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Take Control of your Digital Lives with Thecus

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In today’s environment, we never know where life may take us. With Thecus NAS, wherever that place me be, our digital lives will be there. No matter what device your on, you can access and share your files with your loved ones or manage those time sensitive work documents with no worries.

Integrated Cloud Services with Windows Storage Server NAS

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The recent pairing between Thecus and Microsoft has allowed users to take advantage of the feature-rich Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials software on Thecus 2, 4, and 5 bay NAS solutions.  These affordable, business-grade, cloud connected NAS allow users to work at the office or wherever work may take them. Through the Essentials Experience, an intuitive interface designed by Microsoft for users of all levels, optional clouded services including Office 365 and Microsoft Azure […]

Simplified Data Management with Windows Storage Server Dashboard

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Thecus WSS 2012 R2 Essentials NAS help small businesses operate at the same technology level as much larger organizations. Users can continue to work in ways that are already familiar to them with easy access to shared storage from any location and any device. The WSS Essentials software also features an administrative Dashboard which simplifies the tasks that you perform to manage your network and server. The Dashboard provides a central portal for common administrative tasks such as managing users, […]

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials: Enabling a Full-Featured, Affordable NAS for Small Businesses and SOHO Environments

For a closer look at the new Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials NAS from Thecus, take a look at what Scott M. Johnson from Microsoft has to say: Hi Folks – You may have seen Thecus’s recent press release about becoming the first Microsoft OEM partner to offer network attached storage (NAS) solutions based on Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials. This is a brand-new edition of Windows Storage Server, which we created to enable […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Digital Living with HDMI & DLNA

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NAS in the Cloud

NAS in the Cloud, personal cloud.

The idea of the “Cloud” has been slowly introduced over the past few years, but rarely well explained. Many even use the Cloud every day of their lives, but when asked what it is, simply give a shrug of the shoulders and a bleary eyed “I dunno”. Very simply put, the Cloud is what we have come to know as services on the Internet. Gmail, the iPhone App Store, and Facebook are all concrete examples […]