One of the most important novelties of this new operating system is that it includes an updated Linux Kernel (version 5.10), this new kernel incorporates multiple security improvements, greater compatibility with new hard drives, SSDs and other hardware that QNAP will release soon in their new server models.
Most notable changes of this new QTS 5.0
The most notable change is that we will have a more optimized graphical user interface than before, now navigation is more fluid, with a very comfortable visual design, a bulletin board that simplifies the initial installation of the NAS and a quick search bar to launch applications without having to search for them. We also have the TLS 1.3 protocol to connect via HTTPS to the NAS administration website, in addition, we now have the possibility of registering SSH keys for each user, in order to authenticate through this protocol safely, no need to use username / password.
This new operating system includes support for the exFAT file system completely free for x86-based NAS, this file system is widely used in storage of removable devices such as SD cards or pen drives, so now we will be able to read and write content. We also have native support to use TeamViewer on QNAP NAS, installing an application that is available in the QNAP App Center application store, this will allow us to remotely access the graphical user interface of our NAS as if it were a PC more.
Other changes introduced are the incorporation of the QVPN 3.0 server / client, the main improvement is that they have incorporated the popular WireGuard VPN, with the aim of providing users with great speed in the VPN network, in addition, it is one of the VPNs more secure and has a very easy-to-use graphical user interface. A new FTP server called QuFTP has also been incorporated, which has more configuration options than the previous one, for example, we can configure the QoS bandwidth control and even limit the speed to users and groups. The NVMe SSD cache performance has also been improved to have better performance, we have DA Drive Analyzer that uses AI to predict the expected duration of hard drives, finally, we have Edge TPU to improve image recognition with QuMagie and it also affects QVR Face.
Update now available on NAS
If you had automatic updates enabled, the next time you access the QNAP NAS server, you will probably already have the latest QTS 5.0 installed. Otherwise, you will be able to see the firmware update notification when accessing via the web, as you can see here:
In principle, this new version of QTS 5.0 is available for all NAS from the manufacturer, although some low-end NAS may not have this update because it requires more hardware resources than the predecessors. We also have the QuTS hero 5.0 version available to update or download on your NAS server, therefore, if you use this operating system that uses the ZFS file system, you can also update it from now on.
Have you updated to the latest version of QTS 5.0 or QuTS hero 5.0? Tell us in the comments how it went.