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Powerful and speedy 2-bay NAS with USB 3.0 and HDMI output
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08/29/2012 – The Thecus® N2800 NAS is small yet powerful. The unit takes advantage of the latest Intel® Atom CPU with 2GB of DDR3 RAM to ensure fast response. Some elements to showcase include HDMI output for media playback, USB 3.0 and 2-bays for the ability to reach up to 8TB of storage capacity! eTeknix tests and reviews the nifty Thecus® N2800 and results shows success!


  • Local Display
  • LED status screen
  • HDMI and USB 3.0
  • File copy to NAS
  • HD playback & record

Local Display

With the release of the new ThecusOS 5.0, users have the ability to directly display their Thecus® N2800 to a HDTV. Local Display module simply eliminates the need to utilize a computer or notebook to manage data on a screen. Simply attach your Thecus® NAS to TV via HDMI, connect mouse and keyboard to NAS via USB and start navigating. In addition, users are even able to contact to their NAS via mobile device: Hippo Lite and Valence mobile.

LED status screen

The N2800 has a front LED screen that provides easy monitoring; users are able to view NAS status with just a glance. It shows “activity LEDs for both drives, LAN and WAN connections, USB and the SD card reader.”

HDMI and USB 3.0

Innovative I/O such as HDMI and USB 3.0 enhances the user experience, even the small 2-bay N2800 includes these I/O. HDMI goes hand in hand with local display, in fact, users are able to display HD movies, listen to music, browse photos and even watch live TV (with a TV-Tuner) with third-party multimedia players.

Superior file copy to NAS 

Testing file copy to NAS is significant when comparing NAS results. For the Thecus® N2800, results are staggering. The little 2-bay N2800 pushes the limits when it comes to showing off transfer speeds, without signs of holding back.

“Typically we find RAID0 to be the drive configuration that achieves the best result in this test scenario; however we are surprised to see JBOD pushing the performance for a 2 bay device at 130.3 MB/s.”

HD playback & record

HD playback and record is tested and benchmarked at 96.70MB/s under JBOD, results show that the N2800 delivers pure performance. 

“The HD playback and record test now put the drive under the same single record and playback tests as before, but now at the same time. This will factor for the quick changes needed to switch between reading and writing two large blocks of data across the network to the device.”


The Thecus® N2800 is a simple entry NAS that doesn't skimp on performance and features. Benchmark results show that transfers speeds topping over 130MB/s is noteworthy. As eteknix simply puts it, “Bottom line, the N2800 offers up a great range of features for the first time user in a simple, compact system that packs an impressive performance punch for a device of its size, and this has truly made it worthy of awarding it our bang for buck award.”

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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.