Thecus N0204 miniNAS - Screenshots

By Dave Mitchell


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The Setup Wizard offers a quick one-step setup that sorts out RAID and installs the OS for you

You'll have to make do with the older web interface until the update for the Ajax-based interface is ready in September

The Download Station allows remote files to be retrieved by the appliance over FTP, HTTP and BitTorrent

The Web Station can be used to store and view photos, files and videos

Install the IP Cam module and you can record regular snapshots to the NAS appliance

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August 29, 2009, 3:38 pm

It's not the price of the disks that would worry me, but the capacity. The biggest 2.5" drives are 500 GB (right?), so that means this NAS will have a maximum of 1 TB -- pretty small for a device dedicated to storage. That said, it is a cute little device, and storage density is only going to go up.

Tony Walker

August 29, 2009, 8:12 pm

The highest capacity 2.5" drives are now 1TB. Made by Western Digital. They also do a 750GB version. However, the 1TB drive (not sure about the 750Gb) is 12.7mm deep. Whether it fits is another matter. Thecus's specs also say support up to only 500GB though that could be based on available drives at the time.


August 30, 2009, 10:30 pm

I bet those drives cost a bomb!

I'm beginning to get to the point where a NAS box just isn't fast enough and doesn't have enough features. Getting very tempted by a Windows Home Server system, struggling to find what kind of specs would be suitable if I wanted to have say 2 HD video streams going at once and a few torrents and a backup job? Anybody got any recommendations, power consumption and price are very important! :-)


October 11, 2009, 8:05 am

this is one nice and small storage box in my home. i have 2 500 GB hard drive disks and measured the whole unit is just a little 10W. i download a lot and it is a good replacement for PC in turns of downloading. with my desktop, i need to worry about power consumption and it is sometimes unstable. it is quite energy saving and stable. just bought and will do more exploration.

Doc. Caliban

February 2, 2010, 10:18 pm

Has anyone tried the newer 12.5mm drives in this to see if they fit? Ready to order one today if they do.

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