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Simple, Secure, Scalable and Reliable Storage

QNAP SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, featuring the easy-to-use QTS 4.0 operating system, provides a reliable and scalable NAS solution to fulfill data backup, file synchronization and remote access. The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports 2.5" SAS hard drives delivering exceptional performance coupled with full duplex functionality, and supports cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup solutions, iSCSI and virtualization applications, and many practical business functions, making it the ideal choice for SMBs to secure important business data. It also includes abundant multimedia applications backed by its powerful hardware specifications.

Breakthrough performance

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports SAS 6Gbps hard drives driving over 3,000 MB/s throughput and 400,000 IOPS*. Featuring with Intel® Xeon® 3.4GHz Quad Core Processor and 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP greatly enhances efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.

Breakthrough performance

* Tested in QNAP lab. Figures could vary by environments.

Testing Environment:
4 Client PC configurations: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 7 professional 64-bit, Dual-port Intel X520 10GbE Server Adapter, IOMeter sequential read and write.

NAS configurations:
OCZ Vertex4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G SSDs with RAID 5 configuration

Business apps in one place

All the apps frequently used in business environments are organized on the desktop for your quick access.

Business apps all in one place

QTS 4.0 - Simple and efficient

Thanks to QTS 4.0's intuitive user interface, system operations of the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find the desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency.

QTS 4.0

SSD cache acceleration

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports SSD caching which can greatly boost IOPS performance of storage volumes. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization.

SSD cache

10GbE ready

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high speed network by installing 10GbE network adapter. The 10GbE-reay SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP delivers lightening data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP is perfect for data centers to storage big data and excel in fast data transmission, and for editing large size videos on-the-fly without transferring the videos between the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP and desktop computers.

10GbE solution

Seamless capacity expansion

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports online capacity expansion by cascading multiple RAID expansion enclosures to meet the needs of growing business data. With the QNAP scale-up solution, raw storage capacity can be gradually expanded to 304TB. It is especially useful for large data applications, such as video surveillance, data archiving, and TV broadcast storage, to name few.

The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting RAID expansion enclosures:

Turbo NAS Model RAID Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosures Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosures) Max. Raw Capacity (TB)
SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP REXP-1600U-RP 4 76 304
3 60 240
2 44 176
1 28 112
REXP-1200U-RP 4 60 240
3 48 192
2 36 144
1 24 96

RAID Expansion Enclosures

Powerful QNAP flexible volume

QNAP flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store the NAS data. This next generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volume with space reclaim, block-level iSCSI LUN, and online capacity expansion. The QTS Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage which simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.

POwerful QNAP flexible volume

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO image of CDs and DVDs can be centralized store in the NAS and protected by integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or NAS build-in LDAP service.

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP offers well-rounded backup solutions as a reliable backup center. QNAP NetBak Replicator supports scheduled and real-time data backup on Windows OS. Mac Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with an effortless solution to back up data to the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP.


Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on scheduling basis. Besides, data can be backed up to cloud storage, such as Amazon® S3, ElephantDrive®, Symform®, Dropbox® and Google® Drive, and restored to the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP anytime.


Comprehensive security options

In the open network environment, business data might be exposed in potential hack. The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and so on. Besides, IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorised access to important files. The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP is validated with military level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing the sensitive business data from unauthorised access and breach even if the hard disk drives or the entire system were stolen.

Data security

Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP is VMware® Ready™, Citrix® Ready™, compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ certification and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading ESXi server loading, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.

Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

Run multiple OS' on the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP

The Virtualization Station transforms the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform supporting multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine creation, virtual machine import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browser. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all virtual machines created on the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP with least efforts. Furthermore, you can download VMs on demand from the online VM markets and import them to SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP to use directly without any complex procedure.

Note: SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP with 32GB RAM is required

Virtualization Station

Highly-efficient storage solution for video editing

Digital film and video production produces volumes of data that require high performance RAID storage with sustainable throughput to balance with the demanding output of video editing. The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP fulfills storage and video editing needs with a high speed 10GbE network interface. Digital videos can be quickly stored and edited on the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP directly over the network.

Most affordable solution for video editing storage

HIPAA Compliant Storage Solution

While medical data (e.g ePHI) constantly increases, IT administrators are required to develop a strategy of strong storage platforms within their medical organizations. The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP meets the electronic requirements of HIPAA for storing PHI data by providing a base to protect the confidentiality and security of "individually identifiable health information".


File synchronization across multiple devices

Feel Dropbox short of storage to satisfy your needs? The Qsync utility turns your SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP into a safe data center for file synchronization with large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.


Comprehensive surveillance solution with 24/7 security

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP Surveillance Station Pro offers a professional surveillance solution with the user-friendly NVR (network video recorder) management interface, a wide range of over 1,200 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback with flexible options to customize. You can also install the VMobile app on your iOS® or Android™ mobile devices to manage the monitoring channels anytime and anywhere, and safeguard your office environment.

