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QNAP Launches 24-bay U.2 NVMe NAS Featuring 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today introduced the lightning-fast NVMe all-flash TS-h2490FU. With 24 drive bays for U.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD, the TS-h2490FU provides up to 472K/205K iSCSI 4K random read/write IOPS with ultra-low latency. Equipped with four 25 GbE SFP28 and two 2.5 GbE RJ45 LAN ports, five PCIe Gen 4 slots, and 1100 W redundant power supplies, the TS-h2490FU provides exceptional hardware and connectivity. The ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system also includes powerful applications for data reduction and SSD optimization, ensuring that SSD performance and lifespan is maximized for mission-critical virtualized workloads and data centers with all-flash investments.

TerraMaster Launches 4-Bay F4-210 NAS For Personal Cloud Storage

TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products including network-attached storage (NAS) devices,launches the F4-210 1 GB version, the same 4-bay NAS for personal cloud storage at a more affordable price. The TerraMaster F4-210 is just a portion of the price of an Intel-based NAS device. The F4-210 supports up to 108 TB of storage and supports 3.5" SATA hard drives and 2.5" SATA hard drives and solid-state drives.

The TerraMaster F4-210 is perfect for users that are looking for a powerful personal cloud storage solution without a hefty investment. Costing just half the price of an equivalent Intel x86 quad-core processor-based NAS storage, the F4-210 can deliver modest read/write speeds of up to 124 MB/s with two WD Red 4 TB hard drives in RAID 0. The F4-210 supports various private cloud services including Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

TerraMaster Launches F4-210 NAS for Personal Cloud Storage

TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products including network-attached storage (NAS) devices, launches the F4-210 1 GB version, the same 4-bay NAS for personal cloud storage at a more affordable price. The TerraMaster F4-210 is just a portion of the price of an Intel-based NAS device. The F4-210 supports up to 108 TB of storage and supports 3.5" SATA hard drives and 2.5" SATA hard drives and solid-state drives.

The TerraMaster F4-210 is perfect for users that are looking for a powerful personal cloud storage solution without a hefty investment. Costing just half the price of an equivalent Intel x86 quad-core processor-based NAS storage, the F4-210 can deliver modest read/write speeds of up to 124 MB/s with two WD Red 4 TB hard drives in RAID 0. The F4-210 supports various private cloud services including Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive.

Synology Unveils 6-Bay AMD Ryzen DS1621+ NAS

Synology Inc. today introduced the next generation 6-bay DiskStation NAS, the DS1621+, designed for high-performance data storage and management. A compact powerhouse, the DS1621+ enables content creators and businesses to store and protect large quantities of data effortlessly. The DS1621+ is by far the most powerful Plus series yet. Its quad-core AMD Ryzen processor features the next-generation "Zen" architecture, delivering over 2x more processing power.

"Our customers, more than ever, are relying on Synology storage solutions to store and directly utilize critical data, whether for business or personal use," said Hewitt Lee, Director of Synology Product Management Group. "DS1621+ is designed to be a versatile solution that empowers content creators and collectors by not only providing fast, reliable, and high-capacity storage, but also simplifying IT with effortless backups for PCs and virtual machines."

QNAP Introduces 4-bay TS-451D2 Intel J4025 Dual-core NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the four-bay TS-451D2 NAS, a data management solution with high storage potential for home and small business users. The TS-451D2 is powered by an Intel Celeron J4025 dual-core 2.0 GHz processor (burst up to 2.9 GHz) and is available with 2 GB or 4 GB DDR4 memory (supports up to 8 GB dual-channel). The TS-451D2 also features Intel AES-NI encryption, 4K media streaming, real-time transcoding, and 4K HDMI 2.0 output, delivering a seamless multimedia experience while emphasizing data security.

"With high performance, power saving, storage expandability, and multi-functional capabilities, the TS-451D2 is a great choice for digital homes and businesses looking for file management and remote access solutions," said Jason Hsu, Product Manager at QNAP, adding "the TS-451D2 can also serve as an multimedia server and allows for easy remote access using a wide range of companion mobile apps."

Western Digital Announces Next-Gen WD_Black Gaming Storage Portfolio

Western Digital Corp. is helping gamers enhance their setups and adapt to the evolving gaming landscape heralded by the next generation of games with today's introduction of three new and upcoming products for its WD_BLACK portfolio of storage solutions. These include its first NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) with next-gen PCIe Gen 4 technology, a fully bootable Gen3 x8 add-in-card and a Thunderbolt 3-powered NVMe SSD gaming dock, each offering eye-catching RGB lighting options.

