QNAP TS-832X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-832X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 8 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-324 Quad-Core
  • 2GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 2 x 10GbE SFP+ | 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
The TS-832X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP has been built with two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE networks at a more cost-effective price. It is also an ARM-based NAS that supports Qtier technology for efficient auto-tiered storage. Its PCIe slots increases its application potential, as users can install QNAP's QWA-AC2600 PCIe wireless network card to create a wireless base station that allows devices to directly connect for user-friendly access to its services and network connection.
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QNAP TS-832X Overview

The TS-832X 8-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP has been built with two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE networks at a more cost-effective price. It is also an ARM-based NAS that supports Qtier technology for efficient auto-tiered storage. Its PCIe slots increases its application potential, as users can install QNAP's QWA-AC2600 PCIe wireless network card to create a wireless base station that allows devices to directly connect for user-friendly access to its services and network connection.

This NAS is powered by a 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-324 Quad-Core processor and 2GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 16GB. The dual 10GbE ports drive non-encrypted read speeds of up to 2300 MB/s and write speeds of up to 756 MB/s, while transferring files with encryption allows for read speeds of up to 1187 MB/s and write speeds of 467 MB/s. There are also two Gigabit Ethernet ports.

This 8-bay enclosure can natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III hard drives and SSDs. When equipped with SSDs, users will have the option to take advantage of SSD caching to improve the workflow of random IOPS-demanding applications. Using the three 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, including two UX-800P or UX-500P expansion enclosures. Additionally, the TS-832X is validated with 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, 60, and + hot spare, each of which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. It operates using a 250W power supply and includes two Ethernet cables, a power cord, flat head screws for 3.5" HDDs, and flat head screws for 2.5" HDDs. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

1.7 GHz Quad-Core CPU & Dual 10GbE SFP+ Ports

The TS-832X is equipped with a 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-324 Cortex-A57 Quad-Core processor with 2GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM (upgradeable to 16GB) and supports SATA III 6 Gb/s. When processing AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, the TS-832X also provides encryption performance while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the NAS. The TS-832X comes with two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks, delivering a speed increase for virtualization tasks, fast backup & restoration, and large-data applications.

When using both 10GbE ports, read speeds reach up to 2300 MB/s, while write speeds max out at 756 MB/s. When transferring with encryption, read speeds can reach up to 1187 MB/s, while data is written at up to 467 MB/s.

Extend NAS Functionality with Two PCIe Slots

The TS-832X features two PCIe slots (one PCIe Gen2 x1 and one PCIe Gen2 x2) that allow for installing various expansion cards for greater application potential.

10GbE Adapters
Support fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks such as fast backup/restoration for an ever-growing amount of data and virtualization.

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

10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Cards
USB 3.1, also known as USB 3.1 Gen 2, provides faster maximum speeds of 10 Gb/s - double that of USB 3.0 (USB 3.1 Gen 1) - to greatly boost data transfer performance, allowing compatibility with faster USB devices for transferring large-sized media files.

Wireless Network Cards
Use WirelessAP Station along with a PCIe wireless network card (for example: QNAP QWA-AC2600) to transform the NAS into a convenient wireless base station, allowing network resources of the NAS to be shared with multiple devices.

SSD Caching and Auto Tiering Enable Optimized Storage Efficiency

The TS-832X supports SSD caching to improve the workflow of random IOPS-demanding applications. Qtier Technology empowers the TS-832X with automatic tiering that continuously optimizes storage utilization across high-performance SSD and high-capacity SATA drives. 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.

Snapshots - A Modern Way to Protect Data

Essential for NAS data protection, snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and the metadata. You can use the Storage & Snapshots Manager or File Station to manage snapshots and restore the system to its normal state if an error occurs. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record the changed data. Not only does this save storage space, but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data.

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.

Host Container Applications

Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub to import/export container apps and manage access controls, enjoying the benefit of easy installation, transferability, and high-efficiency, as well as rapidly deploying application services across several platforms including the cloud, servers, and PCs.

QTS NAS Operating System

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

Optimized Collaboration with Seamless File Sharing and Sync

The TS-832X 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-832X will be made available for 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.

Complete Backup Planning

The TS-832X provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.

Snapshots for Volume & LUN
Block-based snapshots are a dependable method for protecting data in the face of the growing threat of ransomware. Snapshots can be taken by schedule or manually and then backed up to other NAS/servers to provide a backup solution.

Windows and Mac Backup Use the free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up/restore files from Windows computers. Time Machine is also supported for Mac users. 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.

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-832X 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, or use USB webcams as ONVIF network camera with the QUSBCam2 app.

Flexible and Economical 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.

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 two UX-800P or UX-500P expansion enclosures and use the Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.

Expand Storage Capacity of Other QNAP NAS with Virtual JBOD

QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage capacity of your QNAP NAS with unused storage space from other QNAP NAS. The unused storage capacity of the TS-832X can be mounted as local disks in other NAS, and you can create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS services to maximize storage utilization.

Note: ARM-based NAS do not currently support the VJBOD "Host" function to utilize other NAS storage space.

More Productivity Applications

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.

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

Browser Station
Enable remote access through NAS-hosted web browsers to access local LAN resources without needing 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.
UPC: 885022015252

QNAP TS-832X Specs

Hardware Specifications
CPU1.7 GHz Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-324 ARM Cortex-A57 Quad-Core processor
Encryption AccelerationYes
System Memory2GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM (1 x 2 GB)
Maximum Memory16 GB (1 x 16 GB)
Memory Slots1 x SO-DIMM slot
Flash Memory512 MB NAND Flash
Drive Bays8 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s HDD or SSD hot-swappable bays
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port2 x 10GbE SFP+
Gigabit Ethernet Port2 x Gigabit RJ45
USB Ports3 x USB 3.0 Type-A (Front: 1; Rear: 2)
PCIe SlotsSlot 1: Gen2 x1 (for Wi-Fi AIC)
Slot 2: Gen2 x2
Audio1 x Built-in speaker
1 x 3.5mm line out jack

Note: You cannot use the speakers and line out jack simultaneously
LED IndicatorsStatus/Power, LAN, USB, and HDD 1-8
ButtonsPower, Reset, and USB One-touch-copy
System WarningBuzzer
Form FactorTower
Power ConsumptionHDD Standby:24.53 W
In Operation:49.43 W
Sound Level20.7 dBA
FansSystem: 2 x 12 cm smart fans (12 VDC)
CPU: 1 x 6 cm fan
Power Supply Unit250 W, 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 3.5 A
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
Dimensions7.41 x 12.96 x 11.01" / 188.2 x 329.2 x 279.7 mm
Weight14.37 lb / 6.52 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+
  • TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
  • 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
  • FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption*
  • AES 256-bit external drive encryption
  • Importable SSL certificates
  • Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, beep, and push service
  • 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 Pro
  • Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator)
  • Max No. of virtual disk drives: 8
  • Packaging Info
    Package Weight17.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.75 x 15.5 x 11.75"
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