Thecus N2560 Network Attached Storage (NAS) Review

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Finding the right product for the job is the most important thing with so many jobs. It doesn't always have to be the most expensive product in order to get the job done, but usually the cheapest product doesn't work very well. However, I have been surprised a few times where the cheaper product actually out performed some of the more expensive competition. The other consideration is that the more expensive products can be time saving and, depending on how much you value time, it may be worth spending the extra money.

Thecus N2560 NAS


I am going to use construction material as an example here, in particular, the cheap caulk that you could use to seal up gaps in your home. The cheap caulk that they sell around here often shrinks and you end up with the gaps coming back in a year or two. So then you have to spend more money to buy more and do the work over again. I have found that if I spend the extra money on the high quality silicone caulk, then I only have to do the job once. The same often can be said for electronics and computer equipment, top of the line is not always the best and cheapest is not always the worst.

Thecus N2560 NAS


The Thecus N2560 NAS is an energy efficient networked storage device that would fit nicely into any home or small business network. Simply add one or two hard drives up to 4TB in size to the N2560 NAS and you will be able to access your data anywhere on your network. The Thecus N2560 supports drive configurations consisting of JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1. There is no need to be a genius to setup the N2560 either, because with the Thecus Intelligent NAS utility, you have the option for automatic RAID setup or manual RAID setup. Active cooling of the drives is provided through a quiet fan in the rear of the NAS. The N2560 provides many connectivity options, which include USB 2.0, USB 3.0, Gigabit LAN, HDMI, and SPDIF audio out. These options allow you to backup external memory, burn copies of data direct from the NAS with an external burner, and even use XBMC with the HDMI port. Thecus OS 6 offers additional applications that can be installed directly onto the NAS to suit your various needs.