QNAP TS-1277 12-Bay NAS Enclosure

BH #QNTS127716G • MFR #TS-1277-1700-16G-US
QNAP TS-1277 12-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 8 x 3.5"/2.5" & 4 x 2.5" Drive Bays
  • 2 x M.2 2240/60/80/110 SATA SSD Slots
  • 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core
  • 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
Powered by a 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core processor, the TS-1277 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a high-end desktop business NAS for improved video and virtual machine performance. When combined with its integrated hardware and multitasking software, the TS-1277 is ready to tackle resource-demanding applications and tasks, including virtualization and 4K processing.
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QNAP TS-1277 Overview

Powered by a 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core processor, the TS-1277 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a high-end desktop business NAS for improved video and virtual machine performance. When combined with its integrated hardware and multitasking software, the TS-1277 is ready to tackle resource-demanding applications and tasks, including virtualization and 4K processing.

Aside from its AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor, this NAS is driven by 16GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM in a 2 x 8GB configuration, and network connectivity is achieved using four Gigabit Ethernet ports that support service binding, port trunking, and MPIO configurations. A variety of RAID modes are supported, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, Hot Spare, and Global Hot Spare, each of which offers data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. For those who do not need a RAID, JBOD and Single modes are also supported.

This 12-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s hard drives for data storage, as well as 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s SSD drives for caching, thanks to eight 3.5"/2.5" drive bays and four 2.5" drive bays. There are also two M.2 SATA III SSD slots for caching or caching pools to help accelerate performance, with support for M.2 2240, 2260, 2280, and 22110 form factors.

PCIe expansion affords the option to expand this NAS with 10GbE or 40GbE network adapters, PCIe NVMe SSDs, graphics cards, 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 cards, and wireless network cards. The TS-1277 is equipped with one PCIe 3.0 x8 slot, one PCIe 3.0 x4 slot, and one PCIe 2.0 x4 slot. When using dual 10GbE cards, sequential read speeds can reach as high as 2346 MB/s and sequential write speeds max out around 1859 MB/s. When running encrypted sequential transfers, read speeds max out around 2323 MB/s, while write speeds reach 1725 MB/s.

Using the one USB 3.1 Type-C port, one USB 3.1 Type-A port, and six USB 3.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, as well as other external drives and displays, thanks to HDMI support via PCIe expansion. The TS-1277 is also validated with FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.

The TS-1277 12-Bay NAS Enclosure operates using a 550W power supply that runs on 100-240 VAC @ 50/60 Hz. It includes two Ethernet cables, a power cord, flat head screws for 2.5" drives, flat head screws for M.2 SSDs, and two M.2 cooling modules. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

AMD Ryzen CPU and up to 64GB RAM

Powered by a AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor with AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, the TS-1277 delivers aggressive yet power-smart performance to meet your multitasking demands and is capable of running up to 16 virtual machines simultaneously. For resource-demanding business applications such as VDI, R&D, private cloud, and server virtualization, the TS-1277 is a solid choice.

Hardware Engineering

The feature-packed hardware of the TS-1277 bolsters overall system performance. Coupled with the flexible and expandable architecture, the TS-1277 fulfills diversified application needs.

LCD Display
Provides quick system information for improved system management.

Shows M.2 status and data access.

USB One-Touch Copy
Press the "Copy" button to instantly back up data from external drives to the NAS, or alternatively to back up data from the NAS to external drives.

4 x 2.5" SSD Slots
Native high-speed SATA III 6 Gb/s empowers SSD caching.

Toolless HDD Tray and Installation
2.5" SSD trays and 3.5" hard drive trays feature a toolless design for easy installation and maintenance.

2 x Built-In M.2 Slots
Supports SATA M.2 SSDs with 22110, 2280, 2260, and 2240 form factors to provide flexibility in tiered storage configurations and enable cache acceleration. M.2 is sold separately.

Up to 64GB 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
Supports four DDR4 UDIMM memory modules. Includes 16GB RAM as standard.

Multi-Core AMD Ryzen Processor
This NAS features a 3.0 GHz AMD Ryzen 7 1700 Eight-Core processor with, Zen core architecture and a turbo speed of up to 3.7 GHz.

3 x PCIe Expansion Slots
Supports 10GbE and 40GbE adapters, PCIe NVMe SSDs, graphics cards, and USB 3.1 cards.

4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Well-suited for service binding, port trunking, and MPIO configurations.

