The N5500 comes in a very sturdy cardboard box that has just a sticker on the front of it that shows an image of the NAS device and some of the key features. Since most of these servers are being sold online, a full color print job on the box is a waste and this packaging feels eco-friendly.
The Thecus N5550 retail box is about as basic as they come, so no sense in showing all the sides! Let’s crack this package open!
Opening the box the N5500 is protected by a pair of sturdy foam inserts. The N5500 unit is wrapped in plastic and the accessories are packaged in a bag above the NAS.
The NAS itself is in a large plastic bag and once you remove that there is an additional layer of plastic film protecting the front LCD panel.
The Thecus N5550 comes with a quick installation guide, warranty card and three software disks. On the disks you’ll find Acronis True Image 2010, Twonky Media Server and a disk with a full users manual. You also get a 6-foot long blue Ethernet cable, screws for installing drives, keys for locking the drive sleds and a power cable for your region.