‘DA’ Drive Analyzer AI Model that can predict when your NAS drive will fail

‘DA’ Drive Analyzer AI model will detect patterns in drive health indicators to make AI-based predictions when it can fail.

NAS device manufacturer QNAP has partnered with ULINK Technology to launch a new AI-powered tool capable of predicting when a hard drive is likely to fail.

By leveraging cloud-based AI, this drive failure prediction tool allows users to take proactive steps to protect against server downtime and data loss by replacing drives before they fail.

Qnap DA Drive Analyzer

The DA Drive Analyzer leverages statistics generated from ULINK’s cloud AI portal. Driven by historical usage data of millions of drives provided by users just like yourself, the DA Drive Analyzer’s drive health prediction applies machine learning to track historical behaviors and is able to find drive failure events that won’t be flagged by traditional diagnostics tools that rely on S.M.A.R.T. thresholds. Its user interface is also much more friendly and intuitive, allowing you to make plans to replace drives based on clearly defined drive information.

“Artificial Intelligence is a new technology that has tackled many real-life problems. By applying this technology to disk failure prediction, ULINK can actively and continuously monitor drives, detect problems, predict failures, and notify end users with our unique cloud-based data processing system.

The DA Drive Analyzer can be downloaded from the App Center. A free trial of DA Drive Analyzer can be enjoyed (until March 5, 2022) by those who sign up for an annual subscription.

Supported models

  • NAS: All QNAP NAS with QTS 5.0 / QuTS hero h5.0 (or later) are supported. All QNAP expansion units (except the TR series) are also supported. Please note that the DA Drive Analyzer requires Internet access.
  • Drives: SAS and NVMe drives are not currently supported by the DA Drive Analyzer. Some SATA drives may not be supported due to firmware or manufacturer settings. Please check the supported model lists provided by ULINK or use the in-app function to check the supported drive models after installing the DA Drive Analyzer app.