QNAP TS-EC2480U R2 24-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-EC2480U R2 24-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-EC2480U R2 24-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-EC2480U R2 24-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-EC2480U R2 24-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 24 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2 x mSATA Ports for Caching
  • 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x 10 GbE Ports and 4 x GbE Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports and 4 x USB 2.0 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD
  • iSCSI and Virtualization Ready
  • Complete LDAP, Link Aggregation Support
  • QTS Operating System
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QNAP TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2-US overview

  • 1Description

Armed with 24 drive bays, the TS-EC2480U R2 24-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a reliable and scalable NAS solution that fulfills your data backup, file synchronization, and remote access needs. The bays offer hot-swapping capabilities and support 2.5" and 3.5" drives so you can build a large storage pool. You can also expand its storage options with optional QNAP RAID expansion enclosures. In addition to storing data, the TS-EC2480U R2 comes with two mSATA ports that enable you to install flash memory modules for quickly caching data.

The TS-EC2480U R2 is powered by a 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 quad-core processor and 4GB of DDR3 ECC RAM to run iSCSI and virtualization applications as well as the QTS operating system. You can utilize the QNAP OS to manage the numerous drives in a RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, or JBOD mode. It comes equipped with four Gigabit Ethernet ports as well as two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports for optimizing data delivery. Aside from the Ethernet ports, four USB 3.0 and four USB 2.0 ports are onboard.

The 4 RU rack-mountable enclosure comes with a removable drawer that lets you easily upgrade the internal components without removing it from the rack. QNAP has outfitted the NAS with four 80mm fans for cooling the components as well as your drives. Additionally, it sports a PCIe 3.0 x4 slot along with a redundant power supply.

Simple and Efficient
QTS's intuitive user interface helps system operations of the TS-EC2480U R2 to be smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find the desired functions quickly, create desktop or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently.
The TS-EC2480U R2 supports SATA III hard drives driving over 3,700 MB/s throughputs and 410,000 IOPS. Featuring a 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 quad-core processor and 4GB of DDR3 ECC RAM, the TS-EC2480U R2 enhances the efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.
Internal Cache Port for IO Acceleration
For caching data, the TS-EC2480U R2 sports two onboard mSATA ports and supports up to 4 SSDs. By installing optional mSATA flash modules, the IOPS performance of storage volumes can increase. It is well suited for improving the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as those for database and virtualization. The internal cache port design reserves the space of hard drive tray for more storage capacity.
Removable Motherboard Drawer
With the TS-EC2480U R2's removable motherboard drawer, IT administrators have easier access in upgrading and installing components such as RAM and internal cache. The motherboard itself can be removed and replaced without needing to remove the TS-EC2480U R2 from the rack cabinet, making it especially useful in maintaining the TS-EC2480U R2 in data centers with multiple rack cabinets.
10GbE Ready
The TS-EC2480U R2 offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and features two onboard 10GbE SFP+ ports that provide a 10 Gigabit high-speed network. The TS-EC2480U R2 delivers fast data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the TS-EC2480U R2 is suitable for data centers, which store large amounts of data, and excels in fast data transmissions. It can also be used for editing large-sized videos on the fly without transferring the videos between the TS-EC2480U R2 and desktop computers.
Capacity Expansion
The TS-EC2480U R2 supports online capacity expansion by cascading multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures to meet the needs of growing business data. With the QNAP scale-up solution, raw storage capacity can be gradually expanded to 912TB. It is especially useful for large data applications, such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
QNAP Flexible Volume
QNAP flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store the NAS data. This volume offers features such as 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 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-EC2480U R2 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 centralized in the NAS and protected by an integrated anti-virus solution. 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 to Secure Data
The TS-EC2480U R2 offers well-rounded backup solutions as a reliable backup center. 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-EC2480U R2
Disaster Recovery Solutions
The TS-EC2480U R2 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-EC2480U R2 also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on scheduling basis. Besides, data can be backed up to cloud storage and restored to the TS-EC2480U R2 anytime.
Security Options
In the open network environment, business data might be exposed in potential hack. The TS-EC2480U R2 provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. Besides, IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-EC2480U R2 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.
Storage for Comprehensive Virtualization Applications
The TS-EC2480U R2 is VMware Ready, Citrix Ready, compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V certification and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-EC2480U R2 supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to help 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 efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.
Run Multiple OS Environments
The Virtualization Station transforms the TS-EC2480U R2 into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform supporting multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine creation, virtual machine import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browser. With the user-friendly interface, you can centrally manage all virtual machines created on the TS-EC2480U R2. Furthermore, you can download VMs on demand from the online VM markets and import them to the TS-EC2480U R2 to use directly without any complex procedures.
Efficient Storage Solution for Video Editing
Digital film and video production produces volumes of data that require high performance RAID storage with sustainable throughput to balance with the demanding output of video editing. The TS-EC2480U R2 fulfills storage and video editing needs with a high-speed 10GbE-ready network interface. Digital videos can be quickly stored and edited on the TS-EC2480U R2 directly over the network.
File Synchronization Across Multiple Devices
The Qsync utility turns your TS-EC2480U R2 into a safe data center for file synchronization with large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TS-EC2480U R2 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, helping to enhance the flexibility of collaboration.
Surveillance Solution with 24/7 Security
The TS-EC2480U R2 Surveillance Station is a professional surveillance solution with a wide range of over 2,600 compatible IP camera models and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, as well as video and audio recording and playback with options to customize. You can also install the VMobile app on your iOS or Android mobile devices to manage the monitoring channels virtually anytime and anywhere, and safeguard your office environment.
SMB Features
The TS-EC2480U R2 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 size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission

