QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-231P 12TB 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (2 x 6TB)

QNAP TS-231P 12TB 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (2 x 6TB)

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QNAP TS-231P 12TB 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Kit with Seagate NAS Drives (2 x 6TB) QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure Seagate 6TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD

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Product Highlights

  • 12TB Storage Capacity
  • 2 x 6TB 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" NAS HDDs
  • 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-212 Dual-Core
  • 1GB of DDR3 RAM
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports
  • Up to 224 MB/s Read & 176 MB/s Write
  • Encrypted: up to 179 MB/s Throughput
  • AES 256-Bit Full Volume Encryption
  • Multimedia Streaming via DLNA & AirPlay
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Capacity: 12TB (2 x 6TB)

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QNAP TS-231P-US overview

  • 1Description

This B&H Kit combines the QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure with two Seagate 6TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDDs for a total storage capacity of 12TB.

  • QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

    The TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a powerful, yet affordable 2-bay NAS for small and home offices that can be used for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment with many feature-rich apps available, including Notes Station, QmailAgent, and Qcontactz. Its dual drive bays are capable of supporting 3.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives, as well as 2.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) and SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives and SSDs.

    The TS-231P runs on the QTS 4.2 operating system, which is a browser-based operating system which helps to simplify managing your QNAP NAS. Its CPU is a 1.7 GHz Alpine AL-212 Dual-Core and its 1GB of DDR3 RAM allows frequently-used files and applications to be quickly accessed. The NAS is capable of achieving read speeds of up to 224 MB/s and write speeds of up to 176 MB/s, as well as transfer speeds of over 179 MB/s with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption. It features three USB 3.0 ports which allows it to be connected to your Windows, Mac, or Linux/UNIX system. Network connectivity is achieved via two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports, with link aggregation to increase the total data transmission potential. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations, and data may also be made remotely available through the free iOS and Android applications.

    The TS-231P is engineered for quiet operations, generating 19.2 dBA at low speeds. It operates on 100-240 VAC and includes two Ethernet cables, flathead screws for 3.5" and 2.5" drives, a 65W power adapter, and a power cord. It is protected by a limited 2-year warranty.

