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Introducing the benefits of Thecus hardware and Microsoft software
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10/21/2014-With the announcement last month of the award-winning Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS release, Microsoft and Thecus have lain down the gauntlet for the storage industry. Featuring a synergistic combination of powerful hardware and comprehensive software, these latest storage servers are the perfect gateways to enterprise-class storage solutions for home office and SMB users.


  • Backups complete quickly and efficiently, and use less space on your server.
  • Personal data can easily be protected with File History, a new feature of Windows 8 clients, which can be centrally configured and managed from your WSS 2012 R2 Essentials server.

Remote Access

  • Client computers can leverage a VPN connection to remotely join the WSS 2012 R2 Essentials environment without the need to come into the office.

Cloud Services

  • Enables small business to leverage the benefits of cloud services.
  • Integration with Office 365 and Microsoft Azure Backup complements your local server backups with a cloud-based.
  • Messaging and collaboration with Office 365 is also supported.


  • Active Directory Domain Services create a scalable, secure, and manageable infrastructure for user and resource management.
  • Data Deduplication finds and removes duplications within data while avoiding losses in storage fidelity and integrity. This leads to greater storage capabilities and improved data transmission performance.
  • WSS 2012 R2 Essentials is designed to help small businesses operate at the same technology level as much larger organizations, without the added costs and complexities of managing a complicated storage infrastructure.
  • As both truly global companies, Microsoft and Thecus have made sure to include a minimum of 36 interface languages.
  • To ensure the best performance possible, each WSS 2012 R2 Essentials copy is pre-installed on an embedded solid state drive1. These boot drives are independent from the drive bays and allow for seamless setup and integration.

Promising improved usability and productivity, the latest Windows Storage Server NAS from Microsoft and Thecus offer these and countless other tools to those wanting to empower their home office and business data with the pinnacle of modern networking.

Available in the US from mid-November, the recommended MSRP will be $350 for the W2000, $450 for the W4000, and $550 for the W5000.                

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1The 5-bay system includes a 500GB SSHD while the 4 and 2-bay devices have a 64GB SSD.

About Thecus®
Established in 2004, Thecus Technology Corp provides market leading network attached storage and network video recorder solutions, committed to revolutionize how everyone from home user to enterprise level business centrally stores, manages and accesses their digital data both onsite and cloud-based. Thecus strives to deliver continuous innovation through cutting edge technology and design to provide data storage with the most customer-friendly platform, rapid performance and robust security. In May 2016, Thecus was formally acquired by Ennoconn Corporation and thus became part of the Foxconn IPC Technology group. Partnered together this diverse group of companies work in tandem to provide a total IoT (Internet of Things) solution. Now with an unparalleled portfolio to work with, Thecus is collaborating to bring unprecedented change to the network storage industry.