Making the rounds at CES 2018 are QNAP's TS-677, TS-877, and TS-1277 NAS Enclosures. Created for tasks such as improved video and virtual machine performance, this NAS series features integrated hardware and multi-tasking software for tackling resource-demanding applications and tasks, such as virtualization and 4K processing.
The QNAP TS-677 6-Bay NAS Enclosure comes equipped with four 3.5/2.5" drive bays for data storage and two 2.5" drive bays for SSD caching. It is powered by a 3.2 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 1600 processor and 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM. QNAP's TS-877 8-Bay NAS Enclosure is available with six 3.5/2.5" drive bays for data storage and two 2.5" drive bays for caching, and can be configured with either a 3.2 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU & 8GB RAM or a 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU & 16GB RAM. Topping off the offerings are QNAP's TS-1277 12-Bay NAS Enclosures, with eight 3.5/2.5" drive bays for data storage and four 2.5" drive bays for caching. The TS-1277 is available with either a 3.2 GHz AMD Ryzen 5 1600 CPU & 8GB RAM, a 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 1700 CPU & 16GB RAM, or a 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU & 64GB RAM.
Aside from their differences in the processors and memory, these QNAP NAS devices all feature one PCIe 3.0 x8, one PCIe 3.0 x4, and one PCIe 2.0 x4 slot, each of which can be used for 10GbE or 40GbE network adapters, PCIe NVMe SSDs, graphics cards, USB 3.1 cards, and wireless network cards, plus USB 3.1 Type-C, USB 3.1 Type-A, and USB 3.0 ports for connections to other QNAP devices, external drives, and displays, two M.2 SATA SSD slots for caching or caching pools to help accelerate performance, and FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption.
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