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QNAP Introduces Affordable Rack-optimized 4-bay Dual-core NAS with Business-class Features

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Taipei, Taiwan, June 16, 2015 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced a new 4-bay TS-431U Turbo NAS that offers optimal price/performance in a 1U network storage server chassis for file sharing, backup, synchronization, and more. Featuring an advanced Freescale dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM, the TS-431U delivers exceptional multi-tasking performance as a business NAS, enhancing productivity and providing a private cloud for easily and securely accessing data.

"The TS-431U provides an ideal solution for small businesses and workgroups who want high-performance networked storage with low acquisition costs but without compromising reliability and features," said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP.

The TS-431U is a reliable and affordable yet high-performance network storage solution, providing up to 148 MB/s read and 119 MB/s write throughput with dual Gigabit LAN ports. The TS-431U supports dual IP settings, port-trunking modes and enables users to set up fault tolerance or link aggregation for increased data throughput.

The TS-431U comes with various essential business applications, including cross-platform file sharing for Windows®, Mac®, and Linux/UNIX users to provide centralized storage; Windows AD, LDAP directory services and advanced permission settings; backup solutions for Windows and Mac; disaster recovery solutions with RTRR or rsync and backup to Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3/Glacier, Google Cloud Storage, Rackspace, IBM SoftLayer and HP Helion Cloud; Qsync for file synchronization across multiple devices to enhance teamwork and collaboration.

With a QNAP NAS there are more inclusive features to enhance daily office work. Surveillance Station provides a professional network surveillance video management system supporting real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback; Notes Station presents a digital note-taking tool based on a private cloud for idea-sharing and collaboration; media streaming via DLNA, AirPlay, Chromecast and Plex Media Server allows users to play multimedia content stored on the TS-431U with compatible Smart TVs and media players.

Key specifications

TS-431U: 4-bay 1U rackmount model; Freescale ARM® Cortex-A9 dual-core 1.2GHz processor with encryption acceleration engine, 1GB DDR3 RAM; 3.5"/2.5" SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable; 4 x USB 3.0; 1 x USB 2.0; 2 x Gigabit LAN port.


The new TS-431U Turbo NAS is available now. For more information of new products and the full QNAP NAS lineup, including where to buy, please visit www.qnap.com.

About QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise "Quality Network Appliance Provider", aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.