QNAP ES1640dc v2 16-Bay NAS Enclosure with Dual Active Controllers

QNAP ES1640dc v2 16-Bay NAS Enclosure with Dual Active Controllers

QNAP ES1640dc v2 16-Bay NAS Enclosure with Dual Active Controllers

B&H # QN1640DCV2E5 MFR # ES1640DC-V2-E5-96G-US
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Product Highlights

  • 16 x 2.5"/3.5" SAS 12 Gb/s Drive Bays
  • 2.2 GHz Intel Xeon E5-2420 v2 Six-Core
  • 32GB DDR3 ECC RDIMM
  • Active-Active Dual Controllers
  • 4 x 10 GbE SFP+, 2 x 10 GbE Ports
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  • 16GB NVRAM Cache Per Controller
  • AES 256-Bit Volume Encryption
  • QNAP Enterprise Storage Operating System
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  • 1Description

The ES1640dc v2 16-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features two active controllers and sixteen drive bays to provide networks with a customizable, highly-available storage solution. Each of the controllers is armed with an Intel Xeon E5-2420 v2 six-core processor and 32GB of DDR3 ECC RDIMM to provide redundancy in the event one fails. The sixteen bays are outfitted with SAS 12 Gb/s drive interfaces and support 2.5" and 3.5" hard drives as well as SSDs. To increase random write performance, 16GB NVRAM modules are on board for caching data. Additionally, the controllers can function in an active/active configuration for increasing throughputs by balancing workloads across the nodes.

QNAP's ES1640dc v2 comes preinstalled with the QNAP Enterprise Storage operating system, which is built on a FreeBSD kernel and a ZFS file system for data protection. In the event of a power failure, the data stored on the 16GB of NVRAM cache stays active with the help of a backup battery unit, so the data can then be transferred to a 64GB mSATA SSD. Moreover, the data stored on the NVRAM cache is mirrored across both controllers.

The ES1640dc v2 comes with four 10Gb SFP+ ports for quickly accessing networks. In addition, its PCIe 3.0 x8 and PCIe 2.0 x4 slots are occupied by a LAN-10G2T-X550 NIC and a dual-port mini-SAS adapter, which lets you expand the ES1640dc v2's storage capabilities while protecting this connection due to a cable failure. You can replace the LAN-10G2T-X550 NIC, which provides two 10GbE ports, in the PCIe 3.0 x8 slot with an optional 40GbE NIC. There's also a pair of USB 3.0 ports.

