QNAP TS-EC1280U-RP 12-Bay Turbo NAS Storage Solution

QNAP TS-EC1280U-RP 12-Bay Turbo NAS Storage Solution

QNAP TS-EC1280U-RP 12-Bay Turbo NAS Storage Solution

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Product Highlights

  • 12 x SATA III HDD / SSD Drive Bays
  • 2 x Onboard mSATA Slots
  • Quad Core Intel Xeon E3-1200 3.4 GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 Memory
  • 4 x USB 3.0 and 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • 2 x Gigabit LAN, Wake on LAN
  • iSCSI And Virtualization Ready
  • FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit Encryption
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QNAP TS-EC1280U overview

  • 1Description

The TS-EC1280U-RP 12-Bay Turbo NAS Storage Solution from QNAP is an ideal NAS device for performing data backups, file synchronizations, and remote access. The array is powered by a quad Xeon processor and 4GB of RAM, and it features 12 hot-swap bays that can house hard drives or SSDs. In addition to the drive bays, the NAS provides two mSATA ports for installing optional mSATA drives that can be used for caching to improve performance. You also have the option of installing up to four SSDs in the drive bays to be used for caching.

The storage drives are hot swappable and can be configured to provide either performance, redundancy, or both. When additional storage is required, this NAS can support up to 700TB via optional QNAP RAID expansion enclosures. The array features four onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports, and an optional 10 GbE adapter can be installed for higher throughput. The NAS is also equipped with a removable tray that provides easy access to upgrade or replace components without removing the unit from the rack mount.

The TS-EC1280U-RP Turbo NAS can be used as a data center for storing videos and data files. The NAS supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. You can back up data to another location with Real-time Remote Replication. This feature transfers data between the TS-EC1280U-RP and a remote QNAP NAS, FTP server, or an external drive. To protect the data stored on the drives, this NAS is validated with FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption to prevent unauthorized access even if the storage drives or the entire system are stolen.

The QTS operating system is based on Linux and it delivers services such as file storage management, backup, surveillance, and more. One such notable application supported by the TS-EC1280U-RP Turbo NAS is the VPN Server, which provides an easy way for administrators to create a secure private server and allows employees to log on from outside the office to access business applications and files. The TS-EC1280U-RP Turbo NAS can be used as a Surveillance Station to remotely record videos from a wide range of over 2,600 compatible IP camera models. You can also install the VMobile app on your smartphone to monitor live feeds from the Turbo NAS anytime and anywhere. Additional applications are available for the TS-EC1280U-RP Turbo NAS to allow iSCSI, virtualization, and so on to increase your business efficiency.

QTS Operating System
This system offers a user interface that you can create and group desktop shortcuts, monitor system information in real-time, and allows you to open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks at the same time. Some of the included apps are Storage Manager, Shared Folders, File Station, Backup Station, Virtualization, Domain Security, System Logs, myQNAPcloud, Qsync, and App Center
The TS-EC1280U-RP supports 6 Gb/s hard drives driving over 3,500 MB/s throughput and 390,000 IOPS. Featuring an Intel Xeon E3 v3 Quad-Core Processor and 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TS-EC1280U-RP enhances efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.
Internal Cache Ports for IO Acceleration
The NAS provides two mSATA ports that can be used for caching to improve the overall performance by installing optional mSATA drives. You can also install up to 4 SSDs in the bays to be used for caching. This improves the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as database and virtualization. The internal cache port design reserves the space of hard drive tray for more storage capacity.
Removable Motherboard Tray
This allows easy access to upgrade or install additional RAM, internal cache, and 10 GbE adapter without removing the entire NAS storage system from the rack mount.
10 GbE Ready
Four Gigabit Ethernet ports are built-in and an optional 10 GbE adapter can be installed. The TS-EC1280U-RP is ideal for use in data centers to store large amounts of data and for editing large sized video files in real time without the need to transfer them to a desktop computer first.
Storage Capacity Expansion
The TS-EC1280U-RP can increase its storage capacity by cascading multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures to offer up to 700TB via the expansion in and out ports. This is useful for large data applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
QNAP Flexible Volume
This provides a more secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This allows storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volume with space reclaim, block-level iSCSI LUN, and online capacity expansion. The QTS Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage which simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.
Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
The TS-EC1280U-RP 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 NAS. It offers an integrated antivirus solution to protect files. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or NAS build-in LDAP service.
Backup Solutions
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports scheduled and real-time data backup on Windows OS. Mac Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to back up data to the TS-EC1280U-RP.
Recovery Solutions
Real-Time Remote Replication supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. This NAS also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Besides, data can be backed up to a cloud storage service and restored to the TS-EC1280U-RP anytime.
Security Options
The TS-EC1280U-RP provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and so on. IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-EC1280U-RP is validated with military level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing the sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard disk drives or the entire system were stolen.
Virtualization Applications
The TS-EC1280U-RP is VMware Ready, Citrix Ready, compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V certification and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. It supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.
Multiple Operating System Support
The Virtualization Station transforms the TS-EC1280U-RP into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform. It supports multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine creation, virtual machine import/export, and snapshot. With the web-based interface, you can run desktop operations and centrally manage all virtual machines created on the TS-EC1280U-RP. Furthermore, you can download VMs on demand from the online VM markets and import them to TS-EC1280U-RP to use directly without any complex procedure.
Optimize IT Assets Management
The IT Management Station, powered by Mandriva Pulse, provides a flexible IT system management solution for managing multi-OS and multi-site IT assets for businesses of all sizes. By installing the IT Management Station on the TS-EC1280U-RP, you can centrally manage multiple IT resources with numerous business applications including comprehensive inventory, centralized software deployment and updates, imaging, remote management and support, backup and restore, and more tasks with flexibility and productivity.
File Synchronization Across Multiple Devices
The Qsync utility turns your NAS storage system into a safe data center for file synchronization with large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TS-EC1280U-RP 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 updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.
Surveillance Solution
This NAS can be set up as a Surveillance Station that supports a wide range of over 2,600 compatible IP camera models and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback with flexible options to customize. You can also install the VMobile app on your iOS or Android mobile devices to manage the monitoring channels anytime and anywhere, and safeguard your office environment.

