QNAP Systems, Inc. rolled out the TS-328, the first quad-core 3-bay NAS that allows for building a RAID 5 array using only three drives. Compared with 2-bay NAS that only allow for building RAID 1 arrays, the TS-328 provides the choice of RAID 5 and can optimize available space while providing high data protection. The TS-328 provides feature-rich multimedia applications and video transcoding capabilities and is an ideal solution for home users to centrally store, backup and manage files and data. Enhanced data storage and protection 30% of QNAP NAS users prefer using RAID 5 arrays to benefit from optimized storage capacity, higher performance, and data protection. QNAP’s first 3-bay NAS allows entry-level users to build a RAID 5 array on their NAS for a more cost-effective private cloud storage solution. The TS-328 also supports snapshots, allowing for users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack. “High data security was the primary design concept behind the TS-328. Potential users looking for an entry-level NAS can now benefit from RAID 5 configuration and snapshot protection without breaking their budget, while the transcoding and multimedia applications also provide a fantastic multimedia experience. Coupled with an elegant appearance that merges into home environments, the TS-328 is the most budget-friendly RAID 5 NAS for home users,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. Hardware decoding and real-time transcoding The TS-328 is powered by a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 2GB DDR4 memory and provides two 1GbE ports with SATA 6Gb/s for up to 225 MB/s read/write speeds. Featuring H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, the TS-328 can convert videos to universal file formats that can be played smoothly on mobile devices. With the QVHelper, Qmedia and Video HD streaming applications, users can easily stream media files to devices throughout their home and to their mobile devices when on the go. Featuring the latest QTS 4.3.4 operating system, users can easily view and backup the content of their mobile devices to the TS-328 by plugging it into a USB port. The built-in App Center also provides a wide range of applications: “IFTTT Agent” and “Qfiling” help automate user workflows for improved efficiency and productivity; “Qsirch” provides full-text search for quickly finding files; “Qsync” and “Hybrid Backup Sync” simplifies file sharing and syncing across devices. Users can also download Qphoto to their mobile devices to take photos and record videos and have them directly saved to their TS-328. Key specifications TS-328: 2GB DDR4 RAM 3-bay tower model; Quad-core Realtek RTD1296 1.4 GHz processor; hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 2x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports; 1x USB 3.0 port, 2x USB 2.0 ports; built-in speaker.
QNAP Systems, Inc. launched the all-new TS-x28A series NAS for entry-level home users, including the TS-128A and TS-228A models. The TS-x28A series provides complete multimedia storage, sharing and streaming functions, and complete file and data protection capabilities (including snapshots) to meet increasing data protection needs for home users. The launch of the TS-x28A series also marks the milestone of all QNAP NAS on the market being able to benefit from snapshot protection. Users can now enjoy more features, stronger protection, and more cost-effective NAS. Enhanced snapshot features The TS-x28A series features a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor with 1 GB RAM, providing performance for home multimedia/data storage needs. The TS-x28A series also comes with QTS 4.3.4, the latest version of QNAP's award-winning operating system. QTS 4.3.4 introduces enhanced snapshot features with lowered hardware resource requirements, allowing NAS with 1 GB RAM to benefit from snapshot protection. Users of the TS-x28A series will enjoy these advanced data protection capabilities alongside other amazing applications for multimedia, sharing, backup and data storage at an attractive price point. Versatile multimedia features of the TS-x28A series include support for 360 degree photos and videos A new era for entry-level NAS Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, said: "We are very proud of the TS-x28A series as we believe it marks the beginning of a new era for entry-level NAS. By supporting snapshots - a feature once reserved for high-end business NAS - home users are empowered with an advanced backup function that can help them mitigate the threat of malware to their files. The TS-x28A series is also packed full of amazing features to empower digital homes, including a full range of applications for multimedia, file sharing, and much more." The TS-x28A series NAS is empowered by the QTS operating system, offering powerful and useful file storage, sharing, backup, synchronisation, and data protection features. Windows, macOS and Linux users can all use the TS-x28A series as a file storage platform, and share files with non-NAS users using share links. Automatic file synchronisation Qsync can automatically synchronise files across devices for sharing and collaboration, while Hybrid Backup Sync provides a complete multi-layer file backup solution. Newly available for entry-level models, snapshots record the NAS status at a single point of time, allowing users to rapidly restore files and data back to this status in the event of accidental modification/deletion, data loss, or malware attacks. The versatile multimedia features of the TS-x28A series include support for 360 degree photos and videos, and QVHelper assists in streaming media files to desktop media players. There are also a variety of mobile companion apps to make the most of the TS-x28A series NAS, including Qphoto - an app that allows you to take photos and videos and save them directly to the TS-x28A.
