Hardware and storage manufacturer QNAP has this week announced the availability of its new QM2 Expansion Card that enables users to easily add M.2 SSD slots to their network storage providing flexible versatility while boosting performance and functionality. QM2 models that support four M.2 SSDs allow for SSD caching with higher storage capacity to optimise IOPS-demanding applications. As well as supporting RAID 5/RAID 6/RAID 10 to provide redundancy against potential hardware failure.
The QM2 boosts performance by adding M.2 SSDs that don’t occupy any 3.5-inch drive bays, allowing you to maximise both your storage capacity and performance. M.2 SSD thermal sensors allow real-time M.2 SSD temperature monitoring and a quiet cooling module (heatsink and smart fan) minimises overheating risks and sustains constant high performance.
“When faced with a performance bottleneck, the random read/write speed of the hard drives in a NAS is one of the decisive performance factors,” said Joan Hsieh, Product Manager of QNAP, continuing “QM2 cards can greatly boost the performance of QNAP NAS with PCIe slots, while the flexible configuration of SSD caching and I/O-aware Qtier all helps multiply NAS performance.”
Features of the new QM2 Expansion Card include the ability to install M.2 SSDs to form caching pools or an auto-tiering volume. Once installed the new expansion card is capable of enabling SSD caching to boost performance and optimizes storage efficiency with Qtier Technology.
For more information and full specifications jump over to the official QNAP product page by following the link below.
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