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Whether starting out or growing; businesses require a rock-solid IT infrastructure that will ensure that they have the right tools, hardware and potential to continue growing. And out of all the elements in an IT base, storage is the lifeblood that keeps a company moving forward. smikBox provides a full range of cutting-edge network-attached storage devices that not only fulfill storage needs, but also provide a wide range of services and features to greatly increase the productivity and options of your business.

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Large amount of files and data are generated from the daily operations of businesses. How do we efficiently organize, track, and share these files for important projects?

Cross-platform file sharing

Centralized data storage across multiple platforms


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smikBox NAS improves file sharing and teamwork efficiency by allowing users to access and share files on both internal and external networks, and supports user access controls to protect important data, providing an all-in-one solution for data storage, sharing and management.

Challenges in storing, sharing and managing data

Your colleagues, clients and working partners may use different operating systems such as Windows®, Mac®, Linux® and UNIX®. So how do you streamline the intricate process of sharing and accessing data? For the majority of small and medium businesses, they hope employees can handle the privilege settings for their projects without the assistance of IT professionals. Most importantly, data loss caused by unpredictable disk failure could make businesses suffer from disastrous loss.


QNAP NAS, the best data storage center


 - Cross-platform file sharing

Huge capacity

Built with 1 to 24 bays, tower to rackmount form factors, and intended for businesses to workgroups to home users; smikBox have a comprehensive selection of NAS solutions to meet a wide range of user requirements.

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Cross-platform file sharing

smikBox NAS supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, WebDAV, and NFS protocols, allowing you to quickly transfer and share files across computers with different operating systems without compatibility constraints.

 - Cross-platform file sharing

Easy-to-use QTS OS

smikBox’s intelligent QTS operating system features an intuitive user interface that simplifies system management and settings so that even users with little IT expertise can use it. The multitasking, multi-window design further increases your productivity.

 - Cross-platform file sharing

User access controls

Administrators can create shared folders, user groups, and users on the QNAP NAS with specified read and write access. To save effort on account creation and management, domain user accounts and passwords can be imported to QNAP NAS easily by joining the NAS to an Windows AD® or LDAP domain.

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RAID data protection

QNAP NAS supports RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and hot spare configurations such as 5+ hotspare, 6+ hotspare and 10+ hotspare to protect the system from possible data loss caused by hard disk drive failure.

 - Cross-platform file sharing

High-speed data transfer

QNAP NAS delivers excellent performance with high-speed network transmission, reducing the waiting time of file upload and download. With 1GbE and 10GbE support available, many models also offer multiple LAN ports that are capable of load balancing and fault tolerance to maintain the high availability of the system and data.

Qsync for file synchronization

Multi-device file sync made easy

Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of teamwork and collaboration. Any file uploaded to a QNAP NAS will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices in order to boost productivity and to provide employees with access to the most-recent files with whatever device they use wherever they are.

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Getting the files you need, when you need them

Modern businesses are no longer just shackled to desktops, and they rely on multiple devices including laptops, tablets and smartphones for everyday business needs both inside the office and when on business trips. But ensuring that everyone has easy access to files on these devices can be a challenge. There are many popular public cloud services that can address these issues, but some of them can be heavily limited - both in their storage capacity or number of devices/users that can be synced. They may also require costly subscription fees to access their services or to remove the aforementioned capacity restrictions. Another element to consider is that as you are transferring data to a third party when using a cloud service, businesses must be wary considering issues such as data protection legislation and confidentiality. Not to mention that larger cloud storage services are larger targets for hacking attacks.

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File synchronization across multiple devices

Qsync turns a QNAP NAS into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. There are no extra costs involved, and every file uploaded to the NAS will be made available for all linked devices, including desktops, laptops and mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and ensures that they always have the most updated files on their devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.

 - Qsync for file synchronization


Benefits of Qsync

No extra costs or space limitations

Qsync is an integral part of a QNAP NAS and does not require any extra fees or subscription costs. The storage space is limited only by the total capacity of the NAS.

Total control over your data

As Qsync is on your QNAP NAS, you do not have to send it through third parties during file sync. This way you remain in control of how your data is used and transmitted.

Save up device storage

Qsync allows you to remove files on one device without affecting the copies stored on others that are linked with the NAS. However, when someone updates the files you deleted on another device, you can still retrieve them from the Qsync folder.


Sync to all your devices

Whenever you add, edit, delete or rename a file on one computer, the change applies to all others linked with your NAS, so you have exactly identical contents on all your devices.

Quickly share files with download links

Create download links to share files with people, even if they do not have a NAS account. This greatly reduces the time in creating user accounts just to share low-priority documents with people.

Sync shared folders

Synchronization can also be enabled on shared folders (with well-thought-out privilege settings by administrators) to greatly increase group work efficiency. Everyone with access to those shared folders can get the synchronized files in a timely manner.

Share team folders with different groups of people

Your life is connected with different groups of people. You can create sub-folders within the Qsync folder, and share each with different groups of NAS users as a file exchange center. Everyone in the same sub-folder is always kept up-to-date with the latest version of the files.


Versioning control

With Qsync versioning control, all file revisions are saved as a copy for future retrieval. With file versioning, there’s no need to worry about files being overwritten or mistakenly deleted. Even the files that have been deleted from the recycle bin can be retrieved.

Apply settings to all devices

With the central configuration mode, you can directly manage user privileges, set up Qsync client configurations, and apply customized or default settings effortlessly to all devices at once from one device.

Remotely erase the Qsync folder

If your NAS is stolen or lost, you can remotely erase the Qsync folder to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device.


 - Qsync for file synchronization


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Virtual JBOD

Achieve the best capacity utilization among multiple QNAP NAS units

VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is a capacity expansion technology that allows surplus storage resources of a smikBox NAS to be used to expand the storage space of another smikBox NAS, enabling you not only to create virtual storage pools and volumes on your local NAS, but also to achieve the highest storage utilization of the multiple smikBox NAS in your environment.

