03/02/2009 – Thecus® Technology produces the most flexible NAS units on the market. Recently, BitCity managed to get a hold of the N4100PRO NAS device, Thecus' revamp of the classic four-bay N4100. Editors put the N4100PRO through a series of rigorous tests, looking to see if the N4100PRO stood up to the hype. In the end, BitCity couldn't find any negative points, saying that “the N4100PRO is quiet, quick to setup and fully customizable.”
BitCity admired the ergonomics of the N44100PRO: "Thecus N4100PRO is a Network Attached Storage device that offers reduced power consumption and a high level of customization options. The use of a AMD Geode LX800 processor, which accounts for only 1.8 Watts of energy consumption, has allowed the use of an almost entirely passive cooling system. For this reason the noise is much reduced. The front panel diagnostic LED is enhanced with a backlit LCD display that allows real-time operating conditions and the main options for configuring the NAS."
Storage is what the N4100PRO does best, and BitCity praised the N4100PRO's storage options and solid construction: "The bay housing the discs are very solid, while the hot-swap sleds metal covered with a plastic support to facilitate the sliding, are equipped with locks to prevent accidental removal of the disks. The possible RAID configurations are 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD. Among these options is certainly interesting RAID 10 (mirroring + striping) and RAID 6, which uses two disks for checking equality."
The N4100PRO comes packed with many useful features: "Another particularly interesting in this product is the internal power supply that reduces clutter and increases the compactness of the Thecus N4100PRO. 803.2ad Link Aggregation allows you to configure both network cards as if they were one, greatly increasing the ability to transfer data .Of note is the possibility to make ISO images of CD / DVD directly available to users on the NAS file system, an interesting feature that allows you to facilitate data sharing."
The verdict: "Thecus N4100 PRO is quiet, quick to setup and fully customizable. It is suitable for small businesses that need a file server without an exorbitant price tag."
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Thecus® Technology Corp. specializes in IP Storage Server solutions, including Network Attached Storage (NAS) , DAS, External Storage and Wireless Media NAS (Bank ) products. The company was established in 2004 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 Linux software and with a keen customer focus, Thecus® stays close to the market to develop high-quality products to fulfill the storage Server needs of today's world.
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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.