03/17/2014-Online IT reviewer, NikkTech, has recently been busy testing various NAS units. One of them was a “proven model manufactured by Thecus, the quite powerful and award-winning N5550.” Offering high quality material, performance, and versatility, it is no surprise that the N5550 walked away with NikkTech's “Gold Award”.
- Good Build Quality
- Very Good Read/Write Performance
- 5 Drive Bays
- 2 GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8GB with software update)
- 2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (with Link Aggregation)
- 5 USB Ports (1xUSB 3.0 / 4xUSB 2.0)
- eSATA Port
- HDMI/VGA Outputs
- RAID 0/1/5/6/10/JOBD/Hot Spare/Hot-Swap Support
What has been making the N5550 so popular for almost 2 years now is its unique design: a 5-bay NAS with a number of great features. But don't take our word for it, here is what NikkTech had to say about it:
“Although the N5550 has been around since the end of 2012 (and has won quite a few awards since then) thanks to its 5 drive bays, the Intel Atom D2250 64-bit Dual Core CPU running at 1.86GHz (32nm), the PowerVR SGX545 IGP (clocked at 640MHz), and the 2GB DDR3 RAM @ 1333MHz, it's still considered to be one of the most complete and powerful mid-end NAS servers currently available in the market… Other features include a 1GB SATA DOM for the OS, two RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 4xUSB 3.0 ports, 1xUSB3.0 port, 1xeSATA port, HDMI port, VGA port, RAID 0/1/5/6/10/JBOD with AES256bit encryption for the 5 SATA II bays, and an LCM display at the front.”
One feature that really pushes the N5550 forward is, as previously stated, the HDMI port that turns this machine into a real multimedia center. With the installation of the Local Display module from the Thecus App Center, you can plug your NAS directly to your HDTV and enjoy your favorite movies instantly!
“The XBMC application transforms your NAS Server into an HTPC so you can use it from the comfort of your bed or sofa either via a compatible remote control or a keyboard and a mouse.”
Thanks to NikkTech for this amazing review!
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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.