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Thecus N8200XXX 8-Bay Rack Mount NAS Server Review - The Packaging

When it sits in a rack, you know it's for real. Chris takes a look at Thecus' entry level NAS server for rack environments.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Oct 13, 2011 5:22 am
TweakTown Rating: 91%Manufacturer: Thecus

The Packaging

 

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Our sample shipped to us double boxed from the factory and your N8200XXX shipped from an e-tailer should arrive in the same manner.

 

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Thecus has always packaged their products very well regardless if it's a high end enterprise product or a small consumer NAS.

 

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Open cell foam is used extensively throughout the package and the accessories are kept in a separate area away from the NAS itself. Here we see that even the NAS slide rails are kept in a smaller box and secured down the middle of the package.

 

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Moving one layer deeper reveals the N8200XXX NAS which is surrounded by white foam. The NAS also ships in a plastic bag to keep moisture out and has a layer of sticky plastic on the top portion of the cover.

 

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The N8200XXX ships with software and a quick start paper guide. A full manual is included in PDF format on one of the discs as well.

 

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Two power cords, a Category 5e Ethernet cable and screws for mounting your drives are included with the NAS. A set of keys to lock the drives in is also included, so you have a bit of a security system that keeps your drives from walking away.

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