11/12/2012 – The Thecus® N6850 TopTower NAS benchmarks extremely well during eTeknix's test and review. The 6-bay tower sports an Intel® Pentium® processor and 2GB of RAM.
From a performance point of view, the Thecus® N6850 executes well. Overall throughput is increased and in addition, navigating the admin panel is smooth and seamless.
eTeknix points out a highlight, the ability to create RAID50. “I'm surprised that we've not seen this particular type of array on other systems until now, but what is clear is that its advantages are transparent. RAID5 is fundamental due to its ability to continue running with a dropped drive, although it does suffer from a lack of performance as we know and RAID0 is pretty much the standard if blazing speed is what you're after but suffers from an incapacity to withstand a dropped drive and thus data loss. Combining to two together by striping two RAID5 arrays together is a great balance and gives the benefits of both.”
The Thecus® N6850 has shown that it means true performance, as it is the first TopTower model, overall performance increases as we move up on to the N8850 and N10850 with better processors and more RAM. In short, “On the whole I'm very impressed with the TopTower range of systems and if this is what is on offer on the bottom end of the range, then things can only but get better with the 8 and 10 bay offerings. If you're after a NAS that offers up business class performance, with the scope for future upgrades of memory or network connectivity and has just a little bit of style if its going to be out and on show, then the N6850 and the rest of the TopTower range will easily get my vote and is well justified by its price.”
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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.