Years ago, I believed that homes would have one massive block of storage that the entire family could access. It would contain photos, videos, music, work documents, and any other type of media. Network Attached Storage (NAS) has become a popular way for families to store all of their content, and with QNAP’s latest series TVS-x63+, it might be the best option yet.
QNAP has added AMD G-Series quad-core System on a Chip (SoC) to their latest NAS lineup. Adding an AMD G-Series chip allows QNAP models TVS-x63 to output full HD video over HDMI, offers hardware-accelerated encryption for performance exceeding 365MBps, supports up to 16GB RAM, and offers a PCIe expansion slot which TVS-863+ makes use of by including a 10GbE card with the unit.
AMD G-Series also allows new QNAP models to transcode HD video on the fly, which is very useful because QNAP’s mobile app will allow users to access content from a variety of mobile devices including iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. In addition to the above, AMD G-Series SoC has AMD-V technology, which supports virtualization meaning you can run Windows, UNIX, Linux, or Android operating systems and their applications.
Here’s the breakdown of models, specs, and pricing.
TVS-463: 4 bay, 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM, PCIe Slot, $799
TVS-663: 6 bay, 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM, PCIe Slot, $999
TVS-863: 8 bay, 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM, PCIe Slot, $1,199
TVS-863+: 8 bay, 8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM, 10GbE NIC, $1,399
QNAP’s TVS-x63 models will be available late January 2015.