NAS with Atom D2700, USB 3.0 and video outputs

Thecus has just updated two of its NAS (the N2200 and N4200 Pro XXX) and announces two new models: the N2800 and N4800. They each have 2 GB of DDR3 and are driven by an Intel Atom D2700 which is clocked at 2.13 GHz, against 1 GB of RAM and an Atom at 1.8 GHz D525 before (two cores and Hyper Threading in both cases) .

In both cases, the manufacturer said it had opted for a passive cooling system for the CPU. The only fan this is one of the rear which is designed to cool the ardor of hard drives.

Compared to previous versions, the manufacturer has not made any change in terms of design, and he was content to reproduce exactly the same chassis as their respective predecessors. This is not the case against by the connection, since in both cases have USB 3.0 built in.

N4200 Pro, the N4800 cases

Other surprises are also in the appointment. In effect, the N2800 and the N4800, have two video outputs: one VGA and one HDMI.

According to the manufacturer, and after the installation of a dedicated module, it is possible to link directly to a screen. In addition, you can also connect a keyboard and mouse via USB ports, for example, HD video (Flash is supported) or surf the net.

Note that this is not Thecus first attempt in the field of multimedia having already launched the M3800, there are now more than two years. Indeed, it was based on a Geode LX 800 processor and it was accompanied by a PCI Sigma Design (M8623L-LF) for the audio and video, and it was also equipped with HDMI.

Here are the details of the technical characteristics of the two newcomers:

N2800:

  • 2 S-ATA slots “Hot Swap”
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports on the back
  • A USB 3.0 port on the front
  • 1 eSATA port
  • 2-port gigabit network
  • VGA and HDMI video outputs
  • SDHC card reader
  • Power button and USB Copy

N4800:

  • 4 locations S-ATA Hot Swap
  • 2 USB 2.0 ports on the back
  • 2 USB 3.0 ports on the front
  • 1 eSATA port
  • 2-port gigabit network
  • VGA and HDMI video outputs
  • 1 audio jack of 3.5 mm
  • 2.8 inch OLED screen
  • 5 button to turn on, configure and monitor the NAS
  • Built-in battery (capacity not specified)

As was the case on the N4200 Pro, the N4800 includes a battery backup also. In case of power failure, it takes over to allow the NAS to turn off cleanly, and avoid compromising data integrity. A nice feature which should appeal to many people who have problems with power faliers in their homes.

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