QNAP Announces 10GbE Ready AMD NAS

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Tim Higgins

QNAP logoQNAP has announced a new five bay NAS.

The 5-bay TS-563 Turbo NAS runs on an 2.0 GHz 64 bit AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core SoC processor with 2 or 8 GB of DDR3 RAM upgradable to 16 GB. Five hot-swappable SATA 6 Gbps bays support 2.5" and 3.5" hard or solid state drives

Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports can be optionally expanded to 4 x 1GbE ports or 2 x 1GbE + 2 x 10GbE ports using a built-in PCIe expansion slot and five USB 3.0 ports support drives, printers or UPS shutdown sync.

Other features include AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption, SSD cache acceleration and AMD-V virtualization. QNAP says the TS-563 supports sequential read performance over 1,421 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption. Four IP camera licenses for Surveillance Station are included.

QNAP TS-563

QNAP TS-563

Up to two QNAP expansion enclosures (8-bay UX-800P or 5-bay UX-500P) can be connected to expand the total storage capacity up to 21 drives (168 TB total raw capacity with 8 TB drives).

The 2 GB TS-563-2G and 8 GB TS-563-8G will be available in June for MSRP’s of $559 and $709, respectively.

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