QNAP TS-869L and TS-269L Turbo NAS
Posted on: 10/15/2012 09:05 PM
Last month QNAP announced its latest high performance TS-x69L Turbo NAS series for Small Office/Home Office and Small Business use. This new series is powered by a dual-core Intel Atom processor that is supported with 1GB of memory, while models range from 2-bay up to 8-bay solutions...
In total there are five new models in the new TS-x69L Turbo NAS series covering 2,4,5,6 and 8-bay versions. All are powered by the dual-core Intel Atom processor and almost every model features a 2.13GHz processor while the smallest 2-bay version is fitted with a slightly slower 1.86GHz processor.
Pricing starts at around $500 for the TS-269L (2-bay model) and goes as high as $1000 for the TS-869L (8-bay model). In between that we have the TS-469L for $750, the TS-569L for $840 and the TS-669L for $930.
Armed with the QNAP v3.7 firmware which we have looked at previously on the TS-419 II Turbo NAS, the new TS-x69L Turbo NAS series has a lot to offer in terms of features. There are a number of important business applications allowing this new series to fulfill the needs of SMB users.
Features such as iSCSI support which can provide a seamless IP-SAN solution for server virtualization with support for VMware vSphere, Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V are ideal for business use. Being certified with VMware Ready for ESXi 5, the TS-x69L series supports both vSphere 4 and vSphere 5. In addition, the TS-x69L series also supports Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN), which can be used to create different network segments for different devices to communicate with each other regardless of their physical location.
As important as these features are for business users, performance is just as important and this is why the TS-x69L series boast some pretty impressive hardware specifications. That said Atom powered NAS devices are nothing new, so we are interested to see how the new TS-x69L series stacks up against existing products.
Printed from Legion Hardware (http://www.legionhardware.com/articles_pages/qnap_ts_869l_and_ts_869l_turbo_nas,1.html)