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QNAP Announces Support for HGST 6 TB Helium SAS HDDs

QNAP Systems, Inc., a professional network attached storage (NAS) provider, today announced that its Enterprise and SMB class Turbo NAS products support the 6TB HGST Ultrastar He6 helium-filled SAS hard disk drive (HDD). By incorporating HGST's HelioSeal platform technology, business users receive enhanced NAS performance with maximized storage capacity and low power for reduced total cost of ownership.

The inherent benefit of helium, which is one-seventh the density of air, helps reduce the turbulence caused by spinning disks in a HDD, thereby cutting power consumption and lowering drive temperature, making the HGST Ultrastar He6 HDD an ideal large-capacity 3.5-inch HDD solution for enterprises and SMBs to store and secure growing business data.

QNAP Releases Virtualization Station Enabling Running Multiple OS on Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the availability of Virtualization Station: an industry-leading integrated virtualization operating platform that empowers the Turbo NAS to host multiple virtual machines (VMs). With a simple & centralized management interface, it is easy for anyone to create and run multiple VMs on a single Turbo NAS.

Virtualization technology allows users to create isolated VMs on a single server and install different operating systems and applications. Each VM can be viewed as an independent PC that consumes dedicated CPU, memory, disk space and network resources without interrupting each other. Users can flexibly install Windows, UNIX, Linux, or even server-grade operating systems to centralize various services, applications and server management. Virtualization Station is a powerful and hands-on NAS-based virtualization platform that centralizes virtualization management to enhance IT efficiency.

QNAP Releases the TS-x51 Series Home NAS Lineup

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the cutting-edge Turbo NAS TS-x51 series for SOHO and Home users, and two economical tower storage expansion enclosures companion UX-500P and UX-800P.

The TS-x51 series, available in 2, 4, 6, 8-bay models, features unrivaled real-time and offline Full HD video transcoding capabilities, and supports video streaming through DLNA, AirPlay and Plex Media Server. "Building a personal cloud is becoming increasingly popular, and the TS-x51 series is the ideal choice for users to quickly create a secure personal space for file storage, backup, synchronization and multimedia," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. Coupled with flexible storage expansion support, the TS-x51 series is the perfect solution for the growing needs of data and multimedia content storage in modern small offices and home environments.

QNAP Introduces the HS-251 Fanless Living Room NAS

QNAP Systems Inc. today announced the release of its Silent NAS series addition, the HS-251, designed for the living room with powerful hardware, a wide range of multimedia applications, real-time and offline Full HD video transcoding, and HDMI connectivity for local playback. Housed within a stylish & compact set-top box design without a fan inside, the silent HS-251 is the perfect choice for those looking for the perfect living room NAS, as well as a Home Theater PC/NAS combo.

Network-Attached Storage (NAS) has become increasingly popular in home environments, but normal NAS are mostly available in heavy and sometimes unwieldy boxes that are too big & noisy for being an integral part of a digital lifestyle and living room. With the HS-251, QNAP delivers a silent & stylish NAS that fits alongside HDTVs, cable boxes and game consoles. With HDMI output and powered by an Intel Dual-Core Processor, the HS-251 brings the NAS fully into the living room by providing the power, connectivity and apps for users to enjoy a brilliant entertainment & centralized storage solution.

QNAP Launches High-Performance Turbo NAS TS-ECx80 Pro Series

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of enterprise-class TS-ECx80 Pro series Turbo NAS and a flexible, high-density SAS/SATA/SSD RAID expansion enclosure REXP-1000 Pro. Available in 8 and 10-bay tower models, the TS-ECx80 Pro series is powered by a Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4 GHz processor and 2 GB DDR3 ECC RAM and delivers high-performance and extreme scalability to fulfill the mission-critical storage needs of entry-level enterprises.

The powerful TS-ECx80 Pro series is 10GbE ready, supports SSD caching options (including up to two internal mSATA slots), and is capable of providing up to 2,200 MB/s throughput and 226,000 IOPS to boost the workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization and data center deployment.

