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QNAP Releases QTS 4.2.1 Official Release

Taipei, Taiwan, April 21, 2016 QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of QTS 4.2.1 – the smart NAS operating system – with more new features and improved apps that empower users to achieve more with both data management and office applications. With powerful new features and upgraded applications, QTS 4.2.1 makes for smarter and smoother data management experiences with stronger cloud service security.

“We are pleased to release QTS 4.2.1 and believe that it will allow our users to achieve more in their business and home life. We received significant feedback from QTS 4.2.1 Beta reviewers, and this provided constant encouragement for our development team to provide better QTS functionality for users,” said Tony Lu, product manager of QNAP, adding “designed with a smarter and smoother user interface, QTS 4.2.1 is a reinvented NAS operating system for more immersive experiences and stronger security.”


Powerful network & virtual switch, proxy server and Windows previous versions support for SMB application

Network & virtual switch integrates powerful network management functions to provide a comprehensive network topology overview and enhances port trunking connectivity. Virtual switches enable users to build isolated LAN environments with the built-in DHCP server for better data security. An example usage case would be restricting access to IP camera surveillance footage.

The proxy server application fully supports caching to record content accessed from the Internet. This saves bandwidth, and speeds up network transmission. The proxy server application provides an intuitive interface to simplify proxy server settings on your NAS, enabling you to operate your own proxy server in just a few clicks. The proxy server provides cache and connection controls for Internet services.

For companies that need a boost to web response time and security, this application can be leveraged to make your NAS a web proxy server to protect other devices in your local network from Internet attacks. Moreover, QTS 4.2.1 with snapshots allows Windows users to restore files directly using the “Previous Version” feature to save time and effort without requiring support from IT staff.


Useful Qsirch, Hybrid Backup Sync and Qmail for data management

Qsirch 2.1 brings further improvements to the convenient QNAP exclusive whole-NAS search function. File indexing runs as a background task, allowing users to oversee the indexing progress and status. This feature can also exclude files from indexing, so users can filter search results by file type including photos, music, videos, and documents.

The content preview presents thumbnail previews for photos, videos, and PDFs, making searching and browsing through huge amounts of results much faster and easier. Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions into a single QTS application for you to easily transfer data to local, remote and cloud storage as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.

Qmail is an email client that allows users to access various email accounts or switch to other accounts. Supporting major email services complying IMAP protocols, Qmail allows automatic email backup from cloud services to QNAP NAS. Qmail also enables users to manage different email accounts easily and select files from a NAS as attachments.


Experience more with QTS 4.2.1

QTS 4.2.1 supports Linux-based applications, and PC users can download Linux Station from the App Center. Users can also operate the Linux Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management. Virtualization Station 2.1 supports GPU Pass-through and QNAP Guest tools, including VirtIO drivers, QNAP Guest Agent, QXL driver, and UltraVNC.

Direct GPU Pass-through enables GPU intensive workloads to be passed to virtual machines and demanding engineering applications. Container Station 1.4 supports editable LXC containers and fully supports running standard Docker® containers. Users can download thousands of applications from Docker Hub and run them in isolated environments in addition to being able to import/export apps with greater flexibility.

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QTS 4.2.1 Availability & Compatibility

QTS 4.2.1 is now available for the following QNAP NAS models:

