QNAP TS-412U Turbo NAS 1U Rackmount Server

QNAP TS-412U Turbo NAS 1U Rackmount Server

QNAP TS-412U Turbo NAS 1U Rackmount Server

QNAP TS-412U Turbo NAS 1U Rackmount Server

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Product Highlights

  • Supports a Max Capacity of 12TB
  • Read Speeds of Up to 100MB/s
  • Write Speeds of up to 40MB/s
  • 4x 2.5"/3.5" SATA II/I Bays
  • Marvell 6281 1.2GHz CPU
  • 256MB of DDR2 RAM
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 6, 5+ hot spare
  • iSCI Target with Advanced Features
  • Cross-Platform Data Sharing
  • Remote Backup, Access, and Cloud Storage
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QNAP TS-412U overview

  • 1Description

The TS-412U Turbo NAS 1U Rackmount Server from QNAP is a business-class NAS server that can easily be incorporated into your business network on a 1U server rack. This enclosure features four hard disk drive bays that accommodate 2.5" or 3.5" SATA II or I hard disk drives. You can scale up to a maximum of 12TB of storage, with each drive being 3TB in capacity. With whatever capacity drives you install, you can use the NAS to store your media and other files in a centralized location and access it from any computer or other device on your network. If you want to host websites, backup data, share data across different platforms, and much more, this server is a particularly affordable solution.

To ensure quick and efficient data retrieval, the enclosure utilizes a Marvell 6281 1.2GHz CPU and 256MB of DDR2 RAM. To safely store your data, the server supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 10, 6, 5+ hot spare, single, and JBOD disk configurations. With these options, you can customize your system based on whether you'd prefer more storage or security. In terms of hot-swapping, you can change out drives of the same size (while in RAID 1 or above), switch to a higher RAID level, or expand to larger drives without having to turn off this enclosure.

The enclosure can function as a web, file, Samba, FTP, print, multimedia, backup, surveillance webcam, and virtual host supported web server. To note, it also supports ISCI targets, so you can add iSCI devices for storage expansion or as backup destinations for existing application servers. Plus, a one-touch copy button allows you to backup your data to a connected eSATA or USB storage device, other QNAP NAS servers, an Rsync Server, or cloud-based storage, such as Amazon S3.

A wide variety of management tools let you get the most out of your NAS, including scheduled events, event tracking, Universal Power Supply support, email, and SMS support. It can connect to your LAN network via dual Gigabit Ethernet ports or wirelessly to your WAN router, if you have a wireless -N or -G USB dongle connected to it (not included). For accessing your data, you can do so remotely or while the enclosure is connected to your network. It can work with different files format systems, allowing file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX computers. For connecting external devices, such as printers or external drives, the enclosure features four USB 2.0 ports, and two eSATA ports. All told, this enclosure is a stellar solution for your small-to-medium sized business networking storage needs without busting the budget.

Advanced RAID Management with Hot-Swap Design

This NAS offers RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + hot spare, single, and JBOD disk configurations. It also supports hot-swap design that a failed member drive of a RAID configuration (RAID 1 or above only) can be replaced by hot swapping without turning off the server.
Online RAID Capacity Expansion
The storage capacity of a RAID disk volume of the NAS can be expanded by replacing the hard drives with larger ones. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives. There is no need to turn off the server during the process
Online RAID Level Migration
You can upgrade the disk volume of the NAS to higher RAID level with the data retained. There is no need to turn off the server during the process

Virtual Disk Drive

The NAS supports flexible storage expansion by stacking other iSCSI targets on the network via its built-in iSCSI initiator. The connected iSCSI targets are turned into "virtual disk drives" of the NAS to provide more storage capacity

Built-in iSCSI/ IP-SAN Target Service

The TS-412U is both a NAS and an iSCSI target server, ideal for cost-efficient IP-SAN setup. You can make use of the built-in iSCSI target service to add up to 256 iSCSI devices. Different iSCSI Target LUNs (Logical Unit Number) can be defined as storage expansion or backup destination of existing application servers, such as database servers and mail servers
the "Virtual Space Allocation" (Thin Provisioning) feature is provided which allows you to flexibly allocate the capacity of iSCSI LUN (Logical Unit Number). When the physical storage capacity of the volume is going to be full, you can easily expand the storage capacity by online RAID capacity expansion and you can adjust or remove the current unused volume space

