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QNAP intros TS-1685 16-bay Super NAS

QNAP TS-1685 Super NAS for business with Intel Xeon D processor and 16 drive bays
QNAP TS-1685 Super NAS
This new business-class NAS features a Xeon D processor by Intel and up to 128 GB DDR4, offering support for twelve 3.5-inch hard drives and four 2.5-inch SSDs, as well as six M.2 SSD slots.

Last week, QNAP Systems unveiled a new NAS for business, namely the TS-1685. According to QNAP's product manager David Tsao, this Intel Xeon D-powered, 16-bay NAS is "a perfect choice to tackle high-bandwidth applications such as virtualization and massive data backup and recovery."

The official press release details no less than nine hardware setups, three of them using the Xeon D-1521, and the others being driven by the more powerful Xeon D-1531. The TS-1685-D1521 models feature 16 GB or 32 GB non-ECC memory, while the TS-1685-D1531 setups start with 32 GB non-ECC RAM and go all the way up to 128 GB ECC RAM and a 550 W PSU.

The common specs and features include 12X2.5"/3.5" HDD/SSD slots, 4X2.5" SSD slots, as well as 6XM.2 SATA slots, 2X10GBASE-T ports, 4XGigabit ports, 2XPCIe Gen3 slots, 3XUSB 3.0 ports, and more. The new TS-1685 supports advanced management functions, multiple virtualization environments, as well as QNAP's apps such as Qsync, QmailAgent, Notes Station, and so on.

The TS-1685 is available for purchase, but since these are powerful (and quite expensive) storage solutions for businesses, the price depends on the ordering quantity and those interested should contact QNAP sales representatives for details.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-03- 5 (Update: 2017-03- 5)