Designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks, the TS-431XeU 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a 1 RU rackmount NAS with a short depth design that is suitable for compact racks or places with lots of cabling. It provides versatile all-in-one functionality with features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), which is a cost-effective way to utilize unused NAS storage space foe expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS devices, plus Container Station, which allows users to develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps.
The TS-431XeU is powered by a 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-314 Quad-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple applications simultaneously. The 2GB of 1600 MHz DDR3 RAM has a configuration of 1 x 2GB and will allow quick access to frequently used file and programs. Network connectivity is achieved using the one 10 Gigabit SFP+ port and two Gigabit Ethernet ports which offers multiple port-trunking modes, including fail-over support. There is also support for JBOD, single disk, and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, each of which offers data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.
This 4-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSD drives, and screws are included that accommodate each drive size. With the 10GbE ports in use, the TS-431XeU can deliver upload speeds of up to 1055 MB/s and download speeds of up to 580 MB/s. When using the 10GbE port with AES 256-bit volume encryption, download speeds top out at 362 MB/s and upload speeds deliver up to 345 MB/s. Using the four external USB 3.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other devices, such as QNAP expansion units. The integrated AES 256-bit encryption helps to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.
QNAP's TS-431XeU 4-Bay NAS Enclosure operates using a 100W power supply that run using 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz. Included is an Ethernet cable, a power cord, 3.5" HDD flat head screws, 2.5" HDD flat head screws, two hangers, and two holders. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.
Using an UX-800U-RP and an UX-1200U-RP, up to 24 (4+8+12) drives are supported. Using two UX-800U-RPs, up to 20 (4+8+8) drives are supported. Using an UX-800U-RP or an UX-1200U-RP, up to 12 (4+8) or 16 (4+12) drives are supported.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosure roaming), you can connect a large-capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-431XeU and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without needing network connectivity.