QNAP Launches TS-239 Pro NAS With iSCSI Support

iSCSI -- now there's something you don't hear very often. A feature that has traditionally been reserved for enterprise and small business users is finally making its way onto more consumer-level devices, first with Data Robotics' DroboPro and now with QNAP's TS-239.

The company's latest Atom-powered NAS looks pretty much exactly like its other TS-xxx devices, with this one boasting two bays, Intel's 1.6GHz Atom N270 and 1GB of DDR2 memory. It also features a DOM (Disk on Module) architecture, support for up to 4TB of space (with a pair of 2TB hard drives), twin Gigabit Ethernet ports, three USB 2.0 sockets, two eSATA ports and throughput of over 350MBit/s when 20 clients are accessing the NAS simultaneously.

Furthermore, the TS-239 Pro supports Windows, Mac, Linux and UNIX operating systems, and the built-in iSCSI target service enables up to eight iSCSI devices to hook in at once. Advanced users will also appreciate the Thin Provisioning, Online RAID Capacity Expansion, Online RAID Level Migration, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, Wake on LAN, automatic policy-based IP blocking, instant SMS and email alert, BT and EMule download, schedule power on / power off and compatibility with IP cameras for network surveillance. No price or release date information is available just yet.

Hardware Specifications
CPU Intel Atom Processor 1.6 GHz
Flash Memory 128MB DOM
HDD 2 x 3.5" SATA I/II HDD, ( the standard system is shipped without HDD)
HDD Tray 2 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators HDD 1, HDD 2, LAN, eSATA, Status, USB
USB 3 x USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 2)
Supports USB printer, disk, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS, etc.
eSATA 2 x eSATA port (Back)
Buttons System: Power button, USB one-touch-backup button, reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor Tower
Dimensions 150(H) x 102(W) x 216(D) mm
5.91(H) x 4.02(W) x 8.5(D) inch
Weight Net weight: 1.74kg/ 3.84 lb
Gross weight: 2.92kg/ 6.44 lb
Sound Level (dB) W/o HDD installed: 33.7 dB
Stand by: 33.6 dB
In operation: 35.6 dB
(Background: 25.2 dB)
Temperature 0~40°C/ 32~104°F
Humidity 0~95% R.H.
Power Supply External power adaptor,60W, Input: 110-240
Secure Design K-lock security slot for theft prevention
VGA Reserved for maintenance
Fan 1 x quiet cooling fan (7 cm, 12V DC)

Tags:  Storage, NAS, QNAP, iSCSI