QNAP has launched the Turbo NAS TSx-20 and TS-x21 series for “home users and home offices” that offer one, two or four SATA drive bays and are powered by the company’s QTS 4.0 Turbo NAS operating system that brings a number of interesting features to the market.
One such feature is Qsync and “smart mobile apps” that allows remote access and sharing of files stored on the server from mobile devices and seamless file synchronization. The Turbo NAS can also act as a media up and supports both DLNA and Airplay, which enables it to provide a versatile multimedia experience.
|Model||TS-x20 series||TS-x21 series|
|Form Factor||Tower Unit||Tower Unit|
|Bays||1, 2, 4||1, 2, 4|
|CPU||1.6 GHz||2.0 GHz|
|RAM||512 MB DDR3||1 GB DDR3|
|USB Ports||2 x USB 3.0||2 x USB 3.0|
|Ethernet Ports||2 x Gigabit LAN ports (TS-420)1 x Gigabit LAN port (TS-220, TS-120)||2x Gigabit LAN (TS-421)1x Gigabit LAN port (TS-221, TS-121)|
|LCM Panel||None||Yes (TS-421)|
“The QTS 4.0 is a major evolution of QNAP’s software design,” commented Meiji Chang, general manager of QNAP. “It aims to reverse home users’ typical impressions towards the networked appliances as being complex and hard to use. The QTS 4.0 integrates Turbo NAS hardware design and features multi-window intelligence and smart mobile apps, making home digital data storing and management easier and multimedia entertainment more fun.”
QNAP has yet to announce pricing or availability for its Turbo NAS TSx-20 and TS-x21 series of devices.