QNAP TS-932X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-932X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 5 x 3.5" & 4 x 2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-324 Quad-Core
  • 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 2 x 10GbE SFP+ | 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
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Built as a hybrid device for small and medium organizations and small offices, the TS-932X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP takes up less desktop space compared with other models in the same class, thanks to its drive layout, and presents a control panel embellished with brushed-metal aluminum and LED indicators. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-324 Quad-Core processor and 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 16GB.
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QNAP TS-932X Overview

Built as a hybrid device for small and medium organizations and small offices, the TS-932X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP takes up less desktop space compared with other models in the same class, thanks to its drive layout, and presents a control panel embellished with brushed-metal aluminum and LED indicators. It is powered by a 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-324 Quad-Core processor and 8GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 16GB.

Network connectivity is achieved using the two 10GbE SFP+ and two Gigabit Ethernet ports. The 10GbE ports can drive file transfers with sequential reads of up to 1966 MB/s and sequential writes up to 835 MB/s, while encrypted file transfers deliver read speeds of up to 1148 MB/s and write speeds of up to 478 MB/s.

This 9-bay enclosure has 5 drive bays that can natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSDs, plus four 2.5" SATA III drive bays that use SSDs for caching with auto tiering that continuously optimizes storage utilization across high-performance SSDs and high-capacity SATA drives. 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-932X 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 an included 120W AC adapter 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

Slim Size, Big Capacity

You may be surprised with the size of the TS-932X, which is a 9-bay NAS with a similar appearance as a regular 4-bay/6-bay NAS. The TS-932X strikes a balance between storage capacity and performance, making it a perfect companion for small and medium organizations and small offices. Design details also include succinct LED indicators, a brushed-metal aluminum control panel, and a drive bay layout that efficiently streamlines the physical footprint of the NAS.

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

The TS-932X is equipped with a Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-324 Cortex-A57 Quad-Core processor with 8GB of DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 16GB) and supports SATA III 6 Gb/s. When processing AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, the TS-932X also provides fast encryption performance while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the NAS. The TS-932X comes with a pair of 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks, delivering a speed increase for virtualization tasks, fast backup & restoration, and large data applications.

SSD Caching and Auto Tiering Enable Optimized Storage Efficiency

The TS-932X provides four 2.5" bays for SSD caching to improve the workflow of random IOPS demanding applications. Qtier Technology empowers the TS-932X 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 Storage & Snapshots Manager or File Station to manage snapshots and quickly 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 10 GbE Switch

QNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T unmanaged switches allow you to 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 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-932X 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-932X 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.

Complete Backup Planning

The TS-932X 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 an all-encompassing 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-932X 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 16 IP camera channels.

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 Using 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-932X can be mounted as local disks of other NAS, and you can create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS services to maximize storage utilization.

Note: ARM-based NAS does 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.

Effective Airflow and Thermal Design

The TS-932X is compact in size, offers large storage potential, and is kept cool by an effective airflow and thermal design. Heat is efficiently dissipated, ensuring the TS-932X performs smoothly even under the heaviest loads.

QNAP TS-932X Specs

Number of Bays5 x 3.5"
4 x 2.5"
Media Card SlotsNone
Connections3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
2 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
2 x SFP+ (10GbE)
1 x 3.5 mm (Audio Out)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA (Unspecified Version)
Form FactorDesktop
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60, JBOD, Single
Hot-Swap SupportYes
ProcessorAnnapurna Labs Alpine AL-324 ARM Cortex-A57 Quad-Core
Clock SpeedBase: 1.7 GHz
Total Installed Memory8 GB DDR4
User-Replaceable Memory1 x 8 GB
Total Memory Slots1 x SO-DIMM
Maximum Memory Capacity16 GB
Supported ProtocolsAFP
iSCSI Target256
Max Cameras Supported16
Max Concurrent Connections30
Max Sync Tasks32
Installed Operating SystemQTS 4.3.4
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.7 or Later
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
Windows Server 2003
Windows Server 2008 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2016
File System Formats SupportedInternal: EXT4
External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS
Supported BrowsersChrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Max Number of Printers Supported3
Power Consumption42.15 W (Typical)
21.66 W (Standby)
Power SourceAC Adapter
PSU Wattage1 x 120 W
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Encryption256-Bit AES
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
VPN Server Connections300
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Cooling1 x 140 mm Fan
Noise Level18.7 dBA
Built-In SpeakersYes, 1
Audible AlarmYes
IR SensorNone
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions7.1 x 8.8 x 8.8" / 18.03 x 22.35 x 22.35 cm
Weight7.78 lb / 3.53 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight10.88 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.15 x 13.65 x 10.05"
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