Thecus N2560 Intel Atom SoC CE5335 1.6GHz/2GB DDR3/GbE/USB3.0/2-bay Tower NAS Server

Description

The Thecus SOHO – N2560 feature the latest Intel Atom SoCs, increased RAM, as well as all the hardware that made the original models such a success.

  • 1.6 GHz Intel Atom CE5335
  • 2 GB DDR3
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Thecus® is proud to announce the release of the latest incarnations of its ground-breaking line of home- and SMB-targeted NAS solutions. The 2-bay N2560 and 4-bay N4560 feature the latest Intel Atom SoCs, increased RAM, as well as all the hardware that made the original models such a success. Thecus® has also striven to improve functionality and productivity through the inclusion of the T-OnTheGo™ remote accessibility feature and the unveiling of the NAS Application Center online. With improved power and performance along with cutting-edge features, the N2560 and N4560 are pushing the boundaries in home and SMB networking.

“To make the world first even better, we looked first at what made our breakthrough possible: the SoC heart of the NAS. With the performance advances taken care of by Intel’s latest Atom and 2GB of RAM in both models, we turned to the user experience.” – Florence Shih, General Manager of Thecus®

Highlights: Thecus® N2560/N4560

-Improved Intel® Atom™ SoC CE5335 processor (1.6GHz)
-Both models incorporate 2GB of DDR3 RAM
-Expanded accessibility with T-OnTheGo™ mobile access
-Reimagined module experience with the NAS Application Center
-Intuitive yet feature-packed Intelligent NAS utility

Intel® Atom™ CE media processor CE5335: low power, high performance

Thanks to Thecus’s® close relationship with Intel®, we have once again been able to keep on the leading-edge of SoC and NAS integration. With the 30% increase in processing power provided by Intel’s® latest Atom chip, the N2560 and N4560 are able to provide home and SMB users with an unprecedented performance/cost ratio.

Multitasking – now twice as easy

With growing functionality comes growing demands on networks’ multitasking capabilities. To help your home or SMB network keep pace with these and other advances, the N2560 has had its memory doubled to 2GB of advanced DDR3 RAM. With this increase, your NAS can easily accommodate multiple users and their multimedia requirements.

“What we wanted to do with this release was improve both connectivity and usability. As a result, we incorporated support for our new T-OnTheGo™ app into both models. We also made sure that our new models came preinstalled with Local Display and XBMC so that they could be a plug-and-play media center for users. Finally, we are proud to announce the launch of our online NAS App Center where users can easily find and download the latest official and third-party modules for their Thecus® NAS devices.”

The quickest and most effective way to access your NAS

Available for both the N2560 and N4560 is Intelligent NAS. Our unique tool for accessing your NAS directly without a web browser, Intelligent NAS is a powerful utility that gives you quick and feature-packed access to your stored data. Browse all of your files, see statistics about your stored contents, monitor your NAS activity (copy/download/log), and also personalize, manage and share files all in one easy-to-use application.

Right there with you – wherever you are

We’re a mobile society, and our NAS solutions are keeping up! Incorporated into the N2560 and N4560 is support for Thecus’s® T-OnTheGo™ smartphone app. Now supporting both iOS and Android, this NAS management software enables users to access, copy, stream, and edit any data between their NAS and mobile device. Your own personal cloud, from anywhere with internet access.

Customisation, at your fingers

To get the most out of your NAS, you need easy access to the official and user-made modules developed for Thecus® products. But how do you make sense of and easily sort through the constantly updating list of applications available on the Thecus® forum? The answer is our newly released NAS Application Center.

Making use of an intuitive layout and numerous already available apps, the NAS Application Center allows users to easily find and download modules based on their type, popularity, and NAS model they were originally designed for.

Ready-To-Go

Furthermore, to get you started, your Intelligent NAS now comes with the most popular modules already preinstalled. As soon as your newly purchased NAS is up-and-running (which will be within 5 minutes of powering it up), you’ll find a powerful media player (XBMC), a leading anti-virus solution (McAfee), photo server software (Piczza), and a BitTorrent client (Transmission) at your fingertips. Simply connect it to your network for a powerful storage solution, or attach it via an inbuilt HDMI port to any display for an advanced media center you’ll love from the start.

The world’s first, now better

Improved connectivity, unbeatable accessibility, an ever-expanding list of features, and an unflinching commitment to quality are the name of the game for the newest additions to the Intelligent NAS line. With the latest Intel® hardware serving a community-focused list of modules, look no further than Thecus’s® N2560 and N4560 for all your home and SMB storage needs.

“We’re proud of the next generation of our entry-level NAS systems. They’ve got the latest advances in hardware and the most user-friendly software yet. We just know you’re going to love them, too.”

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Features

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5 Minute Complete Installation
The N2560 is designed with ease in mind; it is easy enough for anyone to set up. Overlook the several steps which usually are associated with setting up NAS appliances. Simply plug the power supply, insert the Ethernet cable, boot up the N2560 and set up will be completed within 5 minutes. This breakthrough feature truly makes this a plug-and-play NAS.