    General Features

    Dual-Core Processor
    Equipped with an Alpine AL-212 dual-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A15 processor and 1GB of DDR3 RAM, the TS-231P is a high-performance NAS for home, workgroups, and SOHO users, providing performance of up to 224 MB/s read speeds and 176 MB/s write speeds. The TS-231P's enhanced hardware-based encryption and decryption engine provides read speeds of over 179 MB/s with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while helping to ensure the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the NAS. When used with a compatible 802.11ac or dual-band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz 802.11n USB Wi-Fi adapter, the TS-231P becomes a media center with high speeds for transferring a large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-intensive multimedia.
    QTS
    Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter and smoother. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency.
    Dual LAN Support
    The TS-231P supports multiple port-trunking modes, enabling administrators to set up link aggregation to increase total data transmission potential. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations. Supported port-trunking modes include: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing), and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing).
    QmailAgent
    QmailAgent is an online email client that helps you manage multiple email accounts, allowing you to access all of your emails and to easily switch between different accounts. It provides complete functionality for composing, reading, and organizing emails. You can even attach files, photos, and documents from the TS-231P when composing emails. iOS and Android users can use the QmailClient app to quickly check multiple email accounts with mobile devices, and to browse & send emails using the QmailAgent on their TS-231P. You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TS-231P, to make searching through and managing massive amounts of emails much easier.
    Qcontactz
    Qcontactz with the high-capacity TS-231P helps you centrally store and manage contact information for colleagues, business partners, families, and friends. Other features include: importing from Google accounts, importing/exporting CSV or vCARD 3.0 files, automatic identification of frequently-used contacts, encryption for sensitive/confidential contact information, smart searching, and more. Qcontactz offers snapshot backups that enable you to revert to a previous version of your contacts list according to your needs. A companion app for Android phones and iPhone is also available for easy access to contacts. Qcontactz can also be used with QmailAgent to create the perfect email workflow environment.
    Backup Solutions to Secure Data
    The TS-231P is a comprehensive centralized backup center for multiple files. The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on USB drives to the TS-231P or alternatively to back up data from the TS-231P to USB drives. You can use QNAP NetBak Replicator to back up files on Windows (including Outlook email archiving) to the TS-231P, or use Time Machine for Mac data backup. A wide range of third-party backup software (such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec) are also supported to facilitate system backup and restoration.
    Disaster Recovery Solutions
    Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) into a single app for easily transferring data to local, remote, and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. Supported cloud services include Amazon Glacier, Azure Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, Yandex Disk, Box and Amazon S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services. Hybrid Backup Sync supports multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, file compression to save storage space, and more.
    Security Options
    In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-231P provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. Administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-231P supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
    Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
    The TS-231P supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs, and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-231P.
    Manage Your Files via the Internet
    File Station brings conventional desktop-style file operations to web browsers, allowing you to upload, download, and manage files on your TS-231P wherever there is an Internet connection. Supporting file extraction, folder creation, and smart search for files and folders, File Station also allows you to easily share files via unique URLs protected with reliable security features, SSL, and password options. You can even directly browse and transfer files between the TS-231P and public cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Box, Yandex Disk, and Amazon Drive, open office files directly with a Google Chrome office extension, and also view your files on Google Docs or Office Online.
    Container Station - LXC and Docker Containers Inclusive
    QNAP Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-231P, as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. It supports container import/export, permission settings, and an Online Document app for directly viewing, editing, and storing files of various types on your NAS (including Office documents, images, and text files). An informative dashboard and flexible user interface guides you in managing multiple containers, allowing you to enjoy the playground of virtual containers with the TS-231P.
    Private Cloud
    In contrast to the limited storage space and potential security concerns of public cloud services, the TS-231P is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud where you have full control over how your data is used and transmitted. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TS-231P, allowing you to play & share multimedia from the TS-231P or to conveniently check the system status from anywhere.
    File Synchronization Across Multiple Devices
    Qsync turns your TS-231P into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-231P will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
    Surveillance Solution
    Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording, and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS or Android devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-231P. The TS-231P offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 25 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
    Photo Station
    Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-231P to create & organize your photo albums through a web browser, and share with your family and friends through social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, and Pinterest. With the Qfile and Qphoto mobile apps (for iOS and Android), you can also instantly upload your new photos from your mobile device to the TS-231P.
    Music Station
    Music Station helps categorize your music collection and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the Music Station web player, you can enjoy your music anytime, anywhere with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are also built-into the Music Station for you to enjoy. Stream via AirPlay and DLNA for music throughout your home, listen to your favorite songs streamed from iTunes Server or play music via web browsers on your PC, and listen to music on mobile devices using the Qmusic app.
    Multi-Zone Multimedia Control
    Use your TS-231P as a multi-zone multimedia system to fill every corner of your house with your choice of media. You can centrally manage and stream photos, music, and videos from the TS-231P to different rooms from a single device using Bluetooth & USB devices connected to the TS-231P (music streaming only), DLNA, Apple TV, and Chromecast. Every room member in different zones can enjoy the convenience and simplicity for media playback and multimedia storage. The TS-231P is also a powerful streaming machine with DLNA, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google TV support with the support of Plex Media Server. To stream multimedia via Chromecast, you must first install the multimedia extension pack from the QTS App Center.
    24/7 Download Center
    The TS-231P is the perfect download center for high-speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), FTP/FTPS, and HTTP/HTTPS downloads, and supports loading RSS feeds. After you have finished setting your download tasks, you can turn off your computer and the TS-231P will silently finish downloading them. By installing the Qget app in your mobile devices, you can easily search download sources, download contents to the NAS, and manage download tasks on mobile devices from almost anywhere.
    Access and Enjoy with Your Tablets and Smartphones
    The TS-231P is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share NAS files as if you are carrying all of them in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the TS-231P and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-231P remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC. You can take and share digital notes with Qnotes, and enjoy and share music, photos, and videos on the TS-231P virtually anywhere and anytime with Qmusic, Qphoto, and Qvideo apps.
    Install-on-demand Apps to Extend NAS Functionality
    The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps, adding potentially limitless opportunities for the TS-231P.
    Energy-Saving Design
    The TS-231P features an energy-efficient dual-core ARM processor that maintains high performance in system operations and is suitable for an always-online personal cloud without running up a high electricity bill. Additional energy-saving features include hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN.
    NAS Management Tools
    Instant Alert Notifications: With the SMTP and SMS settings on the Turbo NAS, system administrators will get notifications via SMS or email if an error occurs.

    Resource Monitor: Easily monitor CPU, memory, disk & network bandwidth usage, as well as currently-running Turbo NAS apps and services.

    Wake-on-LAN: Administrators can turn on the Turbo NAS via LAN to save energy and improve security.

    Scheduled Power On/Off: Administrators can flexibly set up the time of powering on/off the Turbo NAS, with a maximum of 15 schedules for setting powering on, off, or rebooting.

    S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS): The Turbo NAS supports HDD S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) which monitors the hard drive status, and sends out email notifications for administrators to take action. The HHD Health Scanning technology can also examine hard drive status and prevent possible data loss.

    Comprehensive Event Logs: The Turbo NAS supports Syslog server that collects logs from various connected devices over the Internet and saves the data, enabling centralized log management with greater efficiency.
    Additional Features
    FTP Server: The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission.

    Web Server: The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS for reduced IT costs.

    RADIUS Server: The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.

    VPN Server: The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.

