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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, […]

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 […]

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

NAS in the Home

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  NAS in the Home NAS are steadily encroaching on the server market from the higher end, but the more interesting story is the largely untapped market that is home NAS. In the past, there was never a need for a networked device because there were too many barriers to making it practical: slow networks, expensive hard drives, difficult setup. As time goes by, the standard infrastructure is getting more and more suited to running […]

Let’s be ready for RAID

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Introduction RAID is constituted by four mysterious letters. We use them every day when we talk about NAS but few people know what it is exactly. The meaning slightly changed during times, and now it stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks. What does that mean? Let’s have a look to the dictionary. Redundant: Not strictly necessary to functioning but included in case of failure in another component. Array: An ordered arrangement, in particular Independent: […]

Thecus® NAS now support 4TB hard drives! Get more storage space with your Thecus® NAS

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Thecus NAS products are at the front of the competition and now fully support Seagate Barracuda XT ST4000DX000 4TB hard drives. As the world’s storage demands increase, consumers look for cheaper and more efficient ways to expand their storage capacities. Thecus has just announced that the following models support 4TB drives: 1U4200XXX, N5200XXX, N8200XXX, N8900, N12000, N16000, the V Series, and the N4200 Series. (More models will be added after the compatibility test.) To use […]

6 things creative professionals need to know about their storage needs

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When we talk about NAS, rarely do we mention one of the generic viagra most important potential categories of users – creative professionals, who include writers, photographers, vector illustrators, graphics and product designers, video editors, and animators among others. These people deal with massive amounts of highly valuable data cialis vs generic on day-to-day basis and according to research they have various concerns related to data storage and management. According to iView Multimedia, 51% of […]

Thecus® Releases a New Module: ElephantDrive. Secure your NAS and data

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Thecus is constantly working on new ways to make NAS a more secure appliance. Previously more focused on hardware innovation, the young Taiwanese company is now making its way into software development. ElephantDrive: professional cloud backup solution ElephantDrive cloud backup module is designed to work for the NAS administrator and help save critical data efficiently and quickly. With this module installed, the selected data shared in the NAS will be protected and real time synchronized to […]