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On-demand, instant storage capacity allocation

When I have multiple smikBox NAS units, or when I need to expand capacity on-demand, how do I achieve the best utilization of NAS storage?

With VJBOD users have a high degree of flexibility and expand-on-demand capabilities that brings several benefits and practicalities - especially for the storage architecture of small and medium-sized business. Use smikBox VJBOD to instantly allocate storage space from another smikBox NAS as an iSCSI LUN. Then use the iSCSI LUN to create storage pools, take snapshots, make a clone from snapshots or index multimedia files into the media library on the local NAS.


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Building high-performance VJBOD storage with super-high-speed 40GbE networking

VJBOD is JBOD based on software-defined storage, offering greater flexibility with online capacity expansion over traditional JBOD expansion. Natively supporting iSCSI SAN, VJBOD ensures high-speed transfers with 10GbE/40GbE network connectivity. Compared with single-LAN transmission, a QNAP NAS equipped with multiple Ethernet ports supports port trunking (link aggregation) increasing the bandwidth and providing fail-safe connectivity in the event of connection failure. With port trunking, network traffic will also automatically achieve load balancing for every connected device.

Connection interfaceEthernet (1GbE, 10GbE, 40GbE)USB 3.0, SAS 6Gb or 12Gb
Max. Numbers of connected devices8 virtual disks (multiple disks can be added from the same remote NAS)Depends on NAS model (1~8 expansion units)
Connected MethodNetworkSingle connection or daisy-chained
Connection RedundancySupports Port TrunkingNot supported
Application ScenarioMultiple QNAP NAS units offering storage utilization flexibility while maintaining the highest availability.Expand local storage pools on a single QNAP NAS.

* VJBOD cannot be used to expand local expansion pools.


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Connecting to up to 8 Remote NAS to enlarge storage.

VJBOD allows one QNAP NAS to utilize the massive potential storage of up to 8 remote NAS, and at the same time use QNAP expansion enclosures. With the expansion availability of physical units and VJBOD, you can attain the highest possible storage utilization to fulfill your needs in storage and backup for huge data.

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Automatic VJBOD storage recovery after auto-reconnection

Featuring the missing mode protection of locally-attached JBOD expansions, VJBOD employs an advanced mechanism for handling disconnections. If the remote NAS experiences a power outage, disconnection, or change in IP address, you will receive warnings via event notifications in QTS. The NAS will also automatically attempt to reconnect and recover the VJBOD storage.

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Intuitive and easy-to-use interface with single point

No complicated commands or procedures are required to set up Virtual JBOD. Just follow the “Create Virtual Disk” wizard to search for the remote NAS, check the available capacity, and add the space as a virtual disk on your local drive. Then you can freely utilize and manage this virtual disk in Storage Manager, enabling you to enjoy both flexibility and greater storage utilization.


Build the smartest expansion unit with Qtier

You can use a Qtier NAS as VJBOD to offload and reallocate data that needs computing resources from the host QNAP NAS and thereby maintaining the highest performance of the host NAS.


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More features and applications:


 - Virtual JBOD

Supports data migration and safe detaching as a storage pool

VJBOD allows data on the virtual disk pool or virtual machine to be accessed by other NAS, allowing you to use data without being interrupted and to complete data migration.


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Expand storage capacity in Surveillance Station

VJBOD can be applied to on-demand expand storage capacity for recording files in Surveillance Station, ensuring sufficient storage space for critical files.

The Best Storage Solution for Mac Users

Your Mac is with you when you are sharing files with friends and colleagues, when you are streaming photos, videos and music to other devices, and when you backup your files with time machine. A QNAP NAS is more than a central storage hub. Powered by the elegant and intuitive QTS 4.2 operating system, QNAP NAS is your easy-to-use, customizable personal server with a comprehensive range of solutions including a very capable file manager, backup manager, multimedia center, and a lot more! All available to you without needing complicated IT knowledge. A QNAP NAS can magically simplify your life.


Why do you need a QNAP NAS

Traditional Directly Attached Storage Devices (DAS)

Direct Attached Storage (DAS) is any storage device that is connected to your computer with a USB, FireWire, or Thunderbolt cable. It is usually more affordable, but it comes with several limitations. DAS does not allow you to easily access your files remotely, DAS makes data recovery slow and difficult, and DAS is a very inefficient approach sharing and synchronization.

New generation data storage (NAS)

Network Attached Storage (NAS) is your central storage system with multiple hard drives and is constantly connected to the network. Your QNAP NAS is your customizable personal server with a comprehensive range of solutions including a very capable file manager, backup manager, download manager, access permissions, multimedia center, web server, video surveillance system, a virtualization center, a containerization center, and a lot more!


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Powered by the Intuitive QTS NAS OS

The QTS intelligent desktop is specifically architected to support and enable your workflow. QTS is designed and built with your work in mind, to help you increase your productivity from anywhere at any time. QTS is simply designed to meet all your needs for storage, management, backup, virtualization, multimedia, and surveillance. With the QNAP App Center, deploying powerful business and home entertainment applications could not be easier.

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 - The Best Storage Solution for Mac Users

Fast, Easy Setup

The first-time Setup for a QNAP NAS is fast and easy. Configuring has never been so simple.

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Secure Access from Anywhere

No more carrying external HDD and USBs! Now you can access your files anytime, anywhere from any device, securely.

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Limitless Expansion

Never run out of capacity! QNAP offers expansion units that enable you to expand as you go.

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Backup your Mac with the QNAP NAS


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Backup your Mac with Time Machine to the NAS

QNAP NAS provides Mac OS users with an effortless solution to back up desktop data. No more dedicating external hard drives for your Time Machine backups. With your QNAP NAS, you simply set the capacity in the Turbo NAS dedicated for Mac data backup.

