Posted by Editorial Team

Taipei, Taiwan, April 20, 2020 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today introduced the brand new QuTS hero NAS operating system that integrates the app-based QTS with a 128-bit ZFS file system to provide flexible storage management, comprehensive data protection and optimized performance to meet business-critical application needs. Meanwhile, QNAP rolled out the special edition QNAP NAS— the TS-h1283XU-RP, TS-h1277XU-RP, and TS-h977XU-RP— with QuTS hero preinstalled and multi-core computing power, providing more powerful, reliable and cost-effective NAS solutions for demanding IT applications.

“The QuTS hero edition is the evolved QTS that integrates ZFS advantages with multiple cost-free apps that expand NAS functionality, delivering overall improvements in data integrity, performance, and managerial flexibility,” said Sam Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “Faced with explosive data growth, VDI popularity, increasing SSD adoption, 8K media, and other disruptive IT trends, modern businesses can count on QuTS hero solutions to meet future demands and achieve maximized IT efficiency.”

QuTS hero: High-performance ZFS-based operating system with greater reliability

QuTS hero focuses on data integrity and features self-healing capabilities. It supports read/write cache technology to boost performance and provides multiple RAID configurations with the newly-added RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror to enhance data protection. Additionally, support for near-limitless, instant snapshots enables more complete multi-version backups. For data reduction, QuTS hero supports inline data deduplication, inline compression, and inline compaction to optimize storage usage and improve performance. Whether used as a mission-critical file server, virtualization server, VDI, collaborative video editing, and efficient file backup and recovery, QuTS hero streamlines business-critical tasks. The inclusive App Center provides multiple install-on-demand apps to further expand NAS application potentials, such as hosting virtual machines and containers, simplifying local, remote, or cloud backups, performing cloud storage gateway (feature will be available soon), and more.

Introducing the QuTS hero edition NAS for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)

QuTS hero NAS systems come with an Intel® Xeon® E-2236 six-core processor or an AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X eight-core processor with immense computing power. Four 10GbE ports provide advantages for bandwidth-demanding applications, while support for SSD caching can boost IOPS performance and maximize 10GbE file transfer speeds. The flexible PCIe expansion allows abundant I/O capability by installing various expansion cards, including 10GbE/25GbE/40GbE adapters, QM2 cards for adding M.2 SSDs, Fibre Channel cards for making the NAS a SAN storage, and SAS expansion cards for connecting storage expansion units. QuTS hero NAS also supports storage for VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and Windows Server® 2019 virtualization environments.

QuTS hero NAS key specifications

The TS-h1283XU-RP supports 12 drive bays, features an Intel® Xeon® E-2236 6 cores/12 threads 3.4 GHz processor with burst up to 4.8 GHz and up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory. The TS-h1283XU-RP provides two 10GbE SFP+ ports, two 10GbE RJ45 ports, four Gigabit ports, four PCle slots (two slots are pre-installed with 10GbE adapters), and 300-watt redundant power supply. Available models include:

  • TS-h1283XU-RP-E2236-32G: 32 GB DDR4 ECC memory (2 x 16 GB)
  • TS-h1283XU-RP-E2236-128G: 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory (4 x 32 GB)

The TS-977XU-RP and TS-1277XU-RP support 9 drive bays and 12 drive bays respectively. Both NAS are powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X 8 cores/16 threads 3.4 GHz processor (Turbo Core up to 4.4 GHz) with up to 128 GB DDR4 memory, and provide two 10GbE SFP+ ports, two Gigabit ports, a pre-installed PCIe-based dual-port 10GbE RJ45 adapter, and 300 watt redundant power supply. Available models include:

  • TS-h977XU-RP-3700X-32G: 32 GB DDR4 memory (2 x 16 GB)
  • TS-h1277XU-RP-3700X-32G: 32 GB DDR4 memory (2 x 16 GB)
  • TS-h1277XU-RP-3700X-128G: 128 GB DDR4 memory (4 x 32 GB)

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About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.