  • 24-bay: SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP
  • 18-bay: SS-EC1879U-SAS-RP
  • 16-bay: TS-1679U-RP, TS-EC1679U-RP, TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP
  • 15-bay: TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP, TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP R2
  • 12-bay: SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, TS-1253U, TS-1253U-RP, TS-1263U, TS-1263U-RP, TS-1269U-RP, TS-1270U-RP, TS-1279U-RP, TS-EC1279U-RP, TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, TVS-1271U-RP
  • 10-bay: TS-1079 Pro, TS-EC1080 Pro, TVS-EC1080, TVS-EC1080+
  • 8-bay: SS-839 Pro, TS-809 Pro, TS-809U-RP, TS-851, TS-853 Pro, TS-853A, TS-853S Pro (formerly the SS-853 Pro), TS-853U, TS-853U-RP, TS-859 Pro, TS-859 Pro+, TS-859U-RP, TS-859U-RP+, TS-863U, TS-863U-RP, TS-869 Pro, TS-869L, TS-869U-RP, TS-870, TS-870 Pro, TS-870U-RP, TS-879 Pro, TS-879U-RP, TS-EC879U-RP, TS-EC880 Pro, TVS-863, TVS-863+, TVS-870, TVS-871, TVS-871T, TVS-871U-RP, TVS-EC880
  • 6-bay: TS-639 Pro, TS-651, TS-653 Pro, TS-653A, TS-659 Pro, TS-659 Pro II, TS-659 Pro+, TS-669 Pro, TS-669L, TS-670, TS-670 Pro, TVS-663, TVS-670, TVS-671
  • 5-bay: TS-531P, TS-509 Pro, TS-559 Pro, TS-559 Pro II, TS-559 Pro+, TS-563, TS-569 Pro, TS-569L
  • 4-bay: TS-410, TS-410U, TS-412, TS-412U, TS-419P, TS-419P II, TS-419P+, TS-419U, TS-419U II, TS-419U+, TS-420, TS-420U, TS-421, TS-421U, TS-431, TS-431+, TS-431U, IS-400 Pro, IS-453S, SS-439 Pro, TBS-453A, TS-439 Pro, TS-439 Pro II, TS-439 Pro II+, TS-439U-RP/ SP, TS-451, TS-451+, TS-451S, TS-451U, TS-453 Pro, TS-453A, TS-453mini, TS-453S Pro (formerly the SS-453 Pro), TS-453U, TS-453U-RP, TS-459 Pro, TS-459 Pro II, TS-459 Pro+, TS-459U-RP/SP, TS-459U-RP+/SP+, TS-463U, TS-463U-RP, TS-469 Pro, TS-469L, TS-469U-RP, TS-469U-SP, TS-470, TS-470 Pro, TS-470U-RP, TS-470U-SP, TVS-463, TVS-470, TVS-471, TVS-471U, TVS-471U-RP
  • 2-bay: HS-210, TS-210, TS-212, TS-212-E, TS-212P, TS-219, TS-219P, TS-219P II, TS-219P+, TS-220, TS-221, TS-231, TS-231+, HS-251, HS-251+, TS-239 Pro, TS-239 Pro II, TS-239 Pro II+, TS-251, TS-251+, TS-251C, TS-253 Pro, TS-253A, TS-259 Pro, TS-259 Pro+, TS-269 Pro, TS-269H, TS-269L
  • 1-bay: TS-110, TS-112, TS-112P, TS-119, TS-119P II, TS-119P+, TS-120, TS-121, TS-131

Please note that some features may not be available for all models.


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QNAP Double Server TDS-16489U Launched

Taipei, Taiwan, March 21, 2016 – QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the powerful Double Server TDS-16489U that integrates an application server and storage server into one chassis. Distinguishably powered by dual Intel Xeon E5 processors with up to 1TB RAM, the server-grade TDS-16489U supports Qtier Technology, 12Gb/s SAS and 10GbE/40GbE networks to provide unrivaled performance for Big Data computing and to assist enterprises in mission-critical tasks as a one-device solution for applications, storage and virtualization.

“The TDS-16489U resolves the difficulty of building virtualization environment infrastructures for businesses,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP. “Its unrivaled power from its dual processors also facilitates Big Data computing to process the data deluge created by Internet of Things applications.”


The Double Server TDS-16489U

With its server-grade hardware design, the TDS-16489U features two Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 processors (with 4-core, 6-core and 8-core configurations), up to 1TB DDR4 2133MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM RAM (16 DIMM) and three independent SAS 12Gb/s controllers that deliver outstanding performance for data transmission and applications.

The four PCIe slots allows diversified expansion: PCIe Gen.3×16 supports AMD Radeon  R7 and R9 Series graphics cards for GPU passthrough to virtualization applications; and the other slots can be used for a 40GbE card, a 12Gb/s SAS HBA for connecting 12Gb/s SAS-enabled expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP) for up to 1PB total capacity, and a PCIe SSD NVMe for cache acceleration.

