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M3800 Total Media Storage and Playback Device
  • Total Media Storage and Playback
  • Home Application Oriented Features
  • Home NAS with RAID5 Protection
  • Stylish Design
  • Easy Disk Management
  • LCD Display
  • Wireless Ready
     
 

Awards/Reviews

2009-09-10
Media: Legit Reviews | Country: USA

"When looking at how the M3800 performed as a NAS, there is very little to complain about.  The NAS was not only rock solid in its performance and very easy to set up, it communicated very well with the drives that we populated the box with. As a NAS, the Thecus M3800 is a top of the line performer with every bell and whistle you can ask for and more than adequate transfer speeds."

2009-07-08
Media: Gaming Nexus | Country: USA

"The M3800 has all the features to make it a great NAS and if you aren't going to use the multimedia setup then it will suit your needs to secure your files provided you have the hard drives installed and RAID configuration setup. But, the M3800 isn't just a NAS and Thecus does want you to use it to play back items as well on your TV.

2009-05-11
Media: High Tech | Country: USA

"If you want to purchase a Network Assisted Storage device that will last you many years and has the capabilities to do firmware updates as things change, the Thecus M3800 is the device to buy. The Thecus M3800 Network Assisted Storage device very well may be the most feature packed NAS device on the market. From mounting ISO files, to acting as a file server or streaming MP3 and movie player the Thecus M3800 has it all."

2009-04-15
Media: MACWorld | Country: Australia

"...the Thecus M3800 will fit the needs of most homes and small offices looking for excellent performance and a broad range of features."

2009-04-13
Media: Bjorn3D | Country: USA

"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."

Features

  • Total Media Storage and Playback
    The M3800 is your total media storage and playback solution. Featuring HDMI, component, and AV out, the M3800 can play digital content directly through your existing home theater system. The M3800 supports multiple file formats including WMV9 and VC-1, and even supports 1080P for playback on today's high-definition displays. What's more, with the included remote control, you can enjoy movies, music, photos and more from the comfort of your living room couch.
  • Home Application Oriented Features
    The M3800 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 M3800, the digital lifestyle can be fully realized.
  • Home NAS with RAID5 Protection
    Our most advanced home NAS yet. The M3800 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?
  • Stylish Design
    Featuring clean lines and sophisticated styling, the M3800 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 M3800 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 M3800 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.

Overview

 

Leading storage solution manufacturer Thecus Technology innovates again! This time, Thecus has worked closely with AMD and now introduces the all-new M3800. Coming this spring, the M3800 features AMD technology and delivers a complete media and storage solution perfect for the home.

Based on the AMD Geode™ processor, the M3800's design concept is centered on the home theater. Users can use the M3800 to centrally store, manage, easily access, and enjoy their movie and music files. The whole family can view their favorite blockbuster hits and listen to their favorite tunes without the hassle of having to locate files saved in different locations or multiple machines throughout the house.

“The feature-rich Thecus M3800 combines innovative design and the low-power, high-performance of the AMD Geode processor to deliver a robust centralized home media storage solution,” said Buddy Broeker, director of AMD's Embedded Computing Solutions Division.  “The M3800 offers a compelling solution for households to easily store and share their digital media throughout the home network.”  

Headlining the M3800 is its robust media playback capabilities, which include compatibility with the most popular media formats. For video playback, the M3800 supports WMV9, WMVHD and AVI up to a resolution of 1080p. Supported audio formats include WMA and PCM.  

But the goodness doesn't end there. The M3800 is the currently the only 3-bay NAS device with home theater video and audio sharing functionality. The M3800 supports RAID 5 for excellent data security, and adds wireless capability to allow all users throughout the house to enjoy stored media anytime they please. In addition, the M3800 supports USB webcams, making it easy for users to keep tabs on what's happening in their homes for added peace of mind. 

With the launch of the M3800, Thecus' confidence in the AMD platform is undeniable. “We were really looking forward to working with AMD on this product,” commented Thecus General Manager Florence Shih. “When users are enjoying their M3800, we hope that users can experience the care and innovation Thecus puts into each of its products.” 

