Storage

We understand that storage is one of the biggest challenges facing many labs today.  The storage landscape is very broad with a plethora of options.
F.A.S.T Forensics has partnered with IX Systems and QNAP to offer a full line of NAS options from small business desktop NAS devices to enterprise grade rackmount NAS solutions that scale beyond 10 Petabytes!
IX Systems TrueNAS

FAST Forensics is your trusted reseller for IX Systems Enterprise-class TrueNAS Systems, at a fraction of the big name storage providers' prices.  New for 2021, the new R-Series brings an outstanding cost per TB with mass scalability.

Benefits of IX TrueNAS vs a Server:

  • Very little maintenance.  No Windows updates to worry about.

  • No IT expertise required.  A simple admin interface is easy to navigate and show you what you need to see with beautiful dashboards.

  • NAS models that can scale from under 100TB to 22PB!

  • Secure and proven file system - ZFS.

  • Long-time, well proven OS with heavily tested firmware releases provides confidence you cannot get with lower cost consumer NASs.

  • Share files with all client device Operation Systems (Windows, Apple, Linux, etc)

  • NAS to NAS backup and replication capabilities

  • World-renowned US-based IX support team.

  • Multiple rack-mount models for every use case, available in single and dual-controller configurations.

  • All flash (SSD) and hybrid systems available for the ultimate in read/write performance.

See TrueNAS details at IX System's website:  https://www.ixsystems.com/truenas/

Contact FAST Forensics today to discuss a design to fit the needs of your agency or office.  References available upon request.

What does 2PB of usable storage look like?  This is one of two 2PB systems recently deployed to a Sheriff's office in Florida.

We have deployed IX Systems for the following use cases:

  • Bulk storage for Forensics teams

  • Car camera storage

  • All-flash SAN storage for VMWare/Hyper-V (IT guys are taking advantage as well)

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QNAP NAS

QNAP offers an impressive line of NAS options with a large feature set that can fit anyone's storage needs. 

Benefits of a NAS vs a Server:

  • Very little maintenance.  No Windows updates to worry about.

  • No IT expertise required.  Simple mobile-phone-like admin interface is easy to navigate and show you what you need to see.

  • Several desktop models, ideal for small labs

Just a few of the many QNAP NAS features include:

  • 1Gbps, 10Gbps and 40Gbps networking

  • Performance over 350,000 IOPS and 3,800 MB/s of data throughput

  • 2 - 16 bay desktop units

  • Built in anti-virus

  • Share files with Microsoft, Apple and Linux clients

  • NAS to NAS backup and replication capabilities

The QNAP app market offers many free apps like:

  • Surveillance Station - Connect and monitor over 2700 IP camera models locally and remotely

  • Virtualization Station - Built in hypervisor can run multiple virtual machines on your NAS

There are literally too many QNAP models to list here.  We invite you to browse http://qnap.com or contact us to chat about narrowing down the huge list of models and features that can provide you the most benefit.

QNAP NAS
QNAP NAS