Monday, June 22nd 2009

QNAP Intros the First 2.5-inch SATA, 8-bay, Intel Atom-based SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today introduces the SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS, the world's smallest 8-bay, Intel Atom network attached storage solution supporting eight 2.5-inch hard drives or solid state disks (SSD). Targeted at business users who require a storage solution of high performance, stability, scalability, low noise and low power consumption, the SS-839 Pro adopts low power Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU, disk on module (DOM) architecture, and 2GB DDRII memory. The total storage capacity of the NAS is up to 4TB. It also features 2 eSATA and 5 USB ports for storage expansion and external storage backup. With ultra silent and excellent energy-saving design, the power consumption of the NAS with 8 hard drives installed is about 34W, which is almost 60% less than general 8-bay, 3.5-inch NAS. Moreover, the SS-839 Pro is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX operating systems. It offers abundant software features such as built-in iSCSI application (up to 8 iSCSI targets) with Thin Provisioning, Online RAID Capacity Expansion, Online RAID Level Migration, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, Wake on LAN, automatic policy-based IP blocking, network share status report, instant SMS and email alert, BT download, Touch-N-Go RAID configuration by the LCD panel, scheduled power on and power off (max 15 schedules), 2 Giga LAN ports, 4 IP cameras for network surveillance, etc.

"The SS-839 Pro is the 8-bay variation of QNAP's previously announced SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS. It is also the smallest 8-bay NAS in the current market with up to 4TB storage capacity. The NAS features low operation noise and low power consumption. When running 8 hard drives, the SS-839 Pro consumes almost 60% less electricity than a general 8-bay, 3.5-inch SATA NAS. It is definitely an ideal storage solution that largely reduces the electricity expenses of the business users", says Celia Lee, Product Manager from QNAP.

The SS-839 Pro is a powerful server of diversified features, e.g. network server, FTP server, web server with built-in phpMyAdmin, Joomla, MySQL/ SQLite, editable php.ini, printer server (up to 3 printers), etc. The exclusive QPKG software expansion feature enables the users to add more software applications to the NAS server such as setting up their own mail server by XDove or web page or online communication system with the customers by WordPress. Moreover, the users can make use of the Surveillance Station (network surveillance) with maximum four IP-based cameras for office security monitoring.

For further information about the SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS, please visit this page.
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34 Comments on QNAP Intros the First 2.5-inch SATA, 8-bay, Intel Atom-based SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS

#1
Weer
It's astounding how expensive multiple-drive external bays are. Anything above 2 drives costs over 200$. That is utterly ridiculous. All I wanted was to run several drives through a single cable and not have them heat up my case.
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Mussels
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by: Weer
It's astounding how expensive multiple-drive external bays are. Anything above 2 drives costs over 200$. That is utterly ridiculous. All I wanted was to run several drives through a single cable and not have them heat up my case.
get what i got, an e-sata cage without the fancy features. still expensive, but not as much as these things.
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DanTheBanjoman
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by: Weer
It's astounding how expensive multiple-drive external bays are. Anything above 2 drives costs over 200$. That is utterly ridiculous. All I wanted was to run several drives through a single cable and not have them heat up my case.
This aren't external enclosures. These are basically complete PC's. They work independent, offer many features and great performance. What you want is a port multiplier, those aren't that cheap either though.
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Weer
by: Mussels
get what i got, an e-sata cage without the fancy features. still expensive, but not as much as these things.
Yeah, that's what I want! Lowest price on Newegg is around 800$. Heck, I'd run the power cables to my case; I just need the SATA ports. Unless I get an X58.. old 680i only has 6 SATA's.
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Mussels
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by: Weer
Yeah, that's what I want! Lowest price on Newegg is around 800$. Heck, I'd run the power cables to my case; I just need the SATA ports. Unless I get an X58.. old 680i only has 6 SATA's.
you can buy an 8 cage version of mine for $550 au, so ignore the egg.

Remember, the port multi cages arent NAS devices. they dont have networking or anything like that.
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Weer
by: DanTheBanjoman
This aren't external enclosures. These are basically complete PC's. They work independent, offer many features and great performance. What you want is a port multiplier, those aren't that cheap either though.
I wouldn't call that great performance. The Atom 330, yes.
But I was speaking generally and slightly off-topic. I just want a Mussy-type cage for at least 4 drives so I can stick 8TB in there and run it through a single SATA 3.0 cable.
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Weer
by: Mussels
you can buy an 8 cage version of mine for $550 au, so ignore the egg.

Remember, the port multi cages arent NAS devices. they dont have networking or anything like that.
What am I, a noob?

Show me where I can get your cage.. I'd pay about 200$ for an octo-cage. That's about the equivalent of 800$ AU, right? :nutkick:
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DanTheBanjoman
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by: Weer
I wouldn't call that great performance. The Atom 330, yes.
But I was speaking generally and slightly off-topic. I just want a Mussy-type cage for at least 4 drives so I can stick 8TB in there and run it through a single SATA 3.0 cable.
What exactly is "that"? These devices can fill their two gbit ports.

That "mussy-type" cage is basically just a piece of metal with the port multiplier I just mentioned and probably a PSU.
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Mussels
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by: DanTheBanjoman
What exactly is "that"? These devices can fill their two gbit ports.

That "mussy-type" cage is basically just a piece of metal with the port multiplier I just mentioned and probably a PSU.
yup. port multiplier with 5 hot swap sata cages.
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Weer
by: DanTheBanjoman
What exactly is "that"? These devices can fill their two gbit ports.

That "mussy-type" cage is basically just a piece of metal with the port multiplier I just mentioned and probably a PSU.
You mean they use Ethernet ports? Highly in-efficient. Besides, I need both of mine. I have two e-SATA ports though.

