QNAP TS-963X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-963X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-963X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 5 x 3.5" & 4 x 2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2.0 GHz AMD GX-420MC Quad-Core
  • 8GB of DDR3L RAM
  • 1 x 10GbE | 1 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A | 2 x USB 2.0 Type-A
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, JBOD & Single
  • Up to 779 MB/s Read & 569 MB/s Write
  • AES-NI & AES 256-Bit Encryption
  • SSD Caching & Auto Tiering
  • QTS 4.3.4 Operating System
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Built with several QNAP technologies, including VJBOD, Container Station, and Virtualization Station, the TS-963X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP has the potential to empower a wide range of business applications and can also be easily expanded to fit future data storage requirements. Designed for small- and medium-sized businesses, it is powered by a 2.0 GHz AMD GX-420MC Quad-Core processor and 8GB of DDR3L RAM, which can be upgraded to 16GB.

Network connectivity is achieved using one 10GbE port, which supports speeds of 10 Gb/s, 5 Gb/s, 2.5 Gb/s, 1 Gb/s, and 100 Mb/s, plus one Gigabit Ethernet port. The 10GbE port can drive file transfers with sequential reads of up to 779 MB/s and sequential writes up to 569 MB/s, while encrypted file transfers deliver read speeds of up to 508 MB/s and write speeds of up to 513 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 two 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports and two 480 Mb/s USB 2.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, including one UX-800P and/or UX-500P expansion enclosures. Additionally, the TS-963X is validated with AES-NI and 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. For those who do not need the benefits of a RAID, JBOD, and single disk modes are also available. This NAS 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

Improved Performance for Your Applications
The TS-963X is equipped with an embedded 2.0 GHz AMD G-Series GX-420MC Quad-Core processor with a high-performance, low-power, system-on-chip (SoC) design which delivers great performance and high-power efficiency. The 8GB of DDR3L system memory can be upgraded to 16GB to further boost system performance. With four built-in 2.5" druve bays for SSDs and a 10GBASE-T port, the read/write throughput can reach up to 779 / 569 M/s (unencrypted) and 508 / 513 MB/s (AES-256 volume encryption with AES-NI acceleration).
Built-in 10GBASE-T Port for Accelerated Workflows
The TS-963X supports the out-of-box 10GbE connectivity with a built-in 10GBASE-T port that supports five speeds (10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G / 100M). The 10GBASE-T port utilizes the Aquantia AQtion™ AQC107, an enterprise-class multi-gigabit Ethernet controller, which lets you quickly perform more applications such as database transfers, virtual machine storage, and big data backups.
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.
Boost Performance with SSDs and Qtier
The TS-963X comes with four dedicated 2.5" drives bays that are made for installing SSDs. With SSDs, you can enable Qtier which offers both tiered storage and cache-like mechanisms for both volumes and iSCSI LUNs. This allows the TS-963X to be further accelerated to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications such as virtualization.
High-Flexibility Virtualization and Virtual Switches
The TS-963X supports versatile virtualization technologies such as containers (LXC and Docker) and virtual machines (VMs), so you can migrate existing applications to or deploy new solutions on the TS-963X. Virtual switches support several modes for connecting containers, VMs, NAS, and physical network interfaces for flexibly deploying business IT infrastructure while ensuring high security.
Secure Your Data with Snapshots and Hybrid Backup Sync
A complete disaster recovery plan requires multiple layers of data protection and backups. The TS-963X can use snapshots to record the state of files and changes to them at the block level, so you can quickly revert to previous versions should an accident (such as deletion or malware attack) occur. For added data security, the Hybrid Backup Sync app can help back up, restore, and sync files to/from local external devices, remote NAS, and public cloud services.
File Exchange with Cross-Platform File Sharing and Qsync
The TS-963X supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Data can be centrally stored and protected by rigid security measures provided by the TS-963X. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server, or built-in LDAP service. To sync data across devices, including mobile phones and tablets, simply install Qsync Central on the NAS and Qsync clients on other devices to enjoy a fast, private, secure, and real-time file sync service.
More Possibilities, Endless Apps
The TS-963X is powered by QTS, an intelligent, app-driven operating system that provides key functionality such as Qtier, RAID 50/60 support, Qboost, OCR Converter, and much more. The QTS App Center also provides a wide range of QNAP and trusted third-party apps to boost the functionality and possibilities of the TS-963X, including QVR Pro, Mattermost, Acronis True Image, Domotz, and more.
Reliable, High-Performance Storage for Virtualization
The TS-963X 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-963X provides a high-performance, reliable, and affordable storage solution for virtualization environments. VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX are also supported 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.
Create a Professional Surveillance System
The TS-963X provides an intelligent surveillance management system for managing real-time monitoring, video & audio recording, and playback to safeguard your work environment. You can even use USB webcams as affordable IP cameras with the free QUSBCam2 app. The TS-963X also supports QVR Pro, the next-generation QNAP NVR system, that allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the NAS and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS.

