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QNAP TS-hx86 Series Now Available

by Lyle Smith
QNAP TS-hx86 and TS-h886 front

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TS-hx86, the company’s first desktop QuTS hero NAS series. Designed as a comprehensive but affordable NAS solution, the QNAP TS-hx86 series is ideal for high-end businesses and are available in 6-bay (TS-h686) and 8-bay (TS-h886) models. It is highlighted by Intel Xeon D-1600 series processors, 2.5GbE connectivity, M.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD slots, PCIe expandability, and up to 128 GB server-grade DDR4 ECC memory. In addition, the new QNAP TS-hx86 series runs the ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system, which offers business-critical features such as data integrity, inline data deduplication and compression, snapshots, and real-time SnapSync.

QNAP Systems has announced the availability of the TS-hx86, the company’s first desktop QuTS hero NAS series. Designed as a comprehensive but affordable NAS solution, the QNAP TS-hx86 series is ideal for high-end businesses and are available in 6-bay (TS-h686) and 8-bay (TS-h886) models. It is highlighted by Intel Xeon D-1600 series processors, 2.5GbE connectivity, M.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD slots, PCIe expandability, and up to 128 GB server-grade DDR4 ECC memory. In addition, the new QNAP TS-hx86 series runs the ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system, which offers business-critical features such as data integrity, inline data deduplication and compression, snapshots, and real-time SnapSync.

QNAP TS-hx86 and TS-h886 front

The TS-hx86 is equipped with both two 2.5-inch SSD trays and two M.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD slots. This allows users to create SSD caching configurations for improved performance and reduced latency. The NAS is also outfitted with four 2.5GbE RJ45 ports that support Port Trunking and failover. These support QNAP’s managed and unmanaged 10GbE/2.5GbE switches, which helps businesses to implement affordable high-speed, secure and scalable network environments.

The Dual PCIe slots add a range of flexibility to the TS-hx86. With it, QNAP indicates users can add:

  • 5GbE/10GbE/25GbE/40GbE network cards
  • QM2 cards for extra M.2 SSDs or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity
  • QXP expansion cards to connect QNAP’s multi-SATA 6 Gb/s expansion enclosures
  • entry-level graphics cards to add HDMI output, increase video transcoding/streaming performance, and provide GPU pass-through to virtual machines

QNAP stresses that the new TS-hx86 series provides data integrity, self-healing, and supports multiple RAID configurations with Triple Parity and Triple Mirror to enhance data protection. With QuTS hero, the TS-hx86 series also provides “near-unlimited” snapshots and versioning, which helps to further protect user data. Moreover, its advanced block-based real-time SnapSync ensures that both the primary and secondary NAS maintain identical data.

QNAP TS-h686 Specifications

CPUIntel® Xeon® D-1602 dual-core 2.5 GHz processor (burst up to 3.2 GHz)
CPU Architecture64-bit x86
Floating Point Unit
Encryption Engine(AES-NI)
Hardware-accelerated Transcoding
System Memory8 GB UDIMM DDR4 ECC (2 x 4 GB)
Maximum Memory128 GB (4 x 32 GB)
Memory Slot4 x Long-DIMM DDR4

For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
Flash Memory5GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay4 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s + 2 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s

The system is shipped without HDD.
Drive Compatibility3.5-inch bays:
3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives2.5-inch bays:
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
Hot-swappable
M.2 SSD Slot2 x M.2 2280/22110 NVMe Gen3 x4 slots
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M)4
Jumbo Frame
PCIe Slot2
Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x8
Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x8
USB 3.2 Gen 1 port3
Form FactorTower
LED IndicatorsSystem status, 2.5” SSD, M.2 SSD, 3.5” HDD
ButtonsPower, Reset, USB Auto Copy
Dimensions (HxWxD)231.9 × 224.9 × 319.8 mm
Operating temperature0 – 35°C (32°F – 95°F)
Relative Humidity5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Power Supply UnitInput: 100-240V~, 3-1.5A, 60-50Hz; Output 250W
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical61.115 W

Tested with drives fully populated.
FanSystem fan: 1 x 80mm
CPU fan: 1 x 97mm
Sound Level18.6 db(A)
System WarningBuzzer
Kensington Security Slot
Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS)1500

QNAP TS-h886 Specifications

CPUIntel® Xeon® D-1622 quad-core 2.6 GHz processor (burst up to 3.2 GHz)
CPU Architecture64-bit x86
Floating Point Unit
Encryption Engine(AES-NI)
Hardware-accelerated Transcoding
System Memory16 GB UDIMM DDR4 ECC (2 x 8 GB)
Maximum Memory128 GB (4 x 32 GB)
Memory Slot4 x Long-DIMM DDR4

For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
Flash Memory5GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay6 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s + 2 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s

The system is shipped without HDD.
For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility/
Drive Compatibility3.5-inch bays:
3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives2.5-inch bays:
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
Hot-swappable
M.2 SSD Slot2 x M.2 2280/22110 NVMe Gen3 x4 slots
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M)4
Jumbo Frame
PCIe Slot2
Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x8
Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x8
USB 3.2 Gen 1 port3
Form FactorTower
LED IndicatorsSystem status, 2.5” SSD, M.2 SSD, 3.5” HDD
ButtonsPower, Reset, USB Auto Copy
Dimensions (HxWxD)231.9 × 292.9 × 319.8 mm
Operating temperature0 – 35°C (32°F – 95°F)
Relative Humidity5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Power Supply UnitInput: 100-240V~, 3-1.5A, 60-50Hz; Output 250W
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical75.79 W

Tested with drives fully populated.
FanSystem fan: 2 x 80mm
CPU fan: 1 x 97mm
Sound Level20.4 db(A)
System WarningBuzzer
Kensington Security Slot

Availability

The QNAP TS-h686 (6-bay) and QNAP TS-h886 (8-bay) are available now.

QNAP TS-h686

QNAP TS-h886

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