QNAP Launches High-Performance & Scalable Turbo NAS TS-ECx80U-RP Series

QNAP Systems, Inc. today officially launched four new business-class Turbo NAS models: TS-EC880U-RP, TS-EC1280U-RP, TS-EC1680U-RP, and TS-EC2480U-RP. Delivering high-performance, extreme scalability options and a wide array of applications to drive businesses, these models easily fulfill mission-critical storage needs of businesses, with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications.

Equipped with a Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4GHz processor, 4GB DDR3 ECC RAM and with 10GbE-readiness and SSD caching options (including up to two internal mSATA slots), these models are capable of providing up to 3,700 MB/s throughput and 410,000 IOPS to boost the workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization and data center deployment. With a scalable design, administrators can gradually expand their total storage to over 680TB raw capacity (depends on models) on demand by connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1600U-RP and REXP-1200U-RP). With this flexibility, businesses can be confident that these models will suit their storage requirements both now and in the future.

QNAP Launches the Rugged & Fanless NAS IS-400 Pro NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the IS-400 Pro Turbo NAS - a robust all-in-one industrial, 2.5" SSD/hard drive compatible four-bay NAS designed for reliable operation. Reacting to the growing demand for networked storage in factories, warehouses, vehicles, shop floors and other non-office settings, QNAP's new IS-400 Pro - built with a rock-solid fanless design - represents the ideal choice for organizations looking for a dependable NAS and surveillance solution with high performance, durability with persistent throughput.

Non-office settings require a NAS designed to operate perfectly across varying temperatures, environments and conditions. "The IS-400 Pro is fanless and built with high-quality aluminum materials to maximize heat dissipation, ensuring reliable operations between -25°C and 50°C (-13°F to 120°F) when used with industrial-grade SSDs," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP.

QNAP Releases McAfee Antivirus for Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of McAfee Antivirus for Turbo NAS systems. Available now with a limited-time special offer, QNAP users can protect their data using a world-leading antivirus solution that stays up-to-date with the latest virus definitions and can also heal infected files.

The threat of a virus infecting and corrupting data is a real and all too often harsh reality for both businesses and home users alike. With a subscription to McAfee Antivirus, QNAP users can ensure their data stays protected from viruses, heal currently-infected files and receive the latest definitions to combat present & future virus threats.

QNAP Partners with Mandriva to Offer IT System Management on Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced a partnership with Mandriva S.A, Europe's leading publisher of open source solutions, to provide QNAP customers an IT system management solution, the QNAP IT Management Station on the Turbo NAS. Powered by Mandriva Pulse, QNAP IT Management Station is designed to simplify daily tasks and IT asset management for businesses of all sizes. Users can benefit from the IT Management Station to centralize their management of multi-OS and multi-site IT assets.

"We welcome this partnership with Mandriva as another step towards our growing ecosystem of enterprise solutions working directly from our hardware. This partnership with the French open source pioneer will definitely bring new innovations to our customer base," said Richard Lee, CEO of QNAP.

QNAP Showcases Its Next Generation NAS, the TS-x51, at Computex 2014

QNAP, Inc. unveiled its next generation NAS designed for both SOHO and home entertainment aficionados, the TS-x51 along with an industry-first private cloud computing capability feature at COMPUTEX 2014.

The QNAP TS-x51 features a potent Intel Celeron dual-core processor, an upgrade of the Atom NAS series, and comes standard with the latest QTS 4.1 operating system. The TS-x51 packs a powerful storage backup along with swift streaming capability with both on-the-fly and offline transcoding. It is also the world's first hypervisor equipped NAS for Home/SOHO segment which allow users to run Windows or Linux OS on the QNAP intelligent private cloud platform.

