Thecus N7770-10G Elite-Class Business 7-Bay NAS Review

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Final Thoughts


Pricing

The availability is still sparse on the Thecus N7770-10G, but that should change very soon. Currently it is listed by a few german shops starting from € 1081.75 and it can also be found at Span.Com for £1378.80 VAT included.

Overview

Wow, that is simply something I have to say right away. Wow, what an amazing NAS that Thecus created with their N7770-10G. In short, there is more than enough power for business users to run demanding tasks and plenty of features for enthusiast and power users too. Coupled with great connectivity and plenty of raw storage ability and you got what you need right out of the box.

The N7770-10G SMB NAS is built more like a normal PC, both in regard to the interior and hardware. The dual-core Intel Core-i3 CPU provides plenty of power for demanding tasks and supports hardware encryption. The use of normal DDR3 DIMM ECC modules also allows for an easy upgrade and more slots than we see when we deal with SO-DIMM modules. You get a CPU with 3.3GHz and 8GB ECC RAM right out of the box and you can easily upgrade the memory for up to 64GB ECC memory. The CPU is socketed, so you would even be able to upgrade that if you wanted to.

We don’t just find a lot of horsepower under the hood of the N7770-10G, there are also plenty of connection abilities. To start with there are two Gigabit Ethernet ports that can be linked, but it also features an included 10Gbase Ethernet add-in card to take the whole thing to the next level. There are two USB 3.0 and six USB 2.0 ports to connect peripherals and storage devices as well as an HDMI and D-Sub VGA out for monitors. You can also use it directly as HTPC replacement for browsing and more.

Feature wise you find everything from download managers over media applications as well as a comprehensive backup and failover solution. If you need it, you’ll find it. The app store has over 700 apps listed and most of them are usable on this NAS. Seven drive bays allow for a raw storage of 56TB using 8TB drives, which is quite a bit. The front display is very convieninent to check status and information as well as do basic configution changes. The drive trays are equally solid built as the entire unit. It isn’t the cheapest one, but it is definetly worth the asking price if you ask me.

Pros:

  • Great performance
  • Intel i3 3.3GHz socketed CPU
  • 8GB DIMM DDR3 ECC memory, Upgradeable to 32GB
  • 7-bay layout
  • Direct usage with HDMI and D-Sub out
  • 10Gbase adapter included
  • Status Display

Cons:

  • Availability
  • No eSATA connector

Neutral

  • Price

“Thecus N7770-10G is a NAS that comes with plenty of horsepower under the hood and connection abilities as well as plenty of upgrade opportunities. A great choice for any business that wants features and functionality.”

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Thecus N7770-10G Elite-Class Business 7-Bay NAS Review

Thank You Thecus for providing us with this review sample.

Article Index

  1. Introduction
  2. A closer look
  3. Seagate Enterprise NAS 6TB Drives
  4. System Specifications, Features & Power Consumption
  5. Setup - Initialization & Storage
  6. Setup - Users, Services & Files
  7. Setup - There is more, Add-Ons & External Devices
  8. Local Display and Mobile Impressions
  9. Testing Method
  10. HD Video Playback
  11. 2x HD Video Playback
  12. 4x HD Video Playback
  13. HD Video Record
  14. HD Playback & Record
  15. Content Creation
  16. Office Productivity
  17. File Copy to NAS
  18. File Copy from NAS
  19. Directory Copy to NAS
  20. Directory Copy from NAS
  21. Photo Album
  22. Average Throughput
  23. Encryption
  24. Available File Formats and iSCSI
  25. Final Thoughts
  26. View All

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