FastNAS F-16 16 bay

GB Labs FastNAS

Part # GBFNF16SFP32001

MFR Part # GB-FN-F16-SFP-3200-1

16 Bay, 32TB, 4 x 1Gbe ports with 26TB mountable capacity. High performance NAS storage platform designed for clients in search of larger capacities with storage expansion options. More
MSRP: $14999

FastNAS F-16 16 bay shared storage: 32TB, 4x1Gbe, 2 x 10Gbe SFP+ with 26TB mountable capacity

Imagine a turnkey shared storage that seamlessly combines the benefits of hard disk drive (HDD) and solid state drive (SSD) in one box. This product isn't just built for high end post production or broadcasters, it is the ideal storage platform for anybody interested in high performance NAS combined with large capacities at an amazing price point.

FastNAS F-16 is high performance, great value hardware powered by GB Lab's Core 3 OS Lite. This highly efficient OS allows for full utilization of all the components, giving the best translation from disk to network, resulting in an unrivalled user experience of real world performance. Designed for clients in search of larger capacities with storage expansion options, the F16 Nitro can scale up to 320TB with dynamic single unit expansion. Equipped with the GB Labs Velocity RAID Engine the F16 is so capable of extracting performance from its 16 hard disk drives that Nitro Hybrid Boost is not essential. The F16 can deliver up to 2000MB/sec peak RAID performance, meaning huge performance and huge capacity at a fraction of the cost of other systems.

Key Features

  • Intelligent RAID Control
    Unique Velocity RAID engine offers superb performance using minimal system resources.
  • Support
    Truly global support from the experienced team, as and when you need it.
  • Platform Agnostic
    GB Labs storage is developed for total cross platform compatibility, allowing PC, Mac and Linux platforms to collaborate and share data freely and efficiently.
  • Advanced Toolset
    FastNAS runs on our Core 3 Lite which is an industrial grade OS with an easy to use web interface offering many powerful workflow tools and beneficial features.
  • Warranty Options
    All FastNAS products include a 3 year care package and additional warranty upgrade options are available, up to 5 years cover.
  • Expandable
    Dynamic storage expansion allowing you to grow your storage instantly with your data still in place.


The powerful F-16 stands head and shoulders above the competition. Our Velocity RAID Engine (VRE) is optimised for AV usage and low latency response and is at the heart of the FastNAS experience. This technology is unique to GB Labs and offers superb performance, using minimal system resources and offering lightening performance.

All GB Labs products are tested rigorously to ensure that they exceed the needs of the most demanding workgroups. The procedures include extended data read/write routines using multiple file types and sizes. This guarantees the end user the fastest possible performance in real world environments.


Nobody likes downtime, especially when it involves copying large amounts of data on and off your storage just to make it larger in capacity. FastNAS F-16 and F-16 Nitro offer dynamic storage expansion which when combined with a FastNAS EX unit allowing you to grow your storage instantly with your data still in place.

Mountable capacity = 26TB

Mountable capacity is the capacity in RAID 6 for F16 models ie 14/16 of raw cappacity less 7% for FAT or capacity in RAID 5 for F8 models ie 7/8 of raw cappacity less 7% for FAT. This will be very close to what the user actually sees when mounting the volume on a desktop.

Velocity RAID Engine

Optimized for AV usage and low latency response, the Velocity RAID Engine (VRE) is at the very heart of the FastNAS experience. This unique technology offers superb performance using minimal system resources and offering lightning fast random access capabilities.
VRE offers industrial grade resilience and rock solid protection of your assets in either RAID 6 or RAID 5.

  • Unit dimensions H13.2cm x W47.3cm x D65cm
  • 16 x Enterprise grade 24/7 hard disks
  • 2 x 10Gb Ethernet ports (RJ45 or SFP+)
  • 4 x 1Gb Ethernet ports
  • Optional dual 10Gb Ethernet ports (RJ45 or SFP+)
  • Optional quad 1Gb Ethernet ports
  • GB Labs Core 3 Lite
  • Instant storage expansion
  • Replication
  • Live monitoring tools
  • Powerful file manager
  • Cloud support
  • Avid bin sharing as standard
  • Active Directory synchronization
  • Input Range 100 - 240 VAC, 50-60Hz
  • Power Requirements @ Standby 33W
  • Power Requirements @ Full load 350W
  • PSU Safety / EMC - USA-UL listed. Canada-CUL listed
  • Germany-TUV Certified, EN60950/IEC 60950-Compliant
  • CB Report, CCC Certifcation
  • Dual redundant 800W removable PSUs

Video related software has also been tested for compatibility including, but not limited to, Avid, Adobe, Blackmagic, Discreet, Grass Valley, SAM/Quantel, Davinci. As all FastNAS products are viewed as a NAS but with exceptional performance we believe that we have by far the most compatible storage product range on the market.

3 Year Care Pack
Included with registration - 30 days free support from registration, 1 year RTB warranty on all hardware, 3 year RTB Warranty on removable hard disks and SSD's, 3 years Software Updates* ( You MUST register your product within 30 days to qualify for Care Pack otherwise standard 1 year RTB hardware warranty applies)

Warranty options for 3 year Care Pack
3 Year Advanced Warranty Upgrade - Upgrades all hardware to 3 year RTB and removable disks/PSU's to 3 year advanced replacement. 5 Year Advanced Warranty Upgrade - Upgrades all hardware to 5 year RTB and removable disks/PSU's to 5 year advanced replacement.

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