It's no secret that we love cheap, feature-rich storage devices in our homes. Back in 2011, we reviewed both the four bay Synology DS411 and the two bay Synology DS212 and loved them both. Now we receive news that Thecus, a company founded in 2004, has released the N2310 NAS device in the North American market.
The device has a gigabit Ethernet port, one USB 2.0 port, and one USB 3.0 port. While it has many features that we've come to expect, such as a built-in BitTorrent client and RAID support, the N2310 also touts extreme energy efficiency: The company claims that the N2310 consumes a mere 5W of power, and therefore will cost only $5.03 a year (on average) to run this box in your home.
We've contacted the company and they've agreed to provide Neowin with a review unit, so we're looking forward to testing these claims in the real world, and comparing it to some of their competitors. At only $170, Thecus could have a real winner on their hands.