QNAP TS-1263XU-RP 12-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-1263XU-RP 12-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 12 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2.0 GHz AMD GX-249MC Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3L RAM
  • 1 x 10GbE | 4 x Gigabit Ethernet
Designed for businesses that needs higher bandwidth for data centers and virtualization, the TS-1263XU-RP 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is equipped with one 10GbE port and four Gigabit Ethernet ports, delivering high-performance with persistent throughput and storage scalability. This NAS is powered by a 2.0 GHz AMD GX-249MC Quad-Core processor, 4GB of DDR3L RAM (upgradeable to 16GB), and support for JBOD, single disk, and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, 50, and 60, each of which offers data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.
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QNAP TS-1263XU Overview

Designed for businesses that needs higher bandwidth for data centers and virtualization, the TS-1263XU-RP 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is equipped with one 10GbE port and four Gigabit Ethernet ports, delivering high-performance with persistent throughput and storage scalability. This NAS is powered by a 2.0 GHz AMD GX-249MC Quad-Core processor, 4GB of DDR3L RAM (upgradeable to 16GB), and support for JBOD, single disk, and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, 50, and 60, each of which offers data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.

This 12-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. When using the 10GbE port, the TS-1263XU-RP can deliver sequential read speeds of up to 983 MB/s and sequential write speeds of up to 448 MB/s. When using the 10GbE port with volume encryption, which helps to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches, read speeds top out at 985 MB/s and write speeds reach 311 MB/s. Using the two external USB 3.0 Type-A ports and two external USB 2.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other devices, such as QNAP UX-1200U-RP or UX-800U-RP expansion units.

QNAP's TS-1263XU-RP 12-Bay NAS Enclosure operates using dual 300W redundant power supplies. Included are two Ethernet cables, two power cords, 3.5" HDD flat head screws, and 2.5" HDD flat head screws. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

High Performance and AES-NI Accelerated Encryption

The TS-1263XU-RP is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD 2.0 GHz G-Series GX-420MC Quad-Core processor with 4GB of DDR3L RAM (upgradable to 16GB), one 10GbE 10GBASE-T port, four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and SSD caching support for improved multi-tasking performance. With a hardware-accelerated AES-NI encryption, the TS-1263XU-RP also provides strong encryption performance while helping to ensure the safety of sensitive business data stored in the NAS.

When using a 10GbE connection, sequential file transfers operate with read speeds up to 983 MB/s and writes up to 448 MB/s. When encrypted transfers are done via 10GbE, read speeds can reach 985 MB/s and writes can reach 311 MB/s.

Integrated 10GbE 10GBASE-T Connectivity

The TS-1263XU-RP comes with a pre-installed single-port 10GBASE-T Ethernet network adapter to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks. 10GbE networks deliver a major speed increase for virtualization tasks, fast backup & restoration, large-data applications, and also enable online video editing without needing the videos to be transferred between the NAS and workstations. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the TS-1263XU-RP is perfect for companies to store massive data and enjoy increased IT flexibility.

High Reliability to Ensure Business Continuity

The business-ready TS-1263XU-RP 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 accessed. The TS-1263XU-RP delivers high reliability and efficiency with quad 1GbE LAN support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.

SSD Caching and Auto Tiering Enable Optimized Storage Efficiency

The TS-1263XU-RP supports SSD caching to improve the workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization. Qtier Technology empowers the TS-1263XU-RP with auto tiering that continuously optimizes storage utilization across high-performance SSD and high-capacity SATA drives. The 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, greatly maximizing the advantages of SSD.

Block-Based iSCSI LUN for Virtualization Storage

The TS-1263XU-RP 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 2016, the TS-1263XU-RP 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 the QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.

All-In-One Solution for Hosting Virtual Machines and Containers

Virtualization Station and Container Station 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.

Upgrade Your IT Environment with QNAP's 10GbE Switch

QNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T unmanaged switches allow you to instantly upgrade your network environment at a cost-effective price. With a 10GbE network, you can enjoy fast transfer speeds, empower bandwidth-demanding tasks like virtualization, and enable simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (good for video editing and multimedia). QNAP also provides a 10GbE PCIe network expansion card for Windows/Linux systems to take advantage of high-speed LAN environments.

QTS - The Intelligent, Intuitive and Creative 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. The 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 also opens up vast potential for extensive NAS functionality. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring you optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.

Complete Backup Planning

The TS-1263XU-RP provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.

Windows and 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 easily transferring data to local, remote, and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.

Snapshots for Volume & LUN

Snapshots are 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-1263XU-RP 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-1263XU-RP is well-suited for backing up virtual machines.

Optimized Collaboration with Seamless File Sharing and Sync

The TS-1263XU-RP 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), files uploaded to the TS-1263XU-RP will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, and 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.

