QNAP Launches TS-128A & TS-228A Entry-Level NAS Powered by Realtek RTD1295 SoC

Realtek RTD1295 can be found in mid range to high-end 4K TV boxes that often include a SATA bay or interface, as well as an HDMI input port that supports PVR, PiP, and UDP broadcasting, with the devices normally running both Android and OpenWrt simultaneously respectively for multimedia apps, and storage/network functions.

But last year, we also spotted QNAP & Synology working on entry-level NAS based on the processor, and the former has now launched the TS-x28A series with two models: TS-128A & TS-228A equipped with respectively one and two 3.5″ SATA bays.

TS-128A and TS-228A

QNAP TS-128A & TS-228A specifications:

  • SoC – Realtek RTD1295 quad-core Arm Cortex A53 processor @ up to 1.4GHz with hardware encryption acceleration engine
  • System Memory – 1GB DDR4 (soldered)
  • Storage
    • 4GB eMMC flash for firmware
    • Drive Bay
      • TS-128A – 1x 3.5″ SATA 6Gbps
      • TS-228A – 2x 3.5″ SATA 6Gbps
  • Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)
  • USB – 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 port ; 2x USB 2.0 port
  • Misc
    • LEDs – Network, Disk(s), system status, one-touch copy
    • Power, reset, USB one touch copy buttons
    • Buzzer for system warning
    • 4 x 4 cm cooling blower (fan) for system
  • Power Supply
    • TS-128A – 36 W, AC 100 to 240 V
    • TS-228A – 65 W, AC 100 to 240 V
  • Power Consumption
    • TS-128A – HDD standby: 2.9 W; In operation: 7.06 W (with 1TB disk installed)
    • TS-228A – HDD standby: 5.14 W; In operation: 12.21 W (with 2x 1TB disks installed)
  • Dimensions & Weight
    • TS-128A – 187.7 x 60 x 125 mm | 560 grams
    • TS-228A – 187.7 x 90 x 125 mm | 700 grams
  • Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity – 0 to 40˚C, 5 to 95%, non-condensing, wet bulb temperature: 27˚C
  • Sound Level
    • TS-128A – 15.7 dB (A)
    • TS-228A – 17.0 dB (A)

The network access storage devices run QTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux) with support for power management features, storage management (RAID, storage pools, snapshots…), networking, and more as you’ll find out in the side-by-side comparison of the two versions on QNAP website.

Both models are said to be available now, but they don’t show up on many stores yet. We still have some pricing info with QNAP TS-128A sold for around $150 on Snap.com, and TS-228A going for a little over $190 in the same shop.

Thanks to Theguyuk for the tip.

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