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Cisco Small Business NSS6000 4 Bay Gigabit Network Storage System Chassis

  • 1U 19" Rack-Mount Design
  • 2 x 10/100/1000M
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The NSS6000 from Linksys is an intelligent chassis designed to make network storage management easier. It has an embedded processor and Linux 2.6 OS built in. This feature lets you use all of the drive capacity for storage. The embedded controller also allows up to 75 concurrent CIFS users.

The four drive bays can be populated with SATA drives. In addition to the standard 0, 1, 5, and 10 RAID levels, the NSS6000 also supports RAID 1+Spare and 5+Spare. If there’s a drive failure the data is secure giving you time to install another drive.

The NSS6000 can operate in stand alone mode or be integrated into a Linksys One network. It also supports Microsoft's Distributed File System and Active Directory Service. You can also increase capacity by using Network-based Storage Aggregation which distributes the RAID set over multiple NSS devices.

  • newegg 1U Rack Mount Design Featuring the 1U rack mounting design, the Linksys NSS6000 fits into any 19-inch rack and works perfectly in situations requiring high manageability such as the computer room and control center.
  • newegg Flexible File and Storage System The Linksys NSS6000 supports Microsoft Distributed File System (DFS) and network-based storage aggregation, providing a flexible way to optimize performance, capacity and reliability of the entire network storage system for business environments.
  • newegg Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports The Linksys NSS6000 features two Gigabit Ethernet ports for ultra-fast network connectivity to your office or home network.
  • newegg SATA HDD Support The Linksys NSS6000 features four hot-swappable SATA drive bays for easy installation and replacement of internal hard drives.
  • newegg RAID System The advanced RAID system with support for RAID 0, 1, 1+Spare, 10, 5, and 5+Spare continually checks hard drive performance to ensure data integrity.
  • newegg Advanced Data Protection and Security Features The Linksys NSS6000 boasts an arsenal of features for maximized data protection and network security, including On Disk File Encryption (AES), VLANs, SMART Drive Support, File Journaling, Global Spares and Snapshot.

Learn more about the Cisco Small Business NSS6000

General

Brand
Cisco Small Business
Model
NSS6000
Standards
802.1q/p

Interfaces

Port RJ-45
2 x 10/100/1000M
HDD Interface
4 x SATA (4 x Bay)
Port Others
2 x AUX Ports (Supports USB Flash Disk For Configuation Back Only)
1 x UPS-USB Port (APC Smart UPS Only)
1 x RPSU Connector

Configuration

Form Factor
1U 19" Rack-Mount Design
Operating System
Linux 2.6
Default/ Max. Memory
512MB Internal Flash Memory

Hard Drive Performance

RAID
RAID 0/1/5/10 & JBOD

Conveniences

Supported Protocols
On Disk File Encryption: On Disk File Encryption (AES 256)
VLANs: Port and 802.1q/p
Access Control Lists: Windows Like Access Control Lists (User, Group, Access & Filters)
Network Filtering: MAC/IP Address Filtering
Management
Web Management: HTTP/HTTPS
SNMP Monitoring: SNMPv3 (Monitoring-Traps)
Alarm: Alarm Support for System Alerts and/or System Health Notifications
Quota Management: Support For "Hard" and "Soft" Storage Quotas for Users, Groups,and/or Shares
Active Directory Services: Support for Participation With Activity Directory Services To Simply, User/Group Authentication and Management
NTv4 Domain Services: Support for Participation With NTv4 Domains To Simply, User/Group Authentication and Management
Other Management: Secure Socket Layer (SSL), TFTP (upgrade), DHCP Client, RADIUS, Ping, and Trace Route
Power Management: Support For (Optional 3rd Party) USB Attached UPS(APC Smart UPS Only), Optional Redundant Power Supply (RPS1000), Staggered HDD Spin-Up To Reduce Boot Power "Spike", Power Supply Monitoring, and Variable Speed Temperature Fan Control
IT/User Alarms/Alerts: Support For System Alerts, Alarms, System Health Notifications and Hard Drive Locate Capability
Graceful Shutdown & Startup: System Support For Graceful Shutdown of System and Startup
Cable Diagnostics: Integrated Cable Diagnostics on LAN Interfaces
SMART Monitoring: Integrated SMART Monitoring for Predictive Hard Drive Failure Notification
LEDs
Unit Power, Hard Activity, and LAN Link/Activity

