07/15/2009 – Thecus® is constantly changing the NAS landscape. The N8800, a 2U rackmount NAS server, combines massive storage with rock-solid redundancy and blazing performance. Recently, the experts over at PC Pro Magazine took the N8800 into their labs and ran some rigorous tests on it. In the end, they found a lot to like about the N8800, awarding it their PC Pro Recommended Award and a final rating of 5 out of 6 stars!
The N8800 is equipped with a suite of powerful features: "Fault tolerance is good, as along with plenty of RAID array choices you have two hot-plug power supplies, plus Gigabit ports can be linked to load-balanced or failover teams. Power usage is modest, with the appliance rarely drawing more than 140W during testing. The N8800 supports multiple RAID arrays and space can be set aside for iSCSI target creation, with each array supporting up to five virtual volumes within this space... Thecus supports Windows, Linux, Unix and Mac systems, and access security extends to a local user database plus AD authentication. FTP services are available, and installing a free update module turns the appliance into a web server."
Essential for businesses, the N8800 delivers incredible performance: "For testing we used a Dell PowerEdge R610 with dual 2.4GHz E5530 CPUs plus 12GB of DDR3 memory, and loaded with Windows Server 2003 R2 x64. Initial Iometer tests reported raw read and write rates of 107MB/sec and 102MB/sec. Real-world tests were good, with copies of a 2.52GB video clip returning 69MB/sec and 59MB/sec, while FileZilla reported read and write speeds of 89MB/sec and 76MB/sec. IP SAN speeds were also impressive, with Iometer reporting a top raw read rate of 104MB/sec."
The verdict: "The 8TB N8800 scores on a number of counts, as its top value and lightning fast. The myriad multimedia features won't impress businesses, but as a high-capacity rackmount NAS and IP SAN appliance, the N8800 will take a lot of beating."
For the full review, check out the July 2009 issue of PC PRO Magazine.
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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.