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Thecus N5550 (Diskless) 5 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure with HDMI Output and iSCSI Thin Provisioning Support

by Thecus

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  • Intel® Atom™ Processor
  • HDMI Output
  • Vastly Increased Performance
  • Benefit from the McAfee® AntiVirus
  • iSCSI Thin Provisioning Support
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Technical Details
BrandThecus
Item Weight8 Kg
Product Dimensions24.1 x 23 x 19 cm
Item model numberN5550
SeriesN5550
Processor Count1
RAM Size2 GB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports4
Number of VGA Ports1
  
Additional Information
ASINB0085RO8U8
Best Sellers Rank 119,706 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight16 Kg
Date First Available3 July 2012
  
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Thecus® is proud to present itself as a technological innovator. Once again, Thecus® releases an all new 5-bay N5550 server to lead the competition. The past proves merit: link aggregation, LCM display, USB 3.0, multi RAID functions and so on. Impressive technologies have been used to develop the new N5550 NAS to serve one single purpose: improve user experience and satisfaction.

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

Box Contains

NAS Unit
Accessory bag(with Key)
Ethernet Cable
Power cord
Acronis True Image DVD
Universal CD
Twonky Media Server CD
QIG(Quick Installation Guide)
Multiple Languages Warranty Card
HDD Compatibility list Card

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Family T on 15 April 2013
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Firstly it came with a non UK plug. I happened to have a lead but not a good start.

I fitted 3 x 3TB WD red drives and chose the quick setup option with one large raid device. All seemed fine except the UI was very slow to respond and I left things copying to it overnight.

I woke up next day to the sirens of it complaining of 2 failed disks. After a reboot it worked again, spent 13 hours rebuilding it's array. Everything reported fine until a few hours later and the same happened again. I upgraded the firmware at this point and repeated the rebuild process. It seemed fine but at this point id spent hours on thecus' support forums and discovered many people having problems with the "quick" raid setup option. Because of this I re-did the RAID as a full setup, it took another day effectively to do this. I could have risked quick raid again but at this point I was already worried about how solid my setup really was and didn't want to take any chances. This whole procedure took the best part of the week.

Next, the module installation didn't work, I didn't get a list of modules. Eventually after a long time messing around with it started working. It could be co-incidental but it was just after I added the third DNS entry to the networking options, I don't know why that would be since even one is enough, or perhaps it was co-incidence.

It sometimes complains it's fan has failed but it doesn't seem to have? Again this seems to be a common problem on the thecus forums.

So - it seems fine when you prod it into working, I don't fully trust it though which is not good for a RAID NAS.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gardien on 25 Dec 2013
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Delivery fast as ever. NAS is a bit of pain to setup as it is configured by default with fixed IP that may lay outside your network range. Once setup NAS is very reliable and a joy to work with. It is not completely quiet. The fans at power up go at full speed but quiet down in normal use.
Great NAS for the price.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Excellent performance and value 16 Jan 2013
By Steve Zettel - Published on Amazon.com
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After my positive experience with Thecus' N5200Pro NAS, I was positively disposed to consider another Thecus Product. The N5200 is still competitive with small business/home NAS in terms of speed, but its inability to recognize greater than 2TB hard drives limits its continued expandibility.

No such problem with the N5550. Installation of 3TB drives and set up for RAID 5 was a breeze, made even easier by the considerable inprovement in user interface software since the introduction of the N5200Pro some years ago. Great user features such as USB 3.0 connectivity, apps for smartphones, port aggregation for the two Gigabit ethernet ports, etc etc.

Very pleased with my purchase so far.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
great storage devices 22 Feb 2014
By pmardis - Published on Amazon.com
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I have a business and we are data intense. I have 8 of these towers. Great company with great product. Things do wear out and the repair side of the company is as good as the sales side... that is rare.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Perfect NAS, works fine with 4TB drives. 20 May 2014
By Nathan Fouarge - Published on Amazon.com
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Perfect NAS, works fine with 4TB drives. Very good price and excellent throughput. The plex server works great too. Much better than synologys that I have bought in the past
11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Works well if your careful to follow "approved" configurations 31 Oct 2012
By TJM - Published on Amazon.com
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Product documentation could be more concise - much lost in translation to english it seems. This product is only stable when recommended configuration is followed. Error reporting is a bit lacking on this system as well. Otherwise a decent product for the money.

Update. Problems reappeared with this unit and it seems there is a defective DOM chip inside. Technical Support has not been very responsive since I have asked for a replacement or refund. We will see if they stand by this product or the customer and I will update more then.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Just what the doctor ordered for huge library! 18 Aug 2013
By Patrick G. Babcock - Published on Amazon.com
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Works well, and as advertised. Runs 24x7 with nary a hitch! Setup is a breeze, have even run these with enterprise class drives, and with cheap, personal drives (have three running), and can't complain about any of them!
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