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Thecus N5810 Consumer NAS Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Apr 28, 2016 1:16 pm
TweakTown Rating: 88%Manufacturer: Thecus

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The N5810 also brings with it our first look at Thecus OS 7. Right from the start, we notice it has an entirely new look to it.





The desktop for OS 7 is rather clean but does have a few icons in the top left. These include shortcuts for RAID, Backup, and Network control. At the very top, there is a file manager and app center.




Diving into the control panel, things is quite similar to OS 6 in that everything is categorized the same, but there are a few new items like SSD cache and disk clone.




The App store, while being quite new, does have a good amount of apps in it including Plex and Transmission, two of my favorites.




Moving on the file center allows you to set up shares that are accessible by user or as a whole depending on permissions.




The System Status menu goes much further into detail about the appliance than the past OS. As you can see it starts with the model number here and moving over to the hardware info tab.




The hardware info tab breaks down the Thecus into each component so much so that I really have no reason to open it up and see what ICs we have. From here, I know we have a quad-core J1900, 4GB of memory, along with two Intel i210 NICs and further down the USB 3.0 and SATA controllers.




The Disk menu allows you to configure your array supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10. There is also the option for iSCSI which has now been fixed.




SSD cache was around on the last OS but is now more prevalent and easier to setup. As you can see here, you can choose what type of cache you would like and the block size. You can also choose the policy.




In the image above, I have set up an LRO cache on an SSD with a block size of 2048K.




Last, we have the USB Copy option. This has been around for quite some time on nearly every appliance I have tested. With OS 7, you can configure the front mounted USB 3.0 port to complete an action along with selecting a folder to copy from or to.

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