How to Backup with Time Machine

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NAS to NAS Backup

QNAP offer quick and easy solutions for users to backup from their QNAP NAS to a device at a remote location. Backup your data in real-time with QNAP’s RTRR service, or use the industry standard rsync protocol. It does not get easier.

Backup via RTRR / Backup via Rsync

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Cloud Backup

If backing up to the NAS is not enough, QNAP NAS also have the built-in ability to backup to a wide range of Public Cloud services including Microsoft Azure, Amazon Glacier, Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform, Google Cloud Storage, OpenStack Swift and WebDAV.

Discover and learn more on how to backup to cloud services

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One-touch Backup/ External Backup

The QNAP NAS provides a convenient way to backup from external devices such as digital cameras or USB disks to the front-panel USB port. Simply hit the “Copy” button to instantly backup data from the device to the NAS.


Most popular features for Mac users

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RAID Protection

QNAP RAID configuration, worries about data loss caused by accidental hard drives failures are minimized at all costs.

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Disaster Recovery

With QNAP's real-time backup, your projects or files will be instantly backed up to NAS. You won't lose or miss any bit of data backup at an offsite location.

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Sharing Safely

Ever have the trouble of sending large projects to clients, friends or family due to file size restriction or security issues?

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Your Private Dropbox

With QNAP Qsync, your files can sync across different platforms and you can easily manage and edit files on your NAS remotely just like what you do locally.

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Access Anywhere

QNAP mobile apps allow you to manage, share, view, and enjoy your files on your mobile devices including your iPhone and iPad.

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Online Expansion

QNAP gives you flexibility so that you can initially deploy a QNAP storage solution with a minimal budget and expand as you go.

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Your Ultimate Multimedia Hub

With a QNAP NAS, users can enjoy multimedia in a whole different level. It acts as a home server which lets you centralize, backup and restore. But other than backing up, it also lets you stream all contents via Airplay, iTunes, Plex, DLNA supported devices and more.

 - The Best Storage Solution for Mac Users

 - The Best Storage Solution for Mac Users

Use your QNAP NAS as a huge iTunes Server

Store and enjoy your music on your QNAP NAS and use it as your iTunes server. Free up space on your Mac for your important files and projects.

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Stream to your Apple TV

Airplay all your media that are stored on your QNAP NAS. Don't ever worry about using too much battery and capacity on your iPhone, iPad, or Macs!

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Use Plex as your multimedia library

View your perfectly organized multimedia with Plex. Enjoy your movies and TV shows on all your Apple devices.

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Files and data are of the utmost importance for business operations. How do we ensure effective business continuity as well as data security & restoration?

Data Backup & Disaster Recovery

Losing valuable data is a situation that no-one is immune from and that everyone should prepare for. As data and information is quickly becoming the most valuable resource of the 21st century, it is imperative that every company - from home offices to multinationals - have complete plans for data backup and disaster recovery. Discover how a QNAP NAS can assist in mitigating data loss now with our data backup and disaster recovery options.

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Compared to the same report from 2014, 13% more businesses experienced either data loss or disruption in the past year, costing them an average of US$ 914,000. It also found that only 10 percent of the businesses were considered as 'adopters' or 'leaders' in the data protection category.

- EMC® Global Data Protection Index 2016

Desktop/laptop file backup

Everyday, you use your laptops or desktops for work and personal use, and you want to make sure all your data are well backed up to protect against unexpected hardware failure or data loss. QNAP NAS provides a simple solution for backing up/restoring laptops and desktops with the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows® computers. Alongside Time Machine® support for Mac® devices, using a QNAP NAS for backup tasks is easy, fast, and convenient!

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Scheduled & auto-backup

QNAP NetBak Replicator allows for backing up files from Windows computers to one or multiple QNAP NAS. Data backup can be done in just a few clicks by setting real-time synchronization, scheduled backup and auto-backup.

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Incremental backup

QNAP uses incremental backup to save time and disk space. After the first data backup, NetBak Replicator will only copy files that have been modified since the last backup.

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Filter settings

You can use the file filter in NetBak Replicator to exclude folders and file types that you do not want to back up. Simply specify the file size or types to be excluded from backup and restoration tasks.

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VSS support

QNAP NetBak Replicator supports creating VSS snapshots on Windows Server® for backing up Hyper-V® virtual machines or SQL Server® databases, and ensuring the content backed up to QNAP NAS is consistent. VHD/VHDX backup is supported for Hyper-V.


System backup and recovery

For professionals who require a more efficient way to back up their systems, QNAP NAS supports well-known third-party backup software. For example, Acronis® True Image™ creates an exact duplicate image of the live disk drives, including the operating system, all configuration files, programs, updates, and databases. Those images can be easily transferred to the secure QNAP NAS as backups, and restored anytime for disaster recovery to minimize downtime.

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Full disk-image backup

These backups contain exact copies of your disks, including your operating system, applications and data. You can save the images to a QNAP NAS and use them for disaster recovery purposes.

Universal Restore

Restore backed up data, or specific data as needed, with the images to your existing computer or virtual machine. It is especially helpful if you need to instantly recover a failed system on different hardware.

Retention schemes and advanced backups

Retention rules allow you to limit the backup archive size and the lifetime for backups. Incremental backup is also supported to only backup data that has been modified since the last backup.

Note: Different third-party backup software may provide different functions. Please consult your software vendors for more details.

Business critical backup and recovery

Organizations that run servers in multiple locations with limited IT staff demand efficient and reliable software to back up their business-critical data. For example, Commvault® provides a complete, integrated approach to backup, restoration and archiving important files, applications, endpoints, databases, and virtual machines with multiple backup engines under a single interface. While Commvault can use a QNAP NAS as storage, with Virtualization Station, the NAS is capable of becoming “storage as server” with reduced TCO by hosting Commvault software on a virtual machine and directly storing backed up data in the same place.

