Knowledge Base

How to set up Port Trunking to accelerate your bandwidth with ThecusOS 7.0

What is Port Trunking? Port Trunking, also known as Link Aggregation, is used to combine multiple LAN interfaces into one switch to increase bandwidth without changing any hardware devices, thus reducing cost. Doing so will offer optimal resource utilization, maximize throughput, minimize response time, and avoid overload. Port Trunking also provides redundancy, fault tolerance or load balancing. It also provides failover capabilities to maintain network connectivity if a network port fails. When you don’t have […]

How Data Deduplication can maximize ROI

Maximum capacity efficiency Data deduplication, allows for data optimization by eliminating redundant data. Based on the type of data a business operates with, businesses can save from 25-80% of their storage space. This highly efficient process allows for a smaller storage solution to be purchased, a longer period until it reaches its full capacity, delivering a serious return on investment. How Data Deduplication works Data deduplication involves finding and removing duplication within data without compromising […]

How to use Plex to Create a Complete Media Center Solution with a Thecus® NAS by eTeknix, UK

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Long gone are the times where your NAS only served the single purpose of holding all your files in a centralized location. Today’s NAS are equipped with powerful processors that can do so much more than serve you your files and thanks to their built-in iGPU they are even able to deliver 4K content directly to your TV. Today I’ll show you how to set up an amazing home theater experience with just your Thecus […]

Getting Started Guide for Snapshot Backups Using BTRFS with Thecus® NAS

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As BTRFS becomes increasingly popular, Thecus NAS owners can now enjoy support for this full featured file system. With BTRFS, advanced storage features such as snapshot backups are native to the file system rather than requiring external drivers or software. This means enhanced storage functionality while simplifying storage management. With BTRFS support, Thecus NAS users can enjoy the simplicity of snapshot backups. Through BTRFS subvolumes, snapshots of data at various time points can be manually […]

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, […]

Partnering Up with a Thecus® NAS at School

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The new century has brought new changes to the educational system. Perhaps the most important was the introduction of technology into the classroom. Managing the complexity of the new technology and access to it has become a necessity. School systems are switching from traditional hardcopy books to digital versions via interactive platforms such as Moodle.  With Thecus NAS, these complex systems are made simple and easily manageable. Your data at the school Firstly, your data […]

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 […]

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 […]