BmR: Thecus N5550 NAS Network Storage Server Review The Thecus N5550 NAS Server is aimed right at the typical small business owner or advanced home user, by virtue of its size and form factor. It benefits from a recent tech refresh of the Intel Atom product line, has 2GB of DDR3 installed, and uses an interesting SATA/RAID controller solution. The Local Display feature means you can hook up a keyboard, mouse and video monitor directly to the NAS, for setup or media streaming duties. With five bays you can have capacity and redundancy, with RAID 5, 6, or 10, plus a hot spare. Dual GbE network ports are standard, as is a single USB 3.0 port on the front panel. Benchmark Reviews has tested several NAS products lately, ranging from simple two bay units, up to an 8-Bay NAS for the storage needs of large businesses. Let's see how this 5-bay device compares to its competitors.

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