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Thecus Announces N5500 NAS Unit, 10 TB Total

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This week at Computex, Thecus is showing off its new N5500 NAS Device, designed to keep store your data and keep everything nice and secure.

Equipped with with five hot-swappable SATA 3.5-inch hard disk bays (making for a maximum of 10 TB of total storage capacity), the N5500 allows you to choose from a selection of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and JBOD. The unit also supports multiple RAID volumes, enabling you to choose the right combination of RAID volumes for your network, and features online RAID expansion, online RAID migration, and auto rebuild.

Thecus is pushing this product at both business and home users. The company boasts that with the unique dual-DOM design, businesses do not need to worry about down-time due to unexpected system failure but also paints the N5500 as the perfect solution for storing all of your digital content. With IP-cam support, the N5500 can be configured as a surveillance system

Fully compatible with Windows, UNIX/Linux, and MAC OS 9/X, the N5500 can run with a scheduled power on/off function to save on power.

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    maddogoo9 , June 4, 2009 8:10 PM
    as a gamer id rather see faster drives then greater storage.
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    Master Exon , June 4, 2009 9:08 PM
    Well maddogoo9, today is your lucky day, it turns out that RAID does both!!!1 *Weird happy clown laugh*
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    gm0n3y , June 4, 2009 9:22 PM
    With 10TB, I could store even more porn.... I mean legally purchased media.
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    Master Exon , June 4, 2009 9:30 PM
    gm0n3yWith 10TB, I could store even more porn.... I mean legally purchased media.

    Legally purchased media still exists? I thought every store in the world had closed down because you might distribute the music you buy, or you might reverse engineer that refrigerator and sell copies on the black market.
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    gm0n3y , June 4, 2009 10:09 PM
    There's always digital distribution.
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    teldar , June 4, 2009 10:17 PM
    This is obviously not meant for you then.
    For those of us looking for massive storage, this is nice.
    You want fast? You want SSD in raid as your primary.
    Don't buy it.
    Don't really need to hear your pointless complaints about it either.
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    mrubermonkey , June 5, 2009 2:05 AM
    I have my own pointless complaint about it. It looks like crap.
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    Parrdacc , June 5, 2009 5:48 PM
    Could always use more storage. Lots of acquired media, backups, programs and last but not least, AH! My beloved pornography! :) 
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    WyomingKnott , June 15, 2009 6:45 PM
    It has "Dual DOM." It claims "In a business environment, maintaining functional operation on storage device is critical. With the unique dual-DOM design, an extra DOM is installed to ensure continuous and flawless operation on N5500. Users do not need to worry about down-time due to unexpected system failure."
    Umm, I've only been in this business thirty-five years. What's a DOM?
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    Anonymous , July 28, 2009 5:44 PM
    maddogoo9 your an idiot. This is network storage not storage you would play games on. Stop playing WOW long enough to learn what the hell your talking about or just shut up so everyone else doesn't have to waist there time ready your ignorant rambles. It also looks much better in person. I have the 5200 and the pix here look very bad. It is much cleaner in person.