QNAP TS-431 4-Bay Home and SOHO NAS Server

QNAP TS-431 4-Bay Home and SOHO NAS Server

QNAP TS-431 4-Bay Home and SOHO NAS Server

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core
  • 512MB DRAM
  • Read Speed: Up to 110 MB/s
  • Write Speed: Up to 80 MB/s
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Ports & 1 x eSATA Port
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + spare, & JBOD
  • AES 256-Bit Volume Encryption
  • Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX Compatible
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QNAP TS-431 overview

  • 1Description

The TS-431 4-Bay Home and SOHO NAS Server from Qnap is a high performance and high capacity NAS server for SOHO, home, workgroup, and SMB users that is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX. The TS-431 runs the QTS 4.1 operating system and is able to function as a NAS for data backup, file synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. It is also well suited for the creation and use of a personal cloud so you to access your data from anywhere. Using services such as DLNA, AirPlay, and more it is possible to stream your multimedia library. The TS-431 is also able to perform on-the-fly and offline video transcoding, including Full HD 1920x1080 content.

The TS-431 is powered by a 1.2 GHz Freescale ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 512MB of DRAM will allow quick access to frequently-used files and programs, and network connectivity is achieved via the 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports.

The 4-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives or SSD drives. To support both drive formats, screws are included to accommodate both drive sizes. Read and write speed of the TS-431 can reach up to 110 MB/s and 80 MB/s respectively, and data transfer speeds with AES 256-bit encryption can reach up to 30 MB/s.

The TS-431 operates on 100-240VAC and includes 2x Ethernet cables, 12x 2.5" HDD flat head screws, 16x 3.5" HDD flat head screws, an AC Adapter, and a power cord.

Equipped with a powerful yet energy efficient 1.2 GHz Freescale ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core processor, the TS-431 is a high-performance home NAS providing performance of up to 110 MB/s read and 80 MB/s write throughput. The TS-431's encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of over 30 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance and security while ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the TS-431. You can also use the TS-431 as a home multimedia hub to enjoy your photo, music and videos while downloading or backing up files without impacting the TS-431's performance. When installed with the latest 802.11ac or dual-band 2.4 GHz / 5 GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi USB adapter, the TS-431 can offer high speeds for transferring large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-consuming multimedia
Efficiency and Dual LAN Support
The TS-431 supports multiple port-trunking modes, enabling IT administrators to set up link aggregation to increase total data transmission capability. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations. The supported port-trunking modes include: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing), and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing)
Thanks to the QTS user interface, system operations of the TS-431 are smooth and handy. Its desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently
Backup Solutions
By connecting external drives to the Turbo NAS via eSATA or USB, you can configure and copy shared folders on the TS-431 to external devices. The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-431 or alternatively to back up data from the TS-431 to external drives. QNAP's NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup for Windows (including Outlook email archiving) and Mac OS X users can use Time Machine to back up data to the TS-431. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported
Cross-Platform File Sharing & Centralized Data Storage
The TS-431 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX. Data, logs, and ISO image of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored in the TS-431 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution
Manage Your Files via the Internet
The File Station brings conventional desktop-style file operations to web browsers, allowing you to upload, download, and manage files on your TS-431 wherever there is an Internet connection. Supporting file extraction, folder creation, and smart search for files and folders, File Station also allows you to easily share files with friends & family via unique URLs. With reliable security features, SSL and password options, managing & sharing your files is simple and safe with the File Station
Private Cloud
In contrast to the limited storage space and potential security concerns of public cloud services, the TS-431 is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TS-431, allowing you to play and share multimedia from the TS-431 or to check the system status from anywhere
Notes Station
Notes Station provides a private and secure way to share and collaborate on digital notes. With just a few steps you can create notes from web pages (or by importing from the TS-431), edit notes with the web-based editor, and take screenshots for quick note-taking with Qsnap or the Notes Station Clipper extension for Chrome. You can also leverage the rich media contents stored on the TS-431 to enhance your notes, and access them on your mobile phones or tablet devices by using Qnotes mobile app.

