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QNAP SSD Cache Acceleration

SSD Cache Acceleration

Improving the performance of a QNAP NAS with a SSD Cache

Adding an SSD cache to a QNAP NAS is a brilliant way to increase the performance of your storage while maximizing capacity, minimizing costs, and requiring almost zero effort to do so.

SSD Cache Aceleration

When you hit a performance wall...

A growing number of everyday applications require greater performance to react to business and organizational changes. And no matter how fast the processor or how high the RAM capacity, the speed and response times of the hard drives in a NAS will always be a decisive factor in system performance. Conventional logic would just be to populate the NAS with faster hard drives or SSDs, but this can lead to greater expenditure and constricted storage capacities - not to mention requiring a lot of time and effort to do so. This leaves IT administrators under pressure to increase system performance without impacting the budget, the current system capacity, or detracting resources from their other projects.

Benefits of QNAP SSD Cache options

An SSD cache can greatly help in providing the performance necessary for demanding applications as well as improving the overall system workflow. It also provides an affordable and easy-to-install method for upgrading a NAS.

Uncompromising performance for demanding applications

Uncompromising performance for demanding applications

The SSD cache feature on QNAP NAS accelerates IOPS performance by up to 10 times and reduces latency by 3 times for storage volumes. It is perfect for IOPS-demanding applications including databases and virtualization to significantly improve overall workflow.

Budget friendly with maximized capacity

Budget friendly with maximized capacity

Building an all-SSD NAS is not only economically unfeasible, but it would severely constrain the total storage capacity of the NAS. By using an SSD cache, the capacity of the NAS is maximized while at the same time providing the immediate benefits of SSD technology.

Easy to set up and install

Easy to set up and install

An SSD cache can be set up by simply installing SSDs into designated bays in the NAS, and then by following a few steps in the Storage Manager. No complicated steps or extra software is required.

Benefits of QNAP SSD Cache options

QM2 PCIe cards supports M.2 SSD caching

QNAP’s innovative QM2 series PCIe cards allow M.2 SSDs* to be installed in a NAS for SSD caching or caching pools. As QM2 uses PCIe they don’t occupy any 3.5-inch drive bays, allowing you to maximize both your storage capacity and performance. Learn more » QM2 PCIe cards

* M.2 SSDs sold separately

Supported NAS series with PCIe slots for installing a QM2 PCIe card:
QNAP NAS Series QM2 for SSD caching QM2 for Qtier Note
TS-531P V X  
TS-x31X V X  
TS-x31XU V X  
TS-1635 V X  
TS-x53B V V  
TS-x53BU V V  
TVS-x63, TS-563 V V  
TS-x63U V V  
TS-x70 Pro V V Requires QTS 4.3.4 (or later)
TVS-x70 V V Requires QTS 4.3.4 (or later)
TS-870U-RP, TS-1270U-RP V V Requires QTS 4.3.4 (or later)
TVS-x71 V V  
TVS-x71U V V  
TVS-x73 V V  
TS-x73U V V  
TS-x79 V V  
TS-x79U V V  
TS-x80 Pro V V  
TVS-ECx80 V V  
TS-x80U V V  
TS-x80U R2 V V  
TVS-x80U-SAS-RP V V  
TVS-x80U-SAS-RP R2 V V  
TVS-x82 V V Only applicable for PCIe slot 1
*Learn more about » Qtier

Check SSD Cache Support List

SSD cache volume varies with the size of RAM
Cache capacity RAM requirement
512GB ≧ 1GB
1TB ≧ 4GB
2TB ≧ 8GB
4TB ≧ 16GB
  • * Some models have dedicated trays that are optimized for SSD caching.The noted SSD Trays are are optimized for SSD caching.
    * Note: For NAS models with an ARM processor, the maximum SSD cache size is 1 TB.
  • * If you intend to use SSDs as storage space instead of for caching, then an SSD can be installed in any tray.