TS-463U - QNAP

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The TS-463U is a powerful network storage system powered by a high-performance AMD quad-core processor. It uniquely provides 10GbE at a budget price to maximize ROI, and doubles the encrypted file transfer performance with the AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to over 800 MB/s. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-463U provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities as well as unique features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. The TS-463U is designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.

  • 10GbE-ready, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing
  • Hardware-accelerated encryption engine for efficient cryptographic performance exceeding 800 MB/s
  • Run multiple Windows®/Linux®/UNIX®/Android™ based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
  • Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
  • NAS and iSCSI-SAN (IP-SAN) unified storage solution for server virtualization
  • Supports VMware®, Citrix®, and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and advanced virtualization features
  • Scale up to 16 drives with a QNAP UX-1200U-RP expansion enclosure

Speedy transfer and hardware-accelerated encryption with AES-NI

The TS-463U is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD quad-core 2.0GHz processor with 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, one SFP+ 10GbE and four Gigabit LAN ports for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-463U is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 1,037 MB/s sequential read throughput with one 10GbE configuration. The TS-463U's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class, up to 784 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-463U.

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.

Test Environment
NAS:
OS: QTS 4.2.0
Volume type: RAID 5; 12 x Intel DC S3500 SSDSC2BB240G4 SSD
Network environment: direct connection between NAS and PC, QNAP LAN-10G1SR-U NIC

Client PCs:
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3 1600Hz 16GB; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; QNAP LAN-10G1SR-U NIC;
Windows® 7 Professional 64bit SP1

Built-in 10GbE connectivity

The TS-463U supports 10 Gigabit high-speed networks with an included single-port SFP+ 10GbE network adapter in addition to the default 4 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The SFP+ 10GbE network adaptor can be replaced with a 10GBASE-T or a 2-port 10GbE adapter for the maximum flexibility. The 10GbE-ready TS-463U delivers lightning-fast data throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the TS-463U is perfect for companies to store massive data and excel in fast data transmission.

Learn more: 10GbE solution

Bridge between 1 & 10GbE to maximize network accessibility with no extra cost

QNAP provides Network & Virtual Switch that integrates the management of TCP/IP, IPv4, IPv6, and Wi-Fi in conjunction with virtual switches. It centralizes creating, configuring, and managing network resources for the TS-463U, virtual machines and containerized apps, and allows you to connect your computers and devices to both local and remote networks with greater flexibility. For example, you can connect 1GbE devices to your QNAP NAS to attain a 10GbE working environment for data transmission without buying an expensive 1/10Gb Ethernet switch. Network usage becomes easier, more flexible, and lighter on the budget.

Seamless capacity expansion

The TS-463U offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses for archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. The TS-463U supports capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-463U an ideal file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.

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

Turbo NAS Model QNAP Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)
TS-463U UX-1200U-RP 1 16
UX-800U-RP 1 12

*To expand the storage space with an UX expansion enclosure, please create a separate static volume or storage pool on the UX expansion unit.

Learn more: QNAP expansion enclosures

High reliability design ensuring business continuity

The business-ready TS-463U 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-463U delivers high reliability and efficiency with quad LAN support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.

Learn more: RAID configuration, RAID recovery, Global Hot Spare, Network setting

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 operating efficiency.

Learn more: QTS 4.2

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 parts 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 that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.

Learn more: Qsirch

Qsirch

Run additional operating systems on the TS-463U

The TS-463U is empowered by AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™) technology to support Virtualization Station, transforming it into a 2-in-a-box device that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, virtual machine (VM) creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM marketplaces and import them to the NAS without any complex procedures.

Learn more: Virtualization Station

Container Station – LXC and Docker Containers inclusive

QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-463U 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. You can experience the amazing Container Station and enjoy the playground of virtual containers with the TS-463U.

Learn more: Container Station

Powerful QNAP flexible volume

QNAP's flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This next-generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volumes 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 greatly 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-463U 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-463U 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-463U supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.

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

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-463U. The front-panel USB 3.0 port on the TS-463U features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-463U with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-463U to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

Learn more: NetBak Replicator, Time Machine backup, External device backup, Third-party backup software compatibility

Volume & LUN snapshot simplifies restoration

QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily back up and restore data on the TS-463U back to any point of time to prevent the loss of important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN, efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.

Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind

The TS-463U 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-463U 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

Learn more: RTRR, rsync, Cloud storage backup

Comprehensive security options

In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-463U provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-463U further supports AES 256-bit encryption for both volumes and shared folders, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.

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

Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

The TS-463U supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-463U supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.

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

File synchronization across multiple devices

The Qsync utility turns your TS-463U into a high-capacity, safe data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-463U will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. With central configuration mode, you can directly manage user privileges, set up Qsync client configurations, and apply customized or default settings effortlessly to all devices at once from one device. If your TS-463U is stolen or lost, you can remotely erase the Qsync folder to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. 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 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-463U. The TS-463U offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

Learn more: Surveillance Station

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality

Thanks to its x86 architecture, the TS-463U can support more NAS Apps than ARM-based platforms. 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. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-463U.

Learn more: App Center

Additional SMB-ready features

The TS-463U supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permissions.

The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.

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