Intel® Atom™ Processor
Vastly Increased Performance
Benefit from the McAfee® AntiVirus
iSCSI Thin Provisioning Support
Thecus® NAS provides connection for USB and slim CD-ROM; users have the choice to install two types of optical disc drive to their Thecus storage device. NAS data can now be burned directly to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs with Data Burn, this hassle-free module makes burning data to a disk effortless. In addition, burning ISO image file is also supported. Whether you’re managing audio, media or essential files; Data Burn copies information fast while significantly reducing waiting time. The process of burning file to disk is now easy and smooth with Data Burn module.
Thecus’ innovative hardware helps prevent failures. But sometimes you have to protect the NAS against itself. Adding an antivirus to the already comprehensive software bundle will provide the necessary software protection by scanning the files on your NAS and defending it against possible threats. McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company and shares Thecus’ spirit of dedication and quality. By establishing a strong partnership with them, Thecus will allow users the benefit of McAfee’s powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.
The private and public clouds meet with Thecus’ new DropBox and ElephantDrive cloud backup functionality! Guard your data with RAID at home and an additional level of protection in the Cloud. Just drag and drop files into the folder on your NAS and access them on any computer or mobile device with DropBox or ElephantDrive.
Make your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! The N5550’s HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management, web browsing with Flash support, and even HD video playback. Don’t force yourself to watch movies on that tiny little computer screen anymore, take it to the living room!
USB 3.0 Connectivity
The next generation of connectivity is here with speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. Whether connecting digital cameras and smart phones, backing up large external hard drives, or extending the capacity of your NAS, USB 3.0 will make sure it's done in no time at up to 5 Gbit/s. Backwards compatibility adds the connectivity of a world full of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the best combination of speed and universal access.
Acronis True Image
Thecus brings the best to the table with Acronis’s advanced backup software. Back up all your data with One-click Protection or pick and choose only your most important files. Acronis sports a slick interface, user-friendly design, and comprehensive features to keep your data safe.
When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly let you have it your way. Create multiple RAID volumes each supporting different RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD for your own balance of performance and data protection. Should a hard drive malfunction occur, changing one is simple thanks to online RAID migration and expansion, hot spare, and auto rebuild.
Multiple File Systems
Support for multiple file systems including EXT3, EXT4, and XFS, gives Thecus NAS flexibility to handle many different types of environments. Users can simultaneously use different file systems across multiple RAID volumes to get the best of each one.
Get the most out of your storage space with the extreme speed of iSCSI and the efficiency of iSCSI thin provisioning. Connect through iSCSI for the fastest data transfer speeds available and make wasted disk space a thing of the past with thin provisioning's flexible storage functionality.
In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With ThecusShare and the Thecus Dashboard, you can manage your NAS, and upload to and download/stream from your NAS using an iOS or Android device on the go.
Backing up your data is very necessary, and everyone has specific needs when it comes to storage. Thecus’s Rsync functionality gives users great flexibility with remote backup capability, a flexible scheduler, and the stability of Linux-based transfer.
Divide the massive storage of a Thecus NAS among multiple users. Whether there are two users or 100, user quotas make it easy to divvy up and manage disk space.
Thecus® is proud to present itself as a technological innovator. Once again, Thecus® releases an all new 5-bay N5550 server to lead the competition. The past proves merit: link aggregation, LCM display, USB 3.0, multi RAID functions and so on. Impressive technologies have been used to develop the new N5550 NAS to serve one single purpose: improve user experience and satisfaction.
Intel® Atom™ CPU: silent power
Intel® Atom™ CPUs are designed to work without fans. This will dramatically reduce NAS noise and power consumption.
Associated with large amounts of DDR3, Intel® Atom™ CPUs will provide much better performance. Don’t be restricted to a 4-bay NAS, bring it up a notch, Thecus® N5550 is available and boosts the best performance with a great price, without entering larger bay units. Multi-users environment, web hosting, intense backup, data encryption, application serving, heavy RAID computations, and HD multimedia streaming: welcome to the world of smooth multi-tasking!
McAfee Antivirus: preventing possible threats
The N5550 NAS is McAfee antivirus embedded meaning that users can have confidence that their sensitive data will be protected by the most advanced antivirus software, McAfee.?
USB 3.0: from optional to mandatory
Thecus® started integrating USB 3.0 more than one year ago, enabling this blazing fast protocol on most storage devices by embedding a PCI-e slot. On popular demand, future NAS will equip at least one port for USB 3.0 transfer rates of 10 times faster than USB 2.0.
HDMI, VGA and Audio out: removing the middle man
After installing the proper module, simply plug a screen by the use of HDMI output, you don’t even need a computer anymore to check on your NAS! Local display via HDMI makes things that much more convenient, directly attach keyboard and mouse to start data management.
The N5550 also supports VGA output for attaching traditional televisions, projectors and monitors. VGA output makes this 5-bay NAS convenient to display presentation or media files when HDMI is not on hand.
