With the QNAP TS-1655, the manufacturer has introduced a new hybrid storage that is also supposed to be suitable for businesses and demanding virtualization thanks to high-quality equipment. It features a high capacity, comes with 2.5 GbE and relies on an 8-core CPU from Intel.
QNAP TS-1655 in detail
After the high-end QNAP TVS-h874 NAS in mid-January, QNAP now introduces another storage solution. The new QNAP TS-1655 comes in a tower design and offers space for a whopping twelve 3.5-inch hard drives and four 2.5-inch SSDs.
The NAS relies on a hybrid storage architecture, which is supposed to offer a balanced relationship between performance and costs. An Intel Atom C5125 processor with eight cores is installed, which have a clock rate of 2.8 GHz.
Intel QuickAssist Technology (QAT) is also supported. Furthermore, the device can be equipped with up to 128 GB RAM via four UDIMM DDR4 slots – 8 GB RAM is pre-installed ex-factory. Error-Correcting Code memory is also supported to provide server-level performance and reliability for robust enterprise IT environments.
The TS-1655 features dual 2.5G/1G/100M RJ45 network ports that support port trunking for load balancing as well as fault tolerance, helping enterprises with bandwidth-intensive applications such as virtualization, large file transfers, high-speed backup/restore, and real-time applications.
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Many expansion options
In addition, a dual-port 25GbE network card can be installed if desired, which should allow the TS-1655 to achieve sequential read/write speeds of up to 3,499/2,465MB/s.
Three PCIe slots are available. They allow NAS features to be expanded with, for example, 5/10/25 GbE network cards, QM2 cards for adding M.2 SSDs or 2.5 GbE/10 GbE network ports, Fibre Channel cards for building SAN storage, and storage expansion cards for connecting QNAP storage expansion enclosures.
Of course, the manufacturer once again focuses on security with the QNAP TS-1655 and enables data backup, file sharing, and centralized management. Data protection is also secure thanks to snapshots that enable instant recovery in case the NAS is affected by a ransomware attack.
Also exciting for businesses is the ability to host virtual machines and containers. VMWare/Hyper-V VM backups are also said to be facilitated, while cloud storage gateways are provided for 3-2-1 backups, for example. Creation of S3-compatible object storage on the NAS is also possible.
QNAP TS-1655 technical specifications
- Tower model
- Hot-swappable 12x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps hard drive bays and 4x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s SSD bays
- Intel Atom C5125 eight-core 2.8 GHz processor
- 8 GB DDR4 memory (1x 8 GB, expandable up to 4x 32 GB)
- 2x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 3 slots
- 2 x 2.5 GbE RJ45 ports
- 3x PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots
- 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) ports
The manufacturer does not provide details on the pricing and availability of the QNAP TS-1655. However, the official product website provides more information.