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Cloud-based storage solutions are all the rage these days, but if you don't want to trust your files to a third-party data center and deal with the risk of hacker attacks and unexpected downtime, maintaining your own centralized storage platform is the way to go. This is where network attached storage (NAS) devices come into play.  With hard drive prices as cheap as they are, owning your own NAS box is a totally viable option for wrangling your data, automating backup routines, and serving up files to a growing number of connected devices, including tablets, notebooks, smartphones, game consoles, set-top boxes, and more. Plus, there are no monthly or annual subscription fees to deal with.... Read more...
Cloud-based storage solutions are all the rage these days, but if you don't want to trust your files to a third-party data center and deal with the risk of hacker attacks and unexpected downtime, maintaining your own centralized storage platform is the way to go. This is where network attached storage (NAS) devices come into play. With hard drive prices as cheap as they are, owning your own NAS box is a totally viable option for wrangling your data, automating backup routines, and serving up files to a growing number of connected devices, including tablets, notebooks, smartphones, game consoles, set-top boxes, and more. Plus, there are no monthly or annual subscription fees to deal with.... Read more...
QNAP is no question one of the larger names in the network-attached storage arena, but it's been some time since we heard from them. That's changing this week with their latest announcement, as they've added new Atom CPUs, USB 3.0 and support for SATA 6Gb/s drivers. The new TS-x59 Pro II series -- the 4-drive TS-459 Pro II, the 5-drive TS-559 Pro II, and the 6-drive TS-659 Pro II -- all feature the 1.8GHz D525 chip, along with 1GB of RAM (up to 3GB), and they also ship with the new V3.4 of QNAP’s renowned NAS management software, supporting all-in-one server applications such as file sharing, FTP server, printer sharing (LAN and Internet), web server, and even video surveillance. Other... Read more...
QNAP is increasing the performance and capabilities of its Turbo NAS Servers with the announcement of new NAS Management software. With the new software, users will get support for real-time remote replication capabilities, advanced folder permissions, virtual LAN support, and much more. The software will also enable RAID 10, giving users the advantages of RAID 0 and RAID 1 in a single system. RAID 10 allows for a maximum of two failed disks from two different pairs. The new software also provides for cloud storage backup with support for Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive services. QNAP Enhances Performance and Capabilities of its Turbo NAS Servers with New V3.4 NAS Management Software New Backup &... Read more...
In need of a new media streamer? You have a lot of options these days, and now you have one more courtesy of a company that traditionally sticks with NAS devices. The new NMP-1000P Networked Media Player looks the part well, and unlike some of the competition, it fully supports BitTorrent background transfers, 1080/24p output and lots of esoteric file formats. It's designed to be used via Ethernet, but a Wi-Fi adapter is an optional accessory for those who can't run the cable. There's no HDD within, but there's room for a 3.5" SATA drive for keeping some files local. It can stream media (including FLAC files) from networked sources or the Internet at large, namely from ShoutCast, Apple Movie... Read more...
QNAP is refreshing its Business Series Turbo NAS servers by incorporating a dual-core Intel Atom processor D525 (1.8GHz) and 1GB RAM. The new servers include the 2-drive TS-259 Pro+, the 4-drive TS-459 Pro+, the 5-drive TS-559 Pro+, and the 6-drive TS-659 Pro+ with up to 12TB of online storage. The new Turbo NAS Pro+ models are fully VMware and Citrix ready and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clusters compliant. The servers also have a built-in iSCSI initiator and target service, enabling you to virtually expand network storage by adding additional QNAP Turbo NAS units to the network and adding virtual volumes. The servers also offer volume-level AES 256-bit encryption. The new Business Series Turbo... Read more...
Have you been in the market for a new NAS drive? Can't figure out which one would suit you best? We know it's a crowded market out there, but QNAP has just dropped a bomb on the whole place. If you're an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone user, QNAP has a new offer that may be too good to refuse. They have developed a new QNAP QMobile app that allows iPad, iPod touch and iPhones to remotely stream music, photos and videos from their QNAP NAS server, and we're not just talking about in-home, but anywhere with an Internet connection. The app is launching alongside the QNAP v3.3 NAS management utility update, and it enables streaming from NAS-to-iProduct over 3G or Wi-Fi. This reduces or eliminates the... Read more...
We've seen a handful of NAS box announcements lately, including one from QNAP, who today introduced its 5-drive TS-559 Pro. Aimed at the desktop and SMB crowds, the TS-559 Pro boasts up to 10TB of storage, provided you shove a quintuplet of 2TB hard drives into the unit as a single drive, JPOD configuration, and has been certified to work with VMWare's vSphere 4 (ESX 4.0) virtualization software.The feature list runs long for the TS-559 Pro, including an Intel Atom D-510 dual-core processor clocked at 1.66GHz, 1GB of DDR2 memory, several RAID options, instant SMS and email alerts, Wake on LAN, AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption, and a whole bunch more.Pricing starts at about $1,070 street... Read more...
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... Read more...
QNAP has been on somewhat of a hot streak here lately. Nearly every month it has delivered something new to us, and with October halfway over, the latest from company is being introduced. Like clockwork, we tell you. The new desktop-centric NAS deviates from the outfit's traditional all-black, all-business attire and instead slips into a sleek white enclosure, and frankly, we dig it.The 2-bay TS-210 NAS server holds up to two 3.5" SATA hard drives (up to 4TB supported with 2TB HDDs) and features a Marvell 800MHz CPU, 256MB of DDR2 memory and support for RAID 1. It also supports iSCSI Target service with Thin Provisioning and a Gigabit LAN port, all of which are generally reserved for higher-end/enterprise... Read more...
