QNAP launches new TS-x64 NAS with Intel Celeron processors

QNAP announced the availability of two new NAS enclosures. The new QNAP TS-464 and TS-664 have four and six drive bays, respectively. They’re designed for professionals and office use with high-speed network demands. There’s a mixture of 10Gb and 5Gb connectivity, as well as HDMI output, M.2 slots, and more.

Both QNAP enclosures come with the Intel Celeron N5105/N5095 processor, which offers capable graphics processing through the Intel UHD chipset. 4GB of DDR4 RAM is available as standard on both models, but you can increase this amount up to 16GB. The choice of either four or six drive bays caters to different scenarios.

The design of both NAS enclosures is similar to what QNAP has offered in the past with a black chassis and gold strip down the front. They’re smart-looking enclosures and have the bays hidden behind a front panel to keep everything clutter-free. The specs just make them good contenders for the best NAS list.

A single PCIe slot is available for the installation of either 10Gb or 5Gb LAN connectivity. Finally, we’ve got two M.2 slots for SSD caching. Unfortunately, QNAP follows Synology by not allowing users to store data on speedier flash modules.

ProcessorIntel Celeron N5105/N5095Intel Celeron N5105/N5095
(max 16GB)
(max 16GB)
Drive bays4 (2.5-inch, 3.5-inch)6 (2.5-inch, 3.5-inch)
M.2 slots2 (Gen 3×1)2 (Gen 3×1)
Expansion1x PCIe (Gen 3×2)1x PCIe (Gen 3×2)
Ports2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
2x USB 2.0
1x HDMI 2.0
2x 2.5Gb LAN
2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2
2x USB 2.0
1x HDMI 2.0
2x 2.5Gb LAN
Fans1x 120mm2x 90mm
Dimensions168 x 170 x 226 mm168 x 235 x 226 mm

Regardless of what drives are installed in the four to six bays, the Intel Celeron processor will be more than capable of handling the increased data bandwidth. QNAP’s popular TL and TR expansion units are fully supported by the new TS-x64 NAS series, making it possible to go with the cheaper model and add bays later.

QNAP’s QTS 5.0 is preinstalled, but the recently released QTS 5.1 is ready to go. Throw in some of the best NAS drives and you’ll end up with quite the capable network storage. And if you want to build the best NAS for Plex, the available HDMI 2.0 port is perfect for viewing 4K movies without streaming.

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