Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

Taipei, Taiwan, October 17, 2019 – To meet market demands for reliable and low-latency Fibre Channel (FC) SAN, QNAP® Systems, Inc. has launched two in-house developed Fibre Channel expansion cards: the QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC. The dual-port FC cards feature high performance, reliable, secure, and energy efficient FC connectivity with QXP-16G2FC and QXP-32G2FC respectively supporting 16Gb FC and 32Gb FC connection speeds. A QNAP NAS with a QNAP FC card can be easily added to an existing FC SAN environment, providing enterprises affordable high-performing storage and backup.

“FC SAN are generally closed network environments that often require costly devices with limited deployment flexibility to set up,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “By integrating QNAP NAS protocols with Fibre Channel, users can add QNAP NAS to their existing FC SAN environment more affordably than with SAN devices, while satisfying applications that require low latency, high reliability, and fast data transfers, such as in financial services, data centers, and film or television industries.”

Users can install a QNAP FC expansion card into a QNAP NAS’s PCIe slot and then configure a Fibre Channel target using the QTS iSCSI & Fibre Channel app, while leveraging QTS’s rich business features, including advanced LUN snapshot protection, auto-tiering (Qtier), SSD cache acceleration, hybrid cloud backup solution (HBS), and more to make storage applications more efficient. The QNAP NAS performs as a unified storage solution that provides SAN, NAS, and cloud storage features with better cost-effectiveness and application flexibility.

QNAP FC expansion cards support business-class QNAP NAS running on QTS 4.4.1 (or later) operating system. To learn more about QNAP Fibre Channel SAN solution and its compatibility list, visit

Key specifications

Model name


PCIe interface

Fibre Channel transmission rates


Dual port 16Gb Enhanced Generation 5 Fibre Channel expansion card with SFP+ transceivers

PCIe Gen3 x8

16 Gbps, 8 Gbps, and 4 Gbps
(Actual transmission rates up to 14.03 Gbps per port)


Dual port 32Gb Generation 6 Fibre Channel expansion card with SFP+ transceivers

PCIe Gen3 x8

32 Gbps, 16 Gbps, and 8 Gbps
(Actual transmission rates up to 28.05 Gbps per port)

The QNAP Fibre Channel expansion cards are available on QNAP Accessories Store.


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.