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Thecus to expand its range of storage solutions at COMPUTEX '08

by Parm Mann on 26 May 2008, 11:36

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COMPUTEX '08 kicks off in Taiwan on June 3rd, and the world's tech-elite will be there to show off their latest products.

On the digital storage front, Thecus has revealed that it'll be presenting no less than six new storage solutions, the N8800, N7700, N4100PRO, M3800, i5500 and i4500, as well as an all new Thecus miniPC.

The Taiwanese storage specialist states:

For those with greater storage needs, the all-new Thecus N8800 and N7700 have you covered. Equipped with a powerful Intel® Celeron M 2.0 GHz CPU and a full GB of DDR2 memory, both N8800 and N7700 are capable of handling a multitude of file serving tasks quickly and effectively. Users can access data via iSCSI, and for even more storage, N8800 and N7700 are also stackable, which means that two N7700s (or N8800s) can work in tandem, doubling the potential storage capacity. For business users, the N8800 and N7700 are the ultimate NAS solutions, and it will make its debut at this year's COMPUTEX.

The N8800 features eight hot-swappable hard disk trays that accept standard 3.5” SATA II hard disks for up to 8 terabytes of storage. Multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, and JBOD allows administrators to choose the mode that best fits the enterprise’s computing environment.

N7700 features seven SATA bays for up to 7 terabytes of storage. To handle all of that capacity, users can select from a wide variety of RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60 and JBOD, and can even have multiple RAID modes operating simultaneously.

Home entertainment buffs will love the new Thecus M3800. Featuring HDMI, component, and AV out, the M3800 can play digital content directly through your existing home theater system. The M3800 supports multiple file formats, and even supports 1080P for playback on today's high-definition displays. What's more, with the included remote control, you can enjoy movies, music, photos and more from the comfort of your living room couch. Equipped with three 3.5" SATA bays, the M3800 brings the security of RAID 5 home, making it a total media playback and secure storage solution.

Also coming to the show will be the N4100PRO. A revamp of the classic N4100, the N4100PRO brings blazing performance to the four-bay NAS space. Fitted with an AMD Geode LX800 CPU and 256MB of DDR memory, the N4100PRO leaves the competition in the dust with nearly double the data throughput performance of the original N4100! Users can choose from RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD, and can even take advantage of RAID expansion and RAID level migration should the need arise.

But that's not all. Also making a debut at COMPUTEX 2008 is the i5500 iSCSI RAID System. Featuring five SATA II bays and multiple RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 0+1, 3, 5 6, 10, and JBOD, the i5500 delivers the performance and security demanded by today's data-centric businesses. For those looking for a rackmount solution, the i4500, also making a debut at COMPUTEX 2008, will fit the bill nicely. Finally, Thecus will be introducing the Thecus miniPC, a tiny, fully-functional PC that delivers a robust computing experience in an extremely small casing.

That's a pretty big offering from Thecus, and as always, HEXUS will be out at COMPUTEX '08 to bring hands-on coverage of all the latest products.

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Looking forward to the N7700 and N8800… price depending of course. Would be better if it had a C2D in there though, like the new ReadyNAS

So is this evidence of Thecus listening to customer requests? http://forums.hexus.net/thecus-care-hexus/127897-8-bay-nas.html

I was planning to buy another N5500B PRO

But now I will wait for the N8800 and see if it is payable.
Are you guys going to be paying Thecus a visit then?

I'd really like to see what these new units are like. Although they are really going to have to keep an eye on price if they are to persuade people not to just build a big server from comodity parts and use FreeNAS or something.

£500 for the N5200 is one thing, but if that scales, then there is no way i'd be paying £800 for the N8800. Especially not for a 2GHz Celeron.
Thecus has eight- bay NAS - The INQUIRER
hopefully there'll be a hexus article up soon! :D
The M3800 looks rather nice.