Cost-effective quad-core business NAS with integrated dual 10GbE SFP+ ports
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The powerful 8-bay, quad-core TS-831X includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The TS-831X provides versatile all-in-one functionalities and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), which introduces an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS, and Container Station, which allows you to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-831X is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
- 10GbE readiness, SSD cache, and hardware-accelerated encryption engine
- VJBOD allows using the TS-831X to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
- Enjoy containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station
- Build a private cloud to centrally organize & manage files and backup tasks
- Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
- Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch
- Scalable design with 2 QNAP expansion enclosures UX-800P for total storage capacity of up to 24 drives
Quad-core CPU, 8GB/16GB RAM and hardware-accelerated encryption
The TS-831X is equipped with a quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor with 8GB/16GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, two 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports as well as Gigabit LAN ports, and an PCIe expansion slot for an additional Network Interface Card (NIC). The TS-831X's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-831X.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.2.1
Volume type: RAID 5; 8 x Intel SSDSC2BB240G4 SSD: NAS and PCs are connected.
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; 10GbE NIC: QNAP LAN-10G2SF-MLX ; Windows® 10
10GbE-ready with built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports
The TS-831X offers not only two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports but also two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks, capable of delivering lightning-fast throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. The extra PCIe slot allows for the installation of a third 10GbE port for flexible high-speed network deployment. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the 10GbE-ready TS-831X is perfect for companies to store massive amounts of data and excel in fast data transmission.
SSD cache acceleration
The TS-831X supports SSD caching which can greatly boost IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.
VJBOD: use NAS to expand other NAS capacity for maximizing sharing economy
Besides using physical storage expansion enclosures, there is an additional option to expand NAS storage capacity. QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage of a QNAP NAS with multiple QNAP NAS units. The TS-831X offers a high potential capacity for you to economically expand other QNAP NAS storage with VJBOD, and to create virtual storage pools and volumes on the virtual disks for operating NAS services.
Note: The remote QNAP NAS must support iSCSI and Storage Pools and use QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).
Rapidly deploy IoT apps with Container Station
QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-831X as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings, and features an informative dashboard and flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers. What's more, Container Station provides an ideal platform with countless hands-on containerized apps for developers to easily apply, rapidly develop, and conveniently deploy IoT applications. Simply search "IoT" in Container Station, acquire proper containers, and create your diverse IoT applications.
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to find 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 breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-831X supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-831X and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD® and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-831X supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook® email archiving. Apple Time Machine® is also supported to provide Mac® OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-831X. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-831X with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-831X to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec Backup Exec™ are also supported.
Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind
The TS-831X offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-831X also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Google Cloud Storage™, and more.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-831X provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorised access to important files. The TS-831X supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorised access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
The TS-831X can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. It can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers (connecting multiple servers at the same time is possible) or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; via VPN Client on your NAS, for example, you can connect to VPN servers in foreign countries for accessing regionally-restricted services.
Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search
The TS-831X supports Qsirch, a search tool for quick file searching. Qsirch supports thumbnail previews, and even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. The revamped Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.
File synchronization across multiple devices
Qsync utility turns your TS-831X into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-831X 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 up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-831X. The TS-831X offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 30 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. You can freely install apps as needed to expand your TS-831X's functionality.
Expand storage capacity easily
The TS-831X supports online capacity expansion by connecting two QNAP expansion enclosures for storing rapidly-growing data, especially ideal for storage-intensive applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more. You can gradually expand the TS-831X's storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)*, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-831X, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures:
|QNAP NAS Model||RAID Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)||Max. Raw Capacity (TB)**|
**The maximum capacity is calculated by using 8TB HDDs.
The TS-831X utilizes an energy-efficient quad-core ARM® processor that features low voltage and low power consumption, maintaining high performance in system operations and suitable for an always-online business cloud without running up a high electricity bill. Additional energy-saving features include hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-EC2480U R2 supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
|Processor||Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A15 processor|
|Hardware Encryption Accleration|
|System Memory||8GB DDR3 (1 x 8GB)||16GB DDR3 (2 x 8GB)|
|Memory Slot||2 x SODIMM DDR3
Note: For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3 RAM modules.
