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CX-8SD SecureNAS

Up to 80TB - Extreme Speed w/Encrypted Storage in a Small Durable Package

Extreme Speed w/Encrypted Storage in a Small Durable Package

Supporting eight hot-swappable 2.5” SSDs and up to two internal 2.5” SDDs, the Ciphertex CX-8SD Secure NAS is a high-capacity, rugged, and reliable business 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 CX-8SD Secure NAS comes with two PCIe slots that support 10GbE/40GbE NIC, PCIe SSD, as well as graphics cards. Incorporating security and scalability, the Ciphertex CX-8SD Secure NAS presents will accommodate multiple streams of 4K HDR video streaming as well as the high IO required for rendering animations. Secured by rugged enclosure that ensures full military-grade durability, the CX-8SD Secure NAS system also includes a FIPS-certified encryption key that can be used for locking and unlocking encrypted volumes. Fully ISO-certified, AS9100D with ISO 90001:2015.


  • Intel® Xeon® processor D-1518 4-Core, with (optional 8 and 16-Core expandability, featuring the latest 14nm energy-efficient SoC
  • Dual 10GbE 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
  • Ciphertex technology and SSD caching enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency
  • 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 included)

Drive Bay
8 hot swappable 2.5" SSDs and 2 internal SSDs - Up to 80TB 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)

12.8 lbs (w/o drives)

Height: 9.8” (243 mm) Width: 7.0” (178 mm) Depth: 9.5” (241 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