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“Thecus NAS with low cost per gigabyte performs well”
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10/26/ is a Belgium news media that specializes in computers, telecommunications, audio, digital photography, hi-fi, video and technology. When it comes to NAS testing, they have seen their share in all sizes and shapes. For their latest NAS review, DiskIdee took the TopTower N8850 in their lab and tested without any reserves. The outcome: 4 stars out of 5 and performances that left a good impression.


Technical Characteristics

After reviewing the aesthetics of the N8850, went on by describing the technical features of this data center. “Technically, the Thecus TopTower N8850 is well equipped.” This is in reference to the Intel® Core™ i3 processor and the 4 GB of DDR3 RAM memory, the dual RJ-45 Ethernet controller and the heavy RAID mode compatibility (0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD) to only name a few. But furthermore, as DiskIdee point out: “The NAS can be expanded with a 10GbE Fiber / 10GBASE-T PCI-e card, so the system is ready for the future.”

Intel NASPT Benchmarks

When it comes to figuring out if a NAS can bring good performance to your enterprise, the Intel NAS Performance toolkit's benchmarks are a good reference. After installing 3-SSD disks and setting the volume space in RAID 5, preferred set-up for better results, and the test were performed 5 times and the average of the results was gathered. Scoring an impressive 214.8 MB/s in HD video playback and 243.6 MB/s for copying files to the NAS, the N8850 comes out of the test with a 98% overall score for speed and 89% in value for money. “The Thecus TopTower N8850 NAS server converts very high scores, making it the best performing NAS server we've tested recently.”


“The Thecus TopTower N8850 is an extremely high-performance NAS server that was built with solid hardware. The system can accommodate up to eight hard drives and is therefore suitable for larger SMEs / SME. All possible connections are provided and the manufacturer provided no less than four USB 3.0 ports. The operating system ThecusOS is very user friendly and provides all the necessary features for professional use. In short, the ideal business NAS.”

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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.