QNAP TS-1677X 16-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-1677X 16-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 12 x 3.5" & 4 x 2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 3.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 2 x 10GbE | 4 x Gigabit Ethernet
The TS-1677X 16-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP provides advanced capabilities to help organizations develop cost-efficient, AI-oriented big data storage solutions. Combined with a high-end graphics card (separately sold), SSD caching, and QNAP's "QuAI" AI developed package, the data stored on the TS-1677X can be leveraged to quickly build, train, and optimize AI model-based services, which is beneficial for exploring intelligent services and greater business value.

QNAP TS-1677X 16-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-1677X Overview

The TS-1677X 16-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP provides advanced capabilities to help organizations develop cost-efficient, AI-oriented big data storage solutions. Combined with a high-end graphics card (separately sold), SSD caching, and QNAP's "QuAI" AI developed package, the data stored on the TS-1677X can be leveraged to quickly build, train, and optimize AI model-based services, which is beneficial for exploring intelligent services and greater business value.

The TS-1677X is powered by a 3.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad-Core processor, which can be overclocked to 3.4 GHz, and 4GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB. Network connectivity is achieved using the four Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, which support failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking, and NIC teaming. The 10GbE ports can also drive file transfers with sequential reads of up to 2373 MB/s and sequential writes up to 2224 MB/s. A 40GbE network card can be installed in one of the three PCIe slots, as can M.2 SSDs, 10GbE cards, graphics cards, and wireless network cards.

This 16-bay enclosure has 12 drive bays that can natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSDD, plus four 2.5" SATA III drive bays that use SSDs for caching with auto tiering that continuously tiers files and data based on their access frequency. Using the seven 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports and one USB 3.0 Type-C port, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, including UX-800P, UX-500P, and REXP-1000 Pro expansion enclosures. Additionally, the TS-1677X is validated with AES-NI and FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.

QNAP has engineered this NAS to support JBOD and single disk modes, plus a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, each of which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. It operates using a 550W power supply and includes two Ethernet cables, a power cord, flat head screws for 2.5" HDDs, and flat head screws for M.2 SSDs. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

GPU-Accelerated NAS for AI Machine Learning

The TS-1677X provides cutting-edge capabilities to help organizations develop cost-efficient AI-oriented big data storage solutions. Combined with a high-end graphics card, SSD caching, and QNAP's "QuAI" AI developer package, the vast data stored on the TS-1677X can be leveraged to quickly build, train, and optimize AI model-based services, beneficial for exploring intelligent services and greater business value.

AMD Ryzen Performance and up to 64GB RAM

Powered by a high-performance 3.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad-Core processor with AES-NI encryption acceleration and 4GB DDR4 RAM that can be upgraded to 64GB, the TS-1677X delivers aggressive, yet power-smart performance to meet your multitasking demands, including running multiple virtual machines simultaneously. For resource-demanding business applications such as VDI, R&D, private cloud, and server virtualization, look no further than the TS-1677X

When using dual 10GbE connections, sequential file transfers operate with read speeds up to 2373 MB/s and writes up to 2224 MB/s. When encrypted transfers are done via 10GbE, read speeds can reach 2323 MB/s and writes can reach 2185 MB/s.

Hardware Engineering with High I/O Expandability

The hardware of the TS-1677X bolsters overall system performance. Coupled with the flexible and expandable architecture, the TS-1677X fulfills diversified application needs.

LCD Display
Provides quick system information for easier system management.

Infrared Receiver
Works with QNAP's remote control (P/N: RM-IR004, sold separately) to control multimedia functions. A PCIe graphics card with HDMI output is required.

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.

Up to 64GB DDR4 RAM
Supports four DDR4 UDIMM memory modules. Includes 4GB RAM as standard.

Multi-Core AMD Ryzen Processor
Featuring the "Zen" core architecture 3.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad-Core processor with turbo core up to 3.4 GHz.

3 x PCIe Expansion Slots
Supports 10GbE/40GbE adapters, graphics cards, USB 3.1 cards, and QM2 expansion cards.

USB 3.0 Type-A & Type-C Ports
Up to 5 Gb/s data transfer speeds and backward compatibility with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.

4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Suitable for service binding, port trunking, and MPIO configurations.

2 x 10GBASE-T Ethernet Ports
Supports 5-speeds (10GBASE-T/5GBASE-T/2.5GBASE-T/1000BASE-T/100BASE-TX) and is backwards compatible with Cat-5E cables (and later) with standard RJ45 connectors.

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

550W Power Supply
Provides a 8-pin (6+2) power connector and a 6-pin power connector for a graphics card.

1 x Built-In Speaker
Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings.

Built-In Dual 10GbE 10GBASE-T Ports

The TS-1677X offers not only four Gigabit Ethernet ports, but also two 10GBASE-T RJ45 ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks and accelerate applications such as virtualization and on-the-fly video editing. The 10GBASE-T RJ45 ports also support 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M speeds to fulfill various bandwidth demands.

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.

Extend NAS Functionality with PCIe Slots

The TS-1677X features three PCIe slots (1 x PCIe 3.0 x8, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x4, and 1 x PCIe 2.0 x4) that allow for installing various expansion cards to increase application potential.

10GbE/40GbE Adapters
Enables fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration.

QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE Cards
Add M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity to the NAS for optimized performance.

Graphics Cards
Accelerated NAS video processing and GPU computing empowers AI machine learning and supports GPU passthrough to VMs.

