may not be a brand you are familiar with, and you may not even be sure how to pronounce their name, but they offer a line of data storage products that has been garnering a good deal of acclaim. The company was founded in 2004, and in the few short years that they have been in business they have grown their product line and international presence greatly.
While they do offer other products, their primary focus is on network attached storage systems designed to meet the varied needs of enterprise, small business, SOHO, and home environments. The product provided for this review is one of their SOHO products, the Thecus N3200 3-Bay SOHO network storage system.
The promotional image above provides a quick look at the N3200. While it might pass for a small form factor computer system, it is actually a network attached storage (NAS) device designed to use three SATA hard drives in either a RAID 0, 1, 5, or JBOD configuration.
Features and Specifications:
Before taking a look at the sample provided for review, let's take a look at some published data on the Thecus N3200 3-Bay SOHO network storage system. The items listed below cover some of the key points on the device, and for a complete list of up-to-date features and specifications, please visit the N3200 product page
on the Thecus website.
Home NAS with RAID5 Protection
- Our most advanced home NAS yet. The N3200 is the first of its kind that offers RAID 5, offering a perfect combination of data security and performance. Enjoy the speed of a striped array with the security of complete data redundancy. What could be better?
Home Application Oriented Features
- The N3200 is perfect for the home. Its Media Server allows easy connections to DLNA-compatible devices. The iTunes® Server offers music streaming throughout the entire home, while the Photo Web Server enables users to share their precious photos anywhere on the network. With the N3200, the digital lifestyle can be fully realized.
- Featuring clean lines and sophisticated styling, the N3200 is equally suited for the study or the living room. It’s distinct design makes it an appliance that users will want to show off.
Easy Disk Management
- Thecus is known for making things simple, and the N3200 is no exception. With its uniquely-designed disk management system, installing and removing disks is a snap, which means that users can spend more time enjoying their digital media and less time setting things up.
- The handy LCD panel makes managing the N3200 easy, even in dimly-lit environments like a living room during a movie screening.
- Optional wireless connectivity via compatible USB dongle allows users to access their media files all without the need for cumbersome wires.
Visiting the link provided above will reveal an extensive list of features, hardware and software specifications, and an index of known compatible hard drives.