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SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP
12-bay 2.5” SAS/SATA-enabled unified storage
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QNAP SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, 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 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.

  • 3,000+ MB/s throughput and 400,000+ IOPS
  • Scalable design, maximum 140 hard drives, up to 780TB raw capacity
  • SSD caching, thin-provisioned volume
  • Virtualization Ready, centralized data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery

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.

 

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, QNAP LAN-10G2T-X550 dual-port 10GBase-T network adapter*2

QTS - Simple and efficient

Thanks to QTS’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.

Learn more: QTS

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

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.

Learn more: 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.

Learn more: 10GbE solution

Up to 5 year warranty

QNAP's SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP offers up to 5 year warranty for an optional purchase. All QNAP NAS devices come with at least a 2-year standard warranty while enterprise models come with 3-year standard warranty. If standard warranty is not enough, QNAP Extended Warranty Service coverage offers our customers up to 5 years of worry-free protection. Refer to this link for more information on QNAP's extended warranty.

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 780TB. 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 Enclosure Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure) Max. Raw
Capacity
(TB)
SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP REXP-1620U-RP 8* 140 780
7* 124 684
6* 108 588
5* 92 492
4 76 396
3 60 300
2 44 204
1 28 108
REXP-1220U-RP 8* 108 588
7* 96 516
6* 84 444
5* 72 372
4 60 300
3 48 228
2 36 156
1 24 84

* Optional purchase of SAS expansion card is required for connecting over 4 units of RAID expansion enclosures.

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 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.

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

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.

Learn more: NetBak Replicator, Time Machine backup

Disaster recovery solutions brings 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®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage, and restored to the SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP anytime.

Learn more: RTRR, Cloud storage backup

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 unauthorized 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 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 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.

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

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: Pre-installed with 4GB RAM x2. 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 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.

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”.

Learn more: HIPAA

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.

Learn more: Qsync

Comprehensive surveillance solution with 24/7 security

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with the user-friendly NVR (network video recorder) management interface, a wide range of over 2,700 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

Additional SMB-ready features

The SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP 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.

Install-on-demand apps extend NAS features

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.

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 SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP.

REXP-1220U-RP
  1. 2U 12-bay RAID expansion enclosure
  2. Up to 8 REXP-1220U-RP can be connected to SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP.

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

CAB-SAS05M-8088
Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8088 to SFF-8088), 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 SS-EC1279U-SAS-RP 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-A03-57
A03 series (Chassis) rail kit, max. load 57 kg
LAN card

LAN-10G2T-X550
Dual-port 10GBase-T network expansion card for A01 series rack mount model, low-profile bracket

LAN-1G2T-U
Dual-port 1 GbE network expansion card for A01 series rack mount model, low-profile bracket
RAM

RAM-8GDR3EC-LD-1600
8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, 1600 MHz, long-DIMM

RAM-4GDR3EC-LD-1600
4GB DDR3 ECC RAM, 1600 MHz, long-DIMM

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