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QNAP Launches the TS-977XU - the First 1U Hybrid Structure NAS

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PRESS RELEASE

Taipei, Taiwan, December 11, 2018 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today launched the TS-977XU AMD Ryzen™ NAS series, QNAP’s first 1U hybrid-structure NAS. The series provides four 3.5-inch SATA drive bays for hard drives and five 2.5-inch SATA drive bays for SSDs, allowing users to enable caching and Qtier™ auto-tiering storage and to benefit from QNAP’s revolutionary software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning technology. The TS-977XU also provides well-rounded virtualization applications, providing businesses and organizations with a highly-efficient and cost-effective storage solution.

"By combining AMD Ryzen processors with an advanced hybrid storage structure and 10GbE SFP+ connectivity, the TS-977XU packs tremendous performance into a compact 1U frame. The TS-977XU is further enhanced by PCIe expandability, allowing users to expand core NAS functionality as needed to accommodate changing requirements and business growth," said David Tsao, product manager of QNAP.

The TS-977XU series is available with AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 5 2600 processors with up to 6 cores/12 threads. Its hybrid structure allows users to combine the benefits of high-capacity 3.5-inch hard drives and high-performance 2.5-inch SSDs to optimize storage and application performance. The TS-977XU also supports QNAP's new software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning (OP) that enables users to allocate additional OP space to SSDs - which provides the potential to attain enterprise-grade performance and lifespan from consumer-grade SSDs.

The TS-977XU features dual Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 Lx 10GbE network ports, providing users with high-speed connectivity and greater network deployment flexibility. A PCIe slot is also available for users to install a QM2 expansion card, USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card, wireless network card, or a low-profile entry-level graphics card.

The TS-977XU series can host virtual machines and containers, providing users with greater application potential and for consolidating services into a single machine. Snapshots and virtual machine backups are supported for complete virtualization management. The TS-977XU-RP (powered by a Ryzen 5 2600 processor) provides a redundant power supply and also supports Virtual QTS, allowing users to run multiple virtual QTS operating systems on a single NAS, providing benefits of resource segregation (CPU, memory, networking), flexible application deployment, and providing energy, cost, and space savings.

Key specifications

Redundant power supply models

  • TS-977XU-RP-1200-4G: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (4-core/4-thread, 3.1 GHz, max. 3.4 GHz) processor, 4 GB RAM, 2 x 300 W redundant power supply
  • TS-977XU-RP-2600-8G: AMD Ryzen 5 2600 (6-core/12-thread, 3.4 GHz, max. 3.9 GHz) processor, 8 GB RAM, 2 x 300 W redundant power supply

Single power supply model

  • TS-977XU-1200-4G: AMD Ryzen 3 1200 (4-core/4-thread, 3.1 GHz, max. 3.4 GHz) processor, 4 GB RAM, 250 W power supply

1U Rackmount NAS; 4 x 3.5-inch drive bays and 5 x 2.5-inch SSD slots; up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM (4 x 16 GB DDR4 UDIMM RAM); 1 x PCle 3.0 slots; 2 x 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC ports; 2 x Gigabit LAN ports; 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A port and 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports

Availability

The new TS-977XU series is now available. For more information, and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.