02/19/2010 – The five-bay N5500 NAS from storage leader Thecus® Technology is the NAS to beat for small businesses that need strong performance and security for their data. In their latest review, Bjorn3D got their hands on the N5500, and when all was said and done, walked away thoroughly impressed with the device. In fact, Bjorn3D editors gave the N5500 an 8 out of 10 rating and their Seal of Approval, saying “The Thecus N5500 NAS is a great contender for your next business NAS purchase.”
The N5500 combines smart design with some powerful hardware: "I think Thecus did a good job styling it. The cutout for the lights will help you diagnose any issues with the unit with a simple glance. There are also buttons on the front so you can look up different information on the units LCD screen...The heat sink with the fan on it is the systems CPU (Intel Celeron M 1.86 GHz), under that is the NB heat sink. If you look to the left you can see the 1 GB of RAM. These are the same type of DIMM's that laptops take…It is worth noting that they included a DDR2 800 MHz DIMM, showing that they did not cheap out when it comes to RAM."
As a Thecus® NAS, the N5500 offers superior performance: "Right off the bat the NAS posts up some pretty good scores. When we move to RAID 5, the scores look even better! Again the NAS posts up some great results. With these speeds, you can be sure that your data will get to any computer on your network extremely fast, even if there are multiple people accessing it…The speeds that the unit was able to achieve are great for being over a network, and the benefits are just what some are looking for. You can easily hook this unit up to your office network, and let all of your employees save important documents to the unit. The ability to run RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 is a great advantage, as it gives you the choice of speed or data safety. So if your production is directly related to how fast you can transfer files, then RAID 0 or 5 is a good choice. If you want to make sure that you do not lose any of your data, then a RAID 1 system is just what you're looking for. In this way, the N5500 is an almost unbeatable NAS."
So what's the final word? "The Thecus N5500 NAS is a great contender for your next business NAS purchase. Whether you're a company with 20 employees, or a company with a hundred, you can be sure that this NAS will be a fast reliable unit...This unit fits in excellent in its class, delivering excellent performance."
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Thecus® Technology Corp. specializes in IP Storage Server solutions, including Network Attached Storage (NAS) , DAS, External Storage and Wireless Media NAS (Bank ) products. The company was established in 2004 with the mission to make technology as transparent and easy-to-use as possible, and to make products that are not only the best on the market, but are accessible to experts and novices alike. With a best-in-class R&D team highly experienced in storage hardware and Linux software and with a keen customer focus, Thecus® stays close to the market to develop high-quality products to fulfill the storage Server needs of today's world.
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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.