CX-8KEX Portable NAS Server
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CX-8KEX Overview

Portable NAS Server with Extraordinary Performance Encrypted w/Optional 10GbE

The Ciphertex CX-8KEX NAS server is a rugged, portable, encrypted (hardware-based AES-256 encryption) data storage solution using RAID technology. Also serving as an IP SAN (iSCSI), our NAS systems designed for I/O intensive tasks and essential enterprise applications such as storage, backup, disaster recovery, and virtualization. The CX-8KEX NAS server fits eight 3.5” or 2.5” hard drives or solid-state-drives (SSD) with up to 96TB of storage. The rugged design makes the Ciphertex CX-8KEX NAS ideal in any environmental condition while providing secure networking and data storage. The Ciphertex CX-8KEX-NAS is currently the most-prefered solution in the entire family of NAS servers.

  Specifications subject to change without notification.

  • 8-Bay, HDD or SSD, 96TB of storage
  • Optimized for security, including redundancy
  • 10GbE offered for high speed transfer
  • Cost effective solution for large files, such as 4K video storage and playback
  • Real-time remote replication for disaster recovery, file sharing, and easy management
  • Plug-and-Play, Preinstalled with Custom RAID Antivirus
  • Virtualization support for VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V
  • SSD cache acceleration greatly boosts IOPS performance for storage volumes to increase operational efficiency
  • Perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications.
  • Storage

    8-Bay, HDD or SSD at 96TB of storage
  • Ports

    2x USB 2.0
    3x USB 3.0
    1x HDMI
    4x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet
    2x 10GbE Ports (optional)
  • Performance CPU

    Intel Core i7-6700HQ
    Quad-core Intel Core i7-4790S
  • Flash Memory

    512MB DOM
  • Sound Level

    23.1 dB (A)
  • HDMI

    1, up to 3846 x 2160, 30Hz
  • Drives

    8x 3.5” SATA 6Gb/s
    SATA 3Gb/s HDD or 2.5” SATA SSD
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  • Dimensions

    Height: 7.29” (185.2mm)
    Width: 11.74” (298.2mm)
    Depth: 9.27” (235.4mm)
    Net Weight: 17.26lbs (7.83kg)

In the Box

  •    1 — CX-8KEX NAS
  •    8 — SATA III SSD
  •    2 — RJ-45 Ethernet Cable
  •    1 — Power Cord
  •    2 — Drive Tray Lock Keys
  •    Product CD
  •    Quick Start Guide

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SecurityHardware based AES 256-bit Antivirus
Archive/ Backup/
Disaster Recovery
RTRR Time Machine (MAC) Remote Replication over server
iSCSIStorage Consolidation Disaster Recovery
NetworkingProxy Client, Proxy Server Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
FTP ServerFTP over SSL/TLS (explicit)
TranscodeHardware accelerated transcoding for 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, 1080p
Server SolutionCross Platform Sharing, Shared Folder Aggregation, Advanced Folder Permissions
Server Virtualization/
VMware VAAI for iSCSI and VAAI for NAS, Citrix, Hyper-V Support
File StationISO mounting Support
Cloud StorageAmazon S3
Print Server3 printers with job display and management
VPN ServerSecure Remote: Access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services

Download our 2018 Data Sheet for CX-8KEX


Other Storage Solutions

  • Fits four 2.5” or 3.5” hard drives, or solid-state-drives, with up to 40TB of storage

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