QNAP releases a NAS with more computing power than my desktop

QNAP releases a new 5-bay NAS that blows my PC specifications out of the water - 16GB of DDR3 RAM!

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Published Sat, May 30 2015 2:12 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:07 PM CST

Don't you just love spare or backup computers? It's sad but true that I'm currently rocking an AMD quad-core and 4GB of DDR2 RAM thanks to my main desktop motherboard recently dieing after 4 years of long hard service.

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In comes QNAP to make me feel really inadequate with its new AMD-powered TS-563 NAS. Sporting an "AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core 2.0GHz SoC processor and up to 16GB RAM," this 5-bay NAS was announced in a recently issued press release.

QNAP's senior director of marketing Dilip Ramachandran says that the AMD G-Series SOC has been chosen because it "offers a low power solution delivering high performance at attractive cost levels," with the release further explaining that this 64-bit AMD Embedded chip is coupled with SATA 6Gb/s support, 2x 1GbE LAN ports and more.

Capable of speeds up to 1,506 Mb/s through an expandable 2 x 10 GbE setup, this system also comes in 2GB and 8GB RAM models, all sporting DDR3.

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