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Written by Bruce Normann   
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
EonNAS 850X NAS Network Storage Server
Closer Look: EonNAS Pro 850X
Insider Details: EonNAS Pro 850X
Technology Details: EonNAS Pro 850X
EonNAS 850X Features
Hardware Specifications
Software Specifications
NAS Setup and Usage
NAS Testing Methodology
Basic-Disk Test Results
RAID 5 Test Results
Intel NASPT Test Results
Non-Traditional NAS Results
NAS Server Final Thoughts
EonNAS Pro 850X Conclusion

EonNAS 850X Software Specifications

The EonNAS Pro Series is designed for small businesses - period. However, I also contend that the modern home environment looks very similar to a small business, anyways. When you have to combine the latest high tech devices, the legacy hardware and applications that everyone still has hanging around, the need to grant granular access to multiple terabytes of data with varying sensitivity, unified communications, and peripheral sharing - it's a daunting challenge. I also challenge you to tell me whether that last sentence refers to a small business or your own home network.

There are a great number of software features included with the EonNAS 850X that some users will never use, never see, and never even know they exist. You can be sure though, that every corporate sys/admin is looking through this list of software capabilities and checking off the required boxes for deploying a NAS in a secure, large-scale business environment.

Software Specifications



Client Operating System Support

Windows XP, Vista (32/64-bit), Windows 7 (32/64- bit), Windows Server 2003,
Windows Server 2008 R2, Apple Mac OS X, Linux, Red Hat, SuSE

Server Virtualization

VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V

File System

Internal - ZFS
External - FAT32, NTFS


IPv6 support
Fixed or dynamic IP address
Dual Gigabit Ethernet with Jumbo Frame
Port trunking/NIC teaming/Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad)
DHCP Client


HTTPS connection
Encrypted remote replication (rsync over 128-bit SSH)
CHAP authentication for iSCSI volumes

RAID and Volume Management

RAID0/1/5/5 + Hot spare/6/6+ Hot spare/10/50/60
Online and automatic RAID capacity expansion
Deduplication: Inline, block-level
Thin provisioning (iSCSI volumes only)
ICAP-based anti-virus support

Power Management

Wake on LAN
Network UPS with SNMP management

Access Right Management

User account management
Group management
Folder management
Folder and subfolder access control
Folder quota
Comprehensive access control action items
All Controls, Read, Read and Run, Write, Modify, List
Support Windows Active Directory Authentication
Domain Users Login via CIFS/ SMB, AFP, FTP, and file explorer

System Management

Web-based GUI
HTTP/HTTPS connections
Email alerts
SNMP traps
System status monitoring
Exportable event logs
System settings backup and restore
Software live update
Disk roaming
Time synchronization with the NTP server

Data Protection

ZFS end-to-end data integrity:
Detects and automatically heals silent data corruption

No number limitation
For both shared folders and iSCSI volumes
Scheduling at intervals as short as 10 minutes
Automatic snapshot copy pruning based on user-configured policy

Remote Replication:
Rsync with 128-bit SSH encryption

Pool mirror:
Remote data mirroring
Real-time or scheduling
IPsec encryption
ICAP-based anti-virus support

Browser Support

Internet Explorer 7 & 8
Firefox 3

File Server

Client operating system: Windows, Mac OS, Linux
File/folder management by web browser

FTP Server

Max. concurrent connection controls
Max. failed log-in attempt control

Backup Server

Apple Time Machine support
Windows Backup and Recovery support
Bundled free licenses for FarStone TotalRecovery Pro 7 - 8 licenses per system
Backup to external storage devices via USB or eSATA connections
USB one-touch-copy (Import/Export)
Remote replication - Rsync with 128-bit SSH encryption



# RE: EonNAS 850X NAS Network Storage ServerDavid Ramsey 2013-02-18 09:27
On the first page of the review you refer to an "Intel Atom Core i3 CPU". I think the word "Atom" needs to be removed...
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# True That !!!Bruce 2013-02-18 17:12
There is NO WAY an Atom CPU came anywhere near this product!
Thanks, David.
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# Unable to purchaseSaturn2888 2013-04-02 23:06
Is this product available from anywhere for purchase? It's an awesome box which is actually exactly what I've been looking for the last 4 years.
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# Available in US - YesBruce 2013-04-03 07:06
There are several specialty vendors in the US that have a very deep product line in storage hardware. Here are two that have the 850X:
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# Mr.Dean 2013-04-03 07:22
Freenas and Nas4Free uses ZFS. My thoughts on this configuration are:

1. Why no ECC memory?
2. Why RAID when you can use zpools?
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# RE: Mr.Bruce 2013-04-03 09:39
I can't speak for Infortrend, but here's my opinion.

1. Even though the 850X is a high performance model, it's still not in the same class as the EonNAS 3000 and EonNAS 5000 series, which DO have ECC memory as standard equipment.

2. The underlying technology may be using VDev and zpool; I don't know. I'm not a Solaris tyro, so I can't log in to the OS and see that deeply into the machine. The application SW does use the terms "volume" and "pool" in the disk configuration commands, but RAID is mentioned as well.
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