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Qnap TS-221 2-Bay NAS Server

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Product Highlights
  • Multi-Window
  • Multi-Tasking GUI
  • Data Storage, Backup
  • Sharing and Disaster Recovery
  • Rich Multimedia Applications
  • Dropbox-Like File Synchronization

The TS-221 2-Bay NAS Server from QNAP is a powerful yet easy-to-use network storage center for data storage, backup, synchronization, remote access and home entertainment. As your personal cloud, you will always be connected to your files and your files are always under your control.

Key Features
Organize your data/content and backups in one centralized location.
Synchronize files across computers, tablets, mobile devices and share files across different groups and communities.
Collect, enjoy and share your large photo, music, video collection.
Enjoy HD movies or family videos on TV when streamed through various network players.
Access, manage and enjoy all your files with your tablets and smartphones.
Extend your diverse applications on the TS-221 by installing more than 80 apps on demand in the App Center.
Easier Operations on QTS 4.0 Desktop
The QTS 4.0 Desktop, including quick Main menu, graphic dashboard, drag-and-drop icons, multiple desktops, personalized wallpapers and the smart toolbar, makes system operations much easier. In addition, multi-tasking is supported which allows multiple windows to be open to access multiple applications concurrently.
Centralize and Protect Your Data
The TS-221 is a high-performance cross-platform storage with many user-friendly storage and backup options to centralize and protect all your important files on one single device.
Apple Time Machine Backup
Time Machine is fully supported to help Mac OS X users create a more efficient and convenient backup solution. The server works with Time Machine wirelessly over the same network so you no longer need an external drive.
More Backup Options
Netbak Replicator is a license-free backup software which allows you to back up your files in multiple Window client PCs in schedule or real time. You can also gain a disaster recovery solution with our RTRR (Real Time Remote Replication) feature by replicating data in multiple shared folders from one NAS to another over the network to ensure safety of your important data. Besides, data can also be backed up to another FTP server, external disk or online cloud storage services.
User Access Controls
All your digital files stored can be managed to share with your family and friends. You can easily and flexibly set up user accounts, user groups, shared folder access right and user quota.
Unauthorized IP-Based Blocking
A comprehensive list granting proper access from different users based on IP address can be established to authorize or deny access to the TS-221.
The TS-221 has a built in anti-virus feature to detect and protect against viruses, malware, worms and Trojan horses.
Encrypted Login, Access and Network Transfer
SSH remote login, SSL security (HTTPS), Secure FTP and encrypted remote replication are supported.
Detailed Logs
Detailed logs of file-level access to the TS-221 via different file transfer protocols and services accessed by online users can all be recorded.
Freely Access Your Cloud Anywhere
Through any web browser or the free app for tablets and smartphones, the Home and SOHO NAS becomes your personal cloud so you are always connected to your data. Take advantage of the myQNAPcloud service, which allows you to remotely access yourTS-221 wherever you are. Instantly stream or share your multimedia contents and share them with your friends.
Access from Anywhere
Qsync is a new feature that allows you to sync all your devices on the go. It can be synced literally anywhere--on the web, at your home, in the office and on the go.
Qsync makes the server a team sharing device, allowing you to share and edit files among your teammates with automatic updates on the files your team is working on. Qsync provides the function of file synchronization like Dropbox service and brings forth a cost-effective way to share files across groups and communities.
Photo Albums on the Cloud
The server acts as a photo vault for you to back up your favorite photos. The Photo Station makes photo sharing simple and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-221 to create and organize your photo albums through a web browser and share with your family and friends. Your mobile devices are useful too; with the Qfile mobile app in your iOS or Android devices, you can instantly upload photos to the TS-221.
View photo slideshow with background music.
Display photo details from EXIF: Date, exposure time, aperture and more.
Publish photos in a few clicks to social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, MySpace and more.
Share photos with your friends and family via e-mail.
Browse photos via the Qfile app on iPhones, iPads and Android devices.
Build Your Home Music Library and Enjoy Music Anywhere
The Music Station helps categorize your music collection and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the Music Station web player, you can enjoy music anywhere, anytime with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are built into Music Station for you to enjoy.
You can listen to your favorite MP3 songs streamed from iTunes Server or play music by web browsers on your PC.
With SBS (Squeezebox Server) app plug-in, you can efficiently manage and play them with Logitech music players without even turning on the PC.
Stream music to your UPnP Hi-Fi system and indulge in high-quality sound experience.
Listen to music on mobile devices through Qmusic app* 1
Interact Through Your Favorite Social Media Sites
Many applications on the TS-221 are designed with user-friendly options, allowing you to share and connect with your social media communities. You can use Photo Station or Video Station to pick and share photos and video links directly to your Facebook. DJ Station allows you to stream and share your music playlist with your friends and family on social media platforms.
