Qnap TBS-574X Desktop NAS with Hot-Pluggable E1.S NVMe SSDs, and TS-AI642 NPU-Equipped 8-Core Chip NAS for AI Image Recognition and Surveillance Applications
Up to 30TB capacity using 5x7.68TB SSDs in RAID-5This is a Press Release edited by StorageNewsletter.com on January 11, 2023 at 2:01 pm
In 2023, Qnap Systems, Inc. introduces NAS solutions by adopting a new storage interface and technologies, including the TBS-574X – the firm’s first all-flash NAS that supports hot-pluggable E1.S NVMe SSDs to fulfill performance-demanding video production with higher serviceability, and the TS-AI642 that features on-device AI with NPUs for boosting image recognition applications and video surveillance.
“Following the success of CES 2023 with new technologies and innovations, we are also thrilled to embrace tech advances and unleash our thoughts on QNAP’s storage solutions for the year ahead,” said Meiji Chang, GM. “As SSDs are now the dominant form of data storage in modern technology, we focus on addressing user needs and challenges with SSD usage. QNAP’s mission is always to develop future-proof storage solutions and to integrate new technologies to provide our users with the best possible products and services.”
E1.S SSD as hot pluggable is future replacement over M.2 SSD
The company introduces its first NAS that supports E1.S SSDs. Supporting 5 hot-swappable E1.S NVMe PCIe SSDs (up to 15mm), the compact TBS-574X delivers performance in a range of applications including real-time 4K video production and business IT. An E1.S to M.2 2280 NVMe SSD adapter is also attached to each drive bay, providing users in their choice of SSDs.
The TBS-574X is powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i3-1220P 10-core/12-thread processor (2 P-cores and 8 E-cores, up to 4.40GHz) with 16GB memory. With E1.S SSDs the TBS-574X can scale up to 30TB capacity (using 5x7.68TB SSDs in RAID-5), and operate with higher IOs, lower latency, and optimized cooling during intensive workloads. Featuring 2.5GbE/10GbE connectivity, 2xUSB4 ports (40Gb), 4K HDMI output, and built-in GPU support for video transcoding, the feature-rich TBS-574X takes 2K/4K video editing to the next-level across teams with multiple workstations and performance-demanding tasks.
8-core ARM-based AI NAS with 6 TOPS performance NPU
The TS-AI642, specialized for AI image recognition and smart surveillance applications, presents one of the most powerful ARM-based NAS among the company’s product portfolio. This 8-core AI NAS contains advanced Rockchip RK3588 processor with 4xCortex-A76 cores at 2.2GHz and 4xCortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz, offering the balance of performance and power saving at an affordable price. With an integrated NPU that offers up to 6 TOPs of compute performance, the TS-AI642 empowers QnapAI Core (the AI-powered engine) for accelerating image recognition workloads in QVR Face for facial recognition solution, QVR Smart Search for AI-powered surveillance event search, and QuMagie AI photo albums.
The TS-AI642 is also for video surveillance deployment. Users can display surveillance monitoring via the built-in dual 4K HDMI output, and securely store recordings with the 6-bay high storage capacity. More highly-anticipated features include 2.5GbE as standard, a PCIe Gen 3 slot for 10GbE expansion, cloud storage integration, backup, containerized applications, and more.
The availability of these aforementioned products will be announced separately.