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Qnap TS-212 2-BAY Turbo NAS Hard Drive Enclosure

B&H # QNTSQNTS212U Mfr # TS-212-US
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Product Highlights
  • Home Entertainment & Backup NAS Server
  • 2x 3.5" SATA I or II Drive Bay
  • 1.2GHz Marvell CPU & 256MB DDRII RAM
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port + 3x USB Ports
  • Cloud-Based Remote Access
  • UPnP Media, iTunes, Printer Server
  • iSCSI Target
  • Windows, Mac, Linux, Unix Compatible

The TS-212 2-BAY Turbo NAS Hard Drive Enclosure from Qnap is a feature-packed NAS server designed to handle many, if not all, of your home entertainment and data backup needs. This enclosure can hold two 3.5" SATA I or II hard drives, allowing you to store your media and other files in a centralized location on your network. You can access the NAS locally on your network with UPnP media devices, your computer, or even your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device. To ensure that media and data retrieval is quick and efficient, the enclosure utilizes a 1.2GHz 6281 Marvell CPU and 256MB DDRII RAM.

Among the many features that this NAS server boasts, it can function as an iSCSI Target and can serve as a UPnP or iTunes media server for videos, music, or pictures. This NAS can also serve as a download station for torrents, FTP, and HTTP downloads. Not to mention, you can also use one of three USB ports to connect it to a printer for network printer sharing.

While this NAS server functions well at home, you can also access it remotely. The QMobile App allows you to stream content from it to your iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, or Android device wherever you may be. With the NAS, you will receive MyCloudNAS, which is a service that allows you to connect to your NAS remotely from anywhere. The Web File Manager function allows you to access and manage the NAS server's data anytime, anywhere via web browser.

With the compatible NetBak Replicator function, the server will automatically backup data from your Windows computer over the network. Beyond all these features, a wide variety of management tools lets you get the most out of your NAS, including UPS support and SMS support. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, UNIX, and Linux systems; however, some features are system-specific.

Home Photo Center

Back Up and Share Your Digital Photos
QNAP NAS is an ideal device for photo backup, archiving, and sharing. Simply upload your photos to the NAS. From there, you can create and organize beautiful albums and share them with your family and friends via web browser. You can view the entire albums through UPnP-compatible players as well. Browsing your pictures on widescreen TV with your family has never been easier
View photo slideshow with background music
Display photo details from EXIF, such as date, exposure time, aperture, and more
Publish photos in a few clicks to social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and more
Share photos with your friends by email
Browse photos via QMobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android devices

Home Music Center

Build Your Own Home Music Library and Enjoy It Anywhere
You can use the QNAP NAS as a music server to easily store music files and share them to your PC or various media players
Enjoy your stored music on your PC. You can listen to your favorite MP3 songs streamed from an iTunes Server, or play music by web browsers on your PC
Play your music on Logitech Squeezebox players. With SBS (Squeezebox Server) QPKG plugin, you can efficiently manage and play them with Logitech music players without even turning on your computer
Experience high-quality music directly on a Hi-Fi system. Stream music to your UPnP Hi-Fi system and indulge in a high-quality sound
Listen to your music on iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android devices anywhere that you have a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. You can play the music files via QMobile app on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices remotely without taking up storage space on your handheld devices

Home Movie/Video Center

QNAP Home Turbo NAS with Large Storage Capacity and High Performance for Your Home Theater
QNAP NAS is an ideal video storage center for you to store numerous home videos, movies, and ripped Blu-ray or DVDs. Not only that, you can enjoy Full HD movies on your TV streamed from the NAS through PS3, Xbox 360, and other network media players.

The NAS features high-speed data transfers exceeding 70MB/s*, fast enough to support multiple 1080p HD streams. The whisper-quiet design brings you the best cinema-grade home theater experience right in your living room 1

Home Data Backup

Complete Backup Server
With QNAP's backup utility NetBak Replicator, you can automatically back up your important files from a Windows computer to a QNAP NAS over the network. You can execute real-time synchronization and scheduled backup from multiple computers to the NAS, and also restore the data to the original location or to a new directory in the event of a PC crash. In addition, QNAP NAS are compatible with many third-party backup software applications including Apple Time Machine

