The Ciphertex CX-8KEX-NAS server is a durable, portable, encrypted data storage solution using RAID technology. The encryption is hardware accelerated AES 256 bit. Also serving as an IP SAN (iSCSI), our NAS system is designed for I/O intensive tasks and essential enterprise applications such as network storage, backup, disaster recovery, and virtualization. The CX-8KEX-NAS server holds eight (8) Enterprise Class 7200RPM 3.5” or eight (8) Enterprise Class solid-state-drives (SSD) with up to 112TB of storage. The rugged design makes the Ciphertex CX- 8KEX-NAS ideal in any environmental condition while providing secure network data storage.
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Capacity up to 112 TB

Experience the Ciphertex Edge

The CX-8KEX-NAS provides hardware accelarated, AES 256 bit encryption, for high-level data security while maintaining maximum performance. Designed for high I/O applications, the CX-8KEX-NAS provides the perfect solution for mission-critical business applications. It’s expansion capabilities accomodate fast growing data storage needs. Get high performance and consistent throughput for shared storage and private cloud applications.


Key Features


  • Application ready – including real-time remote replication for disaster recovery and file sharing
  • Enterprise Class HDD or SSD
  • Volume-based encryption
  • Hardware accelarated AES 256-bit encryption
  • iSCSI initiator for expandable capacity
  • Dual 10GbE (optional)
  • LCD Display
  • Touch and Go computer-less installation via front panel
  • Supports Virtualization
  • Supports Active Directory and LDAP
  • Advanced RAID management with hot-swap design
  • Rugged construction with drive locks and durable handle for easy portability
  • 8 hot swappable and lockable drive trays
  • 3 year warranty with optional 2 year extension



Hardware Specs

  • Storage
    (8) Enterprise Class 7200RM SATA 6Gb/s HDD Or (8) Enterprise Class SSD
  • Raid
    0,1,5,6, 10, 50 ,60 + hot spare, JBOD
  • Ports
    3 x USB 3.0 Ports (Front 1 / Rear 2)
    2 x USB 2.0 Ports
    1 x HDMI Port
    4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet Ports
    Optional: Dual 10GbE Ports
  • Performance CPU
    Quad Core Intel Core i7-4790S, 3.2 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4 GHz)
  • Memory/DRAM
    16 GB (2 x 8GB) 2 x DDR3 RAM slots (for dual-DIMM configuration)
  • Sound Level
    23.1 dB (A)
  • HDMI
    1, up to 3846 x 2160, 30Hz
  • LED Incators
    Status/Power, USB, Drive 1-8
  • Display
    LCD w/Select button for configuration
  • Push Buttons
    Power, Reset
  • Power Consumption
    HDD sleep: 26.36W
    In operation: 43.3W
  • Temperature
    0 - 40 ̊C (32 ̊F ~ 104 ̊F)
  • Humidity
    Input: 5-95% RH
  • Flash Memory
    512 MB DOM
  • Fan
    2 x 12cm (12v DC)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 7.29” (185.2mm)
    Width: 11.74” (298.2mm)
    Depth: 9.27” (235.4mm)
    Net Weight: 17.26lbs (7.83kg)


*Specifications subject to change without notification