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Thecus N5500 (5 Bay) Enterprise Tower Storage. Storage Up to 15TB
MRP Rs. 59900.00
Offer Rs. 54500.00
 N5500 Product Specification
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Country: Spain | Media: Noticias 3D | Product: N5500

"The Thecus N5500 NAS is incredibly great.  It has lots of features, which is something you really appreciate. What’s more, you can always add additional modules by firmware upgrade…If we have a lot of data to manage, the Thecus N5500 is undoubtedly a very good choice."

Country: USA | Media: Bjorn3D | Product: N5500

"The Thecus N5500 NAS is a great contender for your next business NAS purchase. Whether you’re a company with 20 employees, or a company with a hundred, you can be sure that this NAS will be a fast reliable unit...This unit fits in excellent in its class, delivering excellent performance."

Country: USA | Media: WhichNAS | Product: N5500

"The Thecus N5500 is deceitful. From the outside it seems just like another NAS device, square shape with 5 hot swap bays, and with the normal connectivity options. It is anything but ordinary. Under the covers there is a speed demon waiting to be unleashed, turn it on and watch it blaze away. The N5500 has astounding speed. It’s a mean machine that will not only work as a NAS but also doubles up as a DAS. It’s feature packed and with a new front end GUI really rounds up the N5500 as a complete NAS to have. If you are a new NAS buyer or merely adding to your portfolio of units, the N5500 will not disappoint."

Country: Australia | Media: apc | Product: N5500

"In addition to support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD, the N5500 can be used as a web, FTP, or media server. It supports up to five 2TB disks and you can aggregate multiple N5500s so that they can be controlled as a single system. File system and protocol support is broad and the unit has dual gigabit interfaces that can be aggregated for increased performance or redundancy."

Country: USA | Media: TweakTown | Product: N5500

"The Thecus N5500 is a great successor to the aging N5200 and a unit that will impress its users almost as quickly as it transfers data."



  • Unique Dual-DOM Design
    In business environment, maintaining functional operation on storage device is critical. With the unique Dual-DOM design (Redundancy), an extra DOM is installed to ensure continuous and flawless operation on N5500. Users do not need to worry about down-time due to unexpected system failure.
  • Incredibly Easy To Use
    The N5500 features Thecus' next-generation web-based interface featuring AJAX technology, making it the easiest-to-use Thecus NAS ever.
  • Three Units In One
    Flexibility is the name of the game. The N5500 is the only storage device that can be configured as a NAS, DAS, or iSCSI unit, making it a perfect fit for just about any configuration.
  • Unrivaled Data Security
    The N5500 secures your data like never before. It supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and JBOD and multiple RAID volumes. What's more, the snapshot feature offers version control for even greater peace of mind by enabling you to easily restore previous snapshots.
  • Flexible Storage Options
    Aside from supporting iSCSI initiators, the N5500 is also stackable, allowing you to control multiple N5500 units from one master system for added flexibility. In addition to this, you can choose from a selection of file systems, including EXT3, XFS and ZFS, which enables the N5500 to adapt to virtually any type of network.
  • Total Network Performance and Reliability
    Because accessing your data is as important as securing it, the N5500 comes with dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with 802.3ad link aggregation for excellent data throughput. You can even select load balancing or failover, depending on your network configuration, to ensure maximum uptime and data availability.


 When people are searching for a NAS device, they invariably want something that is not only secure, but also performs well. They want it to be flexible enough to handle any situation, while simple enough to operate without having to have a degree in computer engineering. To that end, Thecus® Technology is proud to unveil its most advanced five-bas NAS unit yet – the N5500. Building off the success of the Thecus® N5200, the N5500 incorporates the latest Thecus® innovations for unrivaled efficiency and data security.

