Thecus N0204 miniNAS Pocket RAID Storage Review

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Inside The Thecus N0204

Thecus N0204 miniNAS Setup Guide

Since the Thecus N0204 miniNAS diskless pocket RAID storage device is the least expensive 2-bay housing on the market, we took it apart to see what makes it tick. This was done by removing four screws located at one end of the unit and removing the plastic housing.

Thecus N0204 miniNAS Setup Guide

Inside we found a Hynix DDR2 128MB SDRAM IC (part number HY5PS1G1631C-835E), a Winbond 32MB IC Flash (part number W19B320ATT7H) for the firmware and an OXFord 810DSE processor.

Thecus N0204 miniNAS Setup Guide

The processor that powers the NAS is the OXFord 810DSE, which operates at a mild 367MHz. We have seen this processor before in some Western Digital MyBook storage devices. It’s obviously not the most powerful processor on the market, but it should fit the bill in this device that costs less than $150. At an idle the entire device consumed just 5W of power with two SSDs inside.

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