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Secure NAS CX-8K

UP to 128TB Capacity - Class-Leading Throughput and IOPS with Tiered Storage Capacity in a Durable Package

Class-Leading Throughput and IOPS with Large Encrypted Tiered Storage Capacity in a Durable Package

Supporting up to eight hot-swappable 3.5” HDDs and up to two internal 2.5” SDDs, the CX-8K Secure NAS is a high-capacity, rugged, and reliable enterprise NAS powered by an Intel® Xeon® D (4, 8, or 16 Core) processor. Built-in Intel® AES-NI provides integrated support to enable fast and secure data encryption and decryption for a wide range of cryptographic applications, such as bulk encryption/ decryption, authentication, random number generation, and authenticated encryption, providing strong security while also reducing performance impact. Designed to optimize enterprise IT infrastructure, the Ciphertex CX-8K Secure NAS comes with two PCIe slots that support 10GbE/40GbE NIC, PCIe SSD, as well as graphics cards. Incorporating security and scalability, the CX-8K Secure NAS presents an ideal choice for a complete business-ready storage solution with cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup and disaster recovery, iSCSI & virtualization, and many other business applications. The CX-8K Secure NAS’s rugged enclosure ensures military-grade durability. For additional security, this system also includes a FIPS-certified encryption key that can be used for locking and unlocking encrypted volumes.


  • Intel® Xeon® processor D-1518 4-Core, with optional 8 and 16-Core expandability, featuring the latest 14nm energy-efficient SoC
  • Dual 10GbE fiber & copper expandability for highly- efficient virtualization and intensive data transmission
  • LCD display for real-time information and easier system management
  • Compartmentalized smart cooling; detects CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speeds for quieter operation
  • High-quality hardware enables optimum performance to fulfill diversified applications
  • Hardware accelerated AES-256 bit encryption
  • Supports four DDR4 memory modules for a maximum
    of 128GB RAM
  • One built-in M.2 SATA 6GB/s slot to provide the greatest flexibility in tiered storage configuration with native high speeds that empower SSD caching
  • Centralized management solution for networked computing devices
  • Supports centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery
  • Optional 5 year warranty (3 years included)

Drive Bay
8 hot swappable 3.5"HDDs or 8 2.5" SSDs and 2 internal SSD's - Up to 128TB capacity

Intel® Xeon Processor D-1518 Socket FCBGA 1667 supported CPU TDP support 35W

4 Cores (upgradable to 8 and 16 Cores), 8 Threads /6MB Cache

Up to 128GB; Up to 64GB Unbuffered ECC/non-ECC UDIMM, DDR4- 2133MHz, in 4 DIMM slots

2133/1866/1600MHz ECC DDR4 ECC RDIMM and ECC/Non-ECC UDIMM

4GB, 8GB, 16GB, 32GB


Corrects single-bit errors Detects double-bit errors (using ECC memory)

M.2 Interface: 1 SATA/PCI-E 3.0 x4

Broadcom 2116 SW controller for 16 SATA3 (6Gpbs) ports; SAS2 and SATA3

Support for Intelligent Platform Management Interface v.2.0 IPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM- over-LAN support

Dual LAN with 10G SFP+ from D-1500 SoC; Dual LAN with 1GbE w/Intel® I210

Aspeed AST2400 BMC

Status/Power, USB, LAN

Power, Reset, Copy

0 - 60 ̊C (32 ̊F ~ 140 ̊F)

1 x 12cm (12V DC)

20.5 lbs (w/o drives)

Height: 9.8” (248.92 mm) Width: 11.25” (285.75 mm) Depth: 9.75” (247.65 mm)

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