Enjoy Your Videos via AirPlay
The TS-221 supports Apple AirPlay. You can enjoy video and multimedia contents on AirPlay supported devices with the QAirplay application or the Qfile mobile app.
Available in the App Center, QAirplay allows you to steam your media content directly on TV via AirPlay-enabled devices such as Apple TV. The media contents are streamed on Apple TV, bypassing your mobile device, thus saving the energy of your mobile device.
Alternatively, the Qfile mobile app allows you to browse videos and photos stored on the Home and SOHO NAS and play on TV via AirPlay-enabled devices such as Apple TV. It is very convenient to enjoy multimedia entertainment through the wireless experience.
A Sharing Center for Home Theater
The TS-221 is an ideal video storage center for you to store your movie and home video collection. It features high-speed data transfer, fast enough to support multiple 1080p HD streams. The quiet operation design brings you a remarkable cinema-grade home theater experience right to your living room.
QNAP DLNA Media Server supports wireless streaming of all the videos, photos and music stored in the Media Library to any DLNA certified devices, such as PS3, Xbox360 and so on.
It supports thumbnails shown on the DLNA devices for identifying the content quickly. TwonkyMedia DLNA Server is also supported to share and stream media contents in the multimedia folder of the TS-221.
Use the Home and SOHO NAS as a PLEX media server and enjoy your content through any Plex client or Smart TV.
The TS-221 can work with different media players through SMB/CIFS or other standard protocols.
HappyGet is a third-party tool that allows you to download HD videos to the TS-221. By installing the HappyGet plug-in on the Chrome Web Store, you can select your preferred playlist and download an array of videos all at once with the embedded HappyGet button.
24/7 Download Center
The TS-221 is a perfect download center for high-speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP and HTTP download. After the download tasks are set ready, you can turn off the computer and the TS-221 will download as many HD videos as you want. With the QGet utility, you can manage your download tasks on multiple NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet. The TS-221 also supports continuous NZB download and eMule download by installed App Center apps without turning on a PC. It supports RSS download (broad catching) for automatic BT download as well.
App Center with Rich Apps to Install on Demand
The App Center centralizes various apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers. Popular apps such as Google Drive, Plex media server, NZBGet, Python and more are available in the App Center for you to enhance your TS-221 experience. Installation is virtually immediate, with just one click the App will start installing onto the NAS.
Surveillance Station Pro - Protect Your Home and Valuables
The TS-221 uses renowned QNAP VioStor NVR software. The TS-221 becomes a professional surveillance station to view IP cameras from your web browser and mobile devices. Supporting over 1,000 IP cameras, the Surveillance Station Pro software includes advance features such as real-time monitoring, recording and playback.
With a user-friendly interface and expandable IP camera channel licenses, Surveillance Station Pro builds a professional surveillance center for you to easily monitor your valuables.
Access, Use, Sync and Enjoy with Your Tablets and Smartphones
The TS-221 is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your smart mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage and share stored files easily as if you are carrying tons of files in your pocket. Music, photos and videos can be streamed, enjoyed and shared anytime, anywhere. Qmanager lets you monitor and manage the TS-221 remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC.
Easy System Setup
Installation process is done completely through the cloud. Simply visit the setup portal, start.qnap.com, follow the setup guide to complete the system setup and download the utilities you want.
Besides, the "Auto Setup" option provides an easy way to set up the Home and SOHO NAS with recommended settings. All settings can be flexibly changed at a later time after the installation.
Expandable Storage
The TS-221 supports large storage capacity, fulfilling the increasing demand for storage. It supports comprehensive RAID management and online RAID capacity expansion, appropriately storing important data and reducing risks of data loss.
Superior Performance
Powered by the Marvell ARM 2.0 GHz processor, the TS-221 provides a large storage capacity for archiving files, videos and music. The server can handle multiple users accessing the system and multiple applications running at the same time. USB 3.0 ports for high-speed file and data backup to external hard drives are also included.
More Features for Home and SOHO
The TS-221 brings you additional benefits with all-in-one home server features, e.g. iTunes server, UPnP media server, backup server, printer server, FTP server, Web server, database server and more.
Eco-Friendly Design
The server is designed to be eco-friendly and helps you save on your electricity bill.
The smart fan can automatically adjust its speed based on system pre-defined criteria or a specific temperature. The hard disk standby mode sets the hard disks to enter standby mode if there is no disk access within the specified period, lowering energy consumption and extending the lifespan of the hard disks. The Turbo NAS can also be setup to automatically power on, off or reset.
Compatibility HDD Compatibility List
Hardware Specification
CPU Marvell 2.0 GHz
Flash Memory 16 MB
HDD 2 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA II HDD/SSD 1
Please Note:

Maximum raw capacity: 8TB and the system is shipped without HDD.