Perhaps best known for its Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers, QNAP recently introduced a new network appliance that combines a set-top player with a NAS server. The new NMP-1000 Network Multimedia Player's internal hard drive and software can catalog digital pictures, videos, music, and other content from computers on the home network. The player can also play those files back in the home theater using the included remote control. The NMP-1000 has HDMI, component, composite, and S-Video interfaces. It connects to the home network via wired Ethernet (it's also wireless adapter ready). The player can handle full HD 1080p video. A wide range of formats for playing back digital pictures, videos,... Read more...
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... Read more...
QNAP not only provides a respectable array of NAS devices (as we saw in own testing), but it also looks out for its customers. In fact, we can't think of another company that issues as many firmware updates and provides more new features to existing owners than QNAP.Today, the company is doling out another monumental update with its Version 3.1 firmware. The new NAS management software adds a few rather significant new features including virtual disk support (up to 8 virtual disks via iSCSI expansion over the network) and an exclusive QNAP RAID Recovery that can recover a degraded or inactive RAID 1, 5, or 6 due to unintentional removal of drives. Furthermore, Network Discovery Services are enhanced... Read more...
QNAP Intros the First 2.5-inch SATA, 8-bay, Intel Atom-based SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS Taipei, Taiwan, Jun 2009 - QNAP Systems, Inc. today introduces the SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS, the world's smallest 8-bay, Intel Atom network attached storage solution supporting eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state disks (SSD). Targeted at business users who require a storage solution of high performance, stability, scalability, low noise and low power consumption, the SS-839 Pro adopts low power Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU, disk on module (DOM) architecture, and 2GB DDRII memory. The total storage capacity of the NAS is up to 4TB. It also features 2 eSATA and 5 USB ports for storage expansion and external storage... Read more...
QNAP, purveyor of Network Attached Storage devices large and small, has just recently introduced what it's calling the world's most affordable NAS server with iSCSI. The device they speak of is the single-bay TS-119 Turbo Pro, which we've taken into our labs and scoped out across the pages to come. The device itself is just marginally larger than a typical external hard drive, and at first glance, that's exactly what it looks like. The array of LED-backlit words down the front panel and the port selection around back give away its true nature, though, as this thing is built for networks from the ground-up. Click the link below and check it out... QNAP TS-119 Turbo NAS Review... Read more...
QNAP, purveyor of Network Attached Storage devices large and small, has just recently introduced what it's calling the world's most affordable NAS server with iSCSI. The device they speak of is the single-bay TS-119 Turbo Pro, which we've taken into our labs and scoped out across the pages to come. The device itself is just marginally larger than a typical external hard drive, and at first glance, that's exactly what it looks like. The array of LED-backlit words down the front panel and the port selection around back give away its true nature, though, as this thing is built for networks from the ground-up. For those unfamiliar with the technology, a NAS drive is -- in its simplest form -- a slice... Read more...
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... Read more...
For those looking to add a little Linux to their QNAP Turbo NAS device, now you can. The company has just announced that Debian Lenny (version 5.0) is now available on all of its QNAP ARM-platform Turbo NAS drives including the TS-109, TS-209, TS-409 series and TS-409U. We've heard pretty good things about the default system on QNAP devices, but we're always up for alternatives. According to Andy Chuo, Product Manager from QNAP: "The latest Debian Lenny now fully supports our TS-109, TS-209, TS-409 series and TS-409U Turbo NAS. As Debian is considered the only major Linux distribution which actively supports the ARM platform as well as its prominent feature of APT package management system that... Read more...
QNAP just revealed its Atom-powered TS-439 Pro Turbo NAS to us last week, and already the company's hitting back with yet another new one in the TS Series. The TS-809 Pro comes stocked with a potent Core 2 Duo processor and eight bays to hold upwards of 16TB of storage. Hailed as an enterprise-grade device, this high performance and high volume NAS is certainly not for the faint of heart. As for specifications, it houses a 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of DDRII memory, eight SATA drive bays and advanced RAID features including support for RAID 0/1/5/6/5+spare, Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration. Furthermore, the device touts iSCSI with Thin Provisioning, AES 256-bit... Read more...
Just days after QNAP announced that its Turbo NAS devices would be gaining XDove Mail support, now it's introducing an all new unit for storage junkies to swoon over. The TS-439 Pro Turbo NAS is admittedly aimed at business users, though there's nothing in stone that says enthusiastic consumers can't find a lot to love. The device features a 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of DDR2 RAM, twin gigabit Ethernet jacks, five USB 2.0 sockets, two eSATA ports and support for RAID 0/1/5/6/5+spare configurations.The four-bay unit also includes Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration along with advanced functions such as iSCSI target service with Thin Provisioning, AES 256-bit volume-based... Read more...
Just before QNAP temporarily shut its doors to celebrate the Chinese New Year, it delivered news that the XDove all-in-one mail server was freely available for its growing line of Turbo NAS devices. As of now, owners of the TS-109, TS-209, TS-409, TS-509 and TS-639 can convert their Linux-embedded network attached storage into "a powerful mail server which provides SMTP, POP3 and IMAP services, multiple virtual domains / accounts, AJAX webmail with extended functionality (including personal folders, address book, calendar and real-time chat among users under the same mail server), scheduled backups and the restoration of mailboxes from multiple domains." The XDove mail server itself is named... Read more...
Hello everyone.  If any of you are in the market for some type of NAS device, an article we've just posted will be of interest. We've just put up an article that details the features, installation, and performance of a pair of Linux-based, barebones NAS servers, the QNAP Turbo Station TS-101 and TS-201. These little boxes not only add storage to a network, but incorporate standalone BitTorrent functionality, internet Radio support, and a multitude of other useful features. Click the link below to check them out. Read The Article Right Here. Please Digg This Article To Share With Others.... Read more...
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