QNAP TS-1231XU 12-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-1231XU 12-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-1231XU 12-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 12 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 Quad-Core CPU
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x 10GbE Ports | 2 x 1GbE Ports
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, + Hot Spare, & JBOD
  • Up to 1242 MB/s Read & 747 MB/s Write
  • AES 256-Bit Volume Encryption
  • Single 250W Power Supply
  • QTS 4.3 Operating System
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QNAP TS-1231XU overview

  • 1Description

The TS-1231XU 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.

The TVS-1271U-RP is powered by a 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 Quad-Core CPU processor and 4GB of DDR3 RAM that can be upgraded to 16GB, using two 8GB SO-DIMM modules. Network connectivity is achieved using either the two 10 Gigabit SFP+ ports for businesses that need higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backups and restores, or the two Gigabit LAN ports. This NAS also supports JBOD and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and + Hot Spare, which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.

This 12-bay enclosure can natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSD drives. To support both drive formats, screws are included to accommodate each drive size. The TS-1231XU can reach a sequential throughput of up to 1242 MB/s during reads and 747 MB/s during writes when using two 10GbE ports, as well as reads up 326 MB/s and writes up to 310 MB/s when using one 10GbE port and AES 256-bit volume encryption. Using the four external USB 3.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices as well as other external drives.

The TS-1231XU operates using a single 250W power supply. Included are two Ethernet cables, a power cord, 48 flat head screws for 3.5" drives and 36 flat head screws for 2.5" drives. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

Quad-core CPU and Two Built-in 10GbE SFP+ Ports
The TS-1231XU is equipped with an AnnapurnaLabs Alpine AL314 quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor with 4GB of DDR3 RAM, upgradable to 16GB and a SATA III 6 Gb/s hard drive interface. Its hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while helping to ensure the safety of sensitive business data stored. Besides two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TS-1231XU also includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. The extra PCIe slot allows for the installation of a 10GbE SFP+ NIC for flexible high-speed network deployment.
SSD Cache Acceleration
The TS-1231XU supports SSD caching to help boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is suited for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.
High Reliability Design Ensuring Business Continuity
The business-ready TS-1231XU is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot-swapping allow for replacing hard drives without service interruption. QNAP's advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are accidentally removed from a degraded RAID volume. The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly-removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-1231XU delivers high reliability and efficiency with support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.
VJBOD (Virtual JBOD)
Besides using expansion enclosures, there is an additional option to expand NAS storage capacity. QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage of a QNAP NAS with multiple QNAP NAS units. The TS-1231XU offers great potential for economically expanding the storage of other QNAP NAS with VJBOD and to create virtual storage pools and volumes on virtual disks for operating NAS services.
Deploy IoT Apps with Container Station
QNAP's Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-1231XU, 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. What's more, Container Station provides a platform with many 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 design your own IoT stack with "QIoT Containers" for diverse IoT applications.
QTS 4.3 Operating System
QTS 4.3 provides more intelligent features to enhance management efficiency, including Qfiling that helps categorize files and performs based on schedules to make organizing files automatic and efficient and much more. With its intuitive and simplified user interface, QTS features an 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. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.
Cross-Platform File Sharing & Centralized Data Storage
The TS-1231XU 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-1231XU 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. The TS-1231XU supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Backup Solutions to Secure Data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows, 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-1231XU. A wide range of third-party backup software, such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec, are also supported.
Disaster Recovery Solutions
Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) into a single app for 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 for Business, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, Yandex Disk, Box, hubiC 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-1231XU 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-1231XU 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
With the new QVPN app which integrates settings for VPN server and VPN client, the TS-1231XU can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within private local networks. 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 networks through PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. You can connect devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; via VPN Client on your NAS, for example, you can connect to VPN servers in foreign countries for accessing regionally-restricted services.
The TS-1231XU supports Qsirch, a search tool for quick file searching. Qsirch supports thumbnail previews and even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. It adds Qsirch Helper (browser extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox) that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search. Qsirch is a productivity boost that reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.
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 directly from the TS-1231XU 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-1231XU. You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TS-1231XU, to make searching through and managing massive amounts of emails much easier.
File Synchronization Across Multiple Devices
Qsync utility turns your TS-1231XU into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-1231XU 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.
Comprehensive Surveillance Solution
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3000 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 to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-1231XU. The TS-1231XU offers 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, 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. You can freely install apps as needed to expand your TS-1231XU's functionality.
Expand Storage Capacity
The TS-1231XU supports online capacity expansion by connecting two QNAP expansion enclosures for storing rapidly-growing data and is especially suited for storage-intensive applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage and more. You can gradually expand the TS-1231XU'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 just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-1231XU and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.