Complete Data Backup Solution

The NAS offers a complete backup solution for data protection, including cloud-based storage backup (Amazon S3, ElephantDrive), Apple Time Machine support, encrypted remote replication, third party software backup, one-touch-copy backup and QNAP exclusive Windows-based utility NetBak Replicator
Cloud Storage Backup
The Turbo NAS supports Amazon S3 and ElephantDrive online backup and storage services. You can perform scheduled and real-time backup and access your data easily on the Internet
Windows Client Backup Software: NetBak Replicator
QNAP NetBak Replicator is a utility provided for you to back up the files and folders from Windows PCs to Turbo NAS and restore the data. This software supports instant data backup and recovery, file filter, scheduled backup, and more
Third-Party Backup Software
The NAS is compatible with popular third-party backup software, for example, Acronis True Image, CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, and Symantec Backup Exec
Remote Replication by Rsync
The data stored on the NAS can be remotely backed up to another QNAP Turbo NAS or to Rsync servers by Rsync over the network
Apple Time Machine Backup and Management
Mac users can back up data from MacBooks to the NAS via Time Machine. This feature largely saves the storage space of your MacBooks. You can also specify the storage space dedicated to Time Machine backup on the NAS and manage the backup data easily via the web-based administration interface
One-Touch-Copy Backup
You can configure the one-touch-copy button on the front of the NAS to copy the data from the NAS to an external storage device or vice versa. The NAS supports EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, and HFS+ file systems for high speed data transfer and enhanced compatibility between the NAS and Windows or Mac OS X

Benefits of Dual LAN Deployment

The Turbo NAS supports multiple bonding modes: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing), and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing)
As a benefit of having dual LAN ports, Failover provides continuous services when one network port fails
As a benefit of having dual LAN ports, Load Balancing utilizes both ports to aggregate bandwidth to boost the file transfer speed. It also evenly distributes data traffic to balance network loading
As a benefit of having dual LAN ports, Multi-IP Setting allow you to connect two LAN switches and share the NAS between different workgroups in two different subnets

Wireless LAN

QNAP NAS supports USB wireless dongles for flexible and secure deployment in wireless network environment. You can securely connect the NAS to a wireless network with a compatible b/g/n USB Wi-Fi adapter


The TS-412U features FTP server read speeds of up to 100MB/s and write speeds near 40MB/s. It also features Samba server read speeds of near 100MB/s and write speeds near 40MB/s
Superior Performance and Energy-saving Design
The NAS delivers superior performance and high reliability for critical business applications. It is optimized to achieve low noise and low power consumption for environmental protection. With four hard drives installed, this NAS consumes 15W of power in sleep mode and 29W while operating in comparison to PC servers that can consume up to 350W of power 1

Efficient Power Management

Hard Disk Standby
You can configure the hard disks to enter standby mode if there is no disk access within the specified period
Scheduled Power On/Off
You can create schedules to automatically turn on, turn off, or restart the NAS. Up to 15 schedules can be set
Network UPS
This feature allows multiple Turbo NAS servers on the same physical network to be protected by a single UPS by receiving UPS notification about an abnormal power supply
Automatic Power on after Power Recovery
You can configure the NAS to turn on automatically after the system resumes operation after a power loss

Abundant Business Features

FTP Server
You can set up Turbo NAS as an FTP server and share the files conveniently with your friends or customers
Encrypted Remote Replication
The data on the Turbo NAS can be backed up to or from other Turbo NAS or Rsync servers over the network
File Server
The Turbo NAS allows file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX platforms. It also supports WebDAV for you to access the share folders via HTTP/HTTPS protocol remotely
Printer Server
The Turbo NAS supports a maximum of 3 USB printers for network (LAN/WAN) printing
Backup Server
The Turbo NAS offers the most complete backup solution with Apple Time Machine support, remote replication to an Rsync server, Windows client backup software NetBak Replicator, and third party backup software support, and so on
Web Server
You can host multiple websites on a Turbo NAS with the built-in web server and virtual host feature
Surveillance Station
You can connect to multiple IP cameras via Turbo NAS and set up a video surveillance system with comprehensive monitoring, recording, and playback features
The Turbo NAS supports IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) which makes your NAS a dual-stack IP host running IPv4 and IPv6 at the same time

