Thecus N4100PRO NAS Server ReviewFri, Jan 30, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Configuring the RAID
To setup the RAID you have to go to the storage menu and choose RAID. Since there is no RAID setup, we chose NEW.
In the next screen you have to pick what type of RAID you want. As I said earlier, I will be using a RAID6. Once you have the RAID type picked you can pick the disks you want to use. Since I’m using RAID6 I need to use all the drives.
Once you choose “Create” you will be hit with a couple of pop ups confirming that you are about to create the RAID and it requires that all the server services need to be stopped.
Then, you will be staring at the RAID building status; at this point go get something to eat or go watch a movie. It took the N4100PRO roughly 2.5 hours to create and format the four 150GB drive array. Thecus says that the build time is dependent on the RAID type and the size of the disks being used.
The Thecus N4100PRO has a ton of features, so be sure to check out the entire user’s manual if you want to see what you are getting into when purchasing one of these NAS servers. Setup will vary depending on how many drives you have and how you will be using it on the network. Setup wasn’t too bad and the documentation was pretty good compared to some of the user’s manuals that I have seen.