QNAP introduces TS-410 NAS
QNAP Systems recently updated their Turbo NAS range by introducing the TS-410 desktop NAS server which was specially developed to target the SOHO and Prosumer market segments. Having said that, you won’t find top-of-the-line features in this, since it isn’t going to blaze through performance charts in any way, but the TS-410 does come with a decent enough feature set to get you up and running right out of the box without worrying about it becoming obsolete a few months down the road. The TS-410 will come with a quartet of hot-swappable SATA hard drives that are capable of holding up to 8TB of storage with its 2TB maximum, supporting 2.5″ or 3.5″ hard drives for added flexibility when it comes to drive installation. Apart from that, you won’t find any Intel Atom processor within, since it will be powered by a Marvell 800MHz processor and 256MB DDR2 memory for sustained high performance with low power consumption. Users will be able to configure the TS-410 for RAID 0/1/5/6/5+ spare, and JBOD with online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration for high data redundancy.
As mentioned above, the TS-410 is comfortable in SOHO environments, which is why it is fully compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and UNIX networks while boasting a built-in UPnP/DLNA media server (with TwonkyMedia enabled) that is able to support a wide range of DLNA media players including the Sony PS3 and Microsoft Xbox 360 gaming consoles. Apart from that, you can also opt to install the DLNA/UPnP application on your iPhone or iPod touch, giving you access to the TS-410 over the home network any time of the day, letting you play videos, music, and photos from the server directly over a network connection. With the high-speed PC-less Download Station working in tandem with the unique QGet utility, you can also manage your BT/FTP/HTTP download tasks remotely over the local network or the Internet.
Expect to pick up the QNAP TS-410 sometime later this month for $449 sans hard drives.