updated 03:05 pm EST, Sat January 4, 2014
New models boast dual-core Pentium processors, HDMI and VGA out
At next week's CES, networking equipment manufacturer Thecus will be demonstrating the new seven-bay N7710 and eight-bay N8810U network attached storage devices. The pair have upgraded hardware and new features and software, and are tailored for home and small office use.
Both devices are powered by Intel Pentium G850 Dual Core processors (2.9GHz) and 4GB DDR3 ECC memory. Each has a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ports, but either can be equipped with an optional 10Gb Ethernet card.
The N7710 supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, JBOD, while the N8810U supports these levels as well as RAID 60. Both can serve up to 256 users, and also feature iSCSI thin provisioning, which prevents administrators from over-provisioning physical storage space before it is actually needed. Both of the models have HDMI and VGA ports, two USB 3.0 ports, two front and four back USB 2.0 ports.
Pricing and availability on either unit is not yet available.