Thursday, May 9th 2019

QNAP Introduces the QDA Series of Drive Adapters for PC and NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today introduced the QDA Series, a range of drive adapters that provide users with the ability to install various drives into their PC/workstation (Windows , Linux ) or QNAP NAS to meet various storage needs. When used with a QNAP NAS, drives installed using QDA Series drive adapters can be easily monitored using the QTS Storage Manager app.

The QDA-A2AR drive adapter accommodates two 2.5-inch SATA drives within a 3.5-inch SATA drive bay with up to 6 Gb/s file transfer speeds. No software driver is required, and it can be installed in a PC/workstation (Windows, Linux) or QNAP NAS. Supports hardware RAID, and provides a disk mode switch tool for selecting RAID modes (Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1). Windows users can use the QNAP External RAID Manager utility to view the RAID and disk information.
QDA-A2MAR drive adapter: Accommodates two M.2 2280 SATA SSDs within a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay with up to 6 Gb/s file transfer speeds. No software driver is required, and it can be installed in a PC/workstation (Windows, Linux) or QNAP NAS. Supports hardware RAID, and provides a disk mode switch tool for selecting RAID modes (Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1). Windows users can use the QNAP External RAID Manager utility to view the RAID and disk information. A high-quality metal construction assists in dissipating heat from the M.2 SSDs to ensure high performance.

QDA-UMP drive adapter: Accommodates an M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD within a 2.5-inch U.2 (SFF-8639) SSD drive bay with up to PCIe Gen3 x4 file transfer speeds. No software driver is required, and it can be installed in a PC/workstation (Windows, Linux) or QNAP NAS. Windows/Linux users can use utilities from their SSD manufacturer or third-party provider to view SSD information. The aluminum-alloy top and bottom frame assists in dissipating heat from the M.2 SSD to ensure high performance.

QDA-SA drive adapter: Designed for QNAP Enterprise ZFS NAS, and allows the use of a SATA 6Gbps drive in a 3.5-inch SAS drive bay while the SATA drive can share SAS dual-port advantages to ensure a high-availability, fault tolerant enterprise storage environment. (Sold in a pack of four. Order number: QDA-SA-4PCS).
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4 Comments on QNAP Introduces the QDA Series of Drive Adapters for PC and NAS

#1
RCG
Can I put 2 QDA-A2MAR in a QDA-A2AR to have 4x M2 SATA in a 3.5" Caddy?
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TheLostSwede
RCG, post: 4044753, member: 166278"
Can I put 2 QDA-A2MAR in a QDA-A2AR to have 4x M2 SATA in a 3.5" Caddy?
It looks like it might be possible, but you might want to ask that over at the QNAP forums.
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CheapMeat
These look really nice, on par with IcyDock. Glad to see more options out there.
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RCG
TheLostSwede, post: 4044786, member: 3382"
It looks like it might be possible, but you might want to ask that over at the QNAP forums.
I did, would love to upgrade my 4 3.5" qnap to 16 M2 SATA. Use 2tb ones on RAID 10

RCG, post: 4045066, member: 166278"
I did, would love to upgrade my 4 3.5" qnap to 16 M2 SATA. Use 2tb ones on RAID 10
Ok for those that are interested heard back from QNAP technical support. Yes you can run the 2.5" to 2*M2 adapter's in the 3.5" to 2*2.5" adapter's but you will not get the dusk information from the M2 drives and it is not officially supported
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