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Thecus N4810 4-Bay SMB and Enthusiast NAS Review

Setup: Monitor and Control (Network, Hardware, Resources, & Logs)


Network Configuration

The network configuration is important for multiple reasons, although not always. The first page contains all the basic settings such as the names and IP addresses.

Since the N4810 has two LAN ports, it also supports link aggregation and trunking with all the options this includes.

You also find a Quality of Service (QoS) feature within the network settings. It allows you to assign bandwidth limits to specific services.

Those who wish to connect to their NAS remotely and don’t have a static IP address will find the Dynamic DNS (DDNS) feature very useful. In its simplicity, it allows you to connect to a domain name rather than an ever-changing IP address.


System Information

With a unit that runs headless most of the time, it’s important to keep track of the health status and hardware information too. Luckily, there are plenty of options for this too.

Which services are running is also quickly viewed here. A quick way to check whether the connection error is due to an actual connection error or whether the service got disabled somehow.

Full hardware information might not be relevant most of the times, but it’s still great to have. We can see how many CPU cores and how much memory the NAS has as well as keep an eye on the network, USB, and storage drive setup.

 


Activity Monitor

While the previously mentioned system information only provides basic information on the hardware, its usefulness is limited. The activity monitor, on the other hand, provides a lot more detailed information on the current and previous system utilisation.


Hardware Settings

There are a few hardware settings available too and behaviour that you can change. For example, you and use the EuP mode, define power rules, and set the fan speeds.

You can also create a power scheduling based on daily event or named day events.


Logs and Notification

Basic system event are important and as such always logged and easily viewable through the control panel.

More advanced logging such as access logging will have to be enabled first.

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