First and foremost, the N5500 is engineered to store your data and keep it safe. The N5500 is equipped with five hot-swappable SATA 3.5” hard disk bays for a whopping 10TB of total storage capacity. To protect this data, the N5500 lets you choose from a wide selection of RAID modes, includingRAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and JBOD. The N5500 also supports multiple RAID volumes, enabling you to choose the right combination of RAID volumes for your network, and if you ever change your mind, the N5500 also features online RAID expansiononline RAID migration, and auto rebuild for maximum flexibility. In fact, the N5500 is the only storage solution on the market that can be configured as a NAS, a DAS, or an iSCSI device! A powerful Intel® CPU and dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with load balancingfailover, and link aggregation with 802.3ad, the N5500 lets you access your data quickly and reliably.

In a business environment, maintaining functional operation on storage device is critical. With the unique dual-DOM design, an extra DOM is installed to ensure continuous and flawless operation on N5500. Users do not need to worry about down-time due to unexpected system failure. The N5500 also shines in terms of flexibility with support for multiple file systems, including XFSEXT3 and ZFS, and you can even select different file systems for each RAID volume. In addition to this, RAID volumes on the N5500 can also be encrypted for ultimate data protection and security. Those who require even greater performance will be happy to hear that the N5500 also supports iSCSI initiators, which means that you can enjoy blazing file transfer performance over Ethernet without the hassle and expense of fiber-channel.

For home users, the N5500 also has you covered with robust multimedia support, including an iTunes serverphoto web server, and a media serverwhich supports uPnP, making it the perfect central hub for all of your digital content. Debuting on the N5500 is Thecus’ new and AJAX-based web interface, which is more intuitive and easier to use than every before. The N5500 is also fully compatible with WindowsUNIX/Linux, and MAC OS 9/Xoperating systems, and a scheduled power on/off function means less wasted power and lower total cost of ownership. And with IP cam support, the N5500 can even be configured as a surveillance system for ultimate peace of mind.

With features like these, the N5500 represents the next level in NAS device flexibility and power.

“Powerful, flexible, and scalable, the N5500 is our most exciting five-bay NAS yet,” notes Thecus General Manager Florence Shih. “Offering best-in-class speed, a bevy of useful features, and complete ease-of-use, users will be hard-pressed to find a five-bay NAS that measures up to the N5500 in both home and business environments.”


 Hardware Platform



SATA device

5 x SATA for internal, 1 x eSATA for external

System Memory


LAN Interface (PCI-e)

RJ-45x2 : 10/100/1000 BASE-TX Auto MDI/MDI-X WOL supported

USB Interface

  • USB 2.0 host port x5(Front x1, Back x4) (A Type)
  • USB 2.0 Target mode (B Type)

LCM Module


LED indicator

  • Power(Blue)
  • System Status : Busy (FW Upgrade)(Orange)
  • HDD1-5 Activity/Fail(Green/Red)
  • WAN (Link : Green; Activity : Green)
  • LAN (Link : Green; Activity :Green)
  • RAID Status: Error (Red)
  • USB (Copy LED: Blue)
  • eSATA (Activity LED:Blue)

Power supply

200W Power Supply support 2TB and above HDDx5

Disk interface

SATA I/II x5 via backplane

Thermal/Fan control

  • Thermal sensor on processor temperature
  • Temperature controlled system FAN speed
  • System fan monitoring


  • Power button(Front, power down controlled by S/W)
  • Reset button
  • LCM button (ENT,ESC,UP, DOWN)


1 (For UPS)


  • Temperature : 5°C to 40°C
  • Humidity : 0 ~ 80 % R.H. (Non-condensing)


Tower Base

Sound Pressure Level  

2. Software Functions 


RAID modes

RAID 0, 1, 5,6,10,JBOD





Hot spare






On line RAID Migration


On line RAID Expansion


RAID Volume Encryption



Power management

Spin down while idle time setup

Bad Block Scan



Support roaming to other N5500



Fixed IP Address, Dynamic IP Address,

IP sharing mode

Can be enable/disabled

Transport Protocols


File Protocols


Link Aggregation

802.3ad, load balance and fail over

Data Access

Client OS support

  • Windows 7/2000/XP/2003/Vista
  • UNIX/Linux
  • Mac OS 9 / X 


Web-based file access


File transmission protocol

Secure FTP