Date: June 25th, 2008
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thecus
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL AND WALKTHROUGH
Around back, we have a large exhaust fan that and lots of connectivity options. There is an expansion slot for a proprietary card but according to Thecus this isn't supported on the N3200, so it's essentially useless. Holding the “reset” button in for 10 seconds restores all settings to factory defaults in the event of any configuration errors.
The bottom has four rectangular rubber feet to keep the unit from sliding around. Since it will be housing sensitive devices like hard drives, it's important that it remain stable at all times.
PRODUCT INSTALLATION AND TESTING
The front panel has to be removed in order to install hard drives and it easily pops off by pushing the panel upward. Thumbscrews are unscrewed to release the rails…
…and then the rails are attached to the drives, allowing them to then be inserted into the N3200. This process is very similar to installing a hard drive into a case.
With the drives installed, the NAS is ready to be powered up and configured. After turning it on and inserting the setup CD…