by Lyle Smith

QSAN XCubeNAS XN5004T NAS Review

The QSAN XCubeNAS XN5004T is a NAS designed for Workgroup and SMB use cases. Powered by a Intel Celeron 2.9GHz Dual-Core Processor, the 4-bay XN5004T is one of the two models from XN5000T NAS series. It comes equipped with up to 32GB SO-DIMM (8GB standard), an HDMI port, four 1GbE LAN (RJ45) ports, five USB 3.0 ports and a has a maximum capacity of a generous 58TB. It also features an on-board SATA SSD slot to increase overall system performance.

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by Marshall Gunnell

QNAP Introduces AI-Ready NAS, TS-2888X

QNAP today released it’s AI-Ready NAS, the TS-2888X. The TS-2888X provides a complete solution for machine learning AI, allowing organizations to implement AI applications through combining robust storage and a ready-to-use software environment. This unit comes equipped with next-generation Intel Xeon W processors with up to 18 cores. Additionally, it sports a hybrid storage architecture with twenty SSDs (including 4 U.2 SSDs) and eight hard drives. The TS-2888X also supports 4 high-end graphics card installations and runs QuAI, QNAP’s proprietary AI developer package.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-332X NAS Review

The QNAP TS-332X is the second model of the company's multifaceted 3-bay NAS family, featuring three M.2 SSD slots and support for RAID5. Like all QNAP consumer devices, the TS-332X seems simple on the outside. However, the new NAS comes equipped with a comprehensive range of useful features. This includes SSD Caching, Auto Tiering, a 10GbE SFP+ port and three M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, all of which help to make this an integrable device for new businesses and SMB environments looking for a NAS solution.

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by Lyle Smith

StorCentric to Acquire Drobo And Nexsan

StorCentric has announced that it will be acquiring storage companies Drobo and Nexsan. StorCentric states that these acquisitions will offer their customers an extensive portfolio as well as brand new performance-driven and secure offerings.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-877 NAS Review

The QNAP TS-877 is the 8-bay model from the company’s TS-x77 line, which is touted as the industry’s first Ryzen-based NAS and designed specifically for video editing and other high-demand multi-threaded applications. Announced back in November 2017, the TS-877 features up to 8-cores/16-threads (Turbo Core up to 3.7 GHz), SSD caching and is specifically designed to perform well under resource-intensive workloads such as with VDI, server virtualization, private cloud and 4K use cases. It features USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps Type-A and Type-C ports, and three PCIe expansion slots, the latter which supports PCIe devices such as graphics cards, 10GbE/40GbE NICs, PCIe NVMe SSD, USB 3.1 expansion cards, and QM2 cards.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-1635AX NAS Now Available

QNAP had announced the immediate availability of their TS-1635AX NAS, directly replacing the versatile TS-1635. The new NAS solution is highlighted by its slick-looking build, 16 drive bays (twelve 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch), dual 10GbE SFP+ ports, Marvell ARMADA 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and two M.2 SATA SSD slots (2280 form factor). It also supports Linux virtualization, SSD caching, and Qtier 2.0, which opens it up to a range of different use cases.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x32XU Rackmount NAS Series Now Available

QNAP has announced the immediate availability of the TS-x32XU rackmount NAS series: the 4-bay TS-432XU, 8-bay TS-832XU, and 12-bay TS-1232XU, all of which have single power and redundant power options. Powered by the new 64-bit Alpine AL-324 ARMv8 Cortex-A57 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor and DDR4 memory, the TS-x32XU boasts noticeable performance improvements and supports snapshots, Qtier 2.0 tiered storage and RAID 50/60. The new QNAP NAS is designed for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a versatile solution that can scale based on their needs.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP TS-x63XU Series Now Available

QNAP has released the TS-x63XU, a new 10GbE-ready rack-mountable NAS available in 4, 8, and 12-bay models with redundant power supply options. Powered by an AMD G-Series GX-420MC quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, a maximum of 16GB DDR3L memory (4GB standard), and the company’s intelligent QTS operating system, QNAP indicates that their new NAS solution is ideal for bandwidth-demanding data centers, virtualization and business organizations looking for a secure private cloud.

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by Lyle Smith

QNAP Updates QM2 PCIe Expansion Card Line

QNAP has added to its QM2 PCIe expansion card line with several new models. These new cards support up to four M.2 SSDs slots on a single card and either M.2 SATA SSDs or M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs, which allows for SSD caching and improved IOPS performance. They also allow users to create an auto-tiering volume. Moreover, the new additions to the QM2 line also maximize storage capacity and performance, as the M.2 SSDs do not populate any of the 3.5-inch drive bays. The new QM2 cards now support more QNAP NAS solutions.

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by Lyle Smith

Synology DiskStation DS1618+ Now Available

Synology has released the new DiskStation DS1618+ 6-bay NAS solution. Specifically built for small to medium-sized businesses, the DS1618+ serves as an all-in-one solution for file serving, application hosting, data backup, and real-time collaboration.

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