Thecus Unveils N4100EVO NAS Powered by Dual-core Cavium Processor
Thecus is well-known for its lineup of network attacked storage appliances such as the Thecus N3200XXX, Thecus N4100PRO and Thecus N3200PRO. One of the things we've noticed in looking at the offerings from Thecus is the company continually offers improved versions of its products and supports its existing product line by continually upgrading the management software and add-on modules available across the product spectrum. Now, Thecus has just announced the new Thecus N4100EVO four-bay NAS server powered by a dual-core Cavium ECONA ARM processor. Designed to decrease the electricity costs and carbon footprint associated with storage appliances, the N4100EVO's low-energy hardware is designed for quick transfer speeds necessary for large backups and heavy use without blowing your budget. Unique to the N4100EVO and the SOHO/SMB market is the incorporation of a dedicated hardware XOR engine to speed up RAID 5 operations and significantly reduce rebuild time. As we saw in the OCC review of the N3200XXX, the N4100PRO's firmware supports XFS, 3TB HDD, SATA III HDD, iSCSI and more than a dozen free modules such as the Piczza! photo server, a download manager for BitTorrent, eMule and HTTP and a Web Disk module for file management. Thecus did not disclose pricing or availability.