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QNAP QTS 5.0 Beta Released

by Adam Armstrong
QNAP QTS 5.0

Today QNAP Systems Inc. released the latest beta to its NAS operating system, QNAP QTS 5.0 Beta. Part of the beta release is an upgraded Linux Kernel 5.10. The other features the beta will be bringing are improved security, WireGuard VPN support, and enhanced NVMe SSD cache performance.

Today QNAP Systems Inc. released the latest beta to its NAS operating system, QNAP QTS 5.0 Beta. Part of the beta release is an upgraded Linux Kernel 5.10. The other features the beta will be bringing are improved security, WireGuard VPN support, and enhanced NVMe SSD cache performance.

QNAP QTS 5.0

QNAP has been in the 4.0 versions of their QTS since 2013, so moving up to 5.0 is a fairly big deal. Since 2013, QNAP has been releasing incremental updates with relevant apps, features, and enhancements that are needed at the time. We took a look at version 4.3.x back in May of 2019. Aside from the above improvements, the company is releasing new apps as well including the DA Drive Analyzer and other QuFTP apps.

Key new apps and features in QTS 5.0:

  • Optimized user interface:  Includes smoother navigation, a comfortable visual design, a notice board for simplifying first-time NAS installation, and the search bar in the main menu for quickly finding apps.
  • Increased security:  Supports TLS 1.3, automatically updates QTS and apps and provides SSH keys for authentication to secure NAS access.
  • WireGuard VPN support:  The new QVPN 2.0 will integrate the lightweight and reliable WireGuard VPN and provides users with an easy-to-use interface for setup and secure connectivity.
  • Boosted NVMe SSD cache performance:  The new kernel improves NVMe SSD performance and utilization. When cache acceleration is activated, SSD storage can be utilized more efficiently while also offloading memory resources.
  • Enhanced image recognition with Edge TPU:  By leveraging Edge TPU to QNAP AI Core (the AI-powered engine for image recognition), QuMagie can perform faster face and object recognition while QVR Face strengthens real-time video analytics for instant facial recognition.
  • DA Drive Analyzer with AI-powered diagnostics:  The DA Drive Analyzer leverages cloud-based AI to predict the expected life of drives, assisting users in planning drive replacement in advance to protect against server downtime and data loss.
  • QuFTP fulfills secure file transfer:  QNAP NAS can perform as an FTP server featuring encrypted SSL/TLS connection, QoS bandwidth control, setting FTP transfer limitations or speed limitations for users and groups. QuFTP also supports FTP Client.

Availability

The QNAP QTS 5.0 Beta is available now and can be downloaded here. It is a good idea to check the compatibility of your NAS before downloading. The company welcomes participation in the beta to get feedback from users.

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