Additional SMB-Ready Features

FTP Server
Comes with user-defined setting including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission to share large size files to a FTP server.
Web Server
Create and manage up to 32 websites on this NAS storage system.
Provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
VPN Server
Provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.
Print Server
The Turbo NAS supports printer server, which sends remote printing requests over the Internet. It supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management, and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
Surveillance Station
Connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
In the Box
QNAP TS-EC1280U-RP 12-Bay Turbo NAS Storage Solution
  • 2 x Power Cords
  • 4 x Ethernet Cables
  • 48 x Flat Head Screws for 3.5" Drives
  • 48 x Flat Head Screws for 2.5" Drives
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-EC1280U specs

    Hardware Specifications
    Processor 3.4 GHz Quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1200 processor
    Memory System memory: 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
    Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x 1
    Total memory slots: 4
    Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8 GB x 4)
    Flash Memory 512 MB DOM
    Cache Two mSATA ports on-board for accepting optional mSATA flash
    Hard Drive 12 x 3.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s / II 3 Gb/s hard drive or 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s / II 3 Gb/s SSD
    Hard Drive Trays Supported 12 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
    LAN Port 4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
    LED Indicators Status
    10 GbE
    Storage expansion port status
    USB 4 x USB 3.0 ports (rear)
    4 x USB 2.0 ports (rear)
    Buttons Power
    Alarm Buzzer System warning
    Form Factor 2U rackmount
    Sound Level Tested with 12 x Hitachi HUS724020ALA640 hard drives
    Sound Level (dB) Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 55.3 dB
    Power Consumption Sleep mode: 80.41 W
    In Operation: 166.58 W
    (Based with 12 x 1 TB hard drives)
    Temperature 32.0 to 104.0 °F / 0.0 to 40.0 °C
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
    wet bulb: 80.6 °F / 27.0 °C
    Power Supply Input
    47 to 63 Hz
    100 to 127 V / 8 A
    200 to 240 V / 4 A