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 - Data Backup & Disaster Recovery

File backup

Commvault offers a streamlined data protection, backup and recovery solution. It supports scheduled backup for easier management and block-level backup to improve operational efficiency. Commvault can also archive long-term data to secondary storage to free more space on primary storage or client servers, helping optimize storage resources across the enterprise.

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Database backup

Commvault enables backup, recovery and cloning/replication of different types of databases, such as Oracle® or Microsoft® SQL Server®, to protect your environment with timely failover if a database goes down. Your database appliance is protected and ready for recovery action whenever needed to guarantee 24/7 service uptime.

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VM backup

Commvault supports the backup of virtual machines using VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Citrix® XenServer™ hypervisors and Red Hat® Enterprise Virtualization. It enables efficient VM provisioning, migration, disaster recovery, archiving and retirement. With deduplication, VM backup time is greatly reduced while duplicate blocks of data are eliminated. This allows organizations to optimize storage use and to reduce network traffic with better resource efficiency.

Remote Backup and Expansion Unit Roaming

Complete solutions for remote backup and data migration

QNAP NAS provides not only all-encompassing backup solutions, but also a whole range of methods for fully backing up the contents of the NAS, adding an extra layer of protection for your data in the event of disaster recovery.

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When "Plan B" is not enough...

There are few greater priorities to a company or organization than files & data, and no matter how many layers of backup and data recovery options a company has, they should always be looking for newer and easier ways of protecting, backing up and restoring data just in case the worst should occur. While traditional backup solutions for a NAS would be portable hard drives or other devices, they have the risks of getting lost, being inconvenient to maintain latest backup versions, or having insufficient capacities to handle huge amounts of data. And for network-based backup methods, it may be inefficient to consume huge amounts of bandwidth for a vast number of small files or a single large data file.

Benefits of QNAP remote backup options

Backing up data in real-time or a scheduled basis to remote servers or cloud accounts can greatly help in providing coverage for "worst case scenarios" and other unforeseeable disasters. The option to physically migrate the NAS contents via JBOD also provides a potentially quicker and zero-bandwidth solution for backing up the total contents of a NAS.


RTRR and rsync

Data on the NAS can be backed up to another remote QNAP NAS or FTP server on a real-time basis via QNAP’s RTRR service, or a standard rsync server on scheduled basis. With RTRR, the source NAS monitors files (including files in Qsync and Time Machine backup folders) and synchronizes the changes to the destination server.

QNAP’s RTRR supports many advanced features, including:

2-way synchronization

2-way synchronization allows scheduled data backup to synchronize shared folders between two QNAP NAS units to ensure the synced QNAP NAS will always have identical data with improved office and branch collaboration.

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FTP root-path backup

RTRR also supports backing up files in a root path from FTP server and popular cloud services. Backup management becomes more convenient and time-saving.

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Backup Versioning

Multiple versions of files can be backed up to local or remote sites and rolled back to a specific point of time whenever needed. You can choose simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions based on your settings to save storage space.

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QTS offers easy-to-use, feature-rich, and secure cloud backup solutions that allow you to back up your data to a variety of enterprise-class public cloud storage services including Microsoft® Azure, Amazon® Glacier, Amazon® S3, ElephantDrive®, Google Drive™, Dropbox® and IBM® SoftLayer. It also supports various private cloud storage solutions that are compatible with OpenStack Swift, and WebDAV.

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JBOD Migration

It may take a lot of time to move a vast number of small files or a single large data file, especially in a slow network environment. JBOD migration function, available in QTS 4.2 as QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming), on the QNAP NAS provides a secure and convenient way to move your data to other NAS devices via compatible expansion enclosures.
Note: To complete data migration via JBOD enclosures, your NAS must support JBOD configurations, and RAID groups of storage pools cannot cross multiple enclosures.

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Simplify Volume & LUN Restoration with Snapshots

Prevent data loss with snapshots

Snapshots allow your QNAP NAS to record the state of the system at any time. If an unexpected situation arises on your system, you can revert back to a previous state that the snapshot has recorded. The Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily back up and restore data back to any point of time to prevent loss of important data.

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Modern businesses need modern solutions for backup and restoration

With files and data being all-important for the long-term success of businesses, IT administrators need all-encompassing solutions for backing up and restoring both important files and the system itself. Businesses also need to be able to react quickly for backing up and restoring important files and system information, and also need the comfort of knowing that these backups can be easily replicated to other servers/NAS with no extra complications.


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Benefits of Snapshots

The Storage Manager features numerous tools for taking snapshots and restoring files and data as necessary. Individual files can be easily restored if they are accidentally deleted or saved over, and the entire system can be easily reverted to a previous, healthier state if necessary. Snapshots can be taken by schedule or manually and then backed up to other NAS or servers in order to provide an all-encompassing backup solution.

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Volume and LUN Snapshots

QNAP’s block-based snapshot technology supports up to 1,024 snapshots for both volume and LUN in total, and 256 per volume or LUN.

 - Simplify Volume & LUN Restoration with Snapshots

Backup via RTRR/rsync

Automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.

 - Simplify Volume & LUN Restoration with Snapshots

Snapshot Agent Utility

The Snapshot Agent utility is designed for servers to help create consistent snapshots for Microsoft® VSS and VMware® vSphere Client.

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Snapshot Replica

Efficiently replicates volume/LUN snapshots to a remote server by copying only the changes made. This can save time & bandwidth, and can be run manually or on a scheduled basis.

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Snapshot Vault

Centrally stores snapshots from multiple NAS. Remote snapshots can be cloned as a local volume for data access.

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Snapshot Clone

Quickly clone a volume or LUN snapshot from the Snapshot Vault as a volume or iSCSI LUN on a QNAP NAS without interrupting the current system operation.


Windows Previous Versions support

Snapshots enable Windows users to restore files directly from File Explorer simply by right clicking on files, saving time and effort without requiring help from IT administrators.

