Linux NAS | SMB - Rackmount

N4510U PRO Reliable 4-bay 1U rackmount solution for SMB and SOHO
  • Intel® Atom™ D2701 Dual-Core Processor (2.13GHz)
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • Redesigned front panel
  • HDMI and VGA output
  • Choice of single or redundant power supply
  • Six USB ports (including two USB3.0
  • FREE McAfee Antivirus included
  • FREE Acronis True Image license
  • VMWare ready
  • iSCSI thin-provisioning supported
  • Available with a Single Power Supply (N4510U PRO-S) or a Redundant Power Supply (N4510U PRO-R)
 

Awards/Reviews

2014-07-20
Media: Digital Review Network | Country: Australia

“The Thecus N4510U PRO is an industrial strength unit, capable of high speeds and we found it to be very reliable and highly configurable. The web interface was easy to navigate and the overall experience was good. The addition of the LCD information screen on the unit itself - particularly at this price point - was also a welcome addition.”

2014-07-09
Media: Hardware info | Country: Netherlands

Hardware.Info closed its review by awarding the Thecus N4510U PRO-S the Silver Award:If you look at the price, you will not have to spend a lot for the Thecus N4510U-S, and it is a much faster and more complete than other NAS in its category.

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 N4510U PRO HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management.

  • 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 quotas make it easy to divvy up and manage disk space.

Overview

Time marches ever on, and Thecus® is ready to keep pace with its latest revision to the award winning SMB 4-bay rackmount line: the N4510U PRO. With a nearly 15% rise in processing speed thanks to the Intel® Atom™ D2701 processor and a stylish new front panel, the new N4510U PRO can begin future-proofing your business this November.

Product highlights

-Intel® Atom™ D2701 Dual-Core Processor (2.13GHz)
-2GB DDR3 RAM
-Redesigned front panel
-HDMI and VGA output
-Choice of single or redundant power supply
-Six USB ports (including two USB3.0)
-FREE McAfee Antivirus included
-FREE Acronis True Image license
-VMWare ready
-iSCSI thin-provisioning supported

“Data usage has been increasing exponentially for years,” explains Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus®. “And with this growth comes not only the need for greater storage, but also the need for more powerful processing power from storage devices. So when businesses decide to invest in IT infrastructure, they look not only at capacity, but also at a device’s ability to serve users and offer features to improve efficiency and effectiveness within the workplace. With our update of the N4510U, we’re offering business professionals our already comprehensive feature set and module database, as well as a timely upgrade to underlying hardware. This is the unique combination that keeps Thecus users ready for whatever the future holds.”

Case studies

Doris, the CEO of a design startup, has watched as her dreams became reality and then some. Starting out small with renovations and interior design projects for friends and family, she found her approach of revitalizing the past to be a hit. The word spread and now she found herself at the head of 20 employees expanding to new premises in a month. Given the continuing growth of her business and the storage needs of hundreds of large Photoshop files, Doris has decided to invest in a rack system. Because of the N4510U Pro’s vast array of software (such as Data Burn, which allows Doris to conveniently burn copies of her designs onto discs for clients, and a free copy of Acronis True image, for storing her employees work securely on her home NAS) and hardware features (for example the HDMI output, which means easy design sharing on the office HDTV), she confidently commits to her first of three Thecus® rackmounts.

It’s coming to the end of the year and Michelle, an IT specialist, needs to improve the performance of her network with a limited budget. She’s sure she could get the performance she needs out of an Intel® Core powered NAS, but the economical goals set by her manager don’t allow for it. After reading some positive review of its predecessor, Michelle decides to add another Thecus® NAS to her company’s IT infrastructure. She knows that with the N4510U PRO’s iSCSI Thin-Provisioning, overheads will be kept low, there will be reduced energy consumption and heat generation, and that all the while she’ll be clocking in higher data transfer speeds. Thanks the unit’s VMWare certification, Michelle can also make the most of virtualization technology. Through this, she can ensure even greater energy efficiency, as well as improved system consolidation and simplification. And to top off all the savings Michelle has been able to make, she proudly finishes her quarterly report with a note that the system came bundled with a free copy of McAfee antivirus.

Getting the most out of your NAS

What sets Thecus® products apart from other similar devices, besides years of experience and numerous world firsts in the storage industry, are the modules (apps) that expand the functionality and extend the applicability of their NAS. Since the recent unveiling of the App Center this August, Thecus® has consolidated a database of over 200 frequently updated official and third-party modules. By sharing nearly double the number of modules as their nearest competitors, Thecus® users can be sure that they’re getting a device with growing versatility and continued relevance in an ever-changing world.

Introducing the new N4510U PRO

Thanks to its proud history, the new N4510U PRO brings with it a proven feature set. Now with a brand new heart, this trusted workhorse is ready to carry your business into 2014 and beyond.

Specs

1. Hardware Platform
Item Spec
Processor Intel® Atom™ D2701 (2.13GHz Dual Core)
System Memory 2GB DDR3
LAN Interface (PCI-e) RJ-45x2 : 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x4 (back x4) 
USB 3.0 host port x2 (front x2)
LCM Module LCM display
4 buttons (ENTER, ESC, UP, DOWN)
HDMI Output HDMI port (back x1)
VGA Output VGA port (back x1)
Audio MIC input, Line input, Audio output
Disk Interface 4 x SATA for internal
1 x eSATA for external
Power Supply 200W Power Supply (N4510U PRO-S),
250W Redundant power supply (N4510U PRO-R)
Thermal/Fan control Thermal sensor on processor temperature
System Clock Battery-backed up system clock
Power Management Auto power on after shutdown due to power loss
Buzzer Adjustable frequency alarm
Buttons Power button
LCM button
Locator button
Mute button while system alert
System reset button (Hardware)
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 4bays 1U Rack Mount
Dimensions (HxWxD) N4510U PRO-S: 44 x 432.5 x 492 (mm)/ 1.73 x 17.03 x 19.37 (in)
N4510U PRO-R: 44 x 432.5 x 552 (mm)/ 1.73 x 17.03 x 21.73 (in)
Weight

N4510U PRO-S:8.8(Kgs)/19.4(lb)(NAS only)
N4510U PRO-R:10.9(Kgs)/24.03(lb)(NAS only)

Certificates CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI
RoHS
WEEE

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, Broadcast
TCP/IP IPV6 & IPV4
DDNS Supported
SSH Supported
UPnP Supported
UPnP Port forwarding Supported
System status
System Monitor Monitoring CPU, memory, 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
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.
Utility Program 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
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(with key) Ethernet Cable Power Cord Acronis True Image DVD
Universal CD QIG Warranty Card HDD Compatibility List Card
Fixed Shelves