I love media storage systems and Thecus, makers of some solid NAS devices, has a new one coming out. Using the AMD Geode processor, the M3800
allows you to store, manage, and access multimedia stored on the device. It has three 3.5" SATA bays and can go up to RAID 5. The thing thing that makes this such a nice device is that it has HDMI, component, and other AV outs. It also supports up to 1080P for HD playback. The unit sounds really sweet and I might have to pick one up.
Thecus Announces the AMD Technology-based M3800
Total Storage and Media Playback Gadget
09/24/2008– Leading storage solution manufacturer Thecus Technology innovates again! This time, Thecus has worked closely with AMD and now introduces the all-new M3800 Stream Box. Coming this spring, the M3800 features AMD technology and delivers a complete media and storage solution perfect for the home.
Based on the AMD Geode™ processor, the M3800’s design concept is centered on the home theater. Users can use the M3800 to centrally store, manage, easily access, and enjoy their movie and music files. The whole family can view their favorite blockbuster hits and listen to their favorite tunes without the hassle of having to locate files saved in different locations or multiple machines throughout the house.
“The feature-rich Thecus M3800 combines innovative design and the low-power, high-performance of the AMD Geode processor to deliver a robust centralized home media storage solution,” said Buddy Broeker, director of AMD’s Embedded Computing Solutions Division. “The M3800 offers a compelling solution for households to easily store and share their digital media throughout the home network.”
The M3800 is the complete package of digital storage and playback solution. Equipped with three 3.5" SATA bays, the M3800 brings the security of RAID 5 home and comes with all the standard Thecus NAS features such as download manager, iTunes server, web camera function, photo web server, etc. The most fascinating design concept is centered on the home theater. Featuring HDMI, component, and AV out, the M3800 can play digital content directly through your existing home theater system. The M3800 supports multiple file formats, and even supports 1080P for playback on today's high-definition displays. What's more, with the included remote control, users can enjoy movies, music, photos and more from the comfort of your living room couch. The whole family can view their favorite blockbuster hits and listen to their favorite tunes without the hassle of having to locate files saved in different locations or multiple machines throughout the house.
Thecus has raised the bar high again with storage solution. The M3800 offers a compelling solution for households to easily store and share their digital media throughout the home network. It is the currently the only 3-bay NAS device with home theater video and audio sharing functionality. Fasten your seat belt and prepare yourself for the unique integration of NAS and multimedia player.