XCubeNAS XN8016R/XN8024R
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Ingenious NAS Systems


The XN8000R Series are next generation, highly efficient NAS systems which are designed for enterprise applications. The XN8016R and XN8024R are powered by Intel® Kaby Lake processors and up to 128GB of DDR4 ECC RAM.

The PCIe expansion slots give the XN8000R the flexibility to respond to various application demands. 10GbE network adapter card is supported to greatly enhance the data transmission speeds, and two onboard SAS 12Gb/s wide ports are also supported for scalability with our expansion enclosures.

Modulization Hardware Platform Design


XN8016R and XN8024R are designed in Modular System. All major components are customer replaceable units, providing IT easy upgrade and maintenance. The N+1 System components are fully redundant, cable-less and hot-swappable FRUs (field-replaceable units) design, including controller, power supplies, fans and host cards.

XN8016R and XN8024R have the highest flexibility among XCubeNAS series. Onboard connectivity supports 10GbE port for data service connectivity and 12Gb/s SAS-3 wide ports, the latest 12Gb/s SAS Technology, for capacity expansion. XN8016R and XN8024R equipped two optional host card slots, supporting up to x8 10GbE ports increase flexibility and performance based on your demand.

Bulit-in 10GbE solution


A 10GbE(10 GigabitEthernet) network is essential for businesses that demand high bandwidth for virtualization, and fast backup and restore for an ever-growing amount of data. The XN8000R are affordable and reliable storage solutions for deploying a 10GbE environment.

Scale-Up Solution


XN8016R and XN8024R provide massive scale-up capability by connecting any of our expansion enclosures. It can support up to a whopping 232 disk drives or up to 2.5 PB of raw storage space when using 12TB HDD drives.

Virtualization Ready Storage


XN8000R Series are verified with VMware® Ready™, Citrix® Ready™, and Microsoft® Hyper-V™. No matter which virtualization environment you’ve adopted, the XN8000R Series are practical and efficient storage systems for you to deploy in any virtualization platform. QSAN’s XN8000R models can be used for primary storage repositories and as a backup to existing primary storage. As a backup storage device, the XN8000R Series supports a comprehensive list of 3rd-party virtual machine backup software to ensures that your VMs and data are never at risk of loss.

All-in-One Business Solution


Since having a dedicated machine for each specific task rapidly becomes an expensive and inefficient solution, XN8000R Series allows you to enable comprehensive applications and services on your NAS, whenever you need them. Everything from file sharing to data storage, even hosting a website, the XN8000R can do it all.

IP SAN / NAS Unified Storage


The XN8000R Series are a multi-role storage device that can play a major role in many different applications. In the simplest scenario, the XN8000R can be a file sharing server, a simple storage device for centralized office data sharing. Its high bandwidth network ports ensure that data is quickly read from and written to the NAS. Another scenario in which to use the XN8000R as a media editing platform.

The XN8000R has the performance and the stability for intensive media editing by a single user or by a group of users. A third example for the power of the XN8000R are as IP surveillance storage. In the surveillance world, recording every frame is of utmost importance. The XN8000R have the power and stability to record every frame sent to it without any problems.

Leading Enterprise-level
NAS Operating System



QSM 3.0 (QSAN Storage Management3.0) is a NAS operation system for QSAN XCubeNAS series. The core of QSM is Linux kernel and in-house fine-tuning 128-bit ZFS (Petabyte File System) file system.QSM’s powerful storage features ensure persistent, reliable storage management, protection against data corruption, seamless capacity expansion, several data integrity mechanisms, pool and disk encryption protection, unlimited snapshots, and unlimited clones.

Advanced Storage Technology


XN8000R Series tailor-made storage pool technology effectively caters to diverse storage demands on data integrity, scalability, high performance and availability. Comprehensive RAID levels are supported to ensure data integrity under every application scenario. Pool capacity could be expanded on the fly, rapidly responding to growing needs of for capacity. The design of the XN8000R Series allows for creating customized storage pools and auto categorization of data based on usage. “Hot” data will be moved to front line storage while “cold” data is stored on slower disks. All this is done automatically with the XN8000R.

Wide RAID Type Support and Instant RAID


XN8000R provides comprehensive RAID levels, 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, for various application scenarios. Each RAID type can be instantly deployed with no initialization or synchronization phase, delivering safe, protected and high-performance storage space without any delays

Fast Rebuild


When a drive fails in a RAID set, the XN8000R are capable of rebuilding the data blocks that have been used, and not the entire RAID set. This helps reduce the risk of data loss during the rebuilding process.