Surveillance Station Pro

Additional SMB-ready features

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

FTP Server Web Server RADIUS Server
FTP Server
The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission.
Web Server
The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
VPN Server Print Server Surveillance Station
VPN Server
The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.
Print Server
The Turbo NAS can be used as a Printer server to send remote printing request via the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
Surveillance Station
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP has built in App Center providing various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and so on. It's also a central place to manage and update installed apps. Besides, QNAP's development platform brings forth the open-source spirit to welcome program developers to develop various applications, adding values to the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP for extensive opportunities.

App Center


New Intelligent Storage Solutions

As the data value and volume of business data continue to rise, corporations need high-performance storage solutions which are secure, reliable, scalable and easy to manage. The QNAP Business Series Turbo NAS which serves as both IP-SAN (iSCSI) and NAS, can be easily utilized in different enterprise applications such as backup center, disaster recovery, file sharing, virtualization, and video editing storage.

The QNAP Turbo NAS offers various security options such as encrypted access, IP filtering, policy-based automatic IP blocking, and more. Full control of the NAS is offered down to the user and folder access rights. AES-256 volume-based encryption is also offered to prevent unauthorised access and data breach even if the hard drives or the NAS were stolen.

The Turbo NAS is reliable with built-in features to guarantee no interruptions to the work flow of a business. The advanced RAID configurations and hot-swap capabilities are included to give better RAID performance, protection and reduced rebuilding time. The QNAP SMART data migration detects a possible drive failure and migrate data to a healthy spare drive. The dual OS embedded on the DOM architecture ensures the system will boot up when one of the operating systems is down. The dual Gigabit LAN ports can also be configured for failover which allows the NAS to sustain the failure of one network port and provide continuous services.

As your business grows, so will your data. QNAP's scale-up solution provides over 400 TB raw capacity by cascading the QNAP RAID expansion enclosures and the Turbo NAS. The 24Gbps high speed SAS connections ensure excellent data throughput between the NAS and the enclosures.

Setting up a QNAP Turbo NAS is painless and does not require any IT skills. The QTS 4.0's intelligent desktop offers an intuitive graphic user interface, simplifying the whole Turbo NAS management.


Simple management tools such as instant SMS/email alert, hard drive S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology), Smart toolbar, and Smart dashboard are provided to keep users up-to-date on their NAS at all times.

High Performance
The QNAP Business Series Turbo NAS delivers a high-performing storage solution. Expandable to 4 GbE ports and with an optional 10 GbE card to ensure the throughput, the Turbo NAS significantly accelerates data transmission. SSD caching technology accelerates the random IOPS by 10 times and reduces I/O latency by 3 times for the storage volume. Furthermore, the Intel processor delivers the necessary power for multiple users access and guarantees data access with low latency.

Private Cloud Storage
QNAP provides powerful utilities and mobile apps which help businesses to easily build up private cloud storage for data access, sharing, synchronization, and backup anywhere, anytime via the Internet.

Private Cloud Storage

  • Centralized storage and file sharing
  • Backup center in businesses
  • Disaster recovery solution
  • Server virtualization
  • Video editing storage
  • IP-SAN storage
  • Private cloud storage

Centralized Storage and File Sharing

Cross-platform Sharing
The Turbo NAS supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. The integrated antivirus solution ensures business continuity by offering detection against the latest viruses, malware, worms, and Trojan horses.

Windows Active Directory (AD) and LDAP Directory Service
The Windows AD and LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) directory service features enable the system administrator to retrieve the user accounts from Windows AD or Linux LDAP server to the Turbo NAS, reducing the time and effort in account setup. Users can use the same login name and password to access the NAS.

Centralized Log Monitoring
QNAP Syslog server allows the IT administrator to effectively collect and store the logs of other network devices on the Turbo NAS for efficient management and security auditing.

ISO File Archiving and Sharing
The Turbo NAS supports mounting ISO images of CD and DVD discs as network shares for efficient data archiving, storage, and sharing on a business network.

Windows ACL
The Windows ACL (access control list) feature offers sophisticated shared folder permission settings for businesses. Basic permissions and 13 advanced permissions can be set up from the Windows Explorer and synchronized with the permission settings of the Turbo NAS. In addition, the same permissions apply to AFP, FTP, Web File Manager, and Samba when Advanced Folder Permissions are enabled at the same time.

Windows ACL

Backup Center in Businesses

The QNAP Business Series Turbo NAS is a complete backup solution that offers high performance storage, simplified and secure data management. With powerful applications such as the QNAP NetBak Replicator, data can be automatically transferred from Windows PC to the Turbo NAS instantly or scheduled. The Turbo NAS is even an ideal storage for the Apple Time Machine. Many IT companies may already use third party software, and an array of backup software such as Acronis True image and Symantec Backup Exec is supported.

Backup Center in Businesses

Disaster Recovery Solution

QNAP offers users peace of mind, business continuity, and high availability of data by providing the ability to recover their data from disasters with the QNAP Business Series Turbo NAS.