Intel Xeon E5 Processor and Dual Controllers
The ES1640dc v2 is powered by two Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 processors and features a dual active-active controller architecture, ensuring nearly zero downtime with high availability as the standby controller can quickly take over if one controller breaks down. The ES1640dc v2 connects to an optional JBOD enclosure (EJ1600) via a dual-path mini-SAS design, which offers continuous operations even if an external JBOD cable is disconnected.
NVRAM Cache
To increase random write performance and reliability, the ES1640dc v2 features NVRAM modules (DRAM Write Cache with Copy-to-flash) to protect write data. When data is written into NVRAM, there are dedicated backup battery units to protect writing to the cache, and at the same time, the data is replicated to a backup controller to achieve 100% data integrity. NVRAM-backed write cache in the dual-controller architecture presents high-performance as well as fault-tolerance and helps reduce flash SSD write amplification.
QES Operating System with ZFS File System
The ES1640dc v2 features a QNAP Enterprise Storage (QES) operating system that is based on the FreeBSD kernel and the ZFS file system, which has been proven to be suitable for high-end enterprise applications. QES supports a dual active controller architecture and remote disaster recovery, which can be directly integrated into OpenStack cloud environments, and is designed for intensive virtualization and VDI applications with optimal performance. Continuing the same user experience with the QTS operating system, QES provides business users with an easy learning curve to quickly deploy the ES1640dc v2 and a suitable storage solution jointly with the current QNAP NAS.
ZFS
The ES1640dc v2 features ZFS, a combined file system and logical volume manager, to support various advanced functions for high-end enterprise storage, including storage expansion, flexible storage pools, simplified management, high-performance SSD cache, nearly limitless snapshots and cloning, data deduplication, in-line compression, and thin provisioning with reclaim for optimized utilization for virtual machine storage. ZFS is designed with a focus on data integrity and uses its end-to-end checksums to detect and correct silent data corruption caused by hardware defects, bugs in firmware, or metadata errors.
Deduplication and Compression to Maximize VDI Storage Performance
There could be over 90% of duplicate data from OS images and applications spread out over virtual desktops. The ES1640dc v2 supports block-based data deduplication to optimize storage usage from redundant data. Deduplicated virtual desktops become easier to be cached to achieve optimal virtual desktop performance. In-line data compression helps shrink the size of data to further optimize storage usage. For mastering storage in a virtualized environment, the ES1640dc v2 provides businesses with a remote virtual desktop platform and mission-critical information warehousing.
Snapshots and SnapSync
The ES1640dc v2 supports up to 65,536 snapshots for iSCSI LUN and shared folders. When executing a remote snapshot backup, it only needs to transfer changed data and can use deduplication and compression to significantly reduce the amount of transferred data. The ES1640dc v2 can provide remote backup SnapSync for snapshots at an interval of every five minutes. It supports VMware vCenter Site Recovery (SRM) technology and provides Storage Replication Adapter (SRA) for SRM and enterprise-class remote backup & disaster recovery.
Backup Solutions to Secure Data
QNAP Netbak Replicator is an easy-to-use, VSS-aware backup software that helps businesses to create complete backups in datacenter and virtualization environments without needing to purchase expensive and complex commercial software. To build a QNAP Snap Agent and VSS Hardware Provider operating environment, all applications (including VSS Service, Requestor, Provider and QNAP Snap Agent) can be deployed with VSS-Aware applications on the same server. An ES1640dc v2 and a server need to be operational for the QNAP Netbak Replicator to function.
Comprehensive Virtualization Applications
The ES1640dc v2 is certified for VMware vSphere 6.0 and is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V and KVM, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The ES1640dc v2 supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively. It supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in, Web plug-in, and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.
OpenStack Ready
As a QNAP "OpenStack Ready" product line, the ES1640dc v2 is not only designed for virtualization and virtual desktop environments but also a suitable choice for cloud applications. QES supports OpenStack Cinder along with iSCSI Cinder Node drivers and provides block-level storage space to virtual machines. It accelerates the deployment of virtual machines and enhances virtual machine image access efficiency through iSCSI. In addition, it is easy to integrate into commercial cloud storage platforms.
QNAP x Platform9: Deploy a Hybrid Cloud with OpenStack
Platform9 is a cloud-based OpenStack management platform. While a pure OpenStack environment can take weeks to properly deploy, deployment with Platform9 can be done in minutes. QNAP and Platform9 have joined forces to provide an optimal storage solution that is easy to deploy and easy to use for OpenStack environments. By adopting the joint QNAP ES1640dc v2 and Platform9 solution, you can deploy OpenStack in a very short time with the integrated QNAP Cinder driver (no manual installation required), attain highly-available QNAP storage for on-site data, and benefit from comprehensive functions and applications that are available on QNAP's enterprise-grade and affordable business-class storage solutions.
Capacity Expansion
The ES1640dc v2 supports efficient capacity expansion by cascading multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures to meet the needs of growing business data, providing businesses a cost-efficient storage solution for large data archiving and virtualization applications.

