Coming of Age QNAP TVS-951X NAS
This holistic, highly-compact 9-bay multimedia NAS with 10GbE connectivity with hybrid storage is a structure ideally suited for professional home and small business users.
At the heart of the TVS-951X beats the 7th-generation Intel® Celeron® 3865U low-power dual-core processor, supported by either a 2GB or 8GB DDR4 dual-channel memory limited to 32GB upgrade.
[NOTE]: The NAS supports dual memory sockets (2-slots only), and the configuration that is supplied with the 2GB version is 1 x 2GB module and the 8GB version is 2 x 4GB modules. Therefore, if you think you may need 16GB (2 x 8GB) or 32 (2 x 16GB) in the future, we recommend your initial selection provides the most optimum and cost-effective mode to buy. In all cases, unless 8GB will suffice, then the 2GB needs to be sought then upgrade to 16GB or 32GB. choice.
The hybrid drive bay design makes this NAS a standout with five 3.5-inch drive bays and four 2.5-inch SSD bays along with nine bays fitted smartly into a 5-bay compact form factor. Once the hard drives and SSD drives are installed the enablement of SSD caching and Qtier auto-tiering technologies to boost overall system performance becomes viable.
According to QNAP, the TVS-951X is designed with both 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives to allow customers whom cannot afford the all-flash systems to try SSD acceleration and thus take advantage of tiered storage and higher performance ratios. The pricing of SSD and Flash-based M.2. form factor has become competitive and typically for a 2TB SSD drive costing around $390 is now commonplace.
The QNAP TVS-951X is a great option for users who don’t need a huge amount of storage to afford SSD’s. Also for users who can use the 3.5-inch as an archival backup with the combination of five 2TB hard disk drives and four 2TB Solid State Drives. This combination would suffice for both primary and secondary back storage in one NAS unit.
QNAP TVS-951X features a built-in 10GBASE-T network port to provide 10GbE high-speed network connectivity. You can use the TVS-951X with QNAP's 10GbE unmanaged switch (sold separately) to upgrade your network infrastructure to benefit from faster transfer speeds and to improve bandwidth-demanding applications.
Both the TVS-951X and QNAP's 10GbE unmanaged switches support NBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) five-speed network technology so you don’t have to replace the existing Cat 5e, 6 and 6a cables in your current network infrastructure
[NOTE]: There is a clear path for converting to 10GbE when you invest in a QNAP with the combination of either the 8-port or 12-port switch and using existing cabling to take advantage of higher network speeds with your existing Cat 5e and 6a cables.
The testing carried out in QNAP labs reveals an impressive turn of speed with the 10GbE network enabled and Intel SC2BB240GB SSD’s.
NAS: TVS-951X with QTS 4.3.4
Volume Type: RAID 5; 9 x Intel SSDSC2BB240GB SSD
Client PC: Windows 10, Intel i7-6700 3.4 GHz, 32GB RAM, QNAP LAN-10G2T-X550 card
QNAP has recently launched 12-port (QSW-1208-4C) and 8-port (QSW-804-4C) 10GbE unmanaged switches allowing you to instantly upgrade your network environment at a cost-effective price. The QSW-804-4C supports 10GBASE-T and NBASE-T standards, allowing you to take advantage of higher network speeds with your existing Cat 5e and 6a cables. Both SFP+ (fiber) and RJ45 (copper) ports are available (with 4 combo ports) for servicing a range of network needs. Compliant with IEEE 802.3az (Energy Efficient Ethernet, EEE), the QSW-804-4C is energy efficient as well. With high performance, low latency and superb functionality, the QSW-804-4C is the ideal choice for upgrading your home or business network to support 10GbE connections.
- With NBASE-T support, existing cables can be used. Backward compatibility is provided for legacy devices
- With a combination of SFP+ (fiber) and RJ45 (copper) ports, most devices can take advantage of 10GbE connectivity provided by the QSW-804-4C.
- IEEE 802.3az (EEE) helps to reduce power consumption for low-speed and inactive connections.
QNAP QSW-804-4C – 8-port 10GbE Switch
The 8-port QSW-804-4C switch offers four SFP+ (fiber) ports and four SFP+/RJ45 (copper) combo ports for connecting different interfaces to the same switch. With RJ45 interfaces, 10 GbE is supported with Cat 6a (or above) cables. Alternatively, direct attach copper (DAC) cables can be used with SFP+ ports for connecting to servers inside a rack. The switching capacity of the QSW-804-4C is 160 Gbps, guaranteeing the full potential of each port.
QNAP QSW-1208-8C – 12-port 10GbE Switch
The 12-port QSW-1208-8C switch offers four SFP+ (fiber) ports and eight SFP+/RJ45 (copper) combo ports for connecting different interfaces to the same switch. With RJ45 interfaces, 10 GbE is supported with Cat 6a (or above) cables. Alternatively, direct attach copper (DAC) cables can be used with SFP+ ports for connecting to servers inside a rack.
This is one of the most featured connectivity options currently offered on a 5-bay, 9-bay combo NAS on the market.
The QNAP TVS-951X is ideally suited for both home and work, designed to provide the most comprehensive features and propel your network to 10Gbe with a price tag that will not break your bank.
The QNAP TVS-951X is ideally suited for both home and work. It is designed to provide the most comprehensive features and propel your network to 10Gbe with a price tag that will not break your bank.
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