09/24/2014-Not often do you find an organization advising others to void the warranty on their products. But that's exactly what you find at Modders Inc. With their ethos of getting the most out of everything, the Modders Inc. team took to seeing exactly how much the Thecus N5550 had to offer.
“With multiple people living at home having a large storage pool is almost a need vs. a want especially if the data is important.”
“A small business environment, less than 10 users, is one of the perfect places for the N5550 and business has an even bigger need for large networked storage pools than households do.”
“With the N5550 the options on how you configure that pool depends on your needs. If the data isn't important and you want the maximum speeds possible, maybe a RAID 0 configuration is for you. If you need a little bit of fault tolerance and decent speeds, then maybe you go with a RAID 10 configuration. The configuration is going to depend on the requirements and Thecus has provided a lot of options with the N5550. For me the ability to have a 12 TB RAID 5 array and be able to divide that space up between all the different things I've got going on is important.”
“But handling your storage needs isn't the only thing the N5550 can do. Depending on the applications installed it can be a media hub for the whole house or run as a web development box or even a web proxy server to compliment network security.”
“The empty N5550 can be had for as little as $400.00 and considering its small size, I feel that's a very good price.”
“Thecus has done a great job bringing a lower cost 5 bay NAS to market but didn't sacrifice much in terms of performance. Using the Atom processor allows power draw to be lessened as well as heat and noise.”
“Needless to say I was very impressed with the N5550 and if you need large storage across more than 2 disks, then the N5550 should be on your short list.”
Thanks to Tom Brokaw and everyone at Modders Inc. for the 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.