QNAP Unveils 4-drive Rack-mounted NAS Server

 
 
By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2011-01-11 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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 temperature."

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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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