QNAP Unveils the TS-1635AX 16-bay NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today announced the launch of the TS-1635AX NAS – the successor of the landmark TS-1635 NAS. With 16 drive bays (twelve 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch) and dual 10GbE SFP+ ports, the TS-1635AX is further boosted with a high-performance Marvell ARMADA 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and two M.2 SATA SSD slots (2280 form factor) and supports Linux virtualization, SSD caching, and Qtier 2.0. The TS-1635AX sets a new standard for ARM-based NAS and marks a new milestone for high-capacity and affordable desktop NAS models.

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The TS-1635AX supports QNAP’s proprietary Qtier 2.0 for automatic tiered storage and provides a cache-like mechanism in volumes and LUNs to boost the performance of applications where high-efficiency data access is necessary (such as virtualization). The TS-1635AX also supports containerized virtualization (LXC and Docker ) and Linux command-line interface (CLI) virtual machines* for deploying virtualization applications to fully realize the potential of the Marvell ARMADA 8040 processor.

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The TS-1635AX features two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports and two Gigabit (1000BASE-T) ports for high-speed transmission and flexible network deployment. The core functionality of the TS-1635AX can also be expanded by installing two PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 cards (compatible PCIe cards include the QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter, QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE adapters, and USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) adapters).

“Combining all the advantages of its predecessor with today’s cutting-edge functionality, the TS-1635AX sets a new benchmark for next-generation storage devices” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “supporting snapshots, Qtier 2.0, and virtualization while ensuring data security, performance, and expansion potential, the TS-1635AX meets various business needs and is perfect for small businesses and organizations.”

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The TS-1635AX runs the intelligent, app-driven QTS operating system that supports RAID 50/60 and provides productivity-enhancing features such as Qboost and OCR Converter. Featuring apps from QNAP and trusted third parties, the QTS App Center enriches the TS-1635X with potentially limitless functionality and much greater value for money.

Key specifications

  • TS-1635AX-8G: Marvell ARMADA 8040 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, 8 GB DDR4 RAM (1 x 8 GB)
  • TS-1635AX-4G: Marvell ARMADA 8040 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, 4 GB DDR4 RAM (1 x 4 GB)

Desktop; RAM upgradeable to 1 x 16 GB (Long-DIMM form factor); 16-bay (twelve 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch); hot-swappable 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps bays; two M.2 SATA SSD (2280 form factor) slots; 2 x PCle expansion slots (1 x PCIe 3.0 x2,1 x PCIe 3.0 x1); 2 x 10GbE SFP+ ports, 2 x Gigabit (1000BASE-T) ports; 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) ports (front 1, rear 2); 1 x 3.5 mm Line-out; 1 x speaker; 250 W PSU .

For more information, visit the product page.

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