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N199 Store more for less with the easy-to-own Thecus NAS device
  • Digital Home Entertainment 
  • Simple Home Surveillance
  • Download Manager
  • USB One Touch Copy
  • eSATA Expansion Port
  • Wireless Ready
  • Easy Management via Web UI




Digital Home Entertainment
Enjoy digital entertainment the way it was meant to be enjoyed. The Thecus N199 can stream digital media anywhere on the network, allowing users to enjoy their digital media files throughout the entire house. Stream videos to a digital media adapter in the living room, or enjoy iTunes® music in the bedroom. The N199 makes it easy.

Simple Home Surveillance
Keep an close eye on everything with the N199's Simply Home Surveillance server. Just plug in a compatible IP cam, and the N199 can periodically take still pictures and upload them to a location of your choice – all without a PC!

Download Manager
Why clog up the network when you need it most? The N199 comes with an advanced Download Manager that enables users to schedule downloads during off-peak hours. With support for BT, FTP, and HTTP downloads, the N199 downloads and stores files without the need for a full PC.

USB One Touch Copy
The N199 comes with a convenient USB 2.0 port which allows users to plug in a USB storage device and backup the entire volume onto the N199 with a simple press of a button. What could be easier?

eSATA Expansion Port
When your network is ready to grow, the N199 has you covered. With its built-in eSATA port, users can easily add a third SATA hard disk to increase capacity or add RAID 1 protection. 

Wireless Ready
Don't let wires trip you up. The N199 can support wireless connections with the installation of a compatible USB wireless dongle. Users can enjoy complete wireless access to their favorite media files.

Easy Management via Web UI
Because technology doesn't have to be complicated, users can manage and access the N199 with any web browser. No special software. No hassles.


The digital age has certainly arrived, as more and more people are enjoying digital media. But as the number of movies, MP3 files, and photos starts to mount, people are looking for places to store their ever-growing collections. Thecus Technology, a recognized leader in digital storage solutions, is pleased to announce a digital storage device that is not only fully featured, but incredibly easy-to-own – the N199. Easy-to-use and very affordable, the N199 is the perfect entry point into the world of network attached storage. 

The N199 is a great device to storing and sharing digital media. Users can install a standard 3.5" SATA hard disk into the N199 for up to 500GB of storage. With the hard disk installed, users can begin to store their digital media files, and begin sharing them throughout their networks with its Gigabit Ethernet connection. Users can even install a compatible USB wireless dongle for complete wireless access! When the need for more storage arises, the N199 can rise to the task with a built-in eSATA port. USB storage devices can easily be backed up with the N199 with its One-Touch USB Copy function. Simply plug in a USB storage device into the N199's speedy USB 2.0 port, press a button, and then all contents will be copied directly to the N199. It just doesn't get easier than this.

But the N199 is also a great hub for the digital home. The included Media Server enables users to stream videos and more to compatible uPnP devices such as digital media receivers, allowing them to enjoy their digital media anywhere in the house. The iTunes® Server and Photo Web Server allow users to easily share music and photos respectively with PCs throughout their network. A convenient Download Manager allows users to schedule BT, HTTP, and FTP downloads during off-peak hours.  And for true peace of mind, the N199 can even be used as a simple home surveillance server by plugging in a compatible IP webcam! All of this is administered through an easy-to-use web-based interface compatible with any browser in Windows, Mac OS, and Linux-based environments.

 "The N199 represents a breakthrough in functionality at this price point," says Thecus General Manager Florence Shih. "With the combination of useful features, ease-of-use, and attractive price, the N199 is a great way for people to discover how a NAS unit can enhance the digital lifestyle"


N199 Specifications



Network Interfaces


LAN: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X


USB Interface


USB 2.0/1.1 host port x2 (Front x1, Back x1)


LED indicator


Power LED


Status LED (System Busy/System Fail)


HDD LED (Activity/Fail)


LAN LED (Link/Activity)


USB LED (Activity/Fail)


Power supply


External AC power adaptor


Disk interfaces


Internal SATA x 1, eSATA x 1


Thermal/Fan control


1.      Thermal sensor for system temperature


2.      Temperature controlled system FAN speed


Real-time clock


Battery backup system clock


1.      Power button

2.      Reset to factory default button

3.      USB Copy button


System warning



181 x 45 x 160 mm (H x W x D)



Kensington Lock 



Temperature : 5C to 40 C

Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)








Fixed IP Address, Dynamic IP Address, PPPoE,

Transport Protocols


Data Access 


File Protocols


Network Client Type


Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista
Mac OS 9 / X

DHCP Server

Assigning IP address on WLAN ports

Download Manager

Support BT, FTP, HTTP schedule download


Printer Server (IPP)

Support USB printers

Data Backup

One-button copy

Copy USB Mass storage device contents to specified location to NAS

Thecus Backup Utility

Client backup software

Supports Windows 2000/XP/Vista, and Mac OS X


Multimedia Support 


iTunes Server

Supported File Types: AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag, WAV

Photo Web Server

1.      Supported File Types: GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG

2.      Support EXIF display

3.      Support slide show

Media server

Support uPnP AV streaming protocol

Simple Surveillance Server

Support image Preview, capture with scheduling

Power Management


Thermal controlled system fan

Share Management

User Authentication

Supports built-in user accounts and groups

Folder Management

Share Folder Level Permission

Public Folder


Permission management

Read, Write or Deny options on individual users or groups

File System


Journaling File System

Language Support

Unicode Support

Code page support for AFP, FTP & iTunes


Multi-Lingual Web-based administration

Web-based server management Interface Supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Utility Program

MS Windows Setup Wizard,

Support multilingual

Support Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista


Email notification

Send the system messages via Email to the system administrator



*For supported USB dongles, please contact

Package Contents

Power Cord Warranty Card