FastNAS F-8 Nitro - 8 Bay, 256GB, 4 x 1Gbe ports Shared NAS storage device
Imagine a turnkey shared storage that seamlessly combines the benefits of hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) in one box. This product isn't just built for high end post production or broadcasters, it is the ideal storage platform for anybody interested in high performance NAS combined with large capacities at an amazing price point.
FastNAS F-8 is an exciting new concept in shared storage - A high performance compact unit with unique hybrid technology powered by GB Lab's Core 3 OS Lite. This highly efficient OS allows for full utilization of all the components, giving the best translation from disk to network, resulting in an unrivalled user experience of real world performance. The compact and powerful F8 stands head and shoulders above the competition, delivering performance way beyond its 8 disk configuration, thanks to the revolutionary Nitro hybrid boost technology and GB Labs unique Velocity RAID Engine (VRE.) The combined performance of the F8 is up to 1S00MB/sec and the stream performance is way beyond anything in its class.
- Hybrid Boost
Built in intelligent hybrid disk technology giving you additional performance when you need it most.
- Advanced RAID Control
Unique Velocity RAID engine offers superb performance using minimal system resources.
Truly global support from our highly experienced support team, as and when you need it.
- Platform Agnostic
GB Labs storage is developed for total cross platform compatibility, allowing PC, Mac and Linux platforms to collaborate and share data freely and efficiently.
- Advanced Toolset
FastNAS runs on our Core 3 Lite which is an industrial grade OS with an easy to use web interface offering many powerful workflow tools and beneficial features.
- Warranty Options
All FastNAS products include a 3 year care package and additional warranty upgrade options are available, up to 5 years cover.
The compact and powerful F-8 stands head and shoulders above the competition, delivering performance way beyond its 8 disk configuration, thanks to the revolutionary Nitro hybrid boost technology and GB Labs unique Velocity RAID Engine (VRE.) The combined performance of the F8 is up to 1500MB/sec and the stream performance is way beyond anything in its class.
Our Velocity RAID Engine (VRE) is optimised for AV usage and low latency response and is at the heart of the FastNAS experience. This technology is unique to GB Labs and offers superb performance, using minimal system resources and offering lightening performance.
Further performance comes with our Nitro boost technology. Nitro is our intelligent hybrid disk technology, developed by the team that brought you the award winning HyperSpace Solid State Accelerator. This is not just cache and this is not a general purpose hybrid. Nitro is specifically designed for real world usage and brings dramatic enhancement to collaborative media workflows, offering close to a pure SSD experience for creative users.
All GB Labs products are tested rigorously to ensure that they exceed the needs of the most demanding workgroups. The procedures include extended data read/write routines using multiple file types and sizes. This guarantees the end user the fastest possible performance in real world environments.
Mountable capacity is the capacity in RAID 6 for F16 models ie 14/16 of raw cappacity less 7% for FAT or capacity in RAID 5 for F8 models ie 7/8 of raw cappacity less 7% for FAT. This will be very close to what the user actually sees when mounting the volume on a desktop.
Velocity RAID Engine
Optimized for AV usage and low latency response, the Velocity RAID Engine (VRE) is at the very heart of the FastNAS experience. This unique technology offers superb performance using minimal system resources and offering lightning fast random access capabilities.
VRE offers industrial grade resilience and rock solid protection of your assets in either RAID 6 or RAID 5.
Nitro – Hybrid Boost
Nitro is our intelligent hybrid disk technology, developed by the team that brought you the award winning HyperFastNAS Solid State Accelerator. This is not just cache and this is not a general purpose hybrid. Nitro is specifically designed for real world usage and brings dramatic enhancement to collaborative media workflows, offering close to a pure SSD experience.
- Unit dimensions H8.9cm x W47.3cm x D64.8cm
- 8 x Enterprise grade 24/7 hard disks
- 256GB Nitro Hybrid Boost
- 4 x 1Gb Ethernet ports
- Optional dual 10GbE (RJ45 or SFP+)
- Optional quad 1GbE
- GB Labs Core 3 Lite
- AFP, SMB, NFS, HTTP and FTP
- Compact 2U chassis
- Live monitoring tools
- Powerful file manager
- Cloud support
- Avid bin sharing as standard
- Active Directory synchronization
Video related software has also been tested for compatibility including, but not limited to, Avid, Adobe, Blackmagic, Discreet, Grass Valley, SAM/Quantel, Davinci. As all FastNAS products are viewed as a NAS but with exceptional performance we believe that we have by far the most compatible storage product range on the market.
3 Year Care Pack
Included with registration - 30 days free support from registration, 1 year RTB warranty on all hardware, 3 year RTB Warranty on removable hard disks and SSD's, 3 years Software Updates* ( You MUST register your product within 30 days to qualify for Care Pack otherwise standard 1 year RTB hardware warranty applies)
Warranty options for 3 year Care Pack
3 Year Advanced Warranty Upgrade - Upgrades all hardware to 3 year RTB and removable disks/PSU's to 3 year advanced replacement. 5 Year Advanced Warranty Upgrade - Upgrades all hardware to 5 year RTB and removable disks/PSU's to 5 year advanced replacement.
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