Thecus N2310 NAS Server Network Storage Review


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Specifications: Thecus N2310

Hardware Specifications

  • Processor: AMCC APM 86491 800Mhz
  • System Memory:  512 MB DDR3
  • LAN Interface: RJ-45×1: 10/100/1000 BASE-TX, Auto MDI/MDI-X
  • USB 2.0:  port x1 (back x1)
  • USB 3.0:  port x1 (back x1)
  • Display: N/A
  • SATA DOM: 2Gb x8
  • HDMI Output: N/A
  • VGA Output: N/A
  • Audio: N/A
  • Disk Interface: 2 x SATA-II (3Gb/s) for internal
  • Power Supply: 40W External PSU (Channel Well Technology)
  • UPS Support:  USB 2.0
  • Environment: Temperature: 5°C to 40°C
  • Humidity: 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)
  • Dimensions: (HxWxD) 135 x 97 x 207 (mm)
  • Weight: 0.79 kg
  • Certificates:  CE/FCC/C-Tick/VCCI/BSMI, RoHS, WEEE

Software Specifications

The Thecus N2310 is principally designed for home use, but that doesn’t mean that it lacks features. From a network perspective, the typical home environment looks very similar to a small business these days. When you have to combine the latest high tech devices, the legacy hardware and applications that everyone still has hanging around, the need to grant granular access to multiple terabytes of data with varying sensitivity, unified communications, and peripheral sharing – it can be a challenge. A number of business-class features, like VMware support, have been omitted from the N2310 software, which is completely appropriate. There are many NAS servers in the Thecus product line that can fulfill that business role, and the N2310 is geared toward a different kind of customer altogether.


  • RAID Modes: RAID 0, 1 and JBOD
  • Auto-rebuild: Supported
  • Hot-swap: Supported


  • Bad Block Scanning: Supported
  • SMART Info: Supported
  • SMART Test: Supported
  • Disk Roaming:
  • Supports volume-based roaming to other N2310


  • Configuration: Fixed IP address, dynamic IP address
  • Transport Protocols: TCP/IP, AppleTalk
  • File Protocols: SMB/CIFS, HTTP/HTTPS, FTP, AFP
  • TCP/IP: IPV6 & IPV4

System Status

  • Syslog Management:
    • Send syslog to assigned location
    • Act as syslog server to receive log info from other systems

Data Access

  • Client OS Support :
    • Windows XP and above
    • Windows Server 2003 and above
    • Mac OS X
    • Linux
  • FTP: Built-in FTP server with bandwidth control
  • Secure FTP: Built-in secure FTP server with bandwidth control
  • Download Manager: BT 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 Backup: Thecus Backup Utility
  • Data Burn:
    • Create 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 Machine: Supported
  • Data Guard: Remote Backup/Local Backup

Power Management

  • Scheduled Power On/Off: Supported

Volume Management

  • File System: EXT4

Multimedia Support

  • iTunes Server: Supports AAC, MP3 w/ID3 tag and WAV
  • Piczza! Photo Server (via module):
    • Supports GIF, JPG (JPEG), BMP, PNG
    • Supports EXIF display
    • Supports slide show
    • Media Server: Supports uPnP AV streaming protocol

User Authentication

  • Local User: Supports built-in user accounts
  • Local Group: Supports built-in user groups

File System

  • Type: Journaling File System
  • Language Support: Unicode Support
  • Authorization (ACL): “Read”, “write”, or “deny” privileges to individual users or groups in folders and sub-folders
  • User Quota: Supported


  • User Interface: Web-based user interface supports English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Polish, Portuguese, Turkish and Czech
  • Utility Program (Intelligent NAS):
    • MS Windows Setup Wizard
    • Supports Windows XP and above
    • Windows Server 2003 and above
    • Mac OS X Setup Wizard
    • Email Notifications: Sends system messages via email to the system administrator
    • DDNS: Supports one free DDNS registration (e.g. xxx.thecuslink.com)
    • UPnP and Port forwarding: Supports auto setting in Intranet environment
    • Intelligent NAS: Go through defined URL for auto install (install.thecus.com)

Mobile Applications (iOS/Android)

  • T-Dashboard: Mobile monitoring and administration
  • T-OnTheGo: Upload, download and stream multimedia


  • Recycling Bin: Supported
  • Web Disk: Supported


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  1. Wade Buskirk

    I’m using my N2310 to host a personal web site, hold backups of household computers (ultabooks) and host media to play on a network receiver.

    My disappointment at this time is the lack of implementation of WOL and other power management features built into the SOC but apparently never utilized by Thecus. A power interruption causes problems with custom network configurations on top of the flashed based OS, as well as the fact that it needs to be manually turned back on with a flesh and blood finger.

    1. Bruce Normann

      Yeah, it’s unusual that WOL would not be implemented if it is available in the hardware. Might be a good use for a UPS.

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