09/07/2015- According to iTexpert opinion, administration of NAS is quite a complicated task as it requires professional skills to work with sophisticated software. However, the journalists acknowledge, that “this tradition gets broken by Thecus Windows NAS series working on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, developed as result of collaboration between Thecus and Microsoft”.
NAS W4000+ can accommodate 4 hard drives up to 8 TB each and equipped with 4 Gb RAM and Intel Atom D2701 processor.
According to engineers of iTexpert, “it is more than enough to connect a monitor to Thecus W4000+, and then using Dashboard interface (inherited from Windows Server 2012 R2) make all the necessary settings and administration operations. System administrator working with Windows will do all this automatically, as for an average user he will easily learn how to use all the basic functions”.
Thecus offers efficient solutions for remote access to NAS (including remote access from mobile devices), this technology is successfully realized in Thecus Windows NAS as well. According to iTexpert, the procedure of registration and working with Microsoft Remote Web Access is extremely easy and quick.
"Additional benefit of Microsoft OS – support of cloud-based services Office 365 and Azure, including mechanisms of data backup in Azure Backup. Possibilities are more than in local backup systems. Cloud backup doesn't duplicate the data and the information is encrypted if necessary. The function is not free, but not expensive, and really necessary for the very important data.”
The test of W4000+ was done based on the utility Intel NAS Performance Toolkit. NAS was connected via Ethernet. Four Seagate hard drives formatted in NTFS were installed. As for the storage configuration, RAID 5 was chosen. As a result the speed of backup from the server showed as 75,2 Мb/s, backup on server – 64,4 Мb/s. As iTexpert specialists acknowledge: “The result deserves a good rating”
Intel NAS Performance Toolkit (network 1 Gbit/s), Мb/s:
- Backup from the server: 75,2
- Backup on server: 64,4
“Thecus W4000+ can perform a role of NAS or a complete file server for a small business. A range of functions, utilities, and administration tools will be highly appreciated by any user familiar with Windows servers.”
NAS W4000+ is given an award “Expert`s Choice”.
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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.