With flexible privilege settings for editing and sharing notes, you can build a secure environment to work together with friends and colleagues. In addition, the Notes Station enables you to create to-do lists and calendar alerts that can be updated to your Google Calendar, helping manage your daily tasks more efficiently
Photo Station
The TS-431 acts as your photo vault for you to back up your photos. The Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-431 to create and organize your photo albums through a web browser, and share with your family and friends through social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest. With the Qfile mobile app for iOS and Android, you can also upload your photos from your mobile device to the TS-431
Music Station
The Music Station helps categorize your music collection and displays album covers to organize your personal playlists. Through the music station web player, you can enjoy your music anytime, anywhere with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are also built-into the Music Station for you to enjoy.

  • Listen to your favorite songs streamed from iTunes Server, or play music via web browsers on your PC
  • Stream music to DLNA-compatible music systems for a high-quality sound experience
  • Stream music via AirPlay to compatible devices
  • Listen to your music on mobile devices through the Qmusic app
  • Supports DLNA and AirPlay
    You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox 360, and media players to enjoy HD quality videos stored on the TS-431. You can also use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-431 and play on the TV via Apple TV. By installing the QAirplay app from the QTS App Center, you can stream your media content directly on a TV via Apple TV. The media contents are streaming on Apple TV, bypassing your mobile device, thus saving the energy of your mobile device
    Offline Video Transcoding
    With offline transcoding, if you can only connect to a slow, limited, or restricted Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video streaming by playing a version of the video with a pre-rendered, optimized resolution. By setting an automatic transcoding folder, the TS-431 will automatically convert the videos in this folder to a range of resolutions for use on many different devices and internet speeds. As this transcoding is a background task, you can schedule the TS-431 to work during off-peak hours such as when you are at work or asleep, allowing you to enjoy streams of your favorite videos when you're off work or wake up
    24/7 Download Center
    The TS-431 is a download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP downloads. After the download tasks are set ready, you can turn off the computer, and the TS-431 will download as many HD videos as you want. With the QGet utility, you can manage your download tasks on multiple Turbo NAS devices either remotely on the local network or the Internet. You can also install the HappyGet app to back up online videos to your TS-431
    File Synchronization Across Computers and Mobile Devices
    With Qsync, your TS-431 is turned into a data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-431 will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, and mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers in managing files and ensuring that different devices have the most up-to-date files. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration
    Access, Use, Sync and Enjoy with Your Tablets and Smartphones
    The TS-431 is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are all of your files in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the TS-431 and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-431 remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC, while Qmusic allows you to stream or download music from your TS-431 to mobile devices
    Surveillance Station
    The TS-431's Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface. It offers a wide range of over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and 2 free IP camera licenses that can be expanded up to 8 camera channels by purchasing additional licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the VMobile app on your iOS or Android devices to manage the monitoring of cameras anytime, anywhere, for total surveillance of your monitored environment
    On-Demand Apps
    The TS-431 has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless opportunities for the TS-431
    1 x eSATA Port and 3 x USB 3.0 Ports
    Equipped with an eSATA and three USB 3.0 ports, the TS-431 allows you to arrange tasks with a wide range of external devices without interrupting your current workflow. You can back up files to USB drives & eSATA enclosures, access data stored on SD cards via USB card readers, share up to 3 printers via network, and connect to a UPS to ensure a continual power supply
    Energy Saving
    The TS-431 features an energy-efficient dual-core ARM processor that maintains high performance in system operations and is suitable for an always-online personal cloud without running up a high electricity bill. Additional energy-saving features include hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN
    NAS Management Tools
    The TS-431 provides comprehensive system tools to increase management efficiency, such as instant alert notifications, resource monitoring, Wake on LAN, scheduled power on/off, S.M.A.R.T & Advanced Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS), and comprehensive event logs
    Additional Features
    The TS-431 supports various applications for home offices as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency, such as FTP servers, web servers, RADIUS servers, VPN servers, print servers, and surveillance stations
    In the Box
    QNAP TS-431 4-Bay Home and SOHO NAS Server
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 12 x Flat head screws (for 2.5" HDD)
  • 16 x Flat head screws (for 3.5" HDD)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-431 specs

