QNAP Announces New Intel Based NAS Units

QNAP Announces New Intel Based NAS Units

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QNAP announced a new range of Intel-based NAS units today…read on for details.

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QNAP announced several Intel-based NAS units today.  Here is the press release with the details:

Los Angeles, CA, March 7, 2012–QNAP®, Inc. today officially launched the next generation of its extremely popular and award-winning Turbo NAS server lineup, the TS-x69 Pro series, and showcased the new NAS Firmware 3.6 and the latest VioStor NVR video surveillance systems.

New TS-x69 Pro Turbo NAS: 220+ MB/s throughput, virtualization ready, USB 3.0 support

The new TS-x69 Pro series, available in 2, 4, 5, 6, or 8-drive versions, are powered by a high performance dual-core Intel® Atom processor D2700, equipped with 1GB DDR3 RAM, and support SATA 6Gb/s 2.5” and 3.5” HDD, to provide the levels of performance required by SMB users. All models have 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. “The QNAP lab test statistics reveal that both writing and reading speeds in a Windows environment exceed 220 MB/sec in network trunking mode,” commented Laurent Chang, product manager of QNAP.

The TS-x69 Pro series provides the perfect blend of performance, business-ready features and value that make QNAP the ideal networked storage choice for small and medium-sized businesses. The built-in USB 3.0 ports provide flexibility to attach external storage devices for high speed data backup or immediate storage expansion.

The TS-x69 Pro series can simultaneously provide storage solutions for IP-SAN (iSCSI) and NAS implementations. Being VMware® Ready, Citrix® XenServer Ready, and Windows® Hyper-Vcompliant, it is ideal for providing network shared storage for virtual server environments.

“Shared network storage is becoming an essential infrastructure for businesses. Incorporating the Intel® Atom 2.13GHz Dual-core processor, the new Turbo NAS series delivers great performance and high reliability with very low power consumption,” said Meiji Chang, the general manager of QNAP.

Managing the growing amounts of digital information has become a top concern for small-and-medium businesses. Network Attached Storage (NAS) provides a centralized, protected solution to share and access data across small and medium businesses. “Intel technologies are at the core of these NAS solutions, providing protection for critical business information”, said David Tuhy, General Manager, Intel Storage Group.

Key specifications of the new models:

  • TS-869 Pro–8-drive tower unit, Dual-core Intel Atom Processor D2700 (2.13 GHz), 1GB DDR3 RAM, 2X Gigabit LAN ports; hard drives hot-swappable;
  • TS-669 Pro – 6-drive tower unit, Dual-core Intel Atom Processor D2700 (2.13 GHz), 1GB DDR3 RAM, 2X Gigabit LAN ports; hard drives hot-swappable;
  • TS-569 Pro – 5-drive tower unit, Dual-core Intel Atom Processor D2700 (2.13 GHz), 1GB DDR3 RAM, 2X Gigabit LAN ports; hard drives hot-swappable;
  • TS-469 Pro – 4-drive tower unit, Dual-core Intel Atom Processor D2700 (2.13 GHz), 1GB DDR3 RAM, 2X Gigabit LAN ports; hard drives hot-swappable;
  • TS-269 Pro – 2-drive tower unit, Dual-core Intel Atom Processor D2700 (2.13 GHz), 1GB DDR3 RAM, 2X Gigabit LAN ports; hard drives hot-swappable.

New NAS V3.6 Firmware

QNAP also demonstrated its latest V3.6 NAS management firmware. It provides highly anticipated features including VPN Server, LDAP Server, Proxy Server, cloud music and photo sharing via a web browser, enhanced backup features, a new version of MyCloudNAS 1.2, QPKG center, and an increased range of compatible IP camera and UPnP routers.

New VioStor NVR Video Surveillance Systems

Capture HD video with robust and reliable storage from QNAP Security. The 48-channel VS-8148 Pro+ provides real-time audio-video monitoring, simultaneous playback of multiple network cameras and megapixel recording at up to 10-megapixel resolution. Store up to 24 TB of footage, or 3 TB per hard drive, with hot-swappable RAID for data redundancy. The VS-8148 Pro+ supports H.264, MxPEG, MPEG-4, and M-JPEG recording from up to 48 network cameras.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.

I recently upgraded to the TurboNAS 3.6 firmware and have been testing out several of the new features…look for my article on that soon.