QNAP Systems has released two new network attached storage drive modules, the dual-core 2-bay TS-251A and the 4-bay TS-451A.


The new dual-core 2-bay TS-251A storage drive from QNAP Systems. (Source: QNAP Systems.)

Both models include a USB QuickAccess port to directly connect them to computers via USB 3.0, offering plug-and-use access to files stored on the NAS with up to 100 MB/s throughput.  NAS and iSCSI SAN features provide a complete storage solution for file backup, synchronisation and remote access. With two Gigabit LAN ports for delivering up to 211 MB/s throughput, 4K video playback and transcoding support and an array of multimedia applications, each drive provides an ideal NAS system for photographers and audiovisual enthusiasts. The integrated QTS 4.2.2 operating system supports many feature-rich and productive apps. Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronisation functions into one app, making backup and restoration tasks easy and efficient. QTS Storage Manager provides a web-based snapshot tool that allows up to 256 snapshots for volumes/LUNs and timely data recovery when needed. Qsirch’s full-text search engine enables quick searching for NAS files and supports searching through .eml files stored on the NAS. Virtualization Station allows for running multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android based virtual machines on the TS-x51A. Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies and provides QIoT Containers which helps users quickly develop IoT stacks on QNAP NAS as a private IoT cloud platform.

Key specifications for both devices include: Dual-core Intel Celeron 1.6GHz processor (burst up to 2.48 GHz), dual-channel 2GB/4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB); 2x Gigabit RJ45 ports; 1x USB 3.0 Micro-B QuickAccess port; 1x HDMI-out port; 1x 3.5 mm microphone jack (dynamic microphones only); 1x 3.5 mm Line-out audio jack (for use with an amplifier). The new TS-251A and TS-451A are now available. For more information, visit  www.qnap.com.