Qnap has officially released the QuTS hero h5.0 operating system, the new version of the ZFS-based NAS operating system.

Including an updated Linux Kernel (5.10), with improved security, a WireGuard VPN support, instant snapshot cloning, and free exFAT support, QNAP’s QuTS hero NAS offers

Sam Lin, Product Manager of QNAP, added that data security has the highest priority in Qnap. To ensure maximum reliability, the company has implemented a system kernel update for QuTS hero.

Qnap also optimized global performance to meet complex and large business loads in QuTS hero h5.0.

Qnap, new applications and main functions in QuTS hero h5.0:

Increased safety:

Supports TLS 1.3, automatically updates your operating system and applications, provides SSH keys for authentication and secures access to the NAS.

WireGuard VPN support:

The new QVPN 3.0 integrates WireGuard VPN and provides users with a user-friendly interface for safe setup and connectivity.


By storing ZIL and reading cache data (L2ARC) on several SSDs for a separate processing of read and write workloads, the overall system performance, use and duration of SSDs are improved. Making it particularly suitable for optimizing investment in terms of storage.

Immediate cloning:

Running an immediate cloning snapshot on the secondary NAS helps in managing copy data and analysis without interfering with production server operations on primary data.

Free support for exFAT:

exFAT is a file system that supports files up to 16EB and is optimized for flash memory (such as SD cards and USB devices) , helping to speed up the transfer and sharing of large media

DA Drive Analyzer with AI-powered diagnostics:

The DA Drive Analyzer uses the ULINK cloud-based AI to predict the presumed life of drives. By assisting users in planning to replace drives in advance to protect themselves from data loss and server inactivity times.

Advanced image recognition with Edge TPU:

Using Edge TPU on Qnap AI Core (the engine that exploits artificial intelligence for image recognition), QuMagie can perform faster recognition of faces and objects, while QVR Face boosts real-time video analysis for the

More information about QuTS hero h5.0 is available on Qnap’s dedicated page

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