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N2310 Best-in-Class Value
  • RAID support (0, 1, and JBOD)
  • Web-based file access
  • Built-in FTP server
  • BitTorrent client
  • Plex Media support
  • Mobile control and media streaming via T-OnTheGo™ (for Android and iOS)
  • Easy Connection Through DDNS** (How-to)
  • 5 minute complete installation
  • Self-RAID creation
  • Energy Efficient: 5W without HDD(about 14W with 2 HDD loaded)
 

Awards/Reviews

2014-08-18
Media: Ferralabs | Country: Russia

At the same time, the Thecus N2310 NAS has some of the more advanced NAS features, such as hot swap, RAID 0/1 and JBOD, remote control support, and multimedia playback via T-OnTheGo™. That’s why the price of 5,720 Rubles on the Russian market seems very reasonable.”

2014-08-15
Media: Vortez | Country: UK

“Cheap, feature-packed and relatively easy to setup once you understand the basics, the N2310 hits the spot for the budget conscious NAS consumer.”

2014-08-14
Media: Computer Bild | Country: Russia

At the end of the review, the editors also couldn’t help but mention the N2310’s high performance: “The testing results have demonstrated high speed: no less than 60 МB/s for read and around 90 МB/s for write speed”.

2014-07-28
Media: The SSD Review | Country: USA

Does the Thecus N2310 live up to its reputation? “The Thecus N2310 was not only the lowest price of our choices, but also had the highest data transfer speeds of 100MB/s read and 80MB/s write performance.  For someone looking for a quick and easy solution to their home networking needs, the Thecus N2310 is an ideal solution.”

2014-07-25
Media: Hi-Tech News | Country: Russia

At the end of the review, Hi-Tech News concluded their article by describing the various possible applications of the Thecus N2310: “So, if you want to buy a personal storage device capable of being a print server, automatic backup for your camera card, small FTP server, personal Dropbox available from any place in the world to automatically store your photos on, or if you simply love these kinds of gadgets, then the Thecus N2310 is ready to serve you.”

Features

  • 5 Minute Complete Installation
    The N2310 is designed with ease in mind; it is easy enough for anyone to set up. Overlook the several steps which usually are associated with setting up NAS appliances. Simply plug the power supply, insert the Ethernet cable, boot up the N2310 and set up will be completed within 5 minutes. This breakthrough feature truly makes this a plug-and-play NAS.
  • Self-RAID Creation
    All Thecus NAS include an innovative Self-RAID Creation tool that analyzes installed drives and, once the user has selected their preferred balance of performance and protection, automatically builds their customized RAID volume.
  • T-OnTheGo™ Mobile App
    We’re a mobile society, and our NAS solutions are keeping up! Incorporated into the N2310 is support for Thecus’s® T-OnTheGo™ smartphone app. Now supporting both iOS and Android, this NAS management software enables users to access, copy, stream, and edit any data between their NAS and mobile device. Your own personal cloud, from anywhere with internet access.
  • DDNS
    Have easy access to your NAS via Dynamic DNS (DDNS), this allows users to allocate and access their NAS files via the internet remotely. Since IP digits are often difficult to remember, domain names are utilized to make NAS management much more convenient. When the IP address is changed, the DDNS server will automatically adjust the IP address to make sure that remote access is always available. In short, DDNS provides convenient remote internet access to your Thecus® N2310 by utilizing domain names instead of IP digits.
  • PLEX Media Center
    The Plex Media Server is both the heart and brains for any digital media system. The free server is a module available on the Thecus® App Center that allows you to set up and manage your media. With the Plex Media Server installed on your Thecus® NAS, various devices on your network (such as your Xbox 360 and mobile devices) can connect to and stream your local and online media.
  • Native BitTorrent Support
    Included in ThecusOS™ 6 is Transmission, a powerful BitTorrent client. Easily add torrent seed files to Transmission and sit back and relax as your NAS does the rest, independent of your computer. Once downloaded, your files will be automatically stored in your NAS P2P folder where you’ll be able to access them across your network or through the internet. Set and forget torrenting that’s accessible anywhere, that’s the N2310’s native BitTorrent support.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

Just in time for Christmas, Thecus® is announcing the release of its latest home and SOHO NAS, the N2310. Equipped with an Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) 800MHz SoC processor and 512MB of DDR3 RAM, this latest 2-bay device is a great choice for those seeking solid storage solutions on a budget.