|Drive Type||8 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA 6Gb/s HDDs/SSDs|
|10GbE LAN||2 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ LAN ports|
|GbE LAN||2 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports|
|USB Port||3 x USB 3.0 ports (Front: 1, Rear:2)|
|PCIe Slot||1 x PCIe Gen2 ( x2)|
|LED||Status/Power, USB, HDD 1-8|
|Button||Power, USB One-touch-backup, Reset|
|Security Slot||Kensington security slot|
|Dimension||185.2 (H) x 298.2 (W) x 235 (D) mm
7.29 (H) x 11.74 (W) x 9.25 (D) inch
|Weight||Net: 7.3 kg / 16.08 lbs
Gross: 8.25 kg / 18.19 lbs
|Relative Humidity||5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C|
|Noise Level||20.6 dB (A)|
|Power Consumption||HDD standby: 19.47 W
In operation: 46.36 W
(with 8 x 1TB HDDs installed)
|Power||ATX 250W, 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 3.5A|
|Fan||2 x 12cm quiet cooling fan (12V DC)|
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
|Operating System||File System|
|Supported Client OS||Networking|
*Not all services supports IPv6.
|Access Right Management||Web Administration|
|Domain Authentication Integration||File Server|
|Multilingual Support||Storage Management|
|Powerful All-in-one server|
|FTP Server||Surveillance Station|
|AirPlay & Chromecast||Photo Station|
Note: Media Streaming add-on app from the App Center is required
|File Station||VPN Server|
|Download Station||Music Station|
* DRM-protected content is not supported.
|Backup Station||VPN Client|
|Storage Plug & Connect||iTunes Server|
|Container Station||DLNA Server|
*DRM-protected content is not supported.
|iSCSI (IP SAN)||Video Station|
|Print Server||App Center|
|Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.|
|Storage expansion accessories|
|Tower 8-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure|
|Tower 5-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure|
|8GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz, SO-DIMM|
|QNAP Single-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ Network Expansion Card|
|QNAP Dual-port Gigabit Network Expansion Card|
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 Pro 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.
If you're finding it difficult to connect your NAS to a Chromebook, Qfinder Pro for Chrome allows you to quickly find & connect to the Turbo NAS over LAN. Just download Qfinder Pro from the Chrome Web Store and enjoy easy access to your Turbo NAS now.
*Qfinder Pro Chrome is for Chromebooks & Chrome only.
Easily access the NAS by Storage Plug & Connect
Windows version of Qfinder Pro 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.
*Storage Plug & Connect is for Windows version only.
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.
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.
Sync in multiple ways
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.
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
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 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 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.
vSphere (Web) Client plug-in
Manage QNAP NAS within vSphere (Web) Client
The Turbo NAS supports vSphere (Web) Client Plug-in that allows managing VMware datastores on the Turbo NAS directly from the vSphere (Web) 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 (Web) Client plug-in.
Q'center Virtual Appliance
Deploy Q'center as virtual appliance
Q'center is a powerful QNAP NAS management system. The Q'center Virtual Appliance can be easily deployed in Microsoft® Hyper-V™ or VMware® ESXi™ to increase its flexibility and connectivity for large storage environments.
Minimum requirements：108 GB free disk space, 1 GB memory and 4 virtual CPUs
Supported platforms: VMware ESXi (ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.5), VMware Fusion 7, VMware Workstation 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V 3.0.
Use Q'center to monitor multiple NAS.
With Q'center, you can view the status and system information of multiple QNAP NAS units at the same time, inspect system resource usage, monitor disk/volume health and perform other management tasks. With these features, Q'center can better assist IT administrators and QNAP NAS users in system resource allocation and future capacity planning.
QNAP Snapshot Agent
In QTS 4.2, the Storage Manager's Snapshot function supports iSCSI LUNs to rapidly back up and restore data. When creating a LUN snapshot, QNAP Snapshot Agent for Windows Server or VMware vCenter allows the NAS to communicate with the remote server when taking snapshots and ensures Application-consistent LUN snapshots.
VSS Hardware Provider also allows NAS ROW (Redirect on Write) instead of Windows COW (Copy on Write) to increase backup efficiency and to offload the snapshot to the NAS for reducing the performance impact on the Windows server.
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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Download the QNAP TS-831X Datasheet (PDF).