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QNAP launches SAS-Enabled & 2.5-Inch High Density Turbo NAS devices

QNAP unveils five new SAS-Enabled Turbo NAS models equipped with quad-core Intel Xeon processors.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Mon, Oct 7 2013 10:38 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:20 PM CST

QNAP recently launched five new business-class, SAS-enabled Turbo NAS models including three devices that support 2.5-inch high-density drives. The new TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP and TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP support SAS and SATA 6Gbps hard drives while the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP, SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP and SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP feature support for 2.5-inch hard drives.

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All five of the new models feature a quad-core Intel Xeon processor that is clocked in at 3.4GHz, and things are kept nice and smooth by 8GB of DDR3 ECC RAM. Each of the new Turbo NAS devices feature a 10GbE network connection, SSD caching, and enterprise level SAS hard drives.

"The new SAS-enabled Turbo NAS models support enterprise-level SAS hard drives that will greatly satisfy performance-demanding businesses," said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP. "The new models also support lower cost high-capacity SATA hard drives for large data archiving and high-speed, high stability SSDs for I/O-intensive operations. With the new SAS-enabled Turbo NAS, businesses can enjoy great flexibility in hard drive selection."

Each of the devices are easily expandable by connecting QNAP RAID expansion enclosures, and over 400TB of data storage can be featured by using this method. All five of the new Turbo NAS devices are capable of supporting any of the following server virtualization solutions: VMware vSphere™ 5.1 and Citrix XenServer™, and are compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012. The support of VMware VAAI, QNAP vSphere Client plug-in, Microsoft ODX, and QNAP SMI-S.

QNAP says that all five SAS-Enabled Turbo NAS devices are now available and more information can be found online on the company's website which is listed as a source below. No pricing information was provided at the time of this writing. Below is a list of each of the new devices specifications.

  • TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP: 16-drive 3U rackmount unit, Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4 GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM (expandable to 16GB), 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready (optional purchase), supports 3.5"/2.5" SAS/SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x storage expansion port, 2x PCle expansion slot, 2x USB 3.0 port
  • TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP: 12-drive 2U rackmount unit, Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4 GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 16GB), 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready (optional purchase), supports 3.5"/2.5" SAS/SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 2x storage expansion port, 2x PCle expansion slot, 2x USB 3.0 port
  • SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP: 24-drive 2U rackmount unit, Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4 GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 16GB), 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready (optional purchase), supports 2.5" SAS/SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 1x storage expansion port, 2x PCle expansion slot, 2x USB 3.0 port
  • SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP: 18-drive 2U rackmount unit, Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4 GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 16GB), 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready (optional purchase), supports 2.5" SAS/SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 1x storage expansion port, 2x PCle expansion slot, 2x USB 3.0 port
  • SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP: 12-drive 2U rackmount unit, Quad-Core Intel Xeon 3.4 GHz Processor, 8GB DDR3 RAM (expandable to 16GB), 4x Gigabit LAN ports, 10GbE ready (optional purchase), supports 2.5" SAS/SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD, hard drives hot-swappable, 1x storage expansion port, 2x PCle expansion slot, 2x USB 3.0 port
NEWS SOURCE:qnap.com

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