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Thecus N2560 Network Attached Storage Review

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A Closer Look

 

 

Thecus N2560The Thecus N2560 packaging is not flashy by any means nor does it need to be. The packaging details the items included  in the box as well as a few of the specifications and features of the product. 

 

Thecus N2560

Inside, all the items needed to get the Thecus N2560 up and running on your network are included, sans hard drives. The Thecus N2560 includes a ethernet cable, two hard drive mounting slides, power supply, user manual, quick start guide and software CD.

 

Thecus N2560

The Thecus N2560 is a very unassuming looking little box. The NAS measures in at 166x114x210 mm. The Thecus N2560 is glossy white with a silver strip running vertically down the right side.

 

Thecus N2560

The front of the Thecus N2560 contains the door, which swings open to allow the installation and removal of the hard drives. The silver stripe houses a USB 3.0 port at the bottom. Just up from the USB 3.0 port is the power button and the USB Copy button. Towards the top are indicator lights that give indications as to the status of the NAS.

 

Thecus N2560

Item Description
1. System Status Blinking White: Diagnostic Mode kick-in
Solid White: Diagnostic Completed
2. HDD1 LED Blinking White: HDD Activity
Red: HDD Failure
3. HDD2 LED Blinking White: HDD Activity
Red: HDD Failure
4. LAN LED Solid White: LAN Cable Link
Blinking: Network Activity
5. USB LED Solid White: Installed
Blinking White: USB copy activity
Solid Red: USB copy Failure
6. USB Copy Button Copies USB storage contents to the N2560
7. Power Button/LED Power the NAS on/off
Solid blue: System ready
Blinking blue: Power on process
8. USB Port USB 3.0 Port
9. Thecus Logo LED Solid White: System Ready
Blinking White: System Booting

 

 

Thecus N2560

At the very top of the Thecus N2560 there is a slot. This slot is the intake for cool air to help keep the hard drives cool during use.

 

 

 

Thecus N2560

The back of the Thecus N2560 features the remaining I/O ports. On the back there is the power input, two USB 2.0 ports, 10/100/1000 ethernet port HDMI and optical SPDIF ports. The HDMI and SPDIF ports allow the Thecus N2560 to be connected directly to a television or projector and can be used as a media center.

 

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Tom Brokaw

Tom is a network and computer hardware enthusiast. He has been reviewing hardware products around for various sites around the net since 1999. He has modded a few cases back in the day.

One Comment

  1. Would it be possible to test more video formats/sizes using xbmc via the hdmi port, as this NAS will supposedly replace your stand alone media player.

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