Summary: We are satisfied with the tested NAS Thecus N8900. It is the fastest model with eight disks that we have ever seen. SATA and SAS disk support makes it a more interesting solution to be used in enterprise networks. The advantages of the storage are enumerated below.
Pros: High data access speeds, The possibility to mount additional network cards (including 10GE), SATA and SAS drives support, The possibility to widen the functions by installation of free additional modules, Security against network attacks, The possibility to network interfaces aggregation and stacking several storages Redundant power supply, The possibility to backup the whole device
Cons: The web-interface and the vendor’s site translation is not full, Nonoperability of Access Guard module
Summary: Thecus continues its "rough diamond" reputation. It certainly costs less to go Thecus rather than the competition, but it comes with firmware quirks that will ultimately keep it out of the server room.
Pros: OLED display is crisp and clear, Default config is reasonably powerful for a dedicated NAS, Expandability is excellent, Feature list is good, especially the expansion modules
Cons: Logging needs significantly more detail, Providing an HDMI port and no VGA is an odd choice for the server room, Screws on the side of the unit may make maintenance a pain once rack-mounted, DHCP not enabled by default