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iXsystems TrueNAS Mini X and Mini X+ Launched

by Blaise Robitaille
TrueNAS Mini X

iXsystems has been on a roll lately – with the release of the M60 Unified Storage System for the enterprise space they have announced the TrueNAS Mini X and Mini X+. This Compact office storage system provides up to 85TB of whisper-quiet HDD and flash. 4x 1GB on the Mini X and dual 10 Gigabit Networking (Mini X+) cover the home office space and the branch office space nicely. All TrueNAS Minis are built with (ECC) memory, IPMI remote management, and the OpenZFS file system with a focus on data integrity and performance.

iXsystems has been on a roll lately – with the release of the M60 Unified Storage System for the enterprise space they have announced the TrueNAS Mini X and Mini X+. This Compact office storage system provides up to 85TB of whisper-quiet HDD and flash. 4x 1GB on the Mini X and dual 10 Gigabit Networking (Mini X+) cover the home office space and the branch office space nicely. All TrueNAS Minis are built with (ECC) memory, IPMI remote management, and the OpenZFS file system with a focus on data integrity and performance.

TrueNAS Mini X The two new storage systems (Mini X+ and Mini X) provide up to 85TB of storage in a compact (13.5L) chassis with seven hot swap drive bays (5 x 3.5” and 2 x 2.5”), which allow for a variety of RAID layout choices and caching configurations. With many The Mini X and X+ are designed to address a broad range of office/edge requirements for block, file, video, and unstructured data storage. Hard Disk Drives (HDDs) and Solid-State Drives (SSDs) can be mixed into fusion pools, which provide the performance of flash and the economics of disk drives.

The TrueNAS Mini X+ includes 2 x RJ45 10GbE ports, 8 core Intel Atom Processor C3758 at 2.2GHz, between 32-64GB of DDR4 ECC memory, USB 3.1 connectivity, and 1 x RJ45 IPMI remote management interface. With high bandwidth networking and optional flash capacity, this system is capable of supporting video editing, data backup, and file sharing applications with up to 2GB/s of bandwidth at less than 100W per unit, fully-loaded with drives.

The TrueNAS Mini X includes 4 x RJ45 GbE ports, Intel Atom Processor C3558 at 2.2GHz with 4 cores, between 16-32GB of DDR4 ECC memory, USB 3.1 connectivity, and 1 x RJ45 IPMI remote management interface. The system uses less than 80W of power. As all TrueNAS devices, the Mini provides visual management of all drives from the UI, and applications such as Plex, NextCloud, Asigra, Iconik.

Additionally, organizations managing multiple systems spread across multiple sites can utilize TrueCommand single-pane-of-glass management to simplify 24×7 operations. TrueCommand management offers performance monitoring, custom reports, predictive analytics for capacity/health, and system audits for businesses of any size.

The TrueNAS Mini family starts at $699 and can be purchased in fixed configurations at Amazon, custom configured at truenas.com, or via any TrueNAS partner. iXsystems chose the highly reliable Western Digital Red Plus drives, ranging from 1TB to 14TB, to be used in the TrueNAS Minis. A 70TB TrueNAS Mini X+ retails for under $3500 and SSDs can be added for extra performance.  All-flash configurations up to 50TB are also available at affordable prices.

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