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Self-RAID Creation
All Thecus NAS include an innovative Self-RAID Creation tool that analyzes installed drives and, once the user has selected their preferred balance of performance and protection, automatically builds their customized RAID volume.

Intelligent

Powerful Client Utility
Thecus® developed a unique way to access your NAS without the need to go through web browsers. The client utility is better known as “Intelligent NAS,” it’s a utility that is packaged in the N2560 to offer ease of use. This powerful utility will directly be installed on your computer and auto-Samba your NAS, thus automatically gives you access to designated folders.

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DDNS
Have easy access to your NAS via Dynamic DNS (DDNS), this allows users to allocate and access their NAS files via the internet remotely. Since IP digits are often difficult to remember, domain names are utilized to make NAS management much more convenient. When the IP address is changed, the DDNS server will automatically adjust the IP address to make sure that remote access is always available. In short, DDNS provides convenient remote internet access to your Thecus® N2560 by utilizing domain names instead of IP digits.

Flashback

Photo Flashback
A new feature that Thecus® has integrated in the N2560 model is the Auto Flashback Photo Gallery. When the user utilizes the client utility, they will be presented with a feature of photos from the past, hence flashback. For example, if the current date is “Feb xx, xxxx,” Auto Flashback Gallery will automatically display photos of the same date but different year. If a photo of that date is absent, other photos will simply take its place.

DataGuard

Data Guard
Data Guard backup solution is the ultimate software as it provides both local and remote parts. Currently, data is backed up across RAID volumes, external USB drives, and eSATA. In addition, Data Guard uses innovative technology to sync data across the network to other NAS and servers. More importantly, Thecus® Data Guard is the total backup solution which makes managing NAS user-friendly and convenient.

DataBurn

Data Burn
NAS data can now be burned directly to CD, DVD, and Blu-ray discs with Data Burn, this hassle-free module makes burning data to a disk effortless. In addition, burning ISO image file is also supported. Whether you’re managing audio, media or essential files; Data Burn copies information fast while significantly reducing waiting time. The process of burning file to disk is now easy and smooth with Data Burn module.

antivirus

Antivirus
Thecus’ innovative hardware helps prevent failures. But sometimes you have to protect the NAS against itself. Adding an antivirus to the already comprehensive software bundle will provide the necessary software protection by scanning the files on your NAS and defending it against possible threats. McAfee is the world’s largest dedicated security technology company and shares Thecus’ spirit of dedication and quality. By establishing a strong partnership with them, Thecus will allow users the benefit of McAfee’s powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.

CloudBackup

Cloud Backup
The private and public clouds meet with Thecus’ new DropBox, Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive cloud backup functionality! Guard your data with RAID at home and an additional level of protection in the Cloud. Just drag and drop files into the folder on your NAS and access them on any computer or mobile device with DropBox, Amazon S3 or ElephantDrive.

HDMI

HDMI Output
Make your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! The N2560’s HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for device management, and even HD video playback. Don’t force yourself to watch movies on that tiny little computer screen anymore, take it to the living room!

USB3.0

USB 3.0 Connectivity
The next generation of connectivity is here with speeds 10x faster than USB 2.0. Whether connecting digital cameras and smart phones, backing up large external hard drives, or extending the capacity of your NAS, USB 3.0 will make sure it’s done in no time at up to 5 Gbit/s. Backwards compatibility adds the connectivity of a world full of USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 devices to get the best combination of speed and universal access.

Acronis

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.

mobile

iOS/Android Connectivity
In the modern world, nothing is as important as reaching your data from anywhere. With T-OnTheGo and the Thecus Dashboard, you can manage your NAS, and upload to and download/stream from your NAS using an iOS or Android device on the go.

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User Quota
Divide the massive storage of a Thecus NAS among multiple users. Whether there are two users or 100, user quotas make it easy to divvy up and manage disk space.

Reviews

2016-02-01
Media: Modlabs | Country: Russia
“What are the benefits of the Thecus N2560? If I can say shortly – it includes robust hardware! This makes the N2560 a very powerful NAS. The Intel Atom CPU  supports a high level of performance even with a large number of active tasks and users The HDMI output will connect the NAS to local display for direct media file playback. It is very interesting, that according to Yandex.Market, the N2560 NAS is the most competitive model with HDMI output at the moment! ”

2015-10-16
Media: MegaObzor | Country: Russia
“The ThecusN2560 is an excellent solution as a home or an office NAS. This NAS can also work as an advanced multi-media center. The speed is enough not only for data transmission, but for HD-content as well. Great features include USB 3.0 ports, an optical audio-port, easy installation, mobile applications, a stylish design and low energy consumption. There were no problems or failures during our tests. We are giving the ThecusN2560 a well-deserved award the “Golden Editor`s Choice.”

2015-02-02
Media: ProClockers | Country: USA
“Performance was smooth and file transfers were quite quick. Multiple streams were handled with ease. It ran cool and quiet. Most of the time I didn’t even notice it was there, just hearing an occasional drive platter spin up when in use.”

