Conclusion: Performance Summary: The performance of the Thecus N7700 was excellent in every test we ran. In the synthetic benchmark tests, the N7700 hit read and write speeds approaching the theoretical limit of its Gigabit Ethernet connection (~115MB/s write, ~110MB/s read) . In the real-world file copy tests, the N7700 didn't quite reach the numbers reported by the synthetic benchmark, but it still put up the best performance we have seen from a NAS server to date.
Pros: Excellent Performance, Attractive Form Factor, Highly Configurable, High Quality Construction, Easy To Use
Cons: Dated Looking Menu Systems, Expensive, Fans Somewhat Noisy
Conclusion: Benchmark Reviews believes that manufacturers should be educating consumers with their product packaging, so they can make the most informed decision possible before they make the purchase. This is why we rate the retail package presentation. in terms of the N7700 NAS this rating is average because Thecus has done an excellent job of informing buyers with basic on-the-box specifications and feature information.
Pros: High-capacity seven-bay NAS server product, 50.0/62.5 MB/s single-disk read/write performance, RAID-0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Single, and JBOD disk configurations, Dual Gigabit Ethernet NICs with teaming and failover safety, Fashionable metal chassis provides durability with elegance, ZFS file system support with continuous integrity checking auto-repair, No wires needed; SATA ports and power all exist on backplane, Four total High-Speed USB 2.0 ports available, Hot-swappable d...
Cons: Chassis drive bay door cannot be locked, Occasionally loud cooling fans cannot be controlled, Lacks O/S accessibility or command line interface, Unimpressive HTML administration software, Package includes single CAT-5e Ethernet patch cable