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“The N5550 has a long list of very strong points”
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10/31/2013-Coming in at the end of October was TechPowerUp's 21 page review of the 5-bay Thecus® N5550 tower, designed for SMB. With a final score of 8.5/10, TechPowerUp found the N5550 to be “very reasonably priced” and to have “one of the top price/performance ratios in its category.

This NAS sets itself apart

What really makes the N5550 stand out amongst its peers is its CPU and available memory. Equipped with an Intel® Atom™ processor and  2GB RAM, double the usual amount found in similar units, expectations were high for the N5550's ability to serve multiple users quickly and efficiently. While reviewing the unit, other hardware features that impressed TechPowerUp were the various media ports (HDMI, VGA, and audio), high build quality, dual gigabit ports (“which can be linked to provide increased performance or higher reliability”), front USB 3.0 port, and LSD display (which “boosts usability”).

Beyond the material features, the N5550's software and performance were also on good form. ThecusOS5, the unit's native operating system, was found to be incredibly responsiveand included “all the necessary tools to get the job done well.” The supported official and third-party modules were ample, and there were even apps with which users could access the N5550 via their Android and iOS smartphones. Given a price tag of under $500, it makes sense that the reviewer found the N5550 to have “one of the top price/performance ratios in its category.”

Settling on a grade of 8.5/10, the article concludes with a recommendation to put the N5550 on your list if “you are looking for a reliable and quite fast NAS with strong hardware that won't empty your bank account.” 

Thanks to Aris and the rest of the TechPowerUp team for the thorough review.  

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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.