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Thecus Announces W2810PRO Storage Server

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Thecus announced the W2810PRO, a cloud-ready network storage appliance for small businesses. The W2810PRO runs Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, which comes pre-installed on a solid state boot drive, providing easy integration into Microsoft Azure and Office 365 cloud services. The Windows Server license is included, so no additional licenses are required.

Targeted at businesses with less than 50 employees, the W2810PRO is the latest addition to the company’s Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essential NAS Series. It runs an Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor. For memory, it has 4 GB DDR3 RAM, and the embedded boot drive is a 60 GB SSD. On the network connectivity front, the W2810PRO offers two RJ45 10/100/1000 BASE-TX LAN connections. There are two USB 2.0 host ports and three USB 3.0 ports, including one in front. There is a single HDMI port and a 200 W power supply.

This network attached storage appliance offers two hard drive bays, providing storage of up to 16TB.

By running the preinstalled Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials, companies can take advantage of Microsoft developed capabilities such as data deduplication, storage spaces, and native support for Active Directory. Also provided is Orbweb.me for users looking for P2P support.

The company said that the Thecus W2810PRO will be available from consumer electronics retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Newegg, with units shipping starting today.

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