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N4100EVO Evolve Your Digital Office

  • Hardware RAID Technology
  • Enhanced Performance
  • Advanced Power Management Features
  • Bulletproof Data Protection
  • Robust Feature Set
  • Simple Set Up and Operation


DLNA-Compliant Media Server

Thecus NAS make an excellent media server and can easily store huge libraries of songs, pictures, and movies. The DLNA-Compliant Media Server allows you to stream all of your multimedia on your TV, stereo, or mobile device.

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.

RAID Accelerator

RAID5 is the ideal compromise between safety and speed for 4-bay NAS. However, (re)building RAID can be an arduous process and take many hours while reducing the NAS overall performance. The N4100EVO’s RAID accelerator builds RAID5 quicker with a dedicated chip, saving you time and keeping the main CPU available for other tasks.


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.

Energy Saving

The power needed to keep your NAS up and running can greatly add to its overall cost. Lower your Total Cost of Ownership with the N4100EVO’s advanced power saving features. With scheduled power on/off, you can tell your N4100EVO to only turn on during certain times during the day. And with auto disk spindown and an enhanced power saving design, the N4100EVO is a veritable energy miser.


Getting your N4100EVO up and running shouldn’t be a hassle, which is why it comes equipped with a Simple Setup Wizard to guide you through the entire setup process. Once you’re up and running, the new AJAX-based user interface makes using the N4100EVO simple and hassle-free.


Thecus is well known in the market for always putting innovative hardware and state of the art technology on the table for a fair price in order to guarantee our customers the best value. Thecus’s new N4100EVO NAS offer a broad range of advanced features and differentiate themselves with low-energy hardware for those who place strong value on cutting down their electricity costs and carbon footprint. This cost-effective hardware is the first four-bay NAS on the market to feature the speedy and efficient dual-core Cavium CPU to get the quick transfer speeds necessary for large backups and heavy use. The N4100EVO is designed to change the way you run your office, at home or at work.

Dual Core CPU

The N4100EVO doesn’t bust your budget and still has plenty of power to throw around. It integrates a Cavium dual-core processor, making file sharing, web hosting, and even heavy data backups easy and fast. This four bay NAS will also have 2 USB 2.0 ports for easy data backup to and from external hard drives and an LCD screen for more convenient administration.

Hardware RAID and the Powerful XOR Engine

The XOR Engine makes the N4100EVO the first SMB/home NAS on the market to use dedicated hardware to lighten the load of building RAID and free up the CPU to keep your NAS running fast. The N4100EVO embeds a dedicated XOR engine in order to speed up all RAID 5 computations and minimize one of the main drawbacks of RAID protection: rebuilding time!

A Well Rounded Software Bundle

It is important to give users the support and applications they need to take full advantage of storing and networking their data. That’s why Thecus provides a lot of useful tools to be sure their NAS can be pushed to the fullest extent. If you feel you are a tinkerer, you can also develop your own modules and share them with the community.

  • Thecus Firmware includes support for all the newest advances: XFS, 3TB HDD, SATAIII HDD, iSCSI, an open source module system, and more.
  • The powerful Acronis Backup software makes backups easy and keeps your data safe!
  • More than a dozen free modules are available on the Thecus website, including:
  1. A download manager for BitTorrent, eMule and HTTP. You don’t even need to switch on your computer!
  2. The brand new Piczza! photo server, which allows you to share your pictures with friends and family in a smart and easy-to-use interface.
  3. A Web Disk module to upload and download data simply and easily to and from your NAS.


1.Hardware Platform

Item Spec
Processor Dual-core Cavium CNS3420 SoC @ 600Mhz
System Memory 256MB DDR2
LAN Interface RJ-45×2: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x2 (front x1, back x1)
LCD Indicators Power (blue)
System Busy (orange)
HDD1 Power, Activity/Fail (blue, yellow/red)
HDD2 Power, Activity/Fail (blue, yellow/red)
HDD3 Power, Activity/Fail (blue, yellow/red)
HDD4 Power, Activity/Fail (blue, yellow/red)
WAN/LAN1 (Activity: green)
LAN2 (Activity: green)
System Failure (red)
LCD Module 2*16 character display with 4 buttons
Disk Interface 4 x SATA for internal
Power Supply Internal 150W above
Thermal Control System temperature control
Buttons Power button (Front, shutdown controlled by user interface)
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis Metal chassis
Dimensions (HxWxD) 226 x 165 x 192 (mm)

2. Software Functions

RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, JBOD
Auto-rebuild Supported
Hot-swap Supported
Power Management Available spin-down while idle setting
Bad Block Scan Supported
SMART Info Supported
SMART Test Supported
Roaming Support roaming to other N4100EVO NAS
Configuration Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport Protocols TCP/IP/Appletalk
Data Access
Client OS Support Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Mac OS
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 HTTP/FTP/BT/eMule (via DLM module)
NZB download (via NZB module)
Printer Server (IPP) Support USB printers
Supports a wide range of IPP printers
Client can manage print tasks (restart/remove) via web user interface
Data Backup
Client Incremental Data Backup Acronis True Image (OEM version)
Client System Disaster Recovery Acronis True Image (OEM version)
USB Copy Copies USB device contents to the NAS (via USB Copy module)
NAS Data Backup to External USB Device Supported (via USB Backup module)
Bi-directional USB Copy Supported (via USB Copy module)
Client Side Backup Software Thecus Backup Utility (Windows/Mac OS X)
Rsync Backup Rsync replicates data between two systems (via Rsync module)
Mac OS X Time Machine Supported
Block Level Access
iSCSI Target Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators
Power Management
Scheduled Power On/Off Supported
Volume Management
File System XFS
Multimedia Support
iTunes Server Supports AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag, WAV
Piczza!™ Web Server (via module) Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
Support EXIF display
Support slide show
Media Server Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol (via Twonkymedia module)
Simple Surveillance Supports up to 2 IP cameras (via IP Cam module)
User Authentication
Local User Supports built-in user accounts
Local Group Supports built-in user groups
File System
Type Journaling File System
Capacity 8TB or above
Language Support Unicode Support
Authorization “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
User Interface Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Polish
Utility Program MS Windows Setup Wizard
Supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email Notifications Sends system messages via email to the system administrator
Recycled Bin Supported
Web Disk Supported
ISO Mount Supported
Auto Module Installation Thecus’s module server automatically provides the latest modules and updates through the user interface