QNAP Releases System Updates to Fix Heartbleed OpenSSL Vulnerability

QNAP Systems Inc. today announced firmware updates for Turbo NAS systems with vulnerability to the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug (CVE-2014-0160). The operating systems vulnerable to Heartbleed are QTS versions 4.0 and 4.1. Versions 3.8 and earlier use a different version of OpenSSL and are not affected by the OpenSSL Heartbleed bug. As described on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures website, the OpenSSL 1.0.1 TLS and DTLS implementation, before 1.0.1g, does not properly process Heartbeat Extension packets which allow remote attackers to obtain sensitive information by reading private keys (aka the Heartbleed bug).

QNAP Takes NAS to the Living Room with the HS-210

QNAP launched the HS-210 compact NAS for living rooms. Built in a form-factor not too different from your TV shelf regulars, a Blu-ray player, and an HT receiver, the HS-210 tucks in a pair of 3.5-inch SATA hard drives, which it shares over gigabit Ethernet and USB. The NAS can be further expanded using USB mass-storage devices. It runs a Marvell-made ARM-based processor, which is fanless, and so barring the hum of the HDDs, the NAS itself is practically silent. The processor is paired with 512 MB of RAM. The HS-210 runs QNAP's QTS 4.1 firmware, with its own app environment.

QNAP Introduces New Storage Products at 2014 International CES

QNAP, Inc. will be showcasing its newest home series NAS models, the HS-210 "Silent" NAS with revolutionary fan-less design, the TS-x70 PRO series NAS designed for high definition media transcoding along with presenting the revamped QTS 4.1 OS with various enhanced business and home applications at CES 2014. They will also be introducing their new business class NAS solution, the VM-ready vNAS as well as demonstrating their newest video surveillance products and their new home automation integrated solution.

Created for the living room with a revolutionary fanless architecture, the HS-210 features a modern set-top design that fits alongside your HDTV, game consoles and other elements of your digital lifestyle. Underneath the stylish & compact brushed metal aluminum body, the HS-210 is packed full of cutting-edge features & apps to provide day-to-day entertainment, storage, and backup needs.

QNAP Also Introduces the Cost-Efficient VS-2100L Series VioStor NVR

QNAP Security today launched the newest Linux-based VioStor NVR VS-2100L series. The 2-bay VS-2100L series, available in a tower form factor with 4 and 8 channels, is designed micro-size with macro-functions for the home and small office users. Compact but fully loaded with advanced features, the VS-2100L series supports smart recording, multi-stream support, edge recoding, dewarping function, and more.

The VS-2100L series supports up to 8TB to accommodate high quality H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and MxPEG video recording. "The VS-2100L series provides many advanced features parallel to those available in superior models at a low total cost of ownership," said Amily Fang, product manager of QNAP Security. "We aim to offer a cost-efficient surveillance solution for home surveillance needs such as childcare, elder care, and home security."

QNAP Launches the HS-210 Silent NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the Turbo NAS HS-210, a silent NAS with a revolutionary fanless architecture. Underneath the stylish and compact brushed metal aluminum body, the HS-210 is packed full of cutting-edge features and apps to meet day-to-day multimedia entertainment, file storage, backup and sharing needs.

The HS-210 allows users to enjoy files and media contents without unwanted background noise. With the set-top and fanless design, the new model features an innovative thermal design that intelligently dissipates heat, and is also eco-friendly with power saving features including hard disk standby modes, and power management scheduling options.

QNAP Releases New Turbo NAS TS-212P for Home Users

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of TS-212P Turbo NAS for home and small/home office use. The new 2-bay model is equipped with a 1.6 GHz CPU and 512 MB DDR3 RAM, delivering reliable performance for daily tasks including file storage, sharing, data backup, and serving as an ideal media center for enjoying multimedia files across a range of platforms.

"The new TS-212P features an upgraded hardware specification from the TS-212. With a faster CPU and doubled RAM, the TS-212P provides an even greater capability to satisfy growing demands for file management & sharing for home and small/home office users," said Laurent Cheng, product manager of QNAP.

