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Thecus Top Tower N6850 6-Bay NAS Review - Final Thoughts

Thecus' Top Tower Series brings the power of a rackmount to a pedestal form. The N6850 is Thecus' entry level Top Tower, but it brings big performance and features.

By: | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Nov 8, 2012 3:27 pm
TweakTown Rating: 93%Manufacturer: Thecus

Final Thoughts


Thecus' new Top Tower series bring a new exciting look to high performance NAS products. The current lineup consists of three models that range from six bays to ten bays. As you move up through the product line the processing power and RAM increases in an effort to increase performance and to help with the addition scaling from the increased number of drives.


Today we looked at the smallest Top Tower unit in the series, the N6850. This unit ships with a powerful Intel Pentium processor and 2GB of DRAM. The combination allows you to transfer data quickly and at the same time run a large number of applications on the NAS.


The Top Tower N6850 doesn't bring a large number of new application to the Thecus stable, but the new HDMI video out opens the door for several new exciting features. I tested Thecus' new Local Display Module with a USB keyboard and mouse. The features are nice, but what Thecus really needs is a remote control like Windows Media Center, and a full on media center type app. I wouldn't be surprised to see such and app and wireless hardware control in the works.


Still though, these aren't really features that a business would use on their NAS. Nothing screams data insecurity more than a NAS with sensitive data in the company lounge with people watching movies from it. Granted, the security features allow the system admin to lock down the sensitive data, but how long will it be before someone spills a drink on the NAS?


HDMI aside, the rest of the features on the N6850 are all business and this NAS is a serious workhorse for your office. The 2GB of system RAM really allows you to use this product for more than just data storage and Thecus gives you a large number of add-on packages that install without a computer science degree.



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