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    Thecus® Launches 2U Rackmount NAS, the N8910

    May 24th, 2017

    Thecus Technology Corp announced the expansion of its rackmount NAS line up with the addition of the N8910. This high-performance 2U rackmount delivers massive scalability, trail-blazing speed for data-intensive applications with uncompromising reliability for service continuity. The N8910 provides the ideal storage solution for SMB businesses that face escalating data workloads.

    The N8910 delivers on the key attributes that companies seek from a server, a robust hardware platform, capacity to handle rigorous day-to-day operations, with ensured data protection for unwavering security,” said Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus Technology Corp.

    The N8910 leverages an Intel Skylake Core i3 6100 Dual Core 3.7GHz processor, with 4GB of DDR4 ECC SDRAM, which can be expanded to 64G. This NAS features AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption to improve overall system performance when protecting file transfers.  This model has 10GbE capability and supports High Availability for system redundancy, with capacity for massive expansion with Scale-Out technology.

    The N8910 is easily navigated with Thecus’ next-generation of ThecusOS7. With an intuitive user interface, users can effortlessly access data and desired applications, monitor system information and run multiple tasks simultaneously. The Thecus App center offers a full range of applications including file management, sharing, backup, and synchronization.

    Key specifications

    • Intel® Core™ i3 6100 Dual Core 3.7GHz processor+ Intel C236 chipset, 4GB DDR4 RAM (expandable to 64GB).
    • Supports 8 x 3.5/2.5-inch hard drive/SSDs, hot-swapping as well as easy migration to a new Thecus NAS.
    • 2 x GbE LAN ports; 1 x HDMI output; 4 x USB 3.0 ports, 2 x USB 2.0 ports.
    • Cloud backup to Dropbox, ElephantDrive and Amazon S3. With backup features including local and remote backups, System Failover, and Snapshot Backup using the Btrfs file system.
    • Capacity for massive expansion with Scale-Out technology.

    Availability

    The N8910 will be available to the global market at the end of June.

    Discover all the opportunities the Thecus N8910 can bring to your business at
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=141

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    Thecus® NAS now Support WD’s Next Generation of 10TB Helium-Based Hard Drives

    May 19th, 2017

    Thecus Technology Corp proudly announces the addition of Western Digital’s next generation of Red® and WD Red Pro NAS hard drives to its NAS compatibility list. These soon to be released 10TB capacity models are optimized for use in personal, home and small to medium business NAS systems.

    Designed with Western Digital’s HelioSeal® helium-technology, the WD Red 10TB hard drive provides higher capacity and performance to meet the increasing storage needs of always-on, single-to-8-bay NAS systems. The helium-based design enables a 25 percent capacity increase from the WD Red 8TB NAS storage drive. With support for up to 16 bays in tower- and rack-based systems, the WD Red Pro 10TB hard drive delivers the same high performance, reliability and capacity to systems operating in up to 16 bay NAS systems.

    “The WD Red 10 TB drives bring a much-needed capacity increase for SOHO and SMB users managing their personal and private clouds. These drives, along with our Thecus NAS units, will provide high-powered, comprehensive solutions to the storage industry, and we are pleased to expand our work with Western Digital to provide high-performance, reliable, and cost-effective NAS solutions for our SOHO and SMB customers,” said Florence Shih, General Manager, Thecus.

     “In July 2012, we introduced the WD Red line to address the unique performance, compatibility and scalability challenges facing home and small business NAS customers,” said Brendan Collins, vice president, devices business unit at Western Digital. “Five years and over 16 million WD Red family hard drives later, we continue to advance the platform, bringing our innovative HelioSeal platform and other advanced technologies that allow customers to meet their evolving private cloud needs.”

    Availability

    These hard drives have a global shipping date anticipated for May 31st. The WD Red 10TB NAS hard drives feature a three-year limited warranty and a $494.00 USD manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP). The WD Red Pro 10TB drives feature a five-year limited warranty and a $533.00 USD MSRP.

