QNAP Head For The Rails With New 1U Rack-Mounted NAS Devices

Need some new networked storage? How about lots of networked storage? If you answered both of those with "yes," QNAP has you covered. The storage solution provider has today expanded its their Turbo NAS lineup with a pair of new ultra-high performance NAS servers for the corporate and entry-level enterprise market. Hey, the suits need storage too, okay?

The new TS-439U-RP and TS-439U-SP models are both 4-drive 1U rack mounted NAS servers with hot-swappable drives that are capable of up to 8TB total capacity using 2TB drives. The newly-designed HDD tray for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch HDD dual support is also equipped in these two models, which gives users more choices to deploy the hard drives. As for internal specs, both devices feature Intel's 1.6GHz Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 memory and a promise transfer rate of 87.3MB/sec for an FTP read with RAID 5 enabled. Speaking of that, the duo can be configured for RAID 0/1/5/6/5+ spare, and JBOD with online RAID capacity expansion and RAID level migration. Finally, both models feature iSCSI Target service with Thin Provisioning and dual Gigabit LAN ports with port trunking (support 7 bonding modes) and multi-IP setting.

The primary difference between the TS-439U-RP and TS-439U-SP is the RP model includes a redundant power supply that will automatically kick in if the other fails; the SP model includes a single power supply, but is upgradeable with an optional redundant power supply that can be installed without powering down the unit. Per usual, both devices are fully compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and UNIX networks and feature business-essential features such as AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, policy-based IP blocking, secure FTP, encrypted remote replication for backing up the NAS server to another NAS server over the network, email or SMS alerts if drives in the NAS server fail or are about to fail.

QNAP is making the new pair available later this month, though prices have yet to be disclosed.