QNAP TS-431+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-431+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-431+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-431+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-431+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

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  • 4 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-Core
  • 1GB of DDR3 RAM
  • Read Speed: up to 193 MB/s
  • Write Speed: up to 157 MB/s
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + Hot Spare
  • AES 256-Bit Volume Encryption
  • Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX Compatible
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  • 1Description

The TS-431+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure 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 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-Core processor, which lets it to run multiple functions simultaneously. The built-in 1GB of DDR3 RAM 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 193 MB/s and 157 MB/s respectively, and data transfer speeds with AES 256-bit encryption can reach over 157 MB/s.

The TS-431+ operates on 100-240 VAC and includes 2 x Ethernet cables, package of screws, an AC adapter, and a power cord.

Equipped with an energy-efficient 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-Core processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM, the TS-431+ is a high-performance NAS for workgroups and SOHO, providing performance of up to 193 MB/s read and 157 MB/s write throughput. The TS-431+'s enhanced hardware-based encryption and decryption engine provides transfer speeds of over 157 MB/s with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while helping to ensure the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the TS-431+. You can also use the TS-431+ as a multimedia center to watch media content 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
Notes Station
The Notes Station 2.0 provides a private & secure way to share and collaborate on digital notes. With just a few steps, you can create and edit notes with the intuitive web-based editor, and take screenshots for quick note-taking with Qsnap or the Notes Station Clipper extension for Chrome. You can also easily 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 anytime, anywhere

The Notes Station 2.0 supports PDF file import/export, RSS live feeds, snapshots for version control, online preview for attached multimedia files, AES 256-bit encryption for notes, and the ability to back up & modify Evernote notes. It also allows inviting other users to read or edit notes for productive communication and teamwork, and supports organizing calendars and to-do's from each note in one place for easy access. You can enjoy a better note-taking experience and write & organize your notes with greater efficiency for work and life tasks
LXC and Docker Containers
QNAP Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-431+ 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 flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers.
USB 3.0 Ports
Equipped with three SuperSpeed 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, access data stored on SD cards via USB card readers, share up to 3 printers via your network, and connect to a UPS to ensure a continual power supply
Backup Solutions
The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to 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
Security Options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-431+ helps provide 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-431+ 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
QNAP Flexible Volume
QNAP's flexible volume helps provide a more secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This next-generation volume offers features such as storage pooling with thin provisioned volumes, space reclaim and block-level iSCSI LUN
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 images 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 & share multimedia from the TS-431+ or to conveniently check the system status from virtually anywhere
File Synchronization Across Computers and Mobile Devices
With Qsync, your TS-431+ is turned into a safe 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
Surveillance Station
The TS-431+'s Surveillance Station offers a surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, a wide range of over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and default 2 free IP camera licenses that can be expanded up to 16 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 virtually anytime and anywhere, so that you may safeguard your office environment. You may also install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record videos to your TS-431+
Signage Station
With the Signage Station, it is easy to create content for a wide range of materials such as menu boards, advertisements, posters, and business profiles. The Signage Station is a great tool to invigorate your advertisements or animated materials for promoting your services, and to update contents in a timely manner. The iArtist Lite application, with intuitive editing tools, helps you create these signs with simple drag & drop tools
Photo Station
The TS-431+ acts as your photo vault for you to back up your favorite 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 & 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 and Qphoto mobile apps (for iOS and Android), you can also upload your new photos from your mobile device to the TS-431+
Music Station
The Music Station helps categorize your music collection and displays album covers to help organize your personal playlists. Through the music station web player, you can enjoy your music virtually anytime and 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 or Chromecast to compatible devices
  • Listen to your music on mobile devices through the Qmusic app
Stream Media
You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, tablets, gaming consoles, and media players to watch 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 Media Streaming add-on app from the QTS App Center, you can stream your media content directly on a TV via Apple TV or Chromecast from File Station, Photo Station, Music Station or Video Station
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 you have finished setting your download tasks, you can turn off your computer and the TS-431+ will silently finish downloading them. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks on multiple Turbo NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet
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 as if you have 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 them via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-431+ remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC, and you can enjoy and share music, photos and videos on the TS-431+ anywhere and anytime with Qmusic, Qphoto, and Qvideo apps
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
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
UPC: 885022007639
In the Box
QNAP TS-431+ 4-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Package of Screws
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Hardware Specifications
    CPU 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-Core processor
    DRAM 1 GB of DDR3 RAM
    Flash Memory 512 MB
    Hard Disk Drive 4 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s, SATA II 3 Gb/s HDD, or SSD

