Powered by an AMD Athlon Silver 3050e dual-core processor, Topton N1 (aka TP-N1) NAS comes with two SATA bays for 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch drives, as well as four gigabit Ethernet ports.
The system can support up to 32GB RAM, relies on M.2 SSD storage for the OS, and can provide up to 40TB of data storage through the two SATA bays. It is also equipped with an HDMI output port, several USB 3.x/2.0 ports, as well as a 3.5mm audio jack.
Topton N1 specifications:
- SoC – AMD Athlon Silver 3050e dual-core/quad-thread processor @ 1.4 / 2.8 GHz (Turbo) with Radeon Vega 3 graphics @ 1 GHz; TDP: 6W
- System Memory – Up to 32GB DDR4-2400 RAM via two SO-DIMM slots
- M.2 2280 socket for a (PCIe 3.0) NVMe SSD
- 2x SATA III bay for 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch driver for a maximum of 40TB data storage (based on currently available HDD)
- Video Output – 1x HDMI port
- Audio – 3.5mm audio jack, digital audio via HDMI
- Networking – 4x Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports
- USB – 3x USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, but one of the ports looks to be a USB 2.0 port instead
- Misc – Power button, BIOS with support for auto power on and Wake-on-LAN
- Power Supply – 19V/3.42A
- Dimensions – 192 x 192 x 198 (H) mm
- Weight – 885 grams
Unless you purchase the barebone model, the company preinstalls Windows 10 Pro on the system but also lists various other Linux operating systems including OpenWrt, CentOS, and Ubuntu, as well as the iKuai soft routing operating system. LEDE is also listed, but I’m not quite sure why, since, as I understand it, the LEDE team has been back to working on the OpenWrt project for a few years now.
Topton says the 6W AMD Athlon Silver 3050e processor (6W) performs about as well as a 15W Celeron N5095 quad-core Jasper Lake processor, but based on data from Netbookcheck.net, it’s mostly true for single-core performance, while the Celeron N5095 performs significantly faster with multi-core workloads, and offers better graphics performance.
The Topton N1 NAS sells for about $199 barebone, but a full system starts at $242 with 4GB RAM, and a 128GB NVMe SSD, and goes up to $447 with 32GB RAM (dual-channel) and a 1TB SSD. You’d still need to add your own SATA drives.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.