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    Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    We investigate the credentials of a business NAS that purports to do it all.
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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    Url not working on this one.

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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    Not exactly a glowing review there.

    new interface that, whilst better than what Thecus has provided before, serves to keep it up-to-date with the competition
    Either that is just badly worded, or you mean that yes it's better than it was before, but it is still lacking when you look at the competition.

    performance ranges from sub-par to good.
    Now thats an achievement!

    I could go on, there are a couple of other parts of the conclusion that don't exactly fill you with confidence.

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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    Well no-one could accuse Hexus of favoritism

    The review isn't exactly what I expected, very surprised by the mediocre performance.
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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    £500 is a rip off anyway. NAS manufacturers need to wise up with the prices they charge.
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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    £500 is a rip off anyway. NAS manufacturers need to wise up with the prices they charge.


    my money would go here, still comically expensive though. but so so sexy

    edit: and also WHS-able
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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    Quote Originally Posted by MadduckUK View Post


    my money would go here, still comically expensive though. but so so sexy

    edit: and also WHS-able


    At least you're getting 8 bays, and a hardware crypto engine for less than the Thecus. Pure, awesome. Nice catch, now if only I can find the two ethernet port variant, then it would be perfect.
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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    For that price you could build your own with a copy of WHS. I get upload speeds of 50-60MB per sec.

    But yea definitely not a glowing review.
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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    Thecus almost reaches the limit of gigabit speed with one LAN only but QNAP needs two LANs. I wonder if QNAP’s performance is only half with one LAN.
    Both Thecus and QNAP have at least 1GB of RAM. When testing with 1GB file with sequential read and write, I am pretty sure it is only accessing from RAM, not the hard disks themselves. So it doesn’t show the real performance. I suggest to test with at least 2GB file. The random read and write is reflecting the real performance because it is accessing the hard disks.

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    Re: Reviews - Thecus N5500 five-bay enterprise NAS and DAS. Worth £575?

    A NAS isn't going to cache a 1GB file, there is a hell of a lot less than 1GB in there available for caching anyway. Where do you think the OS and services are running from?

    All these NAS boxes allow you to install extra software, all that has to go somewhere as well. Remember, these are just little PCs running linux so they have a regular, all be it stripped down OS. If you have 4GB in your Windows PC, can you cache a 4GB file? no. These NAS boxes work the same way.

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