The cables are bent in such a way that the stress causes them to give poor signal quality
Kindle Customer, Amazon
5 December 2014
Summary: BUYER BEWARE!!! READ BEFORE YOU PURCHASE!!! So this unit, I believe suffers from a design flaw and not IO errors. What you have to do is open the unit and remove the fan. it presses against the SATA cables Then loosen all of the SATA cabling from the harness or zip tie..
Summary: Love this Nas, no more dvd disks- all packed away in boxes. I would have liked to be able to add a second unit for expanding the array, but wasn't a deal breaker now that larger drives have come out.
Pros: Really Fast, Dual core Cpu gives this unit very high transfer rates and power to do so much more. (ftp,web or mail servers). Easy setup less then 15 mins, and that is with the firmware update. Easy to expand, start with one or two drives then add more later. Very fast rebuilds, compared to other ...
Terrible product and worse support. Buy a Synology if you value your time, money, and sanity.
14 November 2013
Summary: I purchased two of these for a medical practice with multiple offices and loaded them up with WD Red drives, which Thecus specifically lists as compatible. Initial setup was easy, inter-office sync worked well, and for about a month I was very happy.
Summary: The nas box on itself it's worth 4 start. Thecus provides all of the essential tool to get the job done. It's the third party modules that steal the show. They community is constantly active with new updates and modules from all over the place.
Summary: Looking for something better to replace these.
Pros: good interface, love battery and dual rom backup
Cons: I/O errors require constant rebooting, I have auto reboot set every night which reduced frequency. RMA one, but still have I/O errors and tech support int then US were not helpful and took forever to issue RMA. Not a good choice for production grade, might be ok for home use.
Summary: Like the other reviewer, my N4200 has failed. Mine lasted about a year, but now repeatedly fails to find Drive #2. In one week, my N4200 chewed through 4 hard disks from 3 different vendors (Hitachi, Seagate, Western Digital). Each time I replaced drive I would rebuild the array.
Summary: I personally use this as my "fire box" (If the house catches fire and I can grab only one thing, this would be it). Thecus actually has a decently sized hacking/modding community, and after installing a couple custom packages, I gained SSH and root access.
Pros: - Fairly inexpensive for a 4-bay NAS - Intel Atom and 1GB RAM - Built-in BBU - Failover firmware controller - Fairly easy to navigate web interface and front control screen - Tons of USB ports, and two ethernet ports - Way too many features that I'll probably never use - Pretty easily hackable
Cons: - No video output - The English grammar on the web interface is simply atrocious - Within a year, one of the ethernet ports failed. Thankfully, I could set link aggregation on the front control panel, and we're back in business on the other port. - RAID is a Linux software hybrid, and does not ut...
Pros: Time to format the 3 3TB drive array was less than expected. Network sharing (samba, AFP) work fine.
Cons: Would like to use an external drive to backup the raid array incase of system failure. Have tried a variety of USB drives. Seagate and Western Digital. All the USB rives work fine under windows XP, Windows 7 and Ubuntu. I can plug them into the Thecus unit and set up a task via the USB/eSata Auto...
Pros: Easy to configure, nice web interface, great features.
Cons: Of the three clients we've put these in for, the first two were raid 5 and run fine, the third client we did raid 10 and have had two chassis fail with 'failed drive' indicators on slot 3. Replace the drive and the same things happens before we can even rebuild the array. The first unit was repla...
Summary: I would highly suggest this system to anyone and I would also suggest reading up on RAID settings if your not sure what is best for you.
Pros: Fast setup and user friendly interface. Raid setup was easy and stable works great with 4x SAMSUNG F4 HD204UI 2TB Internal Hard Drive. Super fast network transfers. The front readout is clean and easy to understand. The thing is whisper quiet and looks stylish as well.
Cons: The web interface was wonky under http:// but works great under https:// The network cable that it came with was a cheap cable that had some issues so I just made a new cable from cat6 cable and solved any initial issues I was having setting it up.