QNAP Launches TS-x70 Pro Series Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the TS-x70 Pro series Turbo NAS, available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower models, for home and small/home office use. Powered by a Dual-Core Intel Core i3 3.3 GHz Processor and 2 GB DDR3 RAM, the TS-x70 Pro series delivers real-time and smooth multimedia transcoding capabilities, and is ideal for connecting home digital assets as a multimedia hub.

The TS-x70 Pro series can deliver up to 447 MB/s Read and 446 MB/s Write speed with optional 4 Gigabit LAN port configuration. "Network-Attached Storage (NAS) has become an increasingly popular element in home applications, and high-quality multimedia experiences require a solution with well-integrated hardware and software features," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. "The TS-x70 Pro series boasts a powerful Dual-Core 3.3 GHz Processor to enable superior performance and allow users to benefit from a smoother and higher-quality multimedia transcoding," added Hsu.

QNAP Launches TS-x70 Tower Series Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the business-class TS-x70 series Turbo NAS. Available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower models; the TS-x70 series with scale-up support is the perfect solution for the growing data needs of modern business environments.

Businesses are constantly seeking extra storage space to keep up with the demands of today's IT environments. The TS-x70 series' high-scalability design supports online capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1200U-RP / REXP-1600U-RP) to expand total storage to 100 TB raw capacity. With this flexibility, businesses can expand their storage as needed and have more control over their storage deployment.

QNAP Launches SAS-Enabled Turbo NAS and 2.5" High-Density Turbo NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today officially launched five business-class, SAS-enabled Turbo NAS models, including TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP and TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP which support both SAS and SATA 6Gbps hard drives, and the 2.5" high-density SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP, SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP and SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP. The support of SAS hard drives increases disk input/output performance and offers high reliability for data transmission and storage. The new models offer storage expansion port(s) allowing seamless capacity expansion with QNAP RAID expansion enclosures to easily fulfill mission-critical storage needs of small and medium businesses, with persistent throughput to balance resource-demanding applications.

The new SAS-enabled models are equipped with a Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4GHz processor with 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, feature 10GbE-ready network connectivity, and support SSD caching to greatly boost IOPS performance, perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization and data center deployment. "The new SAS-enabled Turbo NAS models support enterprise-level SAS hard drives that will greatly satisfy performance-demanding businesses," said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP. "The new models also support lower cost high-capacity SATA hard drives for large data archiving and high-speed, high stability SSDs for I/O-intensive operations. With the new SAS-enabled Turbo NAS, businesses can enjoy great flexibility in hard drive selection."

QNAP Updates QTS 4.0 for Its Business-class Turbo NAS Models

QNAP Systems, Inc. today updated QTS 4.0, Turbo NAS operating system, for its business-class Turbo NAS models, featuring advanced functions for SMB users, including 400TB scale-up solution, intelligent Storage Manager, flexible volume management with thin-provisioned volume supported, SSD cache, SMART data migration, VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX support and more, and greatly enhancing the efficiency in storage management, expansion, data process, and management in virtualization environments.

"Our previous release of QTS 4.0 for home-class Turbo NAS models has been a great success with tremendous positive feedback from our users," said Tony Lu, product manager of QNAP. "Now we are pleased to bring forth the QTS 4.0 for QNAP's business-class Turbo NAS models that we believe will greatly benefit business applications of the Turbo NAS," added Lu.

QNAP Security Releases VioStor NVR Firmware v4.1.1

QNAP Security, a professional Linux-based stand-alone NVR provider, today updated their VioStor NVR firmware v4.1.1 with an enhanced storage expansion solution. The new firmware also supports a range of AXIS IP cameras for edge recording and two-way audio functions.

"We are glad that the favorable VioStor NVR storage expansion solution now applies to selective Turbo NAS models with the latest QTS operating system v4.0.2," said Andrew Yu, product manager of QNAP Security. "Now more QNAP users can easily expand their NVR's storage capacity and enjoy the intuitive QTS 4.0 Turbo NAS management system." By installing the StorageExpansion app (QPKG) on a Turbo NAS, administrators can connect their VioStor NVR with the Turbo NAS via network to flexibly enlarge the total storage capacity of the VioStor NVR.

