QNAP Introduces 25GbE Dual-Port Network Expansion Card
Ron Perillo / 8 months ago
Expansion Cards for NAS or PC
QNAP is announcing the launch of the QXG-25G2SF-CX4, a 25GbE NIC. It features the Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx SmartNIC controller, use a PCIe Gen3 ×8 slot and SF28 connector.
“Cloud, big data, high-speed storage, virtualization, and AI are strongly pushing 25GbE into the mainstream,” said Dan Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “QNAP now provides users with a scalable solution for adopting 25GbE infrastructure by leveraging the industry-leading Mellanox Ethernet solution to deliver a next-gen 25GbE NIC for NAS, servers and workstations.”
Additionally, QNAP is also launching the QXG10G2SF-CX4, a dual-port 10GbE SFP+ network expansion card option.
Both of these can be used on other QNAP NAS devices such as TS-x83XU, TVS-x72XU, or TS-x77XU. Providing lightning-fast throughput for massive data transmission, fast backup/restoration, maximized SSD-based applications, and optimal VMware performance.
Although there are some hardware requirements to take full advantage of 25GbE. Namely at least three workstations with Intel Core i5/i7 processors (or similar) at 3.3 GHz (or higher) as well as NVMe SSDs. For NAS devices, an Intel Core i5/i7 processor (or similar) with NVMe SSDs and/or Enterprise-level SATA SSDs (SLC/MLC) is also necessary.
How Much is the QNAP QXG-25G2SF-CX4?
The QXG-25G2SF-CX4 is now available for $287USD with a 3-day waiting period. Similarly, the QXG-10G2SF-CX4 is also available for $267 USD. Both are covered with a 1-year warranty.