 partitions per storage device - giving a maximum 240 drive volumes on the network
  • Built-In SMB / Samba server for file sharing over LAN
  • Built-in FTP server for file access over the internet
  • Same folder can be shared using SMB on LAN or FTP over WAN, great for setting up your private Cloud storage
  • Support any eSATA or USB storage with XFS, EXT2, EXT3, EXT4, NTFS or FAT32 file system
  • Maximum partition size or drive volume capacity:
  • Storage device with existing data can be attached to the NAS adapter (the folder name must be in large CAP to be sharable). See Q&A section on folder and file security setting.
  • Built-in file formatting utility for XFS and EXT3
  • Support 10/100/1000 Mbps network
  • Maximum data transfer over Gigabit LAN:

      SATA storage USB storage
    read write read write
    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

  • Built-in MLDonkey client for direct download to the attached storage device
  • Web GUI administration
  • User management to allow read only or read/write access to folders
  • USB port can be used to power most 2.5" USB hard drives or any low power USB storage device
  • Simple to install
  • Small and light weight. Size of a cigarette pack. Can be installed practically anywhere
  • Rugged metal enclosure for use in wide range of application environments
  • Compatible with all Windows OS, Mac OS X, Linux 2.6.x and above

*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

Note

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

  • Two SATA connectors 
  • One external USB 2.0 type B female connector
  • USB port can supply power up to 1.5A at 5V 
  • One RJ45 socket for 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet connection
  • File systems support: XFS, EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT16, FAT32
  • Support connecting up to sixteen (16) storage devices to the LAN by expanding via the USB connection (requires combination of USB hubs or Addonics 5-port HPM-XU Port Multiplier)
  • Maximum # of partition per storage device - 15
  • Maximum user accounts:
    • Samba server - 64,0000*
  • Maximum # of concurrent connections:
    • Samba and FTP server combined - 32,000*
  • LED for power, status and LAN activity
  • Power consumption: 2 watts @ idle, 2.5 watts average during operation
  • Dimensions (L x W x H): ~ (105 x 90 x 23) mm or (4.13 x 3.54 x 0.91) in.
  • Weight: ~169g (6 Oz) including the PCI bracket
  • Operation Temperature: 0 °C ~ 70 °C
  • Operation Humidity: 10 ~ 90 %RH
  • Storage Temperature: -20 °C ~ 70 °C
  • Storage Humidity: 5~ 95 %RH

* 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.

PRODUCTS

NAS4RM - (Internal GigaNas adapter)
Content: Internal GigaNAS adapter, one 6" CAT 5e cable, utility CD, user guide
Price: 95.00

ACCESSORIES

AD4U3HE (4-port USB 3.0 hub, external)

4-port external USB 3.0 hub with built-in 3 feet USB 3.0 cable, user guide.

Price: 25.99
AD5HPMREU (5-Port HPM -XU, eSATA/USB 3.0)
5 Port HPM-XU on SCSI-I (Centronics 50-pin) bracket, Y power cable, Driver CD with configuration and monitor software utility, User Guide,
Price: 99.00
AASAIDC18I (18" internal SATA data cable)
AASAIDC18I 18" internal Serial ATA data cable. Good for connecting any SATA device to Serial ATA controller.
Price: 3.00
AASAIDC36I (36" internal Serial ATA data cable)
AASAIDC36I 36" internal Serial ATA data cable
Price: 3.00
AAUSBM5F (USB B male - 5-pin header cable, 50 cm.)
AAUSBM5F   USB adapter cable for connecting from USB B-type female connector to the 5-pin USB connector on motherboards. Cable length ~ 18 inches. Designed to connect Addonics SATA - USB 3.0 converter (ADSAU3) to USB pin header connector port on motherboard. Great for connecting any device with USB B-type female connector to internal USB ports commonly found on the latest motherboards.
Price: 3.50
AA5PUSBCL-3F (3' USB cbl, female pin header both ends)
AA5PUSBCL-3F USB 5-pin header to 5-pin header 3 feet cable. Suitable for connecting any device with USB 5-pin header connector to 5-pin header connector on system board.
Price: 1.99
Datasheets
internal GigaNAS adapter
Applies to: NAS4RM.
Userguides
Drivers
NAS 4.0, Internal GigaNAS, NAS Tower and Secure NAS Firmware v98a.5
Applies to: NAS40ESU, SN535E1G, SN1035E1G, NT15SNES1G, NT5SNES1G, NAS4RM

New firmware v98a.5 for NAS 4 Family products.

NEW FEATURES: Share an entire drive or an existing folder.

BE SURE TO READ THE RELEASE NOTES FOR CHANGES AND INSTRUCTIONS.

NAS 4.0 Family Firmware Release Notes v98a.5
Applies to: NAS40ESU, NT5SNES1G, NT15SNES1G, SN535E1G, SN1035E1G, NAS4RM

Release Notes for NAS 4.0 family products.

NAS 4.0, NAS Tower and Secure NAS Firmware v88a
Applies to: NAS40ESU, , SN535E1G, SN1035E1G, NT15SNES1G, NT5SNES1G

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.