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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Take advantage of reduced power consumption and lower operating temperature, resulting in a more reliable and affordable solution for always on 24x7 NAS environments.
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.