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N4800Eco High Value 4-Bay NAS with multimedia features
  • 20% energy saving
  • HDMI Output
  • McAfee® Antivirus Protection
  • Featuring SuperSpeed USB 3.0
  • Running on ThecusOS™ 5.0
  • Link Aggregation Support
  • Fanless Motherboard
 

Awards/Reviews

2014-11-03
Media: Com! | Country: Germany

Com! acknowledged that the N4800Eco was the best performing NAS and praised its versatility for how it can be used as a business or home media center (thanks to its VGA and HDMI ports). Besides the great transfer speeds (“The Thecus N4800Eco convinces with its uncompromisingly high performance”), another big advantage over its competitors is its near silent operation.

2013-04-23
Media: PC Magazine | Country: Netherlands

“Also worth mentioning is Data Burn, a unique feature that allows you to store backups on a DVD writer directly connected to the NAS.”

2013-03-26
Media: PC Magazine | Country: Russia

“We are used to seeing eco features in printers and powerful graphic adapters, but it was new to discover a NAS with the green IT label. As a result of this, the Thecus's new device N4800Eco was included into the “The 2012 best of the best” award nomination. The N4800Eco is a substitute of the already popular N4800 and is very similar to it – they both run Intel Atom processor, have USB 3.0 and eSATA, as well as HDMI port and dual display. The difference is that N4800Eco is equipped with new energy efficient Atom processor, which allowes to get rid of active cooling (processor fan) and thus reduces energy consumption by 20%. This also brought the noise down. The possibility to attach a monitor to the HDMI port and a keyboard/mouse to the USB turns this NAS into an automated media center”.

2013-03-15
Media: DiskIdee | Country: Belgium

“The Thecus N4800Eco is a compact, high performance NAS server which, like the TopTower N8850, is built with solid hardware. The system supports up to four hard drives and supports the most common RAID levels. We are still very pleased with the ThecusOS that was design for business customers.”

2013-02-07
Media: Cowcotland | Country: France

 “It is very feature rich and allows a real data backup, combining excellent performance and good security, thanks to its four bays, and its multiple options, he found himself close enough to a server that one might expect in an SME.”

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 N4800Eco’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!
  • Dual Display
    Wondering how your NAS is doing? Just check out the LCD display on the N4800Eco for convenient status information including HDD activity, LAN activity and USB Copy status. The sharp OLED display even allows you to change various system settings without having to be near a computer.
  • 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 RAID
    When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly let you have it your way. Create multiple RAID volumes each supporting different RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD for your own balance of performance and data protection. Should a hard drive malfunction occur, changing one is simple thanks to online RAID migration and expansion, hot spare, and auto rebuild.
  • Multiple File Systems
    Support for multiple file systems including EXT3, EXT4, and XFS, gives Thecus NAS flexibility to handle many different types of environments. Users can simultaneously use different file systems across multiple RAID volumes to get the best of each one.

  • 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 Quota
    Divide the massive storage of a Thecus NAS among multiple users. Whether there are two users or 100, User Quota make it easy to divvy up and manage disk space.

Overview

Everyone knows the very famous Atom™ based NAS N4800. Following the success brought by the N4800, Thecus® is now announcing the new N4800Eco. The N4800Eco features some of the best characteristics from the N4800 like the Intel® Atom™ processor, USB 3.0 ports, eSATA port, HDMI output and dual display. This very powerful NAS will become a must-have for all small and medium businesses in need of centralized storage, application serving, and top-notch response time within multi-user environments. For the more demanding users, the N4800Eco will also have its use at home.

N4800Eco

- 20% energy saving
- HDMI Output
- McAfee® Antivirus Protection
- Featuring SuperSpeed USB 3.0
- Running on ThecusOS™ 5.0
- Link Aggregation Support
- Fanless Motherboard

Intel® Atom™ CPU: silent power and energy saving

As it is already been proved with the N5550 and N4800, the Intel® Atom™ CPU performs like a real Olympian athlete! The Atom™ CPU is more energy efficient and is designed to work without a fan, greatly reducing its energy consumption and associated cost for the benefits of the user. This also dramatically reduces the NAS noise, making it more comfortable to have around your desk or living room.

