10/19/2015 - When Thecus introduced their Windows Storage Server Essentials NAS series, it aimed to provide users with a robust, affordable storage solution for both home and business users. Bjorn3D took a closer look to see if the hype was true about these unique NAS.
“While there are many great features that can be found on the Thecus W2000+, the two that really stood out to us were the inclusion of an SSD, and a pre-installed copy of Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. While most NAS units feature a Linux-based OS that is installed on some form of local storage, Thecus upped their game and provided fast storage and a premier operating system.”
· “Enhanced Boot Drive: Embedded SSD: Thecus has gone above and beyond by providing an SSD as the installation base for the pre-installed Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials.”
· “Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials: Included, and pre-installed, with the W2000+ is a fully-licensed copy of Microsoft's Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. This latest version of Storage server is designed for small businesses that want to take advantage of cloud services with a NAS appliance. Thecus has a great intro page with a ton of information here: Thecus Windows Storage Server.”
“Overall, the Thecus W2000+ has provided us with a great introduction into the Windows Storage Server realm. We can't believe the value that the combination of Thecus and Microsoft is able to provide in this Windows Storage Server line of products. Not only do you get a 2-bay storage appliance for around $500, but the operating system ($500+ by itself) is loaded on a traditional SSD ($40) for snappy OS operations. It's tough to beat the hardware and software value that is provided in the Thecus W2000+ NAS, which is why we are awarding it the Bjorn3D Best Bang for the Buck Award.”
We would like to thank Ryan Kerschner and the rest of the team at Bjorn 3D 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.