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Thecus N4100PRO Diskless System NAS Server - Serial ATA-300 - N4100PRO

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Overall Satisfaction
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Value
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Ease of Use
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It's not a speed demon--write speed to it, even on a gig network, are not spectacular, but that's fine with me. I was looking for a nice little 4-bay NAS with useful features and easy management, and this box nails my requirements. I'm running it with 4 x WD10EADS 1tb "green" drives and it runs quiet and cool on my desk, serving up 3tb of RAID five with little fuss at all. Great little box, love it.

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For less than $400, the N4100pro was steal! From order to running in 1 week. The RAID config as well as everything else was very simple with the browser setup. It gets a 4 in performance because it took 14 hours to set up RAID 10 with 4x 1.0Tb WD BLACK HDDs and the small amount of RAM. Now all 5 pcs on my home network share the data store and everyone has their own safe backup. The add on modules are next. Looking forward to using the I-Tunes and Web server modules. Thank You Thecus & Buy.com!

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by Greg on 2/20/2009

It's not a speed demon--write speed to it, even on a gig network, are not spectacular, but that's fine with me. I was looking for a nice little 4-bay NAS with useful features and easy management, and this box nails my requirements. I'm running it with 4 x WD10EADS 1tb "green" drives and it runs quiet and cool on my desk, serving up 3tb of RAID five with little fuss at all. Great little box, love it.

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on 3/6/2009

For less than $400, the N4100pro was steal! From order to running in 1 week. The RAID config as well as everything else was very simple with the browser setup. It gets a 4 in performance because it took 14 hours to set up RAID 10 with 4x 1.0Tb WD BLACK HDDs and the small amount of RAM. Now all 5 pcs on my home network share the data store and everyone has their own safe backup. The add on modules are next. Looking forward to using the I-Tunes and Web server modules. Thank You Thecus & Buy.com!

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Product Overview

Beginning with the introduction of the N4100 NAS device, Thecus has rocked the world of digital storage with innovation after innovation. Today, Thecus is proud to reveal the brand new 4-bay NAS – N4100PRO. With powerful new RAID options, a built-in LCD, and vastly improved data throughput, the N4100PRO ups the ante once again with increased usability, functionality, and performance.

Powered by the AMD Geode™ LX800 processor and 256MB of DDR400 memory, the N4100PRO delivers the raw horsepower required to transfer files quickly and efficiently. With updated hardware and a ton of performance improvements, the data transfer speed of N4100PRO doubles that of the original N4100! Four 3.5" SATA hard disk bays enable up to 4TB of storage, and users can manage this space with an updated list of RAID mode selections, including 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD. The N4100PRO also offers advanced RAID management features, including RAID expansion and RAID level migration for ultimate flexibility. To top it off, the N4100PRO comes equipped with a big, bright LCM module, which displays useful status messages such as IP address, date and time, and RAID status, making it easy for users to keep an eye on the condition of their N4100PRO. With features like these, the N4100PRO is easier to manage than ever.

Of course, raw performance is nothing without reliability, and the N4100PRO delivers this in spades. On the back of the N4100PRO are two Gigabit Ethernet ports that come with network bonding in fail over mode. With this feature, the N4100PRO can automatically switch to its second Gigabit Ethernet port should the first one fail for any reason. To ensure quality of service, the N4100PRO also comes equipped with link aggregation with 802.3ad and load balancing. The result is a zero network downtime and increased reliability for N4100PRO users.

The N4100PRO also brings a huge selection of useful features to the table. To keep multimedia moguls happy, the N4100PRO can act as a media server, iTunes server, and photo web server at the drop of a hat. The included download manager makes it easy to schedule and download BT, HTTP, and FTP downloads during off-peak hours, and IP Cam support allows users to turn their N4100PRO into a home surveillance unit. The N4100PRO can mount ISO files and share them across the entire network, and users can even further expand its functionality with module support.

Specifications

Manufacturer Clairtek Inc-Thecus
Mfg Part# N4100PRO
SKU 209754386
UPC 884956000716
UPC 14 00884956000716
Features
System Information at a Glance
Equipped with a big, bright LCM module, the N4100PRO displays useful status messages such as IP address, date and time, and RAID status, making it easy for users to keep an eye on the condition of their N4100PRO. With the LCM module, N4100PRO users can even configure the unit in a dimly-lit living room for added convenience.
Flexible Secure Storage Options
The N4100PRO also improves on its predecessor by adding RAID 6 and RAID 10, providing users have even more options for data storage. What's more, the N4100PRO also supports RAID expansion, allowing users to add more storage to their RAID volumes as their needs arise. With the N4100PRO, users have the flexibility to store their data their way.
Superb Network Reliability
Being able to connect to your storage unit at all times is essential. That's why the N4100PRO comes with network bonding in fail over mode. With this feature, the N4100PRO can automatically switch to its second Gigabit Ethernet port should the first one fail for any reason. The result is a zero network downtime and increased reliability for N4100PRO users.
Enhanced Performance
Those familiar with Thecus products know of their extreme performance. For the N4100PRO, Thecus has raised the stakes by more than doubling the data transfer performance of its predecessor, delivering data transfer speeds of 35MB/sec! Equipped with the N4100PRO, media enthusiasts and SMBs don't have to wait around when accessing their data.
Tech Specs
Key Components
2 x GbE Intel 82541 Interface
2 x 16 LCM Module
3 x USB 2.0 Host Mode (2xFront, 1xRear)
4 x Hot Swappable Disk Tray
RAID & Volume Operation
RAID level: 0,1,5,6,10 and JBOD
Dedicated hot spare disks
Configurable RAID stripe size
RAID expansion
RAID level migration
Auto volume rebuild
Instant RAID volume availability
Advanced Data Protection
Offline disk array roaming
Remote replication by Thecus proprietary Nsync
System Management
Web GUI
Multilingual Support (English, French, German, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish)
NTP supported
Wake-On-LAN
Schedule Power On/Off – For better power management
Power on after power loss
Event notification vial email and LCM
Run time system transaction recording in system log
Network File Protocols
Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB)
Apple Filing Protocol (AFP 3)
Network File System (NFS v3)
File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTPs)
Setup Utility
Windows 2000 / XP / 2003
MAC OS X
Authentication
Local user database
Microsoft NT Domain Controller (PDC)
Microsoft Active Directory Authentication (AD)
Network Client Type
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista
Unix/Linux/BSD
MAC OS X, OS 9
Disk Management
Power Management (Disk idle spin-down)
Disk Status Monitoring (S.M.A.R.T.)
Supported USB Devices
USB Printer
External HDD/Flash disk
USB IEEE 802.11 b/g dongle w/ AP mode support
USB UPS
Client Data Protection
Thecus backup utility for Mac OS X
Client data backup incremental/scheduled for Microsoft Platform
Client system disaster recovery for Microsoft Platform
Network Configuration
Fixed IP Address (Static)
Dynamic IP Address (DHCP)
Jumbo Frame
Link Aggregation with 802.3ad, load balance and fail over supported.
Others
User module management
Media Server
iTunes Server
Download manager via HTTP/FTP/BT
Web Server
Web Disk via remote access
ISO Mount
Recycled Bin
Printer Server
IP CAM simple surveillance server
Photo web server
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