04/13/2011 – The international online electronics media TweakTown has finally had a chance to look at the Thecus N4200PRO, Thecus's latest initiate into the 4-bay performance NAS market. After careful examination, they gave unequivocal confirmation that because the N4200PRO has more features and functionality at a much lower price than the closest competition while not sacrificing any performance, it is the best NAS on the market.
TweakTown immediately related the importance of the Thecus-exclusive Mini-UPS backup battery: “…we still feel that the best feature on the N4200 Series is the battery backup that keeps your data safe even when an outage occurs. Thecus is the only manufacturer including this feature in this category of NAS servers and it gives Thecus a really big selling point over the competition…Most users don't have a battery backup system in their home or small office and for those the N4200PRO is undoubtedly your best choice in the four bay NAS market.”
The N4200PRO's OLED display is another one-of-a-kind feature: “The N4200PRO has another unique feature not found on NAS servers in this price category. The dual display has an innovative OLED display on the top of the front that gives users a clarity never before seen on a NAS server. The [other] display running along the right side of the NAS shows us information related to the drives and network connections.”
The combination of high performance, low price, and functionality brings it all together in a competition-killing package: “The last set of tests is the file copy group. Here [as in previous tests] we also see both [the QNAP TS-459 Turbo and the N4200PRO] NAS servers performing at nearly identical levels. The Thecus N4200PRO does cost 100 USD less and includes a battery backup system, though…It is pretty amazing to see the Thecus N4200PRO approach 100MB/s write speed - you can write several video streams at the same time with 100MB/s available.”
Their summary says it all: “The Thecus N4200PRO improves on the original N4200 design and is still the best choice for the 4-bay market. The price is better than we'd expect and the features are still far beyond anything else on the market.”
See the full review here: Tweaktown N4200PRO review
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