QNAP Systems, Inc. has joined forces with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) to roll out the world’s first Ryzen-based NAS – the high-end business TS-x77 series (available in 6 , 8 , and 12 -bay models). Featuring processors with up to 8-cores/16-threads (with Turbo Core up to 3.7 GHz), SSD caching, and with support for graphics cards, the TS-x77 delivers incredible processing power for driving resource-demanding applications such as VDI, server virtualization, private cloud, and 4K video playback/transcoding.

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The TS-x77 series includes models with AMD Ryzen 7 1700 (8-cores/16-threads) and AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (6-cores/12-threads) processors that support AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM. Two M.2 SATA 6 GB/s SSD slots are provided for cache acceleration or high-performance storage pools. Every model in the series provides USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps Type-A and Type-C ports, and three PCIe slots for incredible expansion potential. Supported PCIe devices include a graphics card, 10GbE/40GbE NICs, PCIe NVMe SSD, USB 3.1 expansion cards, and QM2 cards (that add additional M.2 SSDs or 10GbE connectivity). Incorporating incredible performance, reliability and scalability, the TS-x77 series provides an exceptional storage solution for diverse business IT environments.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the QTS 4.3.4 beta for ARM-based QNAP NAS. As data security is a fundamentally essential requirement for NAS, QNAP makes snapshots a standard feature to help mitigate the growing threat of ransomware. QNAP has been working alongside AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company, and from QTS 4.3.4, QNAP NAS with AnnapurnaLabs processors can support snapshots with only 1GB RAM, making snapshot protection more accessible to users of entry-level NAS. QTS 4.3.4 for x86-based NAS and other ARM-based NAS models will be released soon with comprehensive and accessible snapshot protection.

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QNAP continues to explore the potential of the ext4 file system, empowering QNAP NAS with high performance and outstanding snapshots manageability. Users can also set snapshot reservation space to ensure enough dedicated space for saving snapshots.

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synology ds218play nasSynology Inc. today launched DS218play, DS218j, and DS118, three feature-rich NAS servers with media streaming, file sharing, and data backup features perfect for home and small offices.

DS218play is equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with a hardware encryption engine and 1 GB RAM, delivering encrypted sequential reading/writing throughput at over 110 MB/s. Powered by a hardware transcoding engine, DS218play supports real-time single channel 10-bit H.265 4K Ultra HD or single channel full HD video transcoding. This enables users to enjoy videos on the go with no device limits.

DS218j features a dual-core 1.3 GHz processor with a hardware encryption engine and 512 MB RAM, delivering sequential reading throughput at over 113 MB/s and writing throughput at over 112 MB/s. DS218j allows users to experience faster data access while achieving energy efficiency with its eco-friendly design, consuming only 17.48 W during peak usage and 7.03 W under HDD hibernation.

DS118 is a new 1-bay tower NAS, equipped with a 64-bit quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM. With its hardware encryption engine, DS118 offers encrypted sequential reading/writing throughput at over 110 MB/s. DS118 is an ideal storage solution that comes with data backup and QuickConnect features that allow users to access data from any location. It also supports 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding on the fly to enrich multimedia entertainment.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released the TS-431XeU NAS (available in 2GB and 8GB RAM models) that offers a compact, short depth design with a 10GbE SFP+ port for high-speed connectivity. The TS-431XeU features a standard 1U form factor, and is ideal for space-constrained SMBs and homes that require fast, stable and secure storage.

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The rackmount TS-431XeU has a shorter chassis depth of 11.46 inches (291 mm), allowing for saved space to be used for ventilation or cabling to facilitate flexible deployment. Combining high-performance hardware and software at a cost-effective price, the TS-431XeU is a superb storage solution for SMBs. With a noise level of only 20.3dB, and power consumption of 12.42W (sleep) or 30.99W (active), the TS-431XeU is quiet and eco-friendly, ideal for lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO).

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QNAP is expanding its popular Thunderbolt NAS lineup with a new model packed with features and capabilities for content creators at a price that will keep the accountant happy too. The TS-453BT3 is a compact and stylish desktop NAS with 4 drive bays for 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs/SSDs for up to 40TB of internal storage (using 10TB drives) and storage is expandable with QNAP expansion enclosures. Under the hood, the TS-453BT3 is powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core Intel Celeron Apollo Lake processor and features 8GB of DDR3L RAM. 10GbE and Gigabit LAN ports are standard, and the TS-453BT3 features dual M.2 2280 SSD slots for caching. Multimedia is the name of the game with the TS-453BT3, it features two 4K-capable HDMI 1.4b ports with built-in hardware media transcoding and two Thunderbolt 3 ports conveniently located on the front of the unit.

