Kool Tools: Thecus N2310
If you're a home user or small business that needs an affordable NAS server, check out Thecus's N2310.
Equipped with an Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) 800MHz SoC processor and 512MB of DDR3 RAM, the two-bay device is a good choice for those seeking solid storage solutions on a budget. Though not as powerful as the N2560 and N4560 released earlier this quarter, the N2310 — which you can pick up for around US$220 — still packs in a lot of the features of its pricier siblings: RAID support (0, 1, and JBOD); Web-based file access; built-in FTP server; a BitTorrent client; Plex Media support; and self-RAID creation.
The N2310 not only offers users access and control of their files over the Internet, but is also able to stream stored media to iOS and Android devices. Setup is easy thanks to the Intelligent NAS utility. Once you’ve connected your N2310 to your home network, simply download and run Intelligent NAS. It’ll automatically find your NAS and allow you to easily set up your RAID or JBOD volume.
Once up and running, Intelligent NAS will also allow you to effortlessly connect to the N2310’s operating system, ThecusOS 6, where you can monitor, configure, and update your NAS and modules. Go to http://tinyurl.com/l8wuvfj for more info.