Meet this new NAS family with Ryzen and 2.5G

Main options

This new sequence of NAS servers from the producer QNAP has actually attention-grabbing traits, they’re included throughout the excessive vary of apparatus, each by processor, RAM and enlargement potentialities to have nice versatility.

Processor and RAM

This new sequence of NAS servers all have the identical processor and RAM reminiscence capability, the one distinction is the incorporation of roughly bays to accommodate 2.5 “or 3.5” disks. The processor that governs these new servers is the AMD Ryzen V1500B, a Quad-Core 2.2GHz processor, has a 64-bit x86 structure, has a floating level unit and a {hardware} encryption engine for AES-NI. In the case of needing a graphics processor to have {hardware} accelerated transcoding, we will set up a GPU by way of one in every of its PCIe ports.

This NAS incorporates 8GB ECC DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM, however permits for enlargement as much as 64GB RAM ECC DDR4 capability in 32GB RAM reminiscence modules. Thanks to this giant capability of RAM, we will virtualize working techniques and have a number of processes working. Another essential element is that it helps ECC reminiscence, supreme for the ZFS file system since this vary of servers has QuTS Hero.

Bays for storage

This new sequence of NAS servers have 4, 6 and eight bays for SATA3 2.5 “and 3.5” drives, we will set up each arduous drives and SSD items. Of course, if we set up SSD drives we will use them as a storage pool, as an SSD cache and at the same time as Qtier for tiered storage.

The most attention-grabbing factor about this NAS server is the incorporation of 2 M.2 SSD slotsIn this manner, we will set up M.2 SSD NVMe items to tremendously speed up the overall efficiency of the working system. These drives should not included as customary, and will be configured as a storage pool, as an SSD cache, and additionally as a Qtier for tiered storage. QNAP recommends putting in a heatsink to those drives to stop them from shedding efficiency once we are utilizing them closely.


The connectivity of this new NAS server could be very attention-grabbing, on the one hand, now we have a complete of two 2.5G Multigigabit ports, due to this fact, we will configure a hyperlink aggregation and have as much as 5Gbps of velocity collectively. However, we may additionally set up a 5G card and even 10G if we make use of its PCIe ports that now we have obtainable on the server, in this manner, we’ll additional enhance the efficiency within the native community of the NAS server.

This crew has a complete of Three x 10Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A portsIn this manner, we’ll acquire excessive velocity charges in studying and writing when making backup copies. We even have a 5Gbps USB 3.2 Gen 1 port that’s Type-C.

Finally, as for the PCIe ports, now we have 2 PCIe x4 ports, due to this fact, we will set up enlargement playing cards with 10G ports, QM2 playing cards for acceleration with high-speed SSD cache, a WiFi card and even a GPU thanks to those two interfaces that the server incorporates. This mannequin doesn’t have an HDMI output, but when we set up a graphics card it would incorporate it.

Operating system

A really attention-grabbing characteristic of this NAS server is that it incorporates each the QuTS working system and the QuTS Hero working system, the system itself on the first boot will permit us to decide on between one working system or one other. The foremost distinction of QuTS Hero with respect to the standard QuTS or QTS is the incorporation of the ZFS file system, this file system will permit us to have the very best file integrity, along with having nice efficiency in all learn operations and writing. If you’ll select QuTS Hero, it is strongly recommended that the RAM be ECC kind (with error correction), so in case your NAS has this kind of RAM and has a big quantity, we suggest utilizing QuTS Hero with ZFS.

Of course, we will set up and configure the everyday companies of Samba, FTP, SFTP, SSH, Telnet, RADIUS, internet server, MySQL and many others, additionally it is appropriate with Virtualization Station to virtualize full working techniques, as well as, we will « cross »the GPU for graphics acceleration. Finally, we even have Container Station that may permit us to configure containers with Docker.