XCubeNAS XN8008T

High performance desktop NAS for small business

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Efficient Hybrid NAS for SMB
The XCubeNAS XN8008T is a simple, solid and stylish NAS system which is designed for Workgroup and SMB applications. The XCubeNAS is powered by specifies hardware N+1(3.5’’ LFF xN + 2.5’’ SFF x1) design, with additional onboard SATA SSD slot for blazing performance and capacity expansion that can benefit every workgroup and SMB user.
 
With 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. 
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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 (8+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.
 
*All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only and may differ from the actual product.
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Effortlessly Installation and Maintenance
 
Screw-less tray design for 2.5" SSD and 3.5" HDD tray, anyone can install the HDD and boost up performance without any IT background.
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Exclusive Service Door for Memory Upgrade
 
XN8008T is build in with 8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM which can be easily expanded to up to 32GB without using any tools.
 
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The Next Generation Thunderbolt™ 3
 
With next generation Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, you can connect Thunderbolt™ devices to XN8008T directly with a 40Gb/s data transmission rate. XN8008T with Thunderbolt™ 3 is capable of transferring high resolution video smoothly and handling relative workloads with ease: to copy a 4.7GB DVD video will on average take under a minute.
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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 XN8008T 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 (Petabyte 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.
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User Interface
 
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, making the XCubeNAS easier and more pleasant for everyone to use without any professional knowledges.
 
Furthermore, QSM exclusive design Dock is the bar of icons that sits at the bottom, you can pin your access most App on Dock. It provides easy way to access your QSM.
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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 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 and monitor the activities occurring on the XCubeNAS, and react on a moment’s notice if something goes wrong.
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Advanced Storage Technology
 
XN8008T 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 of for capacity. The design of the XN8008T 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 XN8008T.
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Virtualization Ready
 
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 ensures that your VMs and data are never at risk of loss.
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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.
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User Defined Pool
 
Thinking ahead to common usage situations, the XN8008T 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.
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Smart Auto-tiering
 
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 analyzes 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’s 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.
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Thin Provisioning
 
“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.
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Data Deduplication
 
The data deduplication feature of the XN8008T 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 disk, therefore saving space.
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Data Compression
 
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 XN8008T provides lightning fast and secure ways to share files with anyone, anywhere. You can explore, organize, and move files between your computer and the XN8008T, 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.
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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 XN8008T.
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Windows AD and LDAP Directory Services

By supporting Windows AD and LDAP, the XN8008T enables seamless account integration. Up to 200,000 domain accounts can be joined onto the XN8008T 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 what operating system they use, protecting your data from unauthorized access or theft.
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Powerful Web File Explorer – File Manager
 
Connect/share files via the web from anywhere in the world. The XN8008T 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.
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Universal & Efficient
Data Backup

 
The XN8008T 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 XN8008T, achieving an all-encompassing backup solution allowing data to be free, safely and efficiently preserved.
  • Client side backup
  • Remote backup
  • Cloud backup
  • Local backup
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Client Backup to Your XN8008T- 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 XN8008T with QSAN’s free untility, XReplicator. XReplicator is a free utility that’s 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 XN8008T 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 XN8008T solution.
 
  • Supported Windows XP or higher & Win Server 2008 or higher.
  • 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.
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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.
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XMirror
 
XMirror regularly synchronizes a volume or the contents of a folder between multiple XCubeNAS devices, 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).
 
*All pictures shown are for illustration purpose only and may differ from the actual product.
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Cloud Backup
 
  • 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.
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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 XN8008T was built on a security-first ideology, it can offer you full protection of the data within your XN8008T. Tools are provided to prevent protect the system from hacking, and 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 it can protect your data from encryption-based ransomware that installs covertly on a victim’s system and encrypt their files, making them inaccessible. WORM will protect your confidential data from unauthorized modification and threat, ensuring the correctness and integrity of your data.
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Self-Encrypting Drive (SED)
 
XN8008T can be much safer more than you can image with the disk self-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 AK for more efficient.
Pool Encryption with AES-256
 
XN8008T pool encryption mechanism ensures secured storage environment for any user who wants to modify data must first pass authentication. The XN8008T 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.
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Antivirus
 
The built-in antivirus function periodically scans files automatically quarantining suspicious files to protect the system from potential threats.
 
Access Your Data Anywhere
 
XN8008T provides free DDNS services so you can pick your own domain name and easily connect from anywhere. This is rather useful when your broadband has a floating IP address that changes frequently. Furthermore you can use your DDNS domain name to access your XN8008T via the Xccess Mobile app for Android and iOS. If your NAS is located behind a NAT router, you can enable UPnP port forwarding to easily access your NAS.
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Hardware

CPU

Intel® CoreTM i5 2.7GHz Quad-Core (maximum 3.3GHz) Processor

RAM

8GB DDR4 SO-DIMM, up to 32GB

*Note: The pre-install memory modules may need to be replaced when expanding the memory.

USB

USB 3.0 x5

Flash

8GB USB DOM

HDMI

1

Tray Type

3.5'' HDD tray with lock x8

2.5'' SSD tray x1

No. of Internal Hard Disks

9:8 (LFF disk) + 1 (SFF disk)

Max. Raw Capacity

82 TB:10TB x8 + 2TB x1

Note:LFF=10TB, SSF=2TB

Hard Drive Interface

SATA 6Gb/s (backward compatible with SATA 3Gb/s)

Expansion Slot

PCIe Gen3x8 for 10 GbE/ 40 GbE / Thunderbolt 3.0 / SAS adapter cards.

