QNAP launched a new short-depth rackmount NAS with eight drive bays and the option of a redundant power supply. The TS-855eU is suited for small cabinets, as well as spacious deployments. An Intel Atom processor and up to 64GB of RAM ensure you’ll have enough performance for daily storage tasks.
The Intel Atom C5125 processor is a good choice for even one of the best NAS for storage, rocking eight physical cores that can hit speeds of up to 2.8GHz. Whether you’re needing a beefy storage box for many users to connect simultaneously or a virtualisation machine, the TS-855eU will be more than capable of running all the above and then some.
QNAP TS-855eU specifications
|CPU||Intel Atom C5125|
(8-core, 2.8 GHz)
|RAM||8 GB DDR4|
(max 64 GB)
|Expansion||2x PCIe 3.0|
|Cooling||3x 60 mm|
4x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
|Dimensions||88.6 x 432 x 297.4 mm|
The CPU wouldn’t mean much if the TS-855eU didn’t have good storage-related specifications and thankfully the company ensured it’s a good all-rounder. There’s dual 2.5GbE connectivity with port trunking support. Two PCIe 3.0 x4 slots provide ample expandability, whether you need additional M.2 slots or enhanced network ports.
Speaking of M.2 storage, there are tow slots already present inside the server for SSD caching or Tier auto-tiered storage (when running QTS). QTS is installed as standard, but the TS-855eU can be switched to the ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system for better reliability and data integrity. It’s quite the 2U NAS for backups and storage.
The OS will be able to take advantage of the available 8GB DDR4 SODIMM module, which can be expanded to up to 64GB of ECC system memory. Four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports allow for almost anything to be connected to the NAS that isn’t a network device.
Where to buy the QNAP TS-855eU
The QNAP TS-855eU is available now in two configurations. One without a redundant power supply and another with a second backup source of electricity, called the TS-855eU-RP. The former comes with just one 250W PSU and the RP server has two 300W units.
Pricing for the QNAP TS-855eU and TS-855eU-RP comes in at $1,599 and $1,999, respectively.
The QNAP TS-855eU is a new 8-bay short-depth NAS with plenty of ports and features for a small business to work with. Should you require a shallow server for storing lots of data, this is a fine choice.
The QNAP TS-855eU-RP takes everything the base model has and simply bumps the PSU up to 300W and adds a second, redundant unit for maximum reliability and uptime.