Saturday, June 09, 2007
Thecus Y.E.S Box : Network Attached Storage Device
With this Thecus N2100 Y.E.S. Box, you can use it as File Server, FTP Server, iTunes server or a Photo Web server. The N2100 has a plastic Chassis. It is equipped with a 600 MHz Intel XScale 80219 general purpose processor partnered with 128 MB of PC3200 memory. The N2100 also has 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports and three USB 2.0 ports.
Installing the device to the network is so simple, with the supplied software detects the device on the network on its own and does it quite fast too. Once the device is online, the browser starts, and you can access the quick installation guide, using the installation guide you can configure the RAID, network, FTP and iTunes server capabilities for your use. The web interface of the device is very useful as it displays important information on storage space, processor, disk temperatures, speed of the internal fan and the connected USB devices. This device supports Apple and Linux clients on the network.
Verdict : The N2100 is a really smart network storage device for home and small offices. Easily configurable, the device can be used on your office network for storing files, songs, movies etc., it can also be used as a network print server.