Model: Thecus N2310 2-Bay NAS Server
Manufacturer: Thecus
Provided By: Thecus

Thecus Technology Corp. is a relatively new name in the storage industry. Established in 2004, this Taiwanese company offers network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions designed to meet the needs of individual, small/medium business and enterprise environments. To develop optimal storage solutions for such a wide range of users, Thecus has assembled a best-in-class development team with extensive experience in both storage hardware and software development. By combining engineering expertise with a keen focus on the end-user experience, Thecus builds products that are not only powerful but easy to use, making advanced storage products accessible to users of all skill levels.

This past fall, Thecus launched its latest entry-level home and small office NAS, the N2310. Along with an energy efficient Advanced Micro Circuits Corporation (AMCC) processor, this budget friendly 2-bay NAS is equipped with 512MB of DDR3 RAM, a gigabit Ethernet port and a pair of USB ports. Like its pricier siblings, the N2310 offers multiple RAID modes and features web-based file access, a built-in FTP server, native BitTorrent support and the streaming of multimedia content using Plex Media Server. The N2310 is also easy to set up and can be accessed over the internet using Thecus's free DDNS service as well as their T-OnTheGo mobile app.

Thecus N2310 2-Bay NAS Server
Processor AMCC 800Mhz APM86491 PowerPC
System Memory 512MB DDR3
LAN Interface (PCI-e) RJ-45x1: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x1 (back x1)
USB 3.0 host port x1 (back x1)
Disk Interface 2 x SATA for internal
Power Supply 40W external power adaptor
Buttons Power button
USB copy button
Reset button
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis 2 bay tower
Dimensions (HxWxD) 135 x 97 x 207 mm
5.33 x 3.83 x 8.14 in
Weight 0.79(Kgs) / 1.74(lb)

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what Thecus's latest home and small office NAS has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the N2310's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does Thecus's new 2-bay NAS have what it takes? Is it the best bang for your buck? Keep reading as we find out.

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