Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Proprietary Thecus motherboard goes bad

Be aware however when buying something like this that you are buying proprietary hardware....

I recently had the unfortunate experience of having a Thecus N7700 motherboard go bad on me (after 28 months) and whilst i knew it was out of its warranty period what i didnt realise is that to replace the motherboard would be a $395 fee.

Yep you got that..... $395

Almost 50% of the original cost of the unit to replace a part that unfortunately couldn't be sourced from anywhere else.......

Because this motherboard is proprietary i was basically stuck with no other option but to pay the fee to get my data out of the N7700 drives and onto a non propriatery Server 2008 Raid 6 based system where if a motherboard goes it can be replaced with any off the shelf motherboard no problems.

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