Jupiter mini 5-Bay Desktop NAS System


Adaptable to Your Needs
The Jupiter mini 5-Bay lets you take control of your data with a Network Attached Storage (NAS) solution that is adaptable to meet your unique requirements. At the heart of that flexibility is the pre-loaded and pre-configured FreeNAS OS — the world’s #1 open source storage operating system with over 10 million downloads. FreeNAS looks like a typical NAS GUI and can be remotely managed via a web-based interface. There’s a suite of features including effective fileserver backups with the “snapshot” function, military-grade encryption and user access management, plus a world of plugins that let you customize the Jupiter mini 5-Bay to your specific needs. Want a shared and secure on-set storage and editing solution? The Jupiter mini 5-Bay is small enough to fit into a carry-on and weighs 21.5 lbs with drives, yet offers massive storage up to 70TB, multiple RAID choices, and integrity protection for the ultimate in centralized storage. It’s compatible with leading video editing systems including Final Cut Pro/Pro X, Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, and DaVinci Resolve.

The Value of Freedom
Most data security apps and solutions have a variety of “lock-in” fees that can nickel and dime you into being over-budget. With FreeNAS at its core, the Jupiter mini 5-Bay NAS doesn’t have any licensing fee, user restrictions, or hardware limitations that require a fee to unlock. Every unit is pretested and certified ready for you to create your own private Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon AWS, or BackBlaze-like storage cloud — but with tons more storage capacity and no monthly bill. That combined with the open source’s zero cost allows Jupiter mini 5-Bay to deliver a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) that helps keep any budget in the black.

    •    Massive capacity: up to 20TB
    •    Proven filesystem: OpenZFS provides advanced data integrity, RAID, volume management functions, and more
    •    High-speed connectivity: (2) 10Gb Ethernet ports
    •    Freedom: FreeNAS OS to manage and present your data, your way
    •    Server-grade processor: Intel Xeon horsepower runs the system solution plus plugins
    •    High-speed memory: fast and reliable DDR4-2666MHz with ECC
    •    Easy management: point and click web-based GUI

Freedom also extends to product design. The Jupiter mini 5-Bay features five trayless and locking hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays, an x16 PCIe 3.0 slot for adding additional networking or storage via SSD or HDD, and an M.2 slot to add performance caching for higher read/write performance.
Helping you keep a watchful eye over Jupiter mini 5-Bay is the built-in Baseboard Management Controller (BMC). This hardware-based server control technology enables you to access and monitor Jupiter mini 5-Bay anywhere in the world with a username and password.

Your Personal Cloud File Server…Accessible Anywhere, Anytime
Unsure if your data is really safe in the cloud with a third-party — or who has access and control over it? Now you can set up the Jupiter mini 5-Bay as a secure personal cloud file server by installing a free plugin like NextCloud and have instant access on any device in any location to documents, calendar, contacts, and photos on a server only you control. Download files you need on the road. Stream a movie or music files from your home to your laptop in a hotel on the other side of the world. Even back up your mobile device digital life. Jupiter mini 5-Bay NAS is all business too. It offers real-time collaborative editing, notification of file shares or comments, secure file exchange with password-protected public links and powerful on-server and end-to-end encryption.

A World of Plug-ins Await Your Decision
Jupiter mini 5-Bay is so much more than just a secure file server. With free open source plug-ins for entertainment, collaboration, security, and backup, you can configure the Jupiter mini 5-Bay to add more play to your life or productivity at work. Home users can stream their favorite movies, TV, music, web shows, news, and podcasts to their choice of screens via Plex. Into Minecraft? Create your own self-contained Minecraft service by installing a plug-in like MineOS. Running a small business requires more than providing data security for shared data. Your physical location and employees need protection as well. When you install a video surveillance plug-in such as ZoneMinder, you can monitor and record inventory areas, entrance/exit points and more with any analog or IP-enabled camera from any internet-accessible device.

You Got This…Because OWC Has Got You Covered
Owning a Jupiter mini 5-Bay begins with an optional pre-sale consultation with Jupiter product experts to determine if Jupiter mini 5-Bay is a good fit for your infrastructure, planned uses, and user requirements. If it’s not a good fit, Jupiter engineers can recommend and even build the correct Jupiter solution to fit your needs and budget. Next, your Jupiter mini 5-Bay is pre-tested and undergoes a multi-hour burn-in certification process to ensure immediate deployment at your home or office. Once your Jupiter mini 5-Bay is up and running, you can call us with hardware and general open source questions you have, all part of a three-year warranty that can be extended for an additional two years. It’s fair to say Jupiter mini 5-Bay offers the most complete peace-of-mind NAS ownership experience available.

Product Specs

OWC Part Number

  • JMIN0535T020T

macOS OS Compatibility

  • Yes

Windows OS Compatibility

  • Yes

Other OS Compatibility

  • Chrome OS
  • Linux


  • 20.0TB

RAID Support

  • Yes


  • (2) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type A Ports
  • (2) 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) RJ-45 Ports
  • (1) Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) RJ-45 Port
  • (1) VGA Port

Number of Bays

  • (5) 3.5″ drive bays

Drive Interface

  • SATA 6.0Gb/s

Hot Swappable

  • Yes

Standard Mechanism

  • 5 x 4.0TB* MG04ACA Series SATA Interface Enterprise Class Hard Disk Drive**
  • *1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5-10% less). The actual total capacity will depend on your own defined file settings/preferences.

    **OWC reserves the right to replace or upgrade to equivalent or better components.

RAID Support

  • Yes

RAID Hardware or Software

  • Software

RAID Levels Support

  • RAID-Z1
  • RAID-Z2
  • RAID-Z3
  • ZFS Mirror
  • ZFS Stripe (RAID-ZO)

Default RAID Level

  • RAID-Z1


  • Intel® Xeon® D-1521, 2.40GHz (2.70GHz max turbo), 4-core (8-thread), 6MB cache


  • 32GB ECC RDIMM DDR4 2133MHz (expandable to 128GB)

File System Support

  • ZFS
  • UFS
  • FAT
  • NTFS
  • EXT2

File Sharing Protocols

  • SMB
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • WebDAV
  • iSCSI

Ethernet Ports – DHCP and Static IP Support

  • Yes

Ethernet Ports – Dynamic DNS

  • Yes

Ethernet Ports – Failover and link aggregation

  • Yes

Ethernet Ports – IPv4IPv6

  • Yes

Security – AESS 256bit volume encryption

  • Yes

Security – CHAP authentication for iSCSI target

  • Yes

Security – Mutual CHAP

  • Yes

Security – Password authentication and access control

  • Yes

Security – Secure Shell SSh

  • Yes

Security – User, user group

  • Yes

Security – Windows Active Directory support

  • Yes


  • Environmental (Operating)
  • Temperature (°F) 32° — 122° (°C) 0° — 50°
  • Humidity 5% to 90% non-condensing


  • Height: 22.6 cm (8.9 in)
  • Width: 22.1 cm (8.7 in)
  • Length: 32.4 cm (12.8 in)


  • 9.8 kg (21.50 lbs)
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