Home File Server

You never have to worry about the PC's hard drive crashing and data loss, because it is easy for everyone to centrally store, protect, and recover files on the NAS with advanced data protection. You can conveniently share all the photos, music, and movies or videos with your family and friends. Furthermore, different family members can be assigned to access specific share folders for privacy. All the advanced software features are built-in without extra effort and cost

Home Printer Server

You can connect up to 3 USB printers to the QNAP NAS and share the printers with family members for network (LAN or Internet) printing

Wireless Home Networking Integration

Convenient Wi-Fi Connection*
Connect the Turbo NAS to the home wireless network through a USB Wi-Fi dongle for convenient access. The NAS is compatible with fast 802.11n and 802.11g dongles for Wi-Fi connection 2

Remote Access Anytime, Anywhere

MyCloudNAS Service*
MyCloudNAS is a service which allows you to connect to your NAS remotely from anywhere. Various NAS services can be easily published and accessed on the Internet. You can download and upload files, back up and share your photos and music instantly, and even back up important files from the NAS to other cloud storage providers 3
Web File Manager
QNAP Turbo NAS provides Web File Manager for you to access and manage the server data anytime, anywhere by a web browser. Web File Manager supports intelligent data search, batch files upload and download, file extraction, mounting ISO files, file-level permission settings, and more
FTP Server
You can set up QNAP NAS as an FTP server and share large files conveniently with others
Wireless Data Access by Apple iPhone and Android Phones
QMobile is an application dedicated to iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and Android users. You can view and play Terabytes of photos, music, and video files on the NAS by QMobile from anywhere regardless of the actual storage size of your mobile devices. You can also upload photos to QNAP NAS straightway from your iPhone for instant sharing

Easy to Install, Easy to Use

The easy-to-use wizard is included in the product CD. Just a few clicks to go through the steps, and you can complete the installation in few minutes. The NAS is designed with user-friendly AJAX web interface, you can easily enjoy all the features. No IT expertise required

Secure Network Access Protection

Auto Network Attack Prevention
To prevent the QNAP NAS succumbing to external malicious attacks, you can create an IP filter policy to allow, deny, or auto-block the IP address or network domain which attempts to connect to the NAS via SSH, Telnet, HTTP(s), FTP, Samba, and AFP
Instant SMS and Email Alert
You can configure the SMTP server and SMSC server settings on the NAS in order to receive instant system warning or error messages by email or SMS
Comprehensive Event Logs
Detailed logs of file-level data access to the NAS via Samba, FTP, AFP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, and SSH, and networking services accessed by online users are all recorded
SSL Security (HTTPS)
The NAS can be accessed and configured by a web browser securely
SSH and Telnet Supported Remote Login
Remote Login to the NAS by SSH (Secure Shell) or Telnet Connection is Supported
Secure FTP
The data can be transmitted with SSL/TLS (explicit) encryption. Passive FTP port range setup is also supported
Write-Only Access Right on FTP Server
The third party partners are allowed to upload data to the NAS but not able to read or edit the data on the NAS via FTP

Green Design

QNAP NAS features the latest green technologies to protect the environment and save your electricity bill. The smart fan monitors the server and hard drive temperature and automatically adjusts the fan speed for quiet 24/7 operation. The hard drives can also be set to enter sleep mode after a period of idling to reduce power consumption and extend their lifespan. The NAS can also be scheduled for automatic power on and off to save energy when no data access is required
Low Power Consumption
The TS-212 uses 6W of power in Sleep Mode and 13W of power in operation, compared to 350W consumed by some PC Servers in operation

Class-Leading Performance

High-Speed Data Sharing for Home Network
With the Gigabit Ethernet interface and an advanced processor, the NAS delivers ultra-high-speed home network data transfer. You can quickly store large amounts of movies, photos, and music within a short period of time

