QNAP today announced the world’s first M.2 SSD-based NAS, the TBS-453A NASbook.
The TBS-453A NASbook is powered by a 14nm Celeron N3150 quad-core processor from Intel and uses M.2 SSDs (4x M.2 2280/2260/2242 SATA 6Gb/s) for storage along with RAID protection in a portable ultra-slim chassis. It has also been designed to be used as a physical network switch and share network access with multiple users.
Some of the other key features of the new TBS-453A include dual-channel 4GB or 8GB DDR3L memory, 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports, 3 Gigabit switch ports, 4 USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port, 1 Line Out audio jack, and a built-in speaker. Display connectivity includes 2 4K-compatible HDMI ports.
For business needs, the TBS-453A can be used as a Linux workstation by connecting a keyboard, mouse and an HDMI display. Virtualization Station lets users run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines on the NAS.
As far as performance goes, it can deliver up to 112 MB/s throughput per LAN port. When using AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption, speeds only drop slightly to 109 MB/s per LAN port.
The TBS-453A is now available in multiple SKUs, including two without any M.2 SSDs and two with a total of 960GB storage.