Specs

1. Hardware Specifications

Item

Spec

Processor

AMD LX800

Chipset

CS5536

System Memory

256MB DDR SODIMM

LAN Interface

RJ-45x2 : 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X

USB Interface

USB 2.0 host port x2(Front x1, Back x1)

eSATA Interface

eSATA port X1 (Back)

LED indicator

  • Power(Blue)
  • HDD1 Failed/Activity(Red/Orange)
  • HDD2 Failed/Activity(Red/Orange)
  • HDD3 Failed/Activity(Red/Orange)
  • WAN (Link : Green; Activity : Orange), WOL supoorted
  • LAN (Link : Green; Activity : Orange), WOL supoorted
  • LCD Module

    2*16 character display with 4 buttons

    Power supply

    External 12V 96 Watts AC power adaptor

    Disk interface

    SATA x3 via backplane

    Thermal/Fan control

  • Thermal sensor on HDD and processor temperature
  • Temperature controlled system FAN speed
  • Real-time clock

    Battery backup system clock

    IR Receiver

    38Hz frequency controlled by Micro Processor

    Buzzer

    Frequency controllable

    Chassis

    Metal chassis

    Environment

  • Temperature : 5C to 40 C
  • Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
  • Power Consumption
  • Standby mode: 40W
  • Full Loading: 60W with 1.5TB Seagate * 3 HDD installed
  • Sound Pressure Level
  • Without HDD: 18.8 dB(A)
  • With HDD: 24.0 dB (A) with 1.5TB Seagate * 3 HDD installed
  • Safety

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

    IO Interfaces

    AUDIO/VIDEO OUTPUT

  • HDMI Audio/Video output
  • Component Output
  • AV Output
  • S/PDIF optical Output
  • System Information

    Video

    Format

    WMV9(no DRM), WMVHD(no DRM), AVI, VOB, TS

    Codec

    XVID, H.264, VC-1

    Resolution

    Up to 1920 x 1080i, 1920 x 1080P

    Audio

    Format

    WMA, AAC, PCM, M4A(no DRM)

    Codec

    AC3, WMA, WMAPRO, PCM, LPCM, BDLPCM(Blueray LPCM)

    Dimension

    158mm(H) 173mm(W) 218mm(L)

    Sound Pressure Level  

    2. Software Specifications

    RAID

    RAID modes

    RAID 0, 1, 5,JBOD

    Auto-rebuild

    Supported

    Hot-swap

    Supported

    Network

    Configuration

    Fixed IP Address, Dynamic IP Address, DDNS

    IP sharing mode

    Can be enable/disabled

    Transport Protocols

    TCP/IP/Appletalk

    File Protocols

    SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS, AFP

    Data Access

    Client OS support

  • Windows 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
  • UNIX/Linux
  • Mac OS 9 / X 
  • WebDisk

    Web-based file access

    FTP

    File transmission protocol

    Download Manager

    HTTP / FTP / BT

    Printer Server (IPP)

  • Support USB printers
  • Support IPP various printers
  • Client can manage(List/Delete) the print job queue on WEB interface
  • Data Backup

    USB copy via LCM operate

    Copy USB Mass storage device contents to specified location to NAS

    Multimedia Support

    iTunes Server

    Supported File Types: AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag, WAV

    Photo Web Server

  • Supported File Types: GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
  • Support EXIF display
  • Support slide show
  • Media server

  • Support uPnP AV streaming protocol
  • Works with DLNA-certified players
  • Web cam

  • Support Capture, preview, schedule
  • Support image size : 160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480
  • User Authentication

    Local User

    Supports built-in user accounts

    Local Group

    Supports built-in user groups

    Microsoft PDC/AD

    Supports PDC/AD users/groups

    File System

    Type

    Journaling File System

    Capacity

    3TB or above

    File Size Supported

    Support Files max : 2TB

    Language Support

    Unicode Support

    Authorization

    Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups

    Administration

    Multi-Lingual Web-based administration

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

    Utility Program

  • MS Windows / Mac OSX Setup Wizard,
  • Support multilingual
  • Support Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Mac OSX backup utility
  • Email notification

    Send the system messages via Email to the system administrator

    Package Contents

    Accessory Bag Ethernet Cable Power Cord Power Adaptor
    Universal CD QIG Warranty Card HDD Compatibility List Card