The manufacturer of NAS servers QNAP, has launched new NAS servers for racks with a really interesting value for money, in addition, it incorporates a very efficient and powerful hardware with AMD Ryzen as processors, and a Multigigabit connectivity with 2.5GbE ports . Do you want to know all the characteristics of these new NAS servers for SMEs?
Key Features of the New QNAP TS-x73AU Series
This new series of QNAP NAS servers is made up of a total of four different models, all of them have the same hardware, but differ in the number of bays to house hard drives inside. The processor of these NAS servers is the AMD Ryzen V1500B , a Quad-Core processor with a total of 8 threads running at 2.2GHz speed , in addition, it incorporates AES-NI hardware encryption acceleration , therefore, we can transfer data with secure transfer protocols like FTPES or SFTP as fast as if they were not encrypted. Along with this processor, we find a maximum of 32GB of DDR4 RAM in Dual-Channel, so we will have enough RAM for the virtualization of operating systems.
Depending on the NAS server model chosen, we have at our disposal a PCIe 3.0 x8 slot , ideal for installing a graphics card (GPU) and having hardware video transcoding, and we can even provide a GPU to one of the virtualized operating systems for the video rendering. We also have NAS with two PCIe 3.0 x4 slots to expand the functionalities of this NAS server, such as installing a QM2 card to perform SSD cache or use Qtier technology, of course, we could also install 10G network cards to greatly increase the bandwidth available in the local network, and even Fiber Channel cards as they are also supported.
At the connectivity level, this NAS server has two 2.5GbE Multigigabit ports , so we can transfer information at a speed of up to 5Gbps if we use Link Aggregation and switches compatible with these Multigigabit speeds. Taking into account the hardware of the NAS, it is almost essential to install a 10G network card to get the most out of it, although this will depend on how we use the NAS server and if we are really going to have a bottleneck with it. connectivity at 5Gbps maximum.
Other important features are the incorporation of two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (at 10Gbps) type C and a type A port, in addition, we also have a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port (at 5Gbps) type A. These ports will allow us to connect expansion units easily, and even external hard drives for backup within the NAS server.
Models available in this new series of NAS servers
- TS-873AU : it has a total of 8 bays with SATA3 interface, it has no redundant power supply, and it has a PCIe 3.0 x8 port.
- TS-873AU-RP : it has a total of 8 bays with SATA3 interface, it has a redundant power supply, and it has a PCIe 3.0 x8 port.
- TS-1273AU-RP : it has a total of 12 bays with SATA3 interface, it has a redundant power supply, and it has two PCIe 3.0 x4 ports.
- TS-1673AU-RP : it has a total of 16 bays with SATA3 interface, it has a redundant power supply, and it has two PCIe 3.0 x4 ports.
As you have seen, these new NAS servers have everything necessary to act as the main server in SMEs, with several models to adapt to the needs of companies and also to their budget.