Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Network Attached Storage NAS 12 Bays 4TB 8TB 12TB DL Diskless

Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Network Array
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Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Network Storage Array. 12 Hot Swap Bays for up to 48TB of storage(12x4TB) Intel I3 3.3GHz Dual Core 4GB RAM


Product Description

Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Network Storage Array with 12 Hot Swap Bays, Diskless

Lenovo & LenovoEMC Devices -End of Service Life

After March 31, 2020, Lenovo will no longer provide security updates or technical support for the following devices: Lenovo ix4-300d & LenovoEMC px2-300d, px4-300d, px6-300d, px4-400d, px4-400r, px4-300r, px12-400r, px12-450r.

What does this mean? Lenovo is ending their LenovoEMC storage division and will no longer offer warranty or technical support for any LenovoEMC products. Certain features will no longer be available to access such as personal cloud, photo upload service, network video recorder. For more information on the LenovoEMC end of service, refer to Lenovo's website.

LenovoEMC storage units will still function normally as a network attached storage device to backup or transfer files between devices connected on the same network.

The Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Network Storage Array is the perfect entry-level solution for small to medium-sized businesses that need enterprise-level features. Powered by enterprise-class LenovoEMC storage technology, the Lenovo EMC px12-400r offers advanced data protection, cloud convenience and certification for most virtualization environments that are usually only found in enterprise options. The PX12-400R offers up to 48TB of storage capacity and solid state drives compatibility – an ideal
combination for production data stores, backup-to-disk target and server virtualization solutions.

Available Options

  • Diskless
  • 4TB (4x1TB HDD)
  • 8TB (4x2TB HDD)
  • 12TB (4x3TB HDD)

Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Network Storage Array Benefits


Lenovo offers a fast and efficient “on-ramp” to the cloud along with flexible options for safeguarding business-critical data. With Lenovo, you have unprecedented choices, including personal and hybrid (public/private) clouds, to meet your business, budget and data protection needs. Regardless of approach, Lenovo ensures that files and folders can be easily backed up directly from any Lenovo device to the cloud — it’s really that simple and seamless to ensure vital business data is safe and sound.


With Lenovo network storage devices, it’s easy to view, archive, protect and share physical security video and audio files. The Lenovo EMC px12-400r can easily be set up as a storage target for your security installations. It also comes with a built-in video surveillance solution, Mindtree® SecureMind™ Surveillance Manager, to deliver a stand-alone VMS that easily sets up recordings and configurations directly and offers live monitoring, video recording, and easy, fast video playback from multiple IP cameras.


  • Powered by LenovoEMC storage technology
  • Supports PC, Mac & Linux clients
  • Certified for VMware , Citrix XenServer, and Windows Server
  • Flexible configurations of a diskless option, storage pools and configurable RAID
  • Windows Active Directory Trusted Domains, MSCS and Hyper-V Live Migration support
  • Built-in anti-virus scanning and cleaning with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise
  • Embedded Cloud Technology including EMC Atmos Cloud Connector, EMC Avamar data deduplication, LenovoEMC Personal Cloud, Mozy Pro, and Amazon S3
  • Video Surveillance ready with Mindtree SecureMind Video Management System (VMS) application, including one IP camera license

Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Features

Enhanced Operating System – Powerful LenovoEMC LifeLine software allows users to store and manage all of their valuable data on one centralized, secure, affordable storage appliance.

System Status Dashboard – The LenovoEMC LifeLine system status dashboard provides a one-stop-shop for space usage, device information, control, and status. If one of these components has encountered an error, you are linked to the page that requires your attention.

RAID Support – RAID 1, 10, 5, 6, & hot spare, automatic RAID rebuild and hot swap. RAID 0 and JBOD mode also available.

Quad Gigabit Ethernet Connectivity – With high performance embedded architecture with optional 10GbE card. iSCSI Target – Provides block-level access for the most efficient storage utilization, especially for backup, database and email application performance. It can be used in parallel with five level storage access via CIFS/NFS. Includes support for persistent reservations.

IVX (Integrated Virtualization Technology) – Run multiple virtual machines (VMs). VMs can be running Linux or Windows and can have their own private virtualized hardware, such as network cards, drives, and graphics adapters.

Snapshots – Allows backup of a source volume at a certain point in time and restore to the source volume, reverting to its state at the time.

SSD Caching (Cache Pools) – Pool of solid-state drives designed to increase read and write speeds

Simplified Backup – PC Backup with Acronis.

Deduplicating Backup with EM® Avamar – Equipped with integrated data deduplication technology, Avamar facilitates fast, daily full backups significantly reducing backup windows.

Sharing – Access files from any networked Windows PC, Linux or Mac for easy file sharing and data backup.

LenovoEMC™ Link – LenovoEMC Link gives you a direct link to your Lenovo device via your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or Android mobile device.

Remote Access – You can safely connect to your valuable files from anywhere in the world, through an internet connection.

Power Savings – Idle drive spin-down reduces power consumption; a variable-speed fan ensures that only the right amount of power is used to cool your device.

Power Handling Improvements – Scheduled power off/Wake On LAN supports the ability for a device to ‘go to sleep’ and shut itself down or ‘wake on’ when there is little to no traffic or activity to reduce power consumption.

Encrypted Volume – Allows you to create an encrypted volume with an assigned password; thus securing the data on the encrypted volume.

Anti-Virus Scanning – Built-in anti-virus scanning and cleaning with McAfee VirusScan Enterprise.

