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QNAP's New Affordable 3-bay 10GbE NAS 'TS-332X'

Published : Monday, September 3, 2018, 8:18 pm
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QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released a new quad-core 3-bay NAS – the TS-332X – that allows for building a RAID 5 array for balancing capacity and protection with the fewest disks. The TS-332X also provides a 10GbE SFP+ port, three M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, and supports SSD caching and Qtier™ auto-tiering technology to help tackle performance-demanding business operations. Featuring a minimalist design, the affordable 10GbE-ready TS-332X can easily fit any commercial space.

“The TS-332X is a small NAS, but it is packed full of competitive features,“ said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, continuing “It allows for RAID 5 protection in a budget configuration, supports M.2 SATA SSDs, and performs efficient tiered storage. It is a cost-effective 10GbE NAS that empowers even the most budget-conscious small offices to upgrade their entire IT infrastructure.”

The TS-332X uses an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57 processor, features 2GB/4GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), and comes with a 10GbE SFP+ port to provide compatibility with high-speed networks to empower large-data applications, fast backup/restoration, and containerized applications. The TS-332X sports a stylish and elegant look with an industrial design concept to provide effective airflow and cooling, and its tool-less 3.5-inch hard drive installation allows easier system setup and maintenance.

The TS-332X supports up to three SATA 6Gb/s M.2 SSDs with 2280 form factors (sold separately), allowing users to create a high-capacity SSD cache for boosting IOPS-demanding applications, or RAID 5 tiered storage with balanced performance and redundancy protection. Coupled with QNAP’s Qtier technology that empowers the NAS with auto tiering, storage efficiency is optimized constantly across M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs, and high-capacity HDDs with improved overall system performance.

The TS-332X runs the intelligent QTS operation system that simplifies NAS management with greater flexibility and efficiency. Block-based snapshots enable comprehensive data protection and instant restoration, providing a modern way for users to effectively mitigate the threat of ransomware. As an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and centralized management, the TS-332X is a productivity boost for daily tasks. Users can install various apps from the App Center to extend NAS functionalities, such as Container Station for LXC and Docker® containerized applications, QmailAgent to centralize email account management, and QVR Pro to create a professional video surveillance system (with 8 free IP camera channels, and expandable up to 16 channels with optional licenses).

With VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), the unused storage capacity of TS-332X can be mounted using iSCSI as a virtual disk of other QNAP NAS. It is a great benefit for organizations with multiple QNAP NAS and helps achieve optimal capacity utilization in a cost-effective way.

Key specifications

TS-332X-4G: 4GB DDR4 RAM, upgradable to 16GB
TS-332X-2G: 2GB DDR4 RAM, upgradable to 16GB
3-bay tower model; AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57 processor, 64-bit; hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps HDD/SSD; 3x M.2 2280 SATA 6Gbps SSD slots; 1x 10GbE SFP+ LAN port; 2x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports; 3x USB 3.0 ports; 1x 3.5mm line-out audio jack; built-in speaker.

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