The powerful quad-core TS-1231XU includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The TS-1231XU provides versatile all-in-one functionalities and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) - an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS - and Container Station - that allows users to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-1231XU is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
- 10GbE readiness, SSD cache, and hardware-accelerated encryption engine
- VJBOD allows using the TS-1231XU to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
- Containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station
- Build a private cloud to centrally organize & manage files and backup tasks
- Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
- Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch
- Scalable design allowing the connection of a QNAP expansion enclosure (UX-1200U-RP) to increase the total storage capacity up to 24 drives
Quad-core CPU and built-in two 10GbE SFP+ ports
The TS-1231XU is equipped with an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL314 quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor with 4GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB) and SATA 6Gb/s hard drive interface. Its hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-1231XU. Besides two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TS-1231XU also includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. The extra PCIe slot allows for the installation of a 10GbE SFP+ NIC for flexible high-speed network deployment.
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Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 12 x Intel SSD DC S3500 240G
Intel Core i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40 GHz CPU; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; LAN-10G2T-X550 10GbE NIC; Microsoft Windows 10 64bit; 10GB file transfer
QM2 expansion card redeﬁnes NAS function
QNAP's QM2 is a PCIe expansion card that features dual M.2 SSD slots and 10GbE connectivity* (individual cards may vary in functionality). This allows users to easily set up SSD caching or to enable Qtier auto-tiering technology to optimize NAS performance. 10GbE-compatible models can also future proof the TS-1231XU for use with 10GbE networks. Equipped with a dedicated cooling module, the QM2 can maintain its high performance even when tasked with the highest workloads.
SSD cache acceleration
The TS-1231XU supports SSD caching to greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.
Learn more: SSD cache
High reliability design ensuring business continuity
The business-ready TS-1231XU 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-1231XU delivers high reliability and efficiency with support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.
VJBOD: use NAS to expand other NAS capacity for maximizing sharing economy
Besides using expansion enclosures, there is an additional option to expand NAS storage capacity. QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage of a QNAP NAS with multiple QNAP NAS units. The TS-1231XU offers great potential for economically expanding the storage of other QNAP NAS with VJBOD, and to create virtual storage pools and volumes on virtual disks for operating NAS services.
Note: The remote QNAP NAS must support iSCSI and Storage Pools and use QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).
Learn more: VJBOD
Rapidly deploy IoT apps with Container Station
QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-1231XU 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. What's more, Container Station provides an ideal platform with countless hands-on containerized apps for developers to easily apply, rapidly develop, and conveniently deploy IoT applications. Simply search "IoT" in Container Station, acquire proper containers, and design your own IoT stack with "QIoT Containers" for diverse IoT applications.
QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system
QTS 4.3 provides more intelligent features to enhance management efficiency, including Qfiling that helps categorize files and performs based on schedules to make organizing files automatic and efficient, and much more. With its intuitive and simplified user interface, QTS features an 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 working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.
Learn more: QTS
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-1231XU 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-1231XU 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-1231XU supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
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-1231XU. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image™ and Symantec Backup Exec™ are also supported.
Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind
Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) into a single app for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. Supported cloud services include Amazon® Glacier, Azure™ Storage, Google Cloud Storage™, Google Drive™, Microsoft® OneDrive® for Business, Dropbox®, Amazon® Drive, Yandex® Disk, Box®, hubiC® and Amazon® S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services. Hybrid Backup Sync supports multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, file compression to save storage space, and more.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-1231XU provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-1231XU supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
With the new QVPN app which integrates settings for VPN server and VPN client, the TS-1231XU can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within private local networks. It can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers (connecting multiple servers at the same time is possible) or virtual private networks through PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. You can connect devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; via VPN Client on your NAS, for example, you can connect to VPN servers in foreign countries for accessing regionally-restricted services.
Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search
The TS-1231XU supports Qsirch, a search tool for quick file searching. Qsirch supports thumbnail previews, and even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. It adds Qsirch Helper (browser extension for Google Chrome™ and Mozilla Firefox®) that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search. 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
QmailAgent: A mailroom center for your private cloud
QmailAgent is an online email client that helps you manage multiple email accounts, allowing you to access all of your emails and to easily switch between different accounts. It provides complete functionality for composing, reading and organizing emails. You can even attach files, photos and documents directly from the TS-1231XU when composing emails. iOS® and Android™ users can use the QmailClient app to quickly check multiple email accounts with mobile devices, and to browse & send emails using the QmailAgent on their TS-1231XU. You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TS-1231XU, to make searching through and managing massive amounts of emails much easier.
Learn more: QmailAgent
File synchronization across multiple devices
Qsync utility turns your TS-1231XU into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-1231XU 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 up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and 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-1231XU. The TS-1231XU offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 30 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
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. You can freely install apps as needed to expand your TS-1231XU's functionality.
Learn more: App Center
Expand storage capacity easily
The TS-1231XU supports online capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure for storing rapidly-growing data, especially ideal for storage-intensive applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more. You can gradually expand the TS-1231XU's storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)*, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-1231XU, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
The maximum number of drives available by connecting QNAP expansion enclosure:
|QNAP NAS Model||QNAP Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)|
*RAID groups of storage pools cannot cross multiple enclosures.
**You can create a volume over 16TB, but its storage space cannot be expanded. Volumes smaller than 16TB can only be expanded up to 16TB by using online capacity expansion. For the best use of storage space on your NAS, please create multiple volumes.
The TS-1231XU utilizes an energy-efficient quad-core ARM processor that features low voltage and low power consumption, maintaining high performance in system operations and making it suitable for an always-online business cloud without running up a high electricity bill. Additional energy-saving features include hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN.
Helpdesk: Submit technical support request and get help quickly
If you encounter technical problems or have suggestions for improving our products you can directly contact our support staff using the Helpdesk app. This app allows you to directly send feedback, questions, and technical support requests to our support team. Helpdesk features remote support, allowing our support team to help you quickly resolve issues by remotely connecting to your NAS over a secure 256-bit SSL encrypted connection. Helpdesk also provides a range of online resources, including online tutorials, frequently-asked questions, compatibility lists and the QNAP Helpdesk Knowledgebase. Whether you are a new or experienced NAS user, you can quickly find answers to your questions by browsing through these resources.
Note: Response times may vary depending on your location, time zones, and local holidays.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-1231XU supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
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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Accessories (Optional Purchase):
|Storage expansion accessories|
|Rackmount 12-bay USB 3.0 RAID expansion enclosure|
|Rackmount 8-bay USB 3.0 RAID expansion enclosure|
|8GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz, SO-DIMM|
|4GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz，SO-DIMM|
|2GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz，SO-DIMM|
|QNAP Single-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ Network Expansion Card|
|QNAP Dual-port Gigabit Network Expansion Card|
|B02 series (Chassis) rail kit|
|QM2: M.2 SSD/10GbE PCIe Expansion Card|
|Dual M.2 22110/2280 SATA SSD expansion card|
|Dual M.2 22110/2280 PCIe NVMe SSD expansion card|
|Dual M.2 2280 SATA SSD & single-port 10GbE expansion card|
|Dual M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD & single-port 10GbE expansion card|
|SFP+ DAC Cable|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 1.5m|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 3m|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 5m|