 - Simplify Volume & LUN Restoration with Snapshots

Snapshot Replica
Data backup scope
Shared folder
Shared folder
Shared folder
Transmissio mode
File-level file-based
File-level block-based
File-level block-based
Backup scheme
Transmit only modified blocks
Transmit new files
Transmit new files but only with modified blocks
Backup schedule
Memory requirement
At least 4GB RAM
Remote system
Rsync Server
Application scenario
- A large number of files with various file sizes

-Large files with frequent modifications such as virtual machine images or backup images.
- Real-time file replication

- File synchronization

- Fast transmission on local network
- Transmits large files with minor modifications

- Transmit to a remote site over the Internet

NOTE: Snapshot requires a QNAP NAS with a minimum of 4GB RAM.

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Mitigate the threat of ransomware with QNAP NAS

Make a recovery plan against encryption-based locker viruses

Ransomware is a rising threat against both business and home users that targets computers and network-based devices. A simple yet effective method of mitigating the threat of ransomware is to ensure that you always have up-to-date, remotely-stored backups. QNAP NAS is an ideal backup center that includes comprehensive backup features and supports point-in-time snapshots to help individuals and organizations protect important data, restore files, and avoid downtime.

 - Mitigate the threat of ransomware with QNAP NAS

It's incredibly fast and by the time the warning message had appeared on the screen it had already encrypted everything of value on the hard drive - it happens in seconds.
BBC News, April 2016

What is locker ransomware?

Locker is a file-encrypting ransomware (Cryptolocker, CTB Locker, TeslaCrypt, and others) that encrypts files found on local drives, removable drives, mapped network drives, and even Dropbox mappings. Victims will be extorted a ransom to decrypt the affected files, or they will be unable to open the affect files ever again.
 - Mitigate the threat of ransomware with QNAP NAS


... And why is locker ransomware so troublesome?

  • Ransomware is typically spread through phishing emails, and mostly hidden in emails as attachments like .zip, .pdf, .doc, .exe, .js files, and more. It is difficult to identify, and self-spreading.
  • Traditional antivirus may not detect next-generation ransomware.
  • Locker ransomware uses asymmetric encryption or more advanced encryption methods which can be difficult (if not impossible) to break locally.
  • Victims are forced to pay (normally by untraceable means) to restore their files, or they face losing them forever.

Back up with QNAP NAS to save your files

While the first line of defense against being affected by malicious software is being careful and practicing sensible usage habits (regularly updating your software, not opening untrustworthy emails, not visiting unknown websites, etc), you should always remember to back up your data.

QNAP NAS provides a simple solution for backing up/restoring files and data. Its Linux-based QTS operating system makes it more secure than Windows® systems that are more at risk from being attacked. Moreover, the native support for point-in-time snapshots that are operated separately from the file system makes QNAP NAS a reliable backup solution for reacting quickly for backing up and restoring important files and system data.


 - Mitigate the threat of ransomware with QNAP NAS

Snapshots: React quickly for backing up and restoring

Snapshots record the metadata of files outside the file system and allow users to preserve and restore multiple versions of the same file, folder or even the entire volume. If ransomware attacks or an unexpected situation arises on your system, you can quickly and easily revert back to the previous state that the snapshot has recorded.

 - Mitigate the threat of ransomware with QNAP NAS

Block-based snapshots

QNAP’s block-based snapshot supports incremental backups to save storage space. While copying only the changes made, it also saves time for backing up and restoring.

 - Mitigate the threat of ransomware with QNAP NAS

Restore in a click

Data recovery through snapshots only takes a few minutes. As they are separated from the file system, snapshots allow users to restore the original, unencrypted files even if the volume is affected by ransomware.

 - Mitigate the threat of ransomware with QNAP NAS

Snapshot Replica

After creating snapshots, you can efficiently copy them to another QNAP NAS for double protection.

Note: Snapshots require a QNAP NAS with at least 4GB RAM.


Steps to restore your files with snapshots

QNAP Lab simulated a ransomware attack, and confirms that the following steps are suitable for recovering data with QNAP snapshots.

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1/ Use QNAP NetBak Replicator (or another backup tool) to regularly back up files to the NAS with user accounts that only have limited access rights (highly recommended), and then configure the snapshot function with the administrator's account.

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2/ If you notice ransomware activity or are presented with a ransom message, immediately disconnect your computer from the Internet, and remove the connection between the infected computer and NAS. If possible, disconnect the network cable from the NAS too to prevent the virus from spreading.
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3/ If you have a NAS with HDMI output you can connect a mouse, keyboard and HDMI monitor to the NAS, and access the NAS using HD Station. If your NAS lacks HDMI output, then when connecting to the NAS please ensure that your computer does not mount any infected shared folders until the snapshot is restored.
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4/ Click "Storage Manager", and check the "Snapshot Manager" to see a list of snapshots.
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5/ Select a snapshot taken before the ransomware attack, delete all files in the infected folder, then restore those files with the snapshot. Your files should now be recovered and unencrypted.

Backing up VMs to QNAP NAS

Ensuring the stability of virtualized environments with QNAP NAS

Virtualization is a core part of modern IT infrastructures. QNAP NAS can be used to provide a perfect backup solution for ensuring that virtual machines are maintained and have well-protected backup facilities.


Protecting your important virtualized environments

With the constantly-rising computational power of even consumer hardware, virtualization is no-longer exclusively a high-end business application. Now every company and organization no matter the size can greatly benefit from the seemingly infinite applications of virtualized environments. But without the right backup facilities, these applications could potentially come crashing down and with it cause sizeable disruption to essential applications and services.


QNAP NAS, the best data storage center

With potentially huge storage capacities, high performance, integrated virtualization solutions and support for popular third-party virtualization solutions, QNAP NAS are perfect for backing up virtual machines. QNAP NAS provides RAID protection to safeguard backup data from possible hard drive failures, AES-256 volume-based encryption can secure confidential data, and remote replication provides further backup solutions. QNAP NAS are also easy to use, can provide instant notifications to administration staff, and feature low power consumption to help keep utility costs down.