"As game developers move towards creating immersive titles that require higher performance, consumers need to equip themselves with the best tools to stay up-to-speed," said Jim Welsh, senior vice president, Consumer Solutions, Western Digital. "Innovative, high-performance storage solutions are essential to keep up with this ever-changing landscape. Our latest WD_BLACK products have been purpose-built to allow gamers to meet the increasingly high standards of future games and gaming platforms. We've optimized these products to not only provide more storage for gamers but to elevate the gaming experience as a whole."

Marvell Launches Industry's First Native NVMe RAID Accelerator

Marvell (NASDAQ: MRVL) today introduced the industry's first native NVMe RAID 1 accelerator, a state-of-the-art technology for virtualized, multi-tenant cloud and enterprise data center environments which demand optimized reliability, efficiency, and performance. Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) is the first of Marvell's partners to support the new accelerator in the HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device offered on select HPE ProLiant servers and HPE Apollo systems.

As the industry transitions from legacy SAS and SATA to NVMe SSDs, Marvell's offering helps data centers fast-track the move to higher performance flash storage. The innovative accelerator lowers data center total cost of ownership (TCO) by offloading RAID 1 processing from costly and precious server CPU resources, maximizing application processing performance. IT organizations can now deploy a "plug-and-play," NVMe-based OS boot solution, like the HPE NS204i-p NVMe OS Boot Device, that protects the integrity of flash data storage while delivering an optimized, application-level user experience.

Western Digital Expands WD Purple Line of Surveillance Storage Solutions

Enabling customers to design and build solutions for a variety of smart video workloads, Western Digital Corp. (NASDAQ: WDC) today announced its expanded family of WD Purple storage solutions, including the industry's highest capacity 18 TB surveillance HDD for DVRs, NVRs and analytics appliances, and the 1 TB WD Purple SC QD101 microSD card for AI-enabled cameras. Setting the bar for smart video applications, all WD Purple drives are optimized to help reduce frame loss and pixelation, improve overall video playback and enhance streaming for 24x7 workloads - from ingest to backup and long-term storage - as the industry broadens the use of deep learning and analytics.

From commercial buildings to municipalities, businesses are accelerating adoption of AI and deep learning to enable automation and better efficiencies that ultimately help create a safer and better experience for employees, customers and communities. Deep learning algorithms, hungry for data generated by IoT and edge ecosystems, demand higher resolution for better accuracy, increasing the need for storage capacity in cameras and NVRs. In its recent report, Video Surveillance & Analytics Intelligence Service, July 2020, Omdia states that shipments of cameras enabled with deep learning algorithms will continue growing at a five-year (2019-2024) CAGR of 67 percent, and NVRs enabled with deep-learning analytics will grow at 37 percent. Meanwhile, video analytics appliances shipments are expected to grow at 43 percent. In addition, a 2020 Western Digital-commissioned survey of North American security system integration companies found that 76 percent of them see video analytics and AI as playing an ever-increasing role in their deployments.

Seagate Delivers Enterprise-Ready Exos 18 TB Hard Drive Designed for Hyperscale Applications

Seagate Technology plc (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced it is shipping 18 TB helium-based enterprise drives in volume as part of the Exos X18 family. The new drive delivers high performance and mass capacity for hyperscale data centers to efficiently and cost-effectively manage ever-increasing amounts of data. Additionally, Seagate's Enterprise Data Solutions launched the new Exos Application Platform (AP) 2U12 as well as a new controller for the company's AP 4U100 systems.

The need for hyperscale and cloud storage solutions continues to rise to unprecedented levels with the ever-increasing growth in data generation. According to a recent Seagate report, Rethink Data, enterprise data is expected to grow at an average rate of 42.2% over the next two years. The survey was conducted by IDC, which also forecast the global datasphere will reach a staggering 175ZB by 2025 in a previous IDC whitepaper sponsored by Seagate. The high-capacity Exos X18 supports this expanding need for data storage.

18TB Seagate Ironwolf Drives Now Certified for Use on ASUSTOR NAS

ASUSTOR Inc. today is proud to announce that Seagate's ST18000NE000 IronWolf Pro 18 TB hard drives have been rigorously tested and are now certified for use with a variety of ASUSTOR NAS devices. Owners of the AS4002T, AS4004T, AS5202T, AS5304T and Lockerstor 2, 4, 8 and 10 NAS devices are supported with more devices on the way.
With an increasing amount of data generated by businesses and individuals, ASUSTOR NAS owners are also demanding higher hard drive capacities and performance. ASUSTOR continuously tests hard drives to ensure maximum compatibility to provide owners with peace of mind when selecting hard drives for their NAS. With ASUSTOR's latest range of high-performance Lockerstor series of NAS, it not only provides a wide range of configurations, but also provides smoother, faster and safer data accessibility ensuring that ASUSTOR NAS device satisfy the needs of and homes and businesses.

