QNAP TS-563 5-Bay Business NAS Enclosure

BH #QNTS5632G • MFR #TS-563-2G-US
QNAP TS-563 5-Bay Business NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 5 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2.0 GHz AMD G-Series x86 Quad-Core
  • 2GB DDR3L RAM & 512MB Flash Memory
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Built with a tower form factor, the TS-563 5-Bay Business NAS Enclosure from QNAP is designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks. The TS-563-2G runs the QTS operating system and provides all-in-one server functionalities as well as features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. It is also able to function with regard to file synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment, for which it can perform on-the-fly and offline video transcoding, including Full HD 1920 x 1080 content.
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QNAP TS-563-2G-US Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2AES-NI Hardware-accelerated Encryption
  • 310GbE Connectivity
  • 4Capacity Expansion
  • 5QTS - Simple and Efficient
  • 6Qsirch - A Smarter, Faster Way to Search
  • 7Run Additional Operating Systems
  • 8QNAP Flexible Volume
  • 9Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
  • 10Backup Solutions
  • 11Disaster Recovery Solutions
  • 12Comprehensive Security Options
  • 13Storage for Comprehensive Virtualization Applications
  • 1424/7 Surveillance Solution
  • 15On-Demand Apps
  • 16Additional SMB-Ready Features

Built with a tower form factor, the TS-563 5-Bay Business NAS Enclosure from QNAP is designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks. The TS-563-2G runs the QTS operating system and provides all-in-one server functionalities as well as features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. It is also able to function with regard to file synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment, for which it can perform on-the-fly and offline video transcoding, including Full HD 1920 x 1080 content.

The TS-563$ is powered by a 2.0 GHz AMD G-Series x86 Quad-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 2GB of DDR3L RAM, which may be expanded to 16GB, and the 512MB of flash memory allow quick access to frequently-used files and programs. Network connectivity is achieved via the 2 x Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports, which are expandable to either 4 x GbE ports or 2 x GbE + 2 x 10GbE ports. A variety of RAID modes are also supported, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5/6/10 + hot spare, which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.

This 5-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III & SATA II hard drives or SSD drives. To support both drive formats, screws are included to accommodate both drive sizes. Read speeds of the TS-563-2G can reach up to 819 MB/s with a 10GbE configuration and data transfer speeds with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption can also reach up to 435 MB/s. Using the 5 x external USB 3.0 ports, this QNAP can be connected to other QNAP devices as well as other external drives.

The TS-563-2G operates using a 250W power supply and 110-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz and 5A. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX. Included are 2 x Ethernet cables, a power cord, 20 x 3.5" HDD flat head screws, 15 x 2.5" HDD flat head screws, and a hard disk tray key.

AES-NI Hardware-accelerated Encryption

The TS-563-2G is equipped with an energy-efficient 2.0 GHz AMD Quad-Core 64-bit processor with 2GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA III 6 Gb/s, and two Gigabit LAN ports (expandable to either 4 x GbE ports or 2 x GbE + 2 x 10GbE ports) for fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-563-2G is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 819 MB/s sequential read throughput with one 10GbE configuration. The TS-563-2G's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class, up to 435 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-563-2G

10GbE Connectivity

The TS-563-2G offers two built-in Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high-speed networks by installing a 10GbE network adapter (optional purchase). The 10GbE-ready TS-563-2G delivers lightning-fast data throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the TS-563-2G is well suited for companies to store massive data and excel in fast data transmission

Capacity Expansion

The TS-563-2G offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses for archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. The TS-563-2G supports capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP expansion enclosures. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the TS-563-2G a file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.

