QNAP TS-831X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-831X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-831X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-831X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 8 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 Quad-Core SoC
  • 8GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x 10GbE SFP+, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • PCIe 2.0 Slot
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, + Hot Spare
  • Two 120mm Cooling Fans
  • Hardware Encryption Acceleration
  • QTS 4.2 Operating System
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QNAP TS-831X-8G-US overview

  • 1Description

The QNAP TS-831X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure lets you create a personalized network storage solution by featuring a QTS operating system and eight bays that can accommodate optional 2.5"/3.5" hard drives and SSDs. To access data quickly, SSD cache acceleration is supported, so you can combine the best of both worlds with SDDs and HDDs. Once drives are installed, the data is quickly delivered to connected systems by utilizing its two Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10GbE SFP+ ports. Furthermore, a PCIe 2.0 x2 slot lets you add an additional 10 Gigabit SFP+ port or two Gigabit Ethernet ports to the TS-831X enclosure.

The TS-831X is powered by a 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 quad-core processor and 8GB of DDR3 memory to run the QTS 4.2 operating system, which manages RAID configurations, storage pools, VPNs, and more. You can quickly extract or load data to the TS-831X using three USB 3.0 ports and a USB One-touch-backup button. To cool the components, two 120mm fans are on board. For safeguarding sensitive files, this enclosure encrypts data with a hardware-accelerated encryption engine. Aside from data protection, it supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. In addition, you can meet future data needs by cascading optional QNAP RAID expansion enclosures to the TS-831X NAS enclosure.

Performance with Hardware-Accelerated Encryption
The TS-831X is equipped with a quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor and 8GB of DDR3 RAM as well as SATA 6 Gb/s interfaces, two 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports, and two Gigabit LAN ports. An PCIe expansion slot is on board for an additional Network Interface Card (NIC). The TS-831X's hardware-accelerated encryption engine safeguards your sensitive business data with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance and security.
10GbE and Gigabit Ethernet
Two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10GbE SFP+ ports provide fast throughputs for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup/restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. A PCIe slot allows for the installation of a third 10GbE port for flexible high-speed network deployment. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the 10GbE-ready TS-831X is suitable for companies that store massive amounts of data and require fast data transmission.
SSD Cache Acceleration
The enclosure supports SSD caching that can boost IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is suitable for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and provides optimal cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.
QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is a network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage of a QNAP NAS with multiple QNAP NAS units. The TS-831X lets you economically expand its capacities with other QNAP NAS storage using VJBOD as well as create virtual storage pools and volumes on the virtual disks for operating NAS services.
Container Station
QNAP's Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-831X as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings and features an informative dashboard and a flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers. In addition, Container Station provides countless hands-on containerized apps for developers to easily apply, rapidly develop, and conveniently deploy IoT applications. Simply search "IoT" in Container Station, acquire proper containers, and create your diverse IoT applications.
QTS Operating System
With an intuitive user interface, your NAS experience is smarter and smoother with the QTS operating system. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the 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 working efficiency. QTS supports nearly all devices, platforms, and various locations to bring optimized cloud experiences to you.
Centralized Data Storage
This NAS enclosure 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 TS-831X 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. It supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller, which manages privilege settings.
Backup Solutions to Secure Data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows systems, including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-831X. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-831X with just one click or alternatively to back up data from the TS-831X 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 Solution
The TS-831X offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real-time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with improved backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-831X 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.
Comprehensive Security Options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-831X provides numerous security options such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-831X supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
VPN Server & VPN Client
The TS-831X can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. It can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers (connecting multiple servers at the same time is possible) or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN via a VPN Client on your NAS.
Qsirch is a search tool that supports thumbnail previews and remembers your search history, allowing you to quickly navigate files you've previously searched for. Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search. Qsirch improves productivity, which reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.
File Synchronization
Qsync utility turns your TS-831X into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-831X will be made available for all linked devices such as computers, laptops, or mobile devices. Qsync is useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Comprehensive Surveillance
Surveillance Station is a 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, 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, which instantly records to your TS-831X. The TS-831X includes two free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 30 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Install-on-Demand Apps
The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers such as tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and other functions. It is also a centralized location for managing and updating installed apps.
Expand Storage Capacity
The TS-831X supports online capacity expansion by connecting two QNAP expansion enclosures for storing rapidly-growing data and storage-intensive applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more. You can gradually expand the TS-831X's storage on demand and use the QTS Storage Manager to handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.

With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming), you can connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-831X and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
The TS-831X utilizes an energy-efficient quad-core ARM processor that features low-voltage and low-power consumption, maintaining high performance in system operations and suitable for an always-online business cloud without running up a high electricity bill. Additional energy-saving features include hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN.
SMB Features
The TS-831X supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency:
FTP Server - shares large-size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission
Web Server - 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 - 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
Printer Server - 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 - connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications
In the Box
QNAP TS-831X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • Power Cable
  • Package of Screws
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-831X-8G-US specs

    Operating System QTS 4.2 (embedded Linux)
    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+
    Storage Management QNAP flexible Volume/LUN with thin provisioning and space reclaim
    Volume types: RAID 0/1/5/6/10, + hot spare, single, JBOD
    Supports storage pools
    Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
    SMART data migration
    Storage expansion via max 2 QNAP UX-500P/UX-800P expansion units
    JBOD enclosure roaming
    SSD read-only/read-write cache
    Bad block scan, recovery, and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
    RAID recovery
    Bitmap support
    Networking TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
    NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
    Service binding based on network interfaces
    Squid Proxy server
    Proxy client
    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 Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
    CIFS host access control for shared folders
    FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption
    AES 256-bit external drive encryption
    Importable SSL certificates
    Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, beep,and push service
    2-step verification
    -Data encryption functions may be unavailable in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.
    VPN Client Supported VPN protocols: PPTP & OpenVPN services
    PPTP Authentication: PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2
    PPTP Encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
    OpenVPN Encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
    Transmission package monitor
    OpenVPN port control
    OpenVPN link compression
    iSCSI (IP SAN) iSCSI target with multi-LUNs per target (Up to 256 targets/LUNs combined)
    Supports LUN mapping & masking
    Online LUN capacity expansion
    Support for SPC-3 persistent reservation
    Supports MPIO & MC/S
    iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restoration
    iSCSI connection and management by QNAP Windows Qfinder Pro
    Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator)
    Max No. of virtual disk drives: 8
    Print Server Max number of printers: 3
    Supports Internet Printing Protocol
    Print job display and management
    IP-based and domain name-based privilege control
    Processor Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor
    Security Hardware encryption acceleration
    Kensington security slot
    Memory 8 GB (1 x 8 GB)
    Maximum: 16 GB
    Slots: 2 x SODIMM
    Flash 512 MB
    Bays 8 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA III hard drives and SSDs
    Ethernet Connector 2 x 10Gigabit SFP+
    2 x Gigabit Ethernet
    Ports 3 x USB 3.0 (one front, two rear)
    PCIe 1 x PCIe 2.0 x2
    Cooling 2 x 120 fans (12 VDC)
    Indicators Status/Power, USB, HDD 1 to 8
    Button Power, USB One-touch-backup, Reset
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Humidity 5 to 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 81°F / 27°C
    Noise Level 20.6 dBA
    Power Consumption HDD standby: 19.47 W
    In operation: 46.36 W
    Power 250 W ATX, 110 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3.5 A
    Dimensions (H x W x D) 7.3 x 11.7 x 9.3" / 185.2 x 298.2 x 235.0 mm
    Weight 16.1 lb / 7.3 kg
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    Package Weight 17.45 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.6 x 15.4 x 11.8"

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