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QNAP Launches Enterprise-class TES-x85U NAS Series Featuring Intel Xeon D Processor and Dual OS Options


Taipei, Taiwan, October 12, 2016 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the powerful enterprise-class TES-x85U NAS series, including the 18-bay TES-1885U and the 30-bay TES-3085U. Both models are powered by a high-performance yet energy-saving Intel® Xeon® D processor, and provides the choice of dual OS inside a single rackmount NAS. Users can choose to install the business storage QES operating system or the app-centric QTS operating system based on their needs. The TES-x85U series with QES is the perfect backup storage for the dual-controller Enterprise ZFS NAS (ES1640dc).

The 12Gb/s SAS-enabled TES-1885U and TES-3085U adopt an advanced 14nm Intel® Xeon® D 64-bit SoC processor with an integrated PCH (6-core and 8-core respectively). Both models have two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports to natively support 10GbE network environments, and can further boost system performance with PCIe Gen.3 expansion for additional 10GbE/40GbE adapters and PCIe NVMe SSD. The high-density TES-3085U is especially useful for providing an ultra-fast all-flash storage solution that offers up to 24 drive bays and 6 dedicated SDDs bays for caching.

The TES-x85U provides the flexibility of two operating systems, either the FreeBSD-based QES for enterprise-level storage with maximized business continuity, or Linux-based QTS for enjoying application storage with greater functionality. "With quality hardware delivering high expandability and reliability alongside powerful software manageability, the TES-x85U is highly suited for mission-critical computing tasks and applications," said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "The extreme flexibility to choose from two operating systems further allows businesses to deploy ideal operating systems on multiple TES-x85U based on their needs and goals in different stages."

QES features ZFS, the best file system for business data storage, and supports multiple advanced functions for high-end enterprise storage, including RAID-Z for data protection, nearly limitless snapshots, SnapSync, data deduplication and in-line compression for optimized VDI storage performance, self-healing, and more. With SnapSync, the TES-x85U can be used as an efficient backup system for QNAP Enterprise ZFS NAS to immediately recover all the backed up data locally to take over operations and services with maximized uptime.

The TES-x85U with QTS performs as an all-in-one NAS solution. QNAP's Qtier Technology empowers the TES-x85U with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across SSDs and SAS/SATA drives, providing utmost efficient storage center. A comprehensive disaster recovery solution is fulfilled by rich backup options including volume and LUN snapshots, RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup. Users can create Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ virtual machines for extensive applications on the NAS using Virtualization Station, or initiate LXC and Docker® containers and IoT development with Container Station. QTS provides services for diverse application servers (including a web server, VPN server, and FTP server), and the App Center includes hundreds of install-on-demand apps to expand NAS functionality (including Surveillance Station for security surveillance, Q'center for centrally managing multiple QNAP NAS, and more).

The TES-x85U series is certified for VMware® vSphere™ 6.0 and supports VAAI, provides compatibility for Microsoft® Hyper-V® with the support for ODX and Windows Server® 2012, and supports Citrix® XenServer™ 6.0 to maximize flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments.

The scalable TES-x85U series can connect up to 8 QNAP expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP) to flexibly expand its raw capacity. With VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), users can also mount the unused storage capacity from other QNAP NAS units to the TES-x85U and create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS services as if they were using local drives.

Key specifications

TES-1885U: Intel® Xeon® D-1531 2.2 GHz 6-core processor; DDR4 RAM, expandable to 128 GB; 12x 2.5" / 3.5" SAS and SATA drives on the front, 6x 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots at the rear

  • TES-1885U-D1531-32G:32 GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM x2)
  • TES-1885U-D1531-64G:64 GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM x4)
  • TES-1885U-D1531-16GR:16 GB ECC RAM (8GB RDIMM x2)
  • TES-1885U-D1531-32GR:32 GB ECC RAM (8GB RDIMM x4)
  • TES-1885U-D1531-128GR:128 GB ECC RAM (32GB RDIMM x4)

TES-3085U: Intel® Xeon® D-1548 2.0 GHz 8-core processor; DDR4 RAM, expandable to 128 GB; 24x 2.5" SAS and SATA drives on the front, 6x 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots at the rear

  • TES-3085U-D1548-32G:32 GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM x2)
  • TES-3085U-D1548-64G:64 GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM x4)
  • TES-3085U-D1548-16GR:16 GB ECC RAM (8GB RDIMM x2)
  • TES-3085U-D1548-32GR:32 GB ECC RAM (8GB RDIMM x4)
  • TES-3085U-D1548-128GR:128 GB ECC RAM (32GB RDIMM x4)

Both are 2U rackmount models; 2x 10GbE SFP+ ports; 4x Gigabit ports; 4x PCIe slots


The TES-1885U NAS is now available; the TES-3085U NAS will be available in November.