PROMISE Technology Announces PegasusPro Fusion Storage

PROMISE Technology Inc., the leading storage solutions provider, declared a breakthrough in data storage today, with the development of PegasusPro. The world's first data storage solution to solve the incompatibility of block-based Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) and file-based Network Attached Storage (NAS).

PegasusPro is set to revolutionize the data storage industry by offering unprecedented convenience for users as they click to convert, collaborate and transfer data at lightning speed. With FileBoost technology, PegasusPro leaps over technological hurdles to deliver a true Thunderbolt 3 DAS and NAS fusion system for a major improvement in workflow efficiency for digital media collaboration. PegasusPro is designed to enable rapid data transfer from DAS to NAS and vice-versa, a huge time saving performance improvement that is unique in the industry. Multiple team members can connect directly to PegasusPro via Thunderbolt 3, on 4K or even 8K productions; and simultaneously share their work with other team contributors over 10G NAS; all done using a simple, intuitive user interface 'PROMISE Utility Pro' after a quick and easy one-time setup procedure.

Synology Introduces 10 GbE DiskStation DS1621xs+ NAS

Synology Inc. launched DiskStation DS1621xs+, redefining performance expectations in a compact tower form-factor. Pairing a quad-core Xeon processor together with ECC memory and onboard 10 GbE, the DS1621xs+ raises the bar for high-performance data storage and management. The DS1621xs+ shares a powerful Xeon processor found in some of our datacenter bound devices, but now in an 11.5L chassis.

Over 3.1 GB/s seq. read and 1.8 GB/s seq. write performance means you can tackle larger data sets and handle more users, even quicker than before. We also paired it with ECC memory for maximum dependability. Together with Btrfs and our comprehensive data backup options, your data is in safe hands. Six internal 3.5" bays enable up to 96 TB of raw storage capacity. When that's not enough, bump that up to 256 TB, on-demand, by adding on two additional DX517 expansion units for a total of 16 drives.

QNAP Launches Quad-core TS-x32PXU Series Rackmount NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc, a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the TS-x32PXU series Rackmount NAS which includes 4-bay, 8-bay and 12-bay models. The TS-x32PXU features high-speed 10 GbE SFP+ and 2.5 GbE RJ45 connectivity, a PCIe Gen2 x2 slot for flexible SSD caching with a QM2 card or adding network ports, while also providing a wide range of applications for SaaS backup, cloud backup, and cloud storage gateways. The TS-x32PXU series makes it easier for SMB IT staff to deploy high-performance hybrid-cloud environments to accelerate digital transformation.

The TS-x32PXU series is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, supports up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM, and features two 10 GbE SFP+ and two 2.5 GbE RJ45 ports for high-speed storage, backup, sharing, and streamlined team collaborative workflows. Coupled with a QNAP QSW series switch, users can easily build a 10 GbE network environment and allocate bandwidth more efficiently.

QNAP Join Forces with CAYIN to Release MediaSign Player, Adding HEIF/HEVC Support to NAS Servers

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today announced that QNAP NAS now supports CAYIN MediaSign Player. Developed by QNAP's strategic partner CAYIN Technology, MediaSign Player increases the multimedia capabilities of QNAP NAS, and can be downloaded from the QTS App Center. Licenses for MediaSign Player can be purchased from the QNAP Software Store to add support for HEIF/ HEVC file formats and video transcoding.

HEIF/ HEVC formats are the current mainstream image and video formats on mobile devices and feature better compression than standard JPEG and H.264 formats. QNAP users can upload their mobile photos/videos in HEIF/ HEVC formats to their NAS and directly view them, or transcode HEVC files to MP4 (H.264) to directly play them using CAYIN MediaSign Player's Plus license plan. QNAP NAS also provides a range of other multimedia apps (including Video Station, File Station and QuMagie) to enjoy photos, music, and videos.