5 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
Supports external hard drives, printers, and UPS.

USB 3.1 Type-A & Type-C Ports
Up to 10 Gb/s data transfers and backwards compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.

Compartmentalized Smart Cooling
Separately detects the CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speeds for quieter operations.

2 x Built-In Speakers
Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings.

Extend NAS Functionality with PCIe Slots

The TS-1277 features three PCIe slots (one PCIe 3.0 x8, one PCIe 3.0 x4, and one PCIe 2.0 x4) that allow for installing 10GbE and 40GbE network cards, QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE PCIe cards, or compatible wireless network cards for greater application potential.

10GbE/40GbE Adapters
Install 10GbE/40GbE adapters to support lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks such as virtualization and fast backup/restoration for an ever-growing amount of data.

QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE Cards
Install QNAP's QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE card to add M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity to the NAS to enjoy improved performance.

Wireless Network Cards
Install a compatible wireless network card to work with WirelessAP Station to transform the NAS into a wireless base station, allowing network resources of the NAS to be shared with multiple devices.

Fuel GPU-Accelerated Computing with a 550W Power Supply

Graphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations, but require significantly more power compared to other hardware. The TS-1277 offers PCIe slots to support AMD Radeon or NVIDIA graphics cards and a 550W power supply that is capable of powering a graphics card for boosting imaging processing in QTS and performance of virtual machines via GPU passthrough. When enjoying videos with the TS-1277, you can use the remote control (RM-IR004, optional purchase) that supports QButton for a more convenient control of your multimedia experience.

SSD Caching and Auto Tiering Enable 24/7 Optimized Storage Efficiency

The TS-1277 provides four 2.5" SSD slots dedicated for caching to increase IOPS performance, and supports optional M.2 SATA III 6 Gb/s SSDs. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is well-suited for improving the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization. Qtier Technology empowers the TS-1277 with auto tiering that further helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSD, SSD, high-capacity SATA drives, and the optional PCIe NVMe SSD with around-the-clock acceleration. Qtier 2.0 features IO-awareness that empowers SSD tiered storage with a cache-like reserved space to handle burst I/O in real time, maximizing the advantages of SSDs.

Performance & Reliability.

The TS-1277 supports advanced business features to provide maximized efficiency, performance, and to help ensure round-the-clock services.

RAID 50/60
For businesses using a NAS with over 10 disks, RAID 50/60 not only provides greater data protection than a single RAID 5/6, but also maximizes usable storage space compared to RAID 10. Besides data storage, and with an obvious random write performance boost when using SSD RAID, RAID 50/60 also offers a great choice for professional video streaming and database usage.

iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol working with a compatible 10GbE/40GbE SFP+ NIC helps boost data transfer performance of the TS-1277 as VMware ESXi storage, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.

Central Management
Designed for IT administrators, QRM+ provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor, and manage all Windows, Linux, and IPMI devices in your network, and facilitates device discovery with a graphical topology diagram.

Block-Based iSCSI LUN for Virtualization Storage

The TS-1277 supports block-based iSCSI LUN that provides a more reliable and isolated environment than file-based LUN. Supporting VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2012 R2, the TS-1277 provides a high-performance, reliable, and affordable storage solution for virtualization environments, while also supporting VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supporting QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.

All-in-One Server to Host Virtual Machines and Containers

Virtualization Station and Container Station jointly introduce a hybrid approach to virtualization. No matter your virtualization needs, you can count on QNAP for complete virtualization support.

Virtualization Station
Virtualization Station allows you to run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines and access them via a web browser or VNC (Virtual Network Computing). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.

Container Station
Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings. It's easy deployment, portable, and efficient.

QTS - NAS Operating System

With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more, making your NAS experience easier, efficient, and more flexible. Qboost provides a NAS optimization tool that helps accelerate applications, free up system resources, and schedule applications. The built-in App Center, with hundreds of install-on-demand apps, realizes far more extensive NAS functionality.

Optimized Collaboration with Seamless File Sharing and Sync

The TS-1277 centrally stores data and files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Coupled with Qsync (a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization), any file uploaded to the TS-1277 will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, or mobile devices. You can sync shared folders and team folders for group file sharing to enhance the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. Files can be centrally managed using File Station, including files from mobile devices and optical disc drives. File Station also allows you to mount a remote NAS and transfer files between your NAS and public cloud services for greater convenience.

