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N299 The friendly, unbelievably affordable home NAS device
  • Share Memories and Music
  • Convenient Downloads 
  • True Peace of Mind
  • No More Wires


Media: MACUSER | Country: UK

Affordably priced and loaded with features, Thecus' N299 continues to be a favorite among the storage community. This year, MacUser is once again holding their annual MacUser 2008 Awards event, and are asking Mac users everywhere to vote for their favorite products in 11 key categories. Making an appearance is none other than the N299, and users can go directly to the survey site to vote for it. Best of all, MacUser is giving away over £3,300 in prizes to a few lucky survey participants!

Media: ZDNet | Country: Belgium

"Thecus proves with the N299 that a good network disk does more then only share files.  Considering the low price, the N299 surprisingly offers many possibilities and acceptable read and write performance."

Media: PC Authority | Country: Australia

“Speed-wise, the N299 is adequate for moving around well-compressed video. On our 1TB version, moving 100MB of medium-sized files to it averages 4.6MB/s, while DivX video stream over a wired network runs smoothly.”

Media: PC ADVISOR | Country: UK

“The Thecus N299 brings sophisticated network-storage hardware to the domestic market at an attractive price.”

Media: MPC Club | Country: Belgium

“Once there was a brand called Thecus that thought about releasing an entry level NAS device and named it N299. Keeping the price very low it managed offering a dual SATA NAS with dual Gigabit NIC in a nice neat little box. Although small, the unit was filled with features, just as many as anyone could ever wish for including iTunes, Torrent, FTP, NFS, SMB, Photo Server, UPnP media server and a lot more all combined in a single interface to control for the user. It was clear, in the end, the user was happy having found so many features in one device serving all his needs for about 50% of the price that the competition can offer the same. Thecus N299 lived happily ever after being a price breaker on the NAS market. Simply well done to have a low cost entry in the NAS market! That's all there is too it and I happily recommend it to the budget focused people out there.”


Share Memories and Music
With its built-in photo web server, the N299 allows you to easily share your favorite photos with every client on your network – all through their favorite web browser. And with its iTunes® server, you can share your music with them as well – quickly and easily.

Convenient Downloads
Why keep your entire PC on to complete your downloads? With the N299's download manager, you can schedule your downloads with your favorite protocol. BT, HTTP, and FTP transfers can be completed during off-peak hours, saving time and energy.

True Peace of Mind
The N299 doesn't just help keep your data secure. With its IP cam still image preview and capture, simply plug in a compatible IP cam and the N299 instantly becomes a simple home surveillance system. Best of all, your PC doesn't even have to be powered on!

No More Wires
With USB wireless dongle compatibility, the N299 can be set up for complete wireless access. Access photos, files, movies, and music to wireless clients throughout your home, and experience the true convenience of a wireless file server.

Save it. Store it. Share it. Now you can have it all for less with the N299 from Thecus.


Movies, music, and photos. Users nowadays not only want to store and protect them, but have a way to share them quickly and easily. One of the best ways to do this is with a network-attached storage unit, or NAS – a device which allows users to store and share files across an entire network. Since the beginning, storage leader Thecus Technology has been developing digital storage solutions for users of all types. Today, Thecus is pleased to introduce a NAS device that brings this exciting technology to the mainstream – the N299. Friendly and feature-packed, the N299 represents Thecus' most affordable NAS entry ever. 




Users expecting a watered-down NAS device will be pleasantly surprised with the N299. Like other Thecus storage solutions, the N299 comes with many of the same features and functionality of its more premium brethren. Two 3.5” SATA hard disk bays enable up to 1TB of storage capacity, while convenient and speedy USB 2.0 ports make storage expansion easy. Users can choose between RAID 0, 1 or JBOD depending on their needs, and two Gigabit Ethernet ports ensure speedy access to stored data. Users can even opt to install a compatible wireless USB dongle for easy wireless access to the N299! 




The N299 is perfect for storing and sharing digital media files with its built-in software suite. The iTunes® Server and Photo Web Server allow users to easily share music and photos respectively with PCs throughout their network. The included Media Server enables users to stream videos and more to compatible uPnP devices such as digital media receivers, allowing them to enjoy their digital media anywhere in the house. The N299 also comes with a convenient Download Manager, which allows users to schedule BT, HTTP, and FTP downloads during off-peak hours to save both time and energy.  And for true peace of mind, the N299 can even be used as a simple home surveillance server by plugging in a compatible IP webcam! All of this is administered through an easy-to-use web-based interface compatible with any browser in Windows, Mac OS, and Linux-based environments.




“Digital storage is our passion, and the N299 demonstrates our desire to share our passion with as many users as possible,” says Thecus General Manager Florence Shih. “With excellent functionality at a very reasonable price, the N299 is our most affordable NAS device yet.” 




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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 


2 x 3.5” SATA HDD


HDD Capacity



USB External storage devices


USB 2.0 ports for easy storage expansion


System Information


LED Indicators


1 x Power LED                                             

1 x System busy LED                                             


2 x Network link + activity LED


2 x Hard drive activity + fail LED


1 x USB LED 




System alert






160 x 85 x 200 mm (H x W x D) 




Kensington Lock 


Power Supply


External Adapter


External power adapter,


Input: AC 100 ~ 240 Volt, 50/60 Hz


Output: DC 12V


Environment specifications




5℃ to 40℃(Operating)




0 ~ 80% R.H. non-condensing


Safety and Environment 


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




Software Specifications






Fixed IP address, Dynamic IP address, PPPoE, DDNS


Network File Protocols


Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB)


Apple Filing Protocol (AFP 3)


Network File System (NFS v3)


File Transfer Protocol (FTP)


WebDisk through HTTP/HTTPS 


Network Client Type


Microsoft Windows NT / 2000 / XP / 2003 / Vista


Unix / Linux / BSD


MAC OS X, OS 9, OS 8.6 


DHCP Server


Assigning IP address on LAN/WLAN ports


Print Server


Network printing through Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)


Download Manager


Support BT, FTP, HTTP schedule download


Disk management




RAID 0, 1 and JBOD


Power Management 




Thermal controlled system fan


Multimedia Support


Media Server


Support uPnP AV streaming protocol 


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


Simple Surveillance Server


Support Image capture, preview, schedule


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


Share Management


User Authentication


Supports built-in user accounts and groups


Folder Management


Share Folder Level Permission


Public Folder 


Permission management


Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups


File System


File System Type


Journaling File System


Language Support


Multilingual Support




Web-based Administration


Multilingual Support


English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean and Japanese


Setup Wizard


Windows based device discovery and setup utility program


Email Notification


Send system message via Email to specified Email accounts




Package Contents

Power Cord Warranty Card