Thecus N5550 5-Bay NAS-Server
Intel Atom, 1,9GHz, 2GB RAM, 1x eSATA, 1x USB 3.0)
Intel® Atom™ CPU: silent power
Intel® Atom™ CPUs are designed to work without fans. This will dramatically reduce NAS noise and power consumption.
Associated with large amounts of DDR3, Intel® Atom™ CPUs will provide much better performance. Don’t be restricted to a 4-bay NAS, bring it up a notch, Thecus® N5550 is available and boosts the best performance with a great price, without entering larger bay units. Multi-users environment, web hosting, intense backup, data encryption, application serving, heavy RAID computations, and HD multimedia streaming: welcome to the world of smooth multi-tasking!
McAfee Antivirus: preventing possible threats
The N5550 NAS is McAfee antivirus embedded meaning that users can have confidence that their sensitive data will be protected by the most advanced antivirus software, McAfee.
USB 3.0: from optional to mandatory
Thecus® started integrating USB 3.0 more than one year ago, enabling this blazing fast protocol on most storage devices by embedding a PCI-e slot. On popular demand, future NAS will equip at least one port for USB 3.0 transfer rates of 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
HDMI, VGA and Audio out: removing the middle man
After installing the proper module, simply plug a screen by the use of HDMI output, you don’t even need a computer anymore to check on your NAS! Local display via HDMI makes things that much more convenient, directly attach keyboard and mouse to start data management.
The N5550 also supports VGA output for attaching traditional televisions, projectors and monitors. VGA output makes this 5-bay NAS convenient to display presentation or media files when HDMI is not on hand.
To add, users can attach speakers directly to the N5550 NAS to play audio files. With audio out, managing media and audio files is simple; attach the speaker plug to audio out and you’re set to go!
Ideal for small installations and/or mobile users, these features are designed to lower the total cost of ownership of your network architecture.
Specifications: N5550 for High Value Storage
- Intel® Atom™ Processor
- 2GB of DDR3
- USB 3.0
- HDMI output
- LCM Display
- Data Guard
Data Guard backup solution is the ultimate software as it provides both local and remote parts. Currently, data is backed up across RAID volumes, external USB drives, and eSATA. In addition, Data Guard uses innovative technology to sync data across the network to other NAS and servers. More importantly, Thecus® Data Guard is the total backup solution which makes managing NAS user-friendly and convenient.
- Data Burn
NAS data can now be burned directly to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs with Data Burn, this hassle-free module makes burning data to a disk effortless. In addition, burning ISO image file is also supported. Whether you’re managing audio, media or essential files; Data Burn copies information fast while significantly reducing waiting time. The process of burning file to disk is now easy and smooth with Data Burn module.
Thecus’ innovative hardware helps prevent failures. But sometimes you have to protect the NAS against itself. Adding an antivirus to the already comprehensive software bundle will provide the necessary software protection by scanning the files on your NAS and defending it against possible threats. McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company and shares Thecus’ spirit of dedication and quality. By establishing a strong partnership with them, Thecus will allow users the benefit of McAfee’s powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.
- Cloud Backup
The private and public clouds meet with Thecus’ new DropBox, Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive cloud backup functionality! Guard your data with RAID at home and an additional level of protection in the Cloud. Just drag and drop files into the folder on your NAS and access them on any computer or mobile device with DropBox, Amazon S3 or ElephantDrive.
- HDMI Output
Make your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! The N5550’s HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management, web browsing with Flash support, and even HD video playback. Don’t force yourself to watch movies on that tiny little computer screen anymore, take it to the living room!
- USB 3.0 Connectivity
The next generation of connectivity is here with speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. Whether connecting digital cameras and smart phones, backing up large external hard drives, or extending the capacity of your NAS, USB 3.0 will make sure it’s done in no time at up to 5 Gbit/s. Backwards compatibility adds the connectivity of a world full of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the best combination of speed and universal access.
- Acronis True Image
Thecus brings the best to the table with Acronis’s advanced backup software. Back up all your data with One-click Protection or pick and choose only your most important files. Acronis sports a slick interface, user-friendly design, and comprehensive features to keep your data safe.
- Multiple RAID
When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly let you have it your way. Create multiple RAID volumes each supporting different RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD for your own balance of performance and data protection. Should a hard drive malfunction occur, changing one is simple thanks to online RAID migration and expansion, hot spare, and auto rebuild.
- Multiple File Systems
Support for multiple file systems including EXT3, EXT4, and XFS, gives Thecus NAS flexibility to handle many different types of environments. Users can simultaneously use different file systems across multiple RAID volumes to get the best of each one.
- iSCSI Thin-Provisioning
Get the most out of your storage space with the extreme speed of iSCSI and the efficiency of iSCSI thin provisioning. Connect through iSCSI for the fastest data transfer speeds available and make wasted disk space a thing of the past with thin provisioning’s flexible storage functionality.