Real-time Remote Replication
Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) provides real-time or scheduled data replication between the local Turbo NAS and a remote Turbo NAS, an FTP server, or an external drive. With RTRR all newly added and modified files will be synchronized to a remote server or an external storage device automatically. Scheduled backup is supported to provide periodic replication from the Turbo NAS to a remote server or vice versa.

iSCSI LUN Backup and Restore
The Business Series Turbo NAS has taken iSCSI LUN backup/restore to a whole new level with snapshot technology. The IT administrator can use the LUN snapshot to back up contents in the LUN to various storage destinations, including Windows shared folders via SMB/CIFS, Linux shared folders via NFS, or local shared folders on the Turbo NAS.

Cloud Storage Backup:
QNAP is ready to send private data to the clouds! The Turbo NAS supports Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, and Symform cloud backup storage with several backup modes including real-time, scheduled backup and versioning control so that the data can be restored from any point of time. Cloud storage can be monitored through a web browser. An extra set of all of the data stored will always be available, so remote data recovery is quick and simple.

Cloud Storage Backup

Video Editing

Digital film and video production produces volumes of data that require high performance RAID storage with sustainable throughput to balance with the demanding output of video editing. The QNAP Business Series Turbo NAS fulfills storage and video editing needs with a high-speed 10 GbE network interface. Digital videos can be quickly stored and edited on the Turbo NAS directly over the network. The Turbo NAS supports various network file sharing protocols such as NFS, AFP, and SMB/CIFS, so sharing files among PCs with different operating systems is easy. The scalable design of the Turbo NAS allows for the capacity to be expanded on the fly so the Turbo NAS can grow as the business data does.

Video Editing

IP-SAN Storage

The built-in iSCSI feature of the Turbo NAS provides an affordable IPSAN (Storage Area Network) alternative for business. The QNAP IPSAN is an excellent solution for IOPS (Input/Output Operations Per Second) intensive missions such as database service and OLTP (On-Line Transaction Processing). With the 10 GbE ready card, it offers a high speed 10 GbE network to eliminate I/O bottlenecks and boost the total throughput and IOPS. Compared with Fibre Channel SAN, the total investment is significantly lower, when including Fibre Channel SAN necessary components such as FC-SAN switch, Fiber Channel HBA (Host Bus Adapter) and FC-SAN storage.

IP-SAN Storage

Storage for Virtualization

VMware Ready

The QNAP Business Series Turbo NAS is a virtualization-aware storage solution which supports VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix XenServer. QNAP vSphere plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider highly increase the productivity and efficiency.

Datastore for VMware

  • VAAI for iSCSI, VAAI for NAS
    VMware vStorage APIs Integration (VAAI) is a set of APIs that allow ESXi hosts to offload processing for certain storage-related services to storage systems. The integration of QNAP NAS with VMware VAAI offers the optimal performance for customers to deploy a virtualization environment.

    The QNAP NAS, VAAI iSCSI and VAAI NAS are VMware certified. Businesses can either select iSCSI or NFS as a centralized storage to boost performance. VAAI for iSCSI supports Full Copy (hardware-assisted copy), Block Zeroing (hardware-assisted zeroing), Hardware-assisted Locking, and Thin Provisioning with Space Reclaim. VAAI for NAS supports Full File Clone, Extended Statistics, and Reserve Space.

    The QNAP NAS uniquely supports VAAI iSCSI and VAAI NAS to enhance storage performance up to 75% in a virtualized environment.
  • Enhanced Performance by VAAI

    Enhanced Performance by VAAI
  • vSphere Plug-in
    The vSphere plug-in allows users to manage the QNAP Turbo NAS directly on the vSphere client, making datastore management more effective.

    vSphere Plug-in

Storage for Microsoft Hyper-V

  • ODX(Offloaded Data Transfer )
    With Offloaded Data Transfer (ODX) support, the QNAP Turbo NAS becomes a high performance iSCSI storage solution under Windows Server 2012, including Hyper-V virtualized environment. QNAP storages enable full copies of virtual machines within the NAS without requiring the Windows hosts to read and write the data. This highly reduces the loading of Windows hosts and improves the performance of copy and move operations for Windows 2012 hosts using the QNAP iSCSI storage. When providing QNAP storage to a Windows 2012 file server, the end user using Windows 8 client workstation will also benefit from the Offloaded copy process for large file transfers.

    Boosted Performance by ODX
  • NAS Management via SCVMM
    The QNAP SMI-S provider enables management of the QNAP Turbo NAS directly through Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 (SCVMM).

    System Center

10 Gigabit Ethernet Storage Solution for the Virtualized Data Center

The QNAP Business Series Turbo NAS supports optional 10GbE adaptor, including SFP+ and 10G Base-T interface. The 10 Gb speed increases the agility of data transmission in a virtualized environment, intensifying NFS and iSCSI connection performance, and enables more VMs with multiple transactions running concurrently without performance penalty.

10 Gigabit Ethernet Storage Solution

Scale-up Solutions

The Business Series Turbo NAS has a scalable design that grows with the data-hungry businesses. Volumes are expandable via the QNAP RAID expansion enclosures, REXP-1200U-RP and REXP-1600U-RP. Multiple RAID expansion enclosures can be cascaded to provide over 400 TB raw capacity.

