Summary: I did have to buy one return it, it would stop send & receive arp / hello / ack / icmp requests after 60-90 minutes, then the Ethernet port 0 & 1 would stop functioning. So I opened up a ticket with Thecus we diagnosed it to hell and back, was faulty hardware. But because the support was so great with them I RMA'ed it and got another one....... I would recommend one :-) Pretty awesome gear for the price.
Now I know they're Japanese, but I respect them and don't want to think they're to cheap to hire an American proofreader
Harry O., Amazon
8 April 2014
Summary: Pretty great little monster vault with a lot of applications.I'll try the print server app next, since it sits near my 4ft tal Ricoh Aficio 250 Laser Multifunction duplexing moneypit. Should look right cute like david and goliath.
Summary: This product has high quality and reasonable price. Read-Write performance and material quality are acceptable. + Price + hardware specs (2GB Ram ATOM CPU) + Additional software features + McAfee AntiVirus + Licensed Twonky Media Server - Only one USB 3.0 port - Front cover close usb 3.0 port.
Summary: I have a business and we are data intense. I have 8 of these towers. Great company with great product. Things do wear out and the repair side of the company is as good as the sales side... that is rare.
Excerpt: This NAS is simply unbeatable for the money. No other machine offers the same hardware for anything close in terms of dollars. Having said that, I am using this nas for home purposes. I have seen some people complaining that it cannot serve multiple users at the same time well. To decide how many users can be handled, look at the hardware spec, and don't expect more than the hardware can do. For me, the nas is working beautifly.
Excerpt: I've been using USB Drives to backup my data, family photos, videos, documents only to always have a failed USB drive. My brother in law mention this NAS box and I now have it running 3 weeks now, very happy. Ie running a RAID 5 of 10. TB's.
Easy set up. Follow instructions. Load drives Let it build the Raid and go!
WearAll Hats, Amazon
14 January 2014
Summary: I bought this as a replacement for n5200br that was 6 yrs old ran 24/7 with 5- 500 gig drives and was in Raid5 and nearly full. Only because it was 6 yrs old I was concerned about failure. After I got the n5550 up and running with 5 1 TB drives I transferred the critical data. I ran the older 5200 through the drive tests for sectors and nothing was wrong so I kept them both running. The N5550 is faster, and has plenty of features for future use.
Fastest cheapest and quietest reliable NAS I found
9 December 2013
Summary: Best NAS I ever owned. Well the only other server I ever owned was Asus TS mini. The problem with that is it used an Window home server and configuring it was a pain because the drivers were bad and Asus has very bad support. And the Asus was slower. Thecus can take more then 2gb hard-drives which the older WHS could not do. It is much quieter then the loud Asus.