Brand New Cards in the QNAP QM2 Range – QM2-4P-384A, QM2-4P-342, QM2-2P-384, QM2-2P-344 and more

The QNAP QM2 Upgrade Card Range just got ALOT Bigger for 2018

For those that didn’t know, QNAP have been releasing their popular series of PCIe improved performance cards for almost six months now to great success. Featuring the ability to improve internal operations with SSD caching, as well as adding a 10 gigabit ethernet port to your NAS for vastly improved transmission speeds. Thanks to the success of the QM2 series of NAS cards, QNAP are developing a vast number of follow-up cards covering a whole host of configurations in 2018. They have taken the original innovations of utilising NVMe based ssdS for SSD caching and tiered storage, and pushed the boundaries considerably further.  With improved innovations in numbers of SSD usable, RAID configurations available on the card and greatly improved PCIe speeds and handling, these new QM2 cards are just the thing to breathe improved life into a NAS that requires a performance boost with minimum investment.

What are the New Cards featuring NVMe SSD and SATA SSD in the QNAP QM2 range

The new series of QNAP QM2 PCIe upgrade cards cover a vast number of situations and NAS configurations, some utilising traditional SATA based SSD, with others expanding greatly with up to 4 NVMe based SSD utilising PCIe gen 3 x 4 connectivity.  Take a look below at the available cards later in 2018:

QNAP QM2-4P-384A PCIe Upgrade Card


PCIE upgrade card with 4x NVMe slots, supporting RAID 0 through to 5, Using PCIe Gen 3 x4 slot for the card, with each NVMe slot on the card at PCIe Gen 3 x8 (managed by a PCIe Switch on the board of the card)

QNAP QM2-4P-342 PCIe Upgrade Card

PCIE upgrade card with 4x NVMe slots, supporting RAID 0 through to 5, Using PCIe Gen 3 x4 slot on the card, with each NVMe slot on the card at PCIe Gen 3 x2 (managed by a PCIe Switch on the board of the card)

QNAP QM2-2P-384 PCIe Upgrade Card

PCIE upgrade card with 2x NVMe slots, supporting RAID 0 through to 1, Using PCIe Gen 3 x8 slot for the card, with each NVMe slot on the card at PCIe Gen 3 x4 (managed by a PCIe Switch on the board of the card)

QNAP QM2-2P-344 PCIe Upgrade Card

PCIE upgrade card with 2x NVMe slots, supporting RAID 0 through to 1, Using PCIe Gen 3 x4 slot for the card, with each NVMe slot on the card at PCIe Gen 3 x4 (managed by a PCIe Switch on the board of the card

QNAP QM2-2P-244A PCIe Upgrade Card

PCIE upgrade card with 2x PCIe SSD slots, supporting RAID 0 through to 1, Using PCIe Gen 2 x4 slot for the card, with each PCIe SSD slot on the card at PCIe Gen 2 x4 (managed by a PCIe Switch on the board of the card

QNAP QM2-2S-220A PCIe Upgrade Card

PCIE upgrade card with 2x SATA m.2 SSD slots, supporting RAID 0 through to 1, Using PCIe Gen 2 x2 slot for the card, with each SATA m.2 SSD slot on the card at 6Gbs (managed by a SATA controller on the board of the card

QNAP QM2-4S-240 PCIe Upgrade Card

PCIE upgrade card with 4x SATA m.2 SSD slots, supporting RAID 0 through to 5, Using PCIe Gen 2 x2 slot for the card, with each SATA m.2 SSD slot on the card at 6Gbs (managed by a SATA controller on the board of the card

QNAP QM2-4P-284 PCIe Upgrade Card

PCIE upgrade card with 2x PCIe SSD slots, supporting RAID 0 through to 5, Using PCIe Gen 2 x8 slot for the card, with each PCIe SSD slot on the card at PCIe Gen 2 x4 (managed by a PCIe Switch on the board of the card)

Which NAS are Compatibile with Which new QM2 Card

Below is a breakdown of the NAS that these card can be used with later this year and the PCIe types that they support, to ensure you get the right card for your NAS configuration.

QNAP NAS Supporting PCIe Gen 3 x4

  • TS-x71U
  • TS-x73
  • TS-x73U
  • TS-x80U

QNAP NAS Supporting PCIe Gen 3 x8

  • TS-x71
  • TS-x71U
  • TS-x77
  • TS-1282
  • TS-x80
  • TS-x80U
  • TS-x89U
  • TS-1685
  • TS-1282

QNAP NAS Supporting PCIe Gen 3 x16

  • TS-882
  • TS-682
  • TDS-16489U

Different QM2 Cards can be installed in a unit with multiple PCIe slots at different speeds and versions. The best example is the TS-1677X 16 Bay NAS releasing in Q2 of 2018. You can install 3 kinds of QM2 card in this single NAS chassis.

More information on these new QNAP Upgrade cards and whether we will see more units featuring 10Gbe in 2018. Stay tuned and don’t forget to subscribe!

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