Apical to Cater NETSTOR NA333TB, a 3U 16 bay Thunderbolt 2 Storage

Apical-logoMumbai, India, June 20, 2014: Apical, distributor for solution based product lines today announced the availability of NETSTOR’s  NA333TB – the first 3U 16 bay Thunderbolt 2 rackmount solutions combined with storage and PCIe expansion function.

NETSTOR NA333TB enclosure uses Intel’s latest Thunderbolt 2 technology featuring ultra-fast I/O performance of 20Gbps for any host with Thunderbolt port, and ultra-flexibility to daisy-chain up to six Thunderbolt devices including a display via single Thunderbolt chain. Through the PCIe expansion function of the NA333TB, any PCIe add-on cards including RAID card, video capture card (e.g. Red Rocket card), any fiber channel HBA or 10G network interface card with Thunderbolt Aware driver can be installed inside the 3U 16-bay enclosure to make SAN available to Mac mini Server. By the network interface card inside NA333TB and the Xsan software on Mac mini Server, video editors of work-group in collaboration can request or share data immediately through the high-speed Fiber Channel or 10G Ethernet SAN network. This is ideal for video editors and video professionals who use the Thunderbolt-equipped concise form-factor computers such as Mac Pro 2013, Mac mini, iMac, MacBook Pro for their work.

Technical specifications:

  • Host interface: Thunderbolt 2 (Dual Port for Daisy Chain)
  • Data transfer rate: 20Gbps Bi-directional
  • HDD Interface: SAS/SATA (6G/3Gbps)
  • No. of Disk(s): Up to 16 (For 3.5″ HDD & sold separately)
  • RAID levels: Requires a RAID card with internal 16 port and Thunderbolt driver(RAID card sold separately)
  • PCIe Slot expansion: Two PCIe2.0 x8 and One PCIe2.0 x4
  • Thunderbolt expansion: Up to six Thunderbolt devices
  • LED Display for enclosure: Fan normal – green; Fan failure – red; Temp. normal – green; Temp. over 50°C – red
  • LED Display for each tray: White – Power on indicator, Flash Blue – HDD Accessing indicator, Red – HDD Failure indicator
  • Alarm: Mutable buzzer beeping for fan failure or over temperature occurs
  • Material: Heavy-duty cold-rolled steel housing
  • Power supply: 80 Plus_Silver500W Redundant PSU (High-Efficiency & Low Noise), Input: 90-230 VAC/50-60 HZ, Output: +5V and +12V
  • Dimension: 559(D) x 482(W) x 131(H) mm, 22 (D) x 19 (W) x 5.16 (H) inch
  • Cooling  : Three 90 x90 x25 mm
  • System support: New Mac Pro, MacBook Pro, iMac, Mac mini, Mac mini server with a Thunderbolt port
  • OS support: Mac OS X 10.6.x/ 10.7.x/ 10.8.x/ Mavericks
  • PCIe card driver request: Third-party PCIe card should support Mac OS with Thunderbolt aware’s driver
  • PCIe card  size available: Full length and full height PCIe card
  • Operating temperature: 5 to 40°C  (41 to 104°F)
  • Storage temperature: -10 to 50°C  (14 to 122°F)
  • Relative humidity: 20 to 80% (non-condensing)

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