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QNAP releases a new personal/home multi-bay NAS server

The new QNAP TS-x31K series. (Source: QNAP)
The new QNAP TS-x31K series. (Source: QNAP)
QNAP Systems has debuted its new 1.7GHz TS-x31K series for network-attached storage (NAS) of a residential or private magnitude. It comes in 1- to 4-bay SKUs, each of which supports Gigabit Ethernet and SATA 6Gb/s. They also all have AES-256 bit encryption and lockable bays.

In these days of ever-lengthening self-isolation, many households may benefit from its own data-storage set-up with options on a private cloud into the bargain - as may the individuals within them, for that matter. QNAP claims that its new TS-x31K series offers just such a solution.

These new NAS models are finished in the same white and muted blue housing that "blends in with any home décor and takes up very little space" and supports tool-less drive installation. Inside, it packs a new Alpine AL-214 1.7GHz quad-core processor developed by Annapurna Labs for "excellence" in its use-case. This chip is paired with 1GB of RAM.

The TS-x31K series allows for a Gigabit LAN via the requisite Ethernet port. 1 of these is found on the new line's 1-bay variant (the TS-131K), whereas the 2- and 4-bay SKUs (the TS-231K and TS-431K respectively) have 2 each.

These new QNAP home NAS towers are stocked by retailers such as Micro Center, as well as listed on platforms like SimplyNAS or Amazon.com. They start at US$189 and are available from now.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-04-28 (Update: 2020-04-28)