Note: QVR Pro supports 8 free channels for surveillance monitoring (expandable to 128 channels with additional channel license purchase).
Protect Your Data with Encryption and Other Security Features
The AMD Embedded G-Series GX-420MC processor inside the TS-963X features hardware-accelerated encryption, and is capable of encrypting volumes, shared folders, and/or LUN with AES-256 encryption without sacrificing performance. Other security features include 2-step authentication, IP address filtering, virus and malware scanners, and much more. You can also set permissions for users and folders to block access from unauthorized users and apps.
User-Friendly Expansion for Future Storage Needs
As your business grows, so does your storage requirements. The storage capacity of the TS-963X can be expanded by using QNAP VJBOD technology that allows the TS-963X to be expanded using the unused storage capacity from another QNAP NAS, or by using up to one UX-800P and/or UX-500P expansion enclosures.
UPC: 885022014965
In the Box
QNAP TS-963X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • 120W AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Flat Head Screws for 3.5" HDDs
  • Flat Head Screws for 2.5" HDDs
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    Hardware Specifications
    CPU 2.0 GHz AMD G-Series GX-420MC Quad-Core
    Encryption Acceleration AES-NI
    System Memory 8 GB DDR3L (1 x 8 GB)
    Maximum Memory 16 GB (2 x 8 GB)
    Memory Slots 2 x SO-DIMM slots
    Drive Bays 5 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s bays
    4 x 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s bays
    Gigabit Ethernet Port 1 x RJ45
    10 Gigabit Ethernet Port 1 x RJ45 10GBASE-T, supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M speeds

    Note: Please use Cat 6a or Cat 7 LAN cables to achieve 10GbE speed over longer distance (not included)
    USB Port 2 x USB 3.0 Type-A (1 front, 1 rear)
    2 x USB 2.0 Type-A (rear)
    Audio 3.5 mm line-out jack, speaker, and alarm buzzer
    Buttons Power, One Touch Copy, and Reset
    Security Slot Kensington security slot
    Form Factor Tower
    Power Consumption HDD Standby: 35.6 4W
    In Operation: 53.06 W
    Sound Level Sound pressure (LpAm): 17.3 dBA
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Relative Humidity 5 to 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 81°F / 27°C
    Power Supply Unit 120 W external adapter, 100-240 VAC
    Fan 1 x 14 cm smart Fan (12 VDC)
    Dimensions 7.17 x 8.86 x 8.82" / 182.12 x 225.04 x 224.03 mm
    Weight 7.78 lb / 3.53 kg
    Software Specifications
    Operating System QTS 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 Browsers Apple Safari 7 or later
    Google Chrome
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later
    Mozilla Firefox
    Supported Languages Chinese (Traditional & 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 System Internal Hard Drive
    EXT4

    External Hard Drive
    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)
  • 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, and audio
  • 2-step verification
  • QVPN Service QVPN Server
    - Secure remote access with PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, and OpenVPN VPN services
    - Support for a maximum of 100 clients
    - Support for domain users

    VPN Client
    - Supports 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 Weight 11.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.8 x 13.2 x 10.0"
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