QNAP, Microsoft, and Paragon Software Release exFAT Driver for QNAP NAS
Taipei, Taiwan, December 21, 2016 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. has teamed up with Microsoft® and Paragon Software Group to provide an official exFAT driver customized for QNAP NAS, allowing users to directly access the contents of exFAT-based storage.
Compared to the conventional FAT32 file system and its 4GB single file limit, the exFAT file system is optimized for fast and high-capacity flash memory such as SD cards and USB devices, and allows for files of up to 16EB.
"We are pleased to partner with QNAP on the technology solutions in network attached storage that will meet consumer needs in the 4K era and beyond," said Micky Minhas, Microsoft Vice President and Associate General Counsel.
"The exFAT file system is becoming increasingly popular for SD cards and other storage devices due to the limitations of FAT32. With the purchase and installation of the exFAT driver, our users can now directly access their exFAT-based storage using their NAS," said Ripple Wu, Product Manager of QNAP.
For more information, please visit https://www.qnap.com/solution/exfat_file_system/en/
The exFAT driver is now available for purchase from the QNAP License Store for US$3.99.
*The exFAT Driver works on all NAS models running QTS version 4.3.0 (or later), except the following: TS-269H, HS-210, TS-112P, TS-212P, TS-412, TS-212, TS-112, TS-410, TS-210, TS-110, TS-421, TS-221, TS-121, TS-420, TS-220, TS-120, TS-419X, TS-119, TS-119P, TS-119P+, TS-119PII, TS-219, TS-219P, TS-219P+ and TS-219PII.
*The license is associated with the NAS device and cannot be transferred between devices.
About Microsoft Corporation
Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT” @microsoft) is the leading platform and productivity company for the mobile-first, cloud-first world, and its mission is to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more.
About Paragon Software Group
Paragon Software Group is an innovative software developer focused on two dynamic growth markets. The company's comprehensive product line for the data storage market addresses the needs of data security, storage and management for PCs, servers and networks. A second portfolio of products focuses on mobile productivity applications for handheld devices. Founded in 1994, Paragon Software Group has offices in the USA, Germany, Japan, Poland, Russia and China, delivering its solutions to consumers, small business and enterprise clients worldwide through a network of Value Added Resellers, distributors and OEMs as well as online through the company website. Paragon Software Group provides technology to a host of world-class companies and partners, including Cisco, Dell, HP, Western Digital, ASUS, Seagate, Toshiba, LG Electronics, Logitech, Buffalo, Acer, EMC, Siemens, Lenovo, Microsoft, Motorola, Nokia, and more. For more information, please visit the company website at www.paragon-software.com
About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.