01/27/2006 – Focused on the small-to-medium business market, the editors of SMBedge recently reviewed the Thecus N4100 and were very impressed. SMBedge begins by explaining the attractiveness of the N4100: "SOHO users need a cost effective solution central storage system that ensures round-the-clock availability of data. They also need to store large amounts of data in a safe, secured and redundant system. Building large bulky file server boxes to house arrays of hard drives for shared storage is an option but one attractive alternative is the Thecus N4100 NAS."
So what does the N4100 bring to the table? “Four hard disk drive removable trays are built into a simple black box supporting the latest Serial ATA (SATA) hard disk drives (HDD). The beauty with SATA is its inherent hot swappable feature which makes it the perfect candidate for low-cost critical storage systems such as this. Install four of Hitachi's Deskstar 7K500, set them into RAID 5, and you'll easily have yourself a large 1.5TB storage array. Coupled with Seagate's five-year warranty coverage, you're looking at an attractive storage alternative for about US$799.”
Editors were especially impressed with the N4100's ease-of-use: "The Thecus N4100 comes with a web-based console that makes configuring the storage system a snap. The console lets you create RAID arrays, create shares, configure users/groups, set email notification, configure the LAN ports and even upgrade the system's firmware. RAID configuration is only limited to RAID 0, 1, 5 and JBOD with no options for RAID 0+1. We would recommend most users to go with RAID 5 with the N4100 as that is the best RAID configuration possible with four drives, offering the best in capacity and security at the same time."
The verdict? "Costing about US$799 The Thecus N4100 is a unique solution for SOHOs and home users who want a simple and easy to configure network storage appliance. With its high storage capacity and easy setup options, it will fit into any existing infrastructure seamlessly."
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Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.