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QNAP, Microsoft, and Paragon Software Release exFAT Driver for QNAP NAS

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Taipei, Taiwan, December 21, 2016 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. has teamed up with Microsoft® and Paragon Software Group to provide an official exFAT driver customized for QNAP NAS, allowing users to directly access the contents of exFAT-based storage.

Compared to the conventional FAT32 file system and its 4GB single file limit, the exFAT file system is optimized for fast and high-capacity flash memory such as SD cards and USB devices, and allows for files of up to 16EB.

"We are pleased to partner with QNAP on the technology solutions in network attached storage that will meet consumer needs in the 4K era and beyond," said Micky Minhas, Microsoft Vice President and Associate General Counsel.

"The exFAT file system is becoming increasingly popular for SD cards and other storage devices due to the limitations of FAT32. With the purchase and installation of the exFAT driver, our users can now directly access their exFAT-based storage using their NAS," said Ripple Wu, Product Manager of QNAP.


The exFAT driver is now available for purchase from the QNAP License Store for US$3.99.

Note: The exFAT driver can only be installed on QTS 4.3.0 (or newer). Models that do not support QTS 4.3.0 cannot use the exFAT driver. The X10, X12, X20, X21, TS-269H and other discontinued models do not support the exFAT driver. For more information, please visit https://www.qnap.com/solution/exfat_file_system/en/.

About Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.

About Paragon Software Group

Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China, delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world-class companies and partners, including Cisco, Dell, HP, Western Digital, ASUS, Seagate, Toshiba, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information, please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com

About QNAP

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise "Quality Network Appliance Provider", aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation and passion.