Monday, January 10th 2011

QNAP Unveils New Entry-level 4-drive Rack-Mounted NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers, NVR Video Surveillance Systems, and Network-based Media Players today announced expansion of their Turbo NAS lineup with the addition of the TS-419U+ rack-mounted NAS server targeted specifically at the fast-growing SMB and workgroup market segments. The TS-419U+ features 4 hot-swappable SATA hard drives with up to 8TB of total capacity (using 2TB drives) packaged in a compact 1U rack-mounted chassis. The TS-419U+ supports 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives in hot-swappable drive carriers, giving users more flexibility on selecting hard drives for installation. The TS-419U+ features a Marvell 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB of DDRIII memory, providing sustained high performance with low power consumption.
The TS-419U+ can be configured for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+ hot spare, or JBOD with online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration for high data redundancy. The TS-419U+ supports iSCSI target service with Thin Provisioning, dual Gigabit LAN ports with failover and load-balancing, and Wake on LAN. The TS-419U+ also features 4 USB ports (1 front, 3 back panel) and 2 e-SATA ports for expanding the storage capacity or backing up the NAS. The front USB port incorporates One-Touch-Copy feature that is activated by a button on the front panel of the TS-419U+ and will copy the contents of a USB device connected to the front USB port to or from the NAS instantly.

The TS-419U+ is packed with essential business features including cross-platform support for Windows®, Macintosh®, Linux, and UNIX environments, centralized backup for all computers attached to the network, recording of surveillance video from IP cameras, and advanced security features such as policy-based IP blocking, Windows Active Directory support, and much more. The TS-419U+ can be configured as an FTP server, file server, print server, and even for encrypted remote replication of another QNAP NAS on the network.

"The TS-419U+ satisfies the requirements of SMB and workgroup users who desire high performance networked storage with low acquisition cost but won’t compromise on reliability and features,” said Tony Lu, Product Manager of QNAP Systems, Inc. “The TS-419U+ offers comprehensive management tools, including scheduled power on/off,, smart fan settings, email and SMS alert, detailed event and connection logs for IT administrators to maintain the server easily. They can also view clear summary of the system status, such as CPU usage, memory, network, and system temperature.”

The TS-419U+ comes with QNAP’s V3.3 firmware, adding significant features including virtual disk drives support (up to 8 virtual disks via iSCSI expansion over the network), exclusive RAID recovery, network discovery services are enhanced with Bonjour support offering zero-configuration networking for HTTP, SAMBA, FTP, AFP, and SSH based networks. The NAS offers an AJAX-based web interface that is extremely easy to use and is broadly compatible with popular web browsers.

The TS-419U+ will be available starting in January through popular commercial distributors, resellers, and retailers globally.
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4 Comments on QNAP Unveils New Entry-level 4-drive Rack-Mounted NAS

Fishfaced Nincompoop
btarunr said:

or JBOD with online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration for high data redundancy.
Online RAID? What is that?

ALso, nothing on price. Looks pretty interesting though.
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Frick said:
Online RAID? What is that?
Online RAID refers to the array being powered on and running.
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It means the array is available and accessible while adding another drive to it.

Ex: Could purchase this unit with 3 drives, create a RAID-5 array, then when more capacity is needed, add another drive while experiencing no downtime.

This is general information about capacity expansion. Always read the manual as not all manufacturer support these features in the same way.
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I want some qnap 1/2 U ones, my openfiler nas is maxed out on 24 drives :|
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