Storage & NASQNAP Adds Peripherals to Compatibility List

QNAP Adds Peripherals to Compatibility List


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QNAP today added two Toshiba hard drives and some back up applications to the compatibility list for QNAP hardware today.  Read on for details.


QNAP added two Toshiba drives and some back up applications to their compatibility list.  Here is the news release:

QNAP Expands its Turbo NAS Peripherals Compatibility List, Adding Two New 3.5-inch Internal Hard Drives and Five 3rd Party Backup Applications
Taipei, Taiwan, April 30, 2012 – QNAP®Systems, Inc. is extending the number of compatible peripherals for its Turbo NAS products. The additions, including two 3.5-inch internal hard drives and five 3rd party backup applications, are now fully compatible. The expanded peripherals compatibility is expected to give users greater convenience and deployment flexibility.The compatible 3.5-inch internal hard drives are listed below:

· Toshiba® MK1002TSKB, MK2002TSKB

The compatible 3rd party backup applications are listed below:

· Retrospect® Retrospect 9, Retrospect 7.7

· Rectiphy® ActiveImage Protector 3.1

· Symantec® Backup Exec 2012

· Acronis® Backup & Recovery 11

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About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc. is a privately held company founded in 2004 and is dedicated to bringing world class NAS storage, professional NVR video surveillance, and network video players to consumer, small/medium business, and entry level enterprise market segments. QNAP leverages not only hardware design but also a growing core competency in software engineering that is precisely focused on bringing to market products that offer the highest available performance coupled with outstanding reliability, scalability, and ease of installation and use. QNAP is a multi-national company with headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and subsidiary offices in China and the United States.


The Toshiba drives are enterprise drives with 7200 RPM speeds, SATA 3.0 interfaces and 1TB and 2TB sizes, respectively.  The 1TB drive currently sells for $132 on Newegg, and the 2TB drive sells for $299.

The five backup applications are normally found in many current IT shops, so adding backup applications that are widely deployed in business settings only helps with disaster recovery credibility in the SMB.

Jim McCarthy
My tech interests include WHS, media streaming, and gaming, among others!

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