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QNAP Announces AI For Storage, New NASes…And A Robot?

Discussion in 'QNAP' started by thiggins, Jan 9, 2018.

  1. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    QNAP's CES announcements for CES 2018 cover AI, IoT, robotics and, yes, a few new NASes.

    Read on SmallNetBuilder
     
  2. TheLostSwede

    TheLostSwede Regular Contributor

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    Where's the "cheap" 10Gbps switch that they've been promising since Computex though?
     
  3. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I know QNAP is trying to expand beyond NAS. But why would they get into switches?
     
  4. Razor512

    Razor512 Senior Member

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    We need more competition with switches, Imagine how affordable a 10GbE switch would become if competition meant that these companies could no longer tack on a gold plated solid diamond yacht tax.

    We would likely see 8 port 10GbE switches for less than $50.
     
  5. thiggins

    thiggins Mr. Easy Staff Member

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    I know cheap 10GbE is your white whale, Razor. But no, we wouldn't.
     
  6. SickOfResetting

    SickOfResetting New Around Here

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    it seems that with each passing day, my decision to opt for a Synology box over QNAP becomes an even greater and more obvious mistake.
     
  7. Moogle Stiltzkin

    Moogle Stiltzkin Regular Contributor

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  8. TheLostSwede

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    Last edited: Jan 13, 2018
  9. Magebarf

    Magebarf Occasional Visitor

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    They just sent out an email announcing availability of the QSW-1208-8C today, and April availability of the "little brother" QSW-804-4C;
    • QSW-1208-8C: 12-port (4 SFP+ fiber ports, 8 SFP+/ RJ45 copper combo ports)
    • QSW-804-4C: 8-port (4 SFP+ fiber ports, 4 SFP+/ RJ45 copper combo ports)
    Have not yet found any store in my region where any of these are listed, neither their price, but I guess they're getting close.
    Official product page for the 1208-8C was linked in the email: https://www.qnap.com/en/product/qsw-1208-8c
     
  10. Robbieonthetube

    Robbieonthetube New Around Here

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    Good morning/afternoon/evening chaps!

    I just stumbled across this (checking in on the updates on the QSW-1208-8C after finding out more info) and I pleased to confirm that this switch is REAL, it is being released soon and SPAN will have it in stock in around a week (not a vast number of stock... not a sales tactic, just a few in stock and back orders and pre-orders to fill).

    here is my shameless bit of self-promotion...

    Unboxing Video



    Also here is the more detailed Unboxing NASCompares article covering a few more specifics, as well as dismantling the device a bit! https://nascompares.com/2018/04/12/unboxing-the-qsw-1208-8c-qnap-10gbe-switch-its-finally-here/
     

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