Other Applications for Digital Home

Download Station
QNAP NAS is a perfect download center for high speed BitTorent, eMule, FTP, HTTP download. You can use the Download Station with the QGet utility to manage your download tasks remotely on the local network or the Internet. The NAS also supports continuous NZB download, and eMule download by installed QPKG without turning on a computer
Surveillance Station
Surveillance Station of QNAP NAS enables you to connect to multiple IP-based security cameras for real-time monitoring, recording, and playback. It supports leading network camera brands such as AXIS, D-Link, IPUX, LevelOne, Linksys, Panasonic, and VIVOTEK. By using particular models, you can use two-way video and audio monitoring and recording, and smart PTZ control to monitor and change the direction of the IP cameras by a web browser
Virtual Host Supported Web Server
You can host multiple websites on QNAP NAS with the web server and virtual host feature. The NAS supports PHP, MySQL, HTTPS connection, and SSL authentication. It is the ideal solution for you to create your own websites, e-shops, blogs, content management system (CMS), wiki, and so on
MySQL Server
The NAS can be flexibly applied in various deployments such as a database server of another web server in remote site or as an additional backup database server
Network UPS
This feature allows multiple QNAP NAS servers on the same physical network to be protected by a single Universal Power Supply via receiving UPS notification about abnormal power supply
Built-in iSCSI Target Service
The TS-212 is both a NAS and an iSCSI target server, ideal for cost-efficient IP-SAN setup. You can make use of the built-in iSCSI target service to add up to 256 iSCSI devices. Different iSCSI Target LUNs (Logical Unit Number) can be defined as storage expansion or backup destination of the existing application servers, such as database servers and mail servers
Furthermore, the "Virtual Space Allocation" (Thin Provisioning) feature is provided which allows you to flexibly allocate the capacity of iSCSI LUN (Logical Unit Number). When the physical storage capacity of the volume is going to be full, you can easily expand the storage capacity by adjusting or removing the currently unused volume space
Virtual Disk Drive
The NAS supports flexible storage expansion by stacking other iSCSI targets on the network via its built-in iSCSI initiator. The connected iSCSI targets are turned into "virtual disk drives" of the NAS to provide more storage capacity
Windows Active Directory (AD)
You can import the user accounts* from a Windows AD domain to the NAS to let the domain users access the domain and the NAS with the same login settings. The NAS also supports setup of large amount of users and user groups. (200,000 domain users and user groups can be imported according to QNAP's lab test.) 4
Software Expansion via QPKG Plugins
You can maximize the usage of QNAP NAS by installing additional QPKG software packages developed by the users and community worldwide
Hardware
Processor Marvell 6281 1.2GHz CPU
RAM 256MB DDRII RAM
Memory 16MB
Storage 2x 3.5" SATA I/II/III Storage Bay

