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Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights
  • Ultra Quite 20dB
  • 5 Minute Complete Installation
  • Quick NAS Access with Client Utility
  • Easy Connection Through DDNS
  • HDMI Output for Media Playback
  • Auto Flashback Photo Gallery
  • Intel Atom SoC Processor
  • Ultra Energy Efficient 9W Idle, 14W Load

The Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Server is designed to offer a revolutionary experience to the NAS industry. It utilizes the latest Intel Atom processor with 1GB RAM. In addition, superspeed USB 3.0 fosters quick transfers, HDMI output is convenient for multimedia playback, and McAfee Antivirus protection keeps your NAS operating smoothly. Innovative technologies have been utilized to develop the N2520 NAS to improve user experience and satisfaction.

The N2520 is suitable for any user who manages daily data backups, and personal cloud to multimedia playback purposes. The easy 5-minute installation contributes to the phrase plug-and-play in addition to the easy remote NAS access via DDNS. Furthermore, the client utility known as Intelligent NAS offers a revolutionary experience to manage your Thecus NAS without the need of a Web browser. As networking storage technology is evolving quickly, energy efficiency is always a consideration; the Thecus N2520 paired with the latest Intel Atom SoC chip offers the best performance while conserving energy. Last but not least, ThecusOS 6 and Auto Flashback Photo Gallery are remarkable updates which add to the user experience.

Intel Atom CE Media Processor CE5315
Performance without compromise - The Intel Atom CE media processor CE5315 is designed to manage multitasking like multimedia playback and data backup without affecting performance. This changes the user experience as NAS appliances are becoming optional to mandatory. Furthermore, the new Intel Atom processor provides performance and efficiency with its System-on-Chip (SoC) platform. A multi-user NAS environment with web hosting, data backup, data encryption, application serving, RAID 0, 1, JBOD volumes, and multimedia playback.
ThecusOS 6
OS for a Better Management Experience - Includes auto firmware and module update. Users will not have to go online to check whether they have the latest firmware and modules, a quick look at the UI and the simple press of a button is all you will need to keep your NAS updated. Most importantly, ThecusOS 6 has gone under a complete make-over, which promotes a faster, smoother, and more fluid transition during NAS management.
Energy Efficient x86 SoC NAS
Utilizes the latest Intel Atom processor built on a System-on-Chip, SoC platform. What this means is that the chip offers a myriad of works built into one; such as processor, graphics, memory, and so on. This technology paired with the Thecus N2520 allows good energy efficiency. The N2520 has power consumption of up to 9W idle/14W load, and over 50% power savings. Furthermore, noise levels are kept to a minimum at 20dB. The Intel SoC promotes energy efficient characteristics.
5 Minutes Complete Installation
The N2520 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 N2520 and set up will be completed within 5 minutes. This feature makes this a plug-and-play NAS.
Quick NAS Accessibility using Client Utility
Access your NAS without the need to go through web browsers. The client utility that is packaged in the N2520 offers ease of use. This utility will directly be installed on your computer and auto-Samba your NAS, thus automatically giving you access to designated folders. Browse all of your photos, see statistics about your stored data, monitor your NAS (copy/download/log activity), personalize, manage, and share files, all this in one easy-to-use application.
Easy Connection through 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 N2520 by utilizing domain names instead of IP digits.
Personal Cloud
The Thecus N2520 can easily be set up as your personal cloud; you now have the ability to access all your files stored in your NAS via mobile device or devices synced to the NAS network. The N2520 is able to store up to 8TB of storage capacity, which provides a large amount of cloud storage. In addition, cloud service providers such as Dropbox, ElephantDrive and Amazon S3 are fully compatible. Whether you are backing up sensitive data to your personal cloud, to streaming movies and music from your NAS, the N2520 offers easy personal cloud access.
HDMI Output for Multimedia Playback
With the easy-to-use local display module, simply plug a screen via HDMI connection, you won't require a computer anymore to monitor your NAS. Local display via HDMI makes things that much more convenient, directly attach keyboard and mouse or sync mobile device to start data management. Suitable for small/medium business and home users who need to show presentations or home users who wish to display multimedia on their HDTV. Whether it is music, photos, or videos the N2520 is capable to display multiple formats via HDMI multimedia playback.
Auto Flashback Photo Gallery
When the user utilizes the client utility, they will be presented with a feature of photos from the past, hence flashback. For example, if the current date is Feb xx, xxxx; Auto Flashback Gallery will automatically display photos of the same date but different year. If a photo of that date is absent, other photos will simply take its place.
Powerful Client Utility
Thecus developed a unique way to access your NAS without the need to go through web browsers. The client utility is better known as Intelligent NAS, it is a utility that is packaged in the N2520 to offer ease of use. This powerful utility will directly be installed on your computer and auto-Samba your NAS, thus automatically giving you access to designated folders.
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 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.
USB 3.0 Connectivity
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 5Gb/s. Backwards compatibility adds the connectivity of a world full of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the good combination of speed and universal access.
Acronis True Image 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.
iOS/Android Connectivity
In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With T-OnTheGo and the Thecus Dashboard, you can manage your NAS, and upload to and download/stream from your NAS using an iOS or Android device on the go.
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 divide up and manage disk space.
Processor Intel Atom SoC CE5315 Dual Core 1.2 GHz
System Memory 1 GB DDR3
LAN Interface (PCIe) RJ-45 x 1: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X, WOL supported
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x 2 (back x 2), USB 3.0 host port x 1 (front x 1)
HDMI Output HDMI port (back x 1)
Audio Output SPDIF (back x 1)
Disk Interface 2 x SATA for internal
Power Supply 40 W external power adapter
Power Management Auto power on after shutdown due to power loss
Buttons Power, USB copy, and reset button
Chassis 2-Bay tower
RAID RAID Modes: RAID 0, 1, and JBOD
Auto-Rebuild: Supported
Hot-Swap: Supported RAID Volume Encryption: AES 256-bit 1
Please Note:

