QNAP proves that Intel's recently introduced Pine Trail platform is perfectly suitable for application in NAS devices as well. The company introduces the TS-x39 Pro II and TS-x59 Pro series, consisting of respectively four and two new models. THe TS-x39 Pro II runs on a 1,66 GHz Atom D410; the TS-x59 Pro editions use the dualcore Atom D510 chip.
The entry model in the TS-x39 Pro II line-up is the TS-239, a compact NAS with room for two SATA hard disks. QNAP has opted for 1 GB of DDR2 memory, as well as 512 MB flashmemory which features a Linux distribution in case the primary operating system is corrupted. In terms of connectivity, five USB2.0 ports are present, one of which is located on the front. Two eSATA and two Gigabit Ethernet connectors are also available. Apart from an I/O and reset button, the NAS also features a third button to allow connected USB-flashdrives to be backed up on the device. Including two 1 TB drives, the NAS reportedly uses 22 watt.
The TS-439 has room for two additional hard drives, resulting in a total of four; the NAS also sports an integrated monochrome display which allows the device to be configured. In combination with four 500 GB hard disks, the power consumption is specified at a modest 33 watt. Lastly, the 90 mm fan is exactly 20 mm larger in diameter than that of the TS-239.
The TS-x59 Pro series is to feature the TS-259, TS-459, TS-659 and TS-859 models, each equipped with the 1,66 GHz dualcore Atom D510. Like the TS-x39 Pro II editions, the first number reveals the amount of disks that can be installed. Apart from the processor, the specifications of the 59-series are identical to those of the 39-series. Once again, the entry model doesn't have the screen and uses a 70 mm fan to keep the NAS cooled. In order of increasing space, the other three devices feature respectively one 90 mm, two 90 mm and two 120 mm fans. The power consumption ranges from 25 watt for the entry model to 59 watt for the topmodel with room for eight hard disks.
The NAS devices support all recent operating- and file systems, as well as various RAID-configurations. Especially interesting for business users are the certificates for Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and VMware Ready, which allows multiple of the NAS devices to be linked to eachother through iSCSI. A 256-bit AES-encryption is to protect the files. Lastly, the NAS devices feature integrated server software, including support for a file-, FTP, web-, MySQL-, printer-, iTunes and UPnP-server.
From the top down: QNAP's new NAS devices with two, four, six and eight hard disk bays.