Media: C.O.D. | Country: USA
The Windows NAS by Thecus comes along with a license for Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. “Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials is the latest version of Windows Storage Server that is designed for small businesses that want to leverage cloud services in a NAS appliance. It enables cross-premise functionality, providing small businesses with robust on-premises solution for file and print, client backup and restore, secure remote access, and identity management services, combined with optional off-premise services supported by Microsoft.”
Media: ComputerDIY | Country: Taiwan
“Normally the price for Windows Server software is a burden for SMBs, let alone the physical equipment.  With the extra integrated 500GB SSHD system disk, and the license for Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials included, the W5000 presents the best value possible for users. ”  
Media: iThome | Country: Taiwan

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS is a great collaboration between Thecus and Microsoft. To eliminate the daunting operating experience of NAS, the user interface is offers simple management similar to Windows 8. With this, WSS 2012 R2 Essentials allows owners to manage their networked data with minimum IT skills necessary.

Media: PC Magazine | Country: Russia

“The new Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS are the most powerful series of Windows NAS offered by Thecus (W2000, W4000 and W5000 at two, four and five bays). Aimed towards small and medium businesses, these NAS allow users to efficiently manage their data while providing a host of useful features.