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Portable SSD NAS Server with Extraordinary Performance and Encryption Includes 10GbE, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 and iSCSI Connectivity

Portable SSD NAS Server with Extraordinary Performance and Encryption Incudes 10GbE, Thunderbolt 3, USB 3.1 and iSCSI Connectivity

Businesses are experiencing dramatic growth in digital storage for enterprise applications. Ciphertex has designed a portable enterprise-class NAS server, the NAS CX-8KSD, for high bandwidth, I/O intensive applications. With the highest throughput, scalability and durability under severe use conditions, the Ciphertex NAS CX-8KSD empowers professionals to increase productivity & save significantly on costs.


  • (8) Enterprise Class 6Gb/s SSD
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core 2.6 GHz
    up to 3.5 Ghz Processor
  • Volume-based encryption
  • Hardware accelarated AES 256-bit encryption
  • ThunderboltTM to Ethernet (T2E) Converter
  • iSCSI initiator for expandable capacity
  • Dual high-speed ThunderboltTM3 ports
  • Supports Virtualization
  • Supports Active Directory
  • Dual 10GbE
  • Dual GbE
  • 4K and beyond video editing and rapid file-sharing
  • Front: USB 3.1 (Type C) Back: USB 3.1 (Type A)
  • Simultaneously connects to both MAC® and PC®

8 x Enterprise Class SSD

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

2 x ThunderboltTM 3 Ports 2 x 10GbE LAN Port: 10GBASE-T 2 x GbE LAN Port: Gigabit RJ45 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 10 Gbps 1 x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 10 Gbps 2 x USB 3.0 Port

Quad-core Intel Core i7-6700HQ, 2.6 GHz, (up to 3.5 Ghz)

15.2 dB (A)

16 GB (2 x 8GB), 8GB (2 x 4GB) Maximum: 32GB (2x16GB) 2x DDR4 SODIMM 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, USB copy, reset, select, enter

HDD sleep: 26.36W

In operation: 43.3W

512 MB

Input: 5-95% RH

Power, Reset, Copy

0 - 40 ̊C (32 ̊F ~ 104 ̊F)

1 x 12cm (12V DC)

12.8 lbs (w/o drives)

Height: 6.97” (177mm) Width: 7.09” (180mm) Depth: 9.25” (235 mm) Net (NAS only): 8.75lbs

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