    Hardware Specifications
    CPU 1.2 GHz Freestyle ARM Cortex-A9 Dual-Core processor with hardware encryption engine
    DRAM 512 MB
    Flash Memory 512 MB eMMC
    Hard Disk Drive 4 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s or SATA II 3 Gb/s HDD or SSD
    Hard Disk Tray 4 x Hot-swappable tray
    LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
    LED Indicators Power, Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-4
    USB / eSATA 3 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1, Rear: 2) 1 x eSATA port (Rear) Support USB & eSATA storage devices, USB printer, pen drive, and UPS etc
    Buttons Power, USB One-Touch-Copy, Reset
    Alarm Buzzer System warning
    Form Factor Tower
    Power Consumption HDD standby: 14.84 W
    In operation: 33.75 W
    (with 2TB HDDs installed)
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
    Wet Bulb: 81°F / 27°C
    Power Supply External Power Adapter, 90 W, 100-240 V
    Secure Design Kensington security slot for theft prevention
    Fan 1 x quiet cooling fan (12 cm, 12 V DC)
    Certification FCC, CE, BSMI, VCCI, C-TICK
    Dimensions 6.97 x 7.09 x 9.25" / 177.04 x 180.09 x 234.95 mm
    Weight 6.61 lb / 3.00 kg
    Software Specifications
    Operating System QTS 4.1 (embedded Linux)
    Supported Clients Windows 7 and Server 2003 onward, Apple Mac OS X onward, Linux, and UNIX
    Supported Browsers Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari
    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: EXT4, EXT3, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
    Networking TCP/IP: IPv4 & IPv6
    Dual Gigabit NICs (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
    Service binding based on network interfaces
    Proxy client, proxy server
    DHCP client, DHCP server
    NTP 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
    Wi-Fi 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n USB adapter support
    Security Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
    AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption
    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, and beep
    Antivirus protection
    Storage Management Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + spare
    Global hot spare
    Online RAID capacity expansion
    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
    Access Right Management 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
    myQNAPcloud Service Private cloud storage and sharing with myQNAPcloud id (QID)
    Free host name registration (DDNS)
    Auto router (via UPnP) configuration
    Web-based file manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption
    Cloudlink for remote access without complicated router setup
    myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)
    Qsync Syncs files among multiple devices with SSL support
    Selective synchronization for syncing specific folders only
    Share team folder as a file center for team collaboration
    Shares files by links via e-mail
    Policy settings for conflicted files and file type filter support
    Incremental synchronization for HDD space saving
    Supports Windows & Mac OS
    Web Administration Personalized desktop
    Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat display on system status (Dynamic DNS, SNMP v2 & 3, Resource Monitor)
    Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP, and File Station (Automatic cleanup, File type filter)
    Comprehensive logs (events and connection)
    Syslog client/server
    Mobile app: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management
    All-in-One Server
    File Server File Sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
    Windows ACL
    Advanced folder permission for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
    Shared folder aggregation (CIFS/SMB)
    FTP Server FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
    FXP supported
    File Station Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
    Support thumbnail display of multimedia files
    Supported share download link and upload link
    Drag-n-drop Files via Chrome and Firefox Browsers
    Photo, music, and video preview and playback
    File Compression (ZIP or 7z)
    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 with Qnap NetBak Replicator for Windows
    Apple Time Machine backup support
    Data backup to multiple external storage devices
    Third party backup software support: Veeam backup & replication, Acronis True Image, Arcserve backup, EMC retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, etc
    Photo Station Show photos in thumbnails, list, timeline, or folder view
    Supports virtual/smart album
    Tags photos with text, color, and rating
    Slideshows with background music and different transition effects
    Animated thumbnails for videos
    Geotags photos and display them on Google maps
    Shares slideshows link to social websites or through email
    Supports Facebook friends login
    Music Station Plays or Shares Music Collections with Web Browser
    Automatic Classification via Media Library
    Supported audio formats: AIFF, APE, FLAC, M4A, M4A Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV (PCM, LPCM), WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR
    * DRM encryption format is not supported
    Internet Radio (MP3)
    Up to 8 Music Alarms
    iTunes Server Audio and Video Sharing for Windows & Mac iTunes
    Video Station Show photos in thumbnails, list, timeline, or folder view
    Tags videos with text, color, and rating
    Animated thumbnails for videos
    Shares video collection link to social websites or through email
    Display movie information from IMDB
    DLNA Server Supports DLNA/UPnP TVs and Players such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
    Supported audio formats: AIFF, APE, DSD (DSF, DFF), FLAC, M4A, M4A Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV (PCM, LPCM), WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR
    *DRM encryption format is not supported
    Support CUE indexing file for APE and FLAC audio formats
    Video and audio on-the-fly transcoding
    Transcode Management Offline video transcoding: 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p, and 1080p resolution
    Automatic video transcoding for watched folders
    AirPlay Streams videos, photos and music from NAS to Apple TV via Qfile or QAirPlay's web-based controller
    Digital TV Station DVB-T Digital TV Live View, Recording, and Playback
    Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) with Scheduled Recording

