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“Thecus has designed a good NAS which really can be turned into a media player”
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“The N4560, strictly speaking, is a beautiful baby.”


-Reviewing the Thecus® N4560, a 4-bay NAS equipped with the latest NAS-specific Intel® Atom SoC processor, the CE5335, one of France's most influential IT websites found the experience so enjoyable that they gave it their “Cowcot Silver” award.


  • Appearance
  • Multimedia performance
  • Price

The design of the Thecus® N4560 is exemplary, providing great connectivity for a various devices and allowing great functionality. For example, the USB 3.0 means external drives can be connected on the fly to the NAS, thus extending the storage capacity or providing external back-up options. When it came to the disc trays, which can host 3.5” and 2.5” HDDs and SSDs, Cowcotland found more evidence of the N4560's exceptional value: “The trays are protected from theft and accidental removal with individual locks, which is quite smart and more efficient than trying to protect them all by locking a main door.”  

This 4-bay NAS can also be easily managed by another great Thecus® feature, ThecusOS 6. “In terms of the OS everyone has their own opinion, but for my part, I consider all that is necessary for proper functioning to be there - from applications for standard users to those for advanced users.” Paired with outstanding hardware, ThecusOS 6 provides users with unlimited possibilities and exceptional performance. Here is what Cowcotland had to say about the N4560's proficiency at transferring files: “As you can see, the performance is good. One can easily saturate the network interface while performing reading tasks.” 

Finally, something that didn't go unnoticed were the multimedia capabilities of the Thecus® N4560. Not only can the N4560 stream files to your network connected devices with Plex Media, but as it's equipped with an HDMI output, you can also play your stored movies and music directly through your HDTV with XBMC. “Thecus has designed a good NAS which really can be turned into a media player. Additionally, its SPDIF output warms our heart.” 

Thanks to Cowcotland for the 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.