User Defined Pool


Thinking ahead to common usage situations, the XN8000R Series provides three optimized solutions for pools to achieve high performance and availability for dedicated storage applications:

  • Generic: Default type for generic file service or backup usage.
  • Media: Optimize IOPS for small packets of sequential RW and throughput for large, random packets.
  • Database: Data is synchronized between the memory cache and disks in real time for assurance of database Integrity.

Smart Auto-tiering


By using auto-tiering, it helps increase the performance of your business application without crippling your budget. The XCubeNAS features auto-tiering technology which makes the system continuously analyzes the accessing frequency of your data for better data transmission. The most frequently used data will move to higher speed tier, on the other hand, the less commonly used data will move to capacity tier. Demanding workloads of your business applications could be dramatically reduced, and the performance increased without massive investment in expensive all flash storage devices – this is all done by the XCubeNAS’s intelligent auto-tiering technology.

Deep Into SSD Caching


SSD cache is a large secondary cache that boosts data access speed by positioning SSD drives between primary DRAM memory cache and hard disks.

Thin Provisioning


“Take whatever you need.” That’s the philosophy of thin provisioning. Thin provisioning lets various services and applications use the same storage space without limiting how much of the quota can be used by each. With thin provisioning, space resources are dynamically distributed to the most demanding, responding to your business applications with higher flexibility and promising potentials.

Data Deduplication


The data deduplication feature of the XN8000R Series is an in- line, block-level function that checks the block similarity of data as it enters the system When duplicated blocks are found, they are not written to disk, therefore saving space.

Centralized Data Storage &
File Sharing


The XN8000R Series provides lightning fast and secure ways to share files with anyone, anywhere. You can explore, organize, and move files between your computer and the XN8000R, all the while, being able to customize access rights to enhance security. A seamless integrated system allows for file sharing across different computing environments, including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and iOS.

Quota Control on Accounts and Share Folders


Take control of your storage space, by adding quotas (limits) to the amount of data a user can store. Users can be limited on how much data a folder can store or the quota can apply to the entire system, thus empowering the admin with complete control of what is stored on the XN8000R.

Windows AD and LDAP Directory Services


By supporting Windows AD and LDAP, the XN8000R enables seamless account integration. Up to 200,000 domain accounts can be joined onto the XN8000R and their Home folder is automatically created, helping IT administrators reduce duplicated sets of credentials and minimizing their workload in giving default account settings and new user setup.

Windows ACLs and Advanced ACLs


Access Control List (ACL) is a permission list specifying what actions specific accounts take on folders and files. Advanced ACL lets you set permissions on subfolders, whereas Windows ACL enables you to apply Windows file permission mechanisms on files and folders. With both kinds of ACL supported, IT administrators can flexibly regulate file access rules no matter what operating system they use, protecting your data from unauthorized access or theft.

Powerful Web File Explorer – File Manager


Connect/share files via the web from anywhere in the world. The XN8000R Series has a web-based File Manager that allows users to access their data and easily share it with anyone. And it also provides file sharing across Windows® , Mac® , Linux® , iOS and Android platforms by supporting multiple file access protocols including FTP, SAMBA, CIFS, AFP, NFS, and WebDAV.

Universal and Efficient
Data Backup


The XN8000R effectively addresses the above challenges by providing comprehensive and effective backup solutions that assist you to design a complete and efficient backup solution to minimize the risk of data loss. Various storage devices, remote servers, public clouds even other XCubeNAS can be seamlessly integrated into your XN8000R, achieving an all-encompassing backup solution allowing data to be free, safely and efficiently preserved.

  • Client side backup
  • Remote backup
  • Cloud backup
  • Local backup

Client Backup to Your XN8000R- XReplicator


The most common cause of data loss is HDD failure, OS crashes or most commonly, accidental deletion. Comprehensive data backup is the solution to all your data loss woes. Backup all your data on your computer to your XN8000R with QSAN’s free untility, XReplicator. XReplicator is a free utility that’s is provided to help you easily backup an image of a disk, partition, folder or file. XReplicator is also able to backup an entire PC to the XN8000R as a bare metal backup. There is a way to quickly and simply recover your entire system, disk or file when using the XReplicator utility and the XN8000R solution.

  • Supported Windows XP or higher Windows PC.
  • Expert backup solution.
    • Backup image only stored on XCubeNAS.
    • Opened file backup support.
    • Scheduling backup support (Monthly, weekly, daily, automatically).
    • Backup configuration for fast upload speeds (Single version, incremental and differential).
    • Personal key encryption.
    • Version control and clean up.
    • Backup filter.

