QNAP has announced the launch of one of the NAS most powerful in its catalog, the TS-531P five bays notable for the inclusion of a powerful Annapurna Alpine AL-314 quad-core low-power operating at 1.4 GHz low ARM architecture, along with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM (expandable to 8 GB) to ensure optimum performance under any circumstances. Read review of Qnap Turbo TS-563 NAS that comes with AMD processor.
The QNAP TS-531P has support for RAID 0,1,5,6 configurations and combinations thereof, with SSD caching support hardware accelerated. Also it has four Gigabit LAN ports, but you can also install an expansion card 10GbE for maximum network performance. Of course the five bays are hot-swappable and allow hot disk change if necessary. Also it integrates a front USB 3.0 port that allows the autonomous and automatic download of their content to the NAS volumes created for user comfort. Transcend SSD370S SSD review.
The QNAP TS-531P supports Container Station, allowing users to use Linux systems use different native applications that QNAP offers and handle different containers within the NAS with a simple and flexible interface including individual user permissions, import and export, and support documents online tool that works similarly to Microsoft Sharepoint.
In addition to the above, the TS-531 is unique in supporting expansion units (specifically the UX-800P QNAP and UX-500P), allowing to scale capacity to 21 hard drives, which would add up to 168 TB capacity if 8TB hard drives, thus being and its great transfer rate (418 Mbps both read and write) ideal for streaming HD video or just handling large amounts of heavy files tool used.
For now QNAP has just announced the launch and inclusion in the catalog of this NAS unit but have not announced pricing or availability date for the end user so to avoid losing custom, we wait to hear all the details.