PNP : UAE's TOP Data Storage Integrator Since 2005
QNAP One of the Largest Subdistributor and Reseller partner in UAE
We are one of the largest QNAP subdistributor offering complete Storage solution with QNAP using hard drives from Seagate , WD or Toshiba. Every QNAP device you buy from us with hard drives will be pre-configured for free. Other value-added services for QNAP devices such as warranty extension for new QNAP devices (QNAP Warranty Extension), warranty extension for existing QNAP devices (PNP Warranty Extension), extended replacement service with SLA ( NBD Hardware Replacement), etc. are offered in UAE at an additional cost.
Services such as NBD replacement of a failed QNAP device, warranty extensions for existing QNAP devices are available exclusively from us at an additional cost due to our service partner agreement with QNAP. Our Engineers are trained by QNAP and we also arrange workshops and techincal trainings for QNAP.
Stock availability of QNAP QDA-A2MAR QDA-A2MAR Dubai UAE
We have a large inventory (probably one of the largest in the Middle East) of QNAP as we are a sub-distributor. If the stock is not available, we can give you a firm delivery date. Contact us and we will let you know the exact availability.
Price Matching and Lowest Bulk Price for QNAP QDA-A2MAR QDA-A2MAR
The price listed on the website is the retail price intended for end users, but If you are an end user looking for a better price you can contact us. Resellers can request for a special reseller price.
Free Shipping for QNAP QDA-A2MAR QDA-A2MAR in UAE
We Ship QNAP QDA-A2MAR QDA-A2MAR to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Rest of the UAE free of cost. We have Export freight rates for this product also to Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. For African countries, our organized carriers tend to be expensive and we ask that you arrange shipping yourself. VAT Exceptions for export orders from the UAE are available if shipped from Jebel Ali or if your carrier issues proper export documentation
Do you provide qnap after sales
Yes, we at PNP have QNAP certified technicians and we can provide QNAP after sales support. We also offer other paid services like warranty extension, NBD replacement warranty etc.
are qnap drives hot swappable
Yes, with all QNAP NAS you can hot-swap your hard drives/SSDs attached to SATA, SAS or U.2. However M.2 NVME media are not hotswappable.
How to do qnap to qnap backup
With QNAP's HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) you can easily backup from one QNAP to another QNAP. You need a network path between the 2 QNAPs and the login credentials for the target QNAP.
qnap what is a storage pool
The storage pool is the aggregate of many RAIDs in the QNAP. At the bottom are the disks (HDDs or SSDs), multiple disks join together to create a RAID group, and finally multiple RAID groups are combined to create a storage pool. Volumes and LUNS are created on top of the storage pool.
qnap where are snapshots stored
Snapshots are pure Data pointers, so they are stored on the same volume for which you create SNAPSHOTS. You have the option of replicating the snapshots to another QNAP also.
qnap how to replace failed drive
Replacing a defective hard drive is as simple as removing the defective hard drive and replacing it with a new hard drive of the same (or larger) size. The hard drive should preferably be the same brand and quality ( WD Red should be replaced with WD Red and Seagate Exos with Seagate Exos). The system will recognize the new drive and start rebuilding the RAID. If you use a larger drive, it will be downsized to the smaller capacity of other drives in your RAID
what are qnap snapshots
QNAP snapshots are like Windows snapshots. They allow you to quickly restore your data to a previous state. Technically, snapshots work with data pointers so that the same data is not saved twice and storage space is used efficiently. For example, on January 1, you had 100 MB of data. On January 2, you deleted 10 MB and added 30 MB of new data, so your storage space is 120 MB. With snapshots, your total storage footprint is only 130 MB. With those 130 MB, you can restore your 100 MB from January 1 and the 120 MB from January 2 ( Since there is 90MB of common data between 2 data sets, add 10MB to this and you get Jan1 data, add 30MB to this and you get Jan2 data) . Snapshots are great for protecting against accidental deletion or modification of data and also provide protection against ransomware
what are qnap devices
QNAP makes network attached storage. A storage that connects to your network (as opposed to a USB drive that connects to your USB port). The advantage of connecting it to the network is that it can be easily shared, permissions can be defined as to who can access what, and it can do many tasks for you since it is always on (it can work as a firewall, VPN server, proxy server, torrent downloader). The hardware is robust and offers multiple fail-safes like RAID, snapshots, dual network ports, etc.
is qnap a chinese company
QNAP is a Taiwanese company
qnap which file system is used
QNAP has 3 operating systems today - QTS, QTS Hero and QES. QNAP QTS os uses EXT4, QTS Hero and QES use ZFS.
