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N2800 Share your vision
  • Intel® Atom™ Processor (2.13GHz, Dual-Core)
  • HDMI Output
  • Incredible Transfer Speed
  • Flexible Storage Options
  • iSCSI Thin Provisioning Support
  • Rock-Solid Security
 

Awards/Reviews

2014-11-20
Media: MegaObzor | Country: Russia
“The Thecus N2800 demonstrates a high level of performance. Using a modern platform positively affected the speed of data access and performance of the system. There is also a wide array of ports, including HDMI, and in terms of software, there is a user-friendly control panel with a lot of functions and features, as well as the ability to extend the NAS’s functionality.”   
2013-04-22
Media: PC World | Country: Hungary

“The thoroughly designer, solid Thecus NAS gives space for up to two 4TB SATA drive to be inserted in lockable trays. Inside the machine, you’ll find a very powerful Intel Atom D2700 processor which offers plenty of power for a small business as well. The frontal USB 3.0 port can be defined to fun auto-copy jobs, the rear ports can be used to connect a printer or even a UPS. The rear HDMI and VGA outputs independently manage the NAS after the installation of the Local Display module and USB mouse and keyboard.”

2013-03-18
Media: PcBrain | Country: Italy

“The N2800 also contains within it a large number of features, among which unlock the possibility to use the NAS as a media center, full compatibility with iOS and Adroind devices as well as the convenient USB fast COPY button.”

2013-01-23
Media: Xbit Labs | Country: USA

“The Thecus N2800 is a highly attractive offer in terms of its hardware platform. It features a dual-core quad-threaded x86 CPU with a clock rate of over 2 GHz and 2 GB of (upgradable) system memory. besides that, it also has a PCIe slot, two Ethernet controllers and video outputs.” 

2012-12-26
Media: PC Professionale | Country: Italy

“The Thecus N2800 NAS is the best rival in the double bay SOHO/SMB market, with leading hardware, complete software and expandable possibilities.”

Features

  • Data Guard
    Data Guard backup solution is the ultimate software as it provides both local and remote parts. Currently, data is backed up across RAID volumes, external USB drives, and eSATA. In addition, Data Guard uses innovative technology to sync data across the network to other NAS and servers. More importantly, Thecus® Data Guard is the total backup solution which makes managing NAS user-friendly and convenient.
  • Data Burn
    NAS data can now be burned directly to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs with Data Burn, this hassle-free module makes burning data to a disk effortless. In addition, burning ISO image file is also supported. Whether you’re managing audio, media or essential files; Data Burn copies information fast while significantly reducing waiting time. The process of burning file to disk is now easy and smooth with Data Burn module.
  • Antivirus
    Thecus’ innovative hardware helps prevent failures. But sometimes you have to protect the NAS against itself. Adding an antivirus to the already comprehensive software bundle will provide the necessary software protection by scanning the files on your NAS and defending it against possible threats. McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company and shares Thecus’ spirit of dedication and quality. By establishing a strong partnership with them, Thecus will allow users the benefit of McAfee’s powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.
  • Cloud Backup
    The private and public clouds meet with Thecus’ new DropBox, Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive cloud backup functionality! Guard your data with RAID at home and an additional level of protection in the Cloud. Just drag and drop files into the folder on your NAS and access them on any computer or mobile device with DropBox, Amazon S3 or ElephantDrive.
  • HDMI Output
    Make your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! The N2800’s HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management, web browsing with Flash support, and even HD video playback. Don’t force yourself to watch movies on that tiny little computer screen anymore, take it to the living room!
  • SD/SDHC/MMC Card Reader
    Simplify your access to digital cameras, smart phones, electronic dictionaries, and much more. The N2800 supports SD/SDHC/MMC card readers for easy access to multimedia data.