Featuring dual controllers and a dual-loop architecture, the ES1640dc v2 and the corresponding JBOD expansion enclosures all provide dual-channel (Dual Path) to tolerate single node failure. Even if an external JBOD cable is disconnected due to external damage to the mini-SAS cable, it can still run normally.
UPC: 885022012466
In the Box
QNAP ES1640dc v2 16-Bay NAS Enclosure with Dual Active Controllers
  • 4 x 10 GbE Cables
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Cables
  • 2 x Power Cords
  • Package of Drive Screws
  • Rail Kit
  • RJ11 to RS-232 Console Cable
  • 2 x Battery Backup Units for NVRAM
  • Set of Drive Stickers
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Hardware
    Processor Intel Xeon 6-core processor E5-2420 v2 (15 MB Cache, 2.2 GHz) for each controller
    Memory Total memory slots: 6 (Dual controllers; 2 x main memory DIMM and 1 x write cache DIMM for NVRAM for each controller.)
    32 GB/64 GB of DDR3 RDIMM for main memory and 16 GB write cache DIMM per controller
    Flash Memory 2 GB DOM
    USB Ports 2 x USB 3.0
    Drive Bays 16 x 3.5"/2.5" SAS 12 Gb/s hard drive or 2.5" SAS SSD; lockable tray
    Drive Interface SAS 12 Gb/s, backwards compatible with SAS 6 Gb/s
    Networking Ports 4 x SFP+ (Intel XL710-AM1) and 2 x RJ45 (LAN-10G2T-X550) for each controller
    PCIe Slots PCIe 3.0 x8 slot [Pre-installed with a LAN-10G2T-X550 NIC (2 x 10GbE RJ45 ports), replaceable with a 40 GbE NIC]
    PCIe 2.0 x4 slot (Pre-installed with a dual-port Mini-SAS adapter)
    NVRAM 64 GB M.2 2280 SSD dedicated to NVRAM, SATA signaling
    Sound Level Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 66.1 dB
    Power Consumption Sleep Mode: 314.86 W
    In Operation: 501.4 W
    Power Supply 770 W (Redundancy for fault tolerance)
    Cooling 2.4 x 2.4 x 1.5" / 60 x 60 x 38 mm hot-swappable fan module (16,000 rpm, 12 V, 2.8 A x 3)
    Certification FCC Class A
    CE Mark (EN55022 Class A, EN55024)
    EN60950
    BSMI
    VCCI
    CB
    LVD
    Software
    Operating system QES 1.1.3 (based on FreeBSD)
    Supported Operating Systems Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows 10 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2008 R2/2012/2012R2
    Apple Mac OS X
    Linux & UNIX
    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 ZFS
    Networking TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6)
    10 Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (LACP, Load Balance, Failover, Round Robin)
    Service binding based on network interfaces
    Proxy client
    DHCP client
    Protocols: CIFS/SMB2/SMB3, NFS v3/NFS v4, FTP, FTPS, TFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
    Bonjour Discovery
    Security Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB
    CIFS/SMB host access control for shared folders
    FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption
    Importable SSL certificates
    Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, beep
    Storage Management Storage space utilization monitoring
    Storage pool with RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, RAID TP, triple Mirror
    Global hot spare
    SSD read cache
    NVRAM write cache (BBU-protected)
    Scheduled Backup Battery Unit (BBU) learning
    Supports share folder/LUN with thin provisioning
    Supports LUN with instant provisioning
    Supports share folder quota
    Supports space reclaim
    Supports snapshots
    -Supports Shared Folder/LUN snapshot
    -Snapshot manager
    -Snapshot clone
    -Snapshot agent for Windows VSS and VMware
    Support inline deduplication for Shared Folder/LUN
    Support inline compression for Shared Folder/LUN
    Support inline encryption for Shared Folder/LUN
    Support WORM (Write Once Read Many) for Shared Folder
    Online LUN expansion
    Online Share Folder quota expansion
    Online storage pool expansion
    Hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
    SMART predict data migration
    Time-Limited Error Recovery (TLER)
    Storage expansion via QNAP EJ-1600 series expansion
    JBOD ID Reinitialized
    JBOD enclosure roaming
    RAID recovery
    Checksum for end-to-end data integrity
    Silence error detection and self-healing
    Pool scrub for data verification
    High Availability Active-Active/Active-Standby dual controller for NAS
    Active-Active dual controller for JBOD expander
    Automatically hardware error detection and failover
    Automatically failback when hardware recovered
    Data port network failover
    Management port network failover
    Near zero downtime high availability
    Dual SAS link loop
    MPIO and ALUA for iSCSI high availability
    Link aggregation for network high availability
    Support SMB3 Continuous Availability (CA)
    Power Management Wake on LAN
    Internal hard drive standby mode
    Automatic power on after power recovery
    Network UPS support with SNMP management
    Access Right Management Batch users creation
    Import/Export users
    User quota management
    Local user access control for CIFS/SMB and FTP
    Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, FTP, and File Station
    Domain Authentication Integration Microsoft Active Directory support
    LDAP client
    Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, FTP, and File Station
    Administration Multi-window, multi-tasking based system management
    Movable Icons and personalized desktop
    Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat system status display
    Smart fan Control
    SNMP (v2 & v3)
    Resource monitor
    Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB and File Station
    -Automatic Cleanup
    -File Type Filter
    Comprehensive logs (events & connection)
    Syslog client
    System settings backup and restore
    Restore to factory default
    Command Line Interface (CLI)
    File Server Shared folder for CIFS/SMB, NFS and FTP
    File sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
    Windows ACL
    FTP Server FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
    FXP support
    Passive ftp port range control
    Backup Station Remote replication server over Rsync
    Remote replication server over Snapsync
    Scheduled backup
    Snapshot support for Rsync
    Compression, Dedup, and transfer rate limitation over Snapsync
    Desktop backup with QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows
    Third party backup software support: Veeam backup & replication, Acronis True Image, Arcserve backup, emc retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, etc.
    Physical
    Form Factor 3 RU
    Dimensions (D x W x H) 24.3 x 17.6 x 5.2" / 618 x 446.2 x 132 mm (excluding front grips)
    Weight 59.1 lb / 26.8 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 81.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 29.5 x 23.3 x 14.7"
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