    More information about WD Red hard drives, go to
    https://www.wdc.com/products/internal-storage/wd-red.html

    For the full Thecus NAS compatibility list, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/sp_comlist.php

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    Thecus® Announces New Economical 4-Bay Rackmount N4820U NAS Series

    May 8th, 2017

    Thecus Technology Corp. has released their latest budget-friendly 4-bay 1U Rackmount NAS series to the market, the N4820U. Ideal for growing small and medium-sized businesses, it delivers reliable high performance to meet the storage demands of evolving workload demands.

    “The new N4820U series provides a low acquisition cost for SMB users seeking reliable high performance from their NAS solution,” says Florence Shih, General Manager at Thecus Technology Corp.

    The N4820U series are powered by the Intel® Celeron N3450 1.1GHz Burst to 2.2GHz Quad Core Server CPU, 4GB of resilient DDR3 RAM, upgradable to 8GB. The N4820U series include two versions of this model. The N4820U -S has a single standard built in power supply unit, alternatively the N4820U -R offers a redundant power supply.

    The N4820U series offers complete data backup and protection capabilities: Thin provisioning, replication for disaster recovery, snapshot technology (Btrfs only), Data Guard for disaster recovery (for real-time remote or local backup) as well as backup to cloud services including DropBox, ElephantDrive, and Amazon S3.  It comes bundled with both Acronis True Image and Intel Security for uncompromising data security.

    Running the latest ThecusOS 7.0, the N4820U series offers a large suite of capabilities and supports a vast amount of 3rd party solution apps as well as complete Scale Out functionality. With Scale Out, businesses can avoid costly revamps of their data centers by flexibly adding additional NAS devices to expand storage capacity.

    The N4820U series offer robust, reliable and affordable SMB/Enterprise storage solutions which further deliver on Thecus’ ethos of ‘empowering professionals’.

    Availability: Units will be available now

    For more information about the N4820U series , go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=140

    For more information on where to buy this product, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/wtb.php

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    Thecus® Debuts All-Flash Array Storage Series

    May 4th, 2017

    Thecus Technology Corp officially launched their new line of All-Flash Array Storage. Thecus’ LightningPRO series deliver top-tier productivity, being optimized to handle business-critical applications for large enterprises. With mainstream 10GbE connectivity, over 700K IOPS and data protection features, businesses can now be equipped with these highly proficient performance storage devices.

    “Thecus has taken a bold new step in the storage industry. The new LightningPRO series provides companies with blazing reading and data exchange speeds to their back-end storage”, said Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus Technology Corp. “For companies that deal with high-performance applications such as virtual infrastructures or transactional databases, the performance of these all-flash disk arrays is without equal.”

    Thecus’ LightingPRO series currently comprises of the SC180 and SE300. The SC180 is a 1U rackmount that delivers 360K sustained IOPS with 10 hot-swappable SATA SSDs. For more power, the SE300 is also a 1U Rackmount, yet delivers extremely high transfer speed of more than 700K IOPS for 4KB random writes with 8 SSDs using the NVMe interface which gives the whole system a lot more performance.

    Thecus utilizes FlexiRemap technologywhich reorders random write data into sequential traffic to increase write performance. Unlike RAID algorithms, FlexiRemap remaps the data whenever beneficial before passing it to the underlying flash memory, avoiding unnecessary overhead and extending the lifespan of SSDs. That allows businesses to remove bottlenecks and achieve sub-millisecond performance.

    LightningPRO Series Highlights

    • Powerful performance, over 700K IOPS at predictable response times under 1ms
    • Sustained performance over time, regardless of workload intensity
    • Everything is built into the software platform
    • Extended array and SSD lifespan
    • Fault tolerance and automatic data reconstruction upon drive replacement
    • Low TCO and high energy efficiency, enabling enterprises and datacenters to do more with less

    For more information about the LightningPRO SE300, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=138

    For more information about the LightningPRO SC180, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=139

    1. FlexiRemap is the trademark or registered trademark of AccelStor, Inc. in the United States of America and other countries.

