|QNAP rolls out 7-in-1 pocket NAS|
|Thursday, 23 July 2015 00:00|
It is designed for up to 8 concurrent connections (users) in a mobile environment ÔÇô perhaps at public events where users need to work collaborative to access or share common files. It is literally a NAS on the go. The performance limitations become the wireless connection that users share to access the NAS.
QNAP claims the built-in 3000mAh battery delivers more than 10 hours of storage connectivity. The same battery can be used as a charging station for mobile devices as well as wireless access point (AP) for sharing Internet access with multiple devices through wired or Wi-Fi connections, smartphone hotspot, or an LTE/4G/3G dongle.
While claiming file transfers of up to 120MB/s read and 40MB/s write speeds, the same 32GB SSD internal storage becomes its limiting factor as you can only hold so much multimedia files these days specially if you are accessing HD videos or high resolution images.
A single use can connect to the LAN port for faster access. The rest of the users will have to settle with wireless connections.
The QGenie is not the first pocket NAS though. AirStash has been in the market for some time with a wide range of pocket storage devices.
Of course, if you already have a Onedrive, you already have 15GB if you happen to be a Windows Phone user as well.