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N5200 High Performance NAS Server with Intel® Celeron® M Processor
Thecus Technology, a leading provider of digital storage solutions, is proud to launch its RouStor™ series. Thecus' RouStor™ series combines Thecus' award-winning NAS technology with routing capabilities into a single device...


  • Five-bay hot swappable network attached storage.
  • Enhanced system performance with Ultra-Low voltage Intel® Celeron® M
  • Processor for storage computing with 30% energy saving.
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD support.
  • RAID Migration, RAID Expansion.
  • Multi-lingual support.
  • Built-in 4 port Gigabit switch with IP sharing (N5200 RouStorTM).
  • 802.3ad based load balancing and failover (N5200).


6/30/2006 Since its introduction, the 4-bay N4100 NAS device from Thecus has been winning numerous recommendations from such renowned media as Hardware Zone, Hexus, and Tom's Hardware Guide. Today, Thecus Technology, a leading provider of digital storage solutions, is proud to launch its RouStor™ series. Thecus' RouStor™ series combines Thecus' award-winning NAS technology with routing capabilities into a single device. The result is an all-in-one solution that handles both networking and network storage for the home or office.

 Despite its small 230mm x 190mm x 230mm dimensions, the N5200 packs a lot of punch. Under the hood lies an Intel® Celeron® M processor running at 600MHz and 256MB of DDR memory for powerful data-processing capabilities. The N5200 has the capacity for five 3.5" SATA hard disks for over 3TB of storage! To keep data secure, the N5200 features various RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD. Managing your RAID array is easy with the N5200's built-in RAID management features, including auto rebuild, hot swap, hot spare, disk roaming, and more. To backup your data, the N5200 comes with the Thecus Backup Application, as well as a feature called Nsync. With Nsync, users can have the N5200 automatically upload files to an external storage device via FTP at a designated time. What's more, if the external device is another N5200, the connection is made via a secure connection. Designed for SMBs to enhance data security, Nsync takes the guesswork out of data backup. 

With an intuitive multilingual web-based interface and Windows, Apple OS X, and Linux compatibility, file sharing between networked PCs with the N5200 is more convenient than ever. A speedy eSATA connector is included for future external expansion possibilities. Part of Thecus' innovative RouStor™ series, the N5200 includes 3 USB ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and a 4-port Gigabit switch for excellent connectivity options. Users can even install a USB 802.11 b/g dongle for Wi-Fi capability. In addition, the N5200 comes with a robust software suite, including a print server, and FTP server, WebDisk capability, and Windows Active Directory support. 

“Powerful, flexible, and secure, the N5200 is a godsend for SMBs looking for an effective way to secure and share their data across a company network,” notes Thecus CEO Edwin Lin. “With the N5200, we've once again raised the bar for what people expect from a NAS.” 

N5200B 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Connector, Load Balance, Failover
N5200BR 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Connector, 4 port Gigabit switch (Routor)
N5200B 5TB With 5x 1TB  HDD  (only available in USA)
N5200B 2.5TB With 5x 500GB HDD  (only available in USA)




5 x 3.5" SATA II HDD, Hot-swappable

eSATA port


1 x eSATA connector for capacity expansion


USB ports


2 x USB A type (Host mode)


1 x USB B type (Client mode)


Ethernet ports


N5200 : 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Connector

N5200 RouStorTM : 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Connector
4 port Gigabit switch


LCD Control Panel


For basic configurations and status display


Network File Protocols


Microsoft Networks (CIFS/SMB)


Apple Filing Protocol (AFP 3)


Network File System (NFS v3)


File Transfer Protocol (FTP)


Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP)


Secure Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTPs)




Microsoft NT Domain Controller (PDC)*

Microsoft Active Directory Authentication (AD)*

Network Client Type


Microsoft Windows NT/2000/XP/2003




MAC OS X, OS 9, OS 8.6


Network Configuration


Fixed IP Address


Dynamic IP Address


Disk Management


Power Management (Disk idle spin-down)


Disk Status Monitoring (S.M.A.R.T.)




RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD


Auto Rebuild


Hot Swappable


Hot Spare


Disk Roaming


RAID Level Migration

RAID Expansion


Disk Capacity Supported :


80/120/160/200/250/300/400/500/750/1000 GB

Folder Management


Share Folder Level Permission


File Level Permission

Public Folder


Quota Management


Share Folder Quota Control




Thecus Backup Utility (Microsoft Windows XP/2000 /MAC OS X)


Thecus Nsync


System Management




Multilingual Support (English, French, German, Italian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish)


Event Notification


Email Notification


Buzzer Notification




Supported USB Devices


USB Printer


External HDD/Flash disk


USB IEEE 802.11 b/g dongle w/ AP mode support **

Setup Utility


Windows 2000 / XP / 2003




Safety and Environment


CE, FCC, BSMI, C-Tick, RoHS Compliant




230 x 190 x 230 mm (H x W x D)

Media server


* Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol
* Works with DLNA-certified players




Lockable Disk Tray


Operating Environment


0 - 40 ℃


20 – 85Relative Humidity (non-condensing)


Power Supply


Server-rated AC Power Supply


100/220VAC, 50/60 Hz, Auto detect


Power Consumption


Standby mode: 87W
Full Loading: 194W with 1.5TB Seagate * 5 HDD installed


Sound Pressure Level


Without HDD: 37.8 dB(A)
With HDD: 38.7 dB (A) with 1.5TB Seagate * 5 HDD installed

*PDC/AD support: Works as a client member in an Microsoft NT 4.0 domain/Active Directory domain, allowing the N5200 to utilize the domain users and groups setting for authentication to the system and authorization to the share folders.

**For supported USB dongles, please contact