The TS-x31P is designed to fulfill user needs to ensure data security and to bring a comprehensive business and multimedia experience QNAP Systems, released the TS-x31P NAS series, including the TS-131P, TS-231P, and TS-431P. Powered by an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-212 dual-core 1.7GHz processor, this series provides a high-performance and secure private cloud NAS solution tailored for home, SOHO and workgroup users. In addition to basic requirements such as file storage, sharing and backup, the TS-x31P series supports value-added cloud-based note-taking app, centralised email account management, contacts management, and abundant multimedia applications. Ensuring data security A cost-efficient and reliable NAS solution is undoubtedly a key investment for small businesses and organisations to improve workflow efficiency; whereas home users generally like simple and practical storage devices with real-time data accessibility that helps create a modern digital home, said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP. The TS-x31P is designed to fulfill such user needs to ensure data security and to bring a comprehensive business and multimedia experience, added Lin. The multi-functional TS-x31P series provides a wealth of productivity-boosting applications Incorporating an energy-efficient ARM Cortex -A15 dual-core 1.7GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM and supporting SATA 6Gbs hard drives and SSDs, the TS-x31P provides high-speed transfer and excellent multitasking performance of up to 225 MBs throughput. It also comes with a hardware encryption engine that provides transfer speeds of over 180 MBs with AES 256-bit Full NAS Volume Encryption (model tested TS-431P). Productivity-boosting applications The multi-functional TS-x31P series provides a wealth of productivity-boosting applications QmailAgent centrally manages multiple email accounts, making email search and management easy; Qcontactz allows for the centralisation of contact information; Notes Station allows users to create digital notes on their private cloud and collaborate & share with friends and colleagues; Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualisation technologies to fulfill unlimited containerised applications; and Qsync strengthens cross-device file sync, allowing users to access up-to-date files stored on the NAS from different devices. With DLNA , AirPlay , and Chromecast™ support, users can easily view photos and watch HD-quality videos stored on the TS-x31P throughout their home on compatible Smart TVs, game consoles and media players, making the TS-x31P a home multimedia hub and a multi-zone multimedia control system. Users can centrally manage and share photos, music, and videos using Photo Station, Music Station, and Video Station. Remotely accessing and managing files stored on the TS-x31P is also extremely easy with QNAP’s rich mobile apps (Qphoto, Qmusic, Qvideo, Qfile, and Qmanager). Reliable all-in-one NAS solution Remotely accessing and managing files stored on the TS-x31P is also extremely easy with QNAP’s rich mobile apps The TS-x31P is a reliable all-in-one NAS for data storage, backup, sharing and centralised management. It supports flexible backup for Windows and Mac , Real-Time Remote Replication (RTRR) with version control, rsync and cloud backup (compatible with Amazon Glacier, Azure™ Storage, Google Cloud Storage™, Google Drive™, Microsoft OneDrive , Dropbox , Amazon Drive, Yandex Disk, Box , and Amazon S3OpenStack SwiftWebDAV cloud storage services), and cross-platform file sharing for Windows , Mac , and Linux UNIX . Users can also install Surveillance Station on the TS-x31P to build a professional network video surveillance solution with 2 free IP camera channels (expandable up to 25 channels by purchasing additional licenses). The in-built App Center includes a variety of apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers to further extend NAS functionality. Key specifications TS-131P 1-bay tower model; 1 x Gigabit LAN port TS-231P 2-bay tower model; 2 x Gigabit LAN port TS-431P 4-bay tower model; 2 x Gigabit LAN port