VM backup solution with QNAP and Veeam

Veeam® Backup & Replication™ software with QNAP NAS provides a cost-effective backup solution for VMware® and Hyper-V® that maximizes data reduction and scales to meet the needs of demanding enterprise environments. This affordable and complete backup solution allows setting up one or multiple QNAP NAS units as the backup storage, replicating VMs and backing them up to a remote site for an efficient disaster recovery solution.

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Backup with QNAP NAS and Symantec Backup Exec

Symantec Backup Exec™ is one of the most well-known backup software that delivers reliable data backup and recovery for business. Different operating systems (Windows®, Linux®, Mac®, NetWare®) can be backed up, entire servers can be restored quickly in the event of a disaster with Intelligent Disaster Recovery, and deduplication assists in minimizing the size of backups.


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Virtualization Station

When running virtual machines using QNAP Virtualization Station, their status can be easily saved and reverted to if necessary by using snapshots. Virtual machines can also be imported and exported easily for further use.


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QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync

Multi-location backup, instant restoration & flexible synchronization

To enhance the efficiency of data backup, file synchronization and disaster recovery, QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions into a single QTS application for you to easily transfer your data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.

Multifunctional backup and recovery plan

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Hybrid Backup Sync is a multifunctional backup solution where you can easily back up data to a QNAP NAS or storage space on a local LAN, remote server or cloud storage space. Hybrid Backup Sync can help prevent data loss from system crashes and critical hardware failures.

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If a system malfunction occurs, you can restore your data using many ways. You can restore files from a local NAS, remote server or cloud storage space. This provides a comprehensive disaster recovery plan to immediately restore important files.

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Hybrid Backup Sync is a comprehensive cloud storage solution. All of your files can be one-way synced to a local NAS, external storage device or cloud storage. Two-way sync can also be used for files between your computer and a remote NAS/server/cloud storage using RTRR, Rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB.

More cloud services integrated

QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync provides a secure-yet-flexible hybrid cloud backup solution, allowing you to leverage private and public clouds to create a cost-efficient IT environment. Supporting Amazon® Glacier, Azure Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Microsoft® OneDrive®, Dropbox®, Amazon® Cloud Drive, Yandex® Disk, Box® and Amazon®S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible cloud services, Hybrid Backup Sync enables you to easily back up files from QNAP NAS to cloud storage for automatic or manual data recovery.  

» Supported cloud services


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General information overview

You can create multiple backup, restore or sync jobs from the overview page, confirm the storage space usage, and quickly check the status of current jobs with successes, warnings, and failures highlighted and total issue numbers. You can also check backup jobs from other NAS to centrally manage every backup job. Hybrid Backup Sync supports alarm recording, so you can quickly review warnings and error messages to prevent major task delays.

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Easy & flexible job arrangement

Hybrid Backup Sync enables you to accomplish multiple backup tasks with a highly-flexible graphical user interface. You can easily set up and customize several backup plans and schedules to fulfill various jobs or personal requirements. Hybrid Backup Sync provides a centralized job management function, and you can check detailed information from the job status and job logs. You can simply click “Restore Now” and arrange backup tasks manually or on a scheduled basis (hourly/daily/weekly/monthly) to ensure that copies of important data are always retained.

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3 easy steps to create a backup job

You can back up files from local folders to local, remote, or other storage spaces in only three easy steps. Select a source location, assign a backup destination and click “Apply” to confirm the task. The whole process can be finished in one dialogue box without any complicated settings.


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Smart & efficient management


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Create a job profile

With Hybrid Backup Sync, you can name and save profiles of your remote server or cloud storage in advance to properly manage several storage spaces. You can check the free capacity of the storage space on the NAS, and flexibly arrange the backup schedule.

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Multi-version backup

Simple versioning allows you to set up a number of backup versions to keep and the maximum retention time. Smart versioning allows you to schedule hourly/daily/weekly/monthly backup plans and set up a maximum number of versions to retain.

*Note: Cloud backup currently does not support multi-version backup.

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Flexible job scheduling

You can easily set up periodic backup plans, or run a job once at a specific time. You can also arrange backup tasks manually with preset requirements and run it per request.

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Smart data reduction

You can filter files by type, size or date to ensure only selected files are retained in the NAS or on the cloud. Hybrid Backup Sync can detect sparse files to avoid backing up unnecessary data, and it supports file compression backup.

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Speedy data transfer

There are flexible settings for concurrent file processing and multi-thread data transfer by splitting large files into smaller parts, greatly increasing the file transfer rate for greater work efficiency.

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Upgraded encryption

Hybrid Backup Sync safeguards your data with client-side encryption, SSL connectivity and Amazon S3 server-side encryption, ensuring your data stays protected during file transfer and when stored on the public cloud.

Supported Cloud Services


Cloud Service / Protocol
Compatible Cloud Storage
Amazon Cloud Drive
Microsoft OneDrive
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure
Microsoft Azure China
OpenStack Swift Protocol
RackSpace UK
Amazon Glacier
Amazon Glacier
Amazon Glacier China
Yandex Disk
Amazon S3 Protocol
AWS Global
AWS China
hicloud S3
SoftBank IDCF Object
TianYi Cloud
Google Drive
Google Cloud Storage
Google Cloud Storage
Vmware vCloud Air Object Storage
WebDAV Protocol
QNAP NAS - WebDAV server

*Note: SFR Stockage, HiCloud S3, ElephantDrive, CCIS and DreamObjects require their own applications available in the QTS App Store.

Xopero Backup Solution

Turn Your QNAP into private cloud backup

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What is exactly Xopero?

It is dedicated centrally managed backup solution to QNAP network drives.

Your private backup cloud.