    Printer Server: The Turbo NAS supports Printer server to send remote printing request over the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management, and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
    UPC: 885022011827
  • 2 x Seagate 6TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD

    Designed for use in 1-8 bay NAS environments within home, SOHO, and SMB environments, the 6TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD from Seagate is built to withstand 24x7 operations, or 8760 hours per year. This 6TB drive has been equipped with a SATA III 6 Gb/s interface, a rotational speed of 7200 rpm, a 3.5" form factor, and a 128MB cache, providing users with an ample storage capacity and data transfer speeds of up to 195 MB/s. This IronWolf hard drive also has an MTBF rating of 1 million hours, 600,000 load/unload cycles, 1 in 1015 non-recoverable read errors per bits read, and a workload rate of up to 180TB per year. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

    General Features

    Optimized for NAS with AgileArray
    AgileArray is built for dual-plane balancing and RAID optimization in multi-bay environments with advanced power management
    Reduced Lag Times
    Improved performance means reduced lag times or downtime for users during high traffic time for the NAS
    IronWolf Health Management
    IronWolf Health Management focuses on prevention, intervention, and recovery
    Rotational Vibration (RV) Mitigation
    IronWolf comes standard with RV sensors to maintain high performance in multi-bay NAS enclosures
    Multi-User Environments
    IronWolf provides a workload rate of 180TB per year
    Cache Memory
    IronWolf provides 128MB of cache memory, allowing your NAS to serve data faster
    1.0 Million Hours MTBF | Limited 3-Year Warranty
    This represents an improved total cost of ownership (TCO) over desktop drives with reduced maintenance costs
    Designed for 24x7 Performance
    Access your data on your NAS at virtually any time, whether remotely or on site

    Best-Fit Applications

    1-8 bay business network attached storage (NAS)
    Desktop RAIDs and servers
    Multimedia server storage
    Private cloud
    UPC: 763649117545
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Table of Contents
  • 1Description
  • QNAP TS-231P 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
    General
    Number of Bays 2 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Media Card Slots None
    Connections 2 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory 512 MB NAND
    Computing
    Processor ARM Cortex-A15 Dual-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 1.7GHz
    Total Installed Memory 1 GB DDR3
    Networking
    Supported Protocols AFP
    CIFS/SMB
    FTP
    FTPS
    HTTP
    HTTPS
    IPv4
    IPv6
    L2TP/IPSec
    NFS
    OpenVPN
    PPTP
    SFTP
    SMSC
    SMTP
    SNMP
    SSH
    TFTP
    Telnet
    iSCSI
    iSCSI LUN 256
    iSCSI Target 256
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    Installed Operating System QTS 4.2
    File System Formats Supported External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS
    Internal: EXT4
    Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
    Supported Languages Brazilian Portuguese
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Finnish
    French
    German
    Greek
    Hungarian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Norwegian
    Polish
    Romanian
    Russian
    Simplified Chinese
    Spanish
    Swedish
    Thai
    Traditional Chinese
    Turkish
    Electrical
    Power Consumption 15.6 W (Typical)
    8.46 W (Standby)
    Power Source AC Adapter
    AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
    DC Input Power  65 VDC
    Security
    Encryption 128-Bit AES, 256-Bit AES
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot
    VPN Server Connections 30
    Environmental
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Physical
    Cooling 1 x PWM 70 mm Fan
    Noise Level 19.2 dBA
    Status Monitoring LED Indicator
    Dimensions 6.7 x 4.0 x 8.6" / 168.9 x 102.1 x 218.9 mm
    Weight 2.8 lb / 1.3 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.8 x 9.4 x 8.0"
  • 2 x Seagate 6TB IronWolf 7200 rpm SATA III 3.5" Internal NAS HDD
    Storage
    Drive Capacity 6.0 TB
    Cache Memory 128 MB
    Performanceereabsuytryrewrf
    Interface SATA III (6 Gb/s)
    Maximum Read Speed 195 MB/s
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    Drive Type HDD
    Form Factor 3.5"
    Noise Level 2.7 dB (Idle)
    2.8 dB (Active)
    HDD Specs
    Spindle Speed (RPM) 7200 RPM
    Reliability / Data Integrity
    Encryption None
    Endurance (Total Bytes Written) 180 TB
    Load/Unload Cycles 600,000
    Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF) 1.0 Million Hours
    Non-Recoverable Read Errors per Bits Read 1 in 1015
    Electrical
    Power Draw 9.0 W (Active)
    7.2 W (Idle)
    0.6 W (Standby)
    Supported Voltage 5 VDC, 12 VDC
    Current 2.0 A at 12 VDC
    Environmental
    Operating Shock 70 G / 2.0 ms
    Storage Shock 250 G / 2.0 ms
    Operating Temperature 41 to 158°F / 5 to 70°C
    Storage Temperature -40 to 158°F / -40 to 70°C
    General
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 4.0 x 1.0 x 5.8" / 101.8 x 26.2 x 147.1 mm
    Weight 1.7 lb / 780.2 g
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.9 x 6.0 x 2.4"

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