QNAP Systems has announced TS-873AeU and TS-873AeU-RP NAS devices designed for rack-mounting. The devices are made in a 2U form factor with a relatively shallow chassis: the total size is 89 × 482 × 297,4 mm. The first model is equipped with a 250W power supply, the second & ; two power supplies for 300W each.
The AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B processor with four processing cores and the ability to process eight instruction threads simultaneously is installed. Clock speed & ; 2.2 GHz.
The capacity of DDR4 SO-DIMM RAM in the basic configuration is 4 GB (expandable up to 64 GB). There are eight slots for 3.5" and 2.5" drives with SATA 3.0 interface. Hot swapping is supported. In addition, two M.2 2280 SSD modules with PCIe 3.0 x1 interface can be installed.
The storages have two 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet ports. Optional 5 Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet network controllers can be added. There are four USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports & ; two Type-A and Type-C each. The operating temperature range extends from 0 to +40 °C. Air cooling with three 60mm fans is used.