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“A good choice for those wanting a NAS Server, a DAS or an iSCSI for a reasonable price”
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11/02/2009With a beefy CPU and a full gigabyte of RAM, the Thecus® N5500 is a five-bay storage powerhouse. recently had the chance to put the N5500 under the microscope, and after scrutinizing each and every feature it had to offer, walked away very impressed. They especially liked its multiple storage options, dual DOM redundancy, and stellar performance, all wrapped in a very attractive package.

More storage options mean more flexibility for users: "The Thecus N5500 supports up to 10TB of storage in its 5 bay system. The N5500 supports RAID 1, 0, 5, 6, 10 and, multiple RAID volumes and JBOD modes, meaning that the N5500 has the ultimate in flexibility with various configurations of hard disk drives. With five drive bays you can have various configurations of drives."

The N5500 bumps performance up several notches: "Thecus has upgraded the system inside the N5500 from their earlier incarnations. The Celeron M 1.5GHz CPU found in the N5200 has been upgraded to a 1.86GHz Celeron M. The memory has been doubled from 512MB to 1GB. The upgrade to the hardware is nice but as a file server and a NAS unit the upgrade to the memory should improve performance more than the CPU."

The verdict? "Thinking about the NAS Server space has to offer, Thecus is a company that has made the Home NAS Server a reality for many people. The N5500 has updated specifications compared to earlier Thecus units with an updated processor, double the RAM and two DOMs which allow the system to boot when one of the DOMs fails. Thecus's N5500 is available online for around $899, making it a good choice for those wanting a NAS Server, a DAS or an iSCSI for a reasonable price."

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About Thecus®
Thecus® Technology Corp. specializes in IP Storage Server solutions, including Network Attached Storage (NAS) , DAS, External Storage and Wireless Media NAS (Bank ) products. The company was established in 2004 with the mission to make technology as transparent and easy-to-use as possible, and to make products that are not only the best on the market, but are accessible to experts and novices alike. With a best-in-class R&D team highly experienced in storage hardware and Linux software and with a keen customer focus, Thecus® stays close to the market to develop high-quality products to fulfill the storage Server needs of today's world.
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