QNAP has announced a trio of new slim NAS devices, the 4-bay TS-451S & TS-453S Pro, and 8-bay TS-853S Pro. These devices are significantly smaller, lighter, and more power efficient than QNAP’s existing 4 & 8-bay units. The slim units achieve this size reduction by trading out the 3.5″ server grade drives for 2.5″ SSD. If you want more storage, but are willing to give up the speed, you can also use 2.5 hard drives.
The TS-451 should be available to end users shortly. No word on the Pro devices or pricing.
QNAP Introduces High-Performance 2.5″ SSD
NAS models: TS-451S, TS-453S Pro and TS-853S Pro
Taipei, Taiwan, November 28, 2014 – Responding to the booming development of SSDs and the growing demands from users, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has announced the TS-451S Turbo NAS, a 4-bay NAS that is optimized for high-density 2.5″ SSDs and features an Intel®Celeron® 2.41GHz processor. Meanwhile, QNAP’s powerful SS-x53 Pro series (SMB models that are optimized for high-density SATA 6Gb/s 2.5″ SSDs) have been renamed the TS-453S Pro (4-bay) and TS-853S Pro (8-bay) respectively to assist users in quickly recognizing different options in the same product category.
“Users can enjoy numerous benefits when using SSDs in a Turbo NAS, including a smaller physical size to host at least 4 SSDs, higher-density storage capacity, RAID 5 configuration for data protection, quieter system operations, a home theater multimedia experience with the HD Station, and the exclusive QvPC Technology that allows the Turbo NAS to be used as a PC,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. The TS-x53S Pro series can also work silently and reliably with 2.5″ hard drives as well.
“The new SSD NAS series features an exclusive hardware design that allows users to easily upgrade their RAM to enjoy smoother multi-tasking operations, especially for heavy users who run lots of multimedia applications,” added Hsu.
Compared to the 3.5″-drive-designed TS-453 Pro, the TS-453S Pro provides a more affordable price, takes up half the physical space, and when exclusively using SSDs delivers 4,000+ IOPS (random read/write) at the equivalent total cost of a non-SSD NAS.
The TS-451S will be distributed to QNAP’s worldwide sales channels immediately and should be available for end users within a month. For more information please visit www.qnap.com.
QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.