    Please note that the system is shipped without any drives
    Hard Disk Tray 4 x Hot-swappable trays
    LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet ports
    LED Indicators Status, LAN, USB, HDD 1-4
    External Ports 3 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1; Rear: 2)
    Supports USB printers, pen drives, USB UPS, and more
    Buttons Power, USB One-Touch-Copy, Reset
    Alarm Buzzer System warning
    Form Factor Tower
    Power Consumption HDD standby: 11.89 W
    Typical operation: 26.15 W
    (with 4 x 2 TB HDDs installed)
    Sound Level Sound pressure (LpAm): 17.5 dBA
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Humidity 5 to 95% RH non-condensing
    Power Supply External Power Adapter, 90 W, 100 to 240 VAC
    Secure Design Kensington security slot for theft prevention
    Fan 1 x 120 mm quiet cooling fan (12 VDC)
    Certification FCC, CE, BSMI, VCCI, C-TICK
    Dimensions 6.7 x 6.3 x 8.6" / 16.9 x 16.0 x 21.9 cm
    Weight 6.6 lb / 3 kg
    Software Specifications
    Operating System QTS 4.1 (embedded Linux)
    Supported Clients Windows 8 (32 & 64-bit), 7 (32 & 64-bit), Vista, XP
    Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012
    Apple Mac OS X
    Linux and UNIX
    Supported Browsers Google Chrome, Microsoft 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: EXT4, EXT3, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
    Networking TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
    Dual Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
    Service binding based on network interfaces
    Proxy server (Squid available in App Center)
    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 data encryption
    AES 256-bit external drive encryption
    Importable SSL certificates
    Instant alert via email, SMS, and beep
    Storage Management QNAP flexible Volume/LUN
    Volume types
    TS-431+: Single disk, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + hot spare
    Supports storage pool
    Online volume expansion
    Online storage pool expansion
    Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
    SMART data 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 Batch users creation
    Import/export users
    User quota management
    Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
    Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, and File Station
    Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
    myQNAPcloud Service Private cloud storage and sharing
    Free host name registration (DDNS)
    Auto router configuration (via UPnP)
    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
    Use team folders as a file center for greater team collaboration (maximum sync tasks: 5)
    Shares files by links via email
    Policy settings for conflicted files and file type filter support
    Version control: up to 64 versions
    Incremental synchronization for HDD space saving
    Supports Windows & Mac OS
    Web Administration Multi-window, multi-tasking based system management
    Movable Icons and personalized desktop
    Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat system status display
    Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
    SNMP (v2 & v3)
    Resource monitor
    Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP, and File Station
    - Automatic Cleanup
    - File Type Filter
    Comprehensive logs (events & connection)
    Syslog client/server
    System settings backup and restore
    Restore to factory default
    Mobile app: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management
    Domain Authentication Integration Microsoft Active Directory (AD) Support
    LDAP Server, LDAP Client
    Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
    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
    Passive FTP port range control
    File Station Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
    Supports thumbnail display of multimedia files
    Supports sharing download links and upload links
    Drag-n-drop Files via Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
    Photo, music, and video preview and playback
    File Compression (ZIP or 7z)
    Creation of and sending download links for sharing public files with expiration time and password protection
    Support for displaying subtitles (*.SRT, UTF-8 format)
    Support slideshow playback in media viewer
    Mobile App: Qfile for file browsing and management
    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
    DLNA Server Supports DLNA/UPnP TVs and Players such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
    Support CUE indexing files for APE and FLAC audio formats
    DRM-protected files are not supported
    Print Server Max. number of printers: 3
    Support for Internet printing protocol
    IP-based and domain name-based privilege control
    iSCSI (IP SAN) iSCSI target with multi-LUNs per target
    Support for LUN mapping & masking
    Online LUN capacity expansion
    iSCSI connection and management by QNAP Windows Qfinder
    Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator)
    Stack chaining master
    Max # of virtual disk drives: 8
    VPN Server Secure remote access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services
    Max number of clients: 30
    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
    Storage Plug and Connect Creating and mapping shared folders usingQNAP Windows Qfinder
    Creation of and connection to iSCSI targets/LUN
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 7.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 12.0 x 10.1"

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