Excerpt: Although the worldwide economy may be shrinking, our needs as consumers to store large amounts of data continues to grow at a breakneck pace. Whereas only a few years ago it was uncommon for most PC users to have more than just a few digital images or media files, today virtually every aspect of our lives has some sort of digital component. Our mobile phones now take pictures, shoot video, record audio and handle e-mail. it seems like everyone has a vast MP3 collection.
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