Once installed on a QNAP device, it becomes a complete solution for protecting critical files and allowing to build safe backup environment in your company.

Comprehensive management

Thanks to Xopero Backup Appliance you can centrally and remotely manage backups, monitor their accuracy and configure all accounts and applications installed on the workstations and servers.


Why Xopero with QNAP NAS?

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1. No additional hardware

You don’t have to implement extensive infrastructure. QNAP NAS and Xopero is all what you need to get started managing backups.

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2. Simple installation

Install and run Xopero on Your QNAP device in a few minutes. Xopero it’s easy to configure and use.

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3. All-in-one

It’s integrated solution which consists of safe data storage, automatic backup and central management system.

Backup across all your endpoints and servers

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Your QNAP NAS, together with Xopero becomes an
integrated solution which helps you centrally manage
and monitor all data backup processes.
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Ensure continuous protection of valuable data on all laptops in your company.

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Provide the maximum level of data security and minimize the downtime of your devices.

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Ensure the instant recovery of critical data in your company.

Centrally manage your backup

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Enjoy the full control and convenience of creating backups

The Xopero QNAP Appliance is a complete backup solution which allows to centrally manage critical data, monitor and remotely configure all the user accounts and applications installed on the company devices. You can easily backup and restore files, databases, e-mail accounts, virtual environments and system state.


Complete data protection

With Xopero you can backup and restore files, folders, endpoints, servers, databases (Firebird, PostgreSQL, MS SQL, MySQL), mail accounts (Microsoft Outlook and Exchange 2007,2010, 2013), network locations and virtual environments (Hyper-V and VMware).


Maximum protection of your business environment


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Endpoint Backup

Migration of critical data to endpoints becomes more and more common. Right now we store a great amount of business data on our computers, laptops and even smartphones. And these number is still growing. Therefore, a true total data protection solutions, which offer professional endpoint backup is at premium. And with Xopero QNAP Appliance you will avoid the high costs of data loss and will keep a business continuity intact.


Server Backup

Restoring data from a server failure can be hard and long term experience. Can be, but it doesn’t mean that it have to be. Xopero QNAP Appliance offers a comprehensive server protection: server backup, database backup, mailbox backup and many more. In the case of an any disaster you will quickly avert/resolve a crisis and go back to work within few minutes.


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Virtual Machines Backup

With Xopero backup you can easily backup all your machine from VMware and Hyper-V virtual environment. Instead of any disaster you can easily restore it on every virtual or physical machine (BMR) or run it directly on your QNAP device.



Key features of Xopero QNAP Appliance


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Easy to use

Simple installation process and user-friendly web interface let you seamlessly manage data in your company.

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All files are encrypted by unbreakable AES 256-bit algorithm. It ensures the best protection of your business data.

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Dedicated to QNAP

The unique solution on the market, it turns your QNAP into the powerful backup server.

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Fast & efficient

Ultra fast and efficient backup thanks to advanced technology used by the Xopero appliance.

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Centrally managed

Manage all your endpoint and server backup policies by the use of Management Center application.

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Endpoint & server protection

Protect your endpoints and servers against data loss and choose the new level of security.

Build your own private cloud backup


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By installing Xopero software,
you can comprehensively secure all business information

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Management Center

Enjoy the perfect tool for IT administrators allowing remotely configure users accounts and applications installed on company devices. Monitor and configure all processes of performed backup.


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Control Panel

Xopero offer a user friendly Control Panel, that helps you monitor all user activities and backup statuses.


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Client Application

Client application can be installed on Windows PCs and Servers and allows to backup all your important data such as: documents, databases, email accounts or virtual environments. It makes your data safe!



Protect your servers

Backup and restore the files, databases, e-mail accounts, virtual environments and mailbox files without stopping the server.


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Site to site replication

Do much more than only protect your data from hardware failure. Thanks to site to site replication you can create new replicas of your files on the new server.


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Explore Xopero


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Backup scheduler

Set the exact date and time of your backups.

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Data compression

Deep compression of each file, before sending it, optimizes backup performance and storage utilization.

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Data encryption

Each file is encrypted by AES 256 algorithm before it will sent from your device.

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Incremental & differential

By transmitting only the changed file blocks, our solution saves time of performing backups.

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Data deduplication

Deduplication lets us save storage and backup time because we don't send the same files twice.

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Data retention

Thanks to retention feature, our solution allows you to keep backed up files as long as you need.

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You can easily and quickly restore previous version of the work on the file. You decide how many version are kept.

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Easily archive your backed up data.

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Disaster recovery

Xopero offers comprehensive protection of the entire business environment with he ability to instantly launch backed up machines.


Central management made easy!

You get a complete information of all backups performed on user accounts. You can check whether the remote management is enabled, whether the backup sessions are active and if backups are performed.

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Full control of backup processes!

Take control over the backup policy in your company by installing Management Center application. Now, you can start effectively manage and monitor backups on all devices connected to the QNAP server.

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Secure backup!

Each file, before sending, is encrypted on the client's computer, using AES 256 algorithm. Even if user found backed up files on the QNAP, he wouldn't be able to open them.

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Who can benefit from our solution?

Xopero QNAP Appliance is a technologically advanced business-class solution, designed for SMB and big corporations.



Data security management

Fully automated local backup and fast restore

Large storage capacity and high performance of backup process


High control of backup processes

Solid protection by AES 256 data encryption

Convenient tool for managing all backup processes


Trusted backup solution

Easy-to-use interface and minimal impact on user during the backup

Comprehensive security for medical systems



Remote access and control

Optimized centrally management of IT resources

Powerful, advanced features of backup processes


Flexible tool in the internal business environment

Protection of computers and servers within a single license

Highly optimized and fully automation backup process


Powerful and seamless data protection in a few simple steps

Automatic, scheduled data archiving

Safe storing multiple versions of backups


Secure all files on your QNAP NAS

Xopero for QNAP is available for the Turbo NAS series running under QTS 4.0 or newer,
with processors built on the x86 architecture [Intel lub AMD] / Windows 64 bit, 4 GB RAM, dual-core processor.

