The Definitive Windows Storage Server

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


Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard is a robust and reliable foundation on which to develop, deliver, and manage rich user experiences and applications. Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 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 Comparison Chart
  Workgroup Standard Essentials
Ability to join a domain Yes Yes Yes
Data Deduplication No Yes Yes
BranchCache- Hosted Cache NO Yes Yes
Virtualization No Hyper-V Yes (2 VMs) No Hyper-V
Failover Clustering No Yes No
Networking infrastructure
(including DNS, DHCP, and WINS)
Yes Yes Yes
Windows Server Essentials Experience No NoYes
Active Directory
(Domain Controller, Certificate Services,
Federation Services, Rights Management)
No No Yes

Hardware Platform
Processor Intel® Xeon® E3-1225 3.1GHz Processor
System Memory 8GB DDR3 SDRAM
Storage (for Pre-installed OS) 2.5" SATA
320GB 5400rpm/7200rpm above
LAN Interface RJ-45x3: Intel 82574L 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x6 (front x2, back x4) (Type A)
USB 3.0 host port x2 (back x2)
LED Indicator Power: (blue)
HDMI Output HDMI port (back x1)
Audio MIC input, Line input, Audio output
SAS/SATA controller (HBA), PCI-e (8-lane) LSI 2008 HBA card supports 6G SAS/SATA
Disk Interface 16 x SATA for internal
2 x eSATA for external
Power Supply Redundant power supply 500W or more
PCI-e Slots 8-lane (x3), One is used by SAS HBA
4-lane (x1)
1-lane (x1) used by CU30N (USB 3.0)
System Fan Hot swappable (x4)
RS232 1 (For UPS)
Buttons Power button (Front, shutdown controlled by user interface)
System reset button
Locator button
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 3U Rack mount
Dimensions (HxWxD) 133 x 440 x 662 (mm)
Weight (Kgs) 18
Software Functions Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Standard
Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) Yes
Thin Provisioning Yes
Storage Spaces
  • Mirroring
  • Two -way and three-way mirroring - for added protection
  • Parity (RAID 5)
  • SMB SMB 3.0
    SMB Transparent Failover Yes
    Failover Clustering Yes
    Cluster-Aware Updating Yes
    Online CHKDSK scanning Yes
    Scale-out active-active/continuously available file server Yes
    SMB Multichannel Yes
    SMB Direct (RDMA) Yes
    SMB performance DAS equivalence Yes (97% of DAS transaction performance)
    Hyper-V VHD files & SQL Server database files on SMB shared folders Yes
    Online Backup to Cloud Yes
    Hyper-V Replica Yes
    NIC teaming Yes
    Hyper-V share-nothing live storage migration Yes
    Hyper-V Virtual Fiber Channel Yes
    ReFS Yes
    Native 4K Disk Support Yes
    Virtual Disk Format VHDX up to 64 TB
    Shared block storage (iSCSI Target + Diskless Boot) Yes
    BranchCache Yes
    Virtualization (Hyper-V host or guest support) Yes
    Simplified Cluster Setup Yes
    Networking Infra (Print, DHCP, DNS & WINS) Yes
    NFS file sharing NFS v4.1
    Deduplication Yes
    OEM Customizable Out of Box Experience Yes
    DFS-Namespace and Replication Yes
    File Classification Infrastructure (FCI) Yes
    File Server Resource Manager (FSRM) Yes
    Domain Join Yes
    Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services Yes
    Windows Server Backup Yes
    BitLocker Yes
    HDD/SSD Compatibility List
    Release Date 2016-12-28
    Version 20161228
    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 2016-10-07
    Version 20161007
    UPS Compatibility List
    Release Date 2016-10-20
    Version 20161020
    Marketing Materials
    Manual & QIG
    Release Date 2016-09-20
    Version 2016Q3
    Downloads English Traditional Chinese Spanish German Japanese Russian
    Release Date 2014-10-24
    Version 201410
    Downloads PDF
    Release Date 2016-06-15
    Version 201606
    Downloads W16000 W12000 W8900
    Release Date 2013-03-08
    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
    Window Storage Server driver
    Release Date 2014-02-06
    Version 20140206
    Downloads Audio driver INF driver ME SW driver USB 3.0 driver VGA driver
    Release Date 2014-08-22
    Version 20140822