2014-12-23
Media: Tech24 | Country: France

“The Thecus N2560 has won us over because it´s easy to use and presents many features that will delight both experts and new users. Furthermore, even through rigorous use, we witnessed no lagging. At last, the design is simple yet elegant, deserving of a place on your desk or next to your TV”.


2014-12-04
Media: HARDWARE UPGRADE | Country: Italy

“Two applications to point out with this NAS are T-OnTheGo and XBMC. T-OnTheGo is an app for Android and iOS that allows you to enjoy streaming content on the NAS even if you are not at home, directly from your smartphone or tablet. XBMC is an integrated app that transforms the NAS into a media providing users with a seamless, intuitive experience.

Specifications

1. Hardware Platform

ItemSpec
ProcessorIntel® Atom™ SoC CE5335 (1.6GHz Dual Core)
System Memory2GB DDR3
Memory expandable up toN/A
LAN Interface (PCI-e)RJ-45×1: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X
WOL supported
USB InterfaceUSB 2.0 host port x2 (back x2)
USB 3.0 host port x1 (front x1)
HDMI OutputHDMI port (back x1)
Audio OutputSPDIF (back x1)
Disk Interface2 x SATA for internal, support SATA II / SATA III hard disk
Power Supply40W external power adaptor
Power ManagementAuto power on after shutdown due to power loss
ButtonsPower button
USB copy button
Reset button
EnvironmentTemperature: 5°C to 40°C
Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
Chassis2bays Tower
Dimensions (HxWxD)166 x 114 x 210 (mm)
Weight1.35(Kgs)/2.98(lb)(NAS only)
CertificatesCE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI
RoHS
WEEE

2. Software Functions

RAID
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1 and JBOD
Auto-rebuildSupported
Hot-swapSupported
RAID Volume EncryptionAES256bit
Disk
Power Management*Available spin-down on idle setting
Bad Block ScanningSupported
SMART InfoSupported
SMART TestSupported
Disk RoamingSupports volume-based roaming to other Thecus NAS
Network
ConfigurationFixed IP address, dynamic IP address
Transport ProtocolsTCP/IP, AppleTalk
File ProtocolsSMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, AFP, NFS
TCP/IPIPV6 & IPV4
DDNS**Supported (How-to)
SSHSupported
UPnPSupported
UPnP Port forwardingSupported
System status
System MonitorMonitoring CPU, memory, network utilization and protocols access user count
Syslog ManagementSend syslog to assigned location
Act as syslog server to receive log info from other systems
Data Access
Client OS SupportWindows XP and after
Windows Server 2003 and after
Mac OS X
FTPBuilt-in FTP server with bandwidth control
Secure FTPBuilt-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
Download ManagerBT Transmission
Printer Server (IPP)Supports USB printers
Supports a wide range of IPP printers
Client can manage print tasks (list/delete) via web user interface
Data Backup
Client Incremental Data BackupAcronis True Image (OEM version)
Client System Disaster RecoveryAcronis True Image (OEM version)
Data BurnCreate files to ISO image and burn to optical disc
Create files to ISO image
Read ISO image from optical disc and write to NAS
Mac OS X Time MachineSupported
Data GuardRemote Backup/Local Backup (iSCSI not supported for N2560)
Power Management
Scheduled Power On/OffSupported
Volume Management
File SystemEXT4
Multimedia Support
iTunes ServerSupports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV
Piczza!™ Photo Server (via module)Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP and PNG
Supports EXIF display
Supports slide shows
Right click to publish on social network like FB (Intelligent NAS)
Media ServerSupports uPnP AV streaming protocol
User Authentication
Local UserSupports built-in user accounts
Local GroupSupports built-in user groups
Cloud Backup
DropBoxSupported
ElephantDriverSupported
Amazon S3Supported
File System
TypeJournaling File System
Language SupportUnicode Support
Authorization (ACL)“Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
User QuotaSupported
Administration
User InterfaceWeb-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish and Portuguese.
Utility Program (Intelligent NAS)MS Windows Setup Wizard
Supports Windows XP and after
Windows Server 2003 and after
Mac OS X Setup Wizard
Email NotificationsSends system messages via email to the system administrator
DDNSSupport one free DDNS registration (ex. xxx.thecuslink.com)
UPnP and Port forwardingSupport auto setting in Intranet environment
5 Minute InstallationGo through defined URL for auto install (Intelligent NAS)
Client Utility (Intelligent NAS)1. Auto flashback photo gallery
2. BT download
3. File manager
4. Piczza
5. WebDisk
Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)
T-DashboardMobile monitoring and administration (via module)
T-OnTheGo™Upload, download and stream multimedia
Data Security
Virus ScanSupports McAfee®
Local Display
HDMI/Audio* Supported
DVB-T* Supported
Others
Recycle BinSupported
Web DiskSupported
UPSSupported

* Supported upon official firmware or application release of these features.
*The XBMC application found in our N2520/N2560/N4520/N4560 units is a beta release. We are busy working closely with Intel on an official full release.
**Thecus ID & DDNS setup requirements: An ADSL or Cable modem and router (that supports configurable UPnP port forwarding or IGD).

Datasheet

Thecus N2560 Datasheet (693KB)

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