The high-performance quad-core short depth TS-431XeU includes a 10GbE SFP+ port to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The short depth design is perfectly suitable for installing the TS-431XeU in a compact rack, or places with a lot of cabling. The TS-431XeU provides versatile all-in-one functionality and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) – an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS – and Container Station – that allows users to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-431XeU is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
- The short depth design is suitable for installing in smaller racks or space-constrained locations
- 10GbE readiness, SSD caching, and encryption acceleration engine
- VJBOD allows using the TS-431XeU to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
- Containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station
- Build a private cloud to centrally organize & manage files and backup tasks
- Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
- Qsirch, the full text search engine, helps quickly locate files on the NAS
- Expand the total storage capacity up to 24 drives by connecting up to 2 QNAP expansion enclosure (UX-1200U-RP or UX-800U-RP)
Smaller Footprint for Bigger Opportunities
Compared to a traditional 4-bay rackmount NAS, the TS-431XeU has a depth of only 11.46 inches (291 mm). This makes the TS-431XeU an excellent choice for smaller racks, and the unused space can be reserved for cabling or ventilation. The TS-431XeU is space-saving for flexible deployment and is especially suitable for multiple locations and applications including offices, audiovisual rooms and security surveillance recording.
SSD cache acceleration
The TS-431XeU supports SSD caching to greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.
Reduce the impact of ransomware or system failure with Snapshots
The TS-431XeU supports snapshots, which can record the system status and data at any single moment*. If the system unexpectedly fails or is infected with ransomware, you can instantly restore files from a snapshot. The intuitive snapshot tool in the QTS Storage Manager can be used to take snapshots of your data, and restore data from snapshots if necessary. Always take regular snapshots to ensure the safety of your files and data.
* For a single volume/LUN, up to 64 versions are supported. For the whole NAS, up to 256 versions are supported. Snapshot support will be added to the TS-431XeU in the upcoming QTS 4.3.4.
High reliability design ensuring business continuity
The business-ready TS-431XeU is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot-swapping allow for replacing hard drives without service interruption. QNAP’s advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are accidentally removed from a degraded RAID volume. The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly-removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-431XeU delivers high reliability and efficiency with support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.
QTS – The intelligent NAS operating system
With multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, entertainment, and much more. The user-friendly QTS features an intelligent desktop that allows you to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently with greater working efficiency, and provides a built-in App Center with install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality. Empowered by intelligent agent services that simplify system operations and management, QTS breaks down barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to provide you with the optimum cloud experience.
Optimized collaboration with cross-platform file sharing and sync
The TS-431XeU centrally stores data, logs and various files, and supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Coupled with Qsync – a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization – any file uploaded to the TS-431XeU will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. You can sync shared folders and team folders for group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions
The TS-431XeU offers flexible backup solutions for Windows® and Mac® users. It also supports Hybrid Backup Sync that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) 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® for Business, Dropbox®, Amazon® Drive, Yandex® Disk, Box®, hubiC® and Amazon® S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services.
Qsirch – a smarter, faster way to search
The TS-431XeU supports Qsirch, a proprietary search engine for quickly finding files. In addition to previewing files with thumbnails, content abstract and keyword hints, Qsirch even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you’ve previously searched for. The Qsirch Helper extension (for Google Chrome™ and Mozilla Firefox®) can also be used to search for files on your NAS when using Google Search™. Qsirch provides a huge productivity boost by greatly reducing the time spent looking for files on the NAS.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
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 use iOS® or Android™ Vmobile app to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-431XeU. The TS-431XeU offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 30 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
|AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company, Alpine AL-314 Quad-Core 1.7 GHz
Hardware Encryption Accleration
|1 x 2GB SO DIMM DDR3-1600
|1 x 8GB SO DIMM DDR3-1600
|Hard Drive Tray
|SATA 6 Gb/s, HDD or SSD
|3.5-inch or 2.5-inch
|1 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ port
|2 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
|4 x USB 3.0
Up to 24 drives are supported.
|3 x 4 cm system fan (12V DC)
|100W, 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, open frame
|HDD1, HDD2, HDD3, HDD4, LAN1, LAN2, 10GbE, STATUS
|Kensington security slot, console port
|Dimension (H x W x D)
|44 x 439 x 291 mm
|4.15 kg (net); 5.78 kg (gross)
|0 to 40 degree of Celsius
|5 to 95 % non-condensing, wet bulb: 27 degree of Celsius
|Noise Level; Sound Level (dB)*
|HDD standby: 12.42
In operation: 30.99
(With 4 x2TB HDDs installed)
Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting.* Sound Level Test Environment:
Refer to ISO 7779 ; Maximum HDD loaded ; Bystander Position ; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.