Practical System and Authority Control Management Tools

Smart Fan
The fan rotation speed is automatically adjusted according to the server's temperature. You can also define the system temperatures to trigger high speed or low speed rotation of the fan. By manually setting the fan rotation speed, the fan will rotate at the defined speed continuously
Instant SMS and Email Alert
You can configure the SMTP server and SMSC server settings on the NAS in order to receive instant system warning or error messages by email or SMS
SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
You can collect the information, warning, or error of the NAS and send to maximum 3 SNMP servers for centralized management and real-time monitoring
SSL Secure Certificate
You can upload a secure certificate and an RSA private key in X.509PEM format issued by a trusted provider to allow the users to access the NAS by secure SSL login
Import / Export User Accounts
The user accounts can be imported and exported in batch (BIN file) between different QNAP NAS servers
Syslog Settings
All the system event logs and connection logs can be saved to a remote syslog server
Network Recycle Bin
The files deleted from the network shares of the NAS will be moved to a particular recycle bin folder. You can restore your data anytime in case of unintended file deletion
Comprehensive Event Log System
The logs of connections to the NAS via samba, FTP, AFP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, and SSH, and networking services accessed by online users are all recorded
S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced HDD Health Scanning (HHS)
S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) helps you monitor the hard disk drives status. Moreover, the Turbo NAS supports HHS (HDD Health Scan) for disk checking and bad blocks scanning
Detailed System Information
You can view the system status, such as CPU usage, total memory, free memory, packets received, packets sent, error packets, system up time, CPU temperature, system temperature, hard disk drive temperature, and system fan speed
Windows Active Directory (AD)
You can import the user accounts from a Windows AD domain to the NAS to let the domain users access the domain and the NAS with the same login settings. The NAS also supports setup of large amount of users and user groups 2
Shared Folder Aggregation
You can easily access the share folders of other servers on Microsoft Networking through the "portal folder" on the Turbo NAS. This saves your time and effort to login different servers one by one
Host Access Control
The host-based permission control of QNAP NAS prevents unauthorized hosts (computers, servers) to access to the NAS folders via Microsoft Networking. You can specify the allowed access by host name, IP address, or network
Advanced Folder Permission
Advanced folder permissions allow you to configure access control to folders and subfolders of QNAP NAS. With this feature enabled, you can manage folder permissions from Microsoft Windows or the web-based management interface of the NAS without complicated procedures
Web File Manager
Turbo NAS provides a web-based management interface Web File Manager for you to access and manage the server data anytime, anywhere by a web browser. Web File Manager supports intelligent data search, batch files upload and download, file extraction, and so on. With the support for encrypted data transfer and access control management on the NAS, you can access and share the data by Web File Manager securely
ISO CD/DVD Archiving and Sharing
Turbo NAS supports mounting ISO images of CD and DVD discs as network shares for data archiving, storage, and sharing. This feature saves space for storing the physical discs, reduces the risk of data loss caused by disc wearing and tearing, and enhances the performance of data sharing on a business network
MyCloudNAS Service
MyCloudNAS is a service which allows you to connect to your NAS remotely from anywhere. The easy-to-use wizard helps you assign a unique name to your NAS without going through the complicated process of registering DDNS service. Various NAS services can be easily published and accessed on the Internet
Download Station and QGet
QNAP NAS features Download Station for high-speed BitTorrent, HTTP (including RapidShare support), and FTP download without PC. RSS download (broadcatching) is also supported for automatic BitTorrent download. QGet is a powerful utility which can be installed on any Windows or Mac computer to manage the download tasks of multiple Turbo NAS servers remotely (LAN/WAN)

Software Expansion and Website Management

Software Expansion via QPKG
You can maximize the usage of Turbo NAS by installing additional QPKG software packages developed by the users and community worldwide
In the Box
QNAP TS-412U Turbo NAS 1U Rackmount Server
  • CD-ROM
  • 2 x Ethernet Cable
  • 8 x Screws
  • 2 x Handles
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • Power Cord
  • 2 x Mounts
  • Hard Disk Lock
  • 16 x Flat Head Screw (for 3.5" HDD)
  • 12 x Flat Head Screw (for 2.5" HDD)
  • 1-Year Limited Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-412U specs

