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QNAP Launches Two New 8-Drive Rackmount Models Utilizing Multi-Core Intel Xeon & Core i3 CPUs, Optional 10GbE Networking, and Redundant Power Supplies


Taipei, Taiwan, September 15, 2011 --(PR.com)-- QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced two new 8-drive 2U rackmount Turbo NAS models with up to 24TB storage capacity, featuring either a Quad-core Intel Xeon CPU or a Dual-core Intel Core i3 CPU. Both models are backed with a 3 year warranty and feature optional 10GbE networking and can achieve breakthrough data throughput of over 1,000MB/sec and 100,000 IOPS using 10GbE, delivering performance suitable for high-end SMB and data center environments demanding maximum performance and up-time for mission critical applications.

Featuring industry-leading iSCSI support, the new series can simultaneously provide storage solutions for IP-SAN (iSCSI) and NAS implementations. Furthermore, being VMware Ready, Citrix XenServer Ready, and Windows Hyper-V compliant, the new series is ideal for network shared storage for virtual server environments.

The new series supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 6, 5+ hot spare, 6+ hot spare, 10+ hot spare, single disk, JBOD, and the Global Hot Spare allowing a spare drive to flexibly replace a failed drive on any RAID volume on the NAS for automatic RAID data rebuilding. The large capacity of the new units also provide an ideal solution for network-wide backups, file sharing in mixed Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX environments, private cloud storage, and high-performance computing applications such as high definition video editing.

“Today's business environment requires network attached storage solutions that provide efficient data access. Intel Xeon processors enable energy efficient and high performance solutions with integrated data protection features such as ECC memory,” said David Tuhy, General Manager, Intel Data Center Group Storage. “Intel technology powers a broad range of innovative solutions, including the Intel Core i3 processor family for entry level data storage.”

“QNAP’s new lineup designed for high-end SMB delivers stunning performance with optional 10 GbE card and comprehensive business features at competitive prices to fulfill the growing needs of efficient storage solutions for high-end SMBs,” said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP. “Redundant power supplies are provided on all new models to ensure continuous system up-time,” Tsao added. “The TS-EC879U-RP with ECC RAM further enhances system reliability.”

Key Specs of New Models
TS-EC879U-RP – 8-drive 2U rackmount unit, Quad-core Intel Xeon Processor E3-1225 (3.1 GHz), 4GB DDR3 ECC RAM, redundant power supply, 2X expansion slots for storage expansion and network expansion, 4X Gigabit LAN ports;
TS-879U-RP – 8-drive 2U rackmount unit, Dual-core Intel Core i3-2120 Processor (3.3 GHz), 2GB DDR3 RAM, redundant power supply, 2X expansion slots for storage expansion and network expansion, 2X Gigabit LAN ports.

Availability
TS-EC879U-RP, and TS-879U-RP are now shipping. Learn more about the new models and other QNAP Turbo NAS lineup at www.qnap.com.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.

Media Contacts
marketing@qnap.com

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QNAP Systems, Inc.
Edward Lin
886-2-2641-2000
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www.qnap.com

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