We have recently reviewed a lot of NAS devices, and now it's Thecus's turn. Their new N4100EVO is a relatively affordable and very comprehensive NAS for its £240 price tag.
Despite its relatively low price, this is a model that is pretty fully-featured. The compact little box has a door on the front, behind which the four hard drive trays are located. The trays are equipped with individual locks. On the front you will find an on/off switch, a USB connection and a display. The latter is a very practical feature to have, since it lets you see what the IP address is for example without having to use a computer. It does seem that the designers forgot about a viewing angle, as it easiest to read at eye-level.
The rear of the N4100EVO is also pretty complete. In addition to a USB port you will find two gigabit network connections and the connector for the power supply cable. Unlike many other NAS devices of this size, the N4100EVO has an integrated power supply so you don't have to worry about a large external power adapter. The case is largely made out of metal, only the front panel is plastic.