    400 W
    PCIe Slots 1 x PCIe 3.0 x8
    1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
    Fans 4 x 6 cm smart cooling fans
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 3.5 x 17.4 x 20.9" / 88.0 x 442.5 x 530.5 mm
    Weight 31.3 lb / 14.2 kg
    Software Specifications
    Operating System QTS 4.1 (embedded Linux)
    Supported Clients Windows Server 2003 onward
    Apple Mac OS X onward
    Linux & UNIX
    Supported Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
    Mozilla Firefox 8+
    Apple Safari 4+
    Google Chrome
    Multilingual Support Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
    File System Internal Hard Drive: EXT4
    External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
    Networking TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
    Quad Gigabit NICs with Jumbo frame
  • Failover
  • Multi-IP settings
  • Port Trunking/NIC Teaming (Modes: Balance-RR, Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad/Link Aggregation, Balance-TLB and Balance-ALB)
    Optional dual-port 10 GbE and 1 GbE network expansion cards
    Service binding based on network interfaces
    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
    UPnP & Bonjour discovery
    USB Wi-Fi adapter support
  • Security IP filter & 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 (Rsync over SSH)
    CIFS Host access control for shared folders
    Antivirus protection
    FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption
    AES 256-bit external drive encryption
    Importable SSL certificate
    Instant alert via e-mail, SMS, beep, and LCD panel
    Disk Management QNAP flexible volume
    Thin-provisioning with space reclamation supported
    Online volume expansion
    Online storage pool expansion (via QNAP RAID expansion enclosure)
    Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
    RAID Hot Spare and Global Hot Spare
    Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
    Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
    Bad block recovery
    RAID recovery
    Bitmap support
    Power Management Wake on LAN
    Internal hard drive standby mode
    Scheduled power on/off
    Automatic power on after power recovery
    USB and Network UPS support with SNMP management
    Domain Authentication Integration Microsoft Active Directory (AD)
    LDAP server
    LDAP client
    Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and file station
    Web Administration Multi-window, multi-tasking based system management
    Movable icons and personalized desktop
    Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat display on system status
    Smart fan control
    Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
    SNMP (v2 & v3)
    Resource monitor
    Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB and AFP
  • Automatic cleanup
  • File type filter
    Comprehensive logs (Events & Connection)
    Syslog client
    Firmware live update
    System settings backup and restore
    Restore to factory default
    Mobile App Qmanager for remote monitoring
  • File Server File sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
    Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP/FTPS, HTTP/HTTPS (Web File Manager), WebDAV
    Windows ACL
    Advanced folder permission for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
    Shared folder aggregation (CIFS/SMB)
    File Station Supports ISO mounting (Up to 256 ISO files)
    Creates and sends download links for sharing public files with expiration time and password protection
    Drag-n-drop files via Chrome and Firefox browsers
    Photo, music, and video preview and playback empowered by built-in transcoding technology
    File compression (ZIP or 7z)
    Advanced search
    Mobile App: Qfile for file browsing and management
    FTP Server FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
    Concurrent Connections: Max 256
    Passive FTP port range control
    FTP bandwidth & connection control
    Supports FXP & Unicode
    Backup Station Remote Replication server (over Rsync)
    Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) to another QNAP NAS or FTP Server
    Works as Both RTRR server & client with bandwidth control
    Real-time & Scheduled Backup
    Encryption, Compression, File Filter, and Transfer Rate Limitation
    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
    Synchronizes with Cloud storage: Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform, Dropbox, and Google Drive
    Third Party Backup Software Support: Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis True
    Image, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie SilverKeeper, etc.
    iSCSI (IP SAN) iSCSI target
    Multi-LUNs per target
    Up to 256 Targets/LUNs combined
    Supports LUN mapping & masking
    Block-based LUN
    Thin-provisioned LUN with space reclamation supported
    Online LUN capacity expansion
    Supports SPC-3 persistent reservation
    Supports MPIO & MC/S
    iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restore
    iSCSI connection and management by QNAP finder (Windows)
    Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
    Stack chaining master
    Max No. of Virtual Disk Drives: 8
    Server Virtualization & Clustering VMware vSphere (ESX/ESXi 4.x, 5.x)
    VMware VAAI for iSCSI and VAAI for NAS
    vSphere Plug-in
    Citrix XenServer (6.0)
    Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
    Supports Microsoft ODX
    QNAP SMI-S provider for Microsoft SCVMM
    Windows Server 2012 failover clustering
    Virtualization Station Support up to 8 Virtual Machine (32GB RAM is required) creating to run an operating system such as Windows, Linux, Unix.
    VM import from virtual appliances
    VM export into a virtual appliance in OVF / QVM format
    VM clone
    VM snapshot
    HTML5 based shared remote console
    Storage Plug and connect via Windows Qfinder by QNAP
    Create and map shared folders
    Create and connect to iSCSI target/LUN
    myQNAPcloud Service Private cloud storage and sharing
    Free host name registration (DDNS)
    Auto router configuration (via UPnP)
    CloudLink for remote access without complicated router setup
    myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)
    Qsync Syncs files among multiple devices through the NAS
    Option for not removing files on the NAS during synchronization
    Selective synchronization
    Shares securely with SSL
    Team folder
    Shares files by links via e-mail
    Uploads photos or videos to Qsync folder automatically via Qfile
    Restores files from network Recycle Bin
    File name conflict policy
    Option for filter settings
    Privilege control for Qsync users
    Supports Windows & Mac OS
    Web Server HTTP/HTTPS connections
    Built-in MySQL server
    Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)
    Virtual Hosts: Max 32
    Syslog Server Centralized log monitoring and archiving
    Immediate email alerts
    Supports log filtering
    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
    Database Server Built-in MySQL server
    Web-based management via phpMyAdmin
    RADIUS Server Centralized account management and authentication for network access
    Supports 802.1x security authentication
    TFTP Server with PXE booting (Read-only)
    VPN Server Secure Remote Access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services
    Remote access to other resources on local network
    Max No. of Clients: 30
    Surveillance Station Pro Supports over 1,400 IP cameras
    Includes 4 free camera licenses
    Up to 72 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 Supports ClamAV (free) and McAfee (optional purchase) virus scanner.
    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
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 47.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 30.5 x 23.1 x 13.0"

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