Thecus Announces N4810 4-Bay NAS with 4K Video Output

Subject: Storage | August 3, 2016 - 01:19 PM |
Tagged: UHD, Thecus, storage, NAS, N4810, N2810PRO, htpc, hdmi, DisplayPort, 4k, 4-Bay

Thecus has announced their newest NAS with the N4810, an 4-bay design based on the existing N2810PRO 2-bay model. The N4810 offers up to 40 TB of hard drive storage support, and an Intel Celeron N3160 (quad-core) processor with 4GB of RAM, which can be expanded to 8GB.

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"With the N4810 built on the hardware of its little brother, the N2810PRO, users are equipped with the same immersive multimedia experience. Delivering superb sharpness and colour contrasts in 4K resolution playback, accessed through the HDMI output or DisplayPort output, guaranteeing that the picture quality from movies is just as the director envisioned.

Connection to your digital sound system via a SPDIF output is available, providing crystal clear audio for music and movies. A new USB 3.0 Type-C port has been added to the three already equipped USB 3.0 ports. This Type-C connector is the size of a microUSB and has a reversible plug allowing cables to be conveniently plugged in either direction."

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The NAS is geared toward the living room, with HDMI output along with DisplayPort, and display output up to UHD/4K. We took a look at the 2-bay N2560 NAS a couple of years ago, and on paper this new model offers a substantial upgrade as an entertainment/HTPC solution. Availability is set for this month.

Source: Thecus

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August 3, 2016 | 02:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

4K is so last year.
If High Dynamic Range and Wide Color Gamut is not even mentioned it is hardly worth any attention.

August 4, 2016 | 09:30 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It's Braswell, so it can't do HDR anyway.

August 4, 2016 | 12:26 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Part of the UHD standard is wide color gamut, so the one implies the other.

August 4, 2016 | 04:46 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

False.

August 5, 2016 | 10:20 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

True: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray#Ultra_HD_Blu-ray

August 5, 2016 | 11:26 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

This has nothing to do with UHD Blu-ray specs. That UHD spec is not the same as "4K output" that this device advertises. You can output 3840x2160 from this (Braswell is limited to 4K @ 60Hz @ 8bpp), but it will not output HDR or WCG.

Let me reiterate: false.

August 3, 2016 | 09:51 PM - Posted by mutation666 (not verified)

Honestly you can build a nice looking box like the freenas mini for way cheaper then these things cost.

August 4, 2016 | 09:27 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You can, but for people that can't do it or don't have the time, these are really nice. In fact, they're really nice even if you are capable of building your own or have the time.

November 9, 2017 | 03:20 AM - Posted by janons (not verified)

people always say this BS despite it being completely wrong

unless your definition of "a lot of money" is $100, it's BS

A Thecus is like $400. You're not building a slick, small form factor, nice 4 hot swap bay freeNAS box for "a lot less" than $400.

Can you get some POS generic case and do a build with that for less? Yes. Even that isnt going to be "a lot less". Unless again, having a generic crap box for $200 seems liek some huge savings vs a nice, well integrated, compact hot swap chassis like this one

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