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“Thecus Technology Corp. is one of the very few storage solutions manufacturers that offer not only Linux based NAS but NAS working on Windows Storage Server as well.”
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iXBT – one of the leading media in the Russian industry of information technology. It provides a sophisticated platform for professional information sharing. Not long ago the IXBT team reviewed the Thecus W4000+, this time they had a look at the W2810PRO. “Thecus is one of the very few storage solutions manufacturers that offer not only Linux based NAS but NAS working on Windows Storage Server as well.”


The W2810PRO is a two-bay NAS, built on quad-core Intel Braswell CPU, powerful enough to support an effective operation of Windows Storage Server software, and equipped with 4GB RAM, built-in SSD for OS storage, two Gigabit ports and three USB 3.0 ports. The package includes a license for 50 users or devices, Active Directory service support, Azure and Office 365 cloud services, as well as secured remote access. “If we compare this NAS with popular models on the market, from the hardware platform point of view we can conclude it is modern and fast.”


“The key feature of this NAS is its operation on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. This solution supports the majority of the server technologies offered by Microsoft, including Azure, Data Deduplication, BitLocker and Storage Spaces, and can take a role of an Active Directory, DNS, DHCP and WINS server. We would like to emphasize the license which is offered in the package and cover 50 users, what is more than enough for the majority of the scenarios.”

“Thus, the W2810PRO will be a very good solution mostly for those who are interested in working with Microsoft software (and has an appropriate experience in that) for support of the small offices or integration into the bigger infrastructure. To purchase this NAS and then change the software is technically possible but for us this kind of idea looks quite strange, as Microsoft Windows Server itself is quite expensive and has already been calculated by Thecus into the price of this unit.”

“The W2810PRO is actually a compact x86-PC unit, which in addition can accommodate two 3.5″ HDDs. The heart of its modern hardware platform is a quad-core Intel SoC. (…) The chassis external design is quite standard for this kind of NAS, however, it supports HDD “hot swap” and some noise reduction solutions.”

We would like to thank Alexander Vorobiev and the whole IXBT team for cooperation.
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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.