Thursday, October 26th 2017

QNAP Unveils Quad-core Short Depth Rackmount TS-431XeU NAS

QNAP Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today released the TS-431XeU NAS (available in 2GB and 8GB RAM models) that offers a compact, short depth design with a 10GbE SFP+ port for high-speed connectivity. The TS-431XeU features a standard 1U form factor, and is ideal for space-constrained SMBs and homes that require fast, stable and secure storage.

The rackmount TS-431XeU has a shorter chassis depth of 11.46 inches (291 mm), allowing for saved space to be used for ventilation or cabling to facilitate flexible deployment. Combining high-performance hardware and software at a cost-effective price, the TS-431XeU is a superb storage solution for SMBs. With a noise level of only 20.3dB, and power consumption of 12.42W (sleep) or 30.99W (active), the TS-431XeU is quiet and eco-friendly, ideal for lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO).
Thanks to QNAP's close cooperation with Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company, the TS-431XeU will also be equipped with advanced snapshot features. Normally only available for more-advanced NAS models, snapshots form part of a complete disaster recovery plan, and can help in minimizing the impact of ransomware attacks. (Snapshot support will be added to the TS-431XeU in the upcoming QTS 4.3.4.)

The quad-core TS-431XeU provides hardware-accelerated encryption, SSD caching, and a 10GbE SFP+ port to provide users with secure, high-performance storage. The TS-431XeU is ideal for file backup, disaster recovery, containerization and private cloud applications.

"The short depth design of QNAP TS-431XeU provides flexible deployment with a reduced footprint," said Joan Hsieh, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "The integrated 10GbE SFP+ port allows users to take full advantage of 10GbE networks to empower applications such as containers, streaming, and surveillance."

The TS-431XeU supports Container Station, providing IoT developers with an advantage in developing and deploying their applications. Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, and features the QIoT Containers platform that, coupled with the TS-431XeU's high potential storage capacity, provides an ideal private IoT cloud platform with countless hands-on containerized apps for developers to initialize microservices.

The TS-431XeU is a comprehensive storage solution for data storage, backup, sharing and centralized management. It supports cross-platform file sharing over Windows, Mac and Linux/UNIX, Windows and Mac desktop/laptop backup, RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) with backup versioning, rsync and backup to versatile cloud storage services. The TS-431XeU can be used as a VPN server or VPN Client to secure network access. The powerful Qsirch full-text search tool helps quickly find files on the NAS, and Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing to greatly enhance collaboration of team projects. QmailAgent allows for centralizing multiple email accounts and simplifying daily email management; and Surveillance Station provides a professional IP-based surveillance solution.

The TS-431XeU's storage capacity can be increased by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures (the 12-bay UX-1200U-RP or 8-bay UX-800U-RP), providing a total storage capacity of up to 24 drives.

Key Specifications
  • TS-431XeU-2G: 4-bay rackmount (1U), 2GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM (expandable to 8GB)
  • TS-431XeU-8G: 4-bay rackmount (1U), 8GB DDR3 SODIMM RAM
Short depth, rack mount NAS model; Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company, Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 CPU, hot-swappable 2.5"/3.5" SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 1x 10 Gigabit SFP+ port; 2x Gigabit RJ45 port; 4x USB 3.0 port
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