Thecus M3800 NAS Stream Box – Total Media StorageMon, Aug 31, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Thecus M3800 – In the Box
As you can see, Thecus gives you more than enough cables and manuals to get you up and running. Included in the box are the power cord and brick, an HD component video cable, Composite video cable, an Ethernet cable, A/V remote control, Thecus product software disk, warranty card, and quick start user manual.
The Thecus M3800’s front panel has the device’s controls, indicators and hard disk trays. You can easily identify the USB Port and LCD Display. Also include are the HDD activity lights, WAN and LAN LEDs, Power Button as well as four “soft keys” for Enter, Escape, Up and Down. By including all of these buttons and softkeys, Thecus gives you the power to control the Stream Box If you didn’t want to use the included remote or a computer to navigate the M3800’s menus.
When we look at the rear panel of the M3800, we see the back is dominated by the 92mm ADDA fan (AD0912DX-A76GL). This is one of ADDA’s ultra low speed fans that is rated at 1600 RPM and moves 28.0 CFM of air. On paper, this fan looks to be a quiet one.
To the right of the fan, we see the HDMI out connector, S/PDIF connector for digital sound, composite AV out, and component out connectors. There is a 4-pin power connector, an additional USB port, eSATA port, Reset button, and finally the dual gigabyte WAN/LAN ports.
The USB port on the rear is compatible for USB devices such as digital cameras, web cameras, USB disks, and USB printers. The other interesting thing is that Thecus included a Reset button that will reset the unit and its network settings including the password and can turn off Jumbo Frame Support.