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QNAP launches new rackmount enterprise-class NAS drives

14 Nov 2016

QNAP's latest NAS drives in the TES-x85U series are now on the market, bringing high performance and energy savings to a new level in enterprise-class storage and backup.

The options: TES-1885U and TES-3085U

The single rackmount NAS drives come in two varieties. An 18-bay TES-1885U and 30-bay TES-3085U are now available to users, both powered by an Intel Xeon D processor, an integrated PCH, multiple storage capacities and a choice of two operating systems.

The basic specifications

The TES-x85U series has been specifically certified for VMware vSphere 6.0. It also supports compatibility for Microsoft Hyper-V with support for ODX and Windows Server 2012 and Citrix XenServer 6.0 for flexible deployment in virtualisation environments.

The TES-x85U series also allows for scalability, with connection options for up to eight QNAP expansion enclosures. Through VJBOD, unused storage capacity from other QNAP NAS drives can be mounted to the units to create virtual storage volumes for operating NAS services as if they were local drives.

"With quality hardware delivering high expandability and reliability alongside powerful software manageability, the TES-x85U is highly suited for mission-critical computing tasks and applications. The extreme flexibility to choose from two operating systems further allows businesses to deploy ideal operating systems on multiple TES-x85U based on their needs and goals in different stages," explains QNAP product manager David Tsao.

QNAP states that both models also feature two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports to support compatible environments. They can also boost system performance, with PCIe Gen.3 expansion for additional 10GbE/40GbE adapters and PCIe NVMe SSD.

Operating systems: QES & QTS

Users can choose between the business storage QES operating system, or the app-centric QTS operating system, based on what suits them best.

QNAP says that the QES operating system is optimised for business data storage, including support for high-end enterprise storage. Support includes RAID-Z data protection, snapshots, SnapSync, data deduplication, self-healing and more.

The SnapSync feature allows enterprises using the TES-x85U and QNAP Enterprise ZFS Nas to immediately recover locally backed up data, allowing maximum uptime.

The QTS operating systems allows for an all-in-one NAS solution, featuring Qtier Technology and Auto Tiering to help optimise storage efficiency across all drives, whether SSD, SAS or SATA.

It also features a comprehensive data recovery solution, backup options including volume and LUN snapshots, RTRR, cloud storage and rsync backup. Virtualization Station allows users to create virtual machines running Windows, Linux, Unix or Android for application development.

Users can also initiate LXC and Docker containers, or use Container Station for IoT development.

QNAP says QTS can also provide platforms for servers, including web, VPN, FTP servers, while the App Center provides hundreds of install-on demand apps for more functionality.

The full specifications

TES-1885U: Intel Xeon  D-1531 2.2 GHz 6-core processor; DDR4 RAM, expandable to 128 GB; 12x 2.5" / 3.5" SAS and SATA drives on the front, 6x 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots at the rear

  • TES-1885U-D1531-32G:32 GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM x2)
  • TES-1885U-D1531-64G:64 GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM x4)
  • TES-1885U-D1531-16GR:16 GB ECC RAM (8GB RDIMM x2)
  • TES-1885U-D1531-32GR:32 GB ECC RAM (8GB RDIMM x4)
  • TES-1885U-D1531-128GR:128 GB ECC RAM (32GB RDIMM x4)

TES-3085U: Intel  Xeon D-1548 2.0 GHz 8-core processor; DDR4 RAM, expandable to 128 GB; 24x 2.5" SAS and SATA drives on the front, 6x 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots at the rear

  • TES-3085U-D1548-32G:32 GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM x2)
  • TES-3085U-D1548-64G:64 GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM x4)
  • TES-3085U-D1548-16GR:16 GB ECC RAM (8GB RDIMM x2)
  • TES-3085U-D1548-32GR:32 GB ECC RAM (8GB RDIMM x4)
  • TES-3085U-D1548-128GR:128 GB ECC RAM (32GB RDIMM x4)

Both are 2U rackmount models; 2x 10GbE SFP+ ports; 4x Gigabit ports; 4x PCIe slots


The TES-1885U NAS is now available; the TES-3085U NAS will be available in November. For more information, and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit the QNAP website.

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