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QTS 5.0.x

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What's New in QTS

The following are the major new features and enhancements in the latest QTS versions.

For details, go to https://www.qnap.com/en/release-notes.

QTS 5.0.1

  • You can now quickly identify and repair volumes that may have potential issues after a power outage or an abnormal shutdown. In Storage & Snapshots > Overview, we added a link that allows you to perform a file system check on such volumes.

  • To ensure the availability of your data, Storage & Snapshots now supports Replace & Detach, which allows you to copy data from a faulty disk to a spare disk and then safely detach the faulty disk.

  • You can now use exFAT on ARM-based models without purchasing an exFAT license.

  • QTS now supports Microsoft Windows Search Protocol. This allows you to perform full-text and advanced search in NAS shared folders mounted on Windows 10 via SMB.

  • Updated Seagate IronWolf Health Management (IHM) to 1.3.13 to add support for SSDs of larger capacity.

  • Administrators can now enforce 2-step verification on specific users or groups and then check whether users have completed the setup. After this enforcement, selected users must complete 2-step verification setup before proceeding to other operations.

  • Storage & Snapshots now displays topology diagrams for SAS JBOD expansion enclosures to help visualize the arrangement of your storage devices.

  • Network & Virtual Switch now displays MTU (Maximum Transmission Unit) values for network interfaces.

  • Improved the information for the system default gateway and NCSI (Network Connectivity Status Indicator) in Network & Virtual Switch to better explain their behaviors.

  • Users can now enable SMB signing for NAS devices that do not join a domain. To enable this setting, go to Control Panel > Network & File Services > Win/Mac/NFS/WebDAV > Microsoft Networking > Advanced Options.

  • Enhanced firmware update features in Control Panel to provide more options and clearer notifications. You can now configure more settings for update actions, update schedule, and firmware update types.

  • File Station can now convert Apple iWork files to Microsoft Office formats with CloudConvert API v2.

  • Optimized the results of file name sorting for all languages. This helps deliver more consistent sorting results.

  • For a more intuitive workflow, Storage & Snapshots now shows various options (such as Remove and Expand) on the Action menu in Pool/Volume Management.

  • Instead of model photos, Storage & Snapshots now displays hardware model images in 2D drawings.

  • QTS now supports access protection settings for RTRR and Rsync protocols in Control Panel > System > Security.

  • File Station now provides more information for background tasks to help you understand the detail, status, and progress of each task.

  • You can now share a shared folder via a share link.

  • Control Panel now displays the maximum clock speeds of the processor.

  • You can now configure the desktop icon size and font size in Desktop > Task Bar > Options > Wallpaper.

  • QTS now displays a warning message in Control Panel > System > Hardware > Hardware Resources when you select a graphics card installed on a PCIe slot that does not support PCIe passthrough.

  • When importing users, you can now choose to require imported users to change their password upon their first login.

  • Storage & Snapshots now supports zooming in on hardware model drawings to display component details.

  • Share links now display file thumbnails and allow you to select and download multiple files at the same time. We have also enhanced the UI design to improve your file sharing experience.

QTS 5.0.0

  • QTS now supports Desktop Notice Board, which provides notifications for various events and announcements.

  • QTS administrators can now purchase app licenses in the App Center.

  • QuLog Center now displays computer names, total connection time of online users, and accessed resources in System Access Log and Online Users.

  • iSCSI target service binding now supports all types of network portals.

  • Users can now import custom root certificates to certify the SSL certificate of a server that the NAS needs to access.

  • Users can now manually specify the time interval and the maximum number of failed login attempts in Control Panel to further enhance NAS security.

  • Users can now use exFAT on x86 NAS models without purchasing an exFAT license.

  • Users can now use port 443 for Let's Encrypt domain validation challenges.

  • Users can now configure reverse proxy rules to hide sensitive information on the server from clients and to enhance the security of data transmission over the network.

  • Users can now choose to keep file attributes for files uploaded to File Station via SMB.

  • Users in the administrator group now have read/write access permissions for default shared folders, except the "homes" shared folder.

  • Improved SSD cache design to enhance storage performance.

  • Added support for QuFTP Service, which allows users to configure and manage various FTP settings.

  • Added an option to choose whether to redirect users to the NAS login screen when connecting to the NAS IP address without the system port.

  • Utilization charts in Storage & Snapshots are now located in Pool/Volume/LUN Management for better usability.

  • A RAID group now only supports a maximum of 16 disks to enhance storage performance and data security.

  • Replaced SQL Server with MariaDB 5/MariaDB 10, which can be installed in the App Center.

  • Added support for Forward Error Correction (FEC) for error detection and error correction in data transmission over unreliable or noisy communication channels.

  • Added support for ULINK DA Drive Analyzer for disk health monitoring and disk failure prediction.

  • Added support for setting user/group storage space quota up to 128TB.