My little black number

Though not as powerful as the N2560 and N4560 released earlier this quarter, the N2310 still packs in a lot of the features of its pricier siblings:

-RAID support (0, 1, and JBOD)
-Web-based file access
-Built-in FTP server
-BitTorrent client
-Plex Media support
-Mobile control and media streaming via T-OnTheGo™ (for Android and iOS)
-5 minute complete installation
-Self-RAID creation
-Energy Efficient: 5W

Well equipped for a connected life, the N2310 not only offers users access and control of their files over the Internet, but is also able to stream stored media to Android and iOS mobile devices. And if you’re one for sharing and downloading files online, just drop the seed files into the N2310’s BitTorrent client and watch as this little NAS does the rest.

But what about the setup? That’s where our Intelligent NAS utility comes in. Once you’ve connected your N2310 to your home network, simply download and run Intelligent NAS. It’ll automatically find your NAS and allow you to easily set up your RAID or JBOD volume. Once up and running, Intelligent NAS will also allow you to effortlessly connect to the N2310’s operating system, ThecusOS™ 6, where you can monitor, configure, and update your NAS and modules.

So besides the comprehensive features and great usability, what else makes the N2310 great for home and SOHO users? Well, when we mentioned that it was a budget friendly NAS, we weren’t only referring to its cost price. The N2310’s AMCC processor and advanced design allow for such a degree of energy efficiency that its day-to-day running costs are near negligible.

Not only does the N2310 pack in a lot of the capabilities of larger and more expensive units, but it does so with style,” noted Florence Shih, General Manager at Thecus®, proudly. This dashing little black box can store up to 8TB of data with an unprecedented level of energy efficiency. In fact, we calculated it, and powering the N2310 for an entire year, say in the US, would only cost you $5.03.”

Featuring the new Plex Media Server, Transmission BitTorrent client, T-OnTheGo™ mobile support, and impressive performance (over 100/80MB/s read/write), the Thecus® N2310 is the perfect choice for home and SOHO stockings this December.

Specs

1. Hardware Platform
Item Spec
Processor AMCC APM 86491 800Mhz
System Memory 512MB DDR3
LAN Interface (PCI-e) RJ-45x1: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x1 (back x1)
USB 3.0 host port x1 (back x1)
Disk Interface 2 x SATA for internal
Power Supply 40W external power adaptor
Buttons Power button
USB copy button
Reset button
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 2bays Tower
Dimensions (HxWxD) 135 x 97 x 207 (mm)/5.33 x 3.83 x 8.14 (in)
Weight 0.8(Kgs) / 1.8(lb)(NAS only)
Certificates CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI
RoHS
WEEE

2. Software Functions
RAID
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1 and JBOD
Auto-rebuild Supported
Hot-swap Supported
Disk
Bad Block Scanning Supported
SMART Info Supported
SMART Test Supported
Disk Roaming Supports volume-based roaming to other N2310
Network
Configuration Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport Protocols TCP/IP, AppleTalk
File Protocols SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, AFP, NFS
TCP/IP IPV6 & IPV4
System status
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
Mac OS X
Linux
FTP Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control
Secure FTP Built-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
Download Manager BT Transmission
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 Thecus Backup Utility
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
Power Management
Scheduled Power On/Off Supported
Volume Management
File System EXT4
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
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 and Portuguese.
Utility Program (Intelligent NAS) MS Windows Setup Wizard
Supports Windows XP and after
Windows Server 2003 and after
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email Notifications Sends system messages via email to the system administrator
DDNS** Support one free DDNS registration (ex. xxx.thecuslink.com) (How-to)
UPnP and Port forwarding Support auto setting in Intranet environment
Intelligent NAS Go through defined URL for auto install (install.thecus.com)
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)
T-Dashboard™ Mobile monitoring and administration
T-OnTheGo™ Upload, download and stream multimedia
Others
Recycle Bin Supported
Web Disk Supported
**Thecus ID & DDNS setup requirements: An ADSL or Cable modem and router (that supports configurable UPnP port forwarding or IGD).

Package Contents

Accessory Bag Ethernet Cable Power Cord Power Adaptor
QIG Warranty Card All in one DVD

How To

NAS 101

Connecting to your NAS

Backup and Data Security

Thecus TV

Thecus N2310 Unboxing

- RAID support (0, 1, and JBOD)
- Web-based file access
- Built-in FTP server
- BitTorrent client
- Plex Media support
- Mobile control and media streaming via T-OnTheGo™ (for Android and iOS)
- 5 minute complete installation
- Self-RAID creation
- Energy Efficient: 5W