Conclusion: If the transfer speeds are any indication, then the new Thecus Nas boxes truly deserve the XXX nomenclature as they are Xtreme in terms of performance. The N2200XXX has more than enough features for even the most advanced user to appreciate. This box allows you to do really anything you need to from setting up your own website to just accessing your files while you’re away. This box really can do it all, and it’s fairly easy to use for a novice user.
Conclusion: The Thecus N2200XXX is one of the best-performing two-bay NAS solutions we've ever tested. Armed with a 1.8GHz dual-core Intel processor and DDR3 memory, it's able to hit read and write speeds in excess of 100MB/s, and combines excellent performance with a strong set of features that make it suitable for home or office use. Sure, the user interface can feel a little rough around the edges, but few two-bay NAS servers offer this blend of performance and functionality.
Summary: The N2200 is an attractively priced NAS which still performs at acceptable levels. This is specially true for the intended market, which likely has many small files (office documents, holiday pictures, etc) instead of huge files. Being both compact and silent and using little power you won't know it's there and it's hardly a problem to keep it on 24/7. Even if this is so you can schedule the times it should turn on and off.
Pros: Low power usage, Reasonable performance, Low price, Plenty of features, Compact, Support for Wifi dongle
Cons: External power adapter, Can't upgrade a single disk into a RAID 1 array, Web interface pauses a lot to load, Few options for advanced users
Summary: Looking at the price comparison website Froogle, I was able to gather that the Thecus can be bought for around $200-250.
This price is about the range that you would expect for a 2-bay home NAS.
I was impressed with the hardware overall and gave a good initial impression.
The software was just ok, but I felt it could be better.
The page load times were slightly longer than expected and some options weren’t quite self explanatory.
Conclusion: The Thecus N2200 is a great little home NAS box, but it can be used for a small business as well if need be. It’s a great addition to any network really, it’s feature rich, it’s easy to setup and use as well. The small size of it allows you to put it most anywhere, but it’s nice looking so you may not want to hide it from view.
Excerpt: Thecus' N2200 looks rather retro with its curvy metal case and the transparent push-open doors covering the two disk bays. Accessing the bays to remove the slide out disk trays is therefore very easy and the only screws involved are those necessary to attach the disks to the trays. The model we saw came with two 1TB SATA hard disks, although a barebones version without any disks is available for £150.