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Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server

Thecus 10TB (5x 2TB) N5550 5-Bay Enterprise NAS Kit with WD Red SATA Hard Drives

Thecus 10TB (5x 2TB) N5550 5-Bay Enterprise NAS Kit with WD Red SATA Hard Drives

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Thecus 10TB (5x 2TB) N5550 5-Bay Enterprise NAS Kit with WD Red SATA Hard Drives

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Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server WD 2TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD20EFRX, Red Drive) Thecus 10TB (5x 2TB) N5550 5-Bay Enterprise NAS Kit with WD Red SATA Hard Drives

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  • Intel Atom Processor
  • 2GB DDR3 RAM
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • Includes 10TB (5x 2TB) WD Red SATA HDDs
  • Cloud Backup
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD
  • USB 3.0, HDMI and VGA Connectivity
  • iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
  • iOS/Android Connectivity
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The Thecus 10TB (5x 2TB) N5550 5-Bay Enterprise NAS Kit with WD Red SATA Hard Drives from B&H 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 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.

Also included are five Western Digital 2 TB WD Red SATA 3.5" NAS Hard Drives for a capacity of 10TB total. They're designed for a unique 24x7 operating environment and the demanding system requirements of home and small office NAS. They feature an enhanced dual-plane balance control technology, which significantly improves overall drive performance and reliability. Acronis True Image WD Edition Software allows you to completely clone the current system drive onto your new WD Red Hard Drive.

  • Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server

    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.
    Antivirus
    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.
    Rsync
    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.
    UPC: 884956003526
  • 5 x WD 2TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD20EFRX, Red Drive)

    The 2TB Network HDD Retail Kit from WD features a WD Red internal HDD equipped with a SATA 6 Gb/s interface along with a large 2TB storage capacity giving you fast access to a large amount of data. This drive is designed for optimal performance in 24/7 NAS environments. Along with enhanced NAS performance you also benefit from enhanced energy efficiency, greatly reducing the cost involved in running a variety of NAS solutions.

    Optimal compatibility for NAS systems
    This WD Network Drive is specifically engineered for NAS systems with up to 5 drive bays. Each drive is extensively tested for compatibility in the unique 24x7 operating environment and demanding system requirements of home and small business NAS.
    NASware 3.0 Technology
    NASware 3.0 further optimizes the WD Red drive for the NAS environment with added support for 6 to 8 NAS bays. WD Red now supports small NAS systems from 1 to 8 bays thanks to NASware 3.0, which further improves drive compatibility and reliability. At 48 TB of total capacity in an 8 bay system, WD Red expands your NAS experience.
    Energy Efficient
    Take advantage of reduced power consumption and lower operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on 24x7 NAS environments.
    Enhanced Reliability
    With a 35% MTBF improvement over standard desktop drives, the WD Network drives are designed and manufactured to be a more reliable and robust solution for your NAS system.
    3D Active Balance Plus
    The enhanced dual-plane balance control technology significantly improves the overall drive performance and reliability. Hard drives that are not properly balanced may cause excessive vibration and noise in a multi-drive system, reduce the hard drive life span, and degrade the performance over time.
    UPC: 718037815442
In the Box
  • 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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Specifications
  • Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server
    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)
    SATA DOM 1 GB
    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
    Buttons
    • 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:
      TCP/IP/AppleTalk
       
    • File Protocols:
      SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v4, AFP
       
    • Link Aggregation:
      Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB
       
    • TCP/IP:
      IPV4
    Data Access
    • Client OS Support:
      Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/ 7
      UNIX/Linux
      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:
      EXT3/EXT4/XFS
    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
    Administration
    • 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
    Other
    • 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)

    *Available in Q2 2012.

    Features
    Supported Software
    • RAID:
      Auto-rebuild
      Hot-swap
      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
      MPIO
      MCS
      Clustering
      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
    Physical
    Certificates
    • CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI
    • RoHS
    • WEEE
    • VMware, Citrix
    Environment
    • 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)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.2 x 12.8 x 11.1"
  • 5 x WD 2TB Network HDD Retail Kit (WD20EFRX, Red Drive)
    Capacity 2TB
    Cache 64MB
    Interface SATA 6Gb/s
    Rotational Speed IntelliPower
    Formatted Capacity 2TB
    User Sectors per Drive 3,907,029,168
    MTBF 1,000,000 hours
    Operating Systems Supported Windows/Mac
    Environmental Requirements
    Shock Operating Shock (Read): 65G, 2ms
    Non-Operating Shock: 250G, 2ms
    Acoustics Idle Mode: 23dBA (average)
    Seek Mode 0: 24dBA (average)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 158°F / 0 to 70°C
    Non-Operating Temperature -40 to 158°F -40 to 70°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
    Vibration Operating: 0.004 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
    Non-operating: 0.05 g²/Hz (10 to 300 Hz)
    Operating
    Linear: 20-300 Hz, 0.75G (0 to peak)
    Electrical Specifications
    12 VDC 1.73 ± 10% A (peak)
    5 VDC Read/Write: 4.1 W
    Idle: 2.7 W
    Standby/Sleep: 0.4 W
    Other Specifications
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.028 x 4.00 x 5.787" / 26.1 x 101.6 x 147 mm
    Weight 1.32 lb / 0.60 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.1 x 2.6"

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