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Thecus N3200PRO NAS Server Review

Nemo    -   June 14, 2009
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Testing:

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File Systems

 

Higher is Better

 

Lower is Better

The N3200PRO blew away the smaller 2-bay D-Link and CAND3001T0 models and even managed to edge out the 4-drive Synology DS-408. However, it couldn't touch the 5-drive TS-509 unit from QNAP.

 

Higher is Better

 

Lower is Better

The playing field gets leveled in the RAID 1 tests as all units are using two drives. Again the DNS-323 and CAND3001T0 are no match for the Thecus unit. Going up against the bigger DS408 and TS-509 the N3200PRO's performance was still pretty impressive, coming in only 5.6% slower than the TS-509.

 

Higher is Better

 

Lower is Better

Here the competition is only against the Synology DS-408 and QNAP TS-509. After all this is where the big boys play and it takes at least three drives to enter the RAID 5 game so no 2-bay units need apply. Surprisingly, the N3200 held it's own against the DS408 but, as expected, fell short of the more powerful QNAP TS-509. Still, a drive index measure of 37.2MB/s is very impressive.

 

Higher is Better

 

Lower is Better

The Synology DS408 dropped out from this test as the version of the firmware we tested did not support JBOD configurations. It comes down to a head-to-head race against the TS-509 where the Thecus N3200PRO gave a good accounting of itself although the QNAP unit was a mere 2% faster.

We matched the Thecus N3200PRO against two other home-oriented units from D-Link and Cavalry and the Thecus unit walked away a winner by a huge margin in all categories. The only advantage the 2-drive units have is in the single-disk category, one that the N3200PRO does not support. In all fairness though, it must be noted the D-Link DNS-323 is about half the price of the N3200PRO. We also included the business-class servers from Synology and QNAP so we could get a feel for how well the N3200PRO faired in the RAID 5 category. While it didn't beat it's competition, it came very close to the DS408. Once you take into account those units cost anywhere from two to three times that of the N3200PRO, the results are even more noteworthy.




  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Installation
  3. Configuration: Initial Setup
  4. Configuration: Web UI & Status
  5. Configuration: Storage
  6. Configuration: Network
  7. Configuration: Accounts
  8. Configuration: System
  9. Web User Interface
  10. Specifications & Features
  11. Testing: Setup
  12. Testing: SiSoft Sandra
  13. Testing: Intel NAS Performance Toolkit
  14. Testing: Intel NAS Performance Toolkit (continued)
  15. Testing: Operation
  16. Testing: Features
  17. Conclusion
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