06/21/2011 – The German PC Magazin's latest NAS roundup brought together a number of the big shots in the NAS industry to see where everybody stands in 2011. Speeds are increasing, prices are dropping, and UI's are getting better and easier to use. After a thorough round of testing, the 4-bay Thecus N4200PRO took first place in the contest, beating out QNAP, Synology, Buffalo, NetGear, Iomega, and Seagate with impressive speed, great connectivity, a powerful user interface, a backup battery, and the best price/performance value.
The performance is excellent, pushing the limits of 1Gb Ethernet: “The Thecus N4200Pro with Atom D525 processor had very good performance; also, in RAID-5 configuration it scraped the limit of Gigabit Ethernet capacity.”
The connectivity allows many devices to be connected with simple user privilege controls: “Exemplary here is the Thecus, which offers six USB ports and two eSATA ports. This allows the NAS to be further expanded considerably, as shares and user rights are also applied to USB and eSATA disks.”
Thecus pulled out in front as the best NAS under 500 Euros: “Thecus wins by a razor, also lying at the very front of the price-performance evaluation. A brisk 4-Bay NAS with all the trimmings for just under 500 is for those who do not want to go into the depths of the Administration Server, a tempting offer.”
See the full review in the July issue of the German edition of PC Magazin.
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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.