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
Summary: The N7700 is one heck of a NAS box — although we'd recommend staying away from ZFS due to the FUSE implementation, if you need something to take seven drives and have nowhere to put a rack mount unit, this should fit the bill nicely.
Pros: Seven bays, Plenty of options and features, OS X set-up tool
Cons: ZFS implementation should probably be avoided, Cooling system a little loud