Last month QNAP introduced the TS-431X3 Network Attached Storage (NAS) which is finally listed on Amazon to buy. The new QNAP NAS storage is powered by the AnnapurnaLabs Alpine AL-314 quad-core processor, clocked at 1.7 GHz, and 10 gigabit ethernet support, so is suitable for small businesses.
QNAP TS-431X3 accepts four 3.5″ or 2.5″ SATA 6Gb/s drives. The storage allows you to organize backup, recovery, and data synchronization. It should be noted the support for snapshot technology and the ability to local, remote, and myqnapcloud/cloud backups. As with other similar QNAP NAS systems, the strength is the ability to adapt to specific needs through a wide selection of storage software.
The TS-431X3 board has one SO-DIMM DDR3L memory slot with a 4GB module. The maximum memory capacity is 8GB. The storage equipment includes one 10GbE SFP +, 2.5 GbE, and 1GbE ports, as well as three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports.
It also allows for building a secure surveillance system; QNAP Qsync automatically synchronizes files between NAS, mobile devices, and computers; QmailAgent enables centralized management of multiple email accounts; Qfiling automates file organization, and Qsirch quickly finds needed files. You can also download companion mobile apps to remotely access the NAS to improve your work efficiency. A 120mm fan is installed on the back of the case. The NAS Storage dimensions are 161 × 160 × 219 mm.
Price and availability
QNAP TS-431X3 NAS has been priced at $449 and is now listed on the Amazon.com, but with the “Temporarily out of stock” status.
Back in June this year, QNAP has also introduced a new NAS series. The TS-x53D network attached storage available in 2, 4, and 6-bay models: TS-253D-4G, TS-453D-4G, TS-453D-8G, TS-653D-4G, TS-653D-8G come with two 2.5GbE ports and can be upgraded via a PCIe slot. HDMI is also integrated and the operation of virtual machines is also possible.