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QNAP Latest 2.5” Atom Based NAS, the SS-439 Pro Turbo NAS
Believe me when I say QNAP is one of the best companies when it comes to SOHO NAS… And while I pray daily that my NAS will die, I drool over their latest 2.5” NAS, the SS-439 Pro Turbo, the 2.5” version of the 439 Pro Turbo we tested a couples of weeks ago ( QNAP TS-439 and TS-639 Pro Turbo Quick Review…
If you have some spare 2.5” SATA HDDs laying around why not use them for a compact NAS storage solution for a huge list of features like the iSCSI, RAID 0/1/5/6/5+, Single, JBOD, FTP, Load Balancing, WOL, Printer Server, PHP and MySql server…. All of this on a Atom 1.6GHz with 1GB of RAM powered NAS.
QNAP SS-439 Pro is the new generation 2.5″ SATA 4-bay model of the worldwide award-winning Turbo NAS Series designed to deliver high performance and reliable server features such as advanced RAID protection, built-in iSCSI target service, and AES 256-bit volume-based encryption for small business.
The SS-439 Pro houses four reliable and low power 2.5″ SATA hard drives with the total storage capacity of up to 2TB. It is particularly designed for business users who are looking for a network storage solution of high data security for data backup and numerous powerful server applications. The SS-439 Pro is an energy-saving server with low heat output and low noise level.
Powered by Intel Atom 1.6 GHz CPU and 1GB DDRII memory, the SS-439 Pro supports RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 6/ 5 + hot spare, single, JBOD, Online RAID Capacity Expansion, and Online RAID Level Migration. To meet the demand for high security data protection of the business users, the SS-439 Pro supports AES 256-bit volume-based encryption. The encrypted disk volumes of the NAS must be unlocked by the encryption password to be accessed, which eliminates the fear of confidential data leakage if the hard drives or the NAS were stolen. The SS-439 Pro can serve as a NAS and an iSCSI target server. The built-in iSCSI target feature provides an affordable IP-SAN (Storage Area Network) alternative. Also, the “Virtual Space Allocation” (Thin Provisioning) feature is provided which allows you to flexibly allocate the capacity of iSCSI LUN (Logical Unit Number) at the beginning regardless of the physical volume capacity.
Moreover, the SS-439 Pro supports file sharing across Linux, UNIX, Mac, and Windows. It provides numerous applications, e.g. file server, FTP server, printer server, web server (with phpMyAdmin, MySQL, SQLite, Joomla!). It is an ideal storage solution for your office network.