10G Networking: Who, What, When, Why?

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On a Tuesday many years ago, Bob’s memo changed everything. The Tuesday in this instance was the 22nd of May 1973, and the Bob was Professor Robert Melancton Metcalfe. Perhaps more important was the groundbreaking memo, which detailed an “omnipresent, completely-passive medium for the propagation of electromagnetic waves”. So was born Ethernet, a family of computer networking technologies for local area and larger networks. Since the early days of the “DIX” standard (Digital Equipment Corporation, […]

How do you set up rsync with Windows and your Thecus NAS?

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You finally have your Thecus NAS installed and ready at home. Your drives are installed, your firmware’s up-to-date, and your cat’s taken up residence in the now-empty box. So what’s next? How about populating your new toy advanced networking solution? When copying everything over to your Thecus NAS, you’ll have a number of options. While users will most often set up a network drive and copy files across (as you would usually do on a local drive), today’s post […]

How do you publish your NAS on the Internet?

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The first step to connecting to your NAS through the Internet is setting up a DDNS for your device. When users are setting up their NAS with the Intelligent NAS utility for the first time, they will be prompted to create their very own Thecus ID (or to log in with their ID if they already have one). But what exactly are the benefits of having a Thecus ID? One of the reasons to create a Thecus ID is […]

What is a Hot Spare?

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When one of the hard drives in a RAID group fails and an idle or standby drive immediately replaces the failed hard drive, this drive is known as a “hot spare”. The “hot spare” hard drive doesn’t store any data when it’s idle. It can be a global hot spare or a dedicated hot spare in a specific RAID group. When one of disks fails in a RAID group, the hot spare disk will replace […]

Thecus® N5550 Case Study by Syronex

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Backup, local storage, sharing, antivirus and evolution needs now covered for Syronex. [slideshare id=19147649&doc=casestudyn5550syronex-130419054149-phpapp02] For more N5550 information, please go to: http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=76

Chinese Old Saying: A Wily Hare Has Three Burrows

Remote Backup: N5550 to N4800

Introduction to Remote Backup Before introducing remote backup, we’ll go through some common terms associated with “backup” and find out the difference. Local Backup: “Local” means local device, it could possibly be a hard drive, desktop, and server or NAS that connects to an external device. In a sense, it’s like a DAS, external hard drive, external CD/DVD writer, tape drives, or other solid state storage, e.g. flash memory, thumb drive, CF card, SD cards […]

Jumbo Frame

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What is giant frame / giant packets(Jumbo Frame)? Jumbo Frame is a feature that is supported on the NIC and hub; it’s specifically designed for Gigabit Ethernet industry standard, a long packet format. With Jumbo Frame, you can get Gigabit effectiveness of Ethernet network, allowing data transfer effectively of 50%-100%. A Jumbo Frame is anything bigger than 1518 bytes with a max of 9000 bytes and MPU default of 1500 bytes. In other words, the […]

Link Aggregation

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What is Link Aggregation? Majority of Thecus® NAS offer seven modes of LAG (link aggregation). Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Broadcast and Balance-ALB. What is LAG? LAG is used to bond multiple links between your NAS and your switch into one bigger and faster link, increasing the network capacity while maintaining a fast transmission speed without changing any hardware devices, thus reducing cost. Doing so will offer optimal resource utilization, maximize throughput, minimize response […]

How Thecus NAS and Apple revolutionize your living room experience?

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Recently, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, hint that Apple television will change the living room. “When I go into my living room and turn on the TV, I feel like I have gone backwards in time by 20 to 30 years,” Cook said during an interview on Rock Center with Brian Williams . “ It’s an area of intense interest. I can’t say more than that.” The collaboration between HongHai and Apple pushed out the new iTV, […]

How NAS helps Video Editor/Visual Designer/3D SOHO Part I: Time is Money

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Many SOHO or small studios specialize in video post-production, 3D animation or visual designers; there will be computer/workstation performance issues, as well storage capacity issues. Regarding, audio and video files, recording high definition video of the original file is in itself, a huge amount of data. For a 1.5 min, 30-frame per second 1080p video consists of more than 100 MB. In a project to produce special effects; requires a number of simultaneous processing of […]