Summary: Although the hot-swappable bays weren't designed as well as they could've been, it was fairly easy to install storage drives. In fact, it's fair to say that we appreciated most of the N3200XXX's internal design -- it was the external design that disappointed.
Summary: Currently we are using the Thecus N3200 primarily as a file
server and a backup system, the device has been configured using three 750GB
hard drives which have 32MB of cache each. The larger size caches
contribute to data transfer rates far superior to any other NAS we have used in
Summary: The Thecus N3200PRO is the NAS box that is supposed to bring RAID5 to the home. It has a large number of features the home user would want, including a large selection of media services, and home-oriented media servers.
Pros: Excellent performance, Lots of features, Completely Toolless setup and configuration, Bright display full statistics, Enthusiasts looking for a home server should love it
Cons: Amount of features overwhelming, Setup and documentation needs tweaking, No security on front of device
Excerpt: Thecus took a great NAS and made it even better with the N3200 Pro. It's difficult to tell it apart from the original N3200 just by looking at it, because underneath the hood is where all the upgrades have taken place.
Conclusion: The Thecus N3200 is a fine example of what a home networked area storage device should and can be. With features galore, it packs quite a punch. While many users may not need or use all of the features that that this unit has, it’s nice to know that they’re there should the need arise.
Conclusion: The Thecus N3200 is an excellent choice for a Network Attached Storage appliance, it offers numerous features and of course RAID 5 security for you data. The basic setup is very easy to get it up and running on your home network, in no time you’ll have vast amounts of storage available to your home...
Excerpt: Thecus succeeded in making a home NAS that is simple to set up without sacrificing features and functionality. Only a basic knowledge of networking is required to have dedicated storage up and running in a matter of minutes.
Summary: The N3200 is slower than some other drives on offer, but its performance was about same as a four-drive Iomega StorCenter 150D. It offers innovative functions and is easy to use. So considering the fair price, the Thecus N3200 is a clear winner that offers good value for money.
Pros: Innovative functions, easy to use software and Web interface, well priced.