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N4100+ The original 4-bay NAS solution completely revamped
The original N4100 is the 4-bay Thecus NAS device that started it all. Renowned for exceptional performance and features, the introduction of the N4100 set a new standard for what people have come to expect from a NAS device. Today, Thecus Technology is proud to announce the N4100+, a completely updated version of the N4100 that delivers the latest Thecus innovations and functionality.


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“As we pointed at the beginning of the article, one can easily create the network attached storage with maximum capacity and higher reliability using the 4-bay storage device. In spite of not so high speed characteristics, a big number of functions, including DLNA-server, can attract its customers. One shouldn't forget about high-quality design and sufficiently still work, what is very important for home users. Some enthusiasts can be interested in Thecus in its numerous and active Internet community, which can transform the NAS into unique multifunctional device.”


Advanced Module Management
Extend the functionality of the N4100+ with a variety of homebrew applications. The N4100+ supports third-party modules with just a few mouse clicks – a unique feature only from Thecus. 

Save Power and Lower Costs
The N4100+ comes with highly configurable power options, allowing you to schedule on/off times, and even schedule your hard disks to spin down for lower total cost of ownership.

Stream Your Media
Why confine your media to one PC? Let it out with the 4100+'s DLNA-certified media server. Connect easily to DLNA certified digital media adapters and devices for easy network media streaming. And with its built-in iTunes® Server, you can enjoy your favorite music from any iTunes-compatible device on your network.

Manage Your Downloads
Optimize your bandwidth usage with the N4100+'s Download Scheduler. Finish BT, HTTP, or FTP downloads during off-peak hours for full access to your bandwidth at times when you need it most. What's more, you no longer have to leave your PC on, which means even greater cost savings.

Work Wirelessly
With its built-in USB ports, the N4100+ can support USB wireless dongles for easy wireless access to your data. USB printers and USB storage devices are supported as well for unmatched flexibility.


05/11/2007 The original N4100 is the 4-bay Thecus NAS device that started it all.  Renowned for exceptional performance and features, the introduction of the N4100 set a new standard for what people have come to expect from a NAS device. Today, Thecus Technology is proud to announce the N4100+, a completely updated version of the N4100 that delivers the latest Thecus innovations and functionality.


The N4100+ is powered by a 600MHz Intel® 80219 CPU for exceptional data-processing capabilities. Its four hard drive bays accommodate four 3.5” SATA hard disks for up to 4TB of storage. RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, and JBOD allows N4100+ users to select the level of data protection they want while optimizing performance. RAID management features such as auto rebuild, hot swap, and hot spare ensure minimal downtime, while two Gigabit Ethernet ports ensure that users can get at their data quickly.


Small-to-medium businesses will love the N4100+. In addition to its RAID capabilities, the N4100+ also allows users to remotely access their files via FTP or its web-based interface. Multiple OS support makes it easy to integrate the N4100+ into virtually any network, and a 30% power savings mean a lower total cost of ownership when compared to a full PC. To ensure proper data backup, the N4100+ comes not only with the Thecus Backup Utility, but also Nsync, an application that enables users to have the N4100 automatically upload files to an external storage device at a designated time. Designed for SMBs to enhance data security, Nsync takes the guesswork out of data backup.


Users at home will also find the N4100+ extremely handy. The N4100+ comes with Mediabolic Media Server, which will allow N4100+ work with DLNA Certified media players. Its built-in iTunes® Server allows users to stream their entire music libraries throughout their homes, while the Download Manager enables BT, HTTP, and FTP downloading during off-peak hours – all without a PC! The Print Server shares a single printer with every PC on the network, and third-party module support lets users extend the functionality of their N4100+ even further.



Hardware Specifications


Network Interfaces




1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port




1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port






4 x 3.5” SATA HDD


HDD Capacity


80/120/160/200/250/300/400/500/750/1000 GB

USB 2.0


USB 2.0 port for easy storage expansion


IO Interfaces




2 x USB 2.0 port


System Information


LED Indicators


1 x Power LED                                             
1 x System busy LED (booting, upgrade, shutdown)


2 x Network link + activity LED


4 x Hard drive power LED


4 x Hard drive activity LED




System warning




Width x Height x Depth


199 x 167 x 223 mm (H x W x D)




Lockable Disk Tray
Kensington Lock


Power Supply



200W ATX power supply, AC 100 ~ 240 Volt, 50/60 Hz, auto detection






5℃ to 40℃




0 ~ 80% R.H. non-condensing



Software Specifications






Fixed IP address, Dynamic IP address, Dynamic DNS


Network File Protocols


Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB)


Apple Filing Protocol (AFP 3)
Network File System (NFS) by Thecus NFS Module1.0.02


File Transfer Protocol (FTP)


WebDisk through Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) or Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTPs)


Network Client Type


Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista




MAC OS X, OS 9, OS 8.6


DHCP Server


Assigning IP address on LAN/WLAN ports


Disk management




RAID 0, 1, 5, and JBOD


Auto Rebuild


Hot Swappable


Hot Spare


Disk Roaming


Disk Capacity Supported :


80/120/160/200/250/300/400/500/750/1000 GB



Power Management (Disk idle spin-down)


Multimedia Support


Streaming Media Server


Works with DLNA-certified players. Supported File Types: MPEG, RMP, WPL, PLS, M3U, ASX, WAV, PNG, BMP, AVI, WMV, WMA, MP3, LPCM, JPEG


Also works with iTunes players. Supported File Types: AAC, MP3, WAV


Share Management


User Authentication


Microsoft NT Domain Controller (PDC)*


Microsoft Active Directory Authentication (AD)*
Supports built-in user accounts

Supports built-in user groups


Folder Management


Share Folder Level Permission


File Level Permission


Public Folder


File System


File System Type


Journaling File System


Language Support


Unicode Support




Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups




Web-based Administration


Multilingual Support


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

Setup Wizard


MS Windows, MAC OS X device discovery and setup utility program


Email Notification


Send system message via Email to specified Email accounts




Thecus Backup Program


Thecus Backup Utility (Client backup utility; supports Microsoft Windows XP/2000 /MAC OS X)


Farstone DriveCloneTM PRO Support system disaster recovery on your Windows 2000, XP and Vista systems.

Thecus Nsync


A file-based remote backup service from N4100+ to other Thecus products in encrypted form; Also supports legacy FTP server (not encrypted)




Print Server


Network printing through Internet Printing Protocol (IPP)


Download Manager


Support BT, FTP, HTTP, YouTube, GoogleVideo schedule download by Thecus DLM Module


ISO Mount Support mounting ISO files as a share folder for easy access ISO image contents.

Schedule on/off


Schedule on/off form power saving


Safety and Environment


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


*PDC/AD support: Works as a client member in an Microsoft NT 4.0 domain/Active Directory domain, allowing the N4100+ to utilize the domain users and groups setting for authentication to the system and authorization to the share folders.

*** Based on Firmware version 2.00.05, Thecus DLM Module 1.0.07, Thecus NFS Module 1.0.02, Thecus PrinterServer Module