The Definitive Windows Storage Server

- Enterprise Capacity Powering Big Data
- SATA 6G and SAS 12G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds
- Productivity Enhancing Efficiency with Deduplication and ADS
- Single-Instance Storage (Dedup)
  * The MS license needs to be purchased separately

Package Contents

Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard

Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard is a robust and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications. Windows Storage Server 2016 Standard provides a secure network infrastructure and reduces costs while increasing technological flexibility and value within your organization.


Ultimate Performance with 10GbE Solution

High-end data centers often need a level of speed that today’s average Internet cannot provide. This Thecus NAS is 10Gb Ethernet ready to satisfy the toughest needs of today and tomorrow.

Enterprise Capacity Powering Big Data

With support for the latest high-capacity HDD and SSD models from all leading manufacturers, your server will always be equipped with the largest and fastest storage available.

SATA III and SAS 6G for Ultra-Fast Transfer Speeds

This NAS features support for internal hard drives with SATA III and SAS 6G. This top-of-the-line connection transfers at speeds up to an amazing 6Gbit/s. It is also backwards-compatible with SATA II, so your old disks can be swapped in and out without a hitch.

Built-in HDMI Output

Turn your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! An inbuilt HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for media streaming and easy device management.

USB 3.0 Connectivity

The next generation of connectivity is here with speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. Whether connecting digital cameras and smart phones, backing up large external hard drives, or extending the capacity of your NAS, USB 3.0 will make sure it's done in no time at up to 5 Gbit/s. Backwards compatibility adds the connectivity of a world full of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the best combination of speed and universal access.

Windows Storage Server 2016 Comparison Chart
  Workgroup Standard
File sharing (SMB & NFS) Yes Yes
Online Backup Yes Yes
DFS-Replication Yes Yes
File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) Yes Yes
File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Yes Yes
Domain Join Yes Yes
Shared block storage (iSCSI Target + Boot) Yes Yes
OEM Customizable Out of Box Experience Yes Yes
Storage Spaces Yes Yes
Deduplication No Yes
BranchCache – Hosted Cache No Yes
Virtualization No Host + 2 VM
Clustering (including AD/DNS) No Yes
Simplified Cluster Setup No Yes
Networking Infra (DHCP, DNS & WINS) No Yes
AD Roles including Domain Controller (RODC) No No
Active Directory (Domain Controller, Certificate Services,
Federation Services, Rights Management)
No No

Application Server, Network Policy, Remote Desktop Broker,
WDS and Fax Server

No No

Hardware Platform
Processor Intel® Skylake E3-1245 v5 3.5GHz Quad Core Processor + Intel C236 chipset
System Memory 16GB DDR4 ECC SDRAM shipped, can upgrade to 64GB
Memory Module Pre-installed: 8GB x 2
Total Memory Slots: 4
SAS/SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane) LSI HBA card supports 12G SAS/6G SATA
Embedded Boot Drive 60GB SSD
GbE LAN interface RJ-45x2 :Auto MDI/MDI-X, WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x2 (front x2)
USB 3.0 host port x4 (back x4)
VGA/DVI output Supported
Audio(5+1), SPDIF Supported
K/B and Mouse (PS2) Supported
LED indicator Power:(Blue)
System alert : Redundant power
HDD 1-12 Activity (Green)
Available PCI-e slots 16-lane (x1) or 8-lane (x1)
4-lane (x1) (shared with M.2)
1-lane (x1)
Power supply 500W Redundant power supply (80plus)
Disk interface SATA/SAS (x12) via backplane, support SATA II / SATA III hard disk
M.2 x1, support SATA (shared with onboard SATA_0, not used for storage bays) / NVMe mode (shared with PCIe 4-lane)
Environment Temperature : 0 ~ 40 degree
-40°C to 70°C Non-operation
Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 2U Rack Mount
Dimension 89 x 440 x 662 (mm)
HDD/SSD Compatibility List
Release Date 2018-09-11
Version 20180911
USB External HDD Compatibility List
Release Date 2016-05-03
Version 20160503
NIC and 10G switch compatible list
Release Date 2017-02-06
Version 20170206
Memory Compatibility List
Release Date 2017-02-15
Version 20170215
UPS Compatibility List
Release Date 2016-10-20
Version 20161020
Marketing Materials
Manual & QIG
All-in-one Catalog
Release Date 2018-01-02
Version 2017Q3
Downloads English
W16910SASW12910SAS DM
Release Date 2018-01-02
Version 20180102
Downloads English
W16850W12850 DM
Release Date 2018-01-02
Version 20180102
Downloads English
Windows Saleskit
Release Date 2018-01-02
Version 201710
Downloads English
Release Date 2013-03-08
Version v1.0
Release Date 2017-04-11
Version v1.0
Release Date 2017-04-11
Version v1.0
WSS 2012 R2 Standard Recovery DVD (ISO)
Release Date 2015-08-10
Version WSS 2012 R2
WSS 2012 Standard Recovery DVD (ISO)
Release Date 2013-11-13
Version WSS 2012
Release Date 2020-10-30
Version v3.10
Downloads BIOS Upgrade Guide
Quick Installation Guide Ethernet Cable Accessory Bag (with key) Multiple Languages Warranty Card
Power Cord x2