Date: December 1st, 2009
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thecus
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THECUS N0503 INTRODUCTION
One thing I’ve noticed after reviewing several Thecus NAS units is that they aren’t afraid to try new things. They’ve had a lot of “firsts” – they were first to introduce a DAS unit with eSATA support, and then a couple of years ago they were the first company to bring RAID 5 to a home NAS. Today Thecus continues the trend by releasing the N0503 Combo NAS. This unit not only accepts 3.5” SATA hard drives, but also 2.5” drives. Up to 6TB of storage space is supported, so it’s sure to meet or exceed the needs of most home or small office users.
But storage isn’t the only reason to put a NAS on your network. There are so many other features like a media server, print server, and FTP server that can add lots of functionality to your network, and it’s all centralized for easy administration. There’s also lots of security features built in so you can allow or deny access to files or folders based on someone’s user name or group membership. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
So how does this newest offering from Thecus stack up? I’m about to find out.
THECUS CORPORATE PROFILE
In today's networked world, digital content is truly the most precious asset. At Thecus, we take pride in developing innovative storage solutions that keep data safe and secure. Founded in 2004, the Thecus team brings decades of R&D expertise, sales channel development, and a strong customer focus to deliver high-quality products that meet the storage needs of individuals and large organizations alike.
Thecus focuses on hardware and software integration and development, and the core protocols of digital media storage. The result is products that are easier to use and can offer greater connectivity to consumer devices. Thecus envisions greater integration of multimedia data storage for both home and office environments, and we strive to be a pioneer in these fields and provide our users with the products that are second-to-none.
To develop optimal storage solutions for such a wide range of users, Thecus has assembled a best-in-class development team with extensive experience in both storage hardware and software development. By combining engineering expertise with a keen focus on the end-user experience, Thecus builds products that are not only powerful but easy-to-use, making advanced storage products accessible to users of all skill levels. By crafting technology that is transparent as possible, Thecus continues to bring exceptional data storage solutions to individuals and organizations around the world.