QNAP announced the new, high-capacity TS-1655. This NAS is designed for businesses and backups, accommodating up to 12 hard drives, with a further four SSD slots for good measure. Then there’s the Intel Atom processor with 8 cores and up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM. It’s quite the monster.
Other highlight specifications of the QNAP TS-1655 include 2.5Gb networking. This can be upgraded to 10Gb or 25Gb through one of three available PCIe 3.0 x4 slots. Let’s get back to that Intel Atom C5125 processor, which has eight cores and is capable of pushing up to 2.8GHz.
There’s full support for Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) and the NAS comes with four UDIMM DDR4 slots with 8GB preinstalled. This amount of RAM allows the processor and QTS to run flawlessly, but if it’s not enough, the CPU can support up to 128GB with ECC. It’s a serious piece of kit for a business application.
|CPU||Intel Atom C5125|
(8-core, 2.8 GHz)
|RAM||8 GB DDR4|
(max 128 GB)
2x PCIe 3.0 M.2
|Expansion||3x PCIe 3.0 x4|
|Cooling||3x 92 mm|
2x 97 mm
|Ports||1x 25Gb (optional)|
1x 10Gb (optional)
|Dimensions||294.29 x 369.89 x 319.8 mm|
To connect to the QNAP TS-1655, you can use the two available 2.5Gb LAN ports with link aggregation support. QNAP allows for the installation of 2.5Gb, 10Gb, and even 25Gb expansion cards with three PCIe 3.0 slots ready to go. These are the sort of specs one could expect from the best NAS.
Whether you require a NAS for virtualization, storing lots of files and backups, or all of the above, the TS-1655 will be worth checking out. It can be bought now for $1,850.
This is QNAP’s new 8-core NAS with 12 3.5-inch drive bays, some SSD bays, M.2 slots, and PCIe slots. It’s extremely capable and designed for heavy business use.