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Qnap TS-x73U Series Rackmount NAS With AMD R-Series Quad-Core CPU

8-, 12- and 16-bay models with pre-installed dual-port 10GbE SFP+ network card
This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on 2017.07.14

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Qnap Systems, Inc. announced the AMD, Inc.-powered TS-x73U series NAS and available in 8-, 12- and 16-bay models with single and redundant power supply options.


With an embedded R-Series RX-421ND quad-core CPU (2.1GHz base, 3.4GHz boost), a
pre-installed dual-port 10GbE SFP+ network card, and two M.2 6Gb- SATA SSD slots (for empowering SSD caching to realize storage efficiency with Qtier technology), the rack-mountable TS-x73U series is for business organizations looking for a secure private cloud and efficient IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.

With a dual 10GbE configuration, the TS-x73U series is capable of delivering up to 1,567MB/s throughput, while the accelerated encryption engine with AES-NI enables unmatched encryption performance of up to 1,244MB/s to boost system performance. Coupled with high scalability, the 10GbE-ready the NAS series satisfies virtualization and fast backup/restoration requirements for growing amount of data that demands higher bandwidth, and facilitates day-to-day operations with productivity.

TS-1673U NAS rear

"Qnap expands its AMD NAS lineup with the rackmount TS-x73U series, providing the excellent power of the R-Series CPU along with 10GbE readiness at a reasonable price for budget-conscious organizations," said Jason Hsu, product manager, Qnap.

The TS-x73U series is a NAS and iSCSI-SAN storage solution, supporting VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 R2, and more advanced virtualization applications. With Virtualization Station, users can host multiple Windows, Linux, Unix and Android virtual machines on a single NAS, and utilize Container Station that integrates LXC and Docker technology to benefit from application containers or to initialize microservices with the hands-on QIoT Containers.

The TS-x73U series is a multifaceted NAS that provides professional solutions for storage, backup, sharing, and centralized management. It supports file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/Unix, Qsync cross-device synchronization, Windows AD/LDAP directory services and Windows ACL, domain controller for Windows, Windows/Mac backup, Snapshot, and data recovery with RTRR, rsync and cloud backup. The built-in QTS App Center is packed with smart apps that help boost productivity, including Qfiling for automated file organization, Qsirch for file searching, QVPN for setting a VPN server/client, Browser Station for accessing private network resources, IFTTT Agent for productive workflow automation, QVR Pro for building a video surveillance solution, and more.

The TS-x73U series is scalable by connecting the company's expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP, REXP-1220U-RP, UX-1200U-RP, UX-800U-RP). The storage capacity can also be expanded by using VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) that leverages the unused storage capacity of other firm's NAS, providing a reliable, high-capacity storage solution to tackle the growth of data from high-resolution media, virtualization, and surveillance videos.

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Key specs:

Redundant power supply:

Single power supply:

RX-421ND quad-core 2.1GHz processor (with Turbo Core up to 3.4GHz), dual channel 8/16/64GB DDR4 UDIMM RAM (upgradable to 64GB); hot-swappable 2.5"/3.5" 6Gb SATA HDD/SSD; 2xM.2 6Gb SATA 2280 SSD slots; pre-installed dual-port 10GbE SFP+ NIC; 4xGigabit LAN ports; 2xUSB 3.0 ports, 4xUSB 2.0 ports

The TS-x73U series NAS is available.

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