QMiroPlus-201W – Arm router and Intel NAS in one device with Qualcomm IPQ4019 & Celeron J4125

QNAP QMiroPlus-201W is an unusual networked storage device that’s acting both as a 2.5GbE & WiFI 6 router and NAS combining Qualcomm IPQ4019 Arm SoC for the router functions, and an Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core Gemini Lake processor for the NAS functions.

Usually, you’d get the choice of either an Arm or Intel processor, but here QNAP decided to use both to keep the same performance as having separate Arm-based router and Intel-based NAS, but in a much more compact form factor.

QMiroPlus-201W

QNAP QMiroPlus-201W hardware specifications:

  • SoC/memory/internal storage
    • For router
      • SoC – Qualcomm IPQ4019 quad-core Arm Cortex A7 @ 716.8MHz
      • Memory – 512MB DDR3
      • Internal Storage – 4MB SPI NOR Flash & 4GB eMMC flash
    • For NAS
      • SoC – Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core Gemini Lake processor @2.0 GHz
      • Memory – 4GB DDR4
      • Internal Storage – 4GB eMMC flash
  • Data Storage – 2x 2.5-inch SATA 3Gb/s (Compatible with 6Gb/s SSD/HDD) bay
  • Networking
    • 1x 2.5GbE host port (NAS only)
    • 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports (Router only)
    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac WiFi 6 rated AC2200
      • 2.4 GHz 2×2 MIMO up to 400 Mbps
      • Dual-band 5 GHz  2×2 MIMO up to 867+867 Mbps (1734 Mbps)
      • 4x Internal Antennas
      • WiFi Mesh supported
    • Bluetooth 5
  • USB – 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (for the NAS only)
  • Misc – Button Power(for NAS), Reset, WPS
  • Power Supply – 12V DC
  • Power consumption – 60W max
  • Dimensions – 183.5 x 105 x 143.5 mm
  • Weight – 1.44Kg
  • Operating Temperature – 0°C ~ +40°C
  • Operating Humidity – 5% to 95% non-condensing
  • Certifications – JATE / CE / FCC / BSMI / NCC / IC / SRRC / CCC / VCCI / RCM / OFCA

Intel NAS Arm Router

So what we end up having in this device are two separate products with an Intel NAS and an Arm router having separate ports, but at least they share the same power input… It looks to be possible to turn off the NAS, while the router is on as long as the system is plugged into the main.

The router runs QTS smart home management storage system on the NAS subsystem and QuRouter on the router subsystem. The solution supports WiFi Mesh through QMiro-201W units to extend coverage, QuWAN to connect the company network with your home network through SD-WAN, and can also be managed through QuRouter app.

Tri-band WiFi does not mean WiFi 6E here, and instead, it appears QNAP QMiroPlus-201W relies on the same 5.0 and 5.8 GHz bands as Xiaomi Mi AX9000 “WiFI 6 Enhanced” router.

QNAP uploaded a 44-minute video presentation of the NAS router last month, but if you are short on time you could also flick through the presentation slides.

At the point in time, I could only find QNAP QMicroPlus-210W in some shops in Australia for 904.82 AUD inc. VAT ($700 US) and the Czech Republic for 13,439 Kč ($644 US). Additional information may be found on the product page.

Thanks to TLS for the tip.

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sander
sander
3 months ago

So the NAS has 2.5GbE, but the router hasn’t? Weird.

willy
willy
3 months ago

Such devices are often interesting as first acquisitions, but become problematic later when you want to replace only one of the function in them because the part you keep remains huge for what it does.

tkaiser
tkaiser
3 months ago

Since the NAS portion of the thing can be powered on/off separately if the Wi-Fi stuff remains main use case the NAS part could become a backup device powered on once every week/month. On the other hand the spinning rust idling in a backup NAS should be of large capacity and inexpensive and that’s not going to happen with 2.5″.

tkaiser
tkaiser
3 months ago

> Data Storage – 2x 2.5-inch SATA 3Gb/s

How do they manage to ‘downgrade’ the Celeron’s SATA ports to 3Gb/s?

TLS
TLS
3 months ago

My thoughts exactly.
Then again, having worked at QNAP in the past, nothing surprises me.

willy
willy
3 months ago

Maybe using a port multiplier, or even funnier, a USB controller instead of the native ports.

David
David
3 months ago

Maybe someone can help me with this: I want to build a NAS box using the same Celeron J4125 used by this QMiroPlus-201W NAS device, but I cannot find a standard motherboard with a J4125 on it. I can find lots of really small-form-factor boxes based on the J4125, but those won’t work well as the basis for a real NAS box. ASRock used to make an otherwise bare-bones mini-ATX board with the earlier Celeron J4105 soldered on it (none of these J41X5 Celerons are socketed), you could buy them for $76 on Amazon with “free” shipping.[1][2] ASRock sold zillions… Read more »

tkaiser
tkaiser
3 months ago

> But neither ASRock or anyone else I can find is producing standard motherboards with the new J4125 on them

J4125-ITX (90-MXBCE0-A0UAYZ) has 4 SATA ports (two provided by the SoC and two by a PCIe attached ASM1061) and as usual there’s a cheaper variant just with 2 SATA ports as well: ASRock J4125B-ITX (90-MXBCH0-A0UAYZ).

And also as usual they sell the same board with different names and different Intel SoCs soldered to them, e.g. J4005 (2C/2T) or J5040 (4C/4T but faster clocks than J4125).

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