QNAP released the TS-x31P2 (available in 2-bay and 4-bay) and TS-431X2 (4-bay) Series with quad-core processors. Both series support Snapshots, allowing users to easily restore the NAS to a previous state in the event of an unexpected NAS failure or when struck by a ransomware attack.
The TS-431X2 also features a 10GbE SFP+ port for empowering containerized applications by using 10GbE networks. “The quad-core processor on the TS-x31P2 and TS-431X2 allows users to experience a high level of performance and in turn enables performance-demanding functionality such as Snapshots to provide higher protection for NAS data. The ability to upgrade the RAM to 8GB RAM also provides users with the ability to futureproof their NAS for using extra containers and more productivity-boosting NAS apps,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP.
Featuring a quad-core AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-314 1.7 GHz processor, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, SATA 6Gb/s drive support and two Gigabit LAN ports, both series provide outstanding performance while ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive personal data stored in the NAS with AES-256 encryption. The TS-431X2 also provides a budget-friendly 10GbE SFP+ port to provide small businesses that have recently adopted, or plan to adopt, 10GbE network infrastructure.
All the drive bays of the TS-x31P2 and TS-431X2 support SSD caching to greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes and to increase operational efficiency. Both series allow users to use rich productivity applications including QmailAgent for central mail management, Notes Station for collaborative note-taking, Qfiling for automated file organization and Qsirch for a full-text search engine. With powerful hardware capabilities, users can develop and deploy containerized virtualization and IoT apps with Container Station.
Key specifications of new models
TS-231P2-1G: 2-bay, 1GB DDR3 RAM
TS-231P2-4G: 2-bay, 4GB DDR3 RAM
TS-431P2-1G: 4-bay, 1GB DDR3 RAM
TS-431P2-4G: 4-bay, 4GB DDR3 RAM
Tower model; Quad-core AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-314 1.7 GHz processor, 1GB/4GB DDR3 RAM (supports up to 8GB); hot-swappable 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 2 x Gigabit LAN ports; 3 x USB 3.0 ports.
TS-431X2-2G: 4-bay, 2GB DDR3 RAM
TS-431X2-8G: 4-bay, 8GB DDR3 RAM
Tower model; Quad-core AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-314 1.7 GHz processor, 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (supports up to 8GB); hot-swappable 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 1 x 10GbE SFP+ port, 2 x Gigabit LAN ports; 3 x USB 3.0 ports.
The TS-x31P2 and TS-431X2 series are now available. These products sit in a 400 to 600 Euro price range.