QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

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  • 2 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-212 Dual-Core
  • 1GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • Up to 224 MB/s Read & 176 MB/s Write
  • Encrypted: up to 179 MB/s Throughput
  • AES 256-Bit Full Volume Encryption
  • Multimedia Streaming via DLNA & AirPlay
  • QTS 4.2 Operating System
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QNAP TS-231P-US overview

  • 1Description

The TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a powerful, yet affordable 2-bay NAS for small and home offices that can be used for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment with many feature-rich apps available, including Notes Station, QmailAgent, and Qcontactz. Its dual drive bays are capable of supporting 3.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives and SSDs.

The TS-231P runs on the QTS 4.2 operating system, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your QNAP NAS. Its CPU is a 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-212 Dual-Core and its 1GB of DDR3 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving read speeds of up to 224 MB/s and write speeds of up to 176 MB/s, as well as transfer speeds of over 179 MB/s with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption. It features three USB 3.0 ports which allows it to be connected to your Windows, Mac, or Linux/UNIX system. Network connectivity is achieved via two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, with link aggregation to increase the total data transmission potential. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations, and data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications.

The TS-231P is engineered for quiet operations, generating 19.2 dBA at low speeds. It operates on 100-240 VAC and includes two Ethernet cables, flathead screws for 3.5" and 2.5" drives, a 65W power adapter, and a power cord. It is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

Dual-Core Processor
Equipped with an Alpine AL-212 dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM, the TS-231P is a high-performance NAS for home, workgroups, and SOHO users, providing performance of up to 224 MB/s read speeds and 176 MB/s write speeds. The TS-231P's enhanced hardware-based encryption and decryption engine provides read speeds of over 179 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 NAS. When used with a compatible 802.11ac or dual-band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz 802.11n USB Wi-Fi adapter, the TS-231P becomes a media center with high speeds for transferring a large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-intensive multimedia.
QTS
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter and smoother. 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 greater working efficiency.
Dual LAN Support
The TS-231P supports multiple port-trunking modes, enabling administrators to set up link aggregation to increase total data transmission potential. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations. 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).
QmailAgent
QmailAgent is an online email client that helps you manage multiple email accounts, allowing you to access all of your emails and to easily switch between different accounts. It provides complete functionality for composing, reading, and organizing emails. You can even attach files, photos, and documents from the TS-231P when composing emails. iOS and Android users can use the QmailClient app to quickly check multiple email accounts with mobile devices, and to browse & send emails using the QmailAgent on their TS-231P. You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TS-231P, to make searching through and managing massive amounts of emails much easier.
Qcontactz
Qcontactz with the high-capacity TS-231P helps you centrally store and manage contact information for colleagues, business partners, families, and friends. Other features include: importing from Google accounts, importing/exporting CSV or vCARD 3.0 files, automatic identification of frequently-used contacts, encryption for sensitive/confidential contact information, smart searching, and more. Qcontactz offers snapshot backups that enable you to revert to a previous version of your contacts list according to your needs. A companion app for Android phones and iPhone is also available for easy access to contacts. Qcontactz can also be used with QmailAgent to create the perfect email workflow environment.
Backup Solutions to Secure Data
The TS-231P is a comprehensive centralized backup center for multiple files. The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on USB drives to the TS-231P or alternatively to back up data from the TS-231P to USB drives. You can use QNAP NetBak Replicator to back up files on Windows (including Outlook email archiving) to the TS-231P, or use Time Machine for Mac data backup. A wide range of third-party backup software (such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec) are also supported to facilitate system backup and restoration.
Disaster Recovery Solutions
Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) into a single app for easily transferring data to local, remote, and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. Supported cloud services include Amazon Glacier, Azure Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, Yandex Disk, Box and Amazon S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services. Hybrid Backup Sync supports multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, file compression to save storage space, and more.
Security Options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-231P provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. Administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-231P 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.
Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
The TS-231P 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-231P.
Manage Your Files via the Internet
File Station brings conventional desktop-style file operations to web browsers, allowing you to upload, download, and manage files on your TS-231P 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 via unique URLs protected with reliable security features, SSL, and password options. You can even directly browse and transfer files between the TS-231P and public cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Yandex Disk, and Amazon Drive, open office files directly with a Google Chrome office extension, and also view your files on Google Docs or Office Online.
Container Station - LXC and Docker Containers Inclusive
QNAP Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-231P, as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. It supports container import/export, permission settings, and an Online Document app for directly viewing, editing, and storing files of various types on your NAS (including Office documents, images, and text files). An informative dashboard and flexible user interface guides you in managing multiple containers, allowing you to enjoy the playground of virtual containers with the TS-231P.
Private Cloud
In contrast to the limited storage space and potential security concerns of public cloud services, the TS-231P is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud where you have full control over how your data is used and transmitted. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TS-231P, allowing you to play & share multimedia from the TS-231P or to conveniently check the system status from anywhere.
File Synchronization Across Multiple Devices
Qsync turns your TS-231P into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-231P 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 up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
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, 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, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-231P. The TS-231P offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 25 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Photo Station
Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-231P 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 instantly upload your new photos from your mobile device to the TS-231P.
Music Station
Music Station helps categorize your music collection and displays album covers to easily 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. Stream via AirPlay and DLNA for music throughout your home, listen to your favorite songs streamed from iTunes Server or play music via web browsers on your PC, and listen to music on mobile devices using the Qmusic app.
Multi-Zone Multimedia Control
Use your TS-231P as a multi-zone multimedia system to fill every corner of your house with your choice of media. You can centrally manage and stream photos, music, and videos from the TS-231P to different rooms from a single device using Bluetooth & USB devices connected to the TS-231P (music streaming only), DLNA, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Every room member in different zones can enjoy the convenience and simplicity for media playback and multimedia storage. The TS-231P is also a powerful streaming machine with DLNA, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google TV support with the support of Plex Media Server. To stream multimedia via Chromecast, you must first install the multimedia extension pack from the QTS App Center.
24/7 Download Center
The TS-231P is the perfect download center for high-speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), FTP/FTPS, and HTTP/HTTPS downloads, and supports loading RSS feeds. After you have finished setting your download tasks, you can turn off your computer and the TS-231P will silently finish downloading them. By installing the Qget app in your mobile devices, you can easily search download sources, download contents to the NAS, and manage download tasks on mobile devices from almost anywhere.
Access and Enjoy with Your Tablets and Smartphones
The TS-231P is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share NAS files as if you are carrying all of them in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the TS-231P and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-231P remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC. You can take and share digital notes with Qnotes, and enjoy and share music, photos, and videos on the TS-231P virtually anywhere and anytime with Qmusic, Qphoto, and Qvideo apps.
Install-on-demand Apps to Extend NAS Functionality
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, adding potentially limitless opportunities for the TS-231P.
Energy-Saving Design
The TS-231P 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
Instant Alert Notifications: With the SMTP and SMS settings on the Turbo NAS, system administrators will get notifications via SMS or email if an error occurs.

