TS-EC2480U R2 - QNAP

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QNAP TS-EC2480U R2, featuring the easy-to-use QTS operating system, provides a reliable and scalable NAS solution to fulfill data backup, file synchronization and remote access. The TS-EC2480U R2 is 10GbE-ready, delivers exceptional performance, 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.
  • Built-in 10GbE, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing
  • 3,700+ MB/s throughput and 410,000+ IOPS
  • Two internal cache ports and up to 4 SSDs for caching
  • Scalable up to 152 drive capacity with QNAP expansion enclosures
  • Virtualization-ready, centralized data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery

QTS - Simple and efficient

Thanks to QTS’s intuitive user interface, system operations of the TS-EC2480U R2 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.

Learn more: QTS4

Qsirch – A smarter, faster way to search

Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP's new built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need by real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including bits of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches, complete with thumbnails, as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost – it greatly reduces the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks.

Note: 2GB RAM (4GB or more RAM is recommended for optimum performance) and QTS 4.1 or newer firmware is required.

Learn more: Qsirch

Qsirch

Breakthrough performance

The TS-EC2480U R2 supports 6Gbps hard drives driving over 3,700 MB/s throughput and 410,000 IOPS*. Featuring with Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 Quad-Core Processor and 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TS-EC2480U R2 greatly enhances efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.

 

*Tested in QNAP Lab. Figures could vary by environment.

Test 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 Configuration:
OCZ Vertex4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G SSDs with RAID 6 configuration, QNAP LAN-10G2T-X550 dual-port 10GBase-T network adapter*2

Internal cache port for IO acceleration

The TS-EC2480U R2 supports two on-board mSATA internal cache ports, and up to 4 SSDs can be used for caching. By installing mSATA flash modules (optional purchase), the IOPS performance of storage volumes can remarkably boost. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as database and virtualization. The internal cache port design reserves the space of hard drive tray for more storage capacity.

*Note: Instead of installing the mSATA in the internal cache port, SSDs are supported to be installed in the hard drive tray. Visit SSD cache

Removable motherboard drawer for easy maintenance

With the TS-EC2480U R2's removable motherboard drawer, IT administrators have easier access in upgrading/installing components such as RAM, the internal cache and 10GbE adapter. The motherboard itself can be removed and replaced without needing to remove the heavy TS-EC2480U R2 from the rack cabinet, making it especially useful in maintaining the TS-EC2480U R2 in data centers with multiple rack cabinets.

Note: Power-off is necessary before removing the motherboard drawer. It is not hot-pluggable.

10GbE ready

The TS-EC2480U R2 offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and features two inbuilt 10GbE SFP+ ports to deliver 10 Gigabit high speed network. The 10GbE-ready TS-EC2480U R2 delivers lightening data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the TS-EC2480U R2 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 TS-EC2480U R2 and desktop computers.

Learn more: 10GbE solution

Seamless capacity expansion

The TS-EC2480U R2 supports online capacity expansion by cascading multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures to meet the needs of growing business data. With QNAP scale-up solution, total storage capacity can be gradually expanded on demand. It is especially useful for large data applications, such as video surveillance, data archiving, and TV broadcast storage, to name few.

The maximum number of drives available by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures:

Turbo NAS Model RAID Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure Total HDD No.
(NAS + Enclosure)
TS-EC2480U R2 REXP-1620U-RP 8 152
7 136
6 120
5 104
4 88
3 72
2 56
1 40
REXP-1220U-RP 8 120
7 108
6 96
5 84
4 72
3 60
2 48
1 36

Learn more: 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.

Learn more: QTS storage manager, QNAP flexible volume

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The TS-EC2480U R2 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.

Learn more: ISO share, Syslog service, Antivirus, Windows Active Directory (AD), LDAP Directory Service

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

The TS-EC2480U R2 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 TS-EC2480U R2.

Learn more: NetBak Replicator, Time Machine backup

Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind

The TS-EC2480U R2 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 TS-EC2480U R2 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, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage, and restored to the TS-EC2480U R2 anytime.

Learn more: Cloud storage backup, RTRR

Comprehensive security options

In the open network environment, business data might be exposed in potential hack. The TS-EC2480U R2 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 unauthorized access to important files. The TS-EC2480U R2 is validated with military level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing the sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard disk drives or the entire system were stolen.

Learn more: Encrypted access, IP blocking, Hard drive encryption

Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

The TS-EC2480U R2 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 TS-EC2480U R2 supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.

