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N4200 Zero-Crash™ with Dual Power NAS
  • Dual Core CPU for Snappy System Performance
  • Unmatched Reliability with Dual DOM Design
  • Easy Administration with Dual Displays
  • Dual Power for Untouchable Data Integrity
  • Increased Flexibility with Dual HDD Profile Support
 

Awards/Reviews

2011-05-02
Media: Hardware.no | Country: Norway

"…the N4200 behaved exemplary in our RAID 5 crash tests. On top of this, this NAS was in a good shape in terms of performance. A poor RAID controller, for example, tends to punish the write performance in RAID 5, but we see nothing like that here."

2011-02-14
Media: Tweak.dk | Country: Denmark

 “One of the special things about Thecus is that their NAS devices don’t have as many pre-installed programs. They have instead chosen that you can install and activate modules as you wish. Thecus has a database of programs that they themselves have developed and can be installed directly from the NAS. If you want and have the skills, you can even develop programs to make your NAS do exactly what you want.”

2011-01-10
Media: PC World | Country: Spain

"…the web interface is very comprehensive and intuitive and is fully in Spanish."

2010-12-23
Media: Zhelezo | Country: Russia

"Having such powerful hardware as the N4200, we can achieve great results."

2010-12-21
Media: Nettverk & Komm | Country: Norway

"All in all, we think this is a good package when we look at functionality, the built-in UPS and the expandability."

Features

  • Dual Core CPU for Snappy System Performance
    Two heads are better than one, which is why the N4200's dual core Intel® CPU can deliver increased system response and handle multiple clients quickly and efficiently. Enjoy the performance and power of the N4200 with Intel Inside.
  • Unmatched Reliability with Dual DOM Design
    A Disk On Module (DOM) contains all of the system's critical software. If it stops working for any reason, your system firmware could be inaccessible - or worse. With the N4200's Dual DOM Design, a secondary DOM automatically reprograms the primary DOM if it fails, meaning your data is always safe and accessible. 
  • Easy Administration with Dual Displays
    Featuring two separate displays, the N4200 is incredibly friendly to use. The LCD displays critical system information, including hard disk and network status, while the OLED allows you to change a number of different system settings, such as WAN, LAN, Link Aggregation, languages and more.
  • Dual Power for Untouchable Data Integrity
    Sudden power failures can spell trouble for your data. If the power goes out during a firmware upgrade, your entire system could be at risk. Enter the N4200's Battery Backup Module (BBM). With the equipped lithium-ion BBM, all unwritten data is automatically saved into hard disks, ensuring both data and system integrity at all times.
  • Increased Flexibility with Dual HDD Profile Support
    The N4200 features Thecus' unique combo SATA hard disk bays, which can accommodate both 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard disks! Choose 2.5" drives for lower power consumption and quieter operation, or 3.5" drives for extra capacity and performance. With the N4200, the choice is yours.

Overview

In the digital age, people are creating and accessing digital content like never before. As such, they require a storage device that is powerful enough to store and serve this content, but friendly enough to manage quickly and effortlessly. Today, digital storage leader Thecus® Technology is proud to announce the Thecus® N4200. Fast, secure, and incredibly easy-to-use, the N4200 is the ideal home NAS for the digital lifestyle.

The N4200 was designed to enable users to access their data both quickly and easily. It begins with the new Intel® Atom™ dual-core processor D510, which runs at 1.66GHz and, in combination with 1GB of DDR2 memory, delivers both blistering data transfer speeds and increased system response. Users can easy manage their unit with the N4200’s dual displays. The LCD offers a wealth of system information, including hard disk and network status, while the big and bright 2.8” OLED display allows users to modify a number of settings directly on the device including WAN, LAN, Link Aggregation, languages and more, making the N4200 the friendliest Thecus® NAS ever.

“The enormous growth of Internet-connected devices and rich media content in the home is driving demand for innovative Network Attached Storage solutions that are powerful yet easy to use,” said Seth Bobroff, General Manager, Data Center Group – Storage. “The Intel® Atom™ processor D510 powers the Thecus N4200 NAS Server to deliver a responsive and reliable storage solution that enables consumers to enjoy and conveniently manage their digital lifestyles.”

Of course, the N4200 is incredibly adept at both storing and securing data. Four SATA II hard disk bays offer up to 8TB of storage capacity, which is plenty of space for all sorts of digital photos, movies, and music. To keep data safe, the N4200 comes with multiple RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD. The N4200 is equipped with Dual DOM technology, which uses a secondary DOM to reprogram the primary DOM in the event of a failure, and ensures maximum uptime and data availability. The N4200 can even handle itself during a power outage, thanks to the built-in battery backup module (BBM). Should the power go out for any reason, the N4200 automatically retains unwritten data in hard drives to maintain data integrity.

“Some memories are simply irreplaceable, which is why many home users would greatly benefit from the data security features of our new N4200,” said Florence Shih, Thecus General Manager. “Featuring both Dual DOM and battery backup, the all-new N4200 is the perfect device for storing, sharing, and securing all of our digital memories and media.”