Resource Monitor: Easily monitor CPU, memory, disk & network bandwidth usage, as well as currently-running Turbo NAS apps and services.

Wake-on-LAN: Administrators can turn on the Turbo NAS via LAN to save energy and improve security.

Scheduled Power On/Off: Administrators can flexibly set up the time of powering on/off the Turbo NAS, with a maximum of 15 schedules for setting powering on, off, or rebooting.

S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS): The Turbo NAS supports HDD S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) which monitors the hard drive status, and sends out email notifications for administrators to take action. The HHD Health Scanning technology can also examine hard drive status and prevent possible data loss.

Comprehensive Event Logs: The Turbo NAS supports Syslog server that collects logs from various connected devices over the Internet and saves the data, enabling centralized log management with greater efficiency.
Additional Features
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 conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS for 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 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.
UPC: 885022011827
In the Box
QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2 x Ethernet Cable
  • Flathead Screws for 3.5" HDD
  • Flathead Screws for 2.5" HDD
  • Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-231P-US specs

    General
    Number of Bays 2 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Media Card Slots None
    Connections 2 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory 512 MB NAND
    Computing
    Processor ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 1.7GHz
    Total Installed Memory 1 GB DDR3
    Networking
    Supported Protocols AFP
    CIFS/SMB
    FTP
    FTPS
    HTTP
    HTTPS
    IPv4
    IPv6
    L2TP/IPSec
    NFS
    OpenVPN
    PPTP
    SFTP
    SMSC
    SMTP
    SNMP
    SSH
    TFTP
    Telnet
    iSCSI
    iSCSI LUN 256
    iSCSI Target 256
    Software
    Installed Operating System QTS 4.2
    File System Formats Supported External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS
    Internal: EXT4
    Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
    Menu Languages Brazilian Portuguese
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Finnish
    French
    German
    Greek
    Hungarian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Norwegian
    Polish
    Romanian
    Russian
    Simplified Chinese
    Spanish
    Swedish
    Thai
    Traditional Chinese
    Turkish
    Electrical
    Power Consumption 15.6 W (Typical)
    8.46 W (Standby)
    Power Source AC Adapter
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power  65 VDC
    Security
    Encryption 128-Bit AES, 256-Bit AES
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot
    VPN Server Connections 30
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Physical
    Cooling 1 x PWM 70 mm Fan
    Noise Level 19.2 dBA
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions 6.7 x 4.0 x 8.6" / 168.9 x 102.1 x 218.9 mm
    Weight 2.8 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 9.4 x 8.0"

    QNAP TS-231P-US reviews

    TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My second one and all is well Just so easy to setup and get operational. The software is downloaded from the net to insure that you have the latest version as is the firmware. The user interface is straight forward, but might seem a little dumbed down for super users. I am using my first one as a music server, loaded with two 1TB SSDs. No lag or delays using Raid 1. This configuration runs cool and quiet. This new one is for backup of my photos and Photoshop/Lightroom files. I chose two 2TB WD Red drives configured Raid 1 for data redundancy.
    Date published: 2017-05-19
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Keeps Going Offline. Not Reliable Purchased QNAP because it was all the vendor had and we needed to add to our storage. The NAS just goes offline off into LALA land. No response, nothing. Maybe it is OK for home use but I would not purchase this if you really really need a reliable storage device for a business..
    Date published: 2018-07-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent NAS Excellent product designed for easy installation. I replaced my end-of-life Netgear NAS with this QNAP device. No brainer hardware install, and the software is very intuitive and there are more apps than I know how to use at this point.
    Date published: 2017-03-30
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