Taiwanese network storage specialist Qnap has launched a robust NAS designed to bring centralised data and digital management to more challenging environments.
A departure for the firm’s customary home, small-office or rackmount solutions, the TS-i410X has been designed in collaboration with Intel and features a fanless, rugged chassis complying to US military standard MIL-STD-810H. Intended for indoor or outdoor use, the NAS promises to work without interruption and can withstand temperatures as cold as -40°C or as hot as 70°C.
Installation options include a regular set-top position or wall mounted via an optional VESA 75 bracket, and the TS-i410X understandably doesn’t support 3.5in mechanical disks, with Qnap instead opting for a quartet of 2.5in SATA 6Gbps bays intended for resilient industrial-grade SSDs.
During testing, Qnap engineers found drives such as the recommended Exascend SI3 were able to operate within the full temperature range, and the QTS operating system can be configured to alert admins when drive temperature exceeds the predefined limit.
A wide range of RAID modes are supported, with Qnap suggesting RAID 6 for maximum security or RAID 10 for performance, and beneath the hood there’s a 64-bit, quad-core Intel Atom processor capable of hardware AES-NI encroption and speeds of up to 3GHz. 8GB of non-expandable memory is installed by default, and connectivity is impressively stocked with four USB 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 1.4b output, a 12V power connector and dual 10GbE LAN.
Why not simply put a regular NAS somewhere secure? Qnap reckons the more extreme TS-i410X fits a wider range of usage scenarios, including greenhouse cultivation, livestock farming, aquaculture, and even transportation, with the NAS pitched as a means to store video on a fleet of vehicles or tourist buses.
Commenting on the launch, Qnap general manager Meiji Chang said “industrial fields, transportation, and semi-outdoor environments require smart, modern data management. And that drives strong demands for NAS with higher performance, reliability, and wide temperature range support.”
“The TS-i410X NAS, featuring the Intel Atom x6000E series processor with extreme temperature tolerance is optimized for non-office environments to provide an ideal storage solution for centralized data management, efficient backup, and real-time synchronization – easing the challenges of managing large volumes of data while benefiting productivity, yield rate, and profitability.”
Qnap tends not to shy away from expanding its product range into growing segments, and it will be interesting to see how the TS-i410X performs in the market. No pricing details have yet been announced, but those wanting to learn more can check out a comprehensive video overview below.