QNAP TS-216G 2-bay NAS features a quad-core Arm processor with NPU for image sorting and searching

QNAP TS-216G 2-bay NAS features a quad-core Arm Cortex-A55 processor with an NPU for AI-powered photo management, 4GB RAM, 2.5GbE and GbE networking ports, two hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA bay, and a few USB ports.

It looks to be an update to the Rockchip RK3566-powered QNAP TS-133/TS-223 with more memory (4GB vs 2GB) and more advanced networking capability (2.5GbE+GbE vs GbE only), while still keeping the object and face recognition capabilities.


QNAP TS-216G specifications:

  • SoC – Unnamed but likely Rockchip RK3566
    • CPU – Quad-core Cortex-A55 clocked at up to 2.0 GHz
    • GPU – Mali-G52
    • Neural Processing Unit (NPU)
    • Hardware-accelerated Transcoding
    • Encryption Engine
  • System Memory – 4 GB RAM
  • Storage
    • 4 GB eMMC flash (dual boot OS protection)
    • 2x 3.5-inch SATA III bay also supporting 2.5-inch SATA SSDs; hot-swappable
  • Networking
    • 2.5GbE RJ45 jack
    • Gigabit Ethernet jack
    • Wake-on-LAN (WoL) and Jumbo Frame support
    • Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS) – Up to 200
  • USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
  • Misc
    • Power, Reset, and USB Copy buttons
    • LEDs – System Status, LAN, USB, HDD1~2
    • 12V DC, 120mm fan for cooling
    • Buzzer
    • Kensington security slot
  • Power Supply – 12V DC (65W) power adapter
  • Power Consumption
    • HDD Sleep Mode – 4.973 Watts
    • Operating Mode, Typical – 13.907 Watts; tested with drives fully populated.
  • Dimensions – 22.1 x 16.5 x 10.2 cm (Tower form factor) –  Not including foot pad that may be up to 30mm
  • Weight – 1,450 grams
  • Temperature Range – Operating: 0 – 40°C; storage: -20 – 70°C
  • Relative Humidity – 5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27°C

QNAP two-bay NAS with ARM NPU

The NAS runs QTS 5.1.3  Linux-based operating system with an App Center that features File Station for NAS file access, sharing, and management through a web browser, Hybrid Backup Sync to back up NAS files to the cloud or another NAS, and Qsync to enable synchronization across multiple users and devices. The NAS is compatible with various client operating systems including Windows 7 to 11, Windows Server 2008 R2 to 2022, several Linux distributions including Ubuntu 14.04 and greater, Apple Mac OS 10.10 or later, and more.

The built-in NPU can accelerate image recognition, and do so at lower power consumption, through the AI-powered QuMagie smart photo management to automatically sort thousands of images based on people, animals, things, or locations, and then allows the users to easily search for those without having to scroll through the photo collection manually.

QuMagie Location Search
Location search with QuMagie

QNAP TS-216G ships with a power adapter and power cord, Ethernet cables, flat head screws for SSD and HDD mounting, two drive tray keys, and a Quick installation guide (QIG). You’ll find it on Amazon US for $298.97. More details may be found on the product page.

Via Liliputing

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