Do you have a qnap service center dubai
QNAP has no legal personality in the UAE (as of 2022). We at PNP are their authorized service partner and can help you with QNAP after sales and techincal services.
qnap where is os stored
OS is stored in 2 places. Partly on the DOM ( Disk on Module) and partly on the internal drives. You cannot boot your entire NAS OS from DOM alone. Also, the OS on DOM and OS on the hard drives must have the same version. If you swap the disks between 2 QNAPs and the OS version of DOM and the disk do not match, QNAP will warn you and give you the option to upgrade the firmware
Does qnap have a middle east office
No, at the time of writing this response (2022), QNAP does not have an office in the Middle East. At PNP, we can help you with any service requests you may have regarding QNAP
qnap which raid to use
If you have only 2 hard disks, it is better to use RAID1. If you have 3-8 hard disks, you can use RAID5. If you have 8-12 hard disks, it is better to use RAID6. The more parity disks you have, the more protection against disk failures you get.
How to do qnap to synology backup
If you enable Rsync Server on Synology, you can use QNAP HBS to back up to Synology. It is also possible to synchronise much faster with Bittorrent (Resillio) which is a paid solution.
can qnap read ntfs
If you connect an external USB drive that is formatted in NTFS, QNAP will recognize it. If it is an internal drive, QNAP will prompt you to format the drive before it can be used in QNAP, regardless of the file system. QNAP can now also read exFAT without incurring a license fee
qnap what is container station
Container Station is a GUI solution that allows you to set up your containers quickly and easily. It supports all 3 popular containers - Docker, LXD and Kata . If you want to quickly run a Linux application on your QNAP, you can do so with Container Station. Some examples are the ability to run Transmission, JelyBean, TaleScale, etc. on the QNAP.
qnap where is backup station
Backup Station has been replaced by HBS - Hybrid Backup Sync. HBS is a very capable software and offer many more options compared to BS.
qnap where are apps installed
Apps are installed on one of the system volumes. You have the option to select a volume when installing each APP. It is quite possible to install different apps on different volumes.
qnap what is bitmap
A bitmap helps to quickly synchronize your RAID. Without a bitmap, all data from RAID is synchronized when a disk is disconnected from the RAID group. With the bitmap enabled, only the data that changed while the disk was disconnected is synchronized. This faster synchronization applies only to all existing disks that have data on them. During a RAID rebuild with new disks it does not help
How to backup qnap to google drive
QNAP's HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) supports backup and synchronisation with Google Drive
Can I use qnap with ssd
Yes. SSDs come in different forms - 2.5" SATA, M.2 Nvme, M.2 SATA and U.2 NVME. All QNAPs can use 2.5" SATA SSDs in their 2.5" and 3.5" bays. The M.2 NVMe can only be used for caching in selected models . To use U.2, you must have a QNAP model with U.2 bays
Are there any qnap with thunderbolt
Yes, QNAP models ending in T have a Thunderbolt port (e.g. 872XT). There is also a Thunderbolt expansion card that can be used with certain QNAP models to add a Thunderbolt port to the NAS.
Are there any qnap with gpu
GPUs can be installed in many QNAPs with PCIe expansion slots. These GPUs can be configured to be used by QTS ( Qnap OS) or Container Station ( for access from a container) or VM ( for virtual machine passthrough)
Does qnap work with docker
Yes, with QNAP Container Station you can quickly create a container with Docker- all with a GUI interface.
Whats the deal with qnap and ransomware
QNAP is constantly updating its firmware. One of the old firmwares was affected by ransomware and those that did not update were affected. None of the updated NAS was affected by the ransomware
Whats the deal with qnap and deadbolt
Some of the old QNAPs that had not been updated and were running older firmware were affected by Deadbolt ransomware. None of the updated NASs were affected.