The TS-1231XU supports up to two UX-1200U-RP or UX-800U-RP Expansion Enclosures. When using the UX-1200U-RP, a maximum of 36 drives are supported, between the NAS and expansion enclosure, while using the UX-800-RP allows for up to 28 total drives between the NAS and expansion enclosure.
Energy Efficient
The TS-1231XU utilizes an energy-efficient quad-core ARM processor that features low voltage and low power consumption, maintaining high performance in system operations and making it 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.
If you encounter technical problems or have suggestions for improving QNAP products, you can directly contact their support staff using the Helpdesk app. This app allows you to directly send feedback, questions and technical support requests to QNAP's support team. Helpdesk features remote support, allowing their support team to help you quickly resolve issues by remotely connecting to your NAS over a secure 256-bit SSL encrypted connection. Helpdesk also provides a range of online resources, including online tutorials, frequently-asked questions, compatibility lists and the QNAP Helpdesk Knowledgebase. Whether you are a new or experienced NAS user, you can quickly find answers to your questions by browsing through these resources.
Additional SMB-ready Features
FTP Server: The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections and write-only permissions.

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 with reduced IT cost.

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 requests over the Internet (max. three 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.
UPC: 885022012206
In the Box
QNAP TS-1231XU 12-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • 1 x Power Cord
  • 48 x Flat Head Screws (for 3.5" HDDs)
  • 36 x Flat Head Screws (for 2.5" HDDs)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-1231XU specs

    Hardware Specifications
    Processor 1.7 GHz Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 ARM Cortex-A15 Quad-Core
    Hardware Encryption Accleration Yes
    System Memory 4 GB DDR3 (1 x 4 GB)
    Maximum Memory 16 GB
    Memory Slots 2 x SO-DIMM DDR3 (dual-DIMM configurations require a pair of identical DDR3 modules)
    Flash Memory 512 MB
    Drive Type 12 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s HDDs and SSDs
    10GbE LAN 2 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ LAN ports
    GbE LAN 2 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports
    USB 4 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
    PCIe Slot 1 x PCIe Gen2 (x2)
    LED Status/Power, LAN, HDD 1-12
    Button Power, Reset
    Other Kensington Security Slot, Console Port
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Relative Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 81°F / 27°C
    Noise Level 41.6 dBA
    Power Consumption HDD Standby: 36.31 W
    In Operation: 77.32 W
    Power ATX 250 W, 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3.5 A
    Fan 2 x 70 mm system fans (12 VDC)
    Dimensions 3.50 x 18.98 x 21.02" / 88.90 x 482.09 x 533.91 mm
    Weight 24.85 lb / 11.27 kg
    Software Specificationsbceqwxaradywufbtzdcqycbyrtwqzrswbcua
    Operating System QTS 4.3 (embedded Linux)
    Supported Browsers Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
    Google Chrome
    Apple Safari 7+
    Mozilla Firefox
    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 TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
    Gigabit 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
    AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption
    AES 256-bit external drive encryption
    Importable SSL certificates. Supports certificates from Let's Encrypt
    Instant alerts via email, SMS, beep, push service, and LCD panel
    2-step verification
    QVPN Service VPN Server: Secure remote access with PPTP、L2TP/IPSec & OpenVPN VPN services
    VPN Server: Up to 100 clients
    VPN Server: Supports domain users as VPN users
    VPN Client: Supports PPTP, L2TP/IPSec & OpenVPN VPN protocols
    VPN Client: Supports importing .ovpn files to create OpenVPN connection
    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
    Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator)
    Stack chaining master
    Max No. of virtual disk drives: 8
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 29.0 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.0 x 22.0 x 10.0"

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