Network Attached Storage (NAS) manufacturer QNAP has recently unveiled the AI-powered NAS model, QNAP TS-AI642, a new addition to their innovative lineup.
The highlight of this model lies in its in-built Neural Processing Unit (NPU) with a computational capacity of 6 TOPS, enabling acceleration for specific task operations.
QNAP claims that this NPU can not only handle intelligent image analysis but also reduces the CPU load during AI computations, resulting in lower power consumption.
Hardware-wise, QNAP doesn’t disappoint with the TS-AI642. It comes with a 2.5GbE port and offers a range of interfaces for modification and expansion.
Main Features of TS-AI642 include:
AI Power of 6TOPS: The NPU accelerates AI image applications in TS-AI642, recognizing faces and objects at faster speeds.
2.5GbE High-Speed Transmission: Enjoy 2.5 times higher internet speed with existing CAT5e cables, improving file backup, restoration, and media transmission.
PCIe 3.0 Flexible Expansion: Supports flexible installation of 10GbE/5GbE/2.5GbE network cards, QM2 expansion cards, USB 10Gbps extension cards.
Professional Security Monitoring System: Install QVR Elite video surveillance, with 2 free camera channels and expandable up to 64 channels.
Dual 4K HDMI Output: Utilize dual screens for a video surveillance TV wall, with two HDMI 1.4b ports supporting 4K resolution output.
Native ARM Hardware Encoding/Decoding Technology: Supports ARM NEON Video Transcoding, optimizing video experiences.
Model Name: TS-AI642-8G
CPU: 8-core Arm Cortex 64-bit processor (4x A72 cores 2.2GHz, 4x A55 cores 1.8GHz)
Graphics Processor: Arm Mali-G610 MC4
Processor Features: Floating-point arithmetic, encryption engine, hardware-accelerated transcoding, NPU unit support
Memory: 8GB, non-expandable beyond 8GB
Storage: 4GB for dual-boot OS protection
Disk Interface: 6x 3.5-inch SATA 6GB/S, hot-swappable
Disk Types: 3.5-inch HDD, 2.5-inch HDD, 2.5-inch SSD
Network Interface: RJ452, 2.5GbE1
PCIe Slots: 1*PCIe 3.0 x 2
IR Receiver: Supported, optional RM-IR004 remote control
USB 2.0 Ports: 2
HDMI Ports: HDMI 1.4b * 2
Power Consumption: Minimum 14.005W, 33.33W typically
With this new NAS model, QNAP continues to enhance the technological landscape of network storage, introducing AI capabilities that bring both efficiency and intelligence to the forefront.