QNAP announces a new Intel Xeon-based NAS with optional Thunderbolt 3 upgrades
Taiwan-based QNAP now offers new tower-form network-attached servers (NAS) based on the Intel Xeon W-1250. This hnn88x series also features hot-swappable 2.5 or 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps drive bays, or alternatively, houses up to 2 M.2 22110 or 2280 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSDs.
Its connectivity is handled through 2 10GBASE-T ports (1/10 gigabit Ethernet (GbE)) or 4 RJ45 ports (1/2.5GbE). They also have 3 PCIe Gen 3 expansion slots, athough 1 is occupied with the dual-port 10GBASE-T NIC. The others could be used for this OEM's Thunderbolt 3 cards, although they are separate purchases.
The new NAS products also exhibit 1 HDMI 1.4b port by default. There is also a 3.5mm dynamic microphone jack, a 3.5mm line out jack and a built-in speaker for more direct (potentially 4K) file use. They also support ZFS-based data integrity and reduction, and are also the first QuTS hero-edition QNAP devices.
The 2 new servers also have a 550W power supply. They differ in that the 16GB DDR4 RAM-enabled TVS-h1288X has 8 3.5-inch SATA drive bays and 4 2.5-inch SATA SSD bays, whereas the 32GB TVS-h1688X has 12 and 4 respectively.