    Processor Marvell 6282 1.2GHz Processor
    Memory 16MB Flash Memory
    Storage The system does not ship with drives but supports the below:

    4x  3.5" or 2.5" SATA II or SATA I hard disk drives

    Refer to the manufacturer for a list of compatible drives
    Trays HDD: 4x  Hot-swappable and lockable trays
    LAN Port 2x  RJ-45 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
    LED Indicators Status, LAN, USB, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4
    Ports 4x  USB 2.0 port (Front: 1; Back: 3)
    Supports a USB printer, disk, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS, for example
    eSATA 2x  eSATA ports (Back)
    Buttons System: Power button, USB One-Touch-Backup Button, Reset button
    Audible Alarm System Warning
    Form Factor 1U Rackmount
    Fan 3x  4 cm / 12V DC Quiet Cooling Fan
    Operating System Embedded Linux
    Power Management
    • Scheduled Power on/off (Max 15 settings)
    • Automatic Power on after Power Recovery
    Access Rights Management
      Max User Accounts: 4,096
    • Max Groups: 512
    • Max. Share Folder: 512
    • Batch Creating Users
    • Import/Export Users
    • User Quota Management
    Subfolder Permissions Support
    Windows AD Support
    • Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP and Web File Manager
    • Supports NTLMv2 Authentication
    • Internal HDD: EXT3, EXT4
    • External HDD: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
    • TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)
    • Dual Gigabit NICs with Jumbo Frame
    • Multi-IP Setting, Port Trunking/NIC Teaming (Modes: Balance-rr, Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad/Link Aggregation, Balance-tlb and Balance-alb.)
    • DHCP Client, DHCP Server
    • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (3.1), NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, SSH, iSCSI and SNMP
    • Network Service Discovery (UPnP, Bonjour)
    • USB Wi-FI 802.11n Adapter Support (Optional Purchase)
    Web Administration
    • AJAX-based User Interface
    • HTTP/HTTPS Connections
    • Alert Notification (E-mail & SMS)
    • Smart Fan Control
    • DDNS & MyCloudNAS Remote Access
    • SNMP (v2 & v3)
    • UPS Support with SNMP Management (USB)
    • Supports Network UPS
    • Resource Monitor
    • Network Recycle Bin for CIFS/SMB and AFP
    • Comprehensive Logs (Events & Connection)
    • Real-time Online User List
    • Syslog Client
    • Firmware Update with Live Update Notification
    • Backup and Restore System Settings
    • Restore to Factory Default
    Network File Sharing
    • CIFS/SMB (Plus DFS Support)
    • AFP
    • NFS
    • FTP
    • WebDAV
    • Web File Manager
    • Multimedia Station
    • Download Station
    • Surveillance Station
    • iTunes Server
    • Apache Web Server
    • MySQL Server
    Backup Solution
  • USB One Touch Backup (Import/Export)
  • Apple Time Machine Support with Backup Management
  • Block-level Remote Replication
    • Work as Both Rsync Server & Client
    • Supports Encrypted Replication between QNAP NAS Servers
    • Back up to External Storage Device
    • Back up to Cloud Storage (Amazon S3 & ElephantDrive)
    QMobile App
    • QMobile for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android devices
    • Third Party UPnP Media Player
    • IP Filter & Policy-based Automatic IP Blocking
    • Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking
    • Encrypted Access: HTTPS, FTP with SSL/TLS (Explicit), SSH/SFTP (admin only), Encrypted Remote Replication (Rysnc over SSH)
    • CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders
    • Importable SSL Certificate
    • Instant Alert via E-mail and SMS
    QPKG Web Applications:
    P2P Applications:
    MLDonkey (eMule)
    Server Applications:
    XDove (Mail Server)
    Media Server:
    Squeezebox Server
    Optware IPKG
    Disk Management
    • Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0 / 1 / 5 / 5+Hot Spare / 6 / 10
    • Online RAID Capacity Expansions & Online RAID Level Migration
    • Bad Block Scan and HDD S.M.A.R.T
    • RAID Recovery
    • Bitmap Support
    • Supports ISO Mount (via Web File Manager)
    iSCSI iSCSI Target
    • Multi-LUNs per Target
    • Up to 256 LUNs
