CES 2024: Ugreen Unveils NASync Network Attached Storage Series

Ugreen, best known for its charging solutions and accessories, has announced a new partnership with Intel to bring its next-generation NASync series of network attached storage devices to the U.S. market later this year.

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Designed for home or business users, NASync devices use Intel Core i5 control chips to power an AI-driven intelligent data management center where users can store and access data locally and remotely via smartphones, laptops, tablets, and TVs. An all-in-one app facilitates wireless data access for streaming media, and also includes photo recognition for searching pictures by text.

The NASync series come in 2-bay and 4-bay models for home use, and 6-bay and 8-bay models for business, offering up to 184TB of storage capacity and up to 32GB of DDR5 memory. Drive installation is also made easier thanks to what Ugreen calls a unique manual push-pull mechanism, so no additional tools are required.

In addition to the SATA drive bays, all the NASync devices in the range include at least two M.2 SSD drive slots for installing solid-state drives, which can be used for extra storage or as a fast caching space for speeding up read/write performance.

Each NAS is equipped with dual Thunderbolt 4 Ports, an SD slot, USB-A ports and Type-C ports, and HDMI for up to 8K output, allowing NASync to be connected to various storage devices such as SD cards, mobile hard disks, USB flash drives, and disk array cabinets for data back-up and synchronization. In addition, the NASync Series is also equipped with a PCIe 4.0 X4 expansion slot and dual 10GB Ethernet ports that can be aggregated into a 20GB bandwidth, offering up to 2,500MB/s download speeds.

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Ugreen is also launching an "all-flash" compact model for creative and media professionals that features four M.2 SSD drive slots, an 8K HDMI port, and a built-in Wi-Fi chip.

Interested users can follow the campaign for the Intel-powered NASync Series on Kickstarter.com, which launches in mid-March, according to Ugreen.

Top Rated Comments

kirky29 Avatar
19 weeks ago

AI-driven intelligent data management center where users can store and access data locally and remotely
AI this... AI that...
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Radeon85 Avatar
19 weeks ago
At least this has decent hardware. I like my 2 bay Synology NAS but I wish they would ditch the 1Gbps port, it's 2024 for god sake, it's not as if 2.5Gbps ports as a minimum are expensive, plus onboard Wi-Fi would be nice. Synology does nice easy to use software but their hardware needs a massive improvement.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
OldCorpse Avatar
19 weeks ago
Kickstarter?! Can’t say my faith in a company increases when they resort to kickstarter. That’s ok for scrappy diy guys in a garage, but otherwise what does it mean? The company is too poor to finance R&D? Why would I want a product from such a poorly performing company? They’re too cheap to finance it? Why would I want a product that the company doesn’t have enough faith in to finance it themselves?

The NAS space needs competition. The demand is there. So I’m happy when a new entrant throws in their hat. But it can’t be a half @$$ed effort.

And the time to check it out is when there’s actually a price announced. Until then, it’s just more vaporware waste of time.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McWetty Avatar
19 weeks ago

Other than boycotting Intel, it also makes no sense supporting an Intel project when any company not using AMD or Nvidia at this point is just being lazy.
Intel is a solid choice for QuickSync which is huge for Plex. Fairly sure the others don’t offer that.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DonutHands Avatar
19 weeks ago

Are spinning disks still a thing? SSDs have become so cheap.
Not for those that have 40TB storage pools.
Score: 8 Votes (Like | Disagree)
McWetty Avatar
19 weeks ago
I have a Syno 5-bay and it’s been mostly good. A hard drive failure triggered a btrfs hiccup which caused data corruption. Since then, I’ve started moving over to UnRaid and xfs has been solid so far.

I’m interested in the competition for Synology but I’m not sure I can be won over by a Kickstarter campaign and flashy specs. At the very least, maybe it’ll convince Synology to up their hardware game.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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