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    Repel Unwelcome Guests with Access Guard with ThecusOS 7.0

    May 3rd, 2017

    When your NAS is connected to the Internet, it can be target to very high amount of attacks. Using a firewall is a good option but it can be expensive and hard to maintain. With Access Guard, you are able to decide which device can or cannot access your NAS by filtering its IP and/or MAC address, adding an extra layer of security to your Thecus NAS.

    Access Guard also proves itself useful on local networks, it delivers even more security than when used with the internet: protecting a teacher’s account on a school intranet, keeping confidential HR files, guarding critical blueprints and assuring private data safety.
    This article shows how to install, set up and easily run Access Guard on your NAS with ThecusOS 7.0.

    Step 1. Open the App Center on ThecusOS 7.0 and install Access Guard

    You should be logged in as an administrator to install apps.

    You can find the Access Guard app in the “Recommend” category of the app center explorer. Click install to install the app.

    Step 2. Configure your Network Interface settings

    Upon opening the app, you will come across the below menu. Here you can configure your settings.

    You can now add rules to either allow or deny specific IP or MAC addresses to filter who can access your data. Simply click on the Add+ icon and fill out the specific information.
    If you choose not to add rules, you need to select this in your default policy.
    After adding a rule, you must click the Apply button for the changes to take effect. There is a maximum of 100 rules per network interface.

    This app strongly complements the McAfee antivirus VirusScan module. Access Guard will enhance the overall security of your NAS, and it’s completely free!

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    Safeguard against virus attacks with McAfee and ThecusOS 7.0

    April 25th, 2017

    04/25/2017 – VirusScan, otherwise known as McAfee Antivirus is the best safeguard measure to detect and prevent virus attacks. Home users often store private data such as family photos and personal documents on their NAS devices. To ensure your important data’s safety, VirusScan, uses the most up-to-date antivirus technology to eliminate possible threats. Plus, unlike other NAS providers where you need to pay an annual fee, Thecus provides the license free for all users.

    This article shows how to install, set up and run VirusScan on your NAS with ThecusOS 7.0.

    Step 1. Open the App Center on ThecusOS 7.0

    You need be logged in as an administrator to install apps.

    Enter the App Center. You will find the VirusScan app in the “Recommended” category. Click on the Install button to install.

    Step 2. Setting up VirusScan

    Once you have entered the App, you’ll see that VirusScan gives you access to 3 sections. The first one is Scanner, which will be used to create and manage your scheduled scans. The second one is Update, where you can make sure your NAS is protected against any new threats. The last one is Quarantine, which will let you manage any infected files.

    Step 3. Scheduling Scans

    To ensure that you get the most protection out of VirusScan, you’ll need to create some scheduled scans. This can be done simply by going into the Scanner tab and clicking the Add+ button. From there you’ll be able to add multiple scheduled scans (up to 10) to specific folders, choose whether you want to quarantine the infected files or directly delete them, and set how often you would like the scan to take place.

    Step 4. Updating

    New viruses won’t be a threat if you keep your antivirus program up-to-date. The good thing about VirusScan is that you don’t have to worry about manually upIdating it: After a quick setup, this can be done automatically. Under the Update tab, similar to scheduled scans, you can select the frequency of automatic updates. Don’t want to wait until the next scheduled update? No problem. Under the same tab you can also perform manual updates to ensure your NAS is protected against the newest viruses. Additionally, in the VirusScan main window, you’ll be able to discover when the last scan and update were performed.

    So to ensure your data’s integrity, download VirusScan for FREE on your Thecus NAS.

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    Thecus® Announces new Affordable 4-bay NAS: The N4350

    April 20th, 2017

    Thecus ® Technology Corp today announced the N4350, an upgraded version of the N4310. This affordable 4-bay NAS is stacked with features that provide a practical solution for SOHO and SMB users. Delivering connectivity with uncompromising data integrity, the N4350 distinguishes itself with its energy efficiency at a highly attractive price.

    “As the demand for storage continues to grow, small office and home users are seeking the best price/performance solution for their investment,” said Florence Shih, General Manager at Thecus Technology Corp. “With the introduction of N4350, it pushes the NAS market to a new level, this versatile NAS delivers tremendous value plus the functionality to reach the full spectrum of the SOHO user needs.”

