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04/13/2009 – With the Thecus® M3800 Stream Box, setting up a fully networked media center has never been easier. Recently, the editors of Bjorn3D had the opportunity to take the M3800 and put it to the test. In the end, they loved the unit, giving it a final rating of 8.5 out of 10!

Getting the M3800 set up couldn't be any easier: "Out of its packaging, the M3800 really shines. The front panel is dedicated to displaying various information, as well as the intake for the system fan. On the upper two-thirds of the front panel is a plastic piece plays host to three perforated grills that allow air to come into the case and flow across the hard drive bays inside. This top portion easily lifts up and off to provide access to the hard drive rails."

And if the thought of constructing a RAID array scares you, the M3800 makes things push-button simple: "As stated earlier, the M3800 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and JBOD. Later on, test results for RAID 0, 1, and 5 will be given. Don't be afraid if you are unfamiliar with RAID arrays, as they can be confusing, especially on enterprise-level equipment. Fortunately, Thecus has made setting up an array very simple. Simply navigate to the RAID configuration page in the Storage area of the web interface, and select your preferred RAID level, the drives you wish to use in the array and click the "Create" button."

The verdict? "With support for a variety of configurations including FTP, functioning as an iTunes server, and a web cam server, there are a myriad of uses for the M3800. The ability to implement RAID 0, 1, 5 and JBOD allows users to configure the device to fit their needs, whether it be for a slight advantage in performance, disk space, reliability, or a combination of all of these. Gigabit ethernet allows for fast transfers across the wire, and the ability to add on a supported wireless adapter means you don't have to run wires if a network drop is not available."

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About Thecus®
Thecus® Technology Corp. specializes in IP Storage Server solutions, including Network Attached Storage (NAS) , DAS, External Storage and Wireless Media NAS (Bank ) products. The company was established in 2004 with the mission to make technology as transparent and easy-to-use as possible, and to make products that are not only the best on the market, but are accessible to experts and novices alike. With a best-in-class R&D team highly experienced in storage hardware and Linux software and with a keen customer focus, Thecus® stays close to the market to develop high-quality products to fulfill the storage Server needs of today's world.
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