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QNAP introduces new drive adapters for PC and NAS

14 May 2019
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QNAP Systems has introduced the QDA Series, a range of drive adapters that provide users with the ability to install various drives into their PC/workstation (Windows, Linux) or QNAP NAS to meet various storage needs. 

When used with a QNAP NAS, drives installed using QDA Series drive adapters can be easily monitored using the QTS Storage Manager app.

Key features

  • QDA-A2AR drive adapter - Accommodates two 2.5-inch SATA drives within a 3.5-inch SATA drive bay with up to 6 Gb/s file transfer speeds. No software driver is required, and it can be installed in a PC/workstation (Windows, Linux) or QNAP NAS. Supports hardware RAID, and provides a disk mode switch tool for selecting RAID modes (Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1). Windows users can use the QNAP External RAID Manager utility to view the RAID and disk information.
     
  • QDA-A2MAR drive adapter - Accommodates two M.2 2280 SATA SSDs within a 2.5-inch SATA drive bay with up to 6 Gb/s file transfer speeds. No software driver is required, and it can be installed in a PC/workstation (Windows, Linux) or QNAP NAS. Supports hardware RAID, and provides a disk mode switch tool for selecting RAID modes (Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1). Windows users can use the QNAP External RAID Manager utility to view the RAID and disk information. A high-quality metal construction assists in dissipating heat from the M.2 SSDs to ensure high performance.
     
  • QDA-UMP drive adapter - Accommodates an M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD within a 2.5-inch U.2 (SFF-8639) SSD drive bay with up to PCIe Gen3 x4 file transfer speeds. No software driver is required, and it can be installed in a PC/workstation (Windows, Linux) or QNAP NAS. Windows/Linux users can use utilities from their SSD manufacturer or third-party provider to view SSD information. The aluminium-alloy top and bottom frame assists in dissipating heat from the M.2 SSD to ensure high performance.
     
  • QDA-SA drive adapter - Designed for QNAP  Enterprise ZFS NAS, and allows the use of a SATA 6Gbps drive in a 3.5-inch SAS drive bay while the SATA drive can share SAS dual-port advantages to ensure a high-availability, fault-tolerant enterprise storage environment. (Sold in a pack of four. Order number: QDA-SA-4PCS)