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Thecus N0204 miniNAS


$200.00 Released April, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Web-based administration means it is compatible with any operating system. Fits dual 2.5" drives - RAID 0 and 1 support, ensures a full copy of your files in the event of a catastrophic disk failure. 2.5" drives mean a smaller, quieter and more energy efficient device.

The Cons:Fits 2.5" drives only - limited capacity and speed (currently maxes out at 1TB - 2 x 500GB, rather than 4TB - 2 x 2TB). Unattractive.

The Thecus N0204 miniNAS is an ultra-compact miniature NAS unit that features two 2.5” SATA drives, allowing for a total capacity of 1TB. Once connected by either Gigabit LAN or optional 802.11b/g WiFi, the unit can be used for UPnP media streaming; for operating an FTP, Bit-Torrent, or iTunes server; and for network printing via a USB-connected printer.

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Plus, an entire household can tap into the N0204 to share photos and other media files. If both SATA drives are filled, then users have the additional option of setting up a RAID configuration for enhanced data security. As for administration, it’s all web-based and can be accessed from any computer, regardless of the operating system.

Features

  • Compact SOHO NAS
  • SATA/USB Storage
  • USB Printing
  • UPnP Media Streaming
  • Gigabit LAN
  • FTP/BT Servers
  • Web Administration

Specifications

  • WAN: 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • Wireless: 802.11b/g (USB Dongle Required)
  • HDD: 2.5” SATA x2
  • HDD Capacity: 80/120/160/200/250/300/400/500GB
  • USB Storage: 2.0 x2
  • RAID Modes: 0, 1, JBOD
  • Transport Protocols: TCP/IP, Appletalk, UPnP
  • File Protocols: SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, AFP
  • Client OS: Win NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista, Mac OS 9/X
  • Download Manager: HTTP/FTP/BT
  • Print Server: USB
  • iTunes Server: AAC, MP3, WAV
  • Photo Web Server: GIF, JPG, BMP, PNG
  • Media Server: UPnP A/V

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    web-based administration means it is compatible with any operating system

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    fits dual 2.5" drives - RAID 0 and 1 support, ensures a full copy of your files in the event of a catastrophic disk failure

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    2.5" drives mean a smaller, quieter and more energy efficient device

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    can be used as a networked bit-torrent client, file server, print server or iTunes server

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    energy efficient compared to a dedicated PC

  • 1

    2 USB ports for adding external storage, adding wireless connectivity, connecting a dumb non-network enabled printer, etc...

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    gigabit network connection

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    capable of connecting wirelessly via USB adapter (sold separately)

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    hot-plug / hot-swap capable, add new storage or rebuild your RAID array after a failure without turning the unit off

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    fanless

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    upgradable firmware

Cons
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    fits 2.5" drives only - limited capacity and speed (currently maxes out at 1TB - 2 x 500GB, rather than 4TB - 2 x 2TB)

  • 0

    unattractive

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