QNAP has announced two Intel Core i3 based NASes.
The two new models are the TS-879 Pro and TS-1079 Pro, with eight and ten bays in desktop form factors.
Both have hardware platforms based on Intel's Core i3-2120 CPU with 2 GB of DDR3 RAM and 512 MB flash DOM.
Other hardware features include dual Gigabit Ethernet ports supporting failover and aggregation, optional dual-port 10 Gb / 1 Gb network card, two USB 3.0, four USB 2.0 and two eSATA ports and LCD status display.
The new NASes can accept hot-swappable 2.5" and 3.5" SATA hard drives or SSDs, which can be configured into single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 5+Hot Spare, 6, 6+ Hot Spare, 10, 10+Hot Spare volumes. Unlike Thecus' recently-announced rackmount N8900, which is based on the same Intel CPU, the QNAP NASes do not accept SAS drives.
These new additions run QNAP's V3.5 OS, with support for Mac OS X Lion, RADIUS server, VMware, Citrix and Windows virtualization, RAID expansion and level migration and much more.