Thecus N4810 High-Value 4-bay NAS Review

Storage/NAS by stefan @ 2017-06-08

The N4810 High-Value 4-bay NAS from Thecus does feature low-power consumption thanks to the Intel Celeron N3160 Quad-Core SoC and comes equipped with 4GB of RAM DDR3L. The RAM is expandable to 8GB, we do have a frontal display with buttons for easy access, plenty of USB ports for connecting extra storage and/or printers, HDMI output with support up to 4K and can also perform 4K playback thanks to the hardware decoding capabilities of the SoC.

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Product Features

Thecus NAS runs on the newly designed ThecusOS 7.0 offering an easy to use, intuitive user interface. Introducing several new features including Photo Station, Thecus App Center, and User Profile, ThecusOS 7.0 delivers significant improvements in design, performance, and user experience.


Seamless 4K Multimedia Playback

Delivering superb sharpness and colour contrasts in 4K resolution playback, accessed through the HDMI output or DisplayPort output, guaranteeing that the picture quality from movies is just as the director envisioned. Connection to your digital sound system via a SPDIF output is available, providing crystal clear audio for music and movies.


Uninterrupted Accessibility with Thecus System Failover

The Thecus System Failover feature is a fault tolerance process that creates mirrored data volumes. With at least two Thecus NAS available, data is copied by schedule and all changes are mirrored between the two NAS. While the second NAS is not visible, it communicates with the primary NAS. In the event of a power or network failure, a scheduled maintenance, or other unforeseen circumstances, System Failover automatically redirects operations to the secondary Thecus NAS, which then acts as the primary NAS.


Secure Remote Access with Virtual Private Network (VPN)

A VPN Server allows users to remotely access a secure network. with VPNs, businesses will be able to utilize a cost-effective, scalable and secured network infrastructure for its client base.


Thecus RAID Protection

IT administrators can aggregate multiple RAID groups into a large storage pool to flexibly utilize their entire storage capacity as a whole, all the while improving data redundancy protected with data redundancy and allowing better data protection against multiple disks failure concurrently for large capacity environment. Thecus OS also allows for the creation of multiple volumes in the Storage Pool, improving customizability for various applications in typical business environments with diverse workgroups.


AES 256-bit RAID Volume Encryption

Thecus's AES 256-bit RAID volume encryption tool allows users to fully encrypt their entire RAID volume, defending essential data even in instances of theft.


Fault Tolerance up to RAID 10

When it comes to data management, Thecus NAS truly let you have it your way. Create multiple RAID volumes each supporting different RAID modes including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD for your own balance of performance and data protection.


RAID Management

RAID level migration allows RAID volumes to be easily moved from one NAS to another. And RAID expansion allows you to increase the size of your RAID volume by the gradual replacement of older drives with larger ones.


Snapshot Your Data

With BTRFS support, Thecus NAS users can enjoy the simplicity of snapshot backups. Through BTRFS subvolumes, snapshots of data at various time points can be manually or automatically made and just as easily later restored to rollback files or folders to previous states.


Complete Data Backup Solution

Bundled with Free Acronis® Backup Software

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.


Local Backup & Time Machine

PC users can utilize local backup devices while Mac users can automatically back up their entire Mac. Whenever a need arises, users can simply go back and recover files quickly and effortlessly


Real-Time Remote Replication (Rsync)

This innovative backup feature allows users to back up files instantly to their NAS, external hard drive, or remote NAS. RTRR saves you time as it is able to back up data immediately and automatically.


The Cloud Done Your Way Personal Cloud

We’re a mobile society, and our NAS solutions are keeping up! Incorporated into Thecus NAS is support for Thecus’s T-OnTheGo™ smartphone app. 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, available from anywhere with internet access.


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.


P2P Connectivity via

Enjoy an always accessible cloud experience. is a P2P module that allows users to easily view, stream and manage fi¬les in their NAS anytime and anywhere. No IP address is required. Besides that, Orbweb4.0 off ers severalfeatures including webcam monitoring,timeline view and snapshot.


Multimedia Data Center

Direct Media File Playback via HDMI Output

Transform your NAS into the ultimate multimedia hub! Thecus® NAS integrated HDMI output allows you to connect your NAS directly to your TV for direct device management and multimedia playback.



Media Streaming to XBOX360/PS4 via Plex Media Server

With the Plex Media Server installed on your Thecus® NAS, various devices on your network (such as your Xbox 360 and mobile devices) can connect to and stream your local and online media. The server can also automatically assemble iTunes, iPhoto, and Aperture content. From your favorite videos to your mountains of music, Plex makes it easy to manage and enjoy all of your media on your Thecus NAS.


TV Streaming via Apple TV/Chromecast

Thecus NAS allow you to have your very own entertainment hub wherever you go. With TV streaming support and mobile apps, you can share all your favorite photos, music, and videos.


7 Modes of Link Aggregation for Faster Transfers

Link aggregation can sustain multiple network connections and provide redundancy in case one of the links fails. Thecus NAS supports 7 modes which provide Load Balance, Failover, 802.3ad, Balance-XOR, Balance-TLB, and Balance-ALB, Broadcast.


Bundled with Free Intel Security

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. Intel Security 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 Intel Security's powerful software on their NAS entirely for free.


Flexible Storage Allocation with iSCSI LUN and Thin-Provisioning

Get the most out of your storage space with the extreme speed of iSCSI and the efficiency of iSCSI thin provisioning. Connect through iSCSI for the fastest data transfer speeds available and make wasted disk space a thing of the past with thin provisioning's flexible storage functionality.


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