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CNET Logo05/05/2010The reliable and feature-packed Thecus® N4200 is quickly becoming the favorite NAS device for both small businesses and media enthusiasts. CNET recently put the N4200 to the test, and after they were through with their analysis, editors were highly impressed with what it could do. In fact, they gave it a final score of 3.5 stars out of 5, and a rating of Very Good!

Plenty of features and smart design are hallmarks of Thecus® products: "The server is the first we've seen that includes a backup battery module, a dual disk-on-module (DOM) design, and the ability to host both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch SATA hard drives. It also has plenty of USB and eSATA ports and a very well-thought-out hard-drive-bay design...We love the N4200's hard-drive-bay design. Unlike the Synology DS410, which requires you to take it apart to install or replace the hard drives, the N4200's drive bays are front accessible, meaning that its hard drives can be quickly replaced when the server is still running."

ISO Mounting is also a big plus: "The most interesting and unusual feature that the N4200 offers is ISO Mount, where you can mount ISO 9660-standard files. Once mounted, the contents of the ISO file are available to network users in the form of a read-only folder within the share folder where the ISO file resides. This is a very convenient feature if you want to access the contents of ISO files without having to burn them into CDs. Keeping data in ISO format is also a good way to compress it to save storage space. "

The N4200 is no slouch when it comes to performance: "Performance is where the N4200 excels. The server is one of the fastest NAS servers we've reviewed. We tested the server in both RAID 5 and RAID 0 configurations, as these are the most popular setups. In RAID 0, the configuration optimized for performance at the expense of data integrity, the device topped our charts on the write test with 757.1Mbps; this is almost as fast as a USB 3.0 external hard drive and significantly faster than the Synology DS410's score...The Thecus N4200 worked very quietly during our testing process, emitting almost no noise in a regular working environment."

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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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