Thursday, August 14, 2008

5TB NAS server runs Linux

Qnap Systems announced a new member of its "TS" family of Linux-based network-attached storage (NAS) devices. The five-bay, hot-swappable TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS is equipped with a 1.6GHz Intel Celeron processor, 1GB RAM, and dual gigabit Ethernet ports.

Based on embedded Linux, the TS-509 stores the OS and NAS applications in flash ROM, which Qnap says improves "stability." The device supports Linux, Unix, Mac OS X, and all major Windows desktops.

RAID support includes RAID 0 (disk striping), RAID 1 (mirroring), RAID 5, RAID 5+ (hot spare), RAID 6, and JBOD (linear disk volume), says Qnap. The TS-509 offers RAID capacity and migration expansion features that ease upgrades to larger storage devices with higher RAID levels, says the company.

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