Scale-up Solutions

Plug and Use, Seamless Capacity Expansion
With the plug-and-use design, the RAID expansion enclosure delivers a fast way to easily scale up storage capacity of the Turbo NAS. Simply connect a RAID expansion enclosure to a Turbo NAS and power it on, the Turbo NAS will detect the hard drives in the enclosure as newly installed local drives. With the Storage Manager in the QTS 4.0 intelligent operating system, the IT administrators can online expand an existing volume on the NAS without service interruption. Multiple RAID expansion enclosures can also be cascaded to provide massive capacity. The status and health of the enclosures can be monitored via the web-based management interface of the Turbo NAS.

Plug and Use

High Density, High Efficiency and High Scalability
Two RAID expansion enclosure models are available. The REXP-1200U-RP supports 12 SAS/SATA 6Gbps hard drives and SSD in 2U rack space, providing up to 36TB raw capacity. The REXP-1600U-RP supports 16 hard drives and 48TB raw capacity in 3U rack space. These RAID expansion enclosure units provide two SAS wide ports (IN port and OUT port) for host connectivity and daisy chain respectively. Each SAS wide port combines four SAS channels, with each supporting 6Gbps full duplex speed. The maximum bandwidth per host connection is 24Gbps, which delivers unprecedented performance when daisychaining multiple RAID expansion enclosures.

NAS models RAID enclosures enclosure Max. no. of RAID expansion enclosures Max. no. of hard drives Max. raw capacity
TS-879U-RP REXP-1200U-RP 8 104 416 TB
TS-EC879U-RP REXP-1600U-RP 8 136 544 TB
TS-1279U-RP REXP-1200U-RP 8 108 432 TB
TS-EC1279U-RP REXP-1600U-RP 8 140 560 TB
TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP REXP-1600U-RP 8 140 560 TB
TS-1679U-RP REXP-1200U-RP 8 112 448 TB
TS-EC1679U-RP REXP-1600U-RP 8 144 576 TB
TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP REXP-1600U-RP 8 144 576 TB

QNAP Flexible Volume

QNAP Flexible Volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store and manage the NAS data. This next generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID, thinprovisioned volume with space reclamation, and online capacity expansion.

QNAP Flexible Volume

Secured Storage Pool for over 100-disk Deployment
To ensure the safety of valuable business data, QNAP Flexible Volume provides a secured way to deploy a large volume. The logical volume is allocated from a Storage Pool, which is composed of multiple RAID Groups to gain higher redundancy and reduce the risk of data crash from bad hard drives since the data is dispersed throughout multiple RAID arrays.

Block-based iSCSI LUN
In addition to storing data, the QNAP Flexible Volume can be utilized as an iSCSI LUN at the same time. The block-based iSCSI LUN provides less overhead which improves the over read/write performance. The blockbased iSCSI LUN takes advantages of Flexible Volume such as thinprovisioning LUN with space reclamation and online capacity expansion.

Online Capacity Expansion
Increase the capacity size of the LUNs, volumes, and storage pools on the fly. The Turbo NAS allows you to add more hard drives to increase the storage capacity of the storage pool on demand. The LUN and volumes can also be expanded online without interrupting the services.

Thin-provisioned Volume
Pre-allocate storage to give the appearance of having more capacity than actually available. This allows you to consume storage on demand as data is written to disk, instead of having capacity ahead of time.

Space Reclamation
Space reclamation complements thin provisioning so storage can be freed and used for other NAS applications. Normally when data is deleted in a Space, the storage capacity cannot be transferred back to the overall storage pool. But with space reclamation, space can be reclaimed and released back to the overall storage pool. This provides a much more efficient space usage.

Alert for Volume/LUN Threshold
An alert can be created once a LUN or volume reaches a particular threshold size with email and SMS notifications. This prevents the storage or volume from running out of space and the administrator can provision a new storage or expand an existing volume before a critical out of space.

Exceptional Perfomance

SSD Caching Acceleration
Accelerates the IOPS performance by 10 times and reduces I/O latency by 3 times for the storage volumes. This feature is perfect for IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization to significantly improve overall work flow.

SSD Caching Acceleration

10 Gigabit Ethernet Network Ready
The Turbo NAS has an optional 10 GbE network card which can be added to fulfill the most demanding applications requiring high bandwidth. 10 GbE has the highest data transfer rate; it is ten times faster than standard GbE.


SMB 2.0 Supported
The QTS 4.0 supports SMB 2.0 to improve 30-50% Microsoft Networking performance. Windows users can get faster transmission speeds and read performance even though there are multiple concurrent users or in a high latency network environment such as VPN between two offices.

SMB 2.0 Supported
Private Cloud Storage
The QNAP Turbo NAS offers business a total solution for creating private cloud storage.
myQNAPcloud service myQNAPcloud service: Allows you to establish VPN connections for secure data transfer over the network.
Qsync Qsync: A utility to synchronize and share files across NAS, Windows PC and Macbook.
Qfile mobile app Qfile mobile app: Access the files on the NAS on your mobile device anytime, anywhere.
Qmanager mobile app Qmanager mobile app: Manage and monitor your Turbo NAS with your iOS® or Android™ devices.

