Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server

Thecus 15TB (5 x 3TB) N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server Kit with Hard Drives

Thecus 15TB (5 x 3TB) N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server Kit with Hard Drives

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Thecus 15TB (5 x 3TB) N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server Kit with Hard Drives

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Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server WD 3TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit Thecus 15TB (5 x 3TB) N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server Kit with Hard Drives

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  • Includes 5 x 3TB Hard Drives
  • 15TB Total Storage Capacity with Drives
  • 1 x VGA Server Output
  • 1 x HDMI Server Output
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet LAN Ports
  • 5 x Internal SATA Disk Server Interface
  • RAID 0,1,5,6,10 and JBOD Modes
  • SATA 6Gbps Hard Drive Interface
  • 64MB Hard Drive Memory Buffer
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit includes the Thecus N5550 5 Bay Enterprise Tower NAS Server and five 3TB internal hard drives. By combining the Thecus N5550 Server with these three 5TB hard drives you benefit from a large amount of storage space as well as the ability to configure your drives in a variety of formats including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD.

The Thecus N5550 Server features an Intel Atom processor designed to work without fans, thus reducing the server's noise and power consumption. The 2GB of on-board DDR3 RAM also assist in the multi-tasking capabilities of the Thecus N5550 Server. Once the server is configured, you benefit from multi-user environments, web hosting, intense data backup and encryption, application serving, heavy RAID computations, and HD multimedia streaming.

  • 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 3TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit

    Designed with home and small office/business customers in mind, the 3TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit from WD is well-suited for NAS environments with up to eight 3.5" drive bays. Engineered to handle increased workloads, this 3TB drive operates using a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a 64MB cache, and a rotational speed of 5400 rpm, all of which help to ensure uninterrupted data transfers with a sustained rate of up to 147 MB/s. This drive also features high levels of reliability, with 600,000 load/unload cycles, <10 in 1014 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, error recovery controls, and 1,000,000 hours MTBF for 1-8 bay NAS systems. Also built into this drive are noise and vibration protection and WD's NASware 3.0 helps increase system compatibility, allowing WD Red drives to be more easily integrated with your existing network infrastructure.

    General Features

    Fill Your NAS with WD Red
    Built for 1 to 8-bay NAS systems, WD Red lets users store their data in one unit
    NASware 3.0 Technology
    Built into every WD Red hard drive, NASware 3.0's technology helps improves your system's storage performance by increasing compatibility, integration, upgradeability, and reliability
    Built for NAS Compatibility
    Desktop drives aren't purpose-built for NAS, but WD Red drives with NASware are. WD's technology helps takes the guesswork out of selecting a drive. WD Red is for small NAS systems and WD's algorithm balances performance and reliability in NAS and RAID environments
    Desktop Drives vs. WD Red
    Desktop hard drives are not designed for NAS environments. Do right by your NAS and choose a drive with an array of features to help preserve your data and maintain optimum performance. Take the following into consideration when choosing a hard drive for your NAS:
  • Compatibility: Without being tested for compatibility with your NAS system, improved performance is not guaranteed
  • Reliability: The always-on environment of a NAS or RAID is a hot one and desktop drives aren't typically tested in those conditions. WD Red is
  • Error Recovery Controls: WD Red NAS hard drives are specifically designed with RAID error recovery control to help reduce failures within the NAS system. Desktop drives are not typically designed for RAID environments where this can be an issue
  • Noise and Vibration Protection: Designed to operate solo, desktop drives offer little or no protection from the noise and vibration faced in a multi-drive system. WD Red drives are designed for multi-bay NAS systems
  • WD Red for Home
    Stream, backup, share, and organize your digital content at home with a NAS and WD Red drives designed to share content to the devices in your home. Red NASware helps increase your drives' compatibility with your devices, TV, stereo, and more
    WD Red for Small Business
    WD Red is a good hard drive choice for 1 to 8 bay systems. NASware 3.0 allows for integration with your existing network so WD Red can share and backup files at the speed of your business. For larger businesses with up to 16 bays, use WD Red Pro
    3D Active Balance Plus
    This helps ensure your data is protected from excessive vibration and noise in a NAS or RAID environment. This dual-plane balance control helps reduce the degradation of your drive over time
    Reliability
    Since your NAS system is always on, a reliable drive is essential. With an MTBF of up to 1 million hours, the WD Red drive with NASware 3.0 is designed for 24x7 environments
    Cooler Operations
    By reducing power consumption, the operating temperature of your NAS stays cooler. With a lower temperature in your system, you can create a more reliable solution for your NAS
    UPC: 718037815664
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
Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • 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 3TB Red 5400 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD Retail Kit
    Product Specifications
    Capacity 3 TB
    Interface SATA III 6 Gb/s
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Advanced Format (AF) Yes
    Native Command Queuing Yes
    RoHS Compliant Yes
    Performance
    Data Transfer Rate (max) Interface Speed: 6 Gb/s
    Internal Transfer Rate: 147 MB/s
    Cache 64 MB
    Rotational Speed 5400 rpm
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read <1 in 1014
    MTBF 1,000,000 hours
    Power Management
    12 VDC ±10% (Peak) 1.73 A (peak)
    Average Power Requirements Read/Write: 4.1 W
    Idle: 2.7 W
    Standby/Sleep: 0.4 W
    Environmental Specifications
    Temperature Operating: 32 to 149°F / 0 to 65°C
    Non-Operating: -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    Shock Operating (2 ms, read/write): 30 Gs
    Operating (2 ms, read): 65 Gs
    Non-Operating (2 ms): 250 Gs
    Acoustics Idle Mode: 23 dBA (average)
    Seek Mode: 24 dBA (average)
    Physical Dimensions
    Dimensions 1.028 x 5.700 x 4.000" / 26.11 x 144.8 x 101.6 mm
    Weight 1.40 lb / 0.64 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.5 x 5.1 x 2.6"

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