QNAP (http://www.qnap.com) has expanded their Turbo NAS lineup with
the addition of the TS-210 desktop NAS server targeted specifically
at the SOHO (small office/home office)and prosumer market segments.
The TS-210 supports up to 2 3.5-inch SATA hard drives with up to 4TB
of total capacity (using 2TB drives) and features a Marvell 800MHz
CPU and 256MB DDRII memory which purportedly provides sustained high
performance with low power consumption. The TS-210 can be configured
to RAID 1 for high data redundancy.
The TS-210 also supports iSCSI Target service with Thin Provisioning
and a Gigabit LAN port, features generally found on much higher end
NAS servers. The TS-210 is equipped three USB ports (one on the front
and two on the back) for expanding the storage capacity, printer
sharing, or data backup to an external storage device. It’s
compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and UNIX systems.
It features a built-in UPnP/ DLNA media server (with TwonkyMedia
enabled) supporting a range of DLNA media players such as Sony PS3
and Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming consoles. By installing the DLNA/ UPnP
application on your iPhone or iPod touch, users can access the TS-210
on the home network and play the videos, music, and photos from the
server over the network.
The TS-210 comes with QNAP’s new V3 of its NAS management software,
embedded as firmware, adding new features including virtual disk
drives support (up to eight virtual disks via iSCSI expansion over
the network). Network Discovery Services are enhanced with new
Bonjour support offering zero-configuration networking for HTTP,
SAMBA, FTP, AFP, and SSH based networks, and full UPnP support. Other
new features of the V3 firmware include EXT4 support for very large
volumes and file sizes and SNMP support.