Thecus has finished development of its N7510, a new 7-bay NAS which doubles as a media player. The device is based on an Intel Atom processor, features 2 GB of DDR3 memory and has SATA and eSATA 6 Gbps connectors. The NAS also offers USB 3.0 functionality, allowing for rapid external storage to be attached to the NAS device. The NAS is part of Thecus' 'Vision' series and is positioned above the 2-bay N2800, 4-bay N4800 and N4510U and the 5-bay N5550 models.
The NAS runs on ThecusOS 5.0 and uses McAfee antivirus software. The operating system provides numerous possibilities to store and exchange data, as well as some innovative features. Data Burn for one, allows users to write data to a disc using a USB-attached optical drive. Another feature is Data Guard, which can automatically backup files to cloud servers and NAS systems in a different network. Thecus provides all of its customers with access to Amazon's S3 cloud service, where users can backup their files.
Thecus claims that the Atom processor is powerful enough to run a webserver, allow dozens of users to approach the NAS simultaneously and encrypt files using several RAID levels. With room for seven hard disks, users will also be able to set two separate RAID volumes, of the level 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50 and JBOD. The NAS is compatible with VMware, Citrix and Microsoft Hyper-V. Two Gigabit LAN connectors are present, with which the device can be attached to two separate networks. The HDMI output reveals that the device is more than just a NAS; when combined with a USB keyboard and mouse, the NAS is perfectly capable of playing movies and music files. For use as a media player. Thecus has constructed its own GUI for the NAS.
Additional information on the 7-bay NAS device can be found on Thecus' website
Thecus introduces new 7-bay NAS with multimedia functionality