Getting up and running with the Thecus NAS is very easy. Of course, to get into position for actually using the N2560 and accessing the software, a drive needs to be attached first. Once this is complete the Ethernet and power cables need to be connected and then the NAS can be powered up.
Thecus have designed a novel way to install the Operating System onto the NAS; via the web. A visit to http://install.thecus.com initiates the installation for Mac, Linux and Windows users.
The installation process takes less than 5 minutes to complete and moves between various stages to configure user access and general settings.
Below we have produced a video which demonstrates some of the options and features which can be used when ThecusOS 6 is installed.
Although there are plenty of options inside the OS the feedback and overall design feels somewhat rough around the edges compared to rival NAS software. We think Thecus need to improve the interface by making it more user friendly and by making use of newer programming technologies.