Note: The system ships without hard drives
Note: Visit the manufacturer's website for a list of compatible drives
LAN Port 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
LED Indicators USB, Status, HDD1, HDD2, LAN, Power
Ports 3x USB 2.0 (1x Front, 2x Rear)
For example, these ports support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS
Buttons System: Power button, One touch copy button, Reset button
Audible Alarm System Warning
Form Factor Portable Tower
Fan 1x 6cm/12VDC Quiet Cooling Fan
Software
Operating System Embedded Linux
Power Management
  • Scheduled Power on/off (Max 15 settings)
  • Automatic Power on after Power Recovery
Access Rights Management
  • Max User Accounts: 2,048
  • Max Groups: 256
  • Max. Share Folder: 256
  • Batch Creating Users
  • Import/Export Users
  • User Quota Management
  • Subfolder Permissions Support
Windows AD Support
  • Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and Web File Manager
  • Supports NTLMv2 Authentication
Utilities
  • Internal HDD: EXT3, EXT4
  • External HDD: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
Networking
  • TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
  • DHCP Client, DHCP Server
  • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (3.1), NFS (v3), FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, iSCSI and SNMP
  • Network Service Discovery (UPnP, Bonjour)
  • USB Wi-Fi 802.11n Adapter Support (Optional Purchase)
Web Administration AJAX-based User Interface
HTTP/HTTPS Connections
Alert Notification (Email & SMS)
Smart Fan Control
DDNS & MyCloudNAS Remote Access
SNMP (v2 & v3)
UPS Support with SNMP Management (USB)
Supports Network UPS
Resource Monitor
Network Recycle Bin for CIFS/SMB and AFP
Comprehensive Logs (Events & Connection)
Real-time Online User List
Syslog Client
Firmware Update with Live Update Notification
Backup and Restore System Settings
Restore to Factory Default
Network File Sharing
  • CIFS/SMB (Plus DFS Support)
  • AFP
  • NFS
  • FTP
  • WebDAV
Applications
  • Web File Manager
  • Multimedia Station
  • Download Station
  • Surveillance Station
  • iTunes Server
  • Apache Web Server
  • MySQL Server
Backup Solution
  • USB One Touch Backup (Import/Export)
  • Apple Time Machine Support with Backup Management
  • Block-level Remote Replication
    • Work as Both Rsync Server & Client
    • Supports Encrypted Replication between QNAP NAS Servers
  • Back up to External Storage Device
  • Back up to Cloud Storage (Amazon S3)
  • QMobile App
    • QMobile for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices
    • 3rd Party UPnP Media Player
    Security
    • IP Filter and Policy-based Automatic IP Blocking
    • Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking
    • Entrypted Access: HTTPS, FTP with SSL/TLS (Explicit), SSH/SFTP (Admin only), Encrypted Remote Replication (Rsync over SSH)
    • CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders
    • Importable SSL Certificate
    • Instant Alert via E-mail, SMS
    QPKG
    • Web Applications
      • Joomla!
      • phpMyAdmin
      • WordPress
      • AjaXplorer
      • vtigerCRM
      • eyeOS
      • GLPI
      • Magento
    • P2P Applications
      • MLDonkey (eMule)
      • SABnzbd+
      • NZBGet
    • Server Applications
      • Asterisk
      • XDove (Mail Server)
      • OpenLDAP
    • Media Server
      • Squeezebox Server
      • IceStation
    • Misc
      • Optware IPKG
      • Python
      • iStat
    Disk Management
    • Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0 / 1
    • HDD S.M.A.R.T
    • Bad Block Scan
    • Bitmap Support
    • Supports ISO Mount via Web File Manager
    iSCSI iSCSI Target
    • Multi-LUNs per Target
    • Up to 256 LUNs
    • Supports LUN Mapping
    • Supports LUN Masking
    • Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation
    • Supports MPIO & MC/S
    Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
    • Stack Chaining Master
    • Max. Virtual Disk Drives: 8
    File Server
    • File Sharing Across Windows, Mac OS and Linux/ Unix Platforms
    • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP(3.2), NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS
    • QNAP Web File Manager
      • Supports ISO Mounting
      • Direct File Viewing via Google Docs
    FTP Server
    • FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
    • Max Concurrent Connections: 256
    • FXP Supported
    • Passive FTP Port Range Control
    • FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control
    • Unicode Support
    Web Server
    • HTTP/HTTPS Connections
    • Supports WebDAV Connection
    • Support Virtual Host
    • Importable SSL Certificate
    Database Server
    • Built-in MySQL Server
    • Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)
    Backup Server
    • Remote Replication Server (over Rsync)
    • Apple Time Machine Support
    • QNAP Client Backup Application-NetBak Replicator
    • 3rd Party Backup Software Support: Acronis True Image, CA Brightstor, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie Silverkeeper
    iTunes Server
    • Audio and Video Sharing
    • Smart Playlist for iTunes Client (Windows & Mac OS)
    UPnP Media Server
    • Built-in TwonkyMedia Server
    • Real-time & Background Photo Transcoding
    • Supports UPnP/DLNA Media Player
      • Game Console: PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox 360
      • Digital Media Adapter/Player
      • Mobile Device (e.g. iPhone/iPod touch with UPnP/DLNA Applications)
    • Supported Formats:
      • ASF - Windows Media Video (Codecs: WMV video and WMA audio)
      • BMP - Bitmap Image
      • FLV, F1V, F4V - Standard Quality YouTube Video (Codec: Flash, Video: Sorenson Spark H.263 Video Codec & MP3 Audio Codec)
      • GIF - Graphics Interchange Format
      • JPG, JPEG, JPE - Joint Photographic Experts Group Image
      • MP3 - MPEG Audio Layer 3 (Codec: MPEG Audio)
      • MP4 - High Quality YouTube Video (Codecs: MP4: H.264 Video & HE-AAC audio)
      • MP4 - MPEG-4 Video (Codecs: Microsoft MPEG-4 v1, Microsoft MPEG-4 v2, Microsoft MPEG-4 v3 & ISO MPEG-4 v1)
      • MPEG, .MPG, .MLV - MPEG-1 (Codecs: MPEG-1 Video & MP2 Audio)
      • PNG - Portable Network Graphics
      • WAV - Linear Audio (Codecs: Uncompressed PCM-encoded & ADPCM-encoded)
    Print Server
    • Network Printer Sharing (USB)
    • Max Printers: 3
    • Supports Internet Printing Protocol
    • Supports Apple Bonjour Printing
    • Advanced Printer Management
      • Print Jobs Display and Management
      • Access Right Control (IP & Domain Names)
    Multimedia Station
    • Supports Photo, Audio and Video
    • Image Slide Show and Rotation
    • Automatic & Schedule Thumbnail Generation for Easy Browsing
    • Display Photo Details from EXIF: Date, Exposure Time, Aperture, etc.
    • Display Audio Details from ID3 Tag: Album Cover, Title, Artist, Album, etc.
    • Access Authority Management
    • Multimedia (Video & Audio) Streaming
    • Supports Cooliris
    • Supports Web Publishing (Facebook, MySpace, MSN Live, Twitter, Plurk, Blogger)
    • Supports E-mail Publishing
    • Supported Formats
      • Photo - JPG/JPEG, GIF, PNG
      • Audio - MP3
      • Video
        • Playback: FLV, MPEG-4 Video (H.264 + AAC)
        • Transcode: AVI, M4V, MPG/MPEG, RM/RMVB, WMV
    • QNAP Exclusive iOS and Android App - QMobile
    Download Station
    • PC-less BitTorrent/FTP/HTTP Download (up to 500 tasks)
    • BitTorrent Download
      • Supports TCP/UDP Tracker Protocol
      • Schedule Download
      • Configurable Port Range
      • Bandwidth Control
      • UPnP NAT Port Forwarding
      • Subscribe to RSS Feeds
      • RSS Download (Broadcatching)
      • Selectable Download Files
    • HTTP/FTP Download
      • Configurable Saving Directory
      • Bulk Download with Wildcard Setting
      • RapidShare Download Support
    • QNAP Download Management Software: QGet
      • For Both Windows & Mac OS
      • Manage the Download Tasks of Multiple QNAP NAS Remotely over LAN or WAN
    Surveillance Station Supports 2 IP Cameras (Optional Purchase) for Network Surveillance
    Languages Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
    General
    System Requirements Operating System: Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit); Windows Server 2003, 2008; Mac OS X; Linux; UNIX
    Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7/8, Firefox 3, Safari 3/4, or Google Chrome
    Environmental Requirements Operating
    Temperature: 32° to 104°F / 0° to 40°C
    Humidity: 0 to 95%
    Security Kensington Lock Slot
    Power Requirements External Power Adapter: 60W, 100-240V
    Power Consumption Sleep mode: 6W
    In operation: 13W
    (with 2x 500GB HDD installed)
    Dimensions 6.52 x 3.35 x 8.60" / 16.55 x 8.5 x 21.84cm
    Weight 2.01 lb / 0.91kg
    Qnap TS-212 2-BAY Turbo NAS Hard Drive Enclosure
  • CD-ROM
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Power Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Screw Pack
  • SATA Cable
  • SATA Power Cable
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
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    QnapTS-212 2-BAY Turbo NAS Hard Drive Enclosure
     