Does qnap have an antivirus
QNAP's firmware is based on Linux, and the company has integrated the open-source ClamAV antivirus program into QTS by default. You also have the option to download and purchase a license for McAfee Antivirus from the QNAP App Store
How can I do a qnap backup to external drive
You can connect your Exenral drive to the QNAP USB port and it will be recognized immediately. You can then either use HBS to automate your backup or see the external drive in the file manager to copy your data
How can I check qnap hdd compatibility
On QNAP's website you can find a comprehensive database of all hard drives that are compatible with the different models.
What is qnap meaning
QNAP is an abbreviation for Quality Network Appliance - a Taiwanese company that manufactures Network Attached Storage
is qnap safe to use
A NAS is as secure as its configuration is. If you Keep your NAS updated and follow the security guidelines (we wrote a detailed blog about this), your QNAP should be safe from malware and ransomware
Use two M.2 SATA SSDs in a single 2.5-inch SATA drive bay with RAID support for PC and NAS
The QDA-A2MAR can accommodate two M.2 SATA SSDs within a single 2.5-inch SATA drive bay. No software driver is required for the QDA-A2MAR, and it can be installed in a PC/workstation (Windows, Linux) or QNAP NAS to flexibly add high-performance M.2 SATA SSDs with RAID configurations to meet various storage needs.
Use two M.2 2280 SATA SSDs in a single 2.5-inch drive bay. (M.2 SSDs sold separately)
Up to 6 Gb/s file transfer speeds. Can be the primary bootable device containing for PCs.
Choose a hardware RAID group with the disk mode switch.
Supports various RAID levels
The QDA-A2MAR supports a variety of RAID configurations. Depending on your requirements, you can use the bundled metal pin as disk mode switch tool to select your ideal RAID mode: Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, or RAID 1. Windows users can use the QNAP External RAID Manager utility to view the RAID group status and disk health information.
A PC that supports SATA port multipliers can connect two SATA drives to a single SATA port, allowing you to independently access each disk as separate storage space.
RAID 1 Mode (Default)
Half of the total storage capacity is used to store data, and the other half keeps a copy of this data. This provides high data protection at the cost of only being able to use half the installed storage space.
RAID 0 Mode
Data is split amongst the drives. RAID 0 provides the fastest performance but does not protect data from drive failure.
All the drives are recognized as a single drive. This allows maximal storage utilization but provides no data protection.
Install in a PC/workstation for higher performance or data protection
When using two M.2 SSDs instead of a single 2.5-inch drive in a PC/workstation (Windows or Linux) you can create a RAID 0 for enhanced performance, or RAID 1 to add data redundancy for greater data protection. The M.2 SSDs also help achieve maximized performance and lower latency, ideal for on-the-fly video editing and server-grade applications.
External RAID Manager for Windows users
The QNAP External RAID Manager utility allows Windows users to view the drive status and RAID information of the QDA-A2MAR. Firmware updates for the QDA-A2MAR can also be managed with the External RAID Manager utility.
Install in QNAP NAS for efficient storage or SSD caching
The QDA-A2MAR supports hardware RAID that will not consume CPU resources to help sustain optimal NAS performance. You can install one or more QDA-A2MAR in a NAS to maximize the storage utilization of available 2.5-inch drive bays. The QDA-A2MAR can accommodate two M.2 SSDs to create an SSD volume for performance-demanding workflows or work in an efficient tiered-storage environment with Qtier. It can also boost IOPS performance when configuring SSD caching. RAID information and disk health of the QDA-A2MAR can be monitored through the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager.
Minimum operating system requirements
QNAP NAS: QTS 4.4.1 and later
Windows: Windows 7 and later, Windows Server 2012 R2 and later
Software Utility Features
QNAP External RAID Manager
Overview device, disks, and RAID info and status
Support for disks S.M.A.R.T. monitoring
Desktop notification to inform abnormal status
Notification for new version of firmware and application
System event logs for troubleshooting
Export event logs to .csv file
Note: Actual performance may vary depending on operating environment and other factors, such as RAID mode, RAID configuration, disk model and capacity.