11/27/2013- Based on an Intel™ Atom® processor and 2GB of DDR3 RAM, the 5-bay Thecus® N5550 was reviewed by Gadget Gear and received an excellent score of 8 out of 10, which means it earned their Silver Award!
The review opens with a by now almost typical unboxing. And right away, Gadget Gear was positively surprised, noting that “in terms of equipment Thecus does well”. As the power supply is incorporated in the device itself, only a power cable is needed to provide the NAS with power. Along with all the other standard software contents of a NAS, the driver disc also contains useful software such as the backup solution Acronis True Image Personal Edition.
Next, Gadget Gear's editor looked at the external specs of the Thecus® N5550. At the front there is a USB 3.0 port and at the back there are 2 network connection ports that permit Link Aggregation. The NAS's network connection speed can therefore be easily increased by connecting a second network cable.
The Thecus® N5550's range of uses can be expanded with the help of easy to install apps. The whole collection can be found in the Thecus® NAS App Center. At the time of writing, the App Center consisted of 234 available first and third party apps, and is the biggest app center for NAS devices in the world (with more than twice as many apps as competing NAS app stores).
Also equipped with an HDMI port, the Thecus® N5550 can be connected directly to an HDTV so that media can be easily enjoyed in high definition. And because media players such as XBMC are available as modules on the App Center, setting up such media centers is child's play even for non-experienced users. If there's no HDTV nearby, media-streaming is also possible thanks to PLEX.
Gadget Gear summed up the strong points of the Thecus® N5550 as follows:
The hardware is of high quality
Drive trays can be locked
HDMI and VGA output
USB 3.0 port on the front
Simple and quick installation procedure
Many mobile apps
Special thanks to Arjan Olsder and the rest of Gadget Gear's team for the review and award!
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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.