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“It's more practical to let the NAS work as a classic fileserver and offer extra-modules for function-expansions”
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07/24/2013 The renowned German computer magazine has reviewed the Thecus® N10850 in the context of their testing-series of compact and efficient NAS-systems. The measured transfer-rates are very solid and placed the N10850 in the top 3 spots in every category in terms of read and write speeds and its boasting of a powerful Intel® Xeon® E3-1225 3.1GHz Processor with quad core technology.

The Thecus® N10850 has received great praise for its power and functionalities: the ability of link aggregation is viewed very positively and it even surpasses the expectations by outperforming the competitor's transfer speeds of link aggregation.

Out-of-the-box, the Thecus® N10850 only possesses classic fileserver-functionalities, which C't didn't perceive as a weak point, as it ensures the basic functionality and data security, unlike some devices from the competition that are filled with additional modules, creating more security vulnerabilities. A wide range of additional modules are available for download either from Thecus® themselves or from the large 3rd party developer community. One of these modules is XBMC which enables multimedia-functionalities for the N10850. With this module the NAS can leverage one of the devices' other strong points: the HMDI output. The combination of the module and the HDMI-output enables HD-media streaming directly to a TV.
Other notable point includes its exceptional performance in a Storage Area Network (SAN) environment, thanks to its iSCSI thin provisioning capability and configurable GPIO-outputs.

“The N10850 is the only device in this review-series that is able to act as an iSCSI initiator in order to implement virtual hard disks. Additional hardware-advantages include the possibility to upgrade the device with an 10-Gbit-ethernet card.”

You can read the full German review in the #16, 2013 issue of the print magazine c't.

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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.