    • Supports LUN Mapping
    • Supports LUN Masking
    • Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation
    • Supports MPIO & MC/S
    Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
    • Stack Chaining Master
    • Maximum Virtual Disk Drives: 8
    File Server
    • File Sharing Across Windows, Mac OS and Linux/ Unix Platforms
    • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (3.1), NFS, FTP, HTTP, HTTPS
    • QNAP Web File Manager
    • Supports ISO Mounting
    • Direct File Viewing via Google Doc
    FTP Server
    • FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
    • Max Concurrent Connections: 256
    • FXP Supported
    • Passive FTP Port Range Control
    • FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control
    • Unicode Support
    Web Server
    • HTTP/HTTPS Connections
    • Supports WebDAV Connection
    • Support Virtual Host
    • Importable SSL Certificate
    Database Server
    • Built-in MySQL Server
    • Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)
    Backup Server
    • Remote Replication Server (over Rsync)
    • Real-time Remote Replication Server
    • Apple Time Machine Support
    • QNAP Client Backup Application-NetBak Replicator
    • 3rd Party Backup Software Support: Acronis True Image, CA Brightstor, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie Silverkeeper
    iTunes Server
    • Audio and Video Sharing
    • Smart Playlist for iTunes Client (Windows & Mac OS)
    Print Server
    • Network Printer Sharing (USB)
    • Max Printers: 3
    • Supports Internet Printing Protocol
    • Supports Apple Bonjour Printing
    • Advanced Printer Management:
    • Print Jobs Display and Management
    • Access Right Control (IP & Domain Names)
    Multimedia Station
    • Supports Photo, Audio and Video
    • Image Slide Show and Rotation
    • Automatic and Schedule Thumbnail Generation for Easy Browsing
    • Display Photo Details from EXIF: Date, Exposure Time, Aperture, etc.
    • Display Audio Details from ID3 Tag: Album Cover, Title, Artist, Album, etc.
    • Access Authority Management
    • Multimedia (Video & Audio) Streaming
    • Supports Cooliris
    • Supports Web Publishing (Facebook, MySpace, MSN Live, Twitter, Plurk, Blogger)
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    • Supports Email Publishing
    • Supported Formats:
      • Photo - JPG/JPEG, GIF, PNG
      • Audio - MP3
      • Video
        • Playback: FLV, MPEG-4 Video (H.264 + AAC)
        • Transcode: AVI, M4V, MPG/MPEG, RM/RMVB, WMV
    • QNAP Exclusive iPhone & Android App-QMobile
    Download Station
    • PC-less BitTorrent/FTP/HTTP Download (up to 500 tasks)
    • BitTorrent Download
      • Supports TCP/UDP Tracker Protocol
      • Schedule Download
      • Configurable Port Range
      • Bandwidth Control
      • UPnP NAT Port Forwarding
      • Subscribe to RSS Feeds
      • RSS Download (Broadcasting)
      • Selectable Download Files
    • HTTP/FTP Download
      • Configurable Saving Directory
      • Bulk Download with Wildcard Setting
      • RapidShare Download Support
    • QNAP Download Management Software: QGet
      • For Both Windows & Mac OS
      • Manage the Download Tasks of Multiple QNAP NAS Remotely over LAN or WAN
    Surveillance Station Supports 4 IP Cameras (Optional Purchase) for Network Surveillance
    Language Support Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish
    System Requirements Operating System: Windows 2000, XP, Vista (32 or 64-bit), 7 (32 or 64-bit); Windows Server 2003, 2008; Mac OS X; Linux; UNIX
    Web Browser: Internet Explorer 7 or 8, Firefox 3 or 4, Safari 3 or 4, or Google Chrome
    Environmental Requirements Operating
    Temperature: 32° to 104°F / 0° to 40°C
    Humidity: 0 to 95% R.H.
    Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC, 50/60Hz, 2A
    Output: 250W
    Power Consumption Sleep mode: 15W
    In Operation: 29W
    Power-off (in WOL mode): 1W
    (With 4x  500GB Hard Disk Drives installed)
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.73 x 16.97 x 19.02" / 4.4 x 43.9 x 48.3 cm
    Weight 14.77 lb / 6.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 26.25 x 24.3 x 6.5"

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