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“Our Thunderbolt NAS models have been a smashing success because they bring the flexibility of the Thunderbolt 3 ecosystem into the studio yet also give the business folks the backup, file sharing, video surveillance, and other business-critical NAS functions in a single device.” Said Erick Oliveros, Marketing Manager for QNAP. “With the storage capacity, performance, and capabilities you could essentially run your entire business on this NAS.”

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Synology Inc. today announced the beta release of DiskStation Manager (DSM) 6.2 and several packages, inviting the Synology community to experience the latest software and participate in the development process.

"Synology continuously observes the market and enterprise users' needs, such as network security, data protection, disaster recovery, high-performance storage, and productivity applications." said Vic Hsu, CEO of Synology Inc. "Synology NAS does not just provide network storage devices, but a powerful wide range of application services for business."

Key new features in DSM 6.2 include:

Exciting storage technologies for efficiency enhancement

  • Storage Manager: a new storage component, Storage Pool, is introduced to provide a highly consistent and smooth storage management experience, a new dashboard-like overview comes with rich and useful information. With smart data scrubbing, you are given an easier way to prevent bit rot without sweat.
  • iSCSI Manager: a revamped, dedicated management tool for iSCSI service, providing a new LUN type with the refined snapshot technology based on Btrfs file system that enables snapshots to be taken within seconds regardless of LUN size.
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QNAP Systems, Inc. today unveiled the TS-453BT3, a 4-bay NAS that combines high-speed Thunderbolt 3 connectivity with a pre-installed QM2 PCIe card, providing dual M.2 SATA SSD slots and 10GbE connectivity. Along with its sleek OLED display and 4K HDMI output, the TS-453BT3 provides SMBs, workgroups and media professionals with a feature-rich and high-performance storage solution.

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The TS-453BT3 is powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz) with dual-channel 8GB DDR3L RAM. The pre-installed QM2 card provides SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, helping to provide up to 683 MB/s read speeds. The TS-453BT3 also includes a free RM-IR004 remote control that can be coupled with the QButton app to provide one-touch functionality for everyday operations.

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Synology Inc. announced the official launch of DiskStation DS418play, a 4-bay NAS ideal for serving as a home multimedia center.

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DS418play is equipped with a dual-core 2GHz processor capable of bursting up to 2.5GHz. It comes with 2GB DDR3L memory by default, which is twice the size of its predecessor, and expands up to 6GB to enhance multi-tasking operations. Powered by a new hardware transcoding engine, DS418play supports up to two channels of H.265/H.264 4K video transcoding.

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synology DS218plus nasSynology Inc. announced the official launch of new product lineup featuring:

  • XS-series DS3018xs: Synology's first 6-bay tower NAS with optional 10GbE and M.2 SATA SSD supports
  • Plus-series DS918+, DS718+, and DS218+: Greater performance and data resiliency for intensive workloads
  • Value-series DS418: Introduction of 4K online transcoding capability

To allow for ultra-high performance using SSD cache without occupying internal drive bays, DS3018xs features a PCIe slot, which can be installed with a dual M.2 SATA SSD adapter card (M2D17). DS918+ comes with dedicated dual M.2 NVMe slots at the bottom where you can directly install M.2 NVMe SSDs. DS418 features 10-bit H.265 4K video transcoding.


DS3018xs, Synology's first 6-bay tower NAS, is compact but powerful as it features the advanced processor Intel Pentium D1508 dual-core 2.2GHz (Turbo Boost up to 2.6GHz) with AES-NI encryption engine, offering scalability of RAM up to 32 GB and of storage capacity up to 30 drives with two Synology DX1215. In addition to four Gigabit LAN ports, DS3018xs takes advantage of boosting maximum throughput with an optional 10GbE network interface card, delivering stunning performance at over 2,230 MB/s sequential reading and 265,000 sequential read IOPS.

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QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the TS-x31P2 (available in 2-bay and 4-bay) and TS-431X2 (4-bay) Series with quad-core processors, providing SMB and SOHO users with a more powerful NAS for their collaborative workflows and resource-demanding applications. Both series support Snapshots, allowing users to easily restore the NAS to a previous state in the event of an unexpected NAS failure or when struck by a ransomware attack (The Snapshots feature will be available from QTS 4.3.4). The TS-431X2 also features a 10GbE SFP+ port for empowering containerized applications by using 10GbE networks.

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“The quad-core processor on the TS-x31P2 and TS-431X2 allows users to experience a high level of performance and in turn enables performance-demanding functionality such as Snapshots to provide higher protection for NAS data. The ability to upgrade the RAM to 8GB RAM also provides users with the ability to futureproof their NAS for using extra containers and more productivity-boosting NAS apps,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP.

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