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“…it represents a serious alternative in the SMB market.”
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08/24/2011- Speicherguide is a German website dedicated to storage that has reviewed hundreds of products since being established in 2003. Thecus is no exception and Speicherguide has regularly tested Thecus NAS. Things changed a bit this time, since it's about one of the first Thecus enterprise-class NAS: the 10GbE-ready N12000. Let's see what the editor thinks about it.

The Thecus N12000 is the little brother of the N16000.
Both are equipped with High Availability NAS cloning to
maintain near-100% availability and uptime.
The N12000 is one of the few NAS able to handle fast SAS drives, ideally sized for enterprise and the powerful hardware embedded within the N12000. There were no more bottlenecks for Speicherguide to encounter: “Since the N12000 supports link aggregation, we added the two Gigabit connections over a dynamic link together. ... One can therefore assume that the SATA drives represent the bottleneck here. With SAS drives should these values ​​can be improved significantly.”

One should not forget the NAS is not only great at file sharing but also for data backup: “Thecus delivers with the array five licenses of Acronis backup and recovery for Windows servers. The application can be easily and quickly install as usual. In addition to the "simple" backup, you can now create boot drive for full restoration.”

In a nutshell: “With a street price of less than 4,000€ and a five-year warranty, it represents a serious alternative in the SMB market.


  • ISCSI support
  • Protection against multiple drive failure
  • Thin Provisioning
  • iTunes and Media Support
  • Fast and easy setup and administration
  • Expandable via PCIe slots

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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.