    Under the Hood

    The Thecus N4350 is embedded with a dual core Marvell Armada 388 1.8 GHz CPU, and equipped with 1GB of DDR4 RAM. It includes one Gigabit Ethernet LAN and two USB 3.0 ports. The N4350’s low power consumption guarantees that its day-to-day running costs are near negligible.

    ThecusOS 7.0

    The N4350 operates on the Thecus OS7, which leverages a web-based, straightforward multi-window interface. This intuitive and feature-rich OS allows for significant advancements in productivity, flexibility, and performance. Key features include Photo Center, File Center, and Thecus App Center, which offers an extensive variety of apps for modern digital lifestyles.

    Data Security

    The Thecus N4350 offers complete data backup and protection capabilities: Thin provisioning, replication for disaster recovery, Remote Backup or disaster recovery (for real-time remote or local backup) as well as backup to Amazon S3 cloud service.
     

    Mobile Access

    The N4350 provides connectivity with three mobile apps. Thecus Connect™ allows users to gain live access to their NAS unit, enabling them to monitor the most up-to-date information. Thecus Wizard™ allows quick set up a NAS remotely. Orbweb.me™ is a P2P module that allows users to easily view, stream and manage files in their NAS anytime and anywhere. No IP address is required.

    The N4350 has a revamped processor compared to its predecessor, with double the processing cores and higher frequency. Next generation DDR4 RAM, and runs on the latest ThecusOS 7 software. The N4350’s elevated hardware and performance guarantees it has one of the best price to performance ratios on the market, with the price tag being under 300 USD/EURO.

    Availability: Units will be ready to be shipped in June.

    For more information about the N2350, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=137

    For more information on where to buy this product, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/wtb.php

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    Secure and Easy Cloud Storage with Dropbox and ThecusOS 7.0

    April 14th, 2017

    04/13/2017 – The Thecus® App Center in ThecusOS 7.0 provides an extensive selection of apps for home and business users to download and utilize. One of the most utilized amongst these is Dropbox. This app allows users to create a folder on their NAS that will automatically sync its contents with their Dropbox account.

    This article is a brief summary of how to step up and use Dropbox on a Thecus NAS, which runs on the latest version of ThecusOS 7.0.

    *Please note, this takes into consideration that you already have a Dropbox account.

    Step 0. Create a user account in ThecusOS 7.0

    This step can be skipped if you already have a user account on the Thecus OS.

    After logging in to ThecusOS 7 admin UI, click on the Local Account icon.
    In the Local Account menu, fill-in the user’s details and create a user account.
    Now you have access to a user account as well as admin account.
    Step 1. Download the Dropbox app from Thecus App Center
    As an admin user, click on the App Center  icon in the top left corner.
    You will find the Dropbox app in the “Recommended” App list. Click on the Install button to install the Dropbox App.
    Once you have downloaded the app, click the item “Allow user to use this module”.
    Then, you will logout from the admin user and re-login as a user.
    In the App Center window, click on the “Enter App Page” button.
    Select on “Enable”, and then click on “Apply”.
    Click OK.
    Once a link has been established and the Dropbox services have been successfully activated, you will have two minutes to log into Dropbox (see the next step).
    Step 2. Log in to your Drop box and use it
    A window will pop up and you will be prompted to log into Dropbox .
    The Dropbox menu will show that a Dropbox account has been linked in the Status section.
    It will now work exactly like a Dropbox folder. Everything you add or delete will be added or deleted from your Dropbox account. You can now access your NAS’s Dropbox folder through the File Center or any protocol available to the NAS. When attempting to access this folder, you will be prompted to provide your NAS username and password.
    Step 3. Start using Dropbox. Enjoy!

    The Dropbox module allows users to easily store their data locally on their Thecus® NAS and remotely onto the cloud with Dropbox, providing an addition level of data security.

