The Thecus N2310 is really one heck of a NAS appliance, especially when you consider the price of this unit. At $159.99 MSRP, this might just be the most complete diskless solution available on the market. For comparison, the WD MyCloud EXII in its diskless form costs $199.99 and doesn't really offer the full on flexibility that the Thecus does.
Even with the complete plastic design of the N2310, I found the unit to be quite durable. No issues arose during testing with the drive trays or connections, and installation was rather simple.
Performance of the N2310 was rather good; it certainly isn't the quickest appliance we have tested, but then again, it's not slow by any means. The thing that keeps coming up when I think about the N2310 is the price; I mean how can you deny a true NAS system with Thecus OS 6 for 160 bucks? Especially if you have drives lying around that you could throw in this NAS and be up and running. Another feature that I do like with this NAS appliance is that Thecus changed up the finder software, which makes it much easier to setup and use. This adds to the user experience and is a plus in my book.
One thing that is important to understand with the N2310 is it is an entry-level appliance, so the high-end features that are found on a pricier unit won't be found within this unit. Things like IP surveillance, iSCSI, and TFTP support are non-existent, and the sleep mode in Thecus OS 6 hasn't worked since launch.
The MSRP for the N2310 tested here today is set at $159.99 with a two-year warranty.
PRICING: You can find the Thecus N2310 for sale below. The prices listed are valid at the time of writing but can change at any time. Click the link to see the very latest pricing for the best deal.
United States: The Thecus N2310 retails for $157.06 at Amazon.
Canada: The Thecus N2310 retails for CDN$282.01 at Amazon Canada.
- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [Thecus N2310]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and NAS Management]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - Single Client Throughput]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Random and Sequential Workloads]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Consumer Multi Client]
- Page 7 [Final Thoughts]
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