Abundant Business Features
The Turbo NAS supports abundant server applications.
Web Server Web Server
Multiple websites can be hosted on the Turbo NAS with the built-in web server and virtual host feature.
VPN Server VPN Server
The VPN (Virtual Private Network) service allows users to access the NAS and other resources on the same local network from the Internet. QNAP VPN Server supports both OpenVPN and PPTP.
Syslog Server Syslog Server
By collecting and storing the logs of other network devices on the Turbo NAS with the Syslog server support, the IT administrator can monitor the status of these devices and collect the information necessary for further troubleshooting.
Print Server Print Server
The Turbo NAS offers cross-platform printer sharing over the network and remote printing over the Internet. IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), print job management, and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X are also supported.
The RADIUS server centralizes and consolidates user authentication by maintaining a list of user accounts that are authorised for remote network access through dial-up equipment, Wi-Fi access point, or VPN connections.
Proxy Server Proxy Server
With the help of the Squid App add-on, the QNAP Turbo NAS can be used as a Proxy Server.
Surveillance Station Surveillance Station Pro
Users can connect to the IP cameras via the Turbo NAS and set up a video surveillance system with comprehensive monitoring, recording, and playback features.

Proactive Data Protection

QNAP SMART Data Migration
The data stored on the Turbo NAS is constantly monitored to reduce potential data loss and rebuilding time. If the Turbo NAS detects a possible drive failure or abnormal health status, the data will be proactively migrated to a new spare drive. This ensures valuable business assets are well stored and protected.

Proactive Data Protection

Secure Measures for Data Storage and Access

Policy-based Unauthorised IP Blocking
Users can allow, deny or auto block specified IP addresses or network domains which attempt to connect to the Turbo NAS via SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, Samba, or AFP.

Remote Login
The Turbo NAS supports remote login by SSH (secure shell) or Telnet connection.

SSL Security (HTTPS)
The Turbo NAS supports HTTPS connection. Users can upload a secure certificate and RSA private key in X.509PEM format issued by a trusted provider to allow access the Turbo NAS by secure SSL login.

Secure FTP
The Turbo NAS offers secure data transfer with SSL/TLS (explicit) encryption. Passive FTP port range setup is also supported.

Encrypted Remote Replication by Rsync
The data on the Turbo NAS can be backed up to or from another Turbo NAS or rsync server over the network securely.

Shared Folder Management
Users can select to hide or show the network shared folders of the Turbo NAS on Windows network.

User Authority Management
Users can create user ID and password, and define the authority and quota for each user.

Supports TLER and ERC
TLER (Time-Limited Error Recovery) and ERC (Error Recovery Control) are now supported with compatible hard drives, improving drive error handling in RAID applications. This further prevents the hard drives from prematurely falling out of RAID arrays, forcing rebuilds, and RAID volume loss. The data will be retrieved more quickly when a hard drive takes too long to respond from bad blocks.

Bad Block Recovery
When read errors are detected in the hard drive blocks, they are automatically corrected with the healthy ones. The bad block recovery will run in background and ensure the data are well stored in the hard drives.

RAID Hot-spare and Global Hot-spare Drives
A hot spare drive can be configured so that if a hard drive in a specific RAID group fails, the hot spare drive will operate automatically. Moreover, the QNAP storage also supports global hot spare drives which allow the administrator to share the spare drives efficiently among multiple RAID Groups.

RAID Hot-spare and Global Hot-spare Drives

HIPAA Compliant Storage Solution

While medical data (e.g ePHI) constantly increases, IT administrators are required to develop a strategy of strong storage platforms within their medical organizations. QNAP meets the electronic requirements of HIPAA for storing PHI data by providing a base to protect the confidentiality and security of "individually identifiable health information". QNAP provides a full range and variety of storage models that can easily fit into different scales of deployment. Choose based upon capacity, performance, and price range to meet the need of any type of medical environment.

Secure Encryption and Sharing

FIPS 140-2 Validated AES 256-bit Volume-based Data Encryption
The disk volume with FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit encryption can only be accessed by an authorised encryption password or key. This prevents sensitive data on the Turbo NAS from unauthorised access and breach, even if the hard disk drives or the entire system were stolen.

Secure Encryption and Sharing
* The data encryption functions may not be available in accordance to the legislative restrictions of some countries. Please contact QNAP sales representatives for further information.

Advanced Folder Permissions
Advanced folder permissions allow users to configure folder/subfolder access to the Turbo NAS. With this feature enabled, users can manage the folder permissions from Microsoft Windows or the web-based management interface of the Turbo NAS without complicated procedures.

The integrated antivirus solution for the Turbo NAS ensures business continuity by offering detection against the latest viruses, malware, worms, and Trojan horses with continuous free virus database updates.



SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP Specifications
CPU Quad Core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v2 Processor 3.4 GHz
Memory System memory: 8 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x2
Total memory slots: 4
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
Hard Drive 12 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA 6Gb/s, SAS/SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD hard drive
Hard Drive Tray 12 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
(Expandable up to 8 x 1 Gb LAN or 4 x 10 Gb + 4 x 1 Gb LAN by installing optional dual-port 10 Gb and 1 Gb network card)
LED Indicators Status, 10 GbE, LAN, storage expansion port status
USB 2x USB 3.0 port (rear)
4x USB 2.0 port (rear)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
Storage Expansion Port 1 (rear)
Buttons System: Power button and reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor 2U, Rackmount
Dimensions 88(H) x 439(W) x 520(D) mm
3.46(H) x 17.28(W) x 20.47(D) inch
Weight 10.8 kg/ 23.81 lb (Net)
16.28 kg/ 35.89 lb (Gross)
Sound Level (dB) Sound pressure (LpAm) (by stander positions): 43.4 dB
( with 12 x Seagate ST9300653SS hard drive installed )
Power Consumption (W) HDD Standby: 118.1 W
In Operation: 157 W
(with 12 x Seagate ST9300653SS hard drive installed)
Temperature 0-40˚C
Relative Humidity 5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C
Power Supply Input: 100-240V AC,50-60Hz
Output: 600W
PCIe Slot 2 (one PCIe Gen2 x4, one PCIe Gen2 x8)
Fan 3 x 6 cm smart cooling fan
Package Contents
  • SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP
  • CD-ROM
  • Ethernet cable x 4
  • Power cord
  • Flat head screw x 48 (for 2.5" HDD)
  • Quick Installation Guide
Front and Rear View
  1. Power Button
  2. LED Indicators: 10 GbE, Status, LAN, Storage Expansion Port Status
  3. Gigabit LAN x 4
  4. Expansion Slot x 2
  5. USB 2.0 Port x 4
  6. USB 3.0 Port x 2
  7. Password & Network Settings Reset Button
  8. Storage Expansion Port x 1
  9. Power Connector

The TS-x80 rack mount models comply with ANSI/EIA-RS-310-D rack mounting standards. Before purchasing the server racks for these models, please make sure the server racks conform to the following criteria:

1. Rack size

  1. Mounting post width : ≥ 450mm
  2. Panel width : ≥ 485mm
  3. Mounting post depth : 650mm~850mm

Rack size

2. The optional rack kits for the TS-x80 rack mount models are only compatible with square-hole server racks.

optional rack kits

Software Specifications:

Operating System
  • Embedded Linux

Supported Clients

  • Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 R2/2012
  • Apple Mac OS X
  • Linux & UNIX

Supported Browsers

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
  • Mozilla Firefox 8+
  • Apple Safari 4+
  • Google Chrome

Multilingual Support

  • Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish

File System

  • Internal Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4
  • External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+


  • TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
  • Dual Gigabit NICs with Jumbo Frame *
    • Failover
    • Multi-IP Settings
    • Port Trunking/NIC Teaming (Modes: Balance-RR, Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad/Link Aggregation, Balance-TLB and Balance-ALB)
  • Optional Dual-port 10 GbE and 1 GbE Network Expansion Cards *
  • Service Binding Based on Network Interfaces *
  • Proxy Client, Proxy Server
  • DHCP Client, DHCP Server
  • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS (v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
  • UPnP & Bonjour Discovery
  • USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support


  • IP Filter & Policy-based Automatic IP Blocking
  • Network Access Protection with Autoblocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/ SMB, AFP
  • Encrypted Access: HTTPS, FTP with SSL/ TLS (Explicit), SSH/SFTP (admin only), Encrypted Remote Replication (Rsync over SSH)
  • CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders
  • Antivirus Protection
  • FIPS 140-2 Validated AES 256-bit Volumebased Data Encryption **
  • AES 256-bit External Drive Encryption *
  • Importable SSL Certificate
  • Instant Alert via E-mail, SMS, Beep, and LCD Panel *

Disk Management

  • QNAP Flexible Volume with thinprovisioning and space reclamation supported
  • Supports Storage Pool
  • Online Volume Expansion
  • Online Storage Pool Expansion
  • Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration
  • SMART Data Migration
  • Bad Block Scan and Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T.
  • Bad Block Recovery
  • RAID Recovery
  • Bitmap Support

Power Management

  • Wake on LAN *
  • Internal Hard Drive Standby Mode
  • Scheduled Power on/off
  • Automatic Power on after Power Recovery
  • USB and Network UPS Support with SNMP Management

Access Right Management

  • Batch Users Creation
  • Import/Export Users
  • User Quota Management
  • Local User Access Control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
  • Subfolder Permissions Support for CIFS/ SMB, AFP, FTP and Web File Manager

Domain Authentication Integration

  • Microsoft Active Directory (AD)
  • LDAP Server
  • LDAP Client
  • Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station

Web Administration

  • Multi-window, Multi-tasking based System Management
  • Movable Icons and Personalized Desktop
  • Smart Toolbar and Dashboard for Neat Display on System Status
  • Smart Fan Control
  • Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
  • SNMP (v2 & v3)
  • Resource Monitor
  • Network Recycle Bin for File Deletion via CIFS/SMB and AFP
  • Automatic Cleanup
  • File Type Filter
  • Comprehensive Logs (Events & Connection)
  • Syslog Client
  • Firmware Live Update
  • System Settings Backup and Restore
  • Restore to Factory Default
  • Mobile App Qmanager for Remote Monitoring