    Tech Tips

    • Create a shortcut to your Dropbox folder for easier daily usage.
    • You can unlink your NAS from your Dropbox account parameters under“My Computers”.
    • Always be sure to have enough space in your Dropbox account.
    The following Cloud Storage apps are ready to be download at the Thecus App Center:
    http://www.thecus.com/sp_app_center.php

    Dropbox:
    http://www.thecus.com/sp_app_intro.php?APP_ID=828

    Google drive:
    http://www.thecus.com/sp_app_intro.php?APP_ID=862

    Elephant drive:
    http://www.thecus.com/sp_app_intro.php?APP_ID=829

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    Thecus® Wizard now available on all mobile devices

    March 30th, 2017

    Thecus® Technology Corp. today announced the availability of  Thecus Wizard™, a remote WiFi connection app compatible with all Linux based Thecus NAS that run on Thecus OS7.0.  By utilizing Thecus Wizard™, users can effortlessly set up their NAS.

    With this setup wizard, users can communicate with their NAS to set up private accounts, auto configure network settings, and build their RAID.

    Enjoy Easy NAS Setup in just 5 steps  

    1. Pick a new password for admin
    2. Give your NAS a name. The Host Name is how your NAS will be viewed on a network
    3. Auto configure network settings (option for advanced settings)
    4. Set up storage, build your RAID configuration
    5. Set up a private account

    Start using your NAS
    In order to use, please ensure your phone is connected to the same WiFi network that your NAS is connected. 

    Thecus Wizard™ is supported on both Android and iOS mobile devices.

    Minimum firmware needed Thecus OS7 v3.01.02

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    Thecus® Announces new 2-bay Home NAS: The N2350

    March 29th, 2017

    Thecus ® Technology Corp today unveiled the N2350. An upgraded version of the N2310, this 2-bay full-featured file server brings stalwart security and effortless connectivity to the vital digital data of home and office users. At a superior price to performance ratio, increasing your productivity and controlling your data has never been easier.

    Specifications

    The Thecus N2350 is powered by a dual core Marvell Armada 385 1.0GHz CPU, and equipped with 1GB of resilient DDR4 RAM. DDR4 is the next evolution in DRAM, delivering higher performance through higher speed and more robust control features while improving energy efficiency with a reduction in memory power demand. The modernized hardware makes the N2350 one of the most energy efficient NAS in its class, helping businesses and home users to save energy.

    “The N2350 provides all the essential storage services you need from a NAS, at a very attractive price point with an unprecedented level of energy efficiency. This Thecus NAS server can be quickly assimilated into any home and office environment, to delivering greater connectivity to users from day one,” says Florence Shih, General Manager at Thecus Technology Corp.

    ThecusOS 7.0

    A transformative difference in relation to its predecessor is the addition of ThecusOS 7.0, Thecus’ latest OS. This intuitive and feature-rich OS allows for significant advancements in productivity, flexibility, and performance. Key new features include Photo Center, File Center, and Thecus App Center, with an extensive variety of apps for modern digital lifestyles including the Surveillance Station.

    Data Security

    The Thecus N2350 offers complete data backup and protection capabilities: Thin provisioning, replication for disaster recovery, Remote Backup or disaster recovery (for real-time remote or local backup) as well as backup to Amazon S3 cloud service.

    Mobile Access

    The N2350 provides further connectivity with two mobile apps. Thecus Connect™ allows users to gain live access to their NAS unit, enabling them to monitor the most up-to-date information. Orbweb.me™ is a P2P module that allows users to easily view, stream and manage files in their NAS anytime and anywhere. No IP address is required.

    The N2350 is purposely designed to meet the essential needs of small office and home users, providing everything they require without any unwanted extras. With an upgrade in processor performance, the next generation DDR4 RAM, and the latest ThecusOS 7 software, the N2350 is a highly attractive option in the two-bay NAS market arena.

    Availability: Units will be ready to be shipped at the end of April.

    For more information about the N2350, go to:
    http://www.thecus.com/product.php?PROD_ID=134

    For more information on where to buy this product, go to:
    www.thecus.com/wtb.php

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