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N0204 miniNAS Pocket RAID Storage (Home NAS)
  • RAID Protection In Your Pocket
  • Save Power - Save The Planet
  • Silent and Cool
  • Hot-plug and Hot-swap
  • Hassle-Free Setup
  • Full Multimedia Support
 

Awards/Reviews

2011-08-19
Media: Foxnetwork | Country: Russia

“its portable nature and a wide range of functions allows users to use the device as a print server, video surveillance server, portable storage device for pictures and video recordings and of course network storage for your data”.

2010-06-28
Media: Computer Active | Country: UK

"…the N0204 is decent value. It's roughly the same cost as equivalent but larger devices, and will suit those who value their shelf space more than fancy options and media streaming."

2009-12-22
Media: Legit Reviews | Country: USA

“If you are wanting a small 2-bay NAS and don't mind using 2.5" laptop hard drives then the Thecus N0204 miniNAS is an easy choice. Nothing on the market today can touch it when it comes to pricing, features or the small footprint that it occupies...The Thecus N0204 miniNAS pocket RAID storage device is an easy to use NAS server that features decent performance and the smallest form factor that we have ever seen in a NAS device!”

2009-12-10
Media: Komputer for Alle | Country: Denmark

“Nice little NAS that will be even more attractive when the price level for 2.5 inch discs drops.”

2009-11-25
Media: TweakNews | Country: USA

"If you travel between work sites frequently and need both storage and network services available to you, then it really doesn't get any more portable than this. Performance is quite admirable for a device of this size and very little noise is noticeable during use. The $150 price tag is very reasonable given the feature set, so just add a couple of 7200 RPM drives and you'll have yourself a mini-server that is easy to bring anywhere."

Features

  • RAID Protection In Your Pocket
    Don't let its small size fool you - the N0204 miniNAS comes with RAID 0, 1, and JBOD support, which means that you can optimize your storage for speed or security. Never before has there been a storage device so small, yet so flexible.
  • Save Power - Save The Planet
    The N0204 miniNAS features a hyper-efficient design, which consumes only 25-30% of the power compared to a regular two-bay NAS device, which means you'll not only save money - you'll be saving the environment at the same time.
  • Silent and Cool
    Keep your environment quiet and temperatures low with the N0204's whisper-quiet cooling, which ensures silent operation and cool operating temperatures.
  • Hot-plug and Hot-swap
    Need to change one of the hard disks? No problem. With both hot plug and hot swap capability, you'll be able to swap out a hard disk and plug in a new one without even powering off the unit!
  • Hassle-Free Setup
    You want to get things up and running quickly, which is why the N0204 miniNAS is designed for hassle-free setup. Just use the included Windows utility, and get your N0204 miniNAS rolling in no time flat.
  • Full Multimedia Support
    Most of all, the N0204 miniNAS knows how to have fun. Enjoy your iTunes music, digital photos, and digital video across your entire network with the N0204's robust multimedia support.

Overview

The N0204 miniNAS - the world’s smallest fully-featured NAS device. Measuring a tiny 132 x 88 x 63 mm exterior, one could easily mistake the N0204 as a regular external hard drive. But look closer and you will see a very capable two-bay NAS device that fits right in the palm of your hand. The N0204 houses two 2.5” SATA hard disks, providing up to 1TB of storage. You can manage this storage with your choice of RAID 0, 1, and JBOD, making the N0204 the most robust pocketable storage device in existence. And because its drive bays are hot-swappable and feature auto-rebuild, you can change a hard disk without powering down the unit. The N0204 even comes with Thecus®’ Nsync for remote replication as well as the Thecus® Backup Utility for total data security. With huge storage, RAID functionality, and advanced data safeguards packed into a tiny device, the N0204 is in a class all its own.

Tiny but mighty, the N0204 comes with many of the features and functionality possessed by its much larger cousins. For starters, the N0204 can function as a complete media hub with its built-in iTunes server, photo web server, and media server. With the built-in media server, you can watch your videos, pictures, and music in the N0204 by using any DLNA compliant media players. Plug in a USB web cam, and the N0204 turns into the world’s tiniest home surveillance server, allowing you to preview, capture and schedule image snapshots up to 640 x 480. Add to that support for both Windows and MAC OS operating systems and a whole new user friendly Windows Utility to set up and link the N0204 with your PC easily, and you’ve got some serious storage that you can whip out of your pocket and plug into virtually any network.

