Somebody has to be first.
Announced today, QNAP has partnered with AMD to release two new models of NAS devices. Powered by an AMD 64-bit G-Series quad-core CPU, the 4/6/8-bay TVS-x63 and the 10GbE-ready TVS-863+ are the first NAS devices to feature an AMD embedded CPU.
“QNAP is renowned for providing comprehensive cutting-edge NAS solutions with high-quality features for users, and we feel very honored to cooperate with QNAP to release the new TVS-x63+ series NAS, powered by AMD embedded solutions,” said Scott Aylor, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Embedded Solutions. “The AMD Embedded G-Series SoC provides high performance while being energy efficient and meets the requirements of a NAS designed to deliver 24/7 continuous and reliable services.”
Interestingly enough, the TVS-x63+ series allows users to connect a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to interface directly with the NAS as one would with a conventional PC. This same series also supports 4K Ultra HD output via HDMI.
- TVS-863+: 8-bay tower model, 8GB RAM, one pre-installed 1-port 10GbE PCI-E NIC
- TVS-863: 8-bay tower model, 4GB RAM, PCI-E expansion slot
- TVS-663: 6-bay tower model, 4GB RAM, PCI-E expansion slot
- TVS-463: 4-bay tower model, 4GB RAM, PCI-E expansion slot
- AMD Embedded G-Series quad-core 2.4 GHz processor, DDR3L-1600 SO-DIMM RAM (expandable to 16GB); 2.5″/3.5″ SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, hard drives hot-swappable; 5 x USB 3.0; 2 x Gigabit LAN ports; 2 x HDMI (mirrored display); LCD panel.
With AMD-V, the QNAP Virtualization Station technology is back, allowing users to run virtual machines directly on the NAS. Additionally, the new NAS devices come with support from VMware, Microsoft, and Citrix for integration into existing virtual environments.
Available later this month at most NAS retailers, we will bring you more information (like pricing) once we get on the CES show floor.