File Server

  • File Sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
  • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP/FTPS, HTTP/HTTPS (Web File Manager), WebDAV
  • Windows ACL
  • Advanced Folder Permission for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
  • Shared Folder Aggregation (CIFS/SMB)

File Station

  • Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
  • Creates and Sends Download Links for Sharing Public Files with Expiration Time and Password Protection
  • Drag-n-drop Files via Chrome and Firefox Browsers
  • Photo, Music, and Video Preview and Playback Empowered by Built-in Transcoding Technology
  • File Compression (ZIP or 7z)
  • Advanced Search
  • Mobile App: Qfile for File Browsing and Management
FTP Server
  • FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
  • Concurrent Connections: Max 256
  • Passive FTP Port Range Control
  • FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control
  • Supports FXP & Unicode
  • Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) to another QNAP NAS or FTP Server
  • Works as Both RTRR Server & Client with Bandwidth Control
  • Real-time & Scheduled Backup
  • Encryption, Compression, File Filter, and Transfer Rate Limitation
  • Encrypted Replication between QNAP NAS Servers
  • Desktop Backup by QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows
  • Apple Time Machine Support with Backup Management
  • Data Backup to Multiple External Storage Devices
  • Synchronizes with Cloud Storage: Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform, Dropbox, and Google Drive
  • Third Party Backup Software Support: Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis True Image, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie SilverKeeper, etc.


  • iSCSI Target
  • Multi-LUNs per Target
  • Up to 256 Targets/LUNs Combined
  • Supports LUN Mapping & Masking
  • Block-based LUN
  • Thin-provisioned LUN with Space Reclamation Supported
  • Online LUN Capacity Expansion
  • Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation
  • Supports MPIO & MC/S
  • iSCSI LUN Backup, One-time Snapshot, and Restore
  • iSCSI Connection and Management by QNAP Finder (Windows)
  • Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
  • Stack Chaining Master
  • Max No. of Virtual Disk Drives: 8

Server Virtualization & Clustering

  • VMware vSphere (ESX/ESXi 4.x, 5.x)
  • VMware VAAI for iSCSI and VAAI for NAS
  • vSphere Plug-in
  • Citrix XenServer (6.0)
  • Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
  • Supports Microsoft ODX
  • QNAP SMI-S Provider for Microsoft SCVMM
  • Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering

Storage Plug & Connect via Windows Qfinder by QNAP

  • Create and Map Shared Folders
  • Create and Connect to iSCSI Target/LUN

myQNAPcloud Service

  • Private Cloud Storage and Sharing
  • Free Host Name Registration (DDNS)
  • Auto Router Configuration (via UPnP)
  • CloudLink for Remote Access without Complicated Router Setup
  • myQNAPcloud Connect for Easy VPN Connection (Windows VPN Utility)


  • Syncs Files among Multiple Devices through the NAS
  • Option for Not Removing Files on the NAS during Synchronization
  • Selective Synchronization
  • Shares Securely with SSL
  • Team Folder
  • Shares Files by Links via E-mail
  • Uploads Photos or Videos to Qsync Folder Automatically via Qfile
  • Restores Files from Network Recycle Bin
  • File Name Conflict Policy
  • Option for Filter Settings
  • Privilege Control for Qsync Users
  • Supports Windows & Mac OS

Web Server

  • HTTP/HTTPS Connections
  • Built-in MySQL Server
  • Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)
  • Virtual Hosts: Max 32

Database Server

  • Built-in MySQL Server
  • Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin

Print Server

  • Max No. of Printers: 3
  • Supports Internet Printing Protocol
  • Print Job Display and Management
  • IP-based and Domain Name-based Privilege Control
  • Supports Apple Bonjour Printing

Syslog Server

  • Centralized Log Monitoring and Archiving
  • Immediate Email Alerts
  • Supports Log Filtering


  • Centralized Account Management and Authentication for Network Access
  • Supports 802.1x Security Authentication
  • TFTP Server with PXE Booting (Read-only)

VPN Server

  • Secure Remote Access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services
  • Remote Access to Other Resources on Local Network
  • Max No. of Clients: 30

Surveillance Station Pro

  • Supports over 1,400 IP Cameras
  • Includes 1 Free Camera License
  • Up to 16 Camera Channels via Additional License Purchase*
  • Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) for Advanced Video Search
  • Visual Aid by E-map
  • Surveillance Client for Mac
  • Mobile App: VMobile (iOS and Android)


  • Protection against Viruses, Trojans, and Other Threats
  • Free Virus Databases Update on Manual or Scheduled Basis
  • Multiple Scan Tasks (Max: 64, Concurrent: 5) with Custom Folder Selection and Scheduled Scanning
  • Email Notification upon Task Completion or Virus Detection
  • Quarantines or Deletes Infected Files

APP Center

  • Add New Features by Online Installation of over 90 Official and Community Software Add-ons (The actual available software add-ons may vary depending on the NAS platform)

* This feature may vary according to different models.