HDD Tray 2 x hot-swappable tray
LAN Port 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicator STATUS, LAN, USB, HDD 1, HDD 2
USB 1 x USB 2.0 port (Front); 2 x USB 3.0 port (Back)
Supports USB printer, disk, pen drive, USB hub and USB UPS etc.
eSATA 2 x eSATA port (Back)
Buttons Power button, USB one-touch-backup button, reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor Tower
Power Consumption Sleep mode: 8 W
In operation: 19 W
(With 2 x 500 GB HDD installed)
Temperature 32~104°F (0~40˚C)
Humidity 0~95% R.H.
Sound Level Sound Level (Standby/In Operation): 11.9 dB/ 25.3 dB
Power Supply External power adaptor, 60 W, Input: 100-240 V
Secure Design K-lock security slot for theft prevention
Fan 1 x quiet cooling fan (7 cm, 12 V DC)
Software Specification
Operating System QTS 4.0
Supported Clients Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows XP, Windows Server 2003/2008 R2/2012
Apple Mac OS X
Linux and UNIX
Supported Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 8, 9, 10
Mozilla Firefox 8+
Apple Safari 4+
Google Chrome
File System Internal Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4
External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
Networking TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6: Dual Stack)
Proxy Client, proxy server
DHCP Client, DHCP Server
Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS (v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP and SMSC
TFTP Server with PXE Booting
UPnP & Bonjour Discovery
USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support
Backup Solution Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
Works as both RTRR server and client with bandwidth control
Real-time and scheduled backup
Encryption, compression, file filter and transfer rate limitation
Block-level remote replication
Encrypted Replication between QNAP NAS Servers
Desktop backup by QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows
Apple Time Machine support with backup management
Data backup to multiple external storage devices
Data backup to cloud storage (Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform and Google Drive)
Security IP Filter and Policy-based Automatic IP Blocking
Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP (S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
Encrypted Access: HTTPS, FTP with SSL/TLS (Explicit), SSH/SFTP (admin only), Encrypted Remote Replication between QNAP NAS Servers (Rsync over SSH)
CIFS host access control for shared folders
Antivirus protection
Importable SSL certificate
Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, instant messaging (Windows Live) and beep
Disk Management Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
RAID recovery
Bitmap support
iSCSI (IP SAN) iSCSI Target with Multiple LUNS per target (Up to 256 targets/LUNs combined)
LUN mapping and masking
Online LUN capacity expansion
Supports SPC-3 persistent reservation
Supports MPIO and MC/S
iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot and restore
iSCSI connection and management by QNAP finder (Windows)
Stack Chaining Master: Up to 8 virtual disk drives (via iSCSI initiator)
Server Virtualization and Clustering Supports VMware vSphere (ESX/ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.x)
Supports Citrix XenServer 5.x, 6.x
Supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster
Power Management Wake on LAN
Internal hard drive standby mode
Scheduled power on/off (max 15 settings)
Automatic power on after power recovery
USB and Network UPS support with SNMP management
Access Rights Management Max No. of Users: 2,048
Max No. of User Groups: 256
Max No. of Network Shares: 256
Batch users creation
Import/export users
User quota management
Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP and WebDAV
Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station and Video Station
Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and File Station
Domain Authentication Integration Microsoft Active Directory (AD)
LDAP Server
LDAP Client
Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and Web File Manager
myQNAPcloud Service Private cloud storage and sharing
Free host name registration (DDNS)
Auto router configuration (via UPnP)
CloudLink for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN Utility)
Storage Plug and Play Windows Software: QNAP finder
Create and map shared folders
Create and connect to iSCSI target/LUN
Web Administration Smart fan control
Dynamic DNS (DDNS), SNMP (v2 and v3), Resource Monitor
Network Recycle Bin for File Deletion via CIFS/SMB and AFP
Automatic cleanup, file type filter, comprehensive logs (events and connection)
Syslog client, firmware live update, system settings backup and restore
Restore to factory default, mobile app Qmanager for remote monitoring
Multilingual Support Chinese (Traditional and Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Photo Station Supported File Formats:
Photo: JPG/JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, RAW (.arw, .srf, .sr2, .dcr, .kdc, .cr2, .crw, .nef, mrw, .pef, .paf, .3fr, .erf, .mef, .mos, .orf, .rw2, .dng, .x3f, .tif, .nrw, .raf)
Video: FLV, MPEG-4 Video (H.264 + AAC)

