Unveiling a new device running Windows Storage Server 2012 R2 Essentials – just a matter of days before Microsoft will reportedly release the 2016 edition of the platform – may seem a little strange, but that’s the news from Thecus this week.
Their W4810 NAS is a four-bay device, building on the W5810 Storage Server we reviewed back in January. The W5810’s capable Intel Celeron J1900 CPU is replaced by a newer “Baswell” Celeron N3160 quad-core processor, which is paired with 4 GB RAM.
Targeted at small businesses, the server partners neatly with the Microsoft cloud, offering Office 365 account integration, Microsoft Azure backup and Microsoft Intune. You’ll also find dual LAN ports, four USB 3.0 ports (three A type and one C Type) and modern media connectivity including HDMI, SPDIF and a Display port.
The Thecus W4810 will ship around the world at the beginning of October.