Power

Power
150W, 12V Internal AC Power

Features

Features
Temperature Sensor with Fan Control: Internal Thermal Temperature Sensors For Auto Fan Control

NAS Features
4 SATA Drive Bays: Supports Up To Four Internal SATA Drives
Intelligent Drive Spin-Up: Intelligent SATA HDD Spin-Up/Spin-Down with Built In Hysteresis. To Avoid HDD Power Up/Down "Flapping"

File & Storage System Support
SMB/CIFS: File Sharing For Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Unix (Using Samba Client) Systems Using Server Message Block (SMB) or Common Internet File Sharing (CIFS)
NFS: File Sharing For Unix/Linux System Via Network File System (NFS)
FTP/FTPS: File Sharing Via File Transfer Protocol (FTP) and Secure Sessions. Are Supported Via Secure File Transfer Protocol (FTPS)
Journaled File System: XFS
Unified File Locking: Helps To Prevent Possible File Corruption By Providing A Common File. Locking Mechanism To Allow Simultaneous, Multi-Protocol Access To. Common Shares By Windows/MAC (CIFS), Unix/Linux (NFS) and FTP
Virtualization: Supports "Virtualization" of RAID Sets Across Multiple Boxes
Distributed File System: Use Multiple NAS Systems As A Single System Via. Distributed File System (DFS)

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions
17.3" x 16.5" x 1.7"
Weight
21.0 lbs.

Environment

Temperature
32 to 113ºF (0 to 45ºC)
Humidity
10 to 90% RH, noncondensing

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


Customer Reviews of the Cisco Small Business NSS6000

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  • Mark E.
  • 10/1/2009 7:38:08 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsBIG trouble!

Pros: Good for ONLY basic file storage

Cons: ...so long as you never put a lot of files in a single folder, don't need to copy large folders/shares from or to it, and don't need to store backups to it or restore them from it. Oh and so long as you don't mind slow transfers on Vista machines.

Other Thoughts: Replaced once. Reloaded three times dus to power loss (yes it often kills the box, MUST have UPS). Managed to move a large folder to it, but can't get a simple copy to move the folder back to another machine.

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  • Lydia W.
  • 8/25/2007 3:35:47 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsNeeds Some Work

Pros: It's pretty quick and easy to setup. Not much different than a linksys router. Firmware is open source which is a plus!

Cons: You need to obtain SSH access in order to turn off the rootsquash option on NFS mounts.

Other Thoughts: Bridging a jumper on the side of CPU enables SSH access once the system is up and running. To get root access you have to modify rc.local inside the firmware before uploading.

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  • Donald D.
  • 8/20/2007 8:23:46 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

1 out of 5 eggsSlow

Pros: Cheap storage

Cons: VERY slow. 12MByte/sec is all it could handle on a dedicated GigE switch with jumbo frames enabled.
Link aggregation did not work. Linksys tech support didn't even know what this product was.

Other Thoughts: Thoughts? Glad I could send both units and the 750gb HDD's back for a full refund where I purchased them.

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  • Scott T.
  • 7/31/2007 10:06:15 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsWorks Very Well

Pros: Inexpensive way to add a tremendous amount of storage to your network. I added 4 500gig drives, set them up as a RAID 5 array, and set up group access via Active Directory. The system functions flawlessly. Despite what another reviewer has stated, the 1.0 firmware does support group permissions as I found out before I upgraded it to the latest firmware. It also allows permissions by device (PC, server, etc.), further increasing the flexibility of the unit.

Cons: Manual does leave a bit to be desired on some advanced topics.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/2/2007 3:34:28 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsit does groups

Pros: It's a very nice product. Unlike what the below reviewer wrote, it does have group permissions. I suggest (as does the documentation) you upgrade the firmware once you get it. I always do that for all products I purchase.

Cons: 75 concurrent user limit... my understanding is this is restricted due to the memory supplied. I wonder if upgrading the memory would resolve this...

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/11/2007 1:48:02 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsWait to Buy - Does not support group permissions

Pros: Definately well made.
Specs are good.
UI is very intuitive so setup is easy.

Cons: DOES NOT SUPPORT GROUP PERMISSIONS!!!!
This is a major flaw in a NAS device....
Q. Where would you expect to use a NAS device?
A. In a workgroup environment!
Linksys tech support acknowledges the problem with the current firmware. Check for firmware newer than V1.09 (3/9/2007) on Linksys website before purchasing.

Other Thoughts: Really dissapointed that Linksys (a Cisco company) would release a product in this state.

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