10 GbE capability in off-the-shelf NAS units have most remained in the realm of rackmount models. Today, QNAP is introducing the TS-x70 series desktop pedestal models with this capability. Coming in 4,6 and 8-bay varieties, the units also sport support for connecting multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1200U-RP / REXP-1600U-RP) to ensure scalability over time.

All the three models (TS-470, TS-670 and TS-870) are powered by dual-core Celeron CPUs running at 2.6 GHz (likely to be the Intel Celeron G1610) with 2 GB of DDR3 memory. Four GbE ports and an optional 10 GbE expansion slot are available. All models have two USB 3.0 ports and a HDMI port.

QNAP claims read speeds of up to 450 MBps and write speeds of up to 423 MBps with all four GbE links link-aggregated. The units come with the QTS 4.0 OS which has all the common virtualization certifications. The TS-470, TS-670 and TS-870 are all available now with expect street pricing around $1000, $1200 and $1400 respectively. A Pro version with an i3 CPU is expected to arrive later this year.

Source: QNAP

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  • Azethoth - Sunday, October 13, 2013 - link

    That's not the only BS in the announcement. "10 GbE capability in off-the-shelf NAS units have most remained in the realm of rackmount models."

    Yeah no, I purchased the exact same "10GbE capable" in a ReadyNAS 3 years ago and even then it was neither new nor rackmount and the 10GbE part cost more than the actual system to add to it.

    I will be so happy the day that real 10GbE arrives in a consumer acceptable format and price. Meanwhile it looks like stupid fast only comes from thunderbolt and that's single chained from the computer so not exactly a network. Oh yeah, and really only well supported on Mac.
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  • ZPrime - Saturday, October 12, 2013 - link

    What is the HDMI port for!? Reply
  • Romulous - Saturday, October 12, 2013 - link

    in my recent exploits with 10gbe between two more than capable pcs, I only managed a 2x speed up over 1gbs when copying files. although iperf shows 9.85Gbps. The freebsd box is tweaked to the max, but I guess windows 7 is not up to thr task. perhaps win 2008 may have more luck. Reply
  • Wardrop - Sunday, October 13, 2013 - link

    Did it cross your mind that maybe your source and destination drives are maxed out. Most modern SSD's top out at about 300MBps write speeds; barely a 3rd of the available bandwidth of a 10gbps network connection. Reply
  • asakharov - Monday, December 9, 2013 - link

    For use the NAS as media player. It supports XBMC. Reply
  • bobbozzo - Monday, October 14, 2013 - link

    Hi,
    If you have multiple servers or clients needing high-speed access to the NAS, you could get a 1gbps switch with a couple of 10gbps ports, plug this in, and potentially achieve much greater than gbps performance without upgrading any server or client NICs.
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  • bobbozzo - Monday, October 14, 2013 - link

    This was supposed to be in reply to an earlier comment, but the nested replies don't seem to be nesting correctly. Reply
  • Juddog - Monday, October 14, 2013 - link

    It seems like it would be cheaper just to use a newer Thunderbolt port, if the intent is to only plug it into one server. Reply
  • asakharov - Monday, December 9, 2013 - link

    It is good solution for photographers or videographers. I work with TS-670 now. It is not with 10G NIC, but whti 2+2 Gbit Ethernet ports. Hope, compatible 10G card arrive soon from ebay. It is around $300 for 2 ports SFP+ 10G card from Intel.
    1-2 10Gbit connections could be configured without switch, with direct NAS-workstation connections. If the NAS is close to workstation (up to 5 meters), twinax cables like 10GBase-CU SFP+ could be used.
    10G really add speed to photo or video workflow. In my previous project, upgrade from 1G server NIC to 10G Myricom cards increase speed in photo - video browsing and processing in 2-3 times. Not video transcoding (workstation's CPU is limit in this task), but editing like add or remove footage and so on.
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