The Penguin NAS 4 Bay Mini Server For GNU / Linux

The Penguin NAS 4 Bay Mini Server For GNU / Linux
The The Penguin NAS 4 Bay Mini Server For GNU / Linux packs a lot of power in a small package. It's fast, upgradeable (CPU/RAM), and based on the 10th and 11th generation Intel processor technology (LGA1200). Unlike many NAS devices on the market this one has proper support for free software operating systems (as do all our other products in the catalog) ensuring that it'll work today, tomorrow, and far into the future. This Network Area Storage device works great for the home office and small business user.

  • Available with up to a 11th generation T series low power 8-Core i9 Intel CPU

  • Expandable: Four hot swap 3.5" bays with support for up to 64TB of storage

  • Included: Fast 250GB NVME boot drive included with upgrade options available

  • Expandable: Up to 64GB of DDR4 ram, optional wifi card, and x16 PCIE slot

  • Next generation network connectivity: One built-in 2.5Gbps LAN controller + optional 10GbE

  • Support for most popular and libre (free) Linux distributions

  • Not dependent on proprietary drivers or other OS-loaded binary blobs/firmwares

  • Looking for documentation on setting up network file sharing on GNU/Linux? Check out our tutorial

International Order? We stock US/Canadian, [censored] ("UK" style plug type G), [censored] ("Europlug"), Japan, New Zealand, and Australian AC adapters/plugs. For other countries please inquire. Shipping to most international destinations takes 3-5 business days. Taxes/duties not included. If the configuration you want is not an option below please contact support with your regional requirements.

All laptops, desktops, and servers are assembled at our US facility. This means taxes are not included in the prices shown. The taxes depend on the final destination of the goods rather than where the order was assembled. Orders going outside the US will therefore have any local taxes collected on delivery. To get an idea about the local tax rate in your country check out this wikipedia article.

Category Specification
CPU (Max Support) i9 t-series CPU
Socket 1200
Chipset Intel® H510 Chipset
DDR4 Memory 3200(MAX) / 3000 / 2933 / 2800 / 2666 / 2400 / 2133 MHz
Memory Channel Dual
DIMM Slots 2
Max Memory (GB) 64
PCI-E x16 (up to PCIe 4.0 for 11th Gen, 3.0 for 10th) 1
M.2 Slot (NVME) 1 (note: this comes occupied depending on configuration)
TPM (header) 1
LAN 1x Realtek ® 8125B 2.5Gbps LAN controller
Optional WiFi Chip Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 (802.11n 2.4 Ghz)
USB 3.2 ports ("Front") note: case does not include front USB ports, although an internal port is available
USB 3.2 ports (Rear) 2(Gen 1, Type A)
USB 2.0 ports (Front) note: case does not include front USB ports, although an internal port is available
USB 2.0 ports (Rear) 4
Audio ports (Rear) Realtek® ALC897 Codec
DisplayPort 1
Motherboard/Enclosure Form Factor/Case Size Mini-ITX / 10.63"D x 7.87"W x 7.68"H
Graphics (details) 1x HDMI 2.0b with HDR port, supports a maximum resolution of 4K 60Hz
1x DisplayPort 1.4 port, supports a maximum resolution of 5120x3200 60Hz
* Depending on CPU selected
Storage 4x SATA 6Gb/s ports
1x M.2 2280 slot (up to PCIe 3.0 or SATA 6Gb/s)
Default distribution Most recent version of Ubuntu LTS
Power PicoPSU-80 or 120 and 60W or 120W adapter depending on CPU
Compatible with Linux, Microsoft® Windows® 10 64-bit(UEFI mode only)
(MS Windows not included nor technical support included)

Have questions?
E-mail support or call us at: 1-888-39-THINK (84465)

