QNAP Releases Turbo NAS 3.8 With Windows 8 Support


It’s been around for a few weeks now, but QNAP have finally got around to supporting Windows 8 with their Turbo NAS Network Attached Storage devices. Compatibility arrives courtesy of the all-new Turbo NAS 3.8 firmware update which is a free update available for a healthy chunk of the NAS specialist’s product range (see list below).

Alongside support for Microsoft’s latest opus, other Turbo NAS improvements include enhancements to multimedia features, the inclusions of a new Surveillance Camera feature supporting round 1400 IP Cam models and proxy client support for Enterprise Internet access.

The full features list includes:

Windows 8 support: supports Internet Explorer 10, SMB/CIFS and FTP protocols, iSCSI target creation, and many of the Turbo NAS utilities such as Qfinder, NetBak Replicator and QGet;
Photo Station: adds multi-photo management function to efficiently manage bunches of photos;
Music Station 3: provides music library to easily play terabytes of songs and thousands of Internet radio stations;
Video Station: provides a platform to build a personal video website;
Download Station 3: a 24/7 download center with ease-of-use, download bandwidth control, and the supportive QGet utility;
DJ Station: a platform to channel personal music playlist through Facebook;
Surveillance Station Pro: supports over 1,400 IP camera models, flexible camera access control, expandable channel license, multi-server monitoring, 5 alarm events and 7 event actions, intelligent video analytics, E-map, VMobile app for iOS® & Android, and QNAP Surveillance Client for Mac; One free IP camera license is available by default in Surveillance Station Pro; users can purchase additional licenses via online store or from QNAP resellers;
Web system setup: conveniently initializes the Turbo NAS via instructions on web setup portal without using an installation CD;
New application portal: a redesigned start page providing single sign-on for instant access to all authorized applications.
Proxy client: enables Internet access in the network behind a proxy server to perform firmware live update, virus definition update, and QPKG Center add-on installation;

The new Turbo NAS V3.8 firmware will be available at for the following Turbo NAS models:

TS-1679U-RP, TS-EC1679U-RP, TS-1279U-RP, TS-EC1279U-RP, TS-1079 Pro, TS-879U-RP, TS-EC879U-RP, TS-879 Pro, TS-869L, TS-869U-RP, TS-869 Pro, TS-859U-RP+, TS-859U-RP, TS-859 Pro+, TS-669L, TS-669 Pro, TS-569L,TS-569 Pro, TS-559 Pro +, TS-559 Pro II, TS-469U-SP, TS-469L, TS-469U-RP, TS-469 Pro , TS-269L, TS-269 Pro, TS-459U-RP+/SP+, TS-459U-RP/SP, TS-459 Pro+, TS-459 Pro II, TS-259 Pro+, TS-439 Pro II+, TS-439 Pro II, TS-239 Pro II, TS-809 Pro, TS-509 Pro, TS-809U-RP, TS-419U+, TS-419U II, TS-419U, TS-419P II, TS-419P+, TS-419P, TS-412U, TS-412, TS-410U, TS-410, TS-259 Pro+, TS-239Pro II+, TS-219P II, TS-219P+, TS-219P, TS-219, TS-212, TS-210, TS-119P II, TS-119P+,  TS-119P, TS-119, TS-112, TS-110, SS-839 Pro, SS-439 Pro

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