Monday, May 18th 2020

QNAP Launches Budget-Friendly 2-Bay TS-230 NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the new lightweight, quiet, and feature-rich TS-230 NAS that can easily fit into any living environment. Adorned with a refreshing baby blue hue, the TS-230 is ideal for home and daily central storage, back up, photo and video sharing. All digital assets on the TS-230 are securely protected by the powerful snapshot function. Coupled with multimedia apps and transcoding feature support, the TS-230 is an ideal entry-level NAS for creating a smart and fun lifestyle.

The TS-230 uses a Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and built-in 2 GB DDR4 RAM for meeting personal and home NAS applications. It provides one Gigabit port and supports SATA6 Gbps disk drives, AES-256 encryption, and SSD caching. The cooling fan uses an HDB type Sintetico bearing fan for maintaining high airflow and low noise, providing better cooling for the TS-230 to ensure constant system operation. The tool-less hard drive installation makes TS-230 setup easy even for a NAS newbie.

"Most users expect tech gadgets to have pragmatic functions and aesthetic designs," said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "The elegant blue TS-230 NAS sleek and stylish design not only allows it to perfectly fit into the living environment without occupying much space, but the user-friendly lightweight device also fully supports file storage, management, security, and multimedia applications. The TS-230 is an ideal budget NAS choice for personal and home usage."

The TS-230 features intelligent QTS operating system that supports comprehensive file storage, sharing, backup, synchronization, and data protection. Users can regularly back up Windows or macOS data to the TS-230 for centralized management and file sharing, while utilizing the HBS app to back up NAS data to the cloud. The NAS capability for creating multiple snapshot versions is pragmatic for protecting data against encryption-based locker viruses, and recovering data quickly and easily back to a specific period. More useful features include Qfiling for automated file organization, Qsirch for quick searches of specific files or pictures by keyword or color, Qsync for synchronizing files across multiple devices, such as NAS, mobile devices, computers, and mobile apps for remote NAS access with increased productivity at work and home.

Moreover, the TS-230 can perform as a home media hub. It supports Plex for media streaming and 4K (H.264) real-time transcoding for converting videos to universal file formats that can be played smoothly on multiple devices. The AI-powered QuMagie app brings intelligent and streamlined photo management by automatically organizing AI AIbums. Combined with its companion app QuMagie Mobile, users can easily browse NAS photos anytime anywhere. The built-in QTS App Center provides more install-on-demand apps, including tools for backup/sync, content management, communications, download, and entertainment, for extending NAS functionalities. For Docker users, installing Container Station on the TS-230 can facilitate containerized applications, such as smart homes or multimedia applications.

Key specifications

TS-230 2-bay tower model
  • Realtek RTD1296 quad-core 1.4 GHz processor
  • 2 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Supports 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps HDD/SSD
  • 1x RJ45 Gigabit port
  • 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
  • 1x USB 2.0 port
  • 1x 8 cm quiet fan
Source: QNAP
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