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QNAP AMD-based TS-x73A NAS series offers alternative OS for functionality

By Ken Wong - on 7 Jun 2021, 12:40pm

QNAP AMD-based TS-x73A NAS series offers alternative OS for functionality

Users can change the OS for more business-like performance. Image courtesy of QNAP.

QNAP’s new TS-x73A series comprises three NAS devices ranging from four to eight bays and are available in Singapore now.

All three are powered by an AMD Ryzen v1500B quad-core CPU with eight threads (2.2GHz). They come with 8GB of DDR4 RAM (maximum RAM goes up to 64GB). There are two M.2-2280 PCIe Gen3x1 and two PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots.

Two 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports can deliver up to 5 Gbps transfer speeds under Port Trunking. Additional connectivity comes in the form of three Type-A-USB-3.2-Gen-2-10Gbps connections and one Type-C-USB-3.2-Gen-1-5Gbps can be used.

The TS-x73A series can also support graphics cards so that the performance of applications such as video editing, 4K UHD transcoding, and imaging processing can be improved in QTS (QTS bring QNAP’s operating system for their NAS devices). Graphics cards can also be allocated to virtual machines via GPU passthrough.

QuTS hero is QNAP’s ZFS-based NAS operating system for users looking to use these NASs in a more business-like environment. It provides end-to-end data integrity, data reduction (inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction), and a more optimal environment for protecting business data.

The TS-473A is the smallest model in the series with a total of four bays. With overall dimensions of 188.2 × 199.3 × 280.8mm, it weighs 5.03Kg. The power supply rated at 250 W. A 120 mm system fan and a 60 mm CPU fan is used for cooling.

The six bay TS-673A, has dimensions of 188.2 × 264.3 × 280.8mm and weighs 5.78Kg. It uses the same 250 W power supply unit as the TS-473A. However, it uses two 92 mm system fans and a 60 mm CPU fan.

The top tier TS-873A offers space for eight bays and is 188.2 × 329.3 × 280.8mm in size and a net weight of 6.76Kg. It uses two 120 mm fans as the system fan and a 60 mm fan for cooling the CPU.

 

Pricing and availability

The TS-473A (S$1,379), TS-673A (S$1,589), and TS-873A (S$1,859) are available now from QNAP’s official store on Shopee and Lazada.

 

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