09/22/2008 – The N5200BR five-bay NAS from Thecus is has been the NAS of choice for many enthusiasts for over a year. Recently, Legit Reviews managed to wrangle one of these units for their test bed, and in the end, discovered that the N5200BR is a very capable NAS, delivering strong performance and excellent data security to boot!
First, Legit Reviews takes a glance at the hardware: "The Thecus N5200 uses an Intel Celeron M processor running at 600MHz and 256MB of DDR memory for powerful data-processing capabilities. The N5200 has the capacity for five 3.5" SATA hard disks for over 5TB! To keep data secure, the N5200 features various RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD. Managing your RAID array is easy with the N5200's built-in RAID management features, including auto rebuild, hot swap, hot spare, disk roaming, and more...The Thecus N5200 NAS server has a ton of features that make it a solid choice for most home or business applications!"
In fine Thecus tradition, the performance was top-notch: "I uploaded the game demos Devil May Cry 4 and Race Driver: GRID to the Thecus N5200BR and noted that the upload speeds topped out at around 33Mbps to 34Mbps, which isn't too shabby. Once the files were uploaded to the network attached storage server, I then downloaded them to a new location on the client machine. The download speed was quicker and the top speed seen was 46Mbps during the download."
Problem-free and easy-to-setup: "The Thecus N5200BR that I used in this article was my first time using a Network Attached Storage server and it was a positive experience at the end of the day...The use and features of the Thecus N5200 were impressive and this is partly due to the fact that it has been on the market now for well over a year."
The Legit Bottom Line: "The Thecus N5200BR is fairly easy to setup and has all the features that you need in order to back up your data and keep it secure, thanks to double redundancy."
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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.