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QNAP gives its mammoth eight-bay TS-809 Pro NAS an upgrade

by Parm Mann on 26 August 2009, 13:59

Tags: TS-809 Pro, Qnap

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QNAP's eight-bay behemoth - the TS-809 Pro Turbo - seemed a colossal storage solution when it arrived on the scene back in February of this year.

However, if the 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 2GB of DDR2 memory at the heart of the unit left you worried about performance, you'll be glad to hear that QNAP has announced that as of today each and every TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS will ship with a quicker 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

The change should "significantly improve the performance of the TS-809 Pro for data intensive corporate and entry-level enterprise and data center customers," says QNAP.

We're told the upgraded units are shipping now, but retail inventories are yet to be updated. To give you an idea of price, the current 2.4GHz TS-809 Pro Turbo NAS can be had for £1,448.99*.

*As always, UK-based HEXUS.community discussion forum members will benefit from the SCAN2HEXUS Free Shipping initiative, which will save you a further few pounds plus also top-notch, priority customer service and technical support backed up by the SCANcare@HEXUS forum.

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How many more hundreds of squiddies does that add on?

Don't get me wrong, the QNAP TS-800 series is full on awesome, but the price is ridiculous. I doubt the BoM exceeds 80 quid, and the firmware for all the QNAP models is more or less the same.
£1448.99 for a motherboard, RAM, CPU and case with enclosures and software?

That is a rediculous price! I'm interested in replacing my 6 drive setup in my PC with an external NAS. This interested me until I saw the price.
Yup. for less that that I built a 18 hot swappable bay server with two real hardware RAID cards (Dell PERC 5/i cards), quad core AMD and 8GB RAM.

Although to be fair, you will always be able to build these things yourself for less. It's the appliance nature of these that makes them expensive as well as the support offered by the manufacturers. Great for corporate use, not for home use though.