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Thecus : N2310 NAS

By Andy

Thecus

Our Product Rating:

Looks Rating
Looks rating of 4 stars

Performance Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Value Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Build Quality Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Software Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Features Rating
Looks rating of 5 stars

Overall Rating:
This product has a Gold Rating at Nismotech with an overall rating of 97% This product has been awarded the Nismotech Reviewers Award

Description

Equipped with an Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) 800MHz SoC processor and 512MB of DDR3 RAM, this latest 2-bay device is a great choice for those seeking solid storage solutions on a budget.

My little black number

Though not as powerful as the N2560 and N4560 released earlier this quarter, the N2310 still packs in a lot of the features of its pricier siblings:

-RAID support (0, 1, and JBOD)
-Web-based file access
-Built-in FTP server
-BitTorrent client
-Plex Media support
-Mobile control and media streaming via T-OnTheGo™ (for Android and iOS)
-5 minute complete installation
-Self-RAID creation
-Energy Efficient: 5W

Well equipped for a connected life, the N2310 not only offers users access and control of their files over the Internet, but is also able to stream stored media to Android and iOS mobile devices. And if you’re one for sharing and downloading files online, just drop the seed files into the N2310’s BitTorrent client and watch as this little NAS does the rest.

But what about the setup? That’s where our Intelligent NAS utility comes in. Once you’ve connected your N2310 to your home network, simply download and run Intelligent NAS. It’ll automatically find your NAS and allow you to easily set up your RAID or JBOD volume. Once up and running, Intelligent NAS will also allow you to effortlessly connect to the N2310’s operating system, ThecusOS™ 6, where you can monitor, configure, and update your NAS and modules.

So besides the comprehensive features and great usability, what else makes the N2310 great for home and SOHO users? Well, when we mentioned that it was a budget friendly NAS, we weren’t only referring to its cost price. The N2310’s AMCC processor and advanced design allow for such a degree of energy efficiency that its day-to-day running costs are near negligible
 

RRP

£116.07 - at the time of review on Tuesday 4th February 2014
Does not include P&P

Buy this in the UK         Buy this in the US         Go to Amazon DE         Go to Amazon CA
 

Pros...

Build quality is top class, features and software is out of this world. It’s mega easy to setup and use. The software interface is simple and easy to navigate even for a novice with a great deal of apps available to configure and tailor to your needs. One off the best NAS systems on the market

Cons...

None

Tech Specs

Hardware Platform
Processor - AMCC APM 86491 800Mhz
System Memory - 512MB DDR3
LAN Interface (PCI-e) - RJ-45x1: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
USB Interface - USB 2.0 host port x1 (back x1), USB 3.0 host port x1 (back x1)
Disk Interface - 2 x SATA for internal
Power Supply - 40W external power adaptor
Buttons - Power button, USB copy button, Reset button
Environment - Temperature: 5°C to 40°C - Humidity - 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis - 2bays Tower
Dimensions (HxWxD) - 135 x 97 x 207 (mm)/5.33 x 3.83 x 8.14 (in)
Weight - 0.8(Kgs) / 1.8(lb)(NAS only)
Certificates - CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI, RoHS, WEEE

Software Functions
RAID Modes - RAID 0, 1 and JBOD
Auto-rebuild - Supported
Hot-swap - Supported
Disk
Bad Block Scanning - Supported
SMART Info - Supported
SMART Test - Supported
Disk Roaming - Supports volume-based roaming to other N2310
Network
Configuration - Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport Protocols - TCP/IP, AppleTalk
File Protocols - SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, AFP, NFS
TCP/IP - IPV6 & IPV4
System status
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, Mac OS X, Linux
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
Data Backup
Client Incremental Data Backup - Thecus Backup Utility
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
Power Management
Scheduled Power On/Off - Supported
Volume Management
File System - EXT4
Multimedia Support
iTunes Server - Supports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza!™ Photo Server (via module) - Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP and PNG, Supports EXIF display, Supports slide shows
Media Server - Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol
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 Quota - Supported
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 (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.thecuslink.com) (How-to)
UPnP and Port forwarding - Support auto setting in Intranet environment
Intelligent NAS - Go through defined URL for auto install (install.thecus.com)
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)
T-Dashboard™ - Mobile monitoring and administration
T-OnTheGo™ - Upload, download and stream multimedia

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