Wireless Network Cards
Works with WirelessAP Station to transform the NAS into a convenient 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. The TS-1677X provides a 550W power supply to help ensure compatibility with high-end graphics cards that can greatly empower applications, including data-intensive AI machine learning, imaging processing, and virtual machine performance via GPU passthrough. When watching videos with the TS-1677X, 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-1677X provides four 2.5" drive bays for SSD caching which help improve the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications, such as virtualization. Qtier Technology empowers the TS-1677X with auto tiering that continuously tiers files and data based on their access frequency. Qtier 2.0 also 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 SSDs.

Performance & Reliability

The TS-1677X supports advanced business features to provide maximized efficiency, performance, and to ensure round-the-clock services.

RAID 50/60
For a NAS with over 10 disks, RAID 50/60 not only provides greater data protection than RAID 5/6, but also maximizes available storage space compared to RAID 10. RAID 50/60 provides notable performance and protection for businesses of all sizes, including applications such as professional video streaming and databases.

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

Central Management
QRM+ provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor, and manage 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-1677X 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-1677X 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 Server 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

Run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, Android, and vQTS virtual machines and access them via a web browser or VNC (Virtual Network Computing). Businesses can consolidate existing physical servers into virtual machines on their NAS to reduce operating and maintenance costs.

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.

Host Multiple Virtual QTS Systems On a Single NAS

Based on Virtualization Station, vQTS allows for creating isolated virtual QTS systems to provide benefits for resource segregation, multi-tenant environments, and flexible application deployment. vQTS can also help optimize power usage, costs, and physical space. You can host multiple independent QTS systems on the TS-1677X, while each virtual QTS can be used by different departments and teams with their own privilege settings and application environments, realizing greater business flexibility in management and applications.

Complete Backup Planning

The TS-1677X provides flexible backup and disaster recovery solutions to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with greater cost-efficiency and productivity.

Windows and Mac Backup

Use the 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 operation makes it a dependable method for mitigating the growing threat of ransomware. The TS-1677X supports up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and maximum 1024 snapshots per NAS.

VM Backup

With potentially huge storage capacities, high performance, integrated virtualization solutions, and support for snapshots that record the state of the system at any time, the TS-1677X is suited for backing up virtual machines.

Enjoy the Roon Experience Without a PC

Roon, the music player for music lovers, identifies all the music stored on the NAS and consolidates them in Roon's interconnected digital library. You can browse and play music with Roon apps on compatible devices for multi-zone multimedia experiences. The TS-1677X supports the Roon Server app in the QTS App Center and provides the performance, storage potential, and SSD caching to optimize music streaming, providing a solid choice for an immersive music experience!

QVR Pro Surveillance Solution

QNAP's QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on TS-1677X and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live viewing and playback is greatly simplified. You can also use the QVR Pro Client mobile app to monitor your cameras from anywhere, or use a USB webcam as an 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.

More Productivity Applications

DJ2 Live
Live broadcasting through QNAP NAS, while also streaming to public clouds. The footage is saved directly to the NAS for later playback.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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-1677X.

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 up to two UX-800P, two UX-500P, or up to 4 REXP-1000 Pro expansion enclosures. Use the Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.
UPC: 885022015115

QNAP TS-1677X Specs

Hardware Specifications
  • 3.1 GHz AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Quad-Core/8-Thread Processor
  • Turbo Core: 3.4 GHz
  • Architecture: 64-bit
  • Graphics: Optional (with PCIe expansion card)
  • Encryption Engine: AES-NI
  • System Memory4 GB DDR4 RAM (1 x 4 GB)
    Maximum Memory64 GB (4 x 16 GB)
    Memory Slots4 x DIMM (for dual- or quad-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules)
    Drive Bays12 x 3.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s bays
    4 x 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s bays
    Drive Compatibility3.5" Bays
    3.5" SATA hard drives
    2.5" SATA hard drives
    2.5" SATA solid-state drives

    2.5" Bays
    2.5" solid-state drives
    10 Gigabit Ethernet Port2 x 10GBASE-T RJ45, supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M

    Note: Please use CAT6a or CAT 7 LAN cables (sold separately) to achieve 10GbE speeds
    Gigabit Ethernet Port4 x RJ45
    USB PortFront: 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A
    Back: 6 x USB 3.0 Type-A & 1 x USB 3.0 Type-C

    Note: The front USB port comes with a one-touch copy button
    PCIe SlotsSlot 1: Gen3 x8
    Slot 2: Gen3 x4
    Slot 3: Gen2 x4
    HDMI OutputOptional with PCIe expansion card
    Audio2 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jacks
    1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
    1 x speaker
    Alarm buzzer

    Note: You cannot use the speakers and the line-out jack simultaneously
    IR SensorYes

    Note: Requires an optional graphics card and RM-IR004 remote control
    Form FactorTower
    Power Supply Unit550 W, 100-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    FansSystem: 3 x 9.2 cm fans (12V DC)
    CPU: 2 x 9 cm fans
    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
    Dimensions11.96 x 14.56 x 12.59" / 30.38 x 36.98 x 31.98 cm
    Weight29.52 lb / 13.39 kg
    Software Specifications
    Operating SystemQTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)
    Client Operating Systems
  • Apple Mac OS 10.7 or later
  • Linux and UNIX
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016
  • 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
    Supported File SystemsInternal Hard Drives

    External Hard Drives
    EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, and exFAT

    Note: To use exFat, you must purchase an exFAT driver license from License Center
    Network & Virtual Switch- 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 O
  • nline 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 Weight34.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)19 x 18 x 17"
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