Thecus N5550 5-Bay

  • Thecus N5550 5-Bay
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Based on 15 scores, 33 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    6
  • Good:
    6
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Good Build Quality (Leaving Out The Front Door), Very Good Read/Write Performance, 5 Drive Bays, 2GB DDR3 RAM (Expandable To 8GB By Patching The FW), 2 Gigabit Ethernet Ports (With Link Aggregation), 5 USB Ports (1xUSB 3.0 / 4xUSB 2.0), eSATA Ports, HDMI/...
  • High price/performance ratio, Support for five hotswap disks, Highly reliable operation, Low power consumption, Strong PSU (200 W) with 80 Plus certification, Comes with 2 GB RAM installed while most of the competition only has 1 GB, Fully metallic casing...
  • Good performance, Abundant array of features, USB 3.0 connectivity, Competitive pricing

Cons:

  • Power Consumption, SATA II, Single USB 3.0 Port
  • The operating system's interface isn't as appealing and intuitive as the competition's offerings, Installing available modules can be really tricky, High memory utilization, especially during heavy network throughput, Fan can be noisy, No fan profile adju...

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechwareLabs on

SOHO or SMB NAS devices have become quite popular these days, with their rich feature set, low cost, and ease of adding large amounts of storage to your network. There are many companies that vie in this market segment, such as QNAP, Synology, LaCie,...

By nikktech.com on

Thecus has been around for almost 10 years now but until the moment we got their N5550 in our hands we didn't think they could come close to QNAP, Synology and ASUSTOR both in terms of performance and operating system usability always based on what we...

By neowin.net on 75

​Let's face it, most of the data we want to store on a centralized NAS device is media of some sort: Pictures, music, or videos. If you only have a large collection of Word documents, you can probably back them up to a USB thumbdrive and don't need...

By techPowerUp! on 85

We would like to thank Thecus for supplying the review sample. Thecus was founded in 2004, and their main focus is on developing innovative storage solutions that keep your data safe. They are currently among the top companies in networking storage...

By HardwareHeaven on 90

Starting with the build quality of the N5550 we have a NAS which has a nice sturdy metal chassis with well applied black paint. The internal sections, like the main external parts, are all metal and this makes the unit feel well built. In fact it feels...

By Vortez on

When we first received the N5550, which we need to mention is our first ever product from Thecus, we were really excited to see how it would perform. It looks absolutely stunning and with many NAS solutions available on the market available in many...

By GadgetSpeak on 76

Way back in 2012 I attended a presentation where Thecus were involved, I heard nothing from their better known UK partner but a trickle of press releases emerged from Europe which eventually led to the unit arriving for...

By Good Gear Guide on 70

There is plenty to like about the Thecus N5550. It has five drive bays yet it doesn't cost the Earth, and it can be almost endlessly configured via extra modules from Thecus and third parties. However, it's a device that does require a fair bit of...

By LanOC Reviews on

I'm impressed with what Thecus put together with the N5550. Just the hardware alone is well layed out and packed full of features like multiple USB ports and audio/video connections. This is also the first NAS we have had in that has had a USB 3.0 port....

By HEXUS.net on 70

The Thecus N5550 is one of the most feature packed and capable five-bay NAS solutions currently available for under £450. Armed with a dual-core Intel Atom processor and 2GB of DDR3 memory, the N5550 consistently serves up data transfer speeds close to...

By Legion Hardware on

The most important factor to consider with the Thecus N5550 is the price and that really goes for any product. However in the case of the N5550 it’s rather cheap for a 5-bay NAS with a retail price of just $510. As we mentioned earlier in comparison...

By PC Authority on 83

There are a myriad different network storage solutions out on the market, but for those who want to make the most of their home network a proper NAS solution is usually the best option. Like many of the serious NAS offerings out there, Thecus' N5550 is a...

By bjorn3d.com on 90

The Thecus N5550 is a great performer with mre than storage on its mind. Because of its many modules to make it whatever you want and the ability to stream media, it earns the Bjorn3D Silver Bear...

By Legit Reviews on

The Thecus N5550 is fast, easy to use and affordable. That is the perfect recipe for home and small business users that are looking for a reliable NAS solution!...

By TweakTown on 94

I hate starting out final thoughts to a review with pricing, but the Thecus N5550 is really strong in this area. The rest of the conclusion will build off the points I make about pricing. I put together a little chart (above) that shows all of the...

By Computing on Demand on 76

We conduct our power consumption using a Kill A Watt EZ P4460 Power Meter and measurements are taken every minute for 10 minutes then averaged for the results. During this benchmark, the NAS is stressed for heavy transfers, left for normal usage, then...

By Expert Reviews on 100

The N5550 provides excellent data transfer speeds and many different server modules, making this perfect for small...

By Techgage on

At its price-point of about ~$600, Thecus N5550′s brings a lot to the table. It has most features people are going to want from a NAS, and if it doesn't, there are sure to be third-party add-ons found on Thecus' own website that should do the trick....

By Benchmark Reviews on 92

Although the rating and final score mentioned in this conclusion are made to be as objective as possible, please be advised that every author perceives these factors differently at various points in time. As Albert Einstein said, "Not everything that...

By Real World Labs on

When you see a product for the first time, the impression you get often sets the tone for the entire review. Being somewhat psychological boxes with full art and colorful packaging often give you that high-end feeling. With that said I was kind of...