Qnap Systems, Inc. introduced the TS-x73A NAS series, including 4-bay TS-473A-8G, 6-bay TS-673A-8G, and 8-bay TS-873A-8G, featuring an AMD Ryzen V1000 series v1500B quad core 8-thread 2.2GHz processor and 2.5GbE networking.
This secure NAS series delivers cost-efficiency with multiple value-added capabilities, including PCIe expansion, multi-cloud backup, cloud storage gateways, multiple backup and data protection methods, and storage capacity expansion solutions. The TS-x73A series uses the app-driven QTS OS but can switch to the ZFS-based QuTS hero to provide users with greater choice and functionality.
“With a great leap in hardware performance compared to previous models, the TS-x73A series provides incredible potential and expansion options for users,” said Jason Hsu, product manager. “By supporting switching to the ZFS-based QuTS hero OS, the TS-x73A series represents great value and an exceptional investment for users with various and evolving requirements.“
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The TS-x73A series includes 8GB DDR4 RAM (supports up to 64GB, supports ECC RAM), and the two-built-in M.2PCIe NVMe SSD slots allow users to leverage Qtier Technology and SSD Caching to achieve optimal performance. The dual 2.5GbE RJ45 ports can deliver up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds under Port Trunking. The two PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots allow for installing expansion cards to enhance NAS functionality – such as a 5GbE/10GbE network card, a QM2 network/storage card, a wireless adapter, or a SAS/SATA expansion card for connecting to TL SAS, TL SATA and REXP expansion units.
Graphics cards are also supported by the TS-x73A series, allowing for optimized graphical calculations and transformations. This can boost the performance of applications such as video editing, 4K UHD transcoding, and imaging processing in QTS. Graphics cards can also be allocated to VMs via GPU passthrough.
HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) screenshot
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The TS-x73A series supports file storage, sharing, backup, sync, and data protection to help users accomplish productive daily tasks. Block-based snapshots make data protection and recovery easier and effectively mitigate the threat of ransomware. HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) realizes efficient local/remote/cloud backup jobs, and features QuDedup technology that de-dupes backup files at the source to save backup time, space, bandwidth, and to accelerate multi-version backups for greater protection. Qsync enables file synchronization between a company’s NAS and linked devices for accelerating workflows.
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The application potential of the TS-x73A series can also be extended by installing apps from the built-in QTS App Center. Available apps allow to run multiple VMs and containers, deploy a cloud storage gateway, implement a professional video surveillance system, and more.
QuTS hero, the firm‘s ZFS-based NAS OS, provides end-to-end data integrity, data reduction (inline data de-dupe, compression, and compaction), and more to ensure an optimal environment for protecting business data. By supporting both QTS and QuTS hero, the TS-x73A series provides users with choice for prioritizing performance, applications, and data integrity requirements.
Key specs of products:
TS-473A-8G: 4-drive bays, 8GB DDR4 memory (1x8GB)
TS-673A-8G: 6-drive bays, 8GB DDR4 memory (1x8GB)
TS-873A-8G: 8-drive bays, 8GB DDR4 memory (1x8GB)
Tower model; AMD Ryzen V1000 series v1500B quad core 8-thread 2.2GHz processor; 2xDDR4 SODIMM dual-channel RAM (up to 64GB, ECC RAM supported); hot-swappable 2.5-inch/3.5-inch 6Gb SATA HDDs or SSDs; 2×2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports (compatible with 1GbE); 2xM.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x1 slots; 2xPCIe Gen 3 x4 slots; 3xUSB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, 1xUSB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port
The TS-x73A NAS series is available.
TS-873A-8G NAS specifications