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“The N6850 doesn't hold back when it comes to performance!”
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07/23/2012 – SmallNetBuilder releases their  thorough performance benchmark test for the Thecus® TopTower N6850 NAS. The tower equips a powerful Intel® Pentium® G620 CPU paired with 2GB DDR3 RAM. Indeed, hardware is where this device truly shines, “with four full-sized DIMM slots, which support memory up to 16 GB,” the TopTower N6580 is seen as the best NAS available on the market. Also, 10GbE allows for rapid fast transfers and for the price, performance is overwhelming. 


  • Touch panel
  • Innovative hardware
  • Slim DVD/CD-drive expansion
  • Superb benchmark results
  • 10 GbE rapid transfer speeds

Touch Panel convenience

An advance touch panel screen located on the top front makes managing your Thecus® NAS a great experience. With clear navigation buttons: back, next, enter and escape, Touch Panel is designed for any type of user. Furthermore, not only can users view NAS status but can interactively control and change settings with a simple touch. From locating IP address, rebooting, starting link aggregation and more, Touch Panel offers users more control and flexibility. Features like Touch Panel make Thecus® standout from the crowd, the innovative panel leads the the competition. 

Thecus® N6850's innovative hardware

An area that deserves spotlight is the N6850's internal hardware; many users won't discover the hardware capabilities of the N6850 because they don't dare to glance inside the box. However, thanks to SmallNetBuilder, they included a section in the review to illustrate how advanced the hardware really is.

N6850 board assembly

“The board has one PCIe x8 slot and one PCIe x16 slot working at x8 bandwidth. That's an Intel X520-DA2 10 GbE board in the x8 slot that I used for 10 GbE testing, which is one of the four adapters on Thecus' 10 GbE NIC compatibility list. There are four full-sized DIMM slots, one holding a 2 GB DDR3 1333 DIMM. Thecus says they have tested memory up to 16 GB, which they support, assuming you use memory from the memory compatibility list.”

Slim DVD/CD-Drive expansion

Located above the 6-bays, sits a slot for users to conveniently install a slim DVD/CD-drive to utilize Thecus® Data Burn. NAS data can now be burned directly to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs with Data Burn, this hassle-free module makes burning data to a disk effortless.

Whether you're managing audio, media or essential files; Data Burn copies information fast while significantly reducing waiting time.

Summary of Thecus N6850 benchmarks

“The Benchmark summary below shows pretty consistent Windows File Copy performance for RAID 0, 5 and 10 modes at 107 MB/s, with 104 and 103 MB/s, respectively. File Copy read is also consistent at 106, 105 and 100 MB/s for RAID 0, 5 and 10, respectively.”

RAID10 file copy from NAS

The Thecus® N6850 scores first place on SmallNetBuilder's test with RAID10 file copy from NAS, benchmark results illustrated that the N6580 NAS really lives up to its hype and is driven to perform.

Intel NASPT RAID10 File Copy from NAS

The Thecus® N6850 NAS RAID10 benchmarked at 97.3 MB/s, knocking out all competing participants.

10 GbE benchmark test

The Thecus® N6850 utilizes 10 GbE for fast transfers speeds. Two Intel® X520-DA2 10 GbE boards are attached and put to the test. Results clearly show that the N6850 is an ultimate performance NAS.10 GbE connection speeds allows the N6850 to show off its full potential. 

Thecus N6850 vs. QNAP TS-1079 Pro - 10 GbE connection


Intel® embedded chipset fosters the N6850 to reach the notable numbers above; it's no wonder the Thecus® N6850 does so well. Benchmark results illustrates that the Thecus® N6850 NAS is driven to perform. With the combination of state-of-the-art hardware, innovative software and outstanding features, the N6850 is the ultimate SMB NAS for users who seek pure performance.


All this packaged at a value, the N6850 offers innovation, performance, and true power. Results show that competitors are left in the dust according to NASPT benchmark tests.

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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.