Taipei, Taiwan, July 2010 – QNAP Systems, Inc., a leading network storage manufacturer is pleased to announce its 2-bay Atom-based Turbo NAS was awarded “The Best Business Storage” in the category of “BUSINESS & CREATIVE PRODUCTS” by Macworld. “The TS-239 Pro Turbo NAS is ideally suited for IT professionals with high-end features including online RAID capacity expansion, built-in iSCSI target service, and remote access and replication,” commented Macworld.
“We are honored to receive this award from Macworld. QNAP saw the demand of business users for Mac-compatible, high performance, and reliable network storage. We strive to continuously improve the features for Mac users such as Apple Time Machine support for Mac-to-NAS backup, AFP protocol for easy file transfer, and iTunes server for media sharing. Mac users can store the libraries of applications, such as iTunes, iPhoto and Aperture, on the NAS or play the multimedia files from the NAS via Front Row,” said James Wu, Product Manager, QNAP Systems, Inc. QNAP has recently announced the free QMobile app that allows iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch users to play and share their photos, music, and video wirelessly. The latest firmware v3.3 has added the support for HFS+ file system for external drives to largely improve the compatibility between Mac OS X and QNAP NAS. “We will do our best to provide more features and enhancements on our storage products to benefit the users working with all sorts of operating systems such as Mac, Windows, Linux, and UNIX,” said Mr. Wu.
The award winner TS-239 Pro Turbo NAS is an affordable and easy-to-manage network storage solution with iSCSI service for virtualized and clustered environment. It is one of the first generation of QNAP Intel Atom-based Turbo NAS series. Following TS-239 Pro, QNAP has announced the upgraded series Atom D510 TS-259 Pro and D410 TS-239 Pro II which both deliver exceptional performance and maintain high reliability for multiple concurrent applications and intensive data transfer with guaranteed low power consumption.
The new V3.3 firmware is now available for download free of charge from the www.qnap.com website. For more information about QNAP’ QMobile app, please visit http://www.qnap.com/fw_v3/Default.aspx?lang=eng#Qmobile
For more information about the Macworld award, please visit http://www.macworld.co.uk/digitallifestyle/news/index.cfm?newsid=3228208
QNAP offers the broadest lineup of NAS server enclosures currently available. QNAP Turbo NAS servers are available in 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 8-bay tower & rack mount configurations to fit consumer’s needs, including small/medium business, workgroups, and entry-level enterprise networks. Most QNAP NAS servers feature hot-swap removable cartridge drives with 2.5″ and 3.5″ drive support, and offer unique features including virtual disk, and dual Gigabit LAN ports with fail-over, load-balancing and multi-IP setting capabilities for all Intel-based models. QNAP NAS servers are ideal for simple website hosting, ultra-high performance RAID storage supporting RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5+ hot spare and 6+hot spare (5 drive and higher models), stand-alone file downloading, network-wide backups, printer sharing, video surveillance, and a whole lot more. QNAP NAS servers are fully compatible with Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and UNIX networks and incorporate green power management technologies.