QNAP launch new Thunderbolt 3 NAS
QNAP have expanded their popular NAS series of storage solutions with the announcement of the TS-453BT3, a 4-bay NAS that combines Thunderbolt 3 with a pre-installed QM2 PCIe card, providing dual M.2 SATA SSD slots and 10GbE connectivity.
The TS-453BT3 is no slouch - powered by an Intel Celeron quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz) with dual-channel 8GB DDR3L RAM. The pre-installed QM2 card provides SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, helping provide ridiculously quick read speeds - up to 683 MB/s.
Featuring two Thunderbolt 3 ports that deliver up to 514 MB/s read speeds, the TS-453BT3 should work well as a a stable 4K media editing platform for both Mac and Windows. Interestingly the TS-453BT3 also provides a unique Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) converter, allowing computers without Ethernet ports (such as MacBook Pro) to access 10GbE network resources over a Thunderbolt connection.
The TS-453BT3 features 4 drive bays for 3.5” or 2.5” HDDs/SSDs for up to 40TB of internal storage (using 10TB drives) and storage is expandable with QNAP expansion enclosures. Gigabit LAN ports are standard, and the TS-453BT3 features dual M.2 2280 SSD slots for caching.
The new NAS system is available in Oz now, with prices starting at $1,599. See more at QNAP.