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A low cost redundant backup solution for your notebook or desktop
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10/06/2008 – Keeping data safe should be one of the number one priorities when choosing a storage solution. If you need redundancy, a simple external hard disk isn't going to cut it. This is when a DAS device like the Thecus N2050 can be the ideal solution. PlanetX64 took a close look at the N2050 and found a lot to like, saying that it is "a great device if you are looking for a low cost redundant backup solution for your notebook or desktop."

First an introduction to the N2050: "The market for external drives is a busy one. It seems like everyone has at least one and they all are about the same in terms of performance. Granted some are better quality than others but they all pretty much fall into the same level of speed, size, etc. So what happens to those of us that want faster, or larger, or heaven forbid fault tolerance? Well it is a pretty easy answer; you grab an external box that has RAID 1 support. Thecus has a box like this; the N2050UD, it has dual connectivity (e-SATA and USB 2.0), Dual-drive support and can run in either RAID 0 or 1 without the need for complicated setup."

The N2050 is an excellent value: "The N2050UD is not exactly dirt cheap but it is less than most others on the market and in most cases much easier to use. The fact that it does ship with an add-in e-SATA card also helps offset the price. Considering the fact that you can get 250GB SATA drives for around $70 this makes the N2050UD look even more attractive."

The verdict from PlanetX64: "My thoughts on the Thecus N2050 are pretty straight forward. It is a great device if you are looking for a low cost redundant backup solution for your notebook or desktop. With the ability to use both e-SATA and USB 2.0 you have a good deal of flexibility to throw around. The included e-SATA card adds value to an already well priced device. If you are looking for fast drive performance you might want to look elsewhere but if you are looking for data redundancy for personal files, pictures home video etc. The Thecus should be on your list."

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About Thecus
Thecus® Technology Corp. specializes in IP Storage Server solutions, including Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Wireless Media Bank products. The company was established in 2003 with the mission to make technology as transparent and easy-to-use as possible, and to make products that are not only the best on the market, but are accessible to experts and novices alike. With a best-in-class R&D team highly experienced in storage hardware and software and with a keen customer focus, Thecus® stays close to the market to develop high-quality products to fulfill the storage needs of today's world.
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About Thecus®
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.

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