Associated with large amounts of DDR3, the Atom™ will provide much better performance. Reaching the limits of Gigabit bandwidth on a “small NAS” is already a standard in the industry. But what if you (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!

ThecusOS™ 5.0

The N4800Eco is equipped with the latest ThecusOS™ 5.0 preinstalled. The new ThecusOS™ 5.0 is the key piece that will unlock the most efficient and advanced NAS on the market. This means that users will be able to access more innovative functions with their Thecus® NAS.

Two of these functions are Data Burn and Data Guard. With Data Burn, the users have the possibility to back-up their critical data by burning them onto a CD, DVD or Blu-ray disk. By plugging a disk burner to their NAS thru the available USB ports and managing the burning process.

But your back-up options don’t stop there. Also included in the new ThecusOS™ 5.0 is the total backup solution, Data Guard. This backup solution is the ultimate software as it provides both local and remote backup. 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.

Additionally, Thecus® users will also be able to take advantage of the cloud for their back-up solution. With support of the Amazon S3 cloud back-up services, the users will have one more option to keep their data safe and away from harm!

Multimedia playback and direct NAS access with HDMI

Handling multimedia and accessing your NAS has become a much more direct and simple process! With the HDMI output located in the back of the N4800Eco, you can directly connect to an HD TV screen and start monitoring your NAS without the use of a computer. Using the local display module, a keyboard and a mouse plugged through the many USB ports, the user has the power to simply access the NAS UI, play HD video, display pictures or listen to their music, all of this with the display comfort of a big TV screen. Ideal for small installations and/or mobile users, these features are designed to lower the total cost of ownership of your network architecture.

You can see the benefits of local display by watching the educative video on the Thecus TV or what it on the Thecus Storage Youtube Chanel here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qs9oh06jAXIfeature=player_embedded

Mobile access with T-OnTheGo™

Thanks to the new Thecus® mobile phone application T-OnTheGo™, your N4800Eco’s content will be available where ever you go. T-OnTheGoTM is a utility to manage files and folders on Thecus NAS, playback audio and video media, and view photos and documents. With this app, Thecus NAS users can also sync files from the NAS to their iPhone and iPad for local playback later. Local file management within the app is also provided for downloaded files.

N4800Eco Specifications:

- Intel® Atom™ Processor
- 2GB of DDR3
- SATAII/III interface
- USB 3.0 x2
- Dual Display
- eSATA port
- 4-bay 3.5”/2.5” HDD compatible for up to 16TB of storage
- HDMI output
- RAID O, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD (up to 3 multiple RAID modes)
- McAfee antivirus protection

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 x2 (front x2)
OLED 2.8” OLED display
4 buttons (ENTER, ESC, UP, DOWN)
Multi-lingual supported
SATA DOM 1GB
HDMI Output HDMI port (back x1)
VGA Output VGA port (back x1)
Audio Line output (back)
Disk Interface 4 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
Lithium-ion Battery Built-in battery backup module (Mini-UPS)
Buzzer Adjustable frequency alarm
Buttons Power button
OLED button
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis Tower Metal Chassis
Dimensions (HxWxD) 192 x 172 x 250 (mm)/ 7.56 x6.77 x 9.84 (in)
Weight 4.38(Kgs)/9.66(lb)(NAS only)
Certificates CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI
RoHS
WEEE
VMware, Citrix

2. Software Functions
RAID
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD
Auto-rebuild Supported
Hot-swap Supported
Hot Spare Supported
Online RAID Migration Supported
Online RAID Expansion 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 XP and after
Windows Server 2003 and after
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
Battery Backup Module (Mini-UPS) Contingency Battery Power Supply
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 RAID Supported
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)
Thecus Dashboard Mobile monitoring and administration (via module)
T-OnTheGo™ (iOS) 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(with key) 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 N4800Eco Unboxing

An intelligent NAS with 4-bays of storage, impressive connectivity and powerful hardware, which is what you get with the N4800Eco from Thecus®. With the Thecus® TV N4800Eco unboxing video, get a closer look at what this NAS from the Vision series has to offer straight out of the box.

Equipped with the innovative hardware generic to the Vision series, like the HDMI output which allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management and multimedia playback, the N4800Eco will easily fit in every home. And with other features like the 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!