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Promoted 02-26-2016 by Randy71 at 11:17 AM View Original Post
NeweggFlash has Thecus W2000 2-Bay NAS Server on sale for $99.99. Shipping is free. Thanks blueiedgod

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Our research indicates that this Thecus W2000 2-Bay NAS Server is $249 less (71.25% savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $349.

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Edited February 26, 2016 at 10:24 AM by cricket702
Newegg flash has Thecus W2000 2-Bay Cloud Ready Windows NAS Powered by Intel Atom [newegg.com] for $99 shipped.

It comes with Windows Server R2 license already pre-loaded on the SSD. Just add hard drives.

Seems like a great deal on a Windows Server.

Newegg calls it a NAS, but in reality, it is a server. Heck, the Windows Server R2 license is worth it.

Microsoft has a free Media Streaming pack [microsoft.com] available for download, if one needed it.

With a built in DHCP server, this will be you NAS, Server, and Router.

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Model
Brand Thecus
Model W2000
Interfaces
Port RJ-45 2 x 10/100/1000M
Port USB USB 2.0 host port x 2 (back x 2) USB 3.0 host port x 1 (front x 1)
Port eSATA 2 x SATA for internal 1 x eSATA for external
HDD Interface 2 x SATA (2 x Bay)
Port Others HDMI port (back x 1) VGA port (back x 1)
Configuration
Processor Intel Atom D2701 (2.13 GHz Dual Core)
Default/ Max. Memory 2GB DDR3
Hard Drive Performance
Included HDD Capacity Diskless System
Power
Power External power adapter
Environmental
Temperature 5?C - 40 ?C
Humidity 0-80% RH non-condensing
Features
Features Top Storage for 1-50 Employee Business Office 365 & Microsoft Azure: Cloud Service Integration Active Directory Domain Services: Scalable, Secure User Management Data Deduplication: Performance Optimization Enhanced Boot Drive: Embedded SSD
Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions 6.45" x 4.54" x 8.57"
Weight 8.82 lbs.
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  • 2-Bay Diskless
  • Intel Atom D2701 (2.13 GHz Dual Core) Processor
  • Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials
  • License: Window Storage Server R2 Essential included, pre-installed on 64GB SSD

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Doesn't seem bad for 99 bucks. Not a lot of power, but should be good for basic windows file storage.

Thanks!
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Quote from dak1124 View Post :
Doesn't seem bad for 99 bucks. Not a lot of power, but should be good for basic windows file storage.

Thanks!

Before the jokesters jump in, it does have HDMI laugh out loud
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Reading a few reviews on this tells me it's a crazy good deal. The license is far more than the $99. I've been looking for a NAS but haven't been able to justify $300 but at $99 I'm in.

Review of unit. [pcper.com]
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wow... Windows Server on that POS processor??? that's going to be horrible.

compare to a deal like this, for 80$ more
http://slickdeals.net/f/7762605-lenovo-thinkserver-ts140-workstation-i3-4130-4gb-ddr3-180-after-30-rebate-free-shipping?src=SiteSearch
take the OS out, you don't want Windows Server at home anyway... just put a version of Linux on your server, you'll be much happier.

cpu comparison isn't even close, they're light years different.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compa...cmp[]=2015
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wow... Windows Server on that POS processor??? that's going to be horrible.

compare to a deal like this, for 80$ more
http://slickdeals.net/f/7762605-lenovo-thinkserver-ts140-workstation-i3-4130-4gb-ddr3-180-after-30-rebate-free-shipping?src=SiteSearch
take the OS out, you don't want Windows Server at home anyway... just put a version of Linux on your server, you'll be much happier.

cpu comparison isn't even close, they're light years different.
http://www.cpubenchmark.net/compa...cmp[]=2015
That deal is expired though so it's not really a good alternative option.

I disagree someone wouldn't want server R2 essentials. Also that OS is very expensive at around $400, so it's kind of a steal at $99 with some hardware.
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Before the jokesters jump in, it does have HDMI laugh out loud
Oh, snap! Wink


Edit: P.S. Props to you for thinking of that. (Repped.)
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That deal is expired though so it's not really a good alternative option.

I disagree someone wouldn't want server R2 essentials. Also that OS is very expensive at around $400, so it's kind of a steal at $99 with some hardware.
it's always an alternative... the 4130 powered Lenovos popup all the time and have for the past few years.
Windows upkeep, especially on a server, is an annoyance... Linux, as much as I don't like it for daily use PCs, as a server is where it shines... there's literally no upkeep required once it's running.

also...
this isn't Windows Server 2012 R2, it's Windows Storage Server R2 Essentials, there's a huge difference. this is not including a 400$ license for a full Windows Server OS.
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it's always an alternative... the 4130 powered Lenovos popup all the time and have for the past few years.
Windows upkeep, especially on a server, is an annoyance... Linux, as much as I don't like it for daily use PCs, as a server is where it shines... there's literally no upkeep required once it's running.
Does Linux do network backups as well as windows servers? What's the best version of Linux to use for a home server for media and computer backups taking into consideration ease of installation and configuration? I don't want to have to spend hours studying Linux to set it up.
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I'm most curious about transfer rates when plugged in via esata, USB3 and gigabyte ethernet.
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Oh, snap! Wink
A Nas is worthless , just build a remote desktop pc for travel with plex . Unless you are a buisness owner there is no need to buy these units. Has anyone used the remote desktop app for an ipad or android? Its even better on a laptop or pc . Windows 10 and a good quad core cpu will handle everything also. This atom processor is in its infancy when it comes to performance. Plex will do everything it you are interested in music and movies remotely. I can stream and transcode flawlessly anywhere any network. Please convince me! The electricity costs in my desktop doesnt matter because in1-2 years something better will be released.
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In 4 one. Checked a review and it appears it has a 64GB SSD installed.
Great price including the OS and SSD.
Here is a review.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SrJwrRVC4rQ


It's $350 at Newegg and $380 at Amazon.
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Last edited by IgetThis February 26, 2016 at 10:47 AM
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Does Linux do network backups as well as windows servers? What's the best version of Linux to use for a home server for media and computer backups taking into consideration ease of installation and configuration? I don't want to have to spend hours studying Linux to set it up.
You can set Linux up to do pretty much whatever you want, but it comes at the expense of a learning curve. I have yet to find anything that isn't at least a bit clunky to install, set up and configure. I'd recommend you check out Zentyal, ClearOS, or Alpine Linux. There may be other more recent ones, the last time I tried one of these "out of the box" kind of solutions was a few years ago.

Expect to spend at least a few hours on it though, especially if you have no Linux experience.

You can also check out FreeNAS. It is based on OpenBSD, which is not Linux. May be a heavier-weight solution than what you need or want though.
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