The TDS-16489U supports IPMI, offers an extra four 2.5” disk trays at the rear to provide SSD caching, and has four built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports, all of which can further optimize system performance and increase productivity.

The TDS-16489U combines outstanding virtualization and storage technologies as an all-around Double Server. With Virtualization Station and Container Station, computation and data from the guest OS and apps can be directly stored on the TDS-16489U through the internal 12Gb/s SAS interface, saving more money and space as a one-device solution with exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage.

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Coupled with Double-Take Availability to provide comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery, backup virtual machines can support failover for the primary systems on the TDS-16489U whenever needed to enable data protection and continuous services.

QNAP Virtualization Station is a virtualization platform based on KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) infrastructure. By sharing the Linux kernel, GPU passthrough, virtual switches, VM import/export, snapshot, backup & restoration, SSD cache acceleration and tiered storage: Virtualization Station empowers the TDS-16489U to utilize its utmost potential and to create virtualization environments suitable for server computing.

“Software frameworks for Big Data management and analysis like Apache™ Hadoop® or Apache Spark™ can be easily operated on the TDS-16489U using virtual machines or containerized apps, and with Qtier Technology for Auto Tiering the TDS-16489U empowers Big Data computing and provides efficient storage in one box to help businesses gain further insights, opportunities and values,” added Tsao.

The Double Server TDS-16489U features the latest QTS 4.2 operating system, and provides comprehensive virtualization applications:

  • Users can run multiple applications on Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android based virtual machines on the NAS with the Virtualization Station.
  • Operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry by using the Container Station which integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies.
  • Simplify storage management for VMware, Microsoft and Citrix virtualization solutions.

The Double Server TDS-16489U is also compliant with DataCore SANsymphony-V software-defined storage infrastructures.

The Double Server TDS-16489U includes rich business applications and is ideal for enterprises and organizations to build a secure private cloud. The cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX users makes the TDS-16489U an excellent centralized storage solution for organizations with a large number of users. The support for Windows AD, LDAP directory services and Windows ACL improves the efficiency of permission settings. It also acts as a domain controller for Windows, and offers flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac and disaster recovery solutions with RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup.

QNAP provides numerous apps to improve work productivity, including QPulse for discovering, mapping, monitoring and managing every critical computing device (servers/PCs/thin clients etc) on the network as a Centralized Remote Server Management solution; Q’center for centrally managing multiple QNAP NAS units; Qsync for improving team collaboration with cross-device file synchronization; and Gmail Backup for archiving important business and personal emails in the NAS.


Key Specifications

Double Server TDS-16489U : 16-bay, 3U rackmount unit; 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Family processor (with 4-core, 6-core and 8-core configurations), 64GB~1TB DDR4 2133MHz RDIMM/LRDIMM RAM (16 DIMM); 4 x SFP+ 10GbE ports; hot-swappable 16 x 3.5” SAS (12Gbps/6Gbps)/SATA (6Gbps/3Gbps) HDD or 2.5” SAS/SATA SSD, and 4 x 2.5” SAS (12Gbps) SSD or SAS/SATA (6Gbps/3Gbps) SSD; 4 x PCle slots; 4 x USB 3.0 port



The new Double Server TDS-16489U is now available.

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Budget Dual-Core QNAP TS-128 And TS-228 NAS Launched

Taipei, Taiwan, March 2, 2016QNAP Systems Inc. today announced the release of the energy-efficient and budget-friendly dual-core Compact NAS, including the 1-bay TS-128 and 2-bay TS-228. Designed with a mini-tower form factor that takes less desktop space, they are ideal for home users to create their own personal cloud. The feature-rich TS-128/228 helps users to easily handle file backup and synchronization tasks, and also provides remote access and a wide range of multimedia apps to enrich their digital lifestyle.

“As photoshooting and recording with smartphones, tablets and digital cameras has become mainstream and the desire for high-resolution multimedia content becomes stronger, users are eager to find easier and more convenient methods for digital storage and sharing,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “The new TS-128 and TS-228 presents an ideal personal NAS at a budget price to provide users with a great base for data storage, backup and multimedia entertainment.”

