May 28th, 2019 by Lyle Smith
QNAP QTS 4.4.1 Beta Released
QNAP has announced the immediate release of QTS 4.4.1 Beta, focusing on high-efficiency backup and hybrid cloud storage. Version 4.4.1 is highlighted by HBS 3 with QuDedup technology, which deduplicates backup data at the source and increases backup and recovery efficiency. It also now features CacheMount, giving users local caching for connected cloud storage to speedier access to cloud data. Also released with 4.4.1 is the AI-based photo management and sharing application, QuMagie, featuring customizable folder covers and a powerful search tool. Moreover, QNAP NAS solutions will support Fibre Channel SAN so users can seamlessly add them to existing SAN environments as an inexpensive storage and backup solution.
In addition to HBS 3, CacheMount and QuMagie, here is a run-down of the other key new apps and features in QTS 4.4.1:
- Multimedia Console: The Multimedia Console consolidates all QTS multimedia applications into one app, allowing easier and centralized multimedia app management. Users can select source files for each multimedia application and can also set their permission settings.
- Freely Remove Qtier’s SSD RAID Tier: Users can flexibly remove the SSD from the SSD RAID group to change/ add SSDs, change SSD RAID type or SSD type (SATA, M.2, QM2) whenever needed to enhance storage auto-tiering efficiency.
- Supports Self-encrypting Drives (SED): Self-encrypting drives (e.g. Samsung 860 EVO and Samsung 970 EVO SSD) allow users to leverage built-in encryption functions without installing extra software or using NAS system resources to encrypt data for an extra layer of data protection.
The QTS 4.4.1 Beta is now available for immediate download.