Ethernet Ports

1 GbE LAN (RJ45) x4

Dimension
(H x W x D)

177 x 310 x 235 mm

Agency Certifications

FCC Class B • CE Class B • BSMI Class B • VCCI Class B • RCM Class B • KCC Class B
Software

Unified Storage

  • NAS application server (Gigabit/10GbE/40GbE NIC)
  • iSCSI storage (Gigabit/10GbE/40GbE NIC)
  • Direct attached storage with Thunderbolt 3.0 (40GbE/s)

File Server

  • File sharing across Windows/Mac/Linux/UNIX and centralized management

FTP Server

  • Supports data access from remote location via FTP
  • FTP with SSL/ TLS (explicit) mode
  • FXP supported
  • FTP bandwidth control and connection control
  • Passive FTP port range control

Backup Server

  • 3rd party backup software support: Acronis True Image, CA Brightstor ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie Silverkeeper
  • Snapshot replica
  • Time machine backup server
  • External storage device backup
  • Block-level real time remote replication supports instant, schedule backup management
  • XMirror (Multi-side data synchronization)
  •  Cloud backup: Amazon S3
  • Cloud synchronization: Google Drive, Windows OneDrive, Dropbox

Web Server

  • Built-in phpMyAdmin

SQL Server

  • MariaDB database server

VPN Server

  • Supports OpenVPN, PPTP and IPsec+L2TP

Virtualization Server

  • Virtual machine import/export
  • Virtual machine  backup
  • Virtual machine  Snapshot
  • User-based permissions settings
  • Support virtual switch
  • Supports access from IE, Safari, Firefox, Chrome
  • Multiple OS : Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android

Operating System

  • Linux-embedded system

NAS Discovery

  • Utility
  • Cloud web page

Connection

  • IPv4, IPv6 and DDNS domain name registration (QSAN Cloud)
  • Auto port forwarding

Networking

  • VLAN
  • Link aggregation (support 7 bonding modes)
  • Multi-IP settings
  • Gigabit Jumbo Frame

File System

  • ZFS file system
  • EXT2 (Virtual Volume)
  • EXT3 (Virtual Volume)
  • EXT4 (Virtual Volume)
  • FAT (Virtual Volume)
  • NTFS (Virtual Volume)

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux (2.6 or later) and UNIX

Disk Managemwnt

  • Single disk, RAID 0 (Disk Striping), RAID 1 (Disk Mirroring), RAID 5, RAID 5 + hot spare, RAID 6, RAID 10,  RAID 50, RAID 60 and JBOD (Linear Disk Volume)
  • Multiple volume and storage pool
  • User defined storage (Generic, Media, Database)
  • Online pool/volume Capacity Expansion
  • Pool/ volume usage threshold notification
  • Self-encrypting drives (SED) pool level protection
  • Pool write cache
  • Scrub pool
  • Convert cloned volume
  • Virtual volume (mount disk from remote iSCSI target)
  • Set free and replace disk
  • HDD S.M.A.R.T.
  • Built-in iSCSI target and initiator service
  • External device management
  • Global and dedicate hot spare disk
  • Zero time RAID creation and quick rebuilding
  • Auto Tiering
  • SSD read/write cache
  • Deduplication (volume and LUN)
  • Snapshot (folder and LUN)
  • Compression (volume and LUN)
  • Thin Provision for LUN
  • SSD Trim

User Managemwnt

  • Local / domain user and group management
  • Local / domain application privilege
  • User quota for local and domain user
  • Home folder
  • Windows AD and LDAP
  • Trust domain and support up to 200,000 domain users

Folder Management

  • Advance file ACL
  • Windows ACL
  • Hide shared folder on Windows network
  • Unicode support
  • WORM (Write Once Read Many protection)
  • Folder usage threshold notification
  • Folder quota

System Tool

  • NTP time settings
  • Notification: E-mail alert (SMTP authentication), syslog, and SNMP
  • System firmware upgrade
  • Back up, restore, reset system settings
  • Import system configuration
  • Antivirus
  • Smart fan
  • IP access control
  • Policy-based unauthorized IP blocking
  • Secure remote login by SSH connection
  • Connection list management
  • USB, SNMP UPS support
  • Network recycle bin
  • Import SSL certificate
  • Real-time Resource (CPU, Memory, Storage, Disk, Process) / Hardware/ service/ network resource monitor

Power Management

  • HDD hibernation
  • Power schedule
  • Wake on LAN
  • UPS settings
  • Recover from power outage

System Optimization Setting

  • Service binding

Log

  • Systm log
  • System connection and data transfer log

Multilingual Support

  • Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Polish

File Manager

  • File preview
  • Embedded file player
  • Filter
  • Mount Cloud (Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox)
  • ISO image mount
  • CIFS, FTP, SFTP and WebDAV client
  • Share link
  • Team folder sharing
  • Publish to facebook, twitter, weibo
  • Media library
  • Media streaming
  • Online doc preview and editing
  • Transcoding (online/offline), compression

Service

  • Data service: CIFS, AFP, NFS, FTP, WebDAV
  • Backup service: Rsync
  • Discover service: Bonjour

Virtualization

  • Windows: Hyper-V, storage space
  • VMware: VMware 6.5 ready, VAAI, SRM
  • Citrix: Citrix 7.0 ready

Multi Browser Support

  • Internet Explorer
  • Safari
  • Firefox
  • Google Chrome

Utility

  • XFinder
  • XRplicator (Windows backup utility)

Mobile App

  • Xccess (iOS, iPad and Android)
Warranty

Warranty

System : 2 years

Operating Environment

Temperature

Operating temperature : 0 to 40°C
Shipping temperature : -10 to 50°C

Relative Humidity

Operating relative humidity : 20% to 80% non-condensing
Non-operating relative humidity : 10% to 90%

Form Factors Models

8 + 1 bay

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