Specs

1.Hardware Platform

Item

Spec

Processor

Intel® Atom™ Processor D510 

System Memory

1 GB DDR-2 SDRAM

LAN Interface

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

LCD indicator

  • HDD Power, Activity (Yellow) / Fail (Red)
  • LAN/WAN Activity (Green) /
  • USB COPY Busy (Blue)
  • USB COPY Fail (Red)
  • OLED Module

  • 2.8” OLED display
  • 4 buttons (ENTER, ESC, UP, DOWN)
  • Multi-lingual supported
  • Power Supply

    External power adapter 19V input (support 2TB and above HDDx4 )

    Disk Interface

    SATA x4 for internal, 2x eSATA for external

    Expansion Slot

    PCI-e x1

    USB Interface

    USB 2.0 host port x6(Front x2, Back x4) (A Type)

    Thermal/Fan control

  • Thermal sensor on system and processor temperature
  • System fan speed controlled by temperature
  • Real-time clock

    Battery backup system clock

    Buttons

  • Power button
  • OLED button
  • Chassis

    Metal chassis

    Li-ion Battery(mini-ups)

    Built-in battery backup module (BBM)

    Environment

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


    2. Software Functions
     

    RAID

    RAID Modes

    RAID 0, 1, 5, 6,10, JBOD

    Auto-Rebuild

    Supported

    Hot-Swap

    Supported

    Hot Spare

    Supported

    Online RAID Migration

    Supported

    Online RAID Expansion

    Supported

    SMART Info

    Supported

    SMART Test

    Supported

    RAID Volume Encryption

     AES 256bit

    Disk

    Power Management

    Spins down while idle time setup

    Roaming

    Supports roaming to other N4200 NAS

    Bad Block Scan

    Supported

    Volume Management

    Multiple RAID

    Supported

    Selectable File Systems

    Ext3/ XFS/ZFS

    Network

    Configuration

    Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address

    IP sharing mode

    Can be enable/disabled

    Link Aggregation

    802.3ad, load balance, failover

    Transport Protocols

    TCP/IP, Appletalk

    File Protocols

    SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v3, AFP

    Data Access

    Client OS support

    Windows XP and after
    Windows Server 2003 and after
    UNIX/Linux
    Mac OS X

    WebDisk

    Web-based file access

    FTP

     Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control

    Download Manager (module)

    HTTP / FTP / BT / eMule

    Printer Server (IPP)

  • Support USB printers
  • Support IPP various printers
  • Client can manage print tasks (list/delete) via web user interface
  • Data Backup

    USB copy via OLED operation

    Copy USB mass storage device contents to specified location to NAS

    NAS data backup to external USB disk (module)

    Incremental with schedule supported

    Client data backup

    Acronis True image(OEM version)

    Client system Disaster Recovery

    Acronis True image(OEM version)

    Battery Backup Module (mini-ups)

    Contingency Power Battery Supply

    NAS Remote Replication

    Via Thecus proprietary Nsync

    Snapshot

    Supported

    Block Level Access

    iSCSI Target

    Supports Microsoft/Mac/Linux Initiator

    iSCSI initiator

    For stackable with N0503/N4100PRO/N4200/ N5200PRO/1U4500/N5500/N7700 series/N8800 series

    iSCSI Thin Provisioning

    Virtual size adjustable up to 16TB

    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

    User Authentication

    Local User

    Supports built-in user accounts

    Local Group

    Supports built-in user groups

    Windows NT/ADS

    Supported

    File System

    Type

    Journaling file system

    Capacity

    8TB

    Language Support

    Unicode Support

    Authorization

    Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups

    Authorization (ACL)

    Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups for share and sub-folder

    Administration

    Multi-Lingual Web-based Administration

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

    Utility Program

  • MS Windows / Mac OSX Setup Wizard, supports multilingual
  • Supports Windows 2000/7/XP/2003/Vista, Mac OSX backup utility
  • Email notification

    Sends system messages via email to system administrator

    Power management

    Schedule On/Off

    Supported

    Wake Up On Lan (WOL)

    Supported

    Auto Power On After Power Failure

    Supported

    Others

    Recycled bin

    Supported

    Dual DOM

    Supported

    Web Server + MySQL (module)

    Supported

    ISO Mount

    Supported

    Web Disk

    Supported with remote access

    User module

    Supported

    IP CAM Surveillance Server
    (module)

    Supports up to 5 IP CAM devices

    Package Contents

    Accessory Bag(with key) Power Cord Power Adaptor Lithium-ion Battery
    Acronis True Image DVD Universal CD QIG Warranty Card
    HDD Compatibility List Card

    How To

    NAS 101

    Connecting to your NAS

    Backup and Data Security

    Expansion

    Thecus TV

    Discover iSCSI and how to use it with a Thecus NAS

    This tutorial is separated in three parts. The first part will teach you what's iSCSI and how it can be used. The second and third part would be practical demonstration on iSCSI Target/Initiator. Only the second part requires a Thecus NAS!

    The basics of Thecus Firmware V5

    Learn more about the brand new Firmware V5 for Thecus NAS. This video focus on UI improvements, user-friendliness features, and the new AMI (Auto Module Installation) which allows you to customize your NAS in a few clics. Live video starts at 2:18

    Thecus® N4200 - Zero-Crash™ with Dual Power NAS

    In the digital age, people are creating and accessing digital content like never before. As such, they require a storage device that is powerful enough to store and serve this content, but friendly enough to manage quickly and effortlessly. Today, digital storage leader Thecus® Technology is proud to announce the Thecus® N4200. Fast, secure, and incredibly easy-to-use, the N4200 is the ideal home NAS for the digital lifestyle.