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QNAP announces a new Intel Xeon-based NAS with optional Thunderbolt 3 upgrades

The new QNAP servers. (Source: QNAP)
The new QNAP servers. (Source: QNAP)
QNAP has launched the TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X, 2 new enterprise-grade NAS servers with the Intel Xeon W-1250 6-core/12-thread processor. They are also compatible with PCIe Gen 3 cards that can augment them with up to 4 Thunderbolt 3 ports. These storage solutions are also the first to launch with the new QuTS hero OS.

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.

The h1288X has 5 USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports (2 of which are type C), while the h1688X has 6 (4 of which are type A). They are available to buy from QNAP's per-region official partners from now.




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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-11-25 (Update: 2020-11-25)