The TS-563-2G is compatible with the UX-500P and UX 800P RAID Expansion Enclosures. When one UX-500P is used, the TS-563-2G can support up to 10 total internal drives and when two UX-500P's are used, the TS-563-2G can support up to 15 internal drives. When one UX-800P is used, the TS-563-2G can support up to 13 total internal drives and when two UX-800P's are used, the TS-563-2G can support up to 21 internal drives

QTS - Simple and Efficient

Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-563-2G are smooth and handy. Its intelligent 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, bringing greater operating efficiency

Qsirch - A Smarter, Faster Way to Search

Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP's built-in NAS search application that lets you find what you need using a real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including bits of the file name or even words/phrases in the document and Qsirch will display a list of matches, complete with thumbnails, as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a productivity boost and can help reduce the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks

Run Additional Operating Systems

The TS-563-2G is empowered by AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology to support Virtualization Station, transforming it into a 2-in-a-box device that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM marketplaces and import them to the NAS without any complex procedures

QNAP Flexible Volume

QNAP's flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This next-generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volumes 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 helps simplify the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management

Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage

The TS-563-2G supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs, and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-563-2G and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server, or built-in LDAP service. The TS-563-2G supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings

Backup Solutions

QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to back up data to the TS-563-2G. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel of the TS-563-2G features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-563-2G with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-563-2G to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported

Disaster Recovery Solutions

The TS-563-2G offers various data recovery options. RTRR (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. The TS-563-2G also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, ElephantDrive, Dropbox, and Google Cloud Storage

Comprehensive Security Options

In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-563-2G provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-563-2G is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen

Storage for Comprehensive Virtualization Applications

The TS-563-2G supports VMware and Citrix, and is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-563-2G supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications

24/7 Surveillance Solution

Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring and video & 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 monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-563-2G. The TS-563-2G offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses

On-Demand Apps

Thanks to its x86 architecture, the TS-563-2G can support more NAS apps than ARM-based platforms. The built-in App Center 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

Additional SMB-Ready Features

The TS-563-2G supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency:

FTP Server - The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permissions

Web Server - The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites to be built on the same server. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on one Turbo NAS with reduced IT costs

RADIUS Server - The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service

VPN Server - The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which 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

Printer Server - The Turbo NAS supports Printer server to send remote printing requests over the Internet (max. 3 USB printers) and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management, and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X

Surveillance Station - The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications

QNAP TS-563-2G-US Specs

Number of Bays5 x 2.5"/3.5"
Media Card SlotsNone
Connections2 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
5 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA III
Form FactorDesktop
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+Spare, 6, JBOD
Hot-Swap SupportYes
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
Wake on LANYes
Total Raw CapacityNone
Flash Memory512 MB
ProcessorAMD GX-420CA Quad-Core
Clock SpeedBase: 2.0 GHz
Total Installed Memory2 GB DDR3L
User-Replaceable Memory1 x 2 GB
Total Memory Slots2 x SO-DIMM
Maximum Memory Capacity16 GB
Supported ProtocolsAFP
iSCSI Target256
Max Cameras Supported40
Installed Operating SystemQTS 4.1
OS CompatibilityWindows XP
Windows Vista
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2012
File System Formats SupportedExternal: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS
Internal: EXT4
Supported BrowsersChrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Max Number of Printers Supported3
Power Consumption47.68 W (Typical)
30.17 W (Standby)
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
PSU Wattage1 x 250 W
AC Input Power110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 5 A
Encryption128-Bit AES, 256-Bit AES, FIPS 140-2 Level 1
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
VPN Server Connections30
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Cooling1 x 120 mm Fan
Audible AlarmYes
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions7.28 x 8.29 x 9.27" / 184.91 x 210.57 x 235.46 mm
Weight9.7 lb / 4.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight13.2 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20.7 x 16 x 14.5"
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Do the USB ports allow you to connect to a computer like a DAS?
Asked by: Anonymous
Answered by: Default First Name H.
Date published: 2018-08-26


Can the TS-563 be HDMI and eSATA enabled?
Asked by: Anonymous
This model does not have either of those interfaces. It has an expansion slot which is designed to support an optional 10GB Ethernet NIC.
Answered by: James S.
Date published: 2018-11-10
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