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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 […]

The Differences between block-level and file-level

The Differences between block-level and file-level

Digital Living with HDMI & DLNA

Digital Living with DLNA and HDMI

HA: two letters for a lot of thinking

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Introduction HA stands for High Availability and was at first a computer design approach.  Then it evolved into a more complex paradigm and a Linux-based solution. We’ll talk about both of those aspects. Everything started with the urging needs of more and more available for applications: banking, science, cloud computing, e-mail, gaming and so one. The goal is to get as close as possible from 100% available, which means 0 interruption of service since the […]

NAS in the Cloud

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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 […]

How Safe is Your Data?

How Safe Is Your Data