11/10/2010 – Tom's Hardware Guide has been examining the Thecus N4200 for some time now and has finally been able to put together a comprehensive report detailing every aspect of the 4-bay NAS. They had a lot of positive things to say, but were truly overwhelmed when it came to performance, innovation, and data security.
Keeping your data safe is paramount, that's why the description “Zero Crash with Dual Power NAS” needs plenty of attention:"In a power failure, the Thecus N4200 can shut down all of its hard drives correctly and not lose valuable information. This is a very nice feature, especially if we recall that the large cache keeps a lot of data on the move. After all, everyone knows that in the case of failure, information within the cache memory is erased, irretrievably damaging the file system at high levels of RAID arrays."
At the end of the day, performance, and innovation are what set the N4200 apart from the competition:"We were extremely pleased with the performance results of the N4200, and the presence of media server functionality (DLNA) allows the Thecus N4200 to operate as a bulk music and movie storage unit that plays on compatible players and televisions. Also, do not forget about the ever-expanding flexibility of the N4200 with additional software modules that can easily converted your Thecus N4200 into a video server and much more."
With high quality parts, cutting edge data protection, and forward thinking improvements, the N4200 makes a lasting impression: "We left with a good impression of the Thecus N4200 NAS. All items are made from quality materials. Hard drive trays allow you to set as 3.5 "or 2.5" without any alterations or replacements. The software makes high-reliability devices a modern reality. The availability of Dual Power protects data from power failures."
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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.