Model: QNAP TAS-268 QTS-Android Combo NAS
Manufacturer: QNAP
Provided By: QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc. aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity and trustworthy reliability. The company integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments. It also enriches entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.

This winter, QNAP introduced its new line of  QTS-Android Combo NAS devices. Designed to fit in homes and small offices/workspaces, the single bay TAS-168 and 2-bay TAS-268 feature a compact mini-tower design and are powered by an ARM v7 1.1GHz dual-core processor with 2GB of DDR3 RAM. Also, like QNAP's other NAS servers, the TAS-168 and TAS-268 are packed full of cutting-edge features and apps to provide day-to-day file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and entertainment needs.

What really makes the TAS-168 and TAS-268 special, though, is that they run both QTS and Android. Where QTS delivers efficient data transmission, rich multimedia functionalities and solid data security, the Google certified Android system lets users playback videos, download and run apps, and manage files on a 4K display with HDMI. QTS and Android also share the same storage database, so users can access media files and documents from both systems simultaneously.

QNAP TAS-268 QTS-Android Combo NAS
CPU ARM 1.1 GHz dual-core processor
Memory 2GB DDR3
Flash Memory 4GB
Hard Disk Drive 2 x 3.5” SATA 3Gb/s hard drives
RAID Management RAID 0, RAID 1, JBOD, Single disk
LAN Port 1 x Gigabit RJ45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators HDD 1-2, LAN, status, USB,
USB 1 x USB 3.0 port (Front)
4 x USB 2.0 port (Rear) 
Buttons Power/Status, Reset, USB One-Touch-Backup
Form Factor Mini-tower
Dimensions 187.7 x 90 x 125 mm
7.36 x 3.54 x 4.92 inch
Weight Net: 0.7 Kg (1.54lbs)
Gross: 1.88 Kg (4.14lbs)
Power Consumption HDD standby:6.05W
In operation:13.24W
(with 2 x 2TB HDDs intalled)
Temperature 0-40˚C
Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing
Power Supply External Power Adapter, 60W, 100-240V

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what QNAP's QTS-Android Combo NAS has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take a look at the TAS-268's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does QNAP's new NAS have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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