Thecus N5200BR NAS Server

The Thecus N5200BR NAS Server is targeted at end-users with demanding network storage needs.  To offer a more universal solution, Thecus designed the N5200BR with five SATA II bays supporting numerous RAID options, an LED status read-out, router capabilities and a host of other features to make it a serious contender for home users and in the commercial environment where a highly configurable NAS unit is a must.  On the surface, the Thecus N5200BR looks to have what it takes to fit a wide variety of NAS needs.  In the article, we'll look below the surface to ascertain the strengths and weaknesses of the Thecus N5200BR NAS Server, with a goal of providing a complete and clear picture of what a unit like this can deliver...

Thecus N5200BR NAS Server
Via:  HotHardware
Tags:  NAS, server, Thecus, serve, 520
Comments
SqUiD267 6 years ago

Looks really good. So many Raid options.,

hatsix 6 years ago

The review says "up to 3 TB of storage" several times, but the final summary says "more than 3TB". 

Is there a 3TB limit on this, even though it can hold 5TB of drives?  Is the limit a storage size limit (so, 4x1TB drives in RAID 5 = 3TB effective storage), or a maximum addressable disk space.  I'm assuming that there really isn't any actual limit at all, and that it's just marketing-miscommunication, as it obviously runs linux, and I haven't heard of any such limits.

Marco C 6 years ago

 You caught us mid-edit there.  Thecus wrote to say the unit supports up to 5TB with the latest firmware, so we updated the article.

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