QNAP Launches High-speed Dual Band Wi-Fi 6 PCIe card for NAS and PC

Stepping into the Wi-Fi 6 era, QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today released the QXP-W6-AX200 dual band Wi-Fi 6 PCIe network card for NAS and PC. The QXP-W6-AX200 supports the IEEE 802.11ax standard (backward compatible with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac), MIMO 2Tx2R, MU-MIMO TX/RX, and can be installed in a QNAP NAS, or Windows /Linux PC to provide fast Wi-Fi 6 connectivity. When installed in a Windows PC, the QXP-W6-AX200 also provides Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

The QXP-W6-AX200 is a PCIe Gen 2x1 Wi-Fi 6 adapter with an Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 module, providing speeds of up to 2400 Mbps - significantly faster than Wi-Fi 5. The new antenna design supports dual band 802.11ax 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, and the multiple angle tilt and magnetic base provides the best signal strength direction and location.

Western Digital Sets a New Standard in Data Protection with Ground-Breaking ArmorLock Security Platform

Underscoring its mission to enable the world to solve its biggest data challenges by building a data infrastructure with next-gen security, Western Digital (NASDAQ: WDC) today introduced the ArmorLock Security Platform. A data encryption platform that rethinks how data security should be done, the ArmorLock Security Platform was created to help with the diverse security demands of data-centric and content-critical storage use cases in industries as varied as finance, government, healthcare, IT enterprise, legal, and media and entertainment. As data security concerns continue to rise in visibility, Western Digital plans to apply the platform across a range of storage solutions.

The first product to leverage this advanced technology, the new G-Technology ArmorLock encrypted NVMe SSD, is designed to deliver an easy-to-use, high-performance, high-grade security storage solution for creators in the media and entertainment industry. Facing the threat of hijacked media files and leaked films, studios, agencies, and especially investors are demanding a better way to protect critical content. While much of the industry's focus has been on cloud security, data often remains vulnerable on the portable storage devices holding critical commercial content.

Seagate Updates IronWolf and IronWolf Pro NAS HDD Portfolio with New 18TB HDD and two new SSDs

Seagate Technology, a world leader in data storage and management solutions, today announced the results of a global survey of 3,000 small and medium sized business (SMB) decision-makers. The survey, commissioned by Seagate, reveals that despite economic headwinds, existing SMB IT infrastructure for many SMBs has shown resilience, and a majority of SMBs believe business data will play an important role in their long-term recovery plans. The company also announced an update to its IronWolf and IronWolf Pro Network Attached Storage (NAS) drive lines, aimed at home and small office environments, with new 18 TB capacity HDD and new SATA SSD models. These new drives deliver unrivaled speed, capacity, and stamina to bring reliable, scalable, and consistent performance to NAS solutions.

Despite the rapid and unexpected shift to remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic, existing SMB IT infrastructure proved resilient, according to Seagate research. More than half (54%) of SMB decision-makers reported no difficulty in accessing files or company data remotely, and 61% reported similar productivity levels to when their employees are in the office. 45% of SMB decision-makers reported their company's existing data infrastructure was more resilient than expected during the pandemic. All SMBs included in the study have fewer than 250 employees, and the majority have fewer than 50.

QNAP Introduces the TS-x73AU Rackmount NAS Series

QNAP Systems Inc, a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, unveiled the rackmount TS-x73AU NAS Series with high-performance and energy-efficient AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 series V1500B 4-core/8-thread, 2.2 GHz processors.

With dual-port 2.5 GbE transmission and the ability to natively host virtual machines and containers while performing as an all-in-one server protected by key snapshot and backup technologies, the Ryzen CPU-powered TS-x73AU Series meets the most-demanding needs of enterprises. With PCIe expansion, additional functions can be added to the TS-x73AU Series (including 10 GbE, M.2 SSD caching or Fibre Channel support). The TS-x73AU Series is available in 8, 12 and 16-bay models with single and redundant power supply options.

Synology Introduces 5-Bay DiskStation DS1520+ NAS

Synology has recently announced the 5-bay DiskStation DS1520+ NAS, as a replacement for the DiskStation DS1019+. The DS1520+ NAS features a quad-core Intel Celeron J4125 clocked at 2.0 GHz base and 2.7 GHz boost, paired with 8 GB DDR4 memory. This processor upgrade should offer a roughly 20% performance increase in responsiveness and indexing. The DiskStation DS1520+ supports 80 TB raw internal storage along with dual Dual M.2 2280 NVMe SSD cache slots. The DiskStation DS1520+ can be expanded to 15 bays with the DX517 and features quad gigabit Ethernet ports with Link Aggregation / Failover support. The DS1520+ is targeted towards home and small office environments and will likely retail for a similar price of the DS1019+.