  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
    The next generation of connectivity is here with speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. Whether connecting digital cameras and smart phones, backing up large external hard drives, or extending the capacity of your NAS, USB 3.0 will make sure it's done in no time at up to 5 Gbit/s. Backwards compatibility adds the connectivity of a world full of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the best combination of speed and universal access.
  • Acronis True Image
    Thecus brings the best to the table with Acronis’s advanced backup software. Back up all your data with One-click Protection or pick and choose only your most important files. Acronis sports a slick interface, user-friendly design, and comprehensive features to keep your data safe.
  • Multiple File Systems
    Support for multiple file systems including EXT3, EXT4, and XFS, gives Thecus NAS flexibility to handle many different types of environments. 



  • iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
    Get the most out of your storage space with the extreme speed of iSCSI and the efficiency of iSCSI thin provisioning. Connect through iSCSI for the fastest data transfer speeds available and make wasted disk space a thing of the past with thin provisioning's flexible storage functionality.
  • iOS/Android Connectivity
    In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With T-OnTheGo and the T- Dashboard, you can manage your NAS, and upload to and download/stream from your NAS using an iOS or Android device on the go.
  • Rsync
    Backing up your data is very necessary, and everyone has specific needs when it comes to storage. Thecus’s Rsync functionality gives users great flexibility with remote backup capability, a flexible scheduler, and the stability of Linux-based transfer.
  • User Quotas
    Divide the massive storage of a Thecus NAS among multiple users. Whether there are two users or 100, user quotas make it easy to divvy up and manage disk space.

Overview

The N2800 is the successor of the N2200XXX. Keeping the SD card reader and elegant LED design, the N2800 has been tweaked after user’s demands.

The N2800 will be one of the first Intel® Atom™ D2.13GHz based NAS! Multimedia-oriented, powerful, silent and well-designed: this NAS is very versatile. Connect it to the TV of the living room to play HD content and/or use it as a backup center for a couple of computers in your small office, possibilities are endless!

USB 3.0: from optional to mandatory

Thecus was the first to launch NAS compatible with USB 3.0 for early adopters. Now that the technology has matured and more USB 3.0 devices exist on the market, it was time to embed it by default! The N2800 has one USB 3.0 port, which are at least 10 times faster than USB 2.0.

3rd generation Intel® Atom™ CPU: silent power

New Intel® Atom™ CPUs are designed to work without fans. This will dramatically reduce noise and power consumption of the NAS.

Associated with large amounts of DDR3, the new Atom™ will provide much better performance. Reaching the limits of Gigabit bandwidth on a “small NAS” is already a standard in the industry, thanks to the N2200XXX, but what if (and you will) want your NAS to give you more? Multi-user environment, web hosting, intense backup, data encryption, application serving, heavy RAID computations, and HD multimedia streaming: welcome to the world of smooth multi-tasking!

HDMI output: removing the middle man

After installing the proper module, just plug a screen on HDMI output, a mouse and keyboard on USB ports and here we go, you don’t even need computer anymore to check on your NAS! You can for instance directly watch videos or browse the Internet from your NAS to your monitor. (*will be available with a FW update by end of June.)

Ideal for small installations and/or mobile users, this feature is designed to lower the total cost of ownership of your network architecture.

A glimpse at the new specifications

- Intel® Atom™ 3rd Generation @2.13GHz
- 2GB of DDR3
- USB 3.0 port
- HDMI output
- SD/SDHC/MMC card reader

Specs

1. Hardware Platform
Item Spec
Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor (2.13GHz, Dual-Core)
System Memory 2GB DDR3
LAN Interface RJ-45x2: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x2 (back x2)
USB 3.0 host port x1 (front x1)
SATA DOM 1GB
HDMI Output HDMI port (back x1)
VGA Output VGA port (back x1)
Disk Interface 2 x SATA for internal
1 x eSATA for external
Power Supply External power adapter
PCI-e x1 Slot 1 (1 lane)
Thermal/Fan control Thermal sensor on processor temperature
System FAN speed controlled by temperature
System Clock Battery-backed up system clock
Power Management Auto power on after shutdown due to power loss
Card Reader Support SD/SDHC/MMC
Buzzer Adjustable frequency alarm
Buttons Power button
USB copy button
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis Tower Metal Chassis
Dimensions (HxWxD) 163.8 x 115.4 x 217.6 (mm)
Weight 2.88(Kgs)/6.35(lb)(NAS only)
Certificates CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI
RoHS
WEEE
VMware, Citrix

