QNAP extends business series Turbo NAS lineup

New 8-drive desktop server can reach 116MB/s transfer rates

QNAP Systems, a provider of network-attached storage (NAS) servers, has extended its Business Series Turbo NAS lineup with the addition of a new 8-drive desktop model, TS-859 Pro+ Turbo NAS.

The new TS-859 Pro+ incorporates Intel's new D525 dual-core Atom CPU with 1.8GHz clock speed and 1GB RAM, and can achieve up to 116MB/s transfer rates (FTP/Samba reads).

The company said the Turbo NAS provides up to 16TB of large storage capacity (using 2TB hard drives and single disk volume/JBOD configuration, and is targeted for business users and workgroups who need a tower server to fit in their office environment for backup and sharing of documents, digital pictures, videos, and applications.

In addition, the TS-859 Pro+ has been certified as compatible NFS and iSCSI datastore with fully VMware Ready, Citrix Ready and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V clusters compliant.

The new TS-859 Pro+ features include support for 2.5inch and 3.5inch hard drives housed in lockable, hot-swappable drive carriers, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+ hot spare, and 6+ hot spare with online RAID capacity expansion, online RAID level migration, and RAID recovery.

The Turbo NAS offers an array of business applications including a centralised backup available, website hosting, printer sharing, file server/sharing, and video surveillance recording using network cameras.

The company said that the capabilities of the Turbo NAS Pro+ units can be expanded with exclusive QPKG open-source developed for a variety of business applications including SQL database management, customer relationship management (CRM), and even e-Commerce.