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N3200 RAID 5 security and performance finally comes home
  • Home NAS with RAID5 Protection
  • Home Application Oriented Features
  • Stylish Design
  • Easy Disk Management
  •  LCD Display
  • Wireless Ready


Media: MACUSER | Country: UK

"The Thecus® N3200 has a great deal going for it: its support for RAID 5, easily removable disks, robust case and support for as wide a range of sharing services as you could wish for makes it an excellent choice for network storage at home. You could also use it, ISP permitting, for web and FTP serving. If only Time Machine supported backing up data over a network, it would be a brilliant multi-Mac solution for that, too."

Media: Hardware Logic | Country: USA

"'All that and a Bag of Chips,' is what we said and we're sticking to it.  In the N3200 NAS, Thecus has provided the home or small business user a device that can not only secure data, but broaden access to it on a network.  Thecus' focus on the modern home users media storage needs is a serious plus.  For the small business owner, all of the file sharing and file securing functionality is there – and then some.  The box is small enough so that it can be physically removed and stowed away securely for when one is on extended hiatus.  The internal parts are quality ones. The NAS runs quiet and cool.  Quiet enough in fact to keep on a desk.  And we would run out of room going into detail about all the ‘extras'……  If you need a NAS, and more and more of us are finding we do, put the Thecus N3200 on your research list.  The next time you have a drive failure (Tom) and you don't lose your entire music collection – you'll thank us."

Media: PC ADVISOR | Country: UK

" Copying data from the N3200 produced the second-quickest was among the best in the opposite direction."

Media: Big Bruin | Country: USA

"Given the small footprint, high quality construction, flexible configuration options, and extensive set of features, the Thecus N3200 3-Bay SOHO network storage system earns the "Great Idea" and "Highly Recommended" awards."

Media: Bjorn3D | Country: USA

"The Thecus N3200 is an excellent solution for the home user that wants or needs a network attached storage solution for file sharing and the security of data redundancy. It's ease of use and solid performance earn it the Seal of Approval and a score of 8.5 out of 10 (Very Good)."


  • Home NAS with RAID5 Protection
    Our most advanced home NAS yet. The N3200 is the first of its kind that offers RAID 5, offering a perfect combination of data security and performance. Enjoy the speed of a striped array with the security of complete data redundancy. What could be better?
  • Home Application Oriented Features
    The N3200 is perfect for the home. Its Media Server allows easy connections to DLNA-compatible devices. The iTunes® Server offers music streaming throughout the entire home, while the Photo Web Server enables users to share their precious photos anywhere on the network. With the N3200, the digital lifestyle can be fully realized.
  • Stylish Design
    Featuring clean lines and sophisticated styling, the N3200 is equally suited for the study or the living room. It's distinct design makes it an appliance that users will want to show off.
  • Easy Disk Management
    Thecus is known for making things simple, and the N3200 is no exception. With its uniquely-designed disk management system, installing and removing disks is a snap, which means that users can spend more time enjoying their digital media and less time setting things up.
  •  LCD Display
    The handy LCD panel makes managing the N3200 easy, even in dimly-lit environments like a living room during a movie screening.
  • Wireless Ready
    Optional wireless connectivity via compatible USB dongle allows users to access their media files all without the need for cumbersome wires.


09/18/2007 The digital age has arrived, and users from around the world are looking for ways to store, share, and secure their movies, videos, photos, and music. The need for digital storage solutions in the home is higher than ever, and with this in mind, Thecus Technology has created its most advanced home NAS device yet – the N3200. Featuring three SATA hard disk bays, an array of friendly features, and stylish design, the N3200 brings the security and performance of RAID 5 to a unit perfect for the home. 