2. Software Functions
RAID
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1 and JBOD
Auto-rebuild Supported
Hot-swap Supported
RAID Volume Encryption AES256bit
Disk
Power Management Available spin-down on idle setting
Bad Block Scanning Supported
SMART Info Supported
SMART Test Supported
Disk Roaming Supports volume-based roaming to other Thecus NAS
Network
Configuration Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport Protocols TCP/IP/AppleTalk
File Protocols SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v4, AFP
Link Aggregation Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB
TCP/IP IPV6 & IPV4
DDNS Supported
SSH Supported
UPnP Supported
UPnP Port forwarding Supported
System status
System Monitor Monitoring CPU, memory, temperature, fan, network utilization and protocols access user count
Syslog Management Send syslog to assigned location
Act as syslog server to receive log info from other systems
Data Access
Client OS Support Windows 8/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000
UNIX/Linux
Mac OS X
FTP Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control
Secure FTP Built-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
TFTP Users can download and upload files with TFTP programs
Download Manager BT download (via Transmission module)
NZB download (via NZB module)
Printer Server (IPP) Supports USB printers
Supports a wide range of IPP printers
Client can manage print tasks  (list/delete) via web user interface
Data Backup
Client Incremental Data Backup Acronis True Image (OEM version)
Client System Disaster Recovery Acronis True Image (OEM version)
Client Side Backup Software Thecus Backup Utility (Windows/Mac OS X)
Data Burn Create files to ISO image and burn to optical disc
Create files to ISO image
Read ISO image from optical disc and write to NAS
Mac OS X Time Machine Supported
Data Guard Remote Backup/Local Backup
Block Level Access
iSCSI Target/Initiator Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets
iSCSI Thin Provisioning Supported
MPIO Supported
MCS Supported
Clustering Supported
SCSI3 Persistent Group Reservation Supported
Power Management
Scheduled Power On/Off Supported
Volume Management
Multiple File System Selectable EXT3/EXT4/XFS
Multimedia Support
iTunes Server Supports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza!™ Photo Server (via module) Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP and PNG
Supports EXIF display
Supports slide shows
Media Server Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol
User Authentication
Local User Supports built-in user accounts
Local Group Supports built-in user groups
Windows ADS Supported
LDAP Supported
Access Guard Supports Black & White list/IP Filter
Cloud Backup
DropBox Supported (via module) 
ElephantDriver Supported (via module) 
Amazon S3 Supported
File System
Type Journaling File System  
Language Support Unicode Support
Authorization (ACL) “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
User Quota Supported
Administration
User Interface Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and Czech.
Utility Program MS Windows Setup Wizard
Supports Windows 8/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email Notifications Sends system messages via email to the system administrator
SNMP Trap System information trap out
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)
T- Dashboard Mobile monitoring and administration (via module)
T-OnTheGo™ Upload, download and stream multimedia
Data Security
Virus Scan Supports McAfee® (via module)
Capacity Expansion
Stackable Can extend for 5 additional iSCSI volumes from other Thecus NAS
Others
Recycle Bin Supported
Web Disk Supported (via module)
Web Server Supported (via module)
ISO Mount Supported
IP Cam Surveillance Supports up to 5 IP cameras (via module)
Auto Module Installation Thecus’ module server automatically provides the latest modules and updates through the user interface.
Local Display X-Window via HDMI output

Package Contents

Accessory Bag Ethernet Cable Power Cord Power Adaptor
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

Thecus TV

Thecus N4800 and N2800 Unboxing

With the new Vision Series, Thecus® once again offers top-notch technology at a fair price for your home and small business. Thecus®’ products already offer a wide range of features and powerful expanding possibilities, with the N4800 and N2800, they have found a way to surprise us one more time.

To add on to its impressive list of innovative hardware, the Vision series offers an HMDI output which allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management, bringing multimedia sharing to the next level. With other features like the built-in Mini-UPS (N4800 only), iOS/Android connectivity, USB 3.0 and iSCSI thin provisioning, the Vision series proves merit to lead home and small office NAS.

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!