The TS-419U+ supports iSCSI target service with thin provisioning, dual Gigabit LAN ports and load-balancing.
Server, video surveillance and network-based media player
manufacturer QNAP Systems announced the expansion of its Turbo NAS
lineup with the addition of the TS-419U+ rack-mounted NAS server
targeted specifically at the small to medium-size business and
workgroup market segments. The TS-419U+ features four
hot-swappable SATA hard drives with up to 8TB of total capacity (using
2TB drives) packaged in a 1U rack-mounted chassis. The TS-419U+
supports 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hard drives in hot-swappable drive
carriers and features a Marvell 1.6GHz CPU and 512MB of DDRIII memory.
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 four
USB ports (one front and three back panel) and two 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.
The TS-419U+ is offered with 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 security features such as
policy-based IP blocking, Windows Active Directory support and 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. "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
The TS-419U+ comes with QNAP's V3.3 firmware, adding features including
virtual disk drives support (up to 8 virtual disks via iSCSI expansion
over the network), exclusive RAID recovery, network discovery services
and is 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 broadly compatible with
most Web browsers.
Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at eWEEK.com. Before joining eWEEK.com, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.