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Thecus N7510 7-Bay Affordable Tower NAS Review - Final Thoughts

Thecus N7510 7-Bay Affordable Tower NAS Review
Thecus strikes gold with the new N7510, a high performance NAS that costs less than $100 per drive bay, and it has more features than you'll ever use. This is the model we've waited a long time for.
| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Mar 11, 2013 3:35 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Thecus

Final Thoughts

 

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The N7510 ships with all of the new 2013 features recently introduced by Thecus and comes in at an amazing price point. The performance out of the box is very good; we're surprised Thecus is even labeling this as a high value part. Thecus has their ducks in a row when it comes to features and performance, and I guess they are just able to outperform their competitors - and do so at a very low price point.

 

The only feature missing on this unit is a 10GbE option, but even I don't run 10GbE other than a few test parts I have around. It will be a while before we see edge switches with 10GbE on a regular basis, so it's not as if Thecus is holding back a useful option for 99.9% of us. The N7510 does include the new A/V features that bring media center functionality to the NAS. Other new exciting features like Data Burn, the ability to connect an optical writer to the NAS, are included as well.

 

Besides, it's not like the dual gigabit Ethernet is going to slow any of us down. The N7510 was proven today to be a solid performer in all of our tests. Comparing this unit to a quad-core NAS costing significantly more was by design. The N7510 ran toe-to-toe with the 869 Pro and even managed to surpass its level of performance by a large margin in the multi-client test.

 

Thecus has been on quite a roll here lately, it's as if they can do no wrong. The last few units we've tested performed very well and all were tested against more expensive units and won in both performance and features.

 

If I were spending my money right now, I'd have to say it would go on a unit from Thecus. That's a powerful statement since I work with nearly all SMB NAS manufacturers, but it's the most honest stance I can take to express how impressed I am with the company's products currently. Speaking of spending money, the N7510 is quite the value as well. At less than $100 per bay this design borders between high-end enthusiast and smaller medium sized office.

 

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