Install high-performance U. 2 NVMe PCIe Gen 3 x4 SSDs or SATA 6Gb/s SSDs in the dedicated SSD slots for cache acceleration and improved random I/O. One 10GBASE-T Multi-Gig and two 2. 5Gb E LAN ports accelerate virtualization, intensive file access, large backup/restoration tasks, and media transfer. Experience a business-class backup center, supporting backup/restore of cloud data and VMs (including Google(TM) Workspace, Microsoft 365(R), VMware(R) and Hyper-V). Host multiple virtual machines and containers to run a wide range of applications on the TS-h973AX. Cloud storage gateways realize hybrid cloud applications by working with the cache space reserved on NAS to ensure low-latency data access to the cloud. Flexibly scale your total storage capacity to match your business growth by connecting USB expansion enclosures (TR or TL series JBOD). Featuring an AMD Ryzen(TM) V1000 series V1500B quad-core processor and 10Gb E/2. 5Gb E connectivity, the 9-bay TS-h973AX packs a high-capacity hybrid storage infrastructure into a compact physical footprint. With five 3. 5-inch SATA 6Gbps drive bays, two 2. 5-inch U. 2 NVMe SSD slots (Slot 1 & 2 support both U. 2 NVMe and SATA SSDs ), and two 2. 5-inch SATA 6Gbps SSD slots, the TS-h973AX can benefit from SSD caching to boost IOPS-intensive applications. With the ZFS-based Qu TS hero operating system, the TS-h973AX ensures data integrity and supports block-level inline data deduplication and compression, near-limitless snapshots, and real-time Snap Sync to satisfy mission-critical file servers, virtualization servers, collaborative video editing, and efficient data backup and recovery with business-class performance, job reliability, and lower overall cost.