Overall, the Thecus N4100 is a solid box for it's target market. A quick check around the web shows several places that have it for around $700, give or take a bit. With four 320GB drives, you can get almost a TB of usable space for $1000, the $1/GB NAS barrier is about to fall.
With no problems found in my beating on it, and throughput limited by my network, I would have no problem buying an N4100 for a small business. The only issues I found in testing were oddities in the UI and granularity in the permissions. The UI parts can be safely ignored, they will only be used once on setup. The granularity of permissions is exactly what I would expect from this class of device, it is not meant to be an EMC monster. As long as it will be enough for you, and I expect that it will, this is a great little NAS box.
Post by jennyjoseph713 on Mar 9, 2012 16:23:25 GMT 7
A sliver of a serverNAS boxes generally too bulky for you? Then how about Buffalo's new LinkStation Mini? Announced yesterday, the compact server packs in 1TB of storage capacity using a pair of RAID-configured 2.5in hard drives