The N0204 miniNAS is a marvel of engineering. With advanced energy-saving capabilities, the N0204 only uses between 25~30% of the power compared to traditional two-bay NAS devices. You can even schedule power on/off for better power management. The N0204 also features whisper-quiet cooling, which means low temperatures and even lower noise during daily operation. A convenient USB 2.0 port in the front and the one-touch copy allow you to copy the contents of a USB storage device to the N0204 with a single button press. You can also copy data from the N0204 to any USB disk for data exchange. The N0204 supports USB printers, external hard disks and USB web cam.

A complete NAS device in a form factor smaller than a paperback book, the N0204 miniNAS proves that great things do indeed come in tiny packages.

“When we tell people what the N0204 can do, the most common reaction is disbelief followed by awe,” notes Thecus General Manager Florence Shih. “We’ve essentially created a fully-functional NAS device in a package that you can take anywhere. With the N0204, you can enjoy the power and convenience of NAS storage anywhere life takes you.”

Specs

1.Hardware Platform

Item

Spec

WAN Interface

RJ-45x1 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X

Wireless (optional)

802.11b/g AP mode Supported.

HDD Disk interface

2x 2.5” SATA HDD via backplane

USB External storage devices

USB 2.0 ports for easy storage expansion

USB Interface

  • USB 2.0 host port x1 (Front)
  • USB 1.1 host port x 1 (Rear)
  • LED indicator

  • Power ON:Blue
  • HDD1 (Failed/Activity):Red/Orange
  • HDD2 (Failed/Activity):Red/Orange
  • LAN (Link/Activity) : Green
  • USB Copy( Success/Fail) : Blue/Red
  • Thermal monitor

    System temperature status

    Buttons

  • Power button
  • USB copy button
  • External Adapter

    External power adapter,
    Input: AC 100 ~ 240 Volt, 50/60 Hz
    Output: DC 5V/3A

    Dimension

    88 x 63 x 133 mm (H x W x D)

    Security

    Kensington Lock

    Chassis

    Plastic and aluminum chassis

    Environment

  • Temperature : 5°C to 40°C
  • Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
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    2. Software Functions 

    RAID

    RAID modes

    RAID 0, 1 and JBOD

    Auto-rebuild

    Supported

    Hot-swap

    Supported

    Network

    Configuration

    Fixed IP Address, Dynamic IP Address,

    Transport Protocols

    TCP/IP, Appletalk, UPnP

    File Protocols

    SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP,AFP

    Data Access

    Client OS support

  • Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
  • UNIX/Linux
  • Mac OS 9 / X 
  • WebDisk

    Web-based file access

    FTP

    File transmission protocol

    Download Manager

    HTTP / FTP / BT /eMule (Module)

    Printer Server (IPP)

  • Support USB printers
  • Support IPP various printers
  • Client can manage print job queue on WEB interface
  • Data Backup

    USB copy

  • Copy USB Mass storage device contents to specified location to NAS
  • Copy NAS data to external USB disk
  • NAS Remote Replication

    Via Thecus proprietary Nsync

    Client data backup

    Acronis True image(OEM version)

    Client system Disaster Recovery

    Acronis True image(OEM version)

    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

    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

    File System

    Type

    Journaling File System

    Language Support

    Unicode Support

    Authorization

    Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups

    Power Management

    Disk Spin down

    Supported

    System On/Off schedule

    Supported

    Administration

    Multi-Lingual Web-based administration

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

    Utility Program

  • MS Windows Setup Wizard, Support Windows 7/2000/XP/2003/Vista
  • Mac setup Wizard (OSX only)
  • Email notification

    Send the system messages via Email to the system administrator

    Others

    ISO mount

    Supported

    Recycled Bin

    Supported

    Package Contents

    Fan Accessory Bag Ethernet Cable Power Cord
    Power Adaptor Warranty Card All in one DVD

    How To

    NAS 101

    Backup and Data Security