Small yet powerful, this 160 x 170 x 215 mm unit comes with some of Thecus' most advanced features. Headlining is its three SATA drive bays, which not only give the N3200 up to 3TB of storage capacity, but also gives users the option of RAID 5. With RAID 5, home users can enjoy the speed of a striped array with the security of complete data redundancy, ensuring that their precious memories will stand the rest of time. The N3200 has also been designed for total ease-of-use. With a completely tool-less design, installing and removing disks is a snap, which means that users can spend more time enjoying their digital media and less time setting things up. A handy LCD display informs users of system status, and enables easy system management in dimly-lit environments. Thecus' web-based management system makes a return to the N3200, allowing users to configure and manage the unit through any browser connected to the network, and with USB wireless dongle compatibility, users can even connect to the N3200 without being tangled up with wires. 

As a NAS for the home, the N3200 also comes with a selection of friendly features that enable the digital lifestyle. A built-in iTunes® Server makes it easy to stream an entire music library over the network, while a Photo Web Server enables users to share and enjoy photos with friends and relatives. A DLNA-compatible Media Server is also included, making the N3200 an ideal device to stream digital content to DLNA-compatible devices. The N3200 can also keep an eye on things at home with its Web Surveillance Server. Just plug in a compatible USB webcam and the N3200 can take scheduled snapshots – all without having a PC turned on!

"Home users are going to love what we've included in the N3200," says Thecus General Manager Florence Shih." the N3200. I invite users around the world to experience the benefits of RAID5 at home." 

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Hardware Specifications


Network Interfaces




1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port




1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port




HDD Bay 


3 x 3.5" SATA HDD


HDD Capacity




IO Interfaces


PCI Interface


For proprietary Thecus application


eSATA Interface


1 x eSATA port (Back)




2 x USB 2.0 ports (Front x1, Back x1)


IR receiver


For future options


System Information


LED Indicators


1 x Power LED                                             


2 x Network link + activity LED


3 x Hard drive power + activity LED


LCD Module


For basic configurations and status display


Power Supply


External Adapter


AC 100 ~ 240 Volt, 50/60 Hz, auto detection




Safety and Environment 


CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, RoHS Compliant 




5℃ to 40℃




0 ~ 80% R.H. non-condensing




Software Specifications






Fixed IP address, Dynamic IP address, DDNS


Network File Protocols


Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB)


Apple Filing Protocol (AFP 3)


File Transfer Protocol (FTP)


WebDisk through Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTPs) 


Network Client Type


Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista




MAC OS X, OS 9, OS 8.6 


DHCP Server


Assigning IP address on LAN/WLAN ports


Disk management




RAID 0, 1, 5, and JBOD


Auto Rebuild


Hot Swappable


Hot Spare


Disk Roaming


Power Management 


Disk idle spin-down


External USB


HDD/Flash disk support


Multimedia Support


Media Server


Works with DLNA-certified players.


Supported File Types: MPEG, RMP, WPL, PLS, M3U, ASX, WAV, PNG, BMP, AVI, WMV, WMA, MP3, LPCM, JPEG 


iTunes Server


Supported File Types: AAC, MP3, WAV


Photo Web Server


Supported File Types: GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG


Support EXIF display


Support slide show


Web cam


Support Capture, preview, schedule


Support image size : 160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480


Share Management


User Authentication


Microsoft NT Domain Controller (PDC)*


Microsoft Active Directory Authentication (AD)*
Supports built-in user accounts

Supports built-in user groups


Folder Management


Share Folder Level Permission


Public Folder 


File System


File System Type


Journaling File System


Language Support


Unicode Support




Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups




Multi-Lingual Web-based Administration


Web-based server management Interface Supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish 


Setup Wizard


MS Windows, MAC OS X device discovery and setup utility program


E-mail notification


Send system message via e-mail to specified e-mail accounts


NTP support


Network Time Protocol support




Thecus Backup Program


Thecus Backup Utility (Client backup utility; supports Microsoft Windows XP/2000 /MAC OS X) 


USB copy 


Copy USB Mass storage device contents to specified location to NAS 




Print Server


Network printing through Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) using USB printer


Download Manager


Support BT, FTP, HTTP schedule download


Schedule on/off


Schedule on/off form power saving


*PDC/AD support: Works as a client member in a Microsoft NT 4.0 domain/Active Directory domain, allowing the N3200 to utilize the domain users and groups setting for authentication to the system and authorization to the share folders.


**For supported USB dongles, please contact