Image Slideshow with Background Music, Thumbnails and different transition effects online photo editing by Pixlr editor
Geotagging photos with Google Maps
Slideshow sharing (from private albums) with password protection
Photo publishing to social websites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Plurk and Blogger)
Photo sharing by Email
File Station File sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux/UNIX
Windows ACL
Advanced folder permission for SMB, AFP, FTP and File Station
Shared folder aggregation (CIFS/SMB)file manager
Supports ISO mounting (Up to 256 ISO files)
File viewing via Google doc
Create and send download links for public file sharing with expiration time and password protection
File drag-n-drop via Chrome and Firefox browsers
Photo, Music and Video Preview and Playback with Transcoding
File Compression (ZIP or 7z)
Advanced search
Mobile App: Qfile for file browsing and management
Music Station Supported Audio Formats:

Local playback with USB speakers/sound card
Music streaming from DLNA/UPnP media servers
Internet radio (MP3)
Music alarm (up to 8 alarms)
Remote playback control by QNAP mobile app: QMobile
FTP Server FTP over SSL/TLS (explicit)
Max no. of concurrent connections: 256
FXP supported
Passive FTP port range control
FTP bandwidth and connection control
Unicode support
iTunes Server Audio and video sharing for Windows and Mac iTunes (MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC and M4A)
Smart Playlist
Backup Station Remote replication server (over Rsync)
Real-time remote replication to another QNAP NAS or FTP Server
Apple time machine support
Windows client backup application: QNAP NetBak Replicator
Third party backup software support: Veeam Backup and Replication, Acronis True Image, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie SilverKeeper etc.
Video Station Web video sharing
Video categorization and transcoding
Supported format: mv,avi,divx,3gp,mov, mpeg, mpg, xvid, flv, asf, rm, dat, mp4

Video Upload: Up to 2048MB in size, up to 320 minutes in length, batch upload (max 50 files)
Publish videos to Facebook, Twitter and Google+
TV Station DVB-T digital TV live view, recording and playback
Supports up to 2 USB TV tuners
Electronic programming guide (EPG) with scheduled recording 2
Please Note:

The availability of DVB-T broadcasting and EPG may vary depending on geographic locations.

Print Server Max No. of Printers: 3
Supports internet printing protocol
Print job display and management
IP-based and domain name-based privilege control
Supports Apple bonjour printing
DJ Station Live web broadcast of music playlists
Music sharing on Facebook
VPN Server Secure Remote Access: PPTP and openVPN VPN services
Remote access to other resources on local network
Max no. of clients: 30
Download Station PC-less BT, FTP and HTTP download (up to 500 tasks)

BT download with magnet link and PT support
Supports TCP/UDP tracker protocol, scheduled download
Configurable port range, bandwidth control
RSS subscription and download (broadcatching), Selectable download files
Configurable saving directory

HTTP/FTP download
Bulk download with wildcard settings

RapidShare download support
Website Subscription Service: YouTube
QNAP Download Management Software: QGet- for both Windows and Mac OS
Manage the download tasks of multiple QNAP NAS remotely over LAN or WAN
Web Server HTTP/HTTPS connections, supports WebDAV connection
Supports Virtual Host (Max: 32), Importable SSL Certificate
Database Server Built-in MySQL server, web-based management via phpMyAdmin (App Center)
Syslog Server Centralized log monitoring and archiving, instant E-mail alerts
Supports log filtering
RADIUS Server Centralized account management and authentication for network access
Supports PAP, EAP-TLS/PAP and EAPTTLS/PAP authentication
Surveillance Station Pro Supports over 1,400 IP cameras, includes 1 free camera license
Up to 8 camera channels via additional license purchase
Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) for advanced video search, visual aid by E-map
Surveillance client for Mac, mobile app- VMobile (iOS and Android)
Antivirus Protection against viruses, trojans and other threats
Free virus databases update on manual or scheduled basis
Multiple scan tasks (Max: 64, concurrent: 5) with custom folder selection and scheduled scanning
Email notification upon task completion or virus detection
Quarantines or deletes infected files
Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.02 x 5.91 x 8.5" (102 x 150 x 216 mm)
Weight 3.84 lb (1.74 kg)
Qnap TS-221 2-Bay NAS Server
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Cord
  • 6 x Flat Head Screws (for 2.5" HDD)
  • 8 x Flat Head Screws (for 3.5" HDD)
  • Adapter
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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