01/02/2012- Computer DIY has long been familiar with Thecus products and put more than a few threw their testing process. Products like the N0204, D0204, N4100PRO, and N2200XXX have all emerged with strong accolades showing their standing in the market as innovative, powerful, and groundbreaking network storage. This time around they wanted to try something new, so their testing of the N5200XXX included iSCSI connectivity to get the best of both worlds: testing a powerful feature and educating their readers.
They touched on a few introductory points of the N5200XXX before getting into the meat of the test: "The N5200XXX is a 5-bay tower NAS. Included in the package is a power supply, to the rear are 4 USB slots as well as an eSATA slot, and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports to simultaneously support two network connections. The front panel has a special flip door covering the five hard drives. These are designed to be able to be locked to avoid data theft. Underneath this there is a OLED screen that shows current operation status and basic information."
In the end, the editor gave reasons why the N5200XXX is in his good graces: "In most people's computers, data is not backed up to a server or cloud service, but rather put on a flash drive in case of a crash. For information users forgot to back up, there's nothing they can do but cry. With iSCSI, users can easily use remote storage as virtual local hard drives, letting users keep the backup data methods that they're used to. Using a NAS's RAID functionality can let users have even more data protection so they don't need to fear that if their computer crashes, their data will follow."
See the full review in the November 2011 edition of Computer DIY magazine, p190-192.
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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.