I've never heard of a "port-multiplier." Where can I find one?
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Mussels
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by: Weer
You mean they use Ethernet ports? Highly in-efficient. Besides, I need both of mine. I have two e-SATA ports though.

I've never heard of a "port-multiplier." Where can I find one?
in a cage like mine :P

it just turns one sata port into many. In my case, one e-sata into 5 sata.

I prefer it over a NAS, because i only need one machine to see it at a time - and gigabit is too slow. 125MB/s theoretical max means nada when you have 5x drives that can do 110MB/s each.
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Weer
by: Mussels
yup. port multiplier with 5 hot swap sata cages.
Okay, to be painfully clear and express my annoyance..

I don't care if the cages can swap. I don't even care if they require removing 15 bolts tiny bolts each time. I don't care if the cage doesn't fancy drives with less than 64MB of cache of ones that aren't coated in a frilly pink sleeve and covered in.. thermal grease.

My standards are that low.
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#13
DanTheBanjoman
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by: Weer
You mean they use Ethernet ports? Highly in-efficient. Besides, I need both of mine. I have two e-SATA ports though.

I've never heard of a "port-multiplier." Where can I find one?
You're really clueless about what a NAS is aren't you? Network Attached Storage. It can download your pr0n, share it over network, works independent from other computers, ie connect to switch and access via all your other machines, runs a webserver, FTP server, media gallery, etc etc.

How will your efficient SATA/SAS/whatever be accessed from another computer? Ah yes, network. So effectively this is the same, as it uses SATA disks and shares them.

You can find your port multiplier on Google.
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Weer
by: Mussels
in a cage like mine :P

it just turns one sata port into many. In my case, one e-sata into 5 sata.

I prefer it over a NAS, because i only need one machine to see it at a time - and gigabit is too slow. 125MB/s theoretical max means nada when you have 5x drives that can do 110MB/s each.
You hit the nail on the head.. more than once.

But, I think you're pulling my leg. If there are SATA port multipliers, why do they make SATA port expansion cards?

I'd rather have two 4-5 drive cages than one 8. A single cable can't handle 8 drives, as you have just proposed.
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DanTheBanjoman
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Not all controllers support multipliers, multipliers are limited to the bandwidth of the host port.
Yes we are pulling your leg.
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#16
Mussels
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by: Weer
You hit the nail on the head.. more than once.

But, I think you're pulling my leg. If there are SATA port multipliers, why do they make SATA port expansion cards?

I'd rather have two 4-5 drive cages than one 8. A single cable can't handle 8 drives, as you have just proposed.
actually, the only 8 bay I've seen uses two cables, 4 drives per cable.

NAS devices are for a different purpose, as has been said. they're independant of a PC, totally standalone. its not what weer wants, and its not what i wanted.
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#17
Weer
by: DanTheBanjoman
You're really clueless about what a NAS is aren't you? Network Attached Storage. It can download your pr0n, share it over network, works independent from other computers, ie connect to switch and access via all your other machines, runs a webserver, FTP server, media gallery, etc etc.

How will your efficient SATA/SAS/whatever be accessed from another computer? Ah yes, network. So effectively this is the same, as it uses SATA disks and shares them.

You can find your port multiplier on Google.
Well, they do say that Math geniuses sometimes forget how to multiply four by four. But, this is not one of these cases. I know what a NAS is, Daniel. I have one. Which is to say, I built an Atom 330-based computer that runs a server, Vuze, and accesses storage for three computers. That, and it can play 1080p video, so it's also hooked up to a 2407WFP-HC.

The point is, I don't require another computer to handle my storage. I have nearly 6TB of storage inside my case and it's running perfectly fine. My main computer can run as a NAS on its very own.

And I don't see the issue. A NAS can only connect to my main computer(s) via a Gbit Network cable. A Mussy can connect via e-SATA. That's what I want.

I have not thought of searching on Google. Surely this idea will spread like wild fire.
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Weer
by: DanTheBanjoman
Not all controllers support multipliers, multipliers are limited to the bandwidth of the host port.
Yes we are pulling your leg.
An honest, honorable man such as yourself, Daniel? Never. I was was referring to Mussy. He's a playa. :toast:
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DanTheBanjoman
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by: Weer
I know what a NAS is, Daniel. I have one.
Then why are you surprised the NETWORK attached storage is connected via a NETWORK so inefficiently?


Also, don't get smart with me, my name is not Daniel.
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Weer
by: Mussels
actually, the only 8 bay I've seen uses two cables, 4 drives per cable.

NAS devices are for a different purpose, as has been said. they're independant of a PC, totally standalone. its not what weer wants, and its not what i wanted.
You and me have the same tastes in external functional storage. If there is a better reason to wed, I've not had enough alcohol to see it.

These.. "port multipliers".. can't they merely come in cable form, like a SATA hub? I really don't need the cage.
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#22
soldier242
the feature list of this thing is damn long and those features are great ... but one thing is, that its not out in germany yet and the other thing will be the pricetag ... i guess it starts at something like 800€ ... meh

its cheaper to build your own atombased NAS then
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#23
Weer
by: DanTheBanjoman
Then why are you surprised the NETWORK attached storage is connected via a NETWORK so inefficiently?


Also, don't get smart with me, my name is not Daniel.
I know you from another life. I call all my past friends by their formal names.

I wasn't surprised, I just prefer to hook up my computer via different outlets. I do connect it with a LAN port, but not solely.

Also, I.. have already gotten smart. All these darn years of gaining self-esteem while maintaining internal sensitivity..
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Mussels
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that website is awesome :D i want one of those e-sata hubs.

edit: weer, thats basically whats in my cage.
Its one of those, 5 hot swap bays, and a PSU.
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