QNAP has announced the availability of QuTS hero h5.0.1. This operating system is designed for ZFS-based hero NAS from QNAP with stronger capabilities for big data storage and data security. Think of more serious server solutions for larger applications. Here’s what was included in this latest release.
What’s new in QuTS hero h5.0.1
While not a huge upgrade, QuTS hero h5.0.1 does come packing some notable improvements for the best NAS. Here are some highlights:
Support for up to 5 petabytes (PB) per shared folder
Petabyte-scale capacity gives enterprises the confidence to tackle storage-demanding applications including Big Data analysis, edge computing, and AI.
Secured file access with LUN encryption
Besides full NAS encryption and shared folder encryption, users can now encrypt specific LUNs to enhance access security.
RAID disk replacement with spares before potential failure
If NAS drives are failing, indicated through system slow down, S.M.A.R.T. values, or DA Drive Analyzer predictions, affected disks in a RAID group can be replaced at any time using spare disks. This greatly improves system reliability and removes the need for a RAID rebuild.
Windows Search Protocol (WSP) support for mounted shared folders
WSP uses the Server Message Block (SMB) protocol. With WSP, users can search NAS shared folders via Windows when an SMB drive is mounted to the NAS.
For more details on everything included with this release of QuTS, see the official QNAP website.
How to install QuTS hero h5.0.1
If you’re ready to install the latest release of QTS on your QNAP NAS, simply visit the control panel on your enclosure to check if an available update is ready for download. Should it not be available, you can try your luck with the manual method, here’s how to go about it:
- Go to QNAP’s official website.
- Select your NAS from the drop-down menu.
- Click on one of the download links for QTS hero h5.0.1.
- Go to Control Panel > System > Firmware Update > Manual Installation.
- Click Browse.
- Select the downloaded QTS hero 5.0.1 OS update file.
- Click Update System.