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Thecus N5550 review: fast NAS with HDMI and USB 3.0

We’ve published a review of the Thecus N5550 NAS device

Calling the Thecus N5550 a NAS is almost selling it short, because it's much more than that. It's a network server for at home or in the office, and you can use it to download files, as a digital photo album, and for connecting IP cameras. You can connect it to a PC or laptop obviously, but also tablets and smartphones let you access it via apps.

Hardware.Info frequently tests NAS devices, everything from smaller affordable ones such as the Iomega StorCenter ix2 with social media features, to the big boys such as the Synology DS2411+ with room for 12 disks. Another brand that has a proven track record in the world of NAS devices is Thecus. Their products are known for their good performance, the state-of-the-art hardware, the many features and the competitive prices. At least Thecus is more affordable than the big NAS brands such as Synology and QNAP.

This holds true for the Thecus N5550. It's a NAS built around the Intel Atom D2550 with room for five hard drives. You could fill it with 4 TB drives and then you have a little case with 20 TB of storage capacity. You don't have to go that that extreme, but you can start small and expand over time when you need more volume.

Calling the Thecus N5550 a NAS is almost selling it short, because it's much more than that. It's a network server for at home or in the office, and you can use it to download files, as a digital photo album, and for connecting IP cameras. You can connect it to a computer obviously, but also tablets and smartphones let you access it via apps.

Because it runs on an Intel Atom D2550 processor, it's very powerful compared to many other network drives. It not only guarantees a very high transfer rate when you are sharing files, but it can also handle other tasks you give it with flying colours.

When you are looking for a NAS with lots of features and outstanding performance, but can't afford the Synology and QNAP models, then the Thecus N5550 is an excellent alternative. To find out why, read the full review on Hardware.Info.

Thecus N5550

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