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QNAP TS-431XU-2G 4 Bay Rackmount NAS

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Manufacturer Part Code: TS-431XU-2G

Order Code: NPQNA-TS431XU2G

Category: All NAS Devices

TS-431XU-2G

The powerful quad-core TS-431XU includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The TS-431XU provides versatile all-in-one functionalities and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) - an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS - and Container Station - that allows users to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-431XU 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-431XU to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
- 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
- Scalable design allowing the connection of two QNAP expansion enclosures (UX-1200U-RP) to increase the total storage capacity up to 28 drives

Quad-core CPU and built-in two 10GbE SFP+ ports

The TS-431XU is equipped with an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL314 quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor with 2GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB) and SATA 6Gb/s hard drive interface. Its 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-431XU. Besides two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TS-431XU also includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks 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 10GbE SFP+ NIC for flexible high-speed network deployment.

SSD cache acceleration

The TS-431XU supports SSD caching to greatly boost the 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.

High reliability design ensuring business continuity

The business-ready TS-431XU is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot-swapping allow for replacing hard drives without service interruption. QNAP's advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are accidentally removed from a degraded RAID volume. The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly-removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-431XU delivers high reliability and efficiency with support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.

VJBOD: use NAS to expand other NAS capacity for maximizing sharing economy

Besides using 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-431XU offers great potential for economically expanding the storage of other QNAP NAS with VJBOD, and to create virtual storage pools and volumes on virtual disks for operating NAS services.

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-431XU 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 design your own IoT stack with "QIoT Containers" for diverse IoT applications.

QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system

The TS-431XU natively supports the new 64-bit QTS 4.3 operating system. QTS 4.3 provides more intelligent features to enhance management efficiency, including Qfiling that helps categorize files and performs based on schedules to make organizing files automatic and efficient, and much more. With its intuitive and simplified user interface, QTS features an 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 and incorporates advanced features.

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The TS-431XU 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-431XU 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-431XU supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.

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Technical Information

DLNA certified
Y
Colour of product
Black
Number of fans
2 fan(s)
Cooling type
Active
Fan diameter
4 cm
Chassis type
Rack (1U)
Cable lock slot
Y
LED indicators
HDD, LAN, Power, Status
Colour of product
Black
Number of fans
2 fan(s)
Cooling type
Active
Fan diameter
4 cm
Cable lock slot type
Kensington
Power consumption (typical)
36.97 W
Number of power supplies
1
Output current
3.5 A
AC input frequency
50/60 Hz
AC input voltage
100-240 V
Power supply location
Built-in
Fan voltage
12 V
Power supply unit (PSU) capacity
240 W
RAID levels
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
Supported file systems
FAT32,HFS+,NTFS,ext3,ext4
RAID support
Y
LED indicators
HDD, LAN, Power, Status
Web-based management
Y
Reset button
Y
On/off switch
Y
Internal memory type
DDR3
Flash memory
512 MB
Memory slots
2
Internal RAM
2 GB
Maximum RAM supported
16 GB
Internal memory
2 GB
Internal RAM type
DDR3
Supported network protocols
CIFS/SMB, AFP v3.3, NFSv3, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, SMSC, TCP/IP, IPv4 & IPv6
Ethernet LAN connection
Y
Wake-on-LAN ready
Y
Wireless LAN connection
N
Jumbo Frames support
Y
DHCP client
Y
DHCP server
Y
Ethernet LAN data transfer rates
10,100,1000,10000 Mbit/s
iSCSI support
Y
Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
Y
Ethernet LAN data rate supported (max)
10000 Mbit/s
Operating system provided
QNAP Turbo System
Operating system version
4.3
Operating relative humidity range
5 - 95%
Operating temperature range (T-T)
0 - 40 °C
Power management
Y
Cables included
AC, LAN (RJ-45)
Quick installation guide
Y
Number of screws
28
Package weight
9.44 kg
Cables included
AC, LAN (RJ-45)
Type
NAS
Security algorithms
256-bit AES,HTTPS,SNMP,SSH,SSL/TLS
Browser supported
Internet Explorer 10+, Chrome, Safari 7+, Firefox
Mac compatibility
Y
Noise level
37.7 dB
Operating system installed
QNAP Turbo System
Web-based management
Y
Access Control List (ACL)
Y
Reset button
Y
Multilingual support
Y
On/off switch
Y
S.M.A.R.T. support
Y
Remotely operated
Y
Operating system version
4.3
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64
Mac operating systems supported
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Linux operating systems supported
Y
Server operating systems supported
Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Y
Device class
Small & Medium Business
Backup function
Y
Backup features
Cloud, iSCSI LUN
Built-in iTunes server
Y
Built-in FTP server
Y
System log
Y
Hot spare
Y
Password authentication
Y
Share folder
CIFS/SMB
Cables included
AC, LAN (RJ-45)
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity
2
Fiber ports quantity
2
Fiber optic connector
SFP+
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity
4
USB port
Y
Processor model
Alpine AL-314
Processor family
Annapurna Labs
Processor number of cores
4
Processor architecture
ARM Cortex-A15
Processor clock speed
1.7 GHz
Security algorithms supported
256-bit AES,HTTPS,SNMP,SSH,SSL/TLS
Cable lock slot
Y
Access Control List (ACL)
Y
Cable lock slot type
Kensington
Mac compatibility
Y
Operating system installed
QNAP Turbo System
Operating system version
4.3
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64
Mac operating systems supported
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Linux operating systems supported
Y
Server operating systems supported
Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2
Noise level
37.7 dB
RAID levels
0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD
Supported file systems
FAT32,HFS+,NTFS,ext3,ext4
RAID support
Y
Storage drive size
2.5/3.5"
Storage drive interface
Serial ATA III
Number of storage drives supported
4
Storage drive sizes supported
2.5,3.5"
Storage drives installed
N
Installed storage drive type
N
Supported storage drive types
HDD, SSD
Hot-swap drive bays
Y
Supported storage drive interfaces
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Online RAID migration
Y
Online RAID expansion
Y
Bad block scan
Y
Windows operating systems supported
Windows 10 Education,Windows 10 Education x64,Windows 10 Enterprise,Windows 10 Enterprise x64,Windows 10 Home,Windows 10 Home x64,Windows 10 Pro,Windows 10 Pro x64,Windows 7 Enterprise,Windows 7 Enterprise x64,Windows 7 Home Basic,Windows 7 Home Basic x64,Windows 7 Home Premium,Windows 7 Home Premium x64,Windows 7 Professional,Windows 7 Professional x64,Windows 7 Starter,Windows 7 Starter x64,Windows 7 Ultimate,Windows 7 Ultimate x64,Windows 8,Windows 8 Enterprise,Windows 8 Enterprise x64,Windows 8 Pro,Windows 8 Pro x64,Windows 8 x64
Mac operating systems supported
Mac OS X 10.0 Cheetah, Mac OS X 10.1 Puma, Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan, Mac OS X 10.12 Sierra, Mac OS X 10.2 Jaguar, Mac OS X 10.3 Panther, Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard, Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, Mac OS X 10.7 Lion, Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Linux operating systems supported
Y
Server operating systems supported
Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2
Type
NAS
Memory slots
2
Chassis type
Rack (1U)
LED indicators
HDD, LAN, Power, Status
Colour of product
Black
Noise level
37.7 dB
Number of fans
2 fan(s)
Multilingual support
Y
Processor number of cores
4
Device class
Small & Medium Business
Backup function
Y
Backup features
Cloud, iSCSI LUN
Weight
7.5 kg
Package weight
9.44 kg
Height
44 mm
Width
439 mm
Depth
499 mm

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