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TS-431X2
High-performance Quad-core Business NAS with Built-in 10GbE SFP+ Port


*For NAS with at least 4GB RAM, snapshots will be available with QTS 4.3.4
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The TS-431X2 Quad-core NAS supports four hard drives and comes with a built-in 10GbE SFP+ port for rigorous data processing, providing a cost-effective storage solution for demanding everyday business tasks. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-431X2 provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities and unique features including Container Station, which facilitates Internet of Things (IoT) development, and VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), which allows for expanding NAS capacity by using the unused storage of another NAS. The TS-431X2 is an ideal entry-level NAS for businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks. The TS-431X2 also supports Snapshots, allowing you to easily restore your TS-431X2 to a previous state in the event of an unexpected NAS failure or when struck by a ransomware attack.
  • 10GbE readiness, SSD caching and full NAS encryption
  • Enjoy containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station
  • Build a private cloud to centrally store, back up, share and restore files
  • Rich productivity apps including QmailAgent for central mail management, Notes Station for collaborative note-taking, Qfiling automated file organization, Qsirch full-text search engine, and much more
  • Use the TS-431X2 to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS with VJBOD
  • Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client

High-performance quad-core CPU with hardware encryption engine

The TS-431X2 is equipped with a quad-core AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-314 1.7 GHz processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB). With a 10GbE SFP+ LAN port and two Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-431X2 provides speeds of up to 1014 MB/s to meet the needs of bandwidth-demanding tasks. Supporting AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption, the TS-431X2 provides excellent speeds of up to 357 MB/s while ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive business data stored in the NAS.

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.

Test Environment:

NAS: Model: TS-431X2 with QTS 4.3.3
Volume type: RAID5 (4 x 1TB HDDs); Direct connected
Client PCs: Microsoft Windows 10 64bit; Intel® Core™ i7-4790 CPU; DDR3 1600Hz 16GB; 10GB file Windows Upload/Download

10GbE-ready with built-in 10GbE SFP+ port

The TS-431X2 not only provides two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports but also one 10GbE SFP+ port to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks. 10GbE is capable of delivering lightning-fast throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data.

Learn more: 10GbE solution

SSD cache acceleration

The TS-431X2 supports SSD caching to greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes and increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.

Note: All the drive bays of the TS-431X2 support SSD caching.

Learn more: SSD cache

Fast Disaster Recovery with Snapshots

The TS-431X2 supports block-based Snapshots, which can record and save the state of the file system and the metadata of the files outside the file system at any time. In the event of an unexpected NAS failure or if struck by a ransomware attack, the snapshots remain intact, allowing you to quickly and easily restore the system back to a previous normal state. You can preserve and restore multiple versions of the same file, folder or even the entire volume. The TS-431X2 supports up to 64 snapshots per volume or LUN (up to 256 in total). Snapshot Replica facilitates double protection that replicates snapshots to a remote QNAP NAS or server.

Note: A minimum of 4GB RAM is required to use Snapshots. The Snapshots feature will be available from QTS 4.3.4.

Learn more: Volume & LUN Snapshots

Start developing IoT apps with Container Station

Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-431X2 as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® Registry for unlimited containerized applications. What's better, Container Station supports the QIoT Containers platform that helps quickly structure your IoT environment and deployment on your private IoT cloud, boosting microservices and modernizing legacy applications to drive more business opportunities.

Learn more: Container Station, QIoT Containers

Qfiling automates your file organization

Qfiling helps automate file organization for sorting files spread through multiple folders, helping reduce the time needed to find important files. Users can categorize files and determine filing conditions; and schedule filing tasks to be carried out periodically. The “Recipe” feature allows users to save frequently-used filing conditions as an “exclusive recipe”, and the next Qfiling task can be run with just one click using the recipe.

Note: A minimum of 2GB memory is required to use Qfiling

Learn more: Qfiling

Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search

The TS-431X2 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. The revamped Qsirch adds “search operators” and advanced search filter and tags, allowing you to find files faster with more precise results. Qsirch also provides a Helper 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.

