The model TS-230 Introduced by QNAP at this CES 2020 in Las Vegas, it is the brand’s entry model, with 2 bays to install drives with SATA connection, it supports 3.5-inch, 2.5-inch hard drives or 2.5-inch SSD drives, which we can hot swap without no problem. His CPU is from Realtek, RTD1296 quad-core, running at 1.4 GHz with 64-bit architecture, floating point unit and encryption engine and is accompanied by 2GB of DDR4 RAM.
With a tower format, it offers us 3 USB connections, 1 USB 3.0 on the front, next to the LED indicators, on the back it has 1 connection Gigabit-Ethernet, 1 USB 2.0 and another 3.0, in addition to the power outlet, on the back there is also a 80mm fan that will expel the hot air, creating an air flow thanks to its openings in the lower part of the sides.
The QNAP TS-230 supports backups on Windows or macOS, use HBS for cloud copies and also with snapshots, to keep ransomware away.
In the multimedia section, we can install the application of plex server to have a media server via DLNA to any device, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or Amazon Fire TV. With the Qmedia application we can host music, photos and videos to play on Android TV, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV or set-top box devices. Too support 4K hardware decoding (H.264) for higher quality content.
Its availability seems to be immediate, but we do not know the starting price.