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QNAP Unveils New Entry-level 4-drive Rack-mounted NAS Server for Workgroup and SMB Customers

New 1U Rack-mounted Model Features Energy Efficient Marvell 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB of DDRIII Memory, Delivering High Performance Networked Storage Coupled with a Broad Range of Business-ready Applications.

By PVC News Staff | January 10, 2011

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of world class NAS servers, NVR Video Surveillance Systems, and Network-based Media Players today announced expansion of their Turbo NAS lineup with the addition of the TS-419U+ rack-mounted NAS server targeted specifically at the fast-growing SMB and workgroup market segments. The TS-419U+ features 4 hot-swappable SATA hard drives with up to 8TB of total capacity (using 2TB drives) packaged in a compact 1U rack-mounted chassis. The TS-419U+ supports 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives in hot-swappable drive carriers, giving users more flexibility on selecting hard drives for installation. The TS-419U+ features a Marvell 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB of DDRIII memory, providing sustained high performance with low power consumption.

The TS-419U+ can be configured for RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+ hot spare, or JBOD with online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration for high data redundancy. The TS-419U+ supports iSCSI target service with Thin Provisioning, dual Gigabit LAN ports with failover and load-balancing, and Wake on LAN. The TS-419U+ also features 4 USB ports (1 front, 3 back panel) and 2 e-SATA ports for expanding the storage capacity or backing up the NAS. The front USB port incorporates One-Touch-Copy feature that is activated by a button on the front panel of the TS-419U+ and will copy the contents of a USB device connected to the front USB port to or from the NAS instantly.

The TS-419U+ is packed with essential business features including cross-platform support for Windows®, Macintosh®, Linux, and UNIX environments, centralized backup for all computers attached to the network, recording of surveillance video from IP cameras, and advanced security features such as policy-based IP blocking, Windows Active Directory support, and much more. The TS-419U+ can be configured as an FTP server, file server, print server, and even for encrypted remote replication of another QNAP NAS on the network.

"The TS-419U+ satisfies the requirements of SMB and workgroup users who desire high performance networked storage with low acquisition cost but won't compromise on reliability and features," said Tony Lu, Product Manager of QNAP Systems, Inc. "The TS-419U+ offers comprehensive management tools, including scheduled power on/off,, smart fan settings, email and SMS alert, detailed event and connection logs for IT administrators to maintain the server easily. They can also view clear summary of the system status, such as CPU usage, memory, network, and system temperature."

The TS-419U+ comes with QNAP's V3.3 firmware, adding significant features including virtual disk drives support (up to 8 virtual disks via iSCSI expansion over the network), exclusive RAID recovery, network discovery services are enhanced with Bonjour support offering zero-configuration networking for HTTP, SAMBA, FTP, AFP, and SSH based networks. The NAS offers an AJAX-based web interface that is extremely easy to use and is broadly compatible with popular web browsers.

Availability
The TS-419U+ will be available starting in January through popular commercial distributors, resellers, and retailers globally. To learn more about the new QNAP Business Series Turbo NAS models, please visit http://www.qnap.com

TS-419U+: http://www.qnap.com/pro_detail_feature.asp?p_id=190

QNAP offers the broadest lineup of NAS server enclosures currently available. QNAP Turbo NAS servers are available in 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8-bay tower and rack mount configurations to fit consumer's needs, including small/medium business, workgroups, and entry-level enterprise networks. Most QNAP NAS servers feature hot-swap removable cartridge drives with 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive support, and offer unique features including virtual disk, and dual Gigabit LAN ports with fail-over, load-balancing and multi-IP setting capabilities for all Intel-based models. QNAP NAS servers are ideal for simple website hosting, ultra-high performance RAID storage supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+ hot spare and 6+hot spare (5-drive and higher models), stand-alone file downloading, network-wide backups, printer sharing, video surveillance, and a whole lot more. QNAP NAS servers are fully compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and UNIX networks and incorporate green power management technologies.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.

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