Synology Inc. today launched DiskStation DS3617xs, a 12-bay NAS server scalable up to 36 drives. It delivers high performance at over 2,358 MB/s reading and fast deployments to support large-scale businesses.

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Equipped with a quad-core Intel Xeon-D 2.2 GHz CPU that bursts up to 2.7 GHz, DS3617xs delivers stunning performance at over 2,358 MB/s sequential throughput reading and 406,760 IOPS reading under a RAID 5 configuration with 10GbE Link Aggregation enabled. DS3617xs comes with one PCIe 3.0 slot that supports a high-speed Network Interface Card (NIC).

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the beta release of QTS 4.3 – the smart NAS operating system enhanced with intelligent, efficient, and automated services. With a streamlined user interface and abundant highly-anticipated applications, QTS 4.3 provides an unparalleled NAS experience and leads the way for both improved business productivity and greater home entertainment.

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“QTS 4.3 was designed around the concept of ‘intelligence’ and adds numerous competitive features to provide business and individual users with intelligent and efficient functionality,” said Meiji Chang, General Manager of QNAP, adding “QTS 4.3 also delivers outstanding performance to provide business advantages, simplify management, empower productive collaboration, and for complete multimedia entertainment.”

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Synology today launched FlashStation FS3017, the company's pioneer product within an entirely new all-flash series. Capable of handling over 200,000 IOPS in 4k random writing with RDMA technology enabled, the FS3017 is perfect for big data analysis, video post-production, virtualization, and handling any demanding database application that requires high IOPS and low latency at the same time.

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FS3017 features dual Intel Xeon 6-core processors, 64GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM (expandable up to 512GB), dual built-in 10GBase-T ports, and supports optional 10GbE / 25GbE / 40GbE NICs, guaranteeing stable performance in multitasking and data throughput. FS3017 is also compatible with various SATA/SAS SSD brands, offering users more flexibility with their budgets.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, SSD cache, USB 3.1 (10Gbps), 10GbE expandability, dual HDMI output, and hardware-assisted 4K video decoding and encoding acceleration, the TVS-x73 series provides small and medium businesses with a perfect NAS solution to build a private cloud for applications including high-speed data transfer, virtualization, media playback and graphics display.

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"We chose the powerful AMD R-Series APU for the new TVS-x73 series as it incorporates exceptional CPU and AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics performance, delivering a high-performance and energy-efficient NAS solution," said Y.T. Lee, Vice President of QNAP, adding "Featuring the latest QTS 4.3 operating system, the TVS-x73's built-in USB 3.1 10Gbps connectivity and the potential for 10GbE expandability are a further boost for performance-conscious organizations and professionals."

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ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of the AS6212RD 12-bay rackmount NAS, the newest addition to their series of Intel Braswell based NAS devices. The AS6212RD is equipped with powerful core specifications that are ready to meet the requirements of demanding enterprise environments while providing excellent performance and smooth multitasking. The 4 built-in USB ports provide for agile applications, allowing businesses to maximize the use of existing equipment and resources.

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Worth mentioning is that the AS6212RD features 12 disk bays and supports the highest capacity hard disks on the market (10 TB) allowing for the creation of truly large storage spaces. Businesses that require high capacity storage can maximize the use of disk bays by utilizing ASUSTOR’s MyArchive cold backup technology to effectively achieve unlimited storage. MyArchive disks can be used to archive data, freeing up storage space on existing storage volumes. Users can plug in MyArchive disks back into the NAS any time that they need to access the archived data. Additionally, for users who want to add storage capacity without having to expand their RAID storage volumes, MyArchive technology can be used, providing a low cost option to meet increasing storage demands.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the TS-x31P NAS series, including the TS-131P, TS-231P, and TS-431P. Powered by an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-212 dual-core 1.7GHz processor, this series provides a high-performance and secure private cloud NAS solution tailored for home, SOHO and workgroup users. In addition to basic requirements such as file storage, sharing and backup, the TS-x31P series supports value-added cloud-based note-taking app, centralized email account management, contacts management, and abundant multimedia applications.

