These models offer excellent value for companies who do not currently have the need or infrastructure for 10GbE speeds, and are looking for powerful performance and an attractive architecture. Both units are fully upgradable if a company decides to make the jump to 10GbE down the line.
Under the hood of each is an Intel Pentium G850 Dual Core 2.9GHz processor and 4GB of DDR3 ECC RAM, expandable up to 32GB. Both models also benefit from the balanced strengths of RAID 50, while the N8810U offers the enhanced reliability of RAID 60 as well.
Along with two multimedia ports – HDMI and VGA, these versatile units have two USB 3.0, six USB 2.0, and two single gigabit Ethernet ports.
The N7710 and N8810U boast VMware ESXi V5.5 iSCSI certification, ensuring compatibility with the latest virtualization technologies. They also come bundled with free Acronis True Image and McAfee Antivirus software, helping users easily back up and safeguard their data.
The N7710 and N8810U are available in May at certified Thecus resellers for the suggested retail price of US$1,099 and US$1,899, respectively.