QNAP Introduces TS-239 Pro II And TS-439 Pro II NAS Drives

QNAP Introduces TS-239 Pro II And TS-439 Pro II NAS Drives

One thing is for sure: a QNAP drive looks like a QNAP drive. Much like LaCie, QNAP hasn't changed its motif for years now, and the latest two NAS drives definitely look exactly like the company's previous two NAS drives. Believe it or not, the duo we're talking about here today are both brand new, with 2 and 4 drive models boasting Intel's new D410 Atom CPU, iSCSI support and virtualization capabilities.

The new TS-239 Pro II (2 drive model) and TS-439 Pro II (4 drive model) offer up to 8TB of storage, and both are compatible with VMware's vSphere4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization platform, ideal for departmental file sharing, storage, and advanced server applications in the office environment. They both fit between some of the company's most consumer-oriented units and the all-business units, and both ship with v3.2 of the QNAP NAS management software. Both servers are said to be available now, but pricing has yet to be made public.



QNAP Expands Its Popular Turbo NAS Lineup with Two New Mid-range NAS Servers for Business

New 2 and 4 Drive Desktop Models Incorporate Intel's new D410 Atom™ Single-core CPU, Feature Advanced iSCSI and Virtualization Capabilities

Taipei, Taiwan, February 2010 - QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers, NVR Video Surveillance Systems, and Network-based Video Players today expanded its Turbo NAS lineup with two new mid-range NAS servers targeted at SMB and corporate customers. The new TS-239 Pro II (2 drive model) and TS-439 Pro II (4 drive model) incorporate the new Intel® Atom™ D410 single-core processor, which delivers up to 8TB of high performance, highly reliable networked storage coupled with the business-essential features of QNAP's ultra-high performance Business Series NAS servers.

The TS-239 Pro II and TS-439 Pro II NAS servers are compatible with VMware's vSphere4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization platform, ideal for departmental file sharing, storage, and advanced server applications in the office environment. VMware's vSphere is the industry's first cloud operating system that offers a way to reduce IT costs and increase responsiveness. Shared networked storage is an essential component of a Cloud Computing infrastructure. SMB and corporate users are able to enjoy the interoperability between VMware virtual machines and QNAP high performance, low power consumption certified storage.

"QNAP's new TS-239 Pro II and TS-439 Pro II models fill an important niche between our ultra high performance Business Series models and our lower performance models" said Laurent Cheng, Product Manager of QNAP Systems, Inc. "These two new models offer the horsepower of the single-core Intel® Atom™ D410 CPU with all the business applications found in our Business Series at price points that are attractive to SMB and corporate customers." Mr. Cheng added.

The new TS-239 Pro II and TS-439 Pro II Turbo NAS servers ship with new version 3.2 of the QNAP NAS management software which supports lots of class-leading new features such as iSCSI service; supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation for clustering in VMware and Windows Server 2008. MPIO and MC/S are also supported. As well as new DFS support (Folder Aggregation), import of user-list, and customizable Daylight Saving Time for easier administration, the next-generation Internet Protocol, IPv6, has been incorporated for future networking evolution. QNAP's Web File Manager 2 features an entirely redesigned user interface and functionality for improved file sharing and management. WebDAV is also available for users to collaboratively share, access, and edit files over HTTP and HTTPS. Additionally, Apple Time Machine backups are now supported.

Availability
The new TS-239 Pro II and TS-439 Pro II Turbo NAS servers are currently available through QNAP global commercial distributors, resellers, and retailers.

QNAP offers the broadest lineup of NAS server enclosures currently available. QNAP Turbo NAS servers are available in 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8-bay tower & rack mount configurations to fit consumer's needs, including small/medium business, workgroups, and entry-level enterprise networks. Most QNAP NAS servers feature hot-swap removable cartridge drives, and offer unique features including virtual disk, and dual Gigabit LAN ports with fail-over, load-balancing and multi-IP setting capabilities for all Intel-based models. QNAP NAS servers are ideal for simple website hosting, ultra-high performance RAID storage supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+ hot spare and 6+hot spare (4 drive and higher models), stand-alone file downloading, network-wide backups, printer sharing, video surveillance, and a whole lot more. QNAP NAS servers are fully compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and UNIX networks and incorporate green power management technologies.


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Much like my other discussion relating to storage space this is awesome. Imagine having 4 2Tb drives in one of these, and this would be a 8Tb storage and of course distro space for your house, or anywhere for that matter.

Then remember we have only had Gigabyte drives for a little while now, at least if you look at the markets life as a whole. Having things like this one in the long run change everything in media distribution. It also inn most cases enables a user to be totally data secure as well.

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