12/21/2010 – After many testing many NAS, Norway's Nettverk & Komm finally found one that filled all the gaps and satisfied all possible storage needs and wants. They found that the Thecus N4200 combined power, stability, and industry-leading innovation.
The back-up Mini-UPS is the first in a line of features that sets the N4200 apart: "Perhaps the biggest innovation in relation to competing solutions is a lithium battery that is included in the box...In previous tests, the Synology Disk Station DS1010 + among others, we have noted that the power supply may be a weak point if the solution is used in a business...Thecus has solved this in an elegant manner."
Maintaining the integrity of the system and protecting your data are paramount, and that's why Dual-DOM protection is so important: “Thecus has also integrated another security feature that can provide good insurance. The N4200's system software and settings are doubled up on two flash memory drives. A so-called Disk-On-Module (DOM) contains the system software. If this fails, the other DOM automatically reprograms the primary DOM so that the device will still work.”
You can't overestimate the value of ease of use and accessibility: "After the battery was in place, we started the unit and the configuration of the NAS. It all took place without drama and with the included software it was easy to reach the user interface. We installed the drives and created a volume for our testing. The user interface is intuitive and easy to work, and it did not take long before we had a shared resource up and running."
The N4200 truly is a NAS that covers all the bases: "All in all, we think this is a good package when we look at functionality, the built-in UPS and the expandability."
For the full review, check out the November 2010 issue of Nettverk & Komm.
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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.