Real-time Remote Replication


Data copies can be distributed to your trusted storage locations through real-time remote backup. By periodically copying data to different branches, your data can be recovered in the unfortunate event that a disaster happens. Data availability is ensured, offering businesses more options for a contingency and recovery plan.

Snapshot & Replica


Snapshots record the status of shared folders and iSCSI LUNs as changes happen on write. By periodically taking snapshots, administrators can better control data versions and execute point-in-time recovery on folders and LUNs, these can be flexibly restored to previously known good states. Replica can transport the version information to the target XCubeNAS, enabling administrators to utilize storage space based on their retention policies and space requirements.



XMirror regularly synchronizes a volume or the contents of a folder between multiple XCubeNAS devices, any modification to documents will be replicated to other XCubeNAS. By using XMirror, data on different XCubeNAS systems, data consistency and availability is ensured.

  • Support Volume and Folder mirror.
  • 1-way (unidirectional): data modification of the local NAS will be synchronized to the remote, but any data modification of remote NAS will not be reflected.
  • 2-way (bi-directional): any data modification of a NAS will be synchronized to the others.
  • Version control (64 versions).

Amazon S3 Backup


The XN8000R comes integrated with Amazon’s award-winning enterprise cloud service, Amazon® S3 enables users to backup the whole array to a remote site instead of another XCubeNAS or devices.

Build Your Own Cloud


Using Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox, you can build a hybrid cloud which allows you to access and backup the files on mobile devices, PCs, or thin clients anytime and anywhere. The XCubeNAS can be a cloud gateway to bridge your public cloud and private content and act as a central access point.

Security & Data Protection


The growing tide of data breaches, leaks, and malicious software means your data security systems and procedures are vital. Our QSM for XN8000R was built on a security-first ideology, it can offer you full protection of the data within your XN8000R. Tools are provided to prevent protect the system from hacking, and interception of data, theft, and accidental deletion.

Furthermore, using the inbuilt Anti-Virus, you can add tasks, scanning the entire NAS or selected folder with specific schedule.

Write Once Read Many (WORM)


WORM technology is design to prevent intentional or accidental modification of data in a certain period. Files and folders under WORM’s protection can only be read in a user defined period, it’s unable to modify any files or folders until the period has expired. WORM it can protect your data from encryption-based ransomware that installs covertly on a victim’s system and encrypt their files, making them inaccessible. WORM will protect your confidential data from unauthorized modification and threat, ensuring the correctness and integrity of your data.

Self-Encrypting Drive (SED)


XN8000R Series can provide extreme data security with the disk self-encrypting technology called SED (Self-Encrypting Drive). With the technology, even if the physical drive is stolen or misplaced, the data on it remains protected against data breach by generating the authentication key (AK) to prevent the unauthorized access. However, the SED offered by QSAN provides the secured pools migration between different XCubeNASs and easy to manage the key by exporting AK for more efficient.

Pool Encryption with AES-256


XN8000R pool encryption mechanism ensures secured storage environment for any user who wants to modify data must first pass authentication. The XN5000R supports up to AES 256-bit encryption for internal drives and external USB/eSATA drives, and adopts a military level FIPS 140-2 validated encryption, which is considered to be the highest security certification for compliance.



The built-in antivirus function periodically scans files automatically quarantining suspicious files to protect the system from potential threats.

CPUIntel® Celeron® Quad-Core Processor up to 2.2GHZIntel® Celeron® Quad-Core Processor up to 2.2GHZ
USBUSB 3.0 x3 (Front x1, Rear x2)

USB 2.0 x2 (Rear)
USB 3.0 x3 (Front x1, Rear x2)

USB 2.0 x2 (Rear)
Drive Bays2 LFF with lock

4 LFF with lock

No. of Internal Hard Disks3:2 (LFF disk) + 1 (SFF disk)5:4 (LFF disk) + 1 (SFF disk)
Max. Raw Capacity30 TB:14TB x2 + 2TB x1

​Note:LFF=14TB, SFF=2TB
58 TB:14TB x4 + 2TB x1

​Note:LFF=14TB, SFF=2TB
Hard Drive InterfaceSATA 6Gb/s (backward compatible with SATA 3Gb/s)SATA 6Gb/s (backward compatible with SATA 3Gb/s)
Ethernet Ports1 GbE LAN (RJ45) x21 GbE LAN (RJ45) x2
(H x W x D)
160 x 119 x 216 mm70 x 190 x 235 mm
Agency CertificationsFCC Class B • CE Class B • BSMI Class B • VCCI Class B • RCM Class B • KCC Class BFCC Class B • CE Class B • BSMI Class B • VCCI Class B • RCM Class B • KCC Class B