QNAP Systems today announced the launch of the TS-431X, a new entry-level 4-bay NAS for businesses. The TS-431X features a dual-core processor, one built-in 10GbE SFP+ port, and hardware-accelerated encryption.
The QNAP TS-431X runs on the Alpani AL-212 dual-core processor from AnnapurnaLabs, clocked at 1.7 GHz. It is paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, which can be further upgraded to 8GB. This combination helps the TS-431X deliver read speeds of up to 956 MB/s with 10GbE, and up to 312 MB/s with AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption. The integrated 10GbE SFP+ port enables exceptional throughput for intensive data transfer.
“Designed to solve more complex and demanding applications in today’s IT environments, the TS-431X is well suited for organizations that have budget constraints but require high bandwidth to tackle inefficiencies.” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP.
The TS-431X features Container Station that integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, enabling unlimited containerized applications. It offers the innovative QIoT Containers to store Internet of Things (IoT) data, and helps organizations boost IoT-based microservices and modernize legacy applications to drive more business opportunities.
Key hardware features of the new TS-431X NAS include hot-swappable 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gbps HDD or SSD, one 10 Gigabit SFP+ port, two Gigabit RJ45 ports, three USB 3.0 ports, and a Kensington security slot. It is now available for purchase in two configurations – TS-431X-2G with 2GB DDR3 RAM and TS-431X-8G with 8GB DDR3 RAM.