Learn more: VMware® Ready™, Citrix® /Ready™, Microsoft® Hyper-V™, VMware VAAI, Microsoft ODX, SMI-S provider for Microsoft SCVMM

Run multiple OS’ on the TS-EC2480U R2

The Virtualization Station transforms the TS-EC2480U R2 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 TS-EC2480U R2 with least efforts. Furthermore, you can download VMs on demand from the online VM markets and import them to TS-EC2480U R2 to use directly without any complex procedure.

Note: Pre-installed with 4GB RAM x1. You can upgrade the RAM to 32GB to run 8 virtual machines.

Learn more: 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 TS-EC2480U R2 fulfills storage and video editing needs with a high speed 10GbE network interface. Digital videos can be quickly stored and edited on the TS-EC2480U R2 directly over the network.

File synchronization across multiple devices

The Qsync utility turns your TS-EC2480U R2 into a safe data center for file synchronization with large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TS-EC2480U R2 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.

Learn more: Qsync

Comprehensive surveillance solution with 24/7 security

The TS-EC2480U R2 Surveillance Station is a professional surveillance solution with a wide range of over 2,600 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.

Learn more: Surveillance Station

A certificated storage for use with the Milestone XProtect VMS

Milestone Systems is a global industry leader in the open platform IP video surveillance software. It has provided easy-to-use, powerful video management software in more than 100,000 installations worldwide. The TS-EC2480U R2 is certified by Milestone XProtect Corporate 2016 R2 and Milestone XProtect Professional 2016 R2, meaning that the TS-EC2480U R2 can be seamlessly integrated with Milestone XProtect® VMS as a cost-effective and reliable storage solution for recording and archiving surveillance footage. The TS-EC2480U R2 can be used to support XProtect Recording Servers that record between 1 and 200 cameras at megapixel resolution. Larger systems can be built using multiple storage solutions, alternative disk configurations, and multiple Recording Servers.

Learn more: QNAP storage solution for Milestone IP surveillance platform

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 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.

*Click here to learn more other business features.

Install-on-demand apps extend NAS features

The TS-EC2480U R2 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 TS-EC2480U R2 for extensive opportunities.

Learn more: App Center

Optional Accessories

Storage expansion accessories

REXP-1620U-RP
  1. 3U 16-bay RAID expansion enclosure
  2. Up to 8 REXP-1620U-RP can be connected to TS-EC2480U R2.

REXP-1220U-RP
  1. 2U 12-bay RAID expansion enclosure
  2. Up to 8 REXP-1220U-RP can be connected to TS-EC2480U R2.

SAS-12G2E

Dual-wide-port storage expansion card, SAS 12Gbps.
Note: The storage expansion card is to be installed in the NAS for connecting to the RAID Expansion Enclosures.

CAB-SAS10M-8644

Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8644 to SFF-8644), 1.0 m

CAB-SAS05M-8644

Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8644 to SFF-8644), 0.5 m


CAB-SAS10M-8644-8088
Mini SAS external cable (SFF 8644 to SFF 8088), 1.0 m

Note: A 12Gb/s SAS for 6Gb/s SAS cable is required to connect the TS-EC2480U R2 to a 12Gb/s SAS-enabled REXP-1620U-RP/REXP-1220U-RP. The transfer rate over the cable will be 6Gb/s.

Rail kit

RAIL-A02-90

A02 series (Chassis) rail kit, max. load 90 kg

LAN card

LAN-10G2T-X550

Dual-port 10GBase-T network expansion card for A01 series rack mount model, low-profile bracket.

LAN-1G2T-I210

Dual-port 1 GbE network expansion card for A01 series rack mount model, low-profile bracket.

RAM


RAM-4GDR3-LD-1600

QNAP 4GB DDR3-1600 LONG-DIMM RAM module



RAM-8GDR3-LD-1600

QNAP 8GB DDR3-1600 LONG-DIMM RAM module

RAM-4GDR3EC-LD-1600

4GB DDR3 ECC RAM, 1600 MHz, long-DIMM

RAM-8GDR3EC-LD-1600

8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, 1600 MHz, long-DIMM

mSATA Flash Module

FLASH-256GB-MSATA

Two 128GB mSATA flash modules

USB 3.1 card

USB-U31A2P01
QNAP USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A dual-port PCIe card

Note: Requires QTS 4.3.0 and later.
SFP+ DAC Cable

CAB-DAC15M-SFPP-A02
SFP+ Direct attach cable 1.5m

CAB-DAC30M-SFPP-DEC01
SFP+ Direct attach cable 3m

CAB-DAC50M-SFPP-DEC01
SFP+ Direct attach cable 5m