QNAP’s new TS-364 3-bay NAS offers 2.5GbE and M.2 SSD Caching

QNAP's new TS-364 3-bay NAS offers 2.5GbE and M.2 SSD Caching

QNAP’s new TS-364 3-bay NAS offers 2.5GbE and M.2 SSD Caching

2.5Gb Ethernet is becoming increasingly popular in the home networking scene, thanks mostly to the fact that the standard is now becoming common on consumer PCs, new generation motherboards and the latest routers from major ISPs (Internet Service Providers). Today, it is easier than ever to kit out your home network with fast than Gigabit ethernet, making faster NAS (Network Attached Storage) solutions more desirable than ever.  

With their new TS-364 3-bay NAS solution, QNAP wants to give their users faster access to their files, supporting two M.2 PCIe 3.0 slots that can act as a high-performance SSD cache or a dedicated high-speed storage pool. The system’s 3-bay setup supports up to three SATA-based 3.5/2.5-inch storage devices, which can be set up in a RAID 5 configuration for data redundancy. 

By default, this NAS ships with a 4GB stick of DDR4 memory, though up to 16GB of memory is supported should users decide to upgrade their NAS. This NAS also supports USB 3.2 (10Gbps) connectivity, allowing users to transfer files faster than 2.5Gb Ethernet allows whenever necessary. 

The main draws of this NAS are its 2.5Gb Ethernet support and its support for multiple M.2 devices for SSD caching or as an accelerated pool of network-attached storage. 

More information about QNAP’s TS-364 NAND is available in their press release below. 

QNAP's new TS-364 3-bay NAS offers 2.5GbE and M.2 SSD Caching

PR – QNAP Introduces TS-364 3-bay RAID 5 2.5GbE NAS with M.2 SSD Caching

QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading computing, networking, and storage solution innovator, today launched the 3-bay RAID 5 2.5 GbE TS-364 NAS with M.2 PCIe Gen3 NVMe SSD slots and 2.5 GbE connectivity, providing optimized performance in home/office environments. Supporting light virtualization/containers and HDMI output, the TS-364 provides a centralized storage, backup, file sharing, and multimedia solution that features rich NAS applications for greater productivity and boundless entertainment.

“The new TS-364 NAS allows building a secure RAID 5 array with three disks for optimized storage capacity, cache performance and protection against one disk failing. With M.2 PCIe Gen3 slots, the TS-364 enables cache acceleration or SSD storage pools for improved performance, or Edge TPU for AI image recognition. Its 2.5 GbE port accelerates network transmission while its USB 3.2 Gen2 (10 Gbps) ports allow quickly transferring large media files,” said Joseph Chiang, Product Manager of QNAP.

The TS-364 is powered by an Intel Celeron N5105/ N5095 quad-core 4-thread processor (burst up to 2.9 GHz) with Intel AES-NI encryption engine and 4 GB DDR4 memory. The TS-364 supports cache acceleration or Qtier for improved performance, or Edge TPU for AI image recognition. The TS-364 has one 2.5 GbE port for next-generation network support, with one USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) and two USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps) ports that provide faster data transfer to portable devices. The TS-364’s storage capacity can be expanded by connecting TL and TR storage expansion enclosures.

The TS-364 comes with the latest QTS 5.0 operating system, and includes rich NAS home/business applications: File Station streamlines NAS file access, sharing, and management through a web browser; Hybrid Backup Sync can easily back up NAS files to the cloud or another NAS to fulfill the 3-2-1 backup strategy; Virtualization Station and Container Station enables light virtualization applications; QVR Elite helps deploy a cutting-edge smart surveillance system; and KoiMeeter provides a complete cross-platform video meeting and wireless presentation solution. Home users will also enjoy the wide range of multimedia applications (including Plex ), streaming capabilities, and a built-in HDMI port, which allows them to enjoy their multimedia on their device of choice.

Key specifications

TS-364: Intel Celeron N5105/N5095 quad-core processor (burst up to 2.9 GHz); 4 GB DDR4 dual-channel memory (supports up to 16 GB); 2x M.2 2280 NVMe Gen 3×2 SSD slots; 1x 2.5 GbE RJ45 port; 1x HDMI 1.4b 4K output; 2x USB 3.2 Gen2 ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1 port.

For more information, visit the product page.

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