QNAP Launches USB 3.2 Gen 2 Dual-port PCIe Expansion Card for NAS and PC

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the QXP-10G2U3A - a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Dual-port PCIe Expansion Card which provides speeds of up to 10 Gbps. QNAP USB 3.2 Gen 2 Expansion Cards can be installed in QNAP NAS with a PCIe slot, or Windows /Linux desktops/servers to enable faster connections to modern USB devices.

The QXP-10G2U3A includes two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A ports, with each port providing up to 10 Gbps data transfer speeds. It supports the USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) to facilitate fast file-sharing data transfers, uses advanced low-power processes, and follows standard PCIe/USB bus Power Management to optimize power consumption. The QXP-10G2U3A also supports overcurrent detection and short circuit protection.

Apacer Launches NAS SSDs with Durability and High Performance

In response to the long-distance business opportunities in the era of 5G IoT, and the trend towards storage of massive amounts of data, Apacer, a leading industrial storage and memory brand, has launched SSDs tailored specifically for network attached storage (NAS) applications. Apacer has been deeply involved in the field of industrial memory for more than 20 years, focusing on the development of non-volatile flash memory and SSD applications, and providing highly customized industrial-grade storage and memory solutions.

Considering NAS users' stringent data storage and security requirements, Apacer's NAS SSDs combine high durability, high efficiency, high reliability, and silent operation. They make it easy to quickly upgrade from traditional hard drives or ordinary SSDs, and create security and reliability for home office or small-and-medium-business (SMB) NAS applications.

QNAP Announces QVR Face for NVR and NAS: Facial Recognition Solution

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today announced that its rackmount NAS models now support QVR Face, the QNAP NAS-based smart facial recognition solution. Users can leverage QVR Face's analytics data with a solution from QNAP's strategic partner - CAYIN CMS Station - to provide smart retail signage solutions.

The QVR Face smart facial recognition solution provides real-time video analytics from RTSP video streams and user-uploaded photos. The analytics provided by QVR Face can be used for configuring profiles, groups, and event notifications for instant facial recognition. QVR Face is ideal for door access management, attendance management, and smart retail services.

QNAP Launches Single-port 2.5 GbE PCIe Card for NAS and PC

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the QXG-2G1T-I225 PCIe network card. Providing single-port 2.5GBASE-T connectivity that supports 2.5G, 1G, 100 Mbps and 10 Mbps network speeds, the QXG-2G1T-I225 is a PCIe 2.0 x1 card that can be installed in a QNAP NAS or a Windows /Linux PC. Existing CAT 5e cables can be used with the QXG-2G1T-I225 to provide an immediate upgrade to 2.5 GbE networking. The QXG-2G1T-I225 also supports Windows Server 2019 and provides efficient server management with support for Intel Teaming (Link aggregation), PXE, Intel AMT, Wake on LAN, and VLAN.

"The QXG-2G1T-I225 represents QNAP's commitment to providing affordable 2.5 GbE solutions. By using existing CAT 5e cables, users can immediately benefit from 2.5 GbE by pairing their QXG-2G1T-I225 with a 2.5 GbE switch and NAS." said Stanley Huang, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "2.5 GbE provides immediate benefits to both home and business users across a wide range of applications - including gaming, multimedia, virtualization, backup, and general everyday usage. QNAP's 2.5 GbE solutions represent the easiest and most wallet-friendly way to adopt high-speed networking."

TerraMaster Launches All-New Duple Backup Application

TerraMaster, a professional brand that specializes in providing innovative storage products, including network attached storage (NAS) and direct attached storage (DAS), announces the availability of the Duple Backup Application. The backup tool is now available at the TOS Application suite for download.

The Duple Backup application is independently developed by TerraMaster, exclusive for TerraMaster storage devices. It supports scheduled backup, incremental backup, and multi-version backup, and has a one-key restore function. The backup tool provides the user with a variety of methods to remotely backup folders or iSCSI LUNs. It also comes with a convenient one-key restore function for restoring stored backups.

QNAP Releases HybridMount 1.2, Enabling Users to Locally Mount Remote Server Folders

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today released HybridMount 1.2, which allows users to mount folders from remote servers on a local NAS to act as local shared folders. HybridMount allows NAS users to access mounted remote folders based on local access rights, making it an ideal remote file sharing solution for multi-site workplaces and international companies.

"Remote folders that were mounted on a local NAS through HybridMount were previously only accessible to those who performed the mounting task. From HybridMount 1.2, IT staff can set access permissions to mounted remote folders for local users, allowing their entire organization to benefit from greater file sharing convenience and coordinated access to cloud-based files," said Josh Chen, Product Manager of QNAP.
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