QM2 Installation Guide

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QM2 Installation Guide

Learn how to install a QM2 card into your NAS

Topics

System Requirements & Supported Models
Unpacking Instructions & Package Contents
Installing an M.2 SSD onto a QM2 Card
Installing a QM2 Card in a NAS
Additional information

 

System requirements and supported models

QM2 card Operating System Supported Models
QM2-2S QTS 4.3.3 or later TS-531P, TS-531X, TS-831X, TS-1635, TS-x31XU, TS-x53B, TS-563, TVS-x63, TS-x63U, TS-x70, TS-x70U, TVS-x71U, TVS-x82(T)
QM2-2P QTS 4.3.3 or later TS-x53B, TS-563, TVS-x63, TS-x63U, TS-x70, TS-x70U, TVS-x71U, TVS-x82(T)
QM2-2S10G1T QTS 4.3.3 or later TS-x53B, TS-563, TVS-x63, TS-x63U, TS-x70, TS-x70U, TVS-x71U, TVS-x82(T)
QM2-2P10G1T QTS 4.3.3 or later TS-x53B, TS-563, TVS-x63, TS-x63U, TS-x70, TS-x70U, TVS-x71U, TVS-x82(T)

 

Unpacking Instructions and Package Contents

Unpacking Instructions

Prior to unpacking your QM2 expansion card, ensure that all system requirements are met.

Inspect each item in the packet contents. Contact your reseller for any damaged or missing parts.

Package Contents

QM2 with cooling module;
Low-profile bracket (preinstalled)
Full-height bracket
Low-profile flat bracket
Thermal pad kit
Rubber pad (black) kit
M.2 SSD screw pack

 

Installing an M.2 SSD onto a QM2 Card

  1. Prepare the M.2 SSD
    1. Remove protective film from both sides of thermal pad and place thermal pad on SSD controller.
    2. Remove protective film from rubber pad (black) and stick rubber pads on the bottom side of the SSD as needed.

      Note: the thermal and rubber pads work together to transfer heat from the SSD controller to the cooling module.
  2. Unscrew the cooling module from the QM2 board.
  3. Remove the cooling module from the QM2 board without disconnecting the power connector.
  4. Insert M.2 SSD onto QM2.
    1. Insert M.2 SSD into M.2 socket.
    2. Secure M.2 SSD with screw.

      Note: Ensure that the thermal sensor is in contact with the M.2 SSD.
  5. Attach the cooling module to the QM2 board and secure screws.

 

Installing a QM2 Card in a NAS

  1. Power off the NAS.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
  3. Disconnect all cables and external attachments.
  4. Remove the screws on the back of the NAS that connect the case cover to the chassis.
    Use low-profile bracket
    Use full-height bracket
    Use low-profile flat bracket

    Note: Refer to your Hardware User Guide for details.

  5. Power off the NAS.
    Use low-profile bracket
    Use full-height bracket
    Use low-profile flat bracket
  6. Remove the screw from the PCIe slot cover and then pull the cover off.
    Use low-profile bracket
    Use full-height bracket
    Use low-profile flat bracket
  7. Identify the bracket required for your NAS.
    Use low-profile bracket
    Use full-height bracket
    Use low-profile flat bracket
  8. Change PCIe bracket on the QM2 card if necessary.
    1. Remove screws from existing bracket.
    2. Remove bracket from card.
    3. Attach required bracket to card using the same screws.

  9. Install the QM2 card.
    Use low-profile bracket
    Use full-height bracket
    Use low-profile flat bracket
    1. Hold the expansion card by the edges. 
    2. Insert the card into the slot.
    3. Attach the screw
  10. Attach the case cover.
    Use low-profile bracket
    Use full-height bracket
    Use low-profile flat bracket
  11. Attach the screws to the back side of the case.
    Use low-profile bracket
    Use full-height bracket
    Use low-profile flat bracket
  12. Connect all cables and external attachments.
  13. Power on the NAS.
  14. Verify that the SSD on the QM2 card is recognized by the NAS.
    1. Log on to QTS as administrator.
    2. Go to “Main Menu” > “Storage Manager” > “Disk/VJBOD”  

 

Additional Information

Qtier™ Technology drives Auto Tiering: https://www.qnap.com/solution/qtier-auto-tiering/en-us/index.php

Purchasing M.2 SSD:

When purchasing M.2 SSDs for your NAS, ensure that the SSD is compatible with your NAS by visiting the compatibility list.