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TS-h973AX: 10GbE QuTS hero 9-bay NAS with a Ryzen CPU (self.qnap)
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Multiple people have been asking when we will have a new Tower NAS with a Ryzen CPU. We are going to release one. I expect this to offer a very good ratio of price to performance and it also should be the most powerful QNAP NAS to fit so small a form factor.
The TS-h973AX is the 9 bay form factor with 5 X 3.5” bays and 4 X 2.5” bays with the very small dimensions of 182.65 × 224.6 × 224.1 mm. 2 of the 2.5” bays support the much faster U.2 NVMe drives. It has 10GbE and 2 2.5GbE ports built-in.
The CPU is a lower end Ryzen, but still a Ryzen. 4 Core 8 thread Zen1 SoC. What this means is that even though it has 73 in the part number, it is significantly more powerful than the TSx73 series. In going from, x73 to 73A with a Ryzen, there is about a 50% IPC improvement, and we gain hyperthreading. Clockrate is very slightly better but no turbo boost. So with all that considered, I expect this to be around twice the CPU power as the x73 series.
That should make this unit great for running lots of apps and containers and 1 or 2 VMs if someone wants a small home lab.
One thing I do want to touch on is why we went with a zen1 SoC. While there are more powerful Ryzen CPUs available, SoCs (System on Chip) allow more to be put on the chip than just the CPU and that allows for a small size of the whole system, more power efficiency, and in most cases, lower cost.
If you consider that this NAS fits 9 bays into such a small form factor, and it is the most powerful CPU we have fit into such a form factor, you might see some of the advantages. The price is not yet announced. But I also expect our choice for SoC to allow us to offer a better ratio of price to performance than with previous Ryzen models. So while some of the people asking for a new Ryzen NAS might have been thinking of an 8 or 12 core Ryzen, many others might appreciate how affordable this SoC Ryzen turns out to be and how little space it takes up wherever you put it.
For those who want something more powerful than this, the TVS-h1288X should be a good option.
well beats a arm nas?
i'm not a fan of the arm models for nas, no matter how low powered they are. but something like this new model seems much better. any benchmarks to compare between the 2?
initially there were questions by users whether they would intro a newer desktop ryzen nas, seeing as for a while now, all we had been seeing were rack models. and the fact that the ts-x77 got eol'ed essentially. So people were wondering, and at the time the answer was something like nothing planned. So people got worried. But glad this was not the case
For a 24/7 media server, you need to take into account the annual cost for running this. So this is where this new ryzen model helps
i don't have this model so i can't try it out on plex how well it would perform, which is one usage case i am curious how well this performs vs say an Intel celeron model
https://energyusecalculator.com/electri ... mputer.htm
Anyway do we know the price for this particular model?