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QNAP Introduces Robust TS-1685 – the 16-bay Xeon D Super NAS Supporting PCIe Expandability and M.2 SSD Caching

Taipei, Taiwan, March 16, 2017 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the new business-class TS-1685 desktop 16-bay Xeon® D Super NAS that supports twelve 3.5" hard drives and four 2.5" SSDs, provides six M.2 SSD slots, and features a powerful Intel® Xeon® D processor to deliver outstanding performance with high-capacity storage. Designed to optimize enterprise IT infrastructure, the TS-1685 comes with three PCIe slots that support 10GbE/40GbE NIC, PCIe NVMe SSD, graphics cards, and USB 3.1 expansion cards to provide a complete business-ready storage solution incorporating security and scalability.

The TS-1685 leverages the high-performance Intel® Xeon® D multi-core processor and up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM to reach read speeds up to 2,339 MB/s with a dual 10GbE configuration. The dedicated four 2.5" SSD slots and six M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots excel in cache acceleration, and coupled with Qtier™ Technology the TS-1685 can continuously optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSD, SSD, high-capacity SATA drives, and the optional PCIe NVMe SSD.

"The TS-1685 is designed to incorporate both high performance and high capacity," David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "Besides SSD caching and PCIe expandability, the NAS can be remarkably integrated into 10GbE/40GbE environments necessary for modern data centers. All these features make the TS-1685 a perfect choice to tackle high-bandwidth applications such as virtualization and massive data backup and recovery."

The TS-1685 supports advanced IT management functions, including the QRM+ centralized management solution for networked devices that helps IT administrators to discover, map, monitor and manage critical networked computing devices (including servers, PCs, and thin clients). QRM+ also supports IPMI 2.0 and a graphical topology diagram. Q'center turns the TS-1685 into a centralized system for managing multiple QNAP NAS at different locations and allows for monitoring system logs, conducting maintenance and firmware updates.

Not only does the high-capacity TS-1685 support mainstream virtualization environments (including VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2012 R2) but it can also directly host multiple virtual machines for Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ using Virtualization Station and operate near-limitless LXC and Docker® containerized applications using Containers Station.

Users can enjoy the TS-1685 as an all-in-one NAS for essential cross-platform file sharing, backup/restoration, security, and use a wide-range of QNAP's productivity-boosting apps. Qsync enables cross-devices file synchronization and team folders sync; the Qsirch full-text search engine helps quickly find files on the NAS; Qfiling automates file organization on a scheduled basis; QmailAgent allows for centrally managing multiple email accounts and IMAP servers; Notes Station provides an online note-taking tool enabling collaborative writing. The TS-1685 also supports VPN server and client services and a professional IP surveillance system.

Besides connecting up to four QNAP expansion enclosures (REXP-1000 Pro) to scale up storage capacity, the TS-1685 can also be expanded by using VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) that allows the unused storage capacity of other QNAP NAS to be mounted as local disks for shares, applications, or even creating another LUN.

Key specifications

 Ordering P/N  CPU  System Memory and Power Supply
 TS-1685-D1521-16G Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1521, 4-core 2.4 GHz 16GB non-ECC RAM (8GB UDIMM*2), 250W PSU
 TS-1685-D1521-32G 32GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM*2), 250W PSU
 TS-1685-D1521-32G-550W 32GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM*2), 550W PSU
 TS-1685-D1531-32G Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1531, 6-core 2.2 GHz 32GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM*2), 250W PSU
 TS-1685-D1531-64G 64GB non-ECC RAM (16GB UDIMM*4), 250W PSU
 TS-1685-D1531-64GR 64GB ECC RAM (16GB RDIMM*4), 250W PSU
 TS-1685-D1531-128GR 128GB ECC RAM (32GB RDIMM*4), 250W PSU
 TS-1685-D1531-64GR-550W 64GB ECC RAM (16GB RDIMM*4), 550W PSU
 TS-1685-D1531-128GR-550W 128GB ECC RAM (32GB RDIMM*4), 550W PSU

*Minimum ordering quantity (MOQ) required for Intel® Xeon® Processor D-1548. Please contact QNAP sales representatives for the details.

Intel® Xeon® D multi-core processor, up to 128GB DDR4 RAM; 12 x 2.5"/3.5" HDD/SSD slots and 4 x 2.5" SSD slots, supports SATA 6Gb/s; compartmentalized smart cooling; 6 x M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots (with built-in M.2 cooling modules, M.2 SSD is optional purchase); 2 x 10GBASE-T ports, 4 x Gigabit ports; 2 x PCIe Gen3 (x8) slots, 1 x PCIe Gen2 (x4) slots; 3 x USB 3.0 ports; 1 x speaker; 1 x 3.5mm audio output


The new TS-1685 is now available. For more information, and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.

See a comparison between two similar NAS products

  TS-1685-D1521-16G DS3617xs
CPU Intel® Xeon® D-1521, 2.4 GHz Intel® Xeon® D-1527, 2.2 GHz
RAM 16GB (Max. 128 GB) 16GB (Max. 48 GB)
HDD 12 x 3.5" + 4 x 2.5" 12 x 3.5"
M.2 6 x SATA M.2 port --
PCIe Slot 3 1
10GbE Port 2 x10GBASE-T ports -- (optional)
Gigabit Port 4 4
Data Source QNAP official website Synology official website


About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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