A big thing these days are the cost of energy and as it increases it sure can cut into other things we want to spend on. Well if you're like me who has a server dedicated for file sharing around the house, a computer can be over kill. Thecus's N5200Pro
is a good solution for those wanting to have access to a large amount of space (Up to 5 drives) and save a little energy. While computers average 110W draw, a N5200Pro
can provide access to your data at a 79W draw when transferring files from 5 WD 750GB HDDs. Stand by on these units with disks are in the 57W range. Now we do a few multimedia reviews here with Media Center products so I might have to switch to a NAS like the N5200Pro
so I can access the data throughout my house and not have to keep a power hungry computer running to do it.
Thecus N5200PRO is extremely well-received by users and IT media worldwide. It is regard as the best of its category. Huge storage capacity under high level of data protection, outstanding performance and numerous functions are the reasons why it is recognized as one of the most desirable digital storage solution for offices and homes to store valuable data.
Since N5200PRO usually operates at long period of time, power consumption is a major concern for users. With its energy saving design, N5200PRO requires limited power to execute tasks. Below is power consumption under 3 operation statuses:
1. Without HDDs: 39W while running without any HDD.
2. Access: 79W while transferring files (with 5 750GB WD Caviar® HDDs).
3. Standby: 57W during system (& disk) standby.
The average office PC draws approx. 110W of electricity. Therefore, with 5 high capacity hard drives and maximum loading, N5200PRO power consumption is 28% lower than average PC. It is considered as energy saving device and is applicable to network environment. Users do not need to worry about huge electricity bill when leaving N5200PRO running for a long time. The energy conserving design allows the device to operate with limited electricity.