01/16/2013 – X-bit Labs based in the US reviews the legionary Thecus® N4800 NAS. The unit is equipped with an Intel® Atom™ processor and 2GB of RAM to blaze through any tough task thrown at it. The advanced hardware is the sole of the NAS unit, aspects such as the Mini-UPS or back up battery provides security during power failures.
Four bays allow the creation of the popular RAID 5 for the best redundancy and speed. Unlike smaller 2-bay NAS systems which are restricted to JBOD and RAID1, the Thecus® N4800 allows more flexibility in RAID creation and the ability to store up to 16TB of storage capacity; a whooping amount for any SMB or home user.
The N4800 like many other SMB that Thecus® offers comes equipped with HDMI output. This is used for multimedia purposes when paired with local display module and third party media players such as XBMC and VLC. X-bit Labs says, “Thecus' N2800 and N4800 models were the first to support media player capabilities. The add-on modules Local Display, XBMC and VLC enable the integrated Linux graphics environment and use the CPU's graphics core to decode and output video, also in Full HD formats.”
From a performance point of view, the N4800 does exceptionally well. Benchmarking at a constant 125.81MB/s file copy to NAS and 66.8 MB/s file copy from NAS with RAID5. “Thus, the N4800 is quite fast with external disks. Its USB 3.0 interface is most appropriate as it supports on-the-fly connection and disconnection of disks and allows running more devices concurrently than eSATA.
Overall, the Thecus® N4800 is the benchmark 4-bay NAS that sets the standard in the industry. With the unique Mini-UPS, 4-bays for RAID 5 and storage up to 16TB, multimedia features and McAfee antivirus keeps the Thecus N4800 constantly on the upper tier of NAS.
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The N4800Eco (without Mini-UPS) is the new model that replaces the N4800, performance is identical. For more information, go to :http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=83
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.