QNAP’s 2-drive desktop NAS server

QNAP announced the TS-210 desktop NAS server targeted specifically at the SOHO and Prosumer market segments.

It supports up to 2 3.5″ SATA hard drives with up to 4TB of total capacity (using 2TB drives) and features a Marvell 800MHz CPU and 256MB DDRII memory. It can be configured to RAID 1 for high data redundancy, and supports also iSCSI Target service with Thin Provisioning and a Gigabit LAN port. The TS-210 is equipped 3 USB ports (1 front, 2 back panel) for expanding the storage capacity, printer sharing, or data backup to an external storage device.

The TS-210 features a built-in UPnP/ DLNA media server (with TwonkyMedia enabled) supporting a wide range of DLNA media players such as gaming consoles. By installing the DLNA/ UPnP application on your iPhone or iPod touch, users can access the TS-210 on the home network and play the videos, music, and photos from the server over the network.

In addition, the high-speed PC-less Download Station with the QGet utility enables users to manage the BT/ FTP/ HTTP download tasks remotely over the local network or the Internet. The TS-210 can perform centralized backups of all computers attached to the network.

The TS-210 comes with QNAP’s new V3 of its NAS management software, embedded as firmware, adding new features including virtual disk drives support (up to 8 virtual disks via iSCSI expansion over the network). Network Discovery Services are enhanced with new Bonjour support offering zero-configuration networking for HTTP, SAMBA, FTP, AFP, and SSH based networks, and full UPnP support. Other new features of the V3 firmware include EXT4 support for very large volumes and file sizes and SNMP support. Version 3 includes an AJAX-based web interface.

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