Note: A minimum of 2GB memory is required to use Qsirch

Learn more: Qsirch

Centralized email and contact management for improved communication workflows

It can be hard to manage emails and contact information that are scattered across multiple computers, devices, and accounts - not to mention if important emails or contact information are lost or become inaccessible due to account closure or device malfunction/loss. QNAP QmailAgent and Qcontactz helps you centrally store and manage emails and contact information, making them accessible to all of your devices at any time - and with the powerful Qsirch search engine, you can easily find specific contacts and emails whenever needed.

Learn more: QmailAgent, Qcontactz, Qsirch

Take, store, share, and collaborate on notes with Notes Station

Notes Station helps organize notes for your personal and working life. You can easily edit text, insert images/files from the NAS, fine-tune images with the image-editing tool, create sharing links to share notes, backup/restore your notes with snapshots, and ensure privacy with password protection and encryption. You can also invite people to collaborate on notes for greater teamwork! Notes Station provides a safe and convenient way of taking notes that are fully under your control on your TS-431X2's private cloud.

Learn more: Notes Station, Qnotes

QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system

With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management. The user-friendly QTS features an intelligent desktop that allows you to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently with greater working efficiency, and provides a built-in App Center with install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.

Learn more: QTS, App Center

QTS

Secure access with VPN & Proxy Server

The new QVPN combines VPN server and VPN client functionality. Through QVPN, the TS-431X2 can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/ IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-431X2 can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers or virtual private network through PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. VPN Client also allows your NAS to connect to multiple servers at the same time. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN and via VPN Client on your NAS, you can connect to international VPN servers for accessing regionally-restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu in HD Station. The TS-431X2 provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission.

Share and sync files across devices

The TS-431X2 supports SMB, NFS and AFP, allowing you to quickly share files to Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® devices. With QNAP's Qsync utility, the TS-431X2 becomes a safe data center for file synchronization with huge storage potential. Any file uploaded to TS-431X2 can be synchronized to all the linked devices such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. You can also sync shared folders to increase the flexibility of collaboration and file sharing.

Learn more: Cross-platform file sharing, Qsync

Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions

The TS-431X2 offers flexible backup solutions for Windows® and Mac® users, Volume/LUN snapshots (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and maximum 1,024 snapshots per NAS), Snapshot Replica and Clone*. It also supports Hybrid Backup Sync that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) 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.

*A minimum of 4 GB RAM is required to use snapshots.

Learn more: Data backup & Disaster recovery, Remote backup solutions, Volume & LUN Snapshots, Hybrid Backup Sync

Comprehensive security to protect your data

In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-431X2 provides numerous security options, such as antivirus, 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-431X2 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. Windows AD server, LDAP server, and built-in LDAP service are also supported.

Learn more: Privileges & Security

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 use iOS® or Android™ Vmobile app 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-431X2. The TS-431X2 offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 30 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

Learn more: Surveillance Station, Vmobile, Vcam

Use NAS to expand other NAS capacity with VJBOD

Besides using physical storage 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 by using the unused storage space of other QNAP NAS. The TS-431X2 supports VJBOD to economically expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS with its unused storage space. You can also create virtual storage pools and volumes on the virtual disks for operating NAS services.

Note: The remote QNAP NAS must support iSCSI and Storage Pools and use QTS 4.2.1 (or later).

Learn more: VJBOD

Easily expand storage capacity

The TS-431X2 supports online capacity expansion by connecting two QNAP expansion enclosures 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-431X2'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-431X2, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.

The maximum number of drives available by connecting the QNAP expansion enclosure:

QNAP NAS Model QNAP Expansion Enclosure No. of Expansion Enclosures Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)
TS-431X2 UX-800P 1 12
UX-500P 1 9

*You must create a separate static volume or storage pool on the UX expansion unit.

Learn more: VJBOD, Storage Manager, QNAP expansion enclosure

Accessories (Optional Purchase):

Storage expansion accessories

UX-800P
8-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure

UX-500P
5-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure
RAM

RAM-2GDR3L-SO-1600
2GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz, SO-DIMM

RAM-4GDR3L-SO-1600
4GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz, SO-DIMM

RAM-8GDR3-SO-1600
8GB DDR3 RAM, 1600 MHz, SO-DIMM
SFP+ DAC Cable

CAB-DAC15M-SFPP-A02
SFP+ Direct attach cable 1.5m

CAB-DAC30M-SFPP-DEC01
SFP+ Direct attach cable 3m

CAB-DAC50M-SFPP-DEC01
SFP+ Direct attach cable 5m