QVR Pro Surveillance Solution

QNAP's QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TS-1263XU-RP and leverage the advantages of storage manageability from QTS. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view, and playback is greatly simplified. You can also use the QVR Pro Client mobile app to monitor your cameras from anywhere, or use USB webcams as ONVIF network camera with the QUSBCam2 app.

QVR Pro is compatible with over 5000 cameras, provides 8 free IP camera channels, and supports up to 128 IP camera channels.

Flexible and Economical Storage Expansion

You need a user-friendly 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.


Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to 8 QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-1263XU-RP.

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 an Expansion Enclosure

Connect a UX-1200U-RP or UX-800U-RP expansion enclosure. Use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.

More Productivity Applications

A single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage Windows, Linux, and IPMI devices in your network.

Browser Station
Enables remote access through NAS-hosted web browsers to access local LAN resources without going through complex VPN settings.

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.

Automates file organization. Files are well-organized and archived based on your settings.

A powerful full-text search engine to quickly and precisely find media files, documents, and emails.

Centrally manage and switch between different email accounts, back up emails to the NAS, and safeguard email security and personal privacy.
UPC: 885022014729

QNAP TS-1263XU Specs

Hardware Specifications
CPU2.0 GHz AMD G-Series GX-420MC Quad-Core
Encryption AccelerationAES-NI
System Memory4 GB DDR3L (1 x 4 GB)
Maximum Memory16 GB (2 x 8 GB)
Memory Slots2 x SO-DIMM DDR3L (for dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules)
Flash Memory512 MB DOM
Drive Bay12 x 3.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s bays
Drive Compatibility3.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s HDD
2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s HDD
2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s SSD
SSD Cache Acceleration SupportDrive bays 1 to 12
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port1 x RJ45 10GBASE-T via a pre-installed PCIe network card, supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M speeds

Note: Please use Cat 6a or Cat 7 LAN cables to achieve 10GbE speeds over longer distance (not included)
Gigabit Ethernet Port4 x RJ45
PCIe Slot1 x PCIe 2.0 x4 (pre-installed with a single-port 10GBASE-T network card)
USB Ports2 x USB 3.0 Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
2 x USB 2.0
LED IndicatorsHDD 1-12, Status, USB, LAN
AudioAlarm buzzer
ButtonsPower, Reset
System WarningVoice prompts
Form Factor2 RU
Power ConsumptionHDD Sleep Mode: 57.15 W (w/10GbE NIC)
In Operation: 143.17 W (w/10GbE NIC)
Sound LevelSound Pressure (LpAm) : 39.2 dbA
Power Supply Unit2 x 300 W,100-240 V
Fan2 x 7 cm smart fans (12 VDC)
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Relative Humidity5 ~ 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 81°F / 27°C
Security SlotKensington security slot
Dimensions3.50 x 18.98 x 21.02" / 8.89 x 48.21 x 53.39 cm
Weight28.88 lb / 13.10 kg
Software Specifications
Operating SystemQTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)
Supported BrowsersApple Safari 7 or later
Google Chrome
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later
Mozilla Firefox
Supported LanguagesChinese (traditional and simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish
File SystemInternal hard drive: EXT4
External hard drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, and exFAT
Networking- TCP/IP: Dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6)
- Jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
- DHCP server and client
- USB Wi-Fi adapter (Note: This feature does not support ad hoc networks because of security considerations)
- Virtual Switch
  • Virtual switch editing in Virtualization Station
  • Combining virtual machines and containers in the same virtual switch
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    - WirelessAP Station
  • Security
  • Network access protection with auto-blocking (SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, and AFP)
  • Host access control for shared folders (CIFS/SMB)
  • 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption (FIPS)
  • 256-bit external drive encryption (AES)
  • Importing of SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt
  • Instant alerts through email, SMS, push service, audio, and LCD panel
  • 2-step verification
  • QVPN ServiceVPN Server
  • PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, and OpenVPN services
  • Support for a maximum of 100 clients
  • Support for domain users

    VPN Client
  • Support for PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, and OpenVPN VPN protocols
  • OVPN file importing for creation of OpenVPN connections

    Easy VPN Connection (Windows VPN Utility)

    Note: QVPN combines an integrated VPN Server, a VPN client, and L2TP/IPSec VPN services
  • iSCSI (IP SAN)
  • iSCSI targets with multiple LUNs per target (Note: The maximum number of targets is 256)
  • LUN mapping and masking
  • Online LUN capacity expansion
  • SPC-3 persistent reservation
  • MPIO & MC/S
  • iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) with VMware ESXi (Note: This feature requires a compatible Mellanox network card)
  • iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restoration
  • Virtual disks using iSCSI initiator (Note: The maximum number of virtual disks is eight)
  • Stack chaining master
  • Packaging Info
    Package Weight33.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28.25 x 22 x 10.25"
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