Date: June 1st, 2010
Article by: Jackie Mueller (Hardware Reviewer)
Edited By: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Thecus
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THECUS N4200 NAS INTRODUCTION
As storage needs increase, so does the likelihood of a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device finding its way into the home or business network. It's for good reason too – many NAS units are easy to set up and configure, are accessible from any PC on the network, and most offer some form of RAID level for data redundancy. Simply put, centralized storage benefits everyone on the network in many ways.
Thecus has shown us some quality NAS units in the past, and I now have a new offering from them on my desk for review. The N4200 is a beast of a machine, boasting a dual-core Intel Atom 510 CPU, 1GB DDR2 SDRAM, and four drive bays that support up to 8TB of storage space. What really sets this NAS apart from the others however, are the built-in failsafe features. A battery backup keeps the N4200 running in the event of a power outage, and a Disk On Module (DOM) contains a copy of the firmware in the event the primary firmware becomes corrupted.
It's time to take this NAS for a test run and see how it performs.
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, Thecus brand marketing channel development, and a strong customer focus to deliver high-quality products that meet the storage needs of individual, small/medium business and enterprise.
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 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. Thecus' mission is to transform the most sophisticated technology into easy-to-use solutions to introduce comfortable network storage environment to people's everyday life. By crafting technology that is transparent as possible, Thecus continues to bring exceptional data storage solutions to advanced users and organizations around the world.