QNAP Systems announced a rather unusual novelty – the QMiroplus-201W hybrid device, which combines the router functions, Wi-Fi access points with MESH network support and network data storage (NAS). Novelty dimensions are 183.5 × 105 × 143.5 mm, weight – 1.44 kg.
The novelty carries the Qualcomm IPQ4019 chip with four ARM Cortex-A7 computing kernels, which is supplemented with 4 GB of Flash memory EMMC and 512 MB DDR3. This chip also supports Wi-Fi 5 AC2200 (802.11a / B / G / N / AC 2 × 2) – up to 400 Mbps in the 2.4 GHz band and up to 1733 Mbps in the range of 5 GHz – and has a built-in 1GBE switch to five ports, one of which is used to internal connection to the NAS part of the device.
The main computational load from the NAS component is assigned to the Intel Celeron J4125 processor. The chip refers to the generation of Gemini Lake Refresh: It contains four cores with a basic clock frequency of 2.0 GHz and the ability to increase to 2.7 GHz. The processor operates in a tandem with 4 GB of DDR4 RAM. Possible installation of two 2.5-inch size stackers with SATA 3.0 interface.
The NAS part has its own, independent 2.5GBE port, derived to the back wall. There, there are four 1GBE ports (one WAN and four LANs), which belong to the router, and two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports for connecting external devices. In addition, Bluetooth 5.0 is supported, as well as the ability to combine Qmiroplus-201W in Mesh-network and three other routers of the Qnap QMiro series.
The NAS part is running the QTS, and the wireless router uses the Qurouter OS. Such a hybrid solution allows you to use the SD-WAN connection to access the corporate network resources, including other NAS. And QTS forces are possible to organize backups both in the cloud and in the company’s repositories.
A more detailed description of the novelty is represented on the official website and in the presentation of the product. He has already appeared in some stores at a price of about $ 650-700.