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Thecus N2560
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Thecus N2560

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Review of Thecus N2560 Intelligent NAS

Testfreaks blog
2 June 2014
  • Conclusion: The Thecus N2560 is certainly a very capable and feature rich NAS box and it’s one that’s very affordable as it has an attractive price point. The setup and installation is simple, just a few clicks and you should be up and running, really it is a rather painless experience. The N2560 allows you to quickly and easily install and uninstall apps so you can pick and chose those apps that you need or want which will save on system resources.
  • Pros: HDMI output, Plenty of features, Quiet, Decent speeds, Looks nice, Plenty of media options, Simple setup
  • Cons: No 2.5″ drive support, Uses rails for hard drives
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Overall 6
6.2

Thecus N2560 Network Attached Storage

APH Networks
24 January 2014
  • Conclusion: As I write this final page for the Thecus N2560, there are a few things that come to mind. First of all, the software, ThecusOS 6, can be described with a word I have already used before: Functional. The overall GUI is not the prettiest of the bunch with a very plain but consistent theme. While I will not award it anything for the design, using the embedded operating system is intuitive and easy to use.
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Overall 4
4.0

Thecus N2560

PC Magazine
19 January 2014
  • Conclusion: While the specs are impressive on paper, and the unit does turn in a speedy Write performance, we can't recommend this NAS. It looks cheap and with performance that generally matches its appearance, despite a price point that rivals that of more robust and better-developed NASes. It gets a half a star bump for its Intel Atom processor and 2GB of RAM.
  • Pros: Uncluttered UI. Fast Write speed. Data remained intact after drive failure and recovery.
  • Cons: Messy RAID volume creation. Software utility constantly froze. UI did not reflect correct volume state after RAID recovery. Expensive, given its cheap chassis parts.
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Thecus N2560: Intel's EvanSport NAS Platform Review

AnandTech
25 November 2013
  • Conclusion: The Thecus N2560 is a 2-bay NAS, and most users are going to use it in a RAID-1 configuration. Hence, we performed all our expansion / rebuild testing as well as power consumption evaluation with the unit configured in RAID-1. The disks used for benchmarking (Western Digital WD4000FYYZ) were also used in this section. The table below presents the average power consumption of the unit as well as time taken for various RAID-related activities.
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Thecus N2560

HEXUS
16 September 2013
  • Conclusion: We feel like we've been here before with Thecus. As is so often the case with the company's NAS solutions, the N2560 offers capable hardware driven by software that feels a little rough around the edges. Intel's latest-generation Atom SoCs appear to be a good fit for home NAS solutions and with a helping hand from 2GB of DDR3 memory, the 1.6GHz dual-core chip has enabled Thecus to offer strong overall performance allied with respectable power-draw numbers.
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Thecus N2560 Review

Vortez
27 November 2013
  • Conclusion: Having mostly reviewed NAS products from another vendor it’s a breath of fresh air spending time with another brand. Thecus is under 10 years old and yet they have demonstrated they are force to be reckoned with. On the hardware side, the N2560 is presented in a professional enclosure which looks and feels great.
  • Pros: + Pleasing to the eye, + Great hardware specification, + Solid performance, + Flexible feature-set, + HDMI port, + Easy to set up
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Тест и обзор: Thecus N2560 - сетевое...

hardwareluxx.ru
29 October 2013
  • Summary: Thecus N2560 по функциональности значительно превышает обычные NAS, вы можете построить на основе хранилища HTPC, поскольку внутри используется мощная аппаратная начинка Intel с двуядерной SoC Atom и аппаратной поддержкой декодирования видео Full-HD. Само по себе хранилище достаточно тихое, чтобы его можно было устанавливать в гостиную комнату, но следует выбирать тихие жёсткие диски, иначе шум от вибрации будет резонировать на всю комнату.
  • Pros: Приличное аппаратное оснащение, Низкое энергопотребление, Возможность работы в качестве HTPC, Хорошая сетевая производительность, Удобное в использовании приложение для смартфонов, ThecusOS 6 стала намного лучше...
  • Cons: ...но пока уступает конкурентам, Высокая цена
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Test: Thecus N2560 - Das Wohnzimmer-NAS

Hardwareluxx
27 October 2013
  • Summary: Thecus' N2560 möchte mehr als nur ein NAS sein und sich auch als HTPC anbieten, die dafür passende Hardware liefert Intel mit einem Dualcore-SoC-Atom, der in der Lage ist HD-Material auszugeben. Das Gerät selbst ist auch leise genug, um im Wohnzimmer zu verweilen, allerdings muss man bei der Wahl der Festplatten auf wirklich leise Modelle zurückgreifen, sonst hallt ein Surren durchs Wohnzimmer.
  • Pros: solide Hardware, energiesparend, als HTPC einsetzbar, solide Netzwerkgeschwindigkeiten, einfach bedienbare Smartphone-App, ThecusOS 6 macht vieles besser...
  • Cons: ...liegt aber immer noch nicht auf dem Niveau der Konkurrenz, Preis
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Thecus N2560

hartware.de
21 September 2013
  • Summary: Das weiße Thecus N2560 macht eine gute Figur und kann auch problemlos im Wohnzimmer eingesetzt werden. Das Gehäuse ist gut verarbeitet und bietet eine hohe Standfestigkeit. Die Erstinstallation gestaltet sich einfach und kann auch von unerfahrenen Benutzern durchgeführt werden. Besonders erwähnenswert ist dabei die schraubenlose Festplatteninstallation. Mit dem ThecusOS 6 ist der Hersteller auf dem richtigen Weg.
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Thecus N2560

59 Hardware
15 September 2013
  • Summary: Thecus innove une fois de plus dans le domaine du stockage réseau avec son nouveau NAS N2560 équipé de la toute dernière génération de processeur Intel Atom.
  • Pros: Qualité des finitions, Système de montage sans outils, Innovations technologies
  • Cons: Interface de gestion sommaire, Fonctionnalités limitées face à la concurrence
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