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Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server

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Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server

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  • Data Burn
  • Benefit from McAfee Antivirus
  • Cloud Backup
  • HDMI Output
  • USB 3.0 Connectivity
  • Acronis True Image
  • Multiple RAID
  • Multiple File Systems
  • iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
  • iOS/Android Connectivity
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The N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server from Thecus is ideal for small installations and mobile users. Advanced technologies have been used to develop the NAS Server. It features an Intel Atom processor, which is designed to work without fans, thus reducing the server's noise and power consumption. Equipped with large amounts of DDR3, the CPUs provide better performance. The NAS Server supports multi-user environments, web hosting, intense backup, data encryption, application serving, heavy RAID computations and HD multimedia streaming. The N5550 NAS features McAfee antivirus software, which protects your sensitive data from viruses. It has an embedded PCIe slot. Simply plug a screen through a HDMI output, which enables you to check your server without a computer. You can directly attach a keyboard and mouse to start data management via HDMI.

The N5550 also supports VGA output for attaching traditional televisions, projectors and monitors. The VGA output makes this 5 Bay NAS Server convenient for displaying presentation or media files when HDMI is not available. Additionally you can attach speakers directly to the N5550 NAS to play audio files. Manage media and audio files by simply attaching the speaker plug to the audio out. These features help to lower the total cost of ownership for your network architecture.

