09/16/2014-With a review focused on the Thecus N2560's XBMC functionality, PC Perspective wanted to find out whether it could be the answer for users' HTPC needs.
“The Thecus N2560 NAS Server is an interesting product that demonstrates what is possible when implementing a low-power SoC like the Atom CE5335. Building on what we saw from the N2310, which featured a proper iTunes server implementation as well as app support for functions like bit torrent downloading, the N2560 provides even more impressive functionality with the digital audio/video output. Of course this would be useless without good software to drive the experience, but the integration of XBMC as an interface for media playback makes the process of getting files to your TV and sound system extremely simple.”
Taking into account what sets Thecus and the N2560 apart from competitors, PC Perspective made sure to make mention of the NAS App Center.
“The N2560 is capable of considerably more functionality, and the 3rd party app list is constantly growing, but it was the HDMI output afforded by the Intel Atom SoC that really differentiated this NAS (especially in this price segment).”
So after their thorough testing, how did PC Perspective think the Thecus N2560 measured up to HTPC solutions?
“With its media functionality growing from the server side to direct connection, the Thecus N2560 NAS Server bridges the gap between storage devices and HTPCs. So much so, in fact, that it may actually replace the need for an HTPC if XBMC provides the functionality that you need. And at [a reasonable price] that makes the N2560 a very attractive option.”
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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.