QNAP Launches New 4-drive Rackmount VioStor NVR VS-4100U-RP Pro+ Series

QNAP Security today launched new business-class 4-bay, 1U rackmount VioStor NVR VS-4100U-RP Pro+ series, available in 8, 12 and 16 channels featuring high reliability. Powered by Dual-core Intel processor and 4GB DDR3 memory, the new series deliver quality performance with up to 250 Mbps throughput to ensure steady recording of multiple megapixel IP cameras. Moreover, the HDMI output and hardware decoder provide the ability to deliver up to 200fps Full HD local display.

The VS-4100U-RP Pro+ series support up to 16TB raw storage capacity to accommodate high quality H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and MxPEG video recording. "The VS-4100U-RP Pro+ series satisfy the requirements of SMB users who desire high performance network video recorders coupled with excellent reliability and features," said Amily Fang, product manager of QNAP Security. "The VS-4100U-RP Pro+ series delivers quality performance coupled with abundant features for small to medium-scale surveillance tasks."

ZyXEL Partners with QNAP for 10G Ethernet Powered NAS Solution

ZyXEL Communications, a leading provider of secure broadband networking, Internet access, connected home and routing products, today announced a partnership with QNAP, a leading commercial Network Attached Storage (NAS) provider, to create affordable, high performance 10G Ethernet powered NAS solution packs for small to mid-size companies (SMB). The solution packs include ZyXEL's XGS1900 series Web-managed smart 10G Ethernet switches and QNAPs TS-870U-RP NAS appliance.
Constrained by limited resources, many SMBs utilize affordable virtualization technology to improve operational efficiency and maintain data security. Leveraging virtualization enables SMBs to make better use of their resources - both infrastructure and staff. For example, virtualization allows organizations to consolidate multiple application workloads on fewer physical hosts, immediately reducing costs and enabling greater efficiency.

To capitalize on the benefits of virtualization, SMBs need a lightning fast network and high performance storage solution. Field-tested to ensure optimal performance, the ZyXEL 10G switches and QNAP NAS solution pack meets the SMBs unique needs. The joint solution assures compatibility with a range of virtualization platforms offering data centers operators the reliability of a robust solution at an attractive price point.

QNAP Showcases a New Series of NAS

QNAP, Inc a global network attached storage (NAS) company announced the release of the new TS-x70 series NAS featuring an Intel i3 CPU with the latest QTS 4.0 OS with powerful storage backup, capability to stream with on the fly transcoding, integrated XBMC v12, and local video playback up to 4K resolution. In addition QNAP also unveils new powerful storage applications such as the developer's platform (App Center), innovative digital signage web server, and capacity expansion solutions by scale up and scale out.

QNAP Releases Turbo NAS TS-x21 and TS-x20 Series for Home Users

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the Turbo NAS TS-x21 and TS-x20 series for home users and home offices. The new models in the TS-x21 series are equipped with 2.0 GHz CPU, 1GB DDR3 RAM, and the TS-x20 series with 1.6 GHz CPU, 512MB DDR3 RAM. Both series deliver superior performance for daily routines in file storage, sharing, and data backup, and serve as ideal media centers for storing and sharing huge multimedia files.

The TS-x21 and TS-x20 series feature the brand-new Turbo NAS operating system QTS 4.0. The new QTS 4.0 integrates multi-window operations into the web-based user interface, adds cross-device file synchronization, several smart mobile apps, and more. In an era where almost everyone has at lease one mobile phone or tablet device, the QTS 4.0 fulfills people's needs of mobile data access and synchronization, and storage for huge quantities of data. What's more, the QTS 4.0's multi-window user interface introduces users to an unprecedented NAS management experience. In addition, the multimedia applications and multi-tasking designs not only increase management efficiency but also transform home entertainment.
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