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Portable 8-Bay NAS Server with Extraordinary Performance, Hardware Accelerated Software Encryption and iSCSI

Portable 8-Bay NAS Server with Extraordinary Performance, Hardware Accelerated Software Encryption and iSCSI

The Ciphertex CX-8KEX-NAS server is a durable, portable, encrypted (hardware-accelerated AES-256 bit encryption) data storage solution using RAID technology. 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.


  • Application ready – including real-time remote replication for disaster recovery and file sharing
  • Enterprise Class HDD or SSD
  • Volume-based encryption
  • Hardware accelerated 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

(8) Enterprise Class 7200RM SATA 6Gb/s HDD Or (8) Enterprise Class SSD

0,1,5,6, 10, 50 ,60 + hot spare, JBOD

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

Quad Core Intel Core i7-4790S, 3.2 GHz (Turbo Boost up to 4 GHz)

23.1 dB (A)

16 GB (2 x 8GB) 2 x DDR3 RAM slots (for dual-DIMM configuration)

Status/Power, USB, Drive 1-8

LCD w/Select button for configuration

1, up to 3846 x 2160, 30Hz

Power, Reset

HDD sleep: 26.36W In operation: 43.3W

512 MB DOM

Input: 5-95% RH

Power, Reset, Copy

0 - 40 ̊C (32 ̊F ~ 104 ̊F)

2 x 12cm (12V DC))

12.8 lbs (w/o drives)

Height: 7.29” (185.2mm) Width: 11.74” (298.2mm) Depth: 9.27” (235.4 mm) Net (NAS only): 17.26lbs

Ciphertex New OS Software

Ciphertex’s new Linux-based OS featuring ZFS has the ability to maintain the utmost data integrity. Not only does our OS inherit the amazing native features of ZFS, its powerful features ensure persistent, reliable storage management, protection against data corruption, seamless capacity expansion, several data integrity mechanisms, as well as pool and disk encryption protection.

  • Intuitive web-based management interface allows easy management from any machine, tablet, or smart phone with a web browser
  • NAS and iSCSI storage supporting VMware® and Microsoft® Hyper-V
  • Integrated AES-256 bit encryption for data security
  • Integrated Encryption Key Management supports multiple encryption key types, user-assigned passphrases up to 512 characters, and integration with any KIMP key server
  • Easy-to-upgrade firmware to take advantage of new features as they become available
  • Multi-factor authentication further protects against unauthorized access
  • Remote power-on and power-off
  • Built-in firewall and antivirus protection for exceptional security
  • Microsoft Active Directory integration for ease of management
  • Supports standard file sharing protocols such as Windows Shares and Unix NF
  • NIS integration for seamless Unix user environment
  • Automatic monitoring warns of impending hardware failure and performance degradation
  • Data deduplication and compression for increased capacity
  • Thin provisioning and partitioning for efficient data storage
  • Internal, high capacity AFS storage
  • Automatic healing of file systems
  • USB storage sharing and one button quick backup via the USB-C port 
  • Equivalent RAID levels: 0,1.5,6,7,10