Qnap has introduced two network-attached storage systems from the TS-x64 family, which offer a fast network connection and PCIe for up to three SSDs. The Qnap TS-464 and TS-664 NAS devices are powered by quad-core processors from Intel’s frugal Jasper Lake family.
With the TS-464 and TS-664, Qnap has presented two home NAS drive systems with four and six 3.5-inch hard drive bays, respectively. The NAS systems working with the QTS operating system have a small tower design. According to the datasheets, the NAS devices come with Intel processors from the Jasper Lake family. Either a Celeron N5095 or an N5105 is mentioned. However, only configurations with the frugal N5105 are currently available on the market.
Both processors are quad cores with a clock frequency of 2 to 2.9 GHz. The difference lies in the TDP. The 5095 has to be designed for 15 watts in cooling, and the 5105, on the other hand, only for 10 watts, which also offers a slightly better graphics performance for the multimedia functions of the TS x64 family.
On the network side, the network-attached storage systems are connected via 2.5GbE, i.e. 802.3bz. The two network ports also offer lower speeds. A faster network card can be retrofitted via a PCIe 3.0 x2 slot (low profile). SSDs are also possible. So that the speed of the network interfaces can also be used, there are two internal M.2 slots for the SSD cache or directly as a data carrier. 2280 NVMe SSDs (PCIe 3.0 x1) can be used.
Qnap specifies the working memory as 4 GB. If desired, the two SO-DIMM slots can be equipped with a total of 16 GB. Qnap also offers an HDMI port as well as two USB-A sockets with 10 GBit/s and two slow USB 2.0 ports. Housings from the TR and TL families from Qnap can also be integrated for additional expansions.
Price and availability
The NAS devices are already commercially available on the Amazon.com website. The Qnap TS-464 costs around $593, or you pay around $700 for the Qnap TS-664.
Qnap recently introduced the TS-410E fanless NAS network storage device that does not require active cooling and therefore, no associated noise pollution. The new 2.5GbE NAS can be connected to an external display using HDMI and is priced at $799.