To add, users can attach speakers directly to the N5550 NAS to play audio files. With audio out, managing media and audio files is simple; attach the speaker plug to audio out and you’re set to go!?
Ideal for small installations and/or mobile users, these features are designed to lower the total cost of ownership of your network architecture.
Specifications: N5550 for High Value Storage
- Intel® Atom™ Processor
- 2GB of DDR3
- USB 3.0
- HDMI output
- LCM Display
1. Hardware Platform
Processor Intel® Atom™ Processor
System Memory 2GB DDR3
LAN Interface RJ-45x2: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x4 (back x4)
USB 3.0 host port x1 (front x1)
LCM Module LCM display
4 buttons (ENTER, ESC, UP, DOWN)
SATA DOM 1GB
HDMI Output HDMI port (back x1)
VGA Output VGA port (back x1)
Audio MIC input, Line input, Audio output
Disk Interface 5 x SATA for internal
1 x eSATA for external
Power Supply 200W Power Supply
USB UPS Supported
Thermal/Fan control Thermal sensor on processor temperature
System FAN speed controlled by temperature
System Clock Battery-backed up system clock
Power Management Auto power on after shutdown due to power loss
Buzzer Adjustable frequency alarm
Buttons Power button
Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis Tower Metal Chassis
Dimensions (HxWxD) 230 x 190 x 240 (mm)
2. Software Functions
RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD
Hot Spare Supported
Online RAID Migration Supported
Online RAID Expansion Supported
RAID Volume Encryption AES256bit
Power Management Available spin-down while idle setting
Bad Block Scanning Supported
SMART Info Supported
SMART Test Supported
Disk Roaming Supports volume-based roaming to other Thecus NAS
Configuration Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport Protocols TCP/IP/AppleTalk
File Protocols SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS v4, AFP
Link Aggregation Load balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, Balance-ALB
Client OS Support Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/ 7
Mac OS X
FTP Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control
Secure FTP Built-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
TFTP Users can download and upload files with TFTP programs
Download Manager BT download (via Transmission module)
HTTP/FTP/BT/eMule (via DLM module)
NZB download (via NZB module)
Printer Server (IPP) Supports USB printers
Supports a wide range of IPP printers
Client can manage print tasks (list/delete) via web user interface
Client Incremental Data Backup Acronis True Image (OEM version)
Client System Disaster Recovery Acronis True Image (OEM version)
Client Side Backup Software Thecus Backup Utility (Windows/Mac OS X)
Rsync Backup Rsync replicates data between two systems (via Rsync module)
DVD Backup Supported
Mac OS X Time Machine Supported
Block Level Access
iSCSI Target/Initiator Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators and Thecus NAS targets
iSCSI Thin Provisioning Supported
SCSI3 Persistent Group Reservation Supported
Scheduled Power On/Off Supported
Multiple RAID Supported
Multiple File System Selectable EXT3/EXT4/XFS
iTunes Server Supports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza!™ Web Server (via module) Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP and PNG
Supports EXIF display
Supports slide shows
Media Server Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol (via Twonkymedia module)
Local User Supports built-in user accounts
Local Group Supports built-in user groups
Windows ADS Supported
Type Journaling File System
Language Support Unicode Support
Authorization (ACL) “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
User Quota Supported
User Interface Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Portuguese.
Utility Program MS Windows Setup Wizard
Supports Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email Notifications Sends system messages via email to the system administrator
SNMP Trap System information trap out
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)
Thecus Dashboard Mobile monitoring and administration (via module)
ThecusShare™ Uploading, downloading, and streaming multimedia
Thecus-Disk™ Manage files and folders on Thecus NAS, playback audio and video media, and view photos and documents
Recycle Bin Supported
Web Disk Supported (via module)
Web Server Supported (via module)
ISO Mount Supported
User/System Module Supported
IP Cam Surveillance Supports up to 5 IP cameras (via module)
Auto Module Installation Thecus’s module server automatically provides the latest modules and updates through the user interface.
Cloud Backup Dropbox, ElephantDrive, Amazon S3*, Acronis (via module)
Local Display X-Window via HDMI output
Antivirus McAfee (via module)
*Available in Q2 2012.
| Stock code || IBT-N5550N|
| Brand || Thecus|
| Series || Desktop 5-Bay NAS|
| Model || N5550|
| Type || SATA HD, JBOD/RAID 0/1/5/6|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 27/04/2012|
N5550 Spec Information
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 230x190x240mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| RAM/Cache || 2GB|
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| Processor || Intel Atom D2550 1.86GHz Dual Core|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || 672|
| Encryption || Y|
| Total Drives || 5|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 5|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:|
| RAID Levels || RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD|
N5550 Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||5|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||1|
|USB2||USB2 type A (host)||External||4|
| Speed/RPM || 3Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
| NAS speed (est.) || 104-112|
| Colour || Black|
| Weight (kg) || 11.3kg|
| Weight (bare) || 7.1kg|
| External Length (mm) || 400cm|
| External Width (mm) || 340cm|
| External Height (mm) || 400cm|
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