QNAP introduces 'smallest 8-bay Atom NAS'

QNAP today introduced its SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS, the "world's smallest 8-bay, Intel Atom network attached storage" device, which supports eight 2.5-in.

QNAP today introduced its SS-839 Pro Turbo NAS, the "world's smallest 8-bay, Intel Atom network attached storage" device, which supports eight 2.5-in. hard drives or solid state drives.

Intended for business users who are looking for high performance, stability, scalability, low noise and low power consumption, the SS-839 Pro offers a low-power Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz CPU, disk on module (DOM) architecture, and 2GB DDR2 memory.

Total storage capacity for the SS-839 Pro Turbo is 4TB, and the device also features 2 eSATA and 5 USB ports for storage expansion and external storage backup.

Power consumption of the NAS with 8 hard drives installed is about 34W, which the company says is almost 60 percent less than general 8-bay, 3.5-in. NAS.

The SS-839 Pro is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX operating systems, and built-in iSCSI application (up to 8 iSCSI targets) with Thin Provisioning, Online RAID Capacity Expansion, Online RAID Level Migration, AES 256-bit volume-based encryption, Wake on LAN, automatic policy-based IP blocking, network share status report, instant SMS and email alert, BT download, Touch-N-Go RAID configuration by the LCD panel, scheduled power on and power off (max 15 schedules), 2 Giga LAN ports and 4 IP cameras for network surveillance.

The SS-839 Pro also offers network server, FTP server, web server with built-in phpMyAdmin, Joomla, MySQL/ SQLite, editable php.ini and printer server (up to 3 printers).

More info on QNAP's site. No word on availability or pricing for the SS-839, but as a comparison, QNAP's 4-bay 1.6 GHz Atom NAS runs for $699 on NewEgg.

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