** The data encryption functions may not available in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.

Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Optional Accessories:

Optional Accessories
Storage expansion accessories
  1. 3U 16-bay RAID expansion enclosure
  2. Up to 4 REXP-1600U-RP can be connected to SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP.
  1. 2U 12-bay RAID expansion enclosure
  2. Up to 4 REXP-1200U-RP can be connected to SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP.
Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8088 to SFF-8088), 1.0 m
Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8088 to SFF-8088), 0.5 m
Rail kit
A01 series (Chassis) rail kit, max. load 35 kg
LAN card
Dual-port 1 GbE network expansion card for A01 series rack mount model, low-profile bracket
8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, 1600 MHz, long-DIMM
4GB DDR3 ECC RAM, 1600 MHz, long-DIMM


Various handy utilities are available for you to work smartly with your Turbo NAS. These utilities help increase your productivity and make it absolutely easy with connecting the Turbo NAS, setting up the system, data backup and synchronization, downloading files, and so on.


Connect and set up NAS easily
Qfinder is a utility, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, to quickly find and access the Turbo NAS over the LAN. Install the Finder on your computer, open it, and double click your Turbo NAS name, and the login page is ready for you.

Connect and set up NAS easily

Easily access the NAS by Storage Plug & Connect
Windows version of Qfinder provides a convenient way to connect to the Turbo NAS and map a network drive or a virtual disk. By creating a shared folder on the Turbo NAS and mapping it as a network drive, you can use it as an additional drive and store files on it as it is a local drive of the computer.

Easily access the NAS by Storage Plug & Connect

myQNAPcloud Connect

NAS Connection by VPN
myQNAPcloud Connect helps you access the published services of the Turbo NAS quickly and securely on the Internet. myQNAPcloud Connect application is designed for Windows PC users. By installing the myQNAPcloud Connect, you will be able to connect to the Turbo NAS and easily manage files by drag-and-drop within the Windows Explorer.

NAS Connection by VPN


Synchronize files anytime, anywhere
Qsync is a useful tool to synchronize files in multiple computers. It creates a specific “Qsync folder” in your devices that you can simply drop files in, and synchronizes the files to all your devices linked to the Turbo NAS.

Synchronize files anytime, anywhere

Sync in multiple ways

Full Sync
Whenever you add, edit, delete or rename a file on one computer, the change applies to all others linked with the Turbo NAS, so you have exactly identical contents on all your devices.

Full Sync

Smart Sync
Smart Sync

It allows you to remove files on one computer without affecting the copies stored on others that are linked with the Turbo NAS. However, when someone updates the files you deleted from another computer, you can still retrieve them in the Qsync folder.

Advanced Selective Sync

Advanced Selective Sync

With both Full Sync or Smart Sync options, you can choose to only sync specific sub-folders within the Qsync folder, useful if your computers have limited storage.

Share files and folders easilyShare files and folders easily

Quickly share files with download links
You can create download links to share files with people, even if they don't have an account on the Turbo NAS. This greatly reduces the time in creating user account and password for users.

Share folders for collaboration
Your life is connected with different groups of people. You can create sub-folders within the Qsync folder, and share each with different groups of Turbo NAS users as a file exchange center. Everyone in the same sub-folder is always kept up-to-date with the latest version of the files.

QNAP NetBak ReplicatorQNAP NetBak Replicator

Backup data on PC
The QNAP NetBak Replicator, provided with any Turbo NAS unit free of charge, helps you easily back up files from Windows PC - entire disk drives, documents, pictures, music, videos, fonts, emails, and more - to the Turbo NAS. The operation is very simple. You can do the backup task in just a few clicks using NetBak Replicator by the setting of real-time synchronization, scheduled backup and auto-backup from multiple PCs to the Turbo NAS.

NetBak Replicator also supports backing up to a remote server via FTP and WebDAV through the Internet. Imagine that you can backup new photos whenever on vacation. Even you are away from home, the convenient backup supports your memories.


Download Station monitor widget
QGet is a powerful utility for download management. The software is available for Windows and Mac computers, allowing the management of BT, HTTP, and FTP download tasks of Download Station on multiple Turbo NAS servers.

QGet enables you to add, remove, or watch your BT download jobs from LAN or WAN. You can manage your download tasks in school or at work. QGet supports intuitive drag and drop of torrent files, HTTP or FTP URL to the software interface for convenient adding of download tasks.

vsphere Client plug-invsphere Client plug-in

Manage QNAP NAS within vSphere Client
The Turbo NAS supports vSphere Client Plug-in that allows managing VMware datastores on the Turbo NAS directly from the vSphere client console. In a large-scale server virtualization environment, management is centralized and straightforward. Administrators can easily control the status of the Turbo NAS and datastores and create additional datastores to multiple ESXi hosts in just a few clicks.

Note: The TS-x51 series doesn't support vSphere Client plug-in.



Take screenshots, easy and fast
Qsnap is a handy utility assisting you to quickly capture screenshots on your PC, and easily edit, save, and share, enabling quick note-taking or productive communication in your work and life.

  • Hotkey capturing: Taking PC screenshots without complicated mouse operations.
  • Easy editing: Add emphasis or remove unnecessary elements with a range of editing tools.
  • Instant sharing: Simply drag and drop the screenshots to instant messengers and emails as attachments to share.


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