Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review :: Installation

04-03-2010 · Category: Hardware - Misc

By Elric Phares

Installing the Hard disks is easy. First you need to remove the cover from the front of the unit by pushing on the front by the three dots and pulling the cover off. Open the drive bay by flipping open the lock and slide the drive bay out of the drive rack. Once the drive is mounted on the rack, simply screw it into place on the bottom with included screws.


Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review drive open

drive open

Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review All drive  bays open

All drive bays open

Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review Drive bays open side view

Drive bays open side view

Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review HDD Rack

HDD Rack


Opening the unit is easy. There are three screws holding the cover in place. Simply remove the screws and slide off the cover of the case. The inside of the case has the motherboard on the right side of the case with the PCI Express x1 slot. You can install any normal PCI Express x1 device here. The bottom of the case is where the Battery Backup Module is plugged in. You plug in the BBM to the BAT slot and you are good to go.


Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review Cover off

Cover off

Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review Battery plug in

Battery plug in

Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review PCIE

PCIE

Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review fan

fan


The motherboard used on the system has a PCI Express x1 slot which you can install through the side of the case. There is a fan on the back of the case. Thecus has outfitted the system with 1GB of DDR2-800MHz memory, enough to run the file server without issue. The combination of a more modern CPU and plenty of memory allows the N4200 a lot of power as a file server. The N4200 can handle almost every file server and NAS task.

Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review Motherboard

Motherboard

Thecus N4200 Zero-Crash with Dual Power NAS Review Motherboard 2

Motherboard 2