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Thecus N2560 2-bay Consumer NAS Appliance Review - Benchmarks - Power Consumption and Acoustics

Thecus N2560 2-bay Consumer NAS Appliance Review

Thecus offers the N2560 as an all-in-one media and storage solution. Let's take a look as we put it through our testing phase to see how it performs.

| SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Sep 19, 2013 2:11 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%      Manufacturer: Thecus

Benchmarks - Power Consumption and Acoustics

 

Our power consumption testing involves running the power supply from the NAS through the output on our Kill-A-Watt meter. Results are recorded at several intervals including idle, peak and after the drives enter standby.

 

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Above, we have our results from the power consumption testing. The first thing you may notice is drive-standby measuring in at the same as our idle recording. This is due to the feature currently not working in the latest build of Thecus OS 6 build 208.

 

Peak power consumption was measured at 24 watts during our workload testing.

 

Acoustics are measured from a distance of one foot with our IEC Type II Sound Level Meter.

 

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Upon initializing the N2560, we measured a peak fan noise of 38.7 dBA.

 

From there the NAS calmed down and maintained a 32.4 dBA operation.

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