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"A cost-efficient and reliable NAS solution is undoubtedly a key investment for small businesses and organizations to improve workflow efficiency; whereas home users generally like simple and practical storage devices with real-time data accessibility that helps create a modern digital home," said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. "The TS-x31P is designed to fulfill such user needs to ensure data security and to bring a comprehensive business and multimedia experience," added Lin.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the TS-531X - a powerful 5-bay business NAS that features two integrated 10GbE SFP+ ports, providing a cost-effective NAS solution with 10GbE connectivity. The TS-531X features Container Station, allowing users to rapidly develop and deploy IoT (Internet of Things) applications and supports VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) as an economical method for expanding the capacity of other QNAP NAS using unused storage space. The TS-531X is a versatile NAS that satisfies small/medium businesses' demands for 10GbE connectivity, container virtualization, and storage expansion.

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The TS-531X comes with an Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-341 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor by Amazon® and uses 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB). Offering two 1GbE ports, two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports and SATA 6Gb/s ports for HDDs and SSD, the TS-531X can reach up to 1723MB/s throughput speeds. The model also features a hardware-accelerated encryption engine and SSD cache support, ensuring security without compromising performance.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the powerful enterprise-class TES-x85U NAS series, including the 18-bay TES-1885U and the 30-bay TES-3085U. Both models are powered by a high-performance yet energy-saving Intel® Xeon® D processor, and provides the choice of dual OS inside a single rackmount NAS. Users can choose to install the business storage QES operating system or the app-centric QTS operating system based on their needs. The TES-x85U series with QES is the perfect backup storage for the dual-controller Enterprise ZFS NAS (ES1640dc).

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The 12Gb/s SAS-enabled TES-1885U and TES-3085U adopt an advanced 14nm Intel® Xeon® D 64-bit SoC processor with an integrated PCH (6-core and 8-core respectively). Both models have two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports to natively support 10GbE network environments, and can further boost system performance with PCIe Gen.3 expansion for additional 10GbE/40GbE adapters and PCIe NVMe SSD. The high-density TES-3085U is especially useful for providing an ultra-fast all-flash storage solution that offers up to 24 drive bays and 6 dedicated SDDs bays for caching.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released version 1.1 of OceanKTV - the world's first NAS-based karaoke application - adding many of the features requested in the great feedback it has received since it was launched in January 2016. OceanKTV 1.1 adds YouTube video streaming, allowing users to directly enjoy the near-unlimited amount of music videos from YouTube. This allows users to enjoy music without needing to download or transfer them, providing greater convenience and saving time and storage space.

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“OceanKTV 1.1 also adds the ability to reduce vocals from songs, and provides convenient recommended playlists to provide greater choice to users. They can also add their own YouTube playlists to OceanKTV, and easily add playlist collections”, said Marcus Yang, Product Manager of QNAP NAS.

OceanKTV offers a relaxing karaoke experience with many DJ console features and functions, including song requests, inter-cut, volume control, sound effects, audio switching, and additional audio control features. OceanKTV also provides a handy songbook management tool, allowing users to import karaoke music files and add them to favorite collections. With the new YouTube steaming, it's never been easier to just find a music video and start singing.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released an updated version of Qfinder Pro 2.1.2 for Mac. This version rectifies slow Samba file transfer in Mac OS X 10.11.5 (and newer), allowing Mac users to directly mount Samba shared folders with efficient high-speed data transfer.

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“Mac OS X 10.11.5 sometimes caused Samba transfer speeds to drop. We're pleased to release Qfinder Pro 2.1.2, which fixes this issue and provides other new user-friendly features,” said Bobby Chen, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "in addition to fixing the Samba file transfer issue, Qfinder Pro 2.1.2 can automatically check for new updates, allowing users to ensure they always have the newest version of Qfinder Pro."

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