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The 6-bay NAS from the TopTower series tested by
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10/11/2012For their latest NAS review, the French IT website decided to test one of the most innovative NAS available on the market, the N6850 of the TopTower series from Thecus®. With 6 bays of storage powered by an Intel® Pentium® G620 processor, a great connectivity and a slick design, the N6850 saw itself being awarded 4 stars out of 5.


  • Native RAID encryption
  • XFS Support
  • Intuitive UI

“The network performances were met as expected” did more than simply pull apart the N6850 and point out the good material. They actually challenged the NAS to see what kind of transfer speed could be achieved. Good performances were expected and they were met! For writing speed of a 7GB massive file to the NAS, the N6850 pulled off a 111.9 MB/s in RAID mode 0 and 106.5MB/s in RAID 5 using the FTP protocol! Thanks to its Intel® Pentium® G620 processor teamed up with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, the N6850 shows that it can meet professional needs.

Complete connectivity

As mentioned by, the N6850 offers more than most NAS. “The back panel gives the impression to be looking at a computer as it features 3 audio ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports and 2 USB 2.0, 1 eSATA port, 2 RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port with mention LAN/WAN clearly identified, 1 port HDMI and one port RS232 to monitor the NAS.”'s conclusion

“This Thecus N6850 is a big NAS for SMB who's looking for an efficient storage and network sharing solution, coming from both the managing side and the flexible configuration of the RAID volumes. For those who are mainly concerned about security and confidentiality of their data, they will be able to appreciate the native RAID encryption at the construction of the volume. Finally, this NAS is positioned as an interesting storage solution that will have to be considered while shopping for such a device.”

For the full review (in French), go to:,test-thecus-n6850-nas-stockage-reseau-hdd-disque-dur-gigabit,532145,1.htm

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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.