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QNAP Dual-port FC Expansion Cards Support QuTS Hero NAS Solutions

by Lyle Smith

QNAP has announced that its dual-port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel (FC) expansion cards now support the latest QuTS hero NAS. With the QNAP FC card installed, a QuTS hero NAS can easily integrate into existing FC SAN environments, providing high-performance storage and backup at a lower cost compared to other SAN devices. QNAP stresses that a QuTS hero with FC SAN is ideal for high-capacity, business-oriented storage solutions for the Big Data era.

QNAP has announced that its dual-port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel (FC) expansion cards now support the latest QuTS hero NAS. With the QNAP FC card installed, a QuTS hero NAS can easily integrate into existing FC SAN environments, providing high-performance storage and backup at a lower cost compared to other SAN devices. QNAP stresses that a QuTS hero with FC SAN is ideal for high-capacity, business-oriented storage solutions for the Big Data era.

QuTS Hero NAS

The new QuTS hero OS leverages ZFS for comprehensive data reduction, enhanced data integrity, and improved performance. In addition:

  • block-based inline data deduplication, compression and compaction works to optimize storage usage and overall performance.
  • Self-healing works against silent data corruption to help ensure data integrity
  • Creating “near-limitless” LUN snapshots provides multi-version protection
  • Configuring Snapshot Replica enables remote backup

FC expansion cards are installed via the NAS PCIe slot. Users can then configure a Fibre Channel target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app.

QNAP FC card specifications

Description PCIe interface Fibre Channel transmission rates
QXP-16G2FC Dual port 16Gb Enhanced Generation 5 Fibre Channel expansion card with SFP+ transceivers PCIe Gen3 x8 16 Gbps, 8 Gbps, and 4 Gbps
(Actual transmission rates up to 14.03 Gbps per port)
QXP-32G2FC Dual port 32Gb Generation 6 Fibre Channel expansion card with SFP+ transceivers PCIe Gen3 x8 32 Gbps, 16 Gbps, and 8 Gbps
(Actual transmission rates up to 28.05 Gbps per port)

QNAP QXP-16G2FC

QNAP QXP-32G2FC

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