Built to deliver high performance, flexible expansion capabilities, and versatile applications for small- and medium-sized businesses, the TS-832XU 8-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a 2 RU rackmount NAS that is 10GbE ready with two SFP+ ports that are capable of high-speed data transmission. It is equipped with a PCIe Gen 2.0 x4/x2 slot that can accommodate a QNAP QM2 expansion card for adding additional 10GbE connectivity and/or storage with an M.2 PCIe or SATA SSD. The TS-832XU may also be deployed to suit various needs for data storage, file backup, disaster recovery, containerized applications, surveillance, and more.
The TS-832XU is powered by a 1.7 GHz AnnapurnaLabs Alpine AL-324 ARM Cortex-A57 Quad-Core processor. The 4GB of DDR4 RAM has a configuration of 1 x 4GB, which may be upgraded to 16GB and will allow quick access to frequently used files and programs. Network connectivity is achieved using the two 10GbE SFP+ ports, as well as two Gigabit Ethernet RJ45 ports which support failover, multi-IP settings, and port trunking/NIC teaming. There is also support for JBOD, single disk, and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, as well as hot spare and global hot spare. Each RAID mode offers data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.
This 8-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA II 3 Gb/s and SATA III 6 Gb/s hard drives or SSD drives, and screws are included that accommodate each drive size. With both 10GbE ports in use, the TS-832XU can deliver download speeds of up to 2134 MB/s and write speeds of up to 725 MB/s. When using both 10GbE ports with volume encryption, which helps to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches, download speeds top out at 1263 MB/s and upload speeds reach 441 MB/s. Using the four external USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other devices, such as QNAP expansion units. Up to two TR-002, TR-004, TR-004U, UX-800U-RP, or UX-1200U-RP expansion enclosures are supported.
QNAP's TS-832XU 8-Bay NAS Enclosure operates using a single 250W power supply. Included are two Ethernet cables, a power cord, 32 x 3.5" HDD flat head screws, and 24 x 2.5" HDD flat head screws. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.