Thecus offered a single product with this capability for the small business and SOHO market. Every once in a while, it gets refreshed. The N5810 Pro is Thecus’ best effort to date. Thecus’ N5810 Pro is the successor to the N4800, and the company’s sole SMB NAS with a built-in mini-UPS battery backup system.
Software Characteristics & Interface
Modern NAS appliances are Swiss Army storage devices that can play many roles in an office. Some of the features can be offloaded from your desktop and others are unique to the Linux-based environment, or cost money in Windows but run free under Linux. Thecus has a software package called QIG, and it adds a large number of roles that users can install with just a few clicks.
Your NAS can become a database server, a powerful central point for a video surveillance system, a Dropbox repository or even a DHCP server. The list of software characteristics is below:
Anti-Virus – 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 allows users the benefit of McAfee’s powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.
3.0 USB Connectivity – he 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 is done in no time.
Multiple Systems Of File – Users can simultaneously use different file systems across multiple RAID volumes to get the best of each one. Support for multiple file systems including EXT3, EXT4, Btrfs and XFS gives Thecus’ NAS the flexibility to handle many different types of environments.
Android/iOS Connectivity – In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With T-On-The-Go and the T-Dashboard, you can manage your NAS, and upload to and download/stream from your NAS using an iOS or Android device.
Cloud Backup – 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.
Thecus uses a simple layout that will click with Windows users. It’s still Linux-based, but the graphical interface feels familiar and intuitive. An easy-to-navigate tab system on the left side of the management windows gets you to the section you want for quick configuration. Users can also select from a number of file systems and even the number of bytes per node. If you don’t understand these settings, the automatic options work just fine for balancing performance.
- Capacity: Diskless
- Processor: Intel Celeron J1900 Quad-Core SoC
- DRAM: 1x 4GB DDR3, 1x open for SODIMM
- Ethernet: 5x Intel 1GbE NIC
- RAID Engine: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
- Supported File Systems: BTRFS, EXT3, EXT4, XFS
- Drive Bays: 5x SATA
- Front: 1x USB 3.0
- Rear USB: 2x USB 3.0, 3x USB 2.0
- eSATA: ✗
- Multimedia: 1x HDMI, 1x Line Out
- Warranty: 2-Years but Regional Policies and Terms
The Thecus N5810 Pro is the best option available at this time. No other product other than older Thecus models incorporates the mini-UPS battery backup system. Thecus’ simple setup process allows users to be up and running in less than ten minutes and the quality ensures years of trouble free use.