NESTO 36 is an expandable storage solution designed for broadcast quality video editing and collaborative workflows


Deliver speed, reliability, low latency, file-level access, consistent bandwidth, easy scalability in a highly reliable solution.


NESTO 36 offers a solution that combines the flexibility of unified storage, the performance and efficiency of solid-state flash drives with the capacity of hard disks thanks to the openZFS file system and a white glove enterprise support.


Businesses today demands more powerful, reliable, and flexible storage than ever before. Traditional solutions can create massively complex storage islands that are often expensive, inefficient, and difficult to manage.

NESTO 36 offers a solution that combines the flexibility of unified storage, the performance, and efficiency of solid-state flash drives, the capacity of hard disks, the familiarity and the simplified management of the FreeNAS UI.


  • Hybrid Storage Pools
    Solid-state performance at spinning-disk capacity and cost. NESTO NAS merges multi-layer non-volatile cache with high-density spinning disks. System RAM and flash memory are used to cache reads and writes while HDDs store the data resulting in an increased of performance and capacity scalability.
  • Self-Healing File System
    Data is verified and repaired in the cache before it ever reaches the disks. Data degradation on the disks is identified and repaired, forever preserving data as the first day.
  • Snapshots & Replication
    Out-of-the-box file version and restoration. Data is protected against unintentional alteration and can be bidirectionally replicated for backups or disaster recovery.
  • Thin and Thick Provisioning
    Define multiple datasets and distribute free space dynamically using quotas or rather reserve space for each dataset.
  • Hot-swap & Dual Power Supplies
    Hot-swap front-loading drive bays and redundant power supplies.
  • Scalability
    The NESTO 36 series grows from dozens of GBs to a PB per system and is designed to make the increase in capacity painless.
  • Web based Admin Software
    Streamlined HTML Web interface that provides simple management of the system.
  • Multiple storage services
    A full range of file and object protocols including NFS, CIFS/SMB, AFP and Simple Storage Service (S3).


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ProcessorsDual Intel® Xeon® 16 cores @3.2GHz
Cachefrom 128 GB up to 1 TB
Write-boost Cachefrom 375 GB up to 1.5 TB
Read-boost Cacheup to 2 TB
OS Drives2 x 64 GB SSD
LAN Interface2 x 10 Gbps SFP+, 2 x 1 Gbps
IPMIIPMI 2.0 with virtual media over LAN and KVM-over-LAN support
Other ports2 x USB front, 2 x USB rear and 1 x VGA
Expansion ports2 x 12 Gbps SAS ports
Capacity160 TB to 1.3 PB RAW, 96 TB to 1PB effective in RAID 60.
Disk trays36 x 3.5″/2.5″ SAS/SATA disk bays
RAIDRAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 50, 60
Available drives7.2k RPM: 6 TB, 8 TB, 10, 12, 18TB TB
SSD: 240 GB, 480 GB, 960 GB, 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB
Disk ManagementHot-Swappable drives
Bad Block Scan + HDD S.M.A.R.T.
Enclosure Monitoring and Alert
Power SuppliesDual redundant hot-swappable 800W
AC Input100-240 V, 47-63 Hz, 8.8-3.6 Amp
Power ManagementUPS Signal Response and Alerts and Remote power-on/off
Dimensions HxWxD176.5mm x 448mm x 748mm (7” x 17.6” x 29.45”)
CertificationsCE, FCC and RoHS Compliant
Operating Temp.5°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F)
Operating RH.20% to 80%
Data preservationSelf-healing file system
Enhanced performanceIn-line deduplication
Intelligent in-line compression
Data protectionSnapshots and clones
ScalabilityOnline capacity expansion
ProvisioningThink and Thin provisioning
Shared File-based protocolsCIFSv1, SMBv2/v3, NFSv3/v4, AFP, FTP and WebDAV
Object-Based protocolsS3-Compatible REST API
Directory ServicesActive Directory (AD), Kerberos, LDAP, Apple Open Directory, and NIS
NetworkingPort Trunking/NIC Teaming and IEEE
802.3ad Link Aggregation
VLAN Support
DHCP Client and Server
Local protectionSnapshots and clones
Data ReplicationBidirectional remote replication between NESTO
Rsync with third-party systems
User InterfaceHTTP/HTTPS Web Interface
MonitoringSNMP server/MIB
E-mail Alerts
Resource Monitor
Log and Event Collection
Remote Syslog Client
Remote interfaceRemote management via serial over LAN
SettingsNetwork services
File system services
Backup & Restore System


NESTO 36 series