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QNAP Systems’ energy-efficient and budget-friendly dual-core Compact NAS, include the 1-bay TS-128 and 2-bay TS-228. Designed with a mini-tower form factor that takes less desktop space, they’re designed for home users to create their own personal cloud.

The TS-128/228 helps users handle file backup and synchronization tasks, and also provides remote access and a wide range of multimedia apps to enrich their digital lifestyle. As photoshooting and recording with smartphones, tablets and digital cameras has become mainstream and the desire for high-resolution multimedia content becomes stronger, users are eager to find easier and more convenient methods for digital storage and sharing.

Running on the QTS 4.2 smart NAS operating system, the TS-128/228 is powered by an ARM v7 dual-core 1.1GHz processor with 1GB DDR3 RAM to deliver up to 100 MB/s read speed for smooth data transmission, concurrent access from multiple users, and home applications. The TS-128/228 is suitable for serving as a multimedia center as users can back up or download files with the system retaining high performance. The tool-less design makes it easy to remove the TS-128/228’s side cover to add or replace hard drives.

The TS-128/228 provides a way to create a secure personal cloud that alleviates storage limitations and data security concerns of public cloud services. myQNAPcloud provides multiple remote access services for users to access, manage and share multimedia files on the TS-128/228 from anywhere with a web browser. Users can also access and browse files on TS-128/228 by using QNAP mobile apps including Qfile, Qphoto, Qmusic, Qvideo and Qmanager. With the Qsync utility that supports file synchronization across multiple devices, users can acquire the latest files from any device connected to the NAS whenever they need it.

The TS-128/228 provides features for file management and backup, including: cross-platform file sharing for Mac, Windows, Linux, and UNIX; flexible backup solutions for Mac OS X and Windows; disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup. The latest Hybrid Backup Sync app that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions for users to transfer data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces.

The TS-128/228 is useful for serving as a high-capacity home multimedia hub. With DLNA support, users can enjoy photos, listen to music, and watch HD videos stored on the TS-128/228 throughout their home on compatible Smart TVs, game consoles and media players. By using the Photo Station, Music Station and Video Station apps, users can centralize their media collection for easy sharing with friends and coworkers.

QTS App Center offers install-on-demand apps to extend the functionality of the TS-128/228. The TS-128/228 also supports Surveillance Station with two free IP camera channels and up to 8 channels by purchasing additional licenses, assisting users in building a professional yet cost-efficient surveillance system for real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback.

The new TS-128 and TS-228 are now available. Go to www.qnap.com for more info.

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