Web Server - The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single 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 buildup 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 request 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
Install-On-Demand Apps to Extend NAS Features
The TS-EC2480U R2 has built-in App Center providing various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and more. It's also a central place to manage and update installed apps. Besides, QNAP's development platform brings forth the open-source spirit to welcome program developers to develop various applications, adding values to the TS-EC2480U R2.
In the Box
QNAP TS-EC2480U R2 24-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 4 x Ethernet Cables
  • 2 x Power Cords
  • Screw Kit for Drives
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2-US specs

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    CPU 3.5 GHz Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 quad-core processor
    Memory System memory: 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
    Memory module (pre-installed): 2 x 2 GB
    Total memory slots: 4
    Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (4 x 8 GB)
    Flash Memory 512 MB DOM
    Internal Cache Port Two mSATA ports onboard for read caching
    Drive Support 24 x 3.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives or 2.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives and SSD drives
    Hard Disk Tray 24 x hot-swappable and lockable
    LAN Port 2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (SFP+)
    4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
    LED Indicators Status, 10 GbE, LAN, eSATA, storage expansion port status
    USB 4 x USB 3.0 ports (rear)
    4 x USB 2.0 ports (rear)
    Supports USB printers, pen drives, USB hubs, and USB UPS
    Buttons System: Power button and reset button
    Alarm Buzzer System warning
    Form Factor 4 RU, Rackmount
    Sound Level Sound Level (dB) Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 48.3 dB (with 24 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drives installed)
    Power Consumption Sleep mode: 129.43 W
    In Operation: 263.81 W (with 24 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed)
    Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
    Wet Bulb: 81°F / 27°C
    Power Supply Input: 50/60 Hz, 100 to 127 V / 8.5 A, 200 - 240 V / 4.2 A
    Output: 650 W
    PCIe Slots 2
    Right Slot: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x8 (occupied by 10GbE network adapter)
    Left Slot: 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
    Fan 4 x 8 cm smart cooling fan
    Dimensions 6.9 x 17.4 x 20.9" / 176.2 x 442.5 x 530.5 mm
    Weight Enclosure Only: 50.9 lb / 23.1 kg
    Software Specifications
    Operating System QTS (QNAP Turbo NAS System)
    Supported Browsers Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox 8+, Apple Safari 4+
    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 1. TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
    2. 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)

    3. Optional Dual-port 10 GbE and 1 GbE Network expansion cards
    4. Service Binding Based on Network interfaces
    5. Proxy Client, Proxy Server
    6. DHCP Client, DHCP Server
    7. Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS (v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
    8. UPnP & Bonjour Discovery
    9. USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support
    Security 1. IP Filter & Policy-based Automatic IP Blocking
    2. Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
    3. Encrypted Access: HTTPS, FTP with SSL/ TLS (Explicit), SSH/SFTP (admin only), Encrypted Remote Replication (Rsync over SSH)
    4. CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders
    5. Antivirus Protection
    6. FIPS 140-2 Validated AES 256-bit Volume-based Data Encryption
    7. AES 256-bit External Drive Encryption
    8. Importable SSL Certificate
    9. Instant Alert via E-mail, SMS, Beep, and LCD Panel
    Disk Management 1. QNAP Flexible volume
    2. Thin-provisioning with space reclamation supported
    3. Online Volume Expansion
    4. Online Storage Pool Expansion (via QNAP RAID expansion enclosure)
    5. Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
    6. RAID Hot Spare and Global Hot Spare
    7. Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration
    8. Bad Block Scan and Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T.
    9. Bad Block Recovery
    10. RAID Recovery
    11. Bitmap Support
    Domain Authentication Integration 1. Microsoft Active Directory (AD)
    2. LDAP Server
    3. LDAP Client
    4. Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
    All-in-One Server
    iSCSI (IP SAN) 1. iSCSI Target
    2. Multi-LUNs per Target
    3. Up to 256 Targets/LUNs combined
    4. Supports LUN Mapping & Masking
    5. Block-based LUN
    6. Thin-provisioned LUN with Space Reclamation supported
    7. Online LUN Capacity Expansion
    8. Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation
    9. Supports MPIO & MC/S
    10. iSCSI LUN Backup, One-time Snapshot, and Restore
    11. iSCSI Connection and Management by QNAP Finder (Windows)
    12. Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
    13. Stack Chaining Master
    14. Max No. of Virtual Disk Drives: 8
    Server Virtualization & Clustering 1. VMware vSphere (ESX/ESXi 4.x, 5.x)
    2. VMware VAAI for iSCSI and VAAI for NAS
    3. vSphere Plug-in
    4. Citrix XenServer (6.0)
    5. Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
    6. Supports Microsoft ODX
    7. QNAP SMI-S provider for Microsoft SCVMM
    8. Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering
    Web Server 1. HTTP/HTTPS Connections
    2. Built-in MySQL Server
    3. Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)
    4. Virtual Hosts: Max 32
    Syslog Server 1. Centralized Log Monitoring and Archiving
    2. Immediate Email Alerts
    3. Supports Log Filtering
    Print Server 1. Max No. of Printers: 3
    2. Supports Internet Printing Protocol
    3. Print Job Display and Management
    4. IP-based and Domain Name-based Privilege Control
    5. Supports Apple Bonjour Printing
    Database Server 1. Built-in MySQL Server
    2. Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin
    RADIUS Server 1. Centralized Account Management and Authentication for Network Access
    2. Supports 802.1x Security Authentication
    3. TFTP Server with PXE Booting (Read-only)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 66.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32.5 x 23.5 x 16.0"

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