    Please be aware that the availability of DVB-T broadcasting and EPG may vary depending on geographic locations
    Download Station PC-less BT, FTP/FTPS, and HTTP/HTTPS download (up to 500 Tasks)
    BT download with Magnet Link and PT support
    Scheduled download and bandwidth control
    RSS subscription and download (broadcatching)
    Bulk download with wildcard settings
    BT search
    Proxy support for BT download
    PC utility: Qget for downloads browsing and management
    Mobile app: Android Qget for downloads browsing and management
    Cloud Storage Backup Amazon S3
    Amazon Glacier
    WebDAV-based cloud storage
    Microsoft Azure
    Open Stack
    Google Drive
    Print Server Max number of printers: 3
    Print job display and management
    IP-based and domain name-based privilege control
    Surveillance Station Supports over 2,700 IP cameras
    Includes 2 free camera licenses and up to 8 camera channels via additional license purchase
    Instant playback to check the recent event
    Visual aid by e-map
    Playback and speed control by shuttle bar
    Video preview on playback timeline
    Intelligent video analytics (IVA) for advanced video search
    Surveillance client for Mac
    Mobile surveillance app: vmobile (iOS and Android)
    Mobile recording app: vcam (iOS and Android)
    Notes Station Graphical web-based editor for taking notes
    Integrate with NAS file system: insert attachment or image from NAS file system
    Event calendar and to-do list
    Image editor
    Provide Chrome Extension: Notes Station Clipper
    Clip web page content to your note
    Mobile app: Qnotes
    Signage Station Support dynamic content includes videos, images, music, and text messages
    Multi-user collaboration
    Support email and social network sharing
    Support design software - iArtist Lite for Windows
    Support various browser playback (Chrome, Firefox, IE, Safari)
    iSCSI (IP SAN) iSCSI Target
    Multi-LUNs per Target
    Up to 256 Targets/LUNs Combined
    Supports LUN Mapping & Masking
    File-based LUN
    Online LUN Capacity Expansion
    iSCSI LUN Backup, One-time Snapshot, and Restore
    iSCSI Connection and Management by QNAP Finder (Windows)
    Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
    Max No.of Virtual Disk Drives: 8
    VPN Server Secure remote access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services
    Max number of clients: 15 for PPTP & 15 for Open VPN
    Domain Authentication Integration Microsoft Active Directory (AD)
    Domain controller
    LDAP server, LDAP client
    Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
    App Center More than 100 official and community software add-ons
    Mobile App Qfile: iOS, Android, Windows phone
    Qfile HD: iPad version
    Qmanager: iOS, Android
    Qmusic: iOS, Android
    Qremote: iOS, Android
    Qget: Android
    Vmobile: iOS, iPad, Android
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    Package Weight 7.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.4 x 12.0 x 9.8"

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