    4.7

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    5.0

    Great little NAS for a beginner

    By Dad

    from Atlanta, GA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Easy To Manage
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Highly Compatible

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Small Networks

      Comments about Qnap TS-212 2-BAY Turbo NAS Hard Drive Enclosure:

      While this isn't the NAS with the most drive bays, fastest processor, etc., it is extremely capable and is great for a NAS beginner, home user, or small business owner. The price was great!

      Installation was a snap thanks to Qnap. I was up and running quickly with access anywhere I have an Internet connection.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      5.0

      QNAP Rocks... V4 Firmware

      By aaneteng

      from IE,CA

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Qnap TS-212 2-BAY Turbo NAS Hard Drive Enclosure:

      V4 Firmware adds lots of new features.. Its like an ISP in a box.. Truly amazing products.. I use nothing but QNAP from SOHO to large enterprise ... Very good in VMWare via iSCSI or NFS

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      4.0

      Nice NAS

      By David

      from NJ

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Qnap TS-212 2-BAY Turbo NAS Hard Drive Enclosure:

          Put in two WD red 2tb drive. Quiet. Looks nice. A bit too bright but OK. Tons of features. Currently used to share files and stream media to home theater, pc, ipad. Qmobile is not that slick. Kind of slow but it's expected. The quick installation guide needs better image for connecting the two drives. Had to Google and used some guessing for correct connection. In general, good for home use.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

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