Network File Protocols Supported – CIFS/SMB/Rally (Microsoft), NFS (Linux/UNIX), AFP/Bonjour (Apple), FTP, SFTP TFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, Windows DFS, SNMP.

Virtual Environment Support – VMware®, Citrix XenServer™ and Windows® certified for NFS (VMware only) & iSCSI.

Device-to-Device Data Replication – Replicate your data from Lenovo network storage device to Lenovo network storage device, to an external USB drive, or to another network target.

Backup-to-Disk (B2D) Target – With HCL listing, Lenovo network storage products are identified as compatible disk targets for Symantec™ Backup Exec™ software.

Video Surveillance – Use as a Surveillance Storage Target and simply store surveillance video on up to 48TB of capacity and utilize remote management; or get an all encompassing solution that blends smart storage, leading VMS software and IP cameras with the Integrated Video Management System (IVMS), connecting up to 48 cameras per device with Mindtree® SecureMind™ Surveillance Manager; utilize cloud technology for a low-cost solution with the Hosted Video Surveillance Solution (HVSS).

Personal Cloud Technology – The ultimate data protection and remote access solution for SMBs, this web-based solution protects valuable business information and is completely self-owned, so there are no usage or subscription charges.

Cloud Backup Options – Back up selected files directly from your Lenovo network storage to the MozyConnect™, Atmos or Amazon S3™ storage clouds for off-site safekeeping of important data. Additional charges apply.

Solid State Drive Support – For I/O intensive applications, the px12-400r can be fitted with solid state drives to boost performance.

Mac OS X Lion and Time Machine® Support – Supports Mac Mountain Lion OS X 10.8 and Time Machine, allowing the Lenovo device to serve as a Time Machine target for your Apple computers.

User Quotas – Manage capacity by setting a maximum for shared storage.

UPS Support – Enables unattended system shutdown via the USB port without data loss in the case of power failure.

Expandability – Add storage capacity by connecting external USB Hard Disk Drives; read and write on Fat32, NTFS, HFS+, or ext2/ext3/ext4 formatted hard disks.

Active Directory High Availability (HA) and Hybrid Authentication – Allows users to connect to multiple domain controllers, accessing the secondary if the primary is unavailable and allows for local authentication mode if central (remote) DC is not available.

Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Specifications

- 2U form factor, supports up to twelve (12) 3.5 inch SATA Hard Disk Drives
- Dual Core 3.3GHz Intel Core i3 Ivy Bridge
- 4GB DDR3 Memory
- Four (4) 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet ports (RJ 45 connector)
- Support for 10GbE through optional 10GbE PCI card (sold separately)
- 4-drive or 12-drive configurations include SATA-II Server Class hard disk drives(Disless, 4TB, 8TB, 12TB, 16TB, 24TB, 48TB options available)
- RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+hot spare, and 6 protection on a per- Storage Pool basis. (Note: all disks within a single RAID/storage pool should be the same capacity, speed, and manufacturer. Mixing different types of drives may result in unpredictable behavior)
Power Consumption
- Max: 200W
- Min: 110W (drives spun down)
iSCSI: Supports both file and block storage pools, 256 hosts maximum with the following parameters;
- Block storage pools; 32 LUNS maximum per pool.
- 128 LUNs maximum per device.
- File storage pools; 256 LUNs Maximum per pool. 256 LUNs maximum per device.
- Three USB 2.0 ports; One front, two rear
- LAN standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
- AC Voltage 100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz
- Acoustic noise – 56 dBA maximum
- The Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Network Storage Array is compatible with the following:
- VMware vSphere™ 5.0, iSCSI
- Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, and 2008 R2 including Microsoft Cluster Server and Hyper-V Live Migration.
- XenServer, 5.6 (w/ MPIO), iSCSI & NFS


- Iomega StorCenter px12-400r Rackmount NAS Server
- Sliding rail kit for standard 19” rack
- Ethernet cable
- Power cables (support for worldwide distribution – cable for: USA, EU, UK, AUST, China, Switzerland
- Printed Quick Start Guide

System Requirements

- Available 10/100/1000 Mbps network Ethernet port (required).
- Internet Explorer 7, Firefox 3.x, Safari 3 or later browser.
- Personal cloud and remote access specific requirements:
- Internet connection
- Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) compatible router, or administrative rights to port forward.
- Recommended minimum sustained connection speeds for a good Personal Cloud experience.
- Download: 2.5 Mbit/s
- Upload: 500Kbit/s
- Personal Cloud is not compatible with Active Directory
- Personal Cloud is not compatible with XP 64 bit

PC Users:
- Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 (all versions - exclusive of XP 64 bit for Personal Cloud)

Mac Users:
- Mac OS X 10.5 – 10.7

Linux Users:
- Redhat Enterprise Linux 4/5 Desktop/Workstation, Ubuntu 7.10 – 10.10, Fedora 7/8, Fedora Core 5/6, OpenSUSE 10.3- 11.3, Debian


Additional Information

Weight 50 lbs
Dimensions 33 × 22 × 9 in







12TB (4x3TB HDD), 16TB (4X4TB HDD), 24TB (12X2TB HDD), 48TB (12X4TB HDD), 4TB (4X1TB HDD), 8TB (4X2TB HDD), DL (Diskless)







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2 reviews for Lenovo EMC PX12-400R Network Attached Storage NAS...

  1. 5 out of 5

    Bill Walch (verified owner)

    Had to return for a smaller NAS, but Albert Su was great in resolving my issues.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Anonymous (verified owner)

    Great Deal on NAS Server I bought 2 of them

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