Data Burn
With Data Burn, NAS data can be burned directly to CD, DVD and Blu-ray discs. This hassle-free module makes burning data to a disk effortless. Additionally, burning ISO image file is also supported. Data Burn copies information fast as well as reduces waiting time when you are managing audio, media or essential files.
Thecus's innovative hardware helps prevent failures. 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. Thecus allows users the benefit of McAfee's powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.
Cloud Backup
The private and public clouds meet with Thecus's new DropBox and ElephantDrive cloud backup functionality. You can guard your data with RAID at home and an additional level of protection in the Cloud. Drag and drop files into the folder on your NAS and access them on any computer or mobile device with DropBox or ElephantDrive.
HDMI Output
This makes your NAS Server the ultimate multimedia hub by allowing you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management, web browsing with Flash support and even HD video playback.
USB 3.0 Connectivity
The USB 3.0 connectivity provides speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. The USB 3.0 connects digital cameras and smart phones, backs up large external hard drives and extends the capacity of your NAS Server at up to 5 Gbps. The NAS Server's backwards compatibility adds connectivity for USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the best combination of speed and universal access.
Acronis True Image
Acronis's advanced backup software comes with a slick interface, user-friendly design and comprehensive features to keep your data safe. You can back up all your data with one-click protection or you can choose only the most important files.
Multiple RAID
The Thecus NAS is versatile. It creates a balance of performance and data protection for multiple RAID volumes each supporting different RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD. In case of a hard drive malfunction, you can change the drive easily with the help of its built-in hot-swap, hot-spare, online RAID migration and expansion, as well as auto-rebuild capabilities.
Multiple File Systems
The Thecus NAS Server can handle different types of environments due to its support for multiple file systems including EXT3, EXT4 and XFS. You can simultaneously use different file systems across multiple RAID volumes to get the best of each one.
iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
You can get fast data transfer with the high speed iSCSI and make wasted disk space a thing of the past with thin provisioning's flexible storage functionality.
iOS/Android Connectivity
The ThecusShare and the Thecus Dashboard helps to manage your NAS Server, upload and download or stream data using an iOS or Android device on the go. This facilitates access to your data from anywhere.
Thecus's Rsync functionality gives your NAS server greater flexibility with remote backup capability, a flexible scheduler and the stability of a Linux-based transfer.
User Quotas
You can divide the massive storage of this server among multiple users. User quotas make storage easy to divvy up and manage disk space, for two or even up to 100 users.
Hardware Specification
Processor Intel Atom Processor
System Memory 2 GB DDR3
LAN Interface
  • RJ-45x2: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
  • WOL supported
USB Interface
  • USB 2.0 host port x4 (back)
  • USB 3.0 host port x1 (front)
LCM Module
  • LCM display
  • 4 buttons (ENTER, ESC, UP, DOWN)
HDMI Output HDMI port x1 (back)
VGA Output VGA port x1 (back)
Audio MIC input, Line input, Audio output
Disk Interface
  • Internal: 5x SATA
  • External: 1x eSATA
Power Supply 200 W
USB UPS Supported
Thermal / Fan Control
  • Thermal sensor on processor temperature
  • System FAN speed controlled by temperature
System Clock Battery-backed up system clock
Power Management Auto power on after shutdown due to power loss
Alarm Adjustable frequency alarm
  • Power button
  • LCM button
Chassis Tower metal chassis
Software Functions
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD
Disk Management
  • Power Management:
    Available spin-down while idle setting
  • Disk Roaming:
    Supports volume-based roaming to other Thecus NAS
Network Management
  • Configuration:
    Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
  • Transport Protocols:
  • File Protocols:
  • Link Aggregation:
    Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB
  • TCP/IP:
Data Access
  • Client OS Support:
    Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/ 7
    Mac OS X
  • 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)
    HTTP/FTP/BT/eMule (via DLM 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 and Client System Disaster Recovery:
    Acronis True Image (OEM version)
  • Client Side Backup Software:
    Thecus Backup Utility (Windows/Mac OS X)
  • Rsync Backup:
    Rsync replicates data between two systems (via Rsync module)
Block Level Access
  • iSCSI Target/Initiator:
    Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets
  • Multiple File System Selectable:
Multimedia Support
  • iTunes Server:
    Supports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV
  • Piczza Web Server (via module):
    Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP and PNG
    Supports EXIF display
    Supports slide shows
  • 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
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 Interface:
    Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Portuguese
  • Utility Program:
    MS Windows Setup Wizard
    Supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
    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)
  • Thecus Dashboard:
    Mobile monitoring and administration (via module)
  • ThecusShare:
    Uploading, downloading and streaming multimedia
  • Thecus-Disk:
    Manage files and folders on Thecus NAS, playback audio and video media and view photos and documents
  • IP Cam Surveillance:
    Supports up to 5 IP cameras (via module)
  • Auto Module Installation:
    Thecus’s module server automatically provides the latest modules and updates through the user interface
  • Cloud Backup:
    Dropbox, ElephantDrive, Amazon S3*, Acronis (via module)
  • Local display:
    X-Window via HDMI output
  • Antivirus:
    McAfee (via module)
Please Note:

*Available in Q2 2012.

Supported Software
  • RAID:
    Hot Spare
    Online RAID Migration
    Online RAID Expansion
    RAID Volume Encryption
  • Disk:
    Bad Block Scanning
    SMART Info
    SMART Test
  • Data Backup:
    DVD Backup
    Mac OS X Time Machine
  • Block Level Access:
    iSCSI Thin Provisioning
    SCSI3 Persistent Group Reservation
  • Power Management:
    Scheduled Power On/Off
  • Volume Management:
    Multiple RAID
  • User Authentication
    Windows ADS
  • File System
    User Quota
  • Other
    Recycle Bin
    Web Disk (via module)
    Web Server (via module)
    ISO Mount
    User/System Module
  • RoHS
  • WEEE
  • VMware, Citrix
  • Temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
  • Humidity: 0 to 80 % R.H. non-condensing
Dimensions (HxWxD) 9.05 x 7.48 x 9.45" (230 x 190 x 240 mm)
Weight 15.65 lb (7.1 kg)
Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server
  • Power Cord
  • Ethernet Cable
  • HDD Compatibility List Card
  • Accessory Bag with Key
  • Acronis True Image DVD
  • Universal CD
  • Twonky Media Server CD
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 2 Year Warranty
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