AES 256-bit RAID volume encryption support available upon official firmware or application release.

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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 2
Please Note:

Support for spin-down on idle setting for power management available upon official firmware or application release.

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Network Configuration: Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport Protocols: TCP/IP, AppleTalk
File Protocols: SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, AFP
TCP/IP: IPV6 & IPV4
DDNS: Supported
SSH: Supported
UPnP: Supported
UPnP Port Forwarding: Supported 3
Please Note:

An ADSL/cable modem or router (sold separately) that supports configurable UPnP port forwarding or IGD is required for DDNS support.

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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, and Mac OS X
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
Power Management Client Incremental Data Backup: Acronis True Image (OEM version)
Client System Disaster Recovery: Acronis True Image (OEM version)
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 (iSCSI not supported)
Block Level Access Scheduled Power On/Off
Volume Management File System: EXT4
Multimedia Support iTunes Server: Supports AAC, MP3 with ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza! Photo Server (via module): Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP and PNG, supports EXIF display, supports slide shows, right click to publish on social network like FB
Media Server: Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol (via Twonkymedia module)
User Authentication Local User: Supports built-in user accounts
Local Group: Supports built-in user groups
Cloud Backup DropBox: Supported
ElephantDriver: Supported
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, Turkish, and Czech
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.thecus.ddns.com)
UPnP and Port forwarding: Supports auto setting in Intranet environment
Zero Installation: Go through defined URL for auto install (Intelligent NAS)
Client Utility (Intelligent NAS): Auto flashback photo gallery, BT download, file manager, piczza, and WebDisk.
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android) Thecus Dashboard: Mobile monitoring and administration (via module)
T-OnTheGo (iOS): Upload, download, and stream multimedia
Data Security Virus Scan: Supports McAfee
Local Display HDMI/Audio: Supported
DVB-T: Supported 4
Please Note:

Supported upon official firmware or application release of these features.

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Other Recycle Bin: Supported
Web Disk: Supported
UPS: Supported
Environment Temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
Humidity: 0 to 80% R.H. (non-condensing)
Dimensions (H x W x D) CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI
RoHS
WEEE
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.5 x 4.5 x 8.3" (166 x 114 x 210 mm)
Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Server
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    ThecusN2520 2-Bay NAS Server
     
    3.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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      5.0

      Great NAS chasis

      By shah1n

      from RTP, NC

      About Me Quality Oriented

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy Setup
      • Fast
      • Quiet

      Cons

      • My Network Access

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      Comments about Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Server:

      Pros: Nice interface, quick setup time, easy updates, DLNA compatible, PLEX compatible

      Con: Access from PC goes to the admin webpage all the time, you will need application such as PLEX to be installed in order to get to it for media. Direct access to the NAS drive is not easy to setup.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Linux

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      5.0

      small beauty NAS

      By Luffy

      from Milpitas, CA

      About Me Value Oriented

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy Setup

      Cons

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        Comments about Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Server:

        This NAS look pretty, kind of Apple like.I use it as home server to store my media content.The setup process is quick but a bit more documentation will make it more smoothly.The UI is good once you get used to it.the best thing is HDMI where I can play movies directly to TV from it.

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        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
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        2.0

        Good hardware, worst software.

        By Alva

        from Plano, TX

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              Comments about Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Server:

              Atom CPU, 1G Mem, HDMI, it hit all the marks on the tech side. But the software is almost unusable, no iSCSI, no RAID change, not to mention the nice applications on Synology and QNAP.

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              1.0

              Good hardware, poor software and support

              By Bart

              from Boston, MA

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              Pros

              • Decent Hardware
              • Easy to setup

              Cons

              • Buggy
              • Noisy
              • Poor Documentations

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              Comments about Thecus N2520 2-Bay NAS Server:

              I rated this 1 star because it still can perform file sharing pretty well.
              This NAS looks like the most valuable product on the market. It has a (relatively) fast Processor, 1 GB ram and a HDMI output. In fact, the software coming with this one is buggy. For example, the latest version of the system still have a problem of reading the NTFS partition. In addition, the Media Playback function (by XBMC via HDMI) is still under development. Only very very few low resolution video clips can be played smoothly via this NAS. Further more, there are only very limited number of modules available for this NAS and many of them have poor documentations. I got a pretty bad user experience on this one. In my opinion, don't waste your money on this NAS (even if you are working within a tight budget). Products from other major brands such as Synology and QNAP probably will better.

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