Thecus N0204 miniNAS Pocket RAID Storage Review

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N0204 Specifications

Thecus has packed a ton of features into the N0204 miniNAS, so rather than trying to write them all out, here is table listing them all! The only features that are really missing are minor, but this is what we noticed was not supported:

  • No UPS Support
  • Will not Support eMule

For the most part, the Thecus N0204 has all the same basic features of more expensive NAS devices like the Thecus N2200. Sure it is missing some key features like an LCD display, a beefy processor and all that, but for the most part the core functionality is still there.

1. Hardware Platform

Network interface

WAN Interface

RJ-45×1 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X

Wireless (optional)

802.11b/g AP mode Supported.(using approved USB Dongles)

Storage

HDD bay

2x 2.5” SATA HDD via backplane

HDD Capacity

80/120/160/200/250/300/400/500GB

USB External storage devices

USB 2.0 ports for easy storage expansion

Expansible

USB Interface

  • USB 2.0 host port x1 (Front)
  • USB 1.1 host port x 1 (Rear)
  • System information

    LED indicator

  • Power ON: Blue
  • HDD1 (Failed/Activity):Red/Orange
  • HDD2 (Failed/Activity):Red/Orange
  • LAN (Link/Activity) : Green
  • USB Copy( Success/Fail) : Blue/Red
  • Thermal monitor

    System temperature status

    Buttons

  • Power button
  • USB copy button
  • Power supply

    External Adapter

    External power adapter,
    Input: AC 100 ~ 240 Volt, 50/60 Hz
    Output: DC 5V/3A

    Outlook

    Dimension

    88 x 63 x 133 mm (H x W x D)

    Security

    Kensington Lock

    Chassis

    Plastic and aluminum chassis

    Environment specifications

    Temperature

    5℃ to 40℃(Operating)

    Humidity

    0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)

    Safety and Environment

    CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, VCCI, RoHS Compliant

    Sound Pressure Level  Download Report

     

    2. Software Functions 

    RAID

    RAID modes

    RAID 0, 1 and JBOD

    Auto-rebuild

    Supported

    Hot-swap

    Supported

    Network

    Configuration

    Fixed IP Address, Dynamic IP Address,

    Transport Protocols

    TCP/IP, Appletalk, UPnP

    File Protocols

    SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP,AFP

    Wireless LAN

  • 802.11b/g USB Dongle AP mode Supported.
  • AP mode (ZD1211x based)
  • Data Access

    Client OS support

  • Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
  • Mac OS 9 / X 
  • WebDisk

    Web-based file access

    FTP

    File transmission protocol

    Download Manager

    HTTP / FTP / BT

    Printer Server (IPP)

  • Support USB printers
  • Support IPP various printers
  • Client can manage print job queue on WEB interface
  • Data Backup

    USB copy (From external USB disk to NAS)

    Copy USB Mass storage device contents to specified location to NAS

    USB copy (From NAS to external USB disk)

    Copy NAS data to external USB disk

    NAS Remote Replication

    Via Thecus proprietary Nsync

    Multimedia Support

    iTunes Server

    Supported File Types: AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag, WAV

    Photo Web Server

  • Supported File Types: GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
  • Support EXIF display
  • Support slide show
  • Media server

    Support uPnP AV streaming protocol

    Web cam

  • Support Capture, preview, schedule
  • Support image size : 160 x 120, 320 x 240, 640 x 480
  • User Authentication

    Local User

    Supports built-in user accounts

    Local Group

    Supports built-in user groups

    File System

    Type

    Journaling File System

    Language Support

    Unicode Support

    Authorization

    Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups

    Power Management

    Disk Spin down

    Supported

    System On/Off schedule

    Supported

    Administration

    Multi-Lingual Web-based administration

    Web-based server management Interface Supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russia

    Utility Program

  • MS Windows Setup Wizard
  • Supports multilingual
  • Supports Windows 7/2000/XP/2003/Vista, Mac OSX backup utility
  • Email notification

    Send the system messages via Email to the system administrator

    Others

    ISO mount

    Supported

    Recycled Bin

    Supported

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