Out Of Warranty & Other Support Services Available
For Mail-In Service Add (Per Computer) $39
USB Peripherals Setup/Tutorial
(Printers, Portable Audio Players, etc.)
Operating System Installs $65
Software Installations $39
Networked Peripherals Setup/Tutorial (Printers, etc.) $39
Data Transfers of up to 4TB $59
Data Transfers of up to 8TB $99
Diagnostics (this is only if no repairs are made) $65
Upgrades/Repair (per half hour; if no others apply) $65
Phone Support (per half-hour / non-warranty) $65
OS Media $39
Discounted blocks of phone support are available for purchase. It's US $230 for 5 half hour blocks and US $400 for 10.
Partial List Of Supported Releases:

Trisquel 10, 11
Slint 15+ (includes proper support for visually impaired users)
Linux Mint 19, 19.1, 19.2, 19.3, 20, 20.1, 20.2, 20.3, 21, 21.1, 21.2, 21.2 Edge, 21.3, 21.3 Edge
Linux Mint Debian Edition (LMDE) 5, 6
Ubuntu 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10, 24.04
Kubuntu 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10, 24.04
Lubuntu 17.10, 18.04, 18.10, 19.04, 19.10, 20.04, 20.10, 21.04, 21.10, 22.04, 22.10, 23.04, 23.10, 24.04
Debian 11, 12
Fedora 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40
Manjaro 21.2.2+
openSUSE Leap 15.5+
openSUSE Tumbleweed

Most recently released distributions are compatible out of the box. Contact us for details about support for your preferred distribution.

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M.2 SSD drives are a new smaller form factor type of hard drive that are much faster than traditional 'spinning disk' drives. SSD drives will usually cut boot and application start times by about half. The newest of NVME M.2 SSD drives are even faster.

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Is one drive not enough? Add a 2nd. Whether you need a system configured with a mix of fast (SSD), reliable (traditional drive), and inexpensive (mixed)- or plain out raided for redundancy to ensure your important data doesn't go bye-bye we got it.

Two drives not enough? Add a 3rd. Our 4-bay NAS supports up to four 3.5" drives.

Three drives not enough? Add a 4th. Our 4-bay NAS supports up to four 3.5" drives.

RAID is typically used to protect data in the event of a drive failure. Raid 0 doesn't protect data, but can make 2-4 drives appear as one. Raid 1 protects data by mirroring 2 drives. Raid 5 works with 3+ drives and offers fault tolerance and redundancy.

The disk(s) can be partitioned using one of a few different schemes. If unsure choose the first option. If you want something else entirely select other and enter the description of how you want the system setup in the distribution to install section.

Upgrade to Blu-ray today! Our Blu-ray drives suppport writing discs up to 100GB in size. Thanks to a compatible SATA to USB bridge our writer can also be flashed with third party firmware to improve support for playback of 4k Blu-ray content.

Looking to pick up some high quality discs compatible with your new drive? We stock CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs. Select from a variety of media types, quantities, and spindles.

Get the piece of mind knowing that if your computer has a problem there are knowledgeable GNU/Linux experts you can call on for help. Our extended warranty offers protection for up to 3 years from the date of purchase for both parts and labor.

On our 4-bay NAS / Mini Server there is a PCIE x16 slot and a M.2 (Key-E) slot. This gives you the option of adding wifi and a 10GbE ethernet on the same system if you want it.

We support users around the world and not everybody uses a North American power cable. Please select the one appropriate to you.

Protect your investment with a surge protector or uninterruptible power supply. When power is interrupted, or fluctuates outside safe levels, a UPS instantly provides clean battery backup power and surge protection for plugged-in, sensitive equipment.

Most USB data transfer cables on the market include a proprietary flash component that interferes with their usability. With our USB data transfer cable no such component exists. You can utilize standard file transfer tools supported under GNU/Linux.

Do you practice good PC hygiene? Need to transfer data? Get a USB drive! Need speed? Upgrade to a SSD! Drives formatted with fat32 have optimal compatibility between operating systems. Ext4 is better for backups and data transfer in GNU/Linux.

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Joining the free software revolution is easy! Pick up a introductory book to learn the basics and how to administer your system. Explore the desktop and check out popular applications in your distribution of choice.

We can install just about any distribution of which there is a recent release. Enter the distribution you would like installed and any configuration requests here. A list of commonly requested distributions have been vetted at the top of the page.