- iOS/Android Connectivity
In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With ThecusShare and the Thecus Dashboard, you can manage your NAS, and upload to and download/stream from your NAS using an iOS or Android device on the go.
Backing up your data is very necessary, and everyone has specific needs when it comes to storage. Thecus’s Rsync functionality gives users great flexibility with remote backup capability, a flexible scheduler, and the stability of Linux-based transfer.
- User Quota
Divide the massive storage of a Thecus NAS among multiple users. Whether there are two users or 100, user quotas make it easy to divvy up and manage disk space.
1. Hardware Platform
Item Spec Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor System Memory 2GB DDR3 LAN Interface RJ-45×2: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x4 (back x4)
USB 3.0 host port x1 (front x1)
LCM Module LCM display
4 buttons (ENTER, ESC, UP, DOWN)
SATA DOM 1GB HDMI Output HDMI port (back x1) VGA Output VGA port (back x1) Audio MIC input, Line input, Audio output Disk Interface 5 x SATA for internal
1 x eSATA for external
Power Supply 200W Power Supply USB UPS Supported Thermal/Fan control Thermal sensor on processor temperature
System FAN speed controlled by temperature
System Clock Battery-backed up system clock Power Management Auto power on after shutdown due to power loss Buzzer Adjustable frequency alarm Buttons Power button
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis Tower Metal Chassis Dimensions (HxWxD) 230 x 190 x 240 (mm) Certificates CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI
2. Software Functions
RAID RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD Auto-rebuild Supported Hot-swap Supported Hot Spare Supported Online RAID Migration Supported Online RAID Expansion Supported RAID Volume Encryption AES256bit Disk Power Management Available spin-down on idle setting Bad Block Scanning Supported SMART Info Supported SMART Test Supported Disk Roaming Supports volume-based roaming to other Thecus NAS Network Configuration Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address Transport Protocols TCP/IP/AppleTalk File Protocols SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v4, AFP Link Aggregation Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB TCP/IP IPV6 & IPV4 DDNS Supported SSH Supported UPnP Supported UPnP Port forwarding Supported System status System Monitor Monitoring CPU, memory, temperature, fan, network utilization and protocols access user count Syslog Management Send syslog to assigned location
Act as syslog server to receive log info from other systems
Data Access Client OS Support Windows 8/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000
Mac OS X
FTP Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control Secure FTP Built-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control TFTP Users can download and upload files with TFTP programs Download Manager BT download (via Transmission module)
NZB download (via NZB module)
Printer Server (IPP) Supports USB printers
Supports a wide range of IPP printers
Client can manage print tasks (list/delete) via web user interface
Data Backup Client Incremental Data Backup Acronis True Image (OEM version) Client System Disaster Recovery Acronis True Image (OEM version) Client Side Backup Software Thecus Backup Utility (Windows/Mac OS X) Data Burn Create files to ISO image and burn to optical disc
Create files to ISO image
Read ISO image from optical disc and write to NAS
Mac OS X Time Machine Supported Data Guard Remote Backup/Local Backup Block Level Access iSCSI Target/Initiator Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets iSCSI Thin Provisioning Supported MPIO Supported MCS Supported Clustering Supported SCSI3 Persistent Group Reservation Supported Power Management Scheduled Power On/Off Supported Volume Management Multiple RAID Supported Multiple File System Selectable EXT3/EXT4/XFS Multimedia Support iTunes Server Supports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV Piczza!™ Photo Server (via module) Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP and PNG
Supports EXIF display
Supports slide shows
Media Server Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol (via Twonkymedia module) User Authentication Local User Supports built-in user accounts Local Group Supports built-in user groups Windows ADS Supported LDAP Supported Access Guard Supports Black & White list/IP Filter Cloud Backup DropBox Supported (via module) ElephantDriver Supported (via module) Amazon S3 Supported File System Type Journaling File System Language Support Unicode Support Authorization (ACL) “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders User Quota Supported Administration User Interface Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and Czech. Utility Program MS Windows Setup Wizard
Supports Windows 8/7/Vista/2003/XP/2000
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email Notifications Sends system messages via email to the system administrator SNMP Trap System information trap out Mobile Applications (iOS/Android) Thecus Dashboard Mobile monitoring and administration (via module) T-OnTheGo™ (iOS) Upload, download and stream multimedia Data Security Virus Scan Supports McAfee® (via module) Capacity Expansion Stackable Can extend for 5 additional iSCSI volumes from other Thecus NAS Others Recycle Bin Supported Web Disk Supported (via module) Web Server Supported (via module) ISO Mount Supported IP Cam Surveillance Supports up to 5 IP cameras (via module) Auto Module Installation Thecus’ module server automatically provides the latest modules and updates through the user interface. Local Display X-Window via HDMI output
- Hard Drive: 20 TB
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 7.4 x 9 inches ; 16 pounds
- Shipping Weight: 18.3 pounds
- Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
- ASIN: B0085RO8U8
- Item model number: N5550
- Date first available at Amazon.com: May 24, 2012