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N4100EVO Evolve Your Digital Office
  • Hardware RAID Technology
  • Enhanced Performance
  • Advanced Power Management Features
  • Bulletproof Data Protection
  • Robust Feature Set
  • Simple Set Up and Operation


    • DLNA-Compliant Media Server
      Thecus NAS make an excellent media server and can easily store huge libraries of songs, pictures, and movies. The DLNA-Compliant Media Server allows you to stream all of your multimedia on your TV, stereo, or mobile device.

    • 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.
    • RAID Accelerator
      RAID5 is the ideal compromise between safety and speed for 4-bay NAS. However, (re)building RAID can be an arduous process and take many hours while reducing the NAS overall performance. The N4100EVO's RAID accelerator builds RAID5 quicker with a dedicated chip, saving you time and keeping the main CPU available for other tasks.
    • Rsync
      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.
    • Energy Saving
      The power needed to keep your NAS up and running can greatly add to its overall cost. Lower your Total Cost of Ownership with the N4100EVO's advanced power saving features. With scheduled power on/off, you can tell your N4100EVO to only turn on during certain times during the day. And with auto disk spindown and an enhanced power saving design, the N4100EVO is a veritable energy miser.
    • AJAX
      Getting your N4100EVO up and running shouldn't be a hassle, which is why it comes equipped with a Simple Setup Wizard to guide you through the entire setup process. Once you're up and running, the new AJAX-based user interface makes using the N4100EVO simple and hassle-free.


    Thecus is well known in the market for always putting innovative hardware and state of the art technology on the table for a fair price in order to guarantee our customers the best value. Thecus's new N4100EVO NAS offer a broad range of advanced features and differentiate themselves with low-energy hardware for those who place strong value on cutting down their electricity costs and carbon footprint. This cost-effective hardware is the first four-bay NAS on the market to feature the speedy and efficient dual-core Cavium CPU to get the quick transfer speeds necessary for large backups and heavy use. The N4100EVO is designed to change the way you run your office, at home or at work.

    Dual Core CPU

    The N4100EVO doesn't bust your budget and still has plenty of power to throw around. It integrates a Cavium dual-core processor, making file sharing, web hosting, and even heavy data backups easy and fast. This four bay NAS will also have 2 USB 2.0 ports for easy data backup to and from external hard drives and an LCD screen for more convenient administration.

    Hardware RAID and the Powerful XOR Engine

    The XOR Engine makes the N4100EVO the first SMB/home NAS on the market to use dedicated hardware to lighten the load of building RAID and free up the CPU to keep your NAS running fast. The N4100EVO embeds a dedicated XOR engine in order to speed up all RAID 5 computations and minimize one of the main drawbacks of RAID protection: rebuilding time!

    A Well Rounded Software Bundle

    It is important to give users the support and applications they need to take full advantage of storing and networking their data. That's why Thecus provides a lot of useful tools to be sure their NAS can be pushed to the fullest extent. If you feel you are a tinkerer, you can also develop your own modules and share them with the community.

    - Thecus Firmware includes support for all the newest advances: XFS, 3TB HDD, SATAIII HDD, iSCSI, an open source module system, and more.
    - The powerful Acronis Backup software makes backups easy and keeps your data safe!
    - More than a dozen free modules are available on the Thecus website, including:

    a. A download manager for BitTorrent, eMule and HTTP. You don't even need to switch on your computer!
    b. The brand new Piczza! photo server, which allows you to share your pictures with friends and family in a smart and easy-to-use interface.
    c. A Web Disk module to upload and download data simply and easily to and from your NAS.

    “As the demand for storage capacity continues to grow, SMB/home users are requiring greater integration of storage into their environments,” said Florence Shih, Thecus Technology General Manager. “The N4100EVO is designed to deliver performance, features, and reliability at an affordable price to satisfy these needs.”

    “Cavium is delighted to be working with Thecus in introducing the revolutionary 4-Bay NAS product to the market,” says Douglas Cheung, Director of Marketing for Consumer and Home Networking at Cavium. “Our ECONA family of dual-core System-On-Chips (SoCs) deliver best–in-class NAS performance with the lowest power consumption. N4100EVO leverages these attributes of ECONA SoC to deliver an energy efficient 4-bay solution without compromising the performance or cost targets.”


    1.Hardware Platform
    Item Spec
    Processor Dual-core Cavium CNS3420 SoC @ 600Mhz
    System Memory 256MB DDR2
    LAN Interface RJ-45x2: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
    USB Interface USB 2.0 host port x2 (front x1, back x1)
    LCD Indicators Power (blue)
    System Busy (orange)
    HDD1 Power, Activity/Fail (blue, yellow/red)
    HDD2 Power, Activity/Fail (blue, yellow/red)
    HDD3 Power, Activity/Fail (blue, yellow/red)
    HDD4 Power, Activity/Fail (blue, yellow/red)
    WAN/LAN1 (Activity: green)
    LAN2 (Activity: green)
    System Failure (red)
    LCD Module 2*16 character display with 4 buttons
    Disk Interface 4 x SATA for internal
    Power Supply Internal 150W above
    Thermal Control System temperature control
    Buttons Power button (Front, shutdown controlled by user interface)
    Environment Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
    Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
    Chassis Metal chassis
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 226 x 165 x 192 (mm)
    Weight 5Kgs

    2. Software Functions
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 5, JBOD
    Auto-rebuild Supported
    Hot-swap Supported
    Power Management Available spin-down while idle setting
    Bad Block Scan Supported
    SMART Info Supported
    SMART Test Supported
    Roaming Support roaming to other N4100EVO NAS
    Configuration Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
    Transport Protocols TCP/IP/Appletalk
    File Protocols SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, NFS, AFP
    Data Access
    Client OS Support Windows XP and after
    Windows Server 2003 and after
    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 HTTP/FTP/BT/eMule (via DLM module)
    NZB download (via NZB module)
    Printer Server (IPP) Support USB printers
    Supports a wide range of IPP printers
    Client can manage print tasks (restart/remove) via web user interface
    Data Backup
    Client Incremental Data Backup Acronis True Image (OEM version)
    Client System Disaster Recovery Acronis True Image (OEM version)
    USB Copy Copies USB device contents to the NAS (via USB Copy module)
    NAS Data Backup to External USB Device Supported (via USB Backup module)
    Bi-directional USB Copy Supported (via USB Copy module)
    Client Side Backup Software Thecus Backup Utility (Windows/Mac OS X)
    Rsync Backup Rsync replicates data between two systems (via Rsync module)
    Mac OS X Time Machine Supported
    Block Level Access
    iSCSI Target Supports Microsoft/Mac OS X/Linux initiators
    Power Management
    Scheduled Power On/Off Supported
    Volume Management
    File System XFS
    Multimedia Support
    iTunes Server Supports AAC, MP3 w/ ID3 tag, WAV
    Piczza!™ Web Server (via module) Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
    Support EXIF display
    Support slide show
    Media Server Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol (via Twonkymedia module)
    Simple Surveillance Supports up to 2 IP cameras (via IP Cam module)
    User Authentication
    Local User Supports built-in user accounts
    Local Group Supports built-in user groups
    File System
    Type Journaling File System
    Capacity 8TB or above
    Language Support Unicode Support
    Authorization “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
    User Interface Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Polish
    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
    Recycled Bin Supported
    Web Disk Supported
    ISO Mount Supported
    Auto Module Installation Thecus's module server automatically provides the latest modules and updates through the user interface

    Package Contents

    Accessory Bag(with key) Ethernet Cable Power Cord QIG
    Warranty Card HDD Compatibility List Card All in one DVD