QNAP TS-855X

QNAP launches new 8-bay TS-855X NAS

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QNAP has launched a new 8-bay NAS in the form of the TS-855X. This enclosure comes rocking an 8-core Intel Atom processor, supporting up to 128GB of DDR4 RAM, 10GbE networking, and support for up to 25GbE. It’s quite the NAS and comes with a rather high price tag. Here’s everything you need to know about the QNAP TS-855X.

The Intel Atom C5125 is a brilliant low-power chip with eight physical cores that can boost up to 2.8 GHz. Four DIMMs are available, which is what one would typically see on a desktop PC motherboard. QNAP preinstalls 8 GB of DDR4 and this NAS supports four 32 GB sticks for a total capacity of 128 GB. These are some impressive specifications that warrant such a high MSRP.

SpecificationQNAP TS-855X
CPUIntel Atom C5125
(8-core, 2.8 GHz)
GPU
RAM8 GB DDR4
(max 128 GB)
Storage6x (SSD/HDD)
2x (SSD)
Expansion2x M.2 SSD
2x PCIe 3.0 x4
Cooling1x 90 mm
2x 80 mm
Ports1x 10 GbE
2x 2.5 GbE
3x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
2x USB-A 2.0
Power75.79 W
Dimensions231.9 × 292.9 × 319.8 mm
Weight8.5 kg

Not only is there a native 10 GbE port, but there are also two 2.5 GbE ports and the option for a 25 GbE connection to be activated through one of two available PCIe 3.0 x4 slots. Two M.2 SSD slots are at hand for installing the best SSD for caching to improve overall system performance.

Certified by VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-v for virtualization storage, the QNAP TS-855X is designed for businesses with massive storage capacity requirements. QNAP supports the connection of JBOD expansion units to the TS-855X to meet long-term storage requirements through projected growth.

The QNAP TS-855X will be available for $1,599.

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