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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.
 

Awards/Reviews

2008-03-18
Media: iXBT | Country: Russia

“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.”

Features

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.

Overview

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.

 

Specs

Hardware Specifications

 

Network Interfaces

 

WAN

 

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port

 

LAN

 

1 x 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Port

 

Storage

 

HDD Bay

 

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

 

USB

 

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

 

Buzzer

 

System warning

 

Physical

 

Width x Height x Depth

 

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

 

Security

 

Lockable Disk Tray
Kensington Lock

 

Power Supply

 

 

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

 

Environment

 

Temperature

 

5℃ to 40℃

 

Humidity

 

0 ~ 80% R.H. non-condensing

 

 

Software Specifications

 

Network

 

Configuration

 

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

 

Unix/Linux/BSD

 

MAC OS X, OS 9, OS 8.6

 

DHCP Server

 

Assigning IP address on LAN/WLAN ports

 

Disk management

 

RAID

 

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

 

Authorization

 

Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups

 

Administration

 

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

 

Backup

 

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)

 

Misc.

 

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