Rated 5 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5 out of 5 by SteveNG24 Choices, choices...
I've been looking for a NAS box for a good few months now, weighing up the pros and cons of a number of offerings from the likes of QNAP, Synology, Netgear, Buffalo and, of course, Thecus. Comparing the features of the 4-bay boxes from the above manufacturers it soon became clear that the one that fit my requirements was the Thecus N4800Eco. Not only did it have the required 4 bays, an Intel Atom processor running at 2.13Ghz, 2GB of DDR3 (as opposed to DDR2 which some of the other NAS boasted), a useful display but it also had a great series of I/O connections. Adding all of this functionality together in one relatively compact box just had me sold from the start. Yes, it's a little expensive but when you consider the gamut of features it flaunts, there really was no substitute. Oh, and even when populated with 4x 7200rpm enterprise class drives, it's almost silent - even under RAID-0 maximum load. An excellent product delivered (as usual) on time by Scan/DPD.
24 August 2013