Running on the QTS 4.2 smart NAS operating system, the TS-128/228 is powered by an ARM® v7 dual-core 1.1GHz processor with 1GB DDR3 RAM to deliver up to 100 MB/s read speed for smooth data transmission, concurrent access from multiple users, and home applications. The TS-128/228 is suitable for serving as a multimedia center as users can back up or download files with the system retaining high performance. The tool-less design makes it extremely easy to remove the TS-128/228’s side cover to add or replace hard drives.

[adrotate banner=”4″]The TS-128/228 provides an easy way to create a secure personal cloud which alleviates storage limitations and data security concerns of public cloud services. myQNAPcloud provides multiple remote access services for users to conveniently access, manage and share multimedia files on the TS-128/228 from anywhere with a web browser. Users can also access and browse files on TS-128/228 by using QNAP mobile apps including Qfile, Qphoto, Qmusic, Qvideo and Qmanager. With the Qsync utility that supports file synchronization across multiple devices, users can acquire the latest files from any device connected to the NAS whenever they need it.

The TS-128/228 provides comprehensive features for file management and backup, including cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac, Linux and UNIX; flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac; disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup; and the latest Hybrid Backup Sync app that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions for users to easily transfer data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces (including Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Yandex Disk, Box, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage and WebDAV cloud services).

The TS-128/228 is perfect for serving as a high-capacity home multimedia hub. With DLNA support, users can enjoy photos, listen to music, and watch HD videos stored on the TS-128/228 throughout their home on compatible Smart TVs, game consoles and media players. By using the Photo Station, Music Station and Video Station apps, users can centralize their media collection for easy sharing with friends and coworkers.

QTS App Center offers versatile install-on-demand apps to extend the functionality of the TS-128/228. The TS-128/228 also supports Surveillance Station with 2 free IP camera channels and up to 8 channels by purchasing additional licenses, assisting users in building a professional yet cost-efficient surveillance system for real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback.


QNAP TS-128/228 Key specifications

TS-128: 1-bay mini-tower NAS
TS-228: 2-bay mini-tower NAS
ARM v7 dual-core 1.1GHz processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM; 3.5” SATA HDD; 1 x USB 3.0 port; 1 x USB 2.0 port; 1 x Gigabit LAN port



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QNAP QTS 4.2 Now Available For Download

Taipei, Taiwan, February 4, 2016 – QNAP, Inc. today officially released QTS 4.2, the smart NAS operating system, for the QTS-Android Combo NAS TAS-168 and TAS-268. Now users can enjoy the streamlined UI design and enhanced new features on TAS-168/268 for rich multimedia entertainment and for smarter, smoother and more spectacular cloud experiences with stronger security.

QTS 4.2 introduces a new interface design for its desktop, Storage Manager, and multiple other applications for an improved user experience. The TAS-168/268 combines QTS 4.2 and Android™ dual systems to further enrich users’ needs for multimedia applications,” said Hanz Sung, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The system core of QTS 4.2 is more streamlined and efficient compared with previous versions, providing the Android system with additional resources to run apps smoother, bringing better home entertainment experiences.”

TAS-168/268 is the world’s first NAS-Android Combo. Supporting QTS & Android dual systems that share the same storage database, the TAS-168/268 allows users to simultaneously access media files and documents from either system. With a compact mini-tower design, the TAS-168/268 comfortably fits in homes and small offices/workspaces. Coupled with up to terabytes of storage capacity and 4K (H.264 & H.265) HDMI-out, the TAS-168/268 is the optimal budget-friendly multimedia NAS with unlimited app applications for modern digital lifestyles.


QTS 4.2 Availability

QTS 4.2 is available from the QNAP Download Center. Please note that some features may not be available for all models.


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QNAP QTS 4.2.1 Beta Now Available For Download

Taipei, Taiwan, February 3, 2016 – QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced that the QNAP QTS 4.2.1 beta is now available for download. QNAP sincerely invite users to install QTS 4.2.1 beta to experience the evolution of QNAP QTS and extend the possibilities of the QNAP NAS.

Users can also activate the live update function to receive any new firmware update notification by installing QTS 4.2.1 beta.


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