QNAP® Systems today launched the TR-004U, a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion device that can be attached to NAS, PC and server via USB 3.0 Type-C. The 12-inch-deep 1U short depth design of TR-004U can be used to add storage space to a QNAP NAS and can also serve as hardware-based RAID storage for PCs and NAS. The TR-004U offers convenient cross-platform file sharing and high flexibility for users, acting as a high-efficiency and intuitive storage expansion option.
The TR-004U supports individual, JBOD and RAID 0/1/5/10 storage configurations. QNAP NAS users can use the TR-004U with their NAS, including setting RAID parameters and creating a storage pool by using the “Storage and Snapshots” app within QTS. Alternatively, the TR-004U can be used as an external storage device of the NAS. The TR-004U can also be used with computers to facilitate file sharing and exchange and supports the exFAT file system. Computer users with limited storage upgrade options can also use the TR-004U as an expansion unit, and a specialized QNAP External RAID Manager utility (Windows/macOS) can help them view disk health, change RAID configurations, check logs, and update the firmware of the TR-004U.
Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, said: “The TR-004U is a new option for NAS and DAS expansion, with a single device being available in server, PC or workstation. While existing QNAP NAS users can add storage space to their NAS with the TR-004U, server, PC and workstation users can purchase the device, acquire a NAS at a later time, and keep using their TR-004U for maximum cost efficiency.”
A DIP switch on the rear of the TR-004U can switch the disk configuration of the device. There are also status indicators, and lockable hard drive trays. When the host PC/NAS goes to sleep, shuts down, or is disconnected, the TR-004U will go into the sleep mode and save energy. For further details, check it out in our store.