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Thecus N4810 Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Dec 12, 2016 11:23 pm
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TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: Thecus

Test System Setup

 

Tyler's NAS Test System Specifications

 

 

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It hard to think a simple application like the "finder" app could come such a long way but Thecus has done a remarkable job with the latest revision. Previously, the app was buggy and difficult to use, and now it has undergone a complete redesign and as you can see above lists out all the information on the appliances found on your home network.

 

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ThecusOS 7 has added some much-needed improvements mainly performance and usability. We are using version 3.00.07.4 for our testing.

 

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Setting up the NAS starts off with you choosing the RAID mode you wish to use. I tested RAID 0, 5, and 6 as they are the most commonly used.

 

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Management for the N4810 starts in the settings panel. The power and hardware section allows you to restart or shutdown the appliance along with scheduling reboots, WOL, and UPS functionality.

 

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There is also a more colorful version of the control panel available, seen above.

 

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System information includes version information along with activity monitors for CPU and memory.

 

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You can stop by the service menu to check what services are currently running. Seen above are the defaults for the N4810.

 

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Hardware information includes a basic device manager for the NAS.

 

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Moving over to network settings, you can control host and domain settings along with link agg and QoS.

 

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The monitor watches the CPU, memory, disks, and network, with each having their own graph like the above.

 

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In the privilege menu, you can control users and assign permissions.

 

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Above, we have both the services and backup menu open. As you can see, you have access to everything from SSH, iTunes, SNMP for monitoring, and VPN.

 

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The redesign of the app center saw an influx of new packages for Thecus NAS. Above, we are centered on the recommended solutions.

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