09/05/2017 - Earlier this year the Thecus N7770-10G was tested by PCADV and won the editor's praise, this time the editorial team decided to test the new 4-bay 1U rackmount NAS – the N4820U-S.

The N4820U series features the Intel® Celeron N3450 1.1GHz (2.2GHz) quad-core processor and 4GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8GB). This series includes two versions of this model. The N4820U -S has a single standard built in power supply unit, alternatively the N4820U -R offers a redundant power supply for protection.

“The ThecusOS 7.0 interface has evolved, now containing feature-oriented interface icons, allowing users who are even using a NAS for the first time, to easily get started. Thecus OS 7.0 also supports Scale-Out extension technology.” Scale-Out allows users to easily expand their NAS infrastructure dynamically across numerous independent Thecus NAS systems in the same network subnet.

The final thoughts concentrated on the unit’s price-point and scalability. "For small and medium-sized businesses that want to build a shared file system or a personal storage hub, the cost won’t be a burden. […] Looking at future scalability, NAS's App Center also includes a number of commercial applications to choose from, from the use of Scale-Out or Stackable (iSCSI volume) to increase storage capacity, but also the use of disk migration directly to install onto more powerful models”

We would to thank the editors at PCADV for the review.

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