Qnap introduces two home-nas systems running Android




Qnap brings two for home use shall Nassen out. TAS 168 and TAS-268 running the Linux-based Android QTS as well. The Android platform can be accessed by linking the Nassen via HDMI to a screen.

The difference between the two versions lies in the number of hard drives: the TAS-168 can accommodate a disk and the TAS-268 two. The latter can also raid 0, 1, JBOD or single rotating disk mode. To install a hard drive does not require any tools and appliances can be linked directly via HDMI to a TV. Besides the difference in disk-number, Nassen have identical hardware. Both feature a 1.1GHz dual-core Arm processor, 2GB DDR3 memory and 4GB of flash storage. The hard drive should be placed 3.5 “are large, support SATA and may contain up to 6TB of storage per disk.

It runs on embedded Linux 1.4 QTS. There is also a modified version of Android installed Android Station, to multimedia files for playback on TVs, use different Android apps and surf the web. The Android system is automatically started when the NAS is connected to a TV via HDMI. Which Android version the system is running, it is not entirely clear, though mention several sources that it was going to Android 4.4.4.

The other hardware consists of a Gigabit Ethernet port, one USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports. The TAS-168 measuring 187,7x60x125mm and the TAS-268 is three centimeters wider with 187.7x90x125mm. The Nassen weigh 1.74 and 1,88kg respectively. In addition to the devices themselves, there is also an infrared remote control at.

The Nassen would be available immediately in the US and Canada, although prices are not yet known.


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