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Snap Servers

Snap Server 4500

Snap Server 4500


With over 130,000 servers shipped and over 50 Industry awards, Snap Appliance® is the undisputed leader in Network Attached Storage. The Snap Server® 4500 is a rack-optimized 1U server that combines industry-leading performance and scalability with an unbeatable feature set. Every Snap Server 4500 can support up to two Snap Disk 10 expansion arrays for easy to manage, best-in-class storage expansion. Combine all of this with a low cost of acquisition, remote administration, no client license fees, and minimal ongoing administration, and it’s easy to see why Snap Servers deliver capacity without complexity.


The Snap Server 4500 is an ideal solution for:• File Sharing — Store large, frequently accessed files on a Snap Server to speed up performance of your application server(s).• Nearline Storage — Snap Servers are a simple, cost-effective way to consolidate less frequently accessed data and still provide instantaneous access unlike offline storage such as tape.• Online Backup — Use fast, disk-based Snap Servers as a target for daily backups of other servers to address shrinking backup windows.• Remote Office Server — Simple installation and browser-based management make Snap Servers ideal for remote sites with little or no IT support staff. • Desktop/ Laptop Backup — Every Snap Server includes an unlimited user license copy of PowerQuest® DataKeeper™ software for automating backup and restore of Windows clients.




Network Transport Protocols



Network Protocols

Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB)
Apple (AFP)
Internet (HTTP 1.1)
File Transport Protocol (FTP)


Network Client Types


95, 98, NT 4.0, 2000, Me, XP


OS 8.x, 9.x, X v10.x


Solaris 7, 8, 9; HP-UX 11; AIX 4.3.3, UnixWare 7.1.1; OpenServer v5.0.5


Red Hat Linux 6.2, 7.2, 8.0


Server Emulation

Windows 2000
Windows NT 4.0
AppleShare 6.0
NFS 3.0


Network Security

CA eTrust Antivirus Software
Microsoft Active Directory Service (ADS)
Kerberos Authentication v5
Microsoft Dynamic DNS
Microsoft Lightweight Directory Access Protocol
(LDAP v3 client)
Windows Domain Controller
UNIX Network Information Service (NIS)
File and Folder Access Control List (ACL) Security
for Users and Groups
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) v3 128-bit Encryption
Secure Shell (SSH)


System Management

Browser-based user interface for remote administration
NASManager Client-based Setup Utility
SNMP (MIB II and Host Resource MIB)
User Disk Space Quotas for Windows, UNIX/Linux
and Macintosh
Group Disk Space Quotas for UNIX/Linux
Environmental monitoring
E-mail notification alerts


Network Connection

Standard Dual Gigabit Ethernet
(Auto-negotiating 10/100/1000)


Automatic IP Address Assignment

Supports DHCP for automatic assignment of IP address


Multiple File System Options

The Snap Server® 4500 can be configured for enhanced performance or maximum file protection. Options include:

  • RAID 5 (disk striping with parity): For each array, the size of one disk is reserved for parity checking. An array of 4 disks yields 725GB for usable capacity for the 1TB model; 475GB usable for the 640GB model.
  • RAID 1 (disk mirroring): Second drive duplicates the first drive for maximum data protection (50% usable capacity).
  • RAID 0 (disk striping): Large, virtual drive with data striped across all drives of the array. No loss in usable capacity.
  • Individual Independent Disks: Four separate drives, each seen as a separate volume (JBOD).


Java Application Environment

Enables the development of applications based on embedded Java technology


Data Protection


Snapshot technology enables immediate or scheduled point-in-time image of the file system.

Network Backup

Compatible with VERITAS NetBackup/Backup Exec, CA BrightStor ARCserve/Enterprise, Legato NetWorker, Syncsort Backup Express and Microsoft Backup Software for Windows 95/98/NT/2000/Me/XP. Compatible with Dantz Retrospect for Macintosh.

Backup Agents

Support for VERITAS NetBackup/Backup Exec, CA BrightStor ARCserve/Enterprise and Legato NetWorker.

Local Backup

Backup Express for GuardianOS with single tape drive support at no additional cost.  Robotic tape library support optional.


Ultra2 SCSI 68-pin LVD
(standard on 1TB; optional on 640GB)

Client Backup

PowerQuest DataKeeper software (unlimited user license) included for backup of Windows clients.


Server-to-Server (S2S) Synchronization software copies the contents of one or more source Snap Servers to one or more destination Snap Servers.

UPS Support

APC PowerChute for graceful system shutdown.




16.8 in

42.7 cm


1.66 in

4.2 cm, 1U


23.0 in

58.4 cm


28.0 lbs

12.7 kg


Agency Certifications

UL, cUL, CE, FCC Class A, C-Tick, Nemko, TuV, BSMI


2.4GHz Pentium 4 with 512KB L2 cache and 533MHz Front-Side System Bus


Three DIMM sockets supporting up to 3GB DDR ECC RAM
512MB DDR ECC RAM Standard



Power Supply

Single 250W Supply

Power Rating

100-240 VAC, 50-60Hz, auto-sensing

Input Current

3.0A (RMS) for 115VAC, 1.5A (RMS) for 230VAC

Power Consumption

90W (steady state),
250W (maximum)

Heat Dissipation

307 BTUs/hr


Environmental limits, operating


50° F to 95° F
(10° C to 35° C)

Non-condensing humidity

20% to 80%


0.25G at 10-300Hz


6 pulses of 33G for up to 2ms


-50 ft to 10,000 ft
(-16m to 3,048m)



Environmental limits, non-operating


14° F to 149° F
(-10° C to 60° C)

Non-condensing humidity

5% to 95%


2G at 5-500Hz for 90 minutes


0 ft to 35,000 ft
(0m to 10,668m)


Worldwide Warranty

Standard three-year limited warranty
Snap Care upgrades for Premium Warranty and
Onsite Service available for an additional charge



Snap Server® 4500 1TB
Snap Server® 4500 640GB

Quantum, Storage, Server, Snap


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