Complete Backup Planning

The TS-1277 provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.

Windows & Mac Backup
Use the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up/restore Windows files, alongside Time Machine support for Mac devices. It is easy, fast, and convenient.

Hybrid Backup Sync
Consolidates backup, restoration, and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, and CIFS/SMB) for transferring data to local, remote, and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.

Snapshots for Volume & LUN
Snapshot is essential for NAS data protection, and its block-level feature makes it a dependable method for protecting data in the face of the growing threat of ransomware. The TS-1277 supports up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and maximum 1024 snapshots per NAS.

VM Backup
With high-performance, potentially huge storage capacities, integrated virtualization solutions, and support for snapshots that record the state of the system at any time, the TS-1277 is well-suited for backing up virtual machines.

4K Live Streaming on a Private Cloud

Live-stream broadcasts enable real-time audience interaction and increase engagement, providing great potential for versatile business and lifestyle applications. The TS-1277 supports DJ2 Live, an exclusive live broadcasting platform based on a private cloud that supports up to 4K video live-stream broadcasts, providing a complete solution for integrating live broadcasting, storage, and sharing. You can capture live videos from computers, mobile devices, or webcams to stream to DJ2 Live with high-speed intranet transmission, and store all the videos on the private, secure, high-capacity TS-1277. It also supports streaming to video services such as YouTube and Facebook for universal live broadcasting.

Comprehensive Surveillance Solution for 24/7 Monitoring

The TS-1277 provides an intelligent video management system that assists you in managing real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings to safeguard your physical environment. You can use the Vmobile mobile app to manage the monitored channels, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your NAS. The TS-1277 also supports QVR Pro (Beta) that integrates QNAP's professional QVR system into the QTS operating system. You can establish a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the NAS and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS.

Flexible Storage Expansion

You need an easy solution to increase storage capacity when running out of space. QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.

VJBOD Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS devices. Up to eight QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-1277.

Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower capacity drives with larger capacity drives so that your QNAP NAS can grow with your business.

Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.

Attach Expansion Enclosures
Connect up to two UX-800P, UX-500P, or up to four REXP-1000 Pro expansion enclosures. Use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to handle NAS capacity expansion.

More Productivity Applications

Use the NAS as a central management platform to manage multiple QNAP NAS across multiple sites, monitor system logs, and manage NAS updates and maintenance.

Centrally manage and switch between different email accounts, back up emails to the NAS, and safeguard email security and personal privacy.

Browser Station
Enable remote access through NAS browsers to access local LAN resources without going through complex VPN settings.

A popular web automation service for combining QNAP NAS and mobile devices/apps to customize NAS applets.

QIoT Suite Lite
Combines the security and large capacity potential of QNAP NAS while providing an IoT solution on a private cloud. It only takes three steps to quickly deploy your own IoT application.

Mobile Apps
Simplify file access, NAS management, multimedia entertainment, surveillance, and download tasks on mobile devices with QNAP mobile apps.

QNAP TS-1277 Specs

Number of Bays2 x M.2 (22110)
8 x 3.5"
4 x 2.5"
Media Card SlotsNone
Connections2 x 3.5 mm (Audio In)
1 x 3.5 mm (Audio Out)
1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s))
1 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s))
6 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
4 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA III
Form FactorDesktop
Hot-Swap SupportYes
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 3.0 x8
1 x PCIe 3.0 x4
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
Total Raw CapacityNone
Flash Memory512 MB
ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 1700 8-Core
Clock SpeedBase: 3.0 GHz / Maximum Boost: 3.7 GHz
Total Installed Memory16 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
User-Replaceable Memory2 x 8 GB
Total Memory Slots4 x DIMM
Maximum Memory Capacity64 GB
Supported ProtocolsAFP
iSCSI Target256
Installed Operating SystemQTS 4.3
File System Formats SupportedExternal: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS, exFAT
Internal: EXT4
Supported BrowsersChrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
PSU Wattage1 x 550 W
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Encryption256-Bit AES, FIPS 140-2 Level 1
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
VPN Server Connections100
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Cooling3 x 80 mm Fans
2 x 90 mm Fans
Built-In SpeakersYes, 2
Status MonitoringLCD Screen
Dimensions9.2 x 14.6 x 12.6" / 234.4 x 369.8 x 319.8 mm
Weight25.5 lb / 11.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight29.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20 x 17.12 x 15"
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