Posted by Mustafa Yusufali

Taipei, Taiwan, November 23, 2020 –
QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP), a leading computing, networking and storage solution innovator, today launched the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X enterprise QuTS hero NAS, powered by an Intel® Xeon® W-1250 six-core 3.3 GHz processor (burst up to 4.7 GHz) and up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory. These new models allow for installing two QNAP QXP-T32P Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe expansion cards (sold separately) to attain four Thunderbolt 3 ports for high-speed media editing and collaboration. Alongside 10GBASE-T and 2.5GbE connectivity, ZFS data reduction and data integrity, the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X satisfies bandwidth-demanding storage and applications for dynamic creative workflows and enterprise operations.

“QNAP continuously develops Thunderbolt NAS systems to keep up with evolving technologies and hardware abilities,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “the TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X NAS are QNAP’s first QuTS hero NAS that can be transformed into Thunderbolt 3 NAS by installing Thunderbolt 3 expansion cards. With astounding hardware capabilities coupled with ZFS benefits, QuTS hero Thunderbolt 3 NAS make perfect solutions for video editing and 4K workflows.”

The TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X provides four 2.5-inch SATA SSD bays and two M.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD bays, allowing for SSD caching to increase IOPS performance and reduce storage volume latency for databases and virtual machine applications. With the built-in dual-port 10GBASE-T network card (located in the PCIe Gen 3 x8 slot), four native 2.5GbE ports, and the support for Port Trunking and failover, the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X is perfectly paired with QNAP’s affordable managed/unmanaged 10GbE/2.5GbE switches to create productive, secure, and scalable business network environments.

PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots provide the ability to upgrade the core functionality of the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X. Users can install two QXP-T32P Thunderbolt 3 expansion cards to connect up to four Thunderbolt-equipped workstations to achieve greater teamwork efficiency in 4K workflows, file storage, backup, and sharing. Alternatively, users can install 5GbE/10GbE/25GbE/40GbE network cards, 32Gbps/16Gbps Fibre Channel cards, QM2 cards to add M.2 SSDs or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) ports, QXP storage expansion cards to connect QNAP JBOD units, or graphics cards (leveraging the 550W power supply unit) to supercharge video editing/transcoding or enable GPU passthrough to virtual machines. The direct HDMI output supports up to 4K @30Hz, providing great benefits for creative users looking to demonstrate their work without requiring a separate computer.

Powered by the ZFS-based QuTS hero, the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X supports data integrity and self-healing. Multiple RAID configurations with Triple Parity and Triple Mirror are also supported to enhance data protection. For data reduction, powerful inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction significantly reduces the overall storage footprint and improves performance. QuTS hero supports near-unlimited snapshots and versioning for enhanced data protection. The advanced block-based real-time SnapSync ensures that the primary NAS and the secondary NAS always keep the same data, providing the strongest support for nonstop business operations.

The inclusive App Center provides multiple install-on-demand apps to further expand the application potential of the TVS-h1288X/TVS-h1688X, such as hosting virtual machines and containers, simplifying local/remote/cloud backups, enabling Google™ Workspace and Microsoft 365® backups, centralizing VMware® and Hyper-V virtual machines backups, and setting up cloud storage gateways to deploy hybrid cloud applications.

Key Specifications

  • TVS-h1288X-W1250-16G: 8 x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays and 4 x 2.5-inch SATA SSD bays, 16 GB DDR4 ECC memory (2 x 8 GB), 5 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps ports (2 x Type-C + 3 x Type-A)
  • TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G: 12 x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays and 4 x 2.5-inch SATA SSD bays, 32 GB DDR4 ECC memory (2 x 16 GB), 6 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbs ports (2 x Type-C + 4 x Type-A)

Tower NAS, Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6 cores/12 threads 3.3 GHz processor (burst up to 4.7 GHz), hot-swappable 2.5-inch/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps drive bays, 2 x M.2 22110/2280 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSD ports, 2 x 10GBASE-T ports (10GbE/1GbE), 4 x 2.5GbE RJ45 ports (2.5GbE/1GbE), 3 x PCIe Gen 3 expansion slots (Slot 1 pre-installed with a dual-port 10GBASE-T NIC), 1 x HDMI 1.4b output, 1 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack, 1 x 3.5 mm line out jack, 1 x built-in speaker, 1 x 550W power supply unit

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About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP, named from Quality Network Appliance Provider, is devoted to providing comprehensive solutions from software development, hardware design to in-house manufacturing. Focusing on storage, networking and smart video innovations, we strive to build a technology ecosystem upon subscription-based software and diversified service channels. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than a simple storage and has created a cloud-based networking infrastructure for users to host and develop artificial intelligence analysis, edge computing and data integration on their QNAP solutions.