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Feb 19 2010   4:16AM GMT

QNAP NAS Devices



Posted by: Nathan Simon
Tags:
iSCSI
QNAP
RAID 5
SATA-2
SMB clients
TS-439 Pro Turbo NAS
VMware Certified

My co-worker Raj and I were going over a solution that we could present to SMB clients, and we were looking for a product that could be utilized pretty much anywhere, well i think we found such a device! QNAP a little known vendor produces some of the coolest NAS devices out there… they range from 2 drive hot-swap enclosures to a whopping 8 drives. With SATA-2 drives being 2TB, just think of how much space you can have… 14TB Raid 5 with a hot-spare, that’s crazy. The price is very affordable as well,  you have to check out the web interface. Watch the video below and let me know what you think!

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The specific device that we are looking into is the QNAP TS-439 Pro Turbo NAS. See Insert below from their website.

QNAP TS-439 Pro is the new generation 4-bay model of the worldwide award-winning Turbo NAS Series, providing superior performance for massive data sharing, powerful all-in-one business server features, advanced RAID data protection, built-in iSCSI target service, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, and rock-solid hot-swappable hard drive design for business.

Powered by Intel 1.6 GHz CPU, 1GB DDRII memory, the TS-439 Pro delivers superior performance for multiple business applications. Advanced RAID configurations, including RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 6/ 5+Spare, JBOD, Online RAID Capacity Expansion, and Online RAID Level Migration are all supported.

All in all, I would love to get my hands on one of these devices! Hey QNAP, why don’t you send me one and I can review it! :)

Have a great Friday!

-NS

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