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We only have 24 hours in a day. I want to multiply my productivity to finish more tasks in less time. Any way to help me?

QIoT Containers

Your private IoT cloud platform

Application container technology simplifies many methods for both software architecture and development processes, and provides benefits for Internet of Things (IoT) deployment to create a real-world impact. QNAP redefines NAS for IoT, providing comprehensive "QIoT Containers" for QNAP’s Container Station platform to help quickly structure your IoT environment and deployment.

Sample code download


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Internet of Things. The next revolution is here.

The “Internet of Things” is a giant network of “things” including computers, smart devices, wearables, home appliances, and other internet-connected devices. The relationship will be between people-people, people-things, and things-things, and a large amount of data will be collected and exchanged throughout the IoT ecosystem in order to trigger events and being further analyzed for insights that can improve efficiency, reduce waste or increase profits.


What about data storage for IoT?

Now everything is connected to the Internet, and automatically-generated data is constantly growing. You may resort to public cloud services to store IoT data, but the storage cost could be considerable, and there are also privacy and security concerns that must be addressed. If valuable data is stored outside of your company/organization, it also leads to potential control and ownership issues.


You need a private cloud to backbone your IoT

Taking these critical drawbacks of public cloud services into consideration, a private cloud offers a more reliable and cost-effective solution to support IoT architecture. QNAP NAS provides high storage capacity and features various protocols and security functionalities to perform as an ideal IoT platform. The native support for handy containerized apps that can facilitate IoT development and implementation makes it an even better choice for streamlining infrastructure and services.

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Large storage capacity

You need more storage for IoT. QNAP NAS supports TBs up to PBs of storage capacity that is sufficient for accommodating substantial device-driven data.

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Well-rounded security

QNAP NAS features trustworthy security including full encryption and service binding alongside data protection features such as RAID.

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Protocols for IoT

MQTT, HTTP, COAP, AMQP are de-facto standards for IoT. With QIoT Containers QNAP NAS provides support for all these protocols making QNAP NAS most suitable for IoT applications.

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Shorter design lifecycle

With QNAP’s exclusive Container Station which supports LXC and Docker®, you can quickly make use of rich containerized apps to form you IoT architectures in an isolated, secure environment.

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Scalability for microservices

The container ecosystem supports characteristics for microservices-based IoT systems. For example: multiple Ponte Containers with a HA Proxy provides highly scalable IoT Gateway./p>

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Integrated with public clouds

Besides using the rules engine of QNAP NAS, data produced by IoT can be transmitted to public clouds for analytics to leverage more resources of cloud computing.

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Agile IoT model: use containers to build a microservices architecture

Microservices is an approach to develop single large software as coupled smaller services to serve a business goal. Containers naturally lend themselves to supporting the same characteristics outlined earlier for microservices-based architectural patterns as applied to IoT systems. Supporting the essential attributes required of IoT, such as loosely-coupled, independently evolving and deployable components, containers are such a good fit for microservices with the capabilities to enable incremental deployment and updates of those services as required by business or customers. This means you can do a better job of modeling a business process in software.


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Rapidly design your own IoT stack

Design your own IoT stack with "QIoT Containers". Creating your own private IoT cloud platform is as easy as selecting a container for each stage of your IoT backend and installing it in Container Station.

QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. It provides an ideal platform with countless hands-on containerized apps for developers to easily apply, rapidly develop, and conveniently deploy IoT applications. Simply search "IoT" in Container Station, acquire proper containers, and create diverse IoT applications with QIoT Containers.


Protocol converter
Message broker
Rules engine
QNAP provides QBridge which works as field gateway helping bridge two different protocols.
Translates a message from the formal messaging protocol of the sender to the formal messaging protocol of the receiver.
Rules engine processes incoming messages and gives your "things" the ability to interact with services.
Use relational databases and NoSQL, manage more heterogeneous data generated by sensors, devices and gateways.
Implemented as mobiles, wearables, and web/desktop apps. Users can monitor and control devices by presentation layer.
QNAP QBridge

IoT use cases


“QIoT Containers” starter kits for developers

From as little as US$35, developers can use development boards (such as Raspberry Pi) and sensors (smoke, temperature, humidity, etc) to build a simple Home Environment Monitoring project. QIoT Containers provide a variety of protocols and dashboard applications that enable developers to easily utilize the sensors on development boards, and set up apps such as MQTT, Node-RED and Freeboard on a QNAP NAS. Data received from the sensors will be sent to the QNAP NAS, while users can remotely monitor their home environment with the dashboard.


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Industrial Internet of Things


Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) opens up greater opportunities for company growth and industrial development. QNAP IoT Containers are a cost-effective way to integrate next-generation IoT protocols with legacy industrial protocols (such as Modbus, Koyo, Omron, Melsec, Siemens, etc). You can configure an IP connection over the Internet for Edge Gateway, Modbus and PLC, eliminating the need for costly field gateways.


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Smart parking with QIoT

IoT can be used in parking assistance to improve management efficiency and public safety. While parking space managers can greatly boost their productivity from managing the parking space utilization, users can reduce frustration when searching for available parking spaces, especially in crowded urban areas.

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Smart home with QIoT

Smart assisted-living homes address household conveniences in many aspects, such as intelligent entrance controls, light switches, indoor temperature and humidity adjustments, security & alarms, and more. IoT in smart home connect a network of appliances, sensors and entertainment devices, effectively integrating environmental awareness and security.

Healthcare/personal fitness with QIoT

Implementing IoT in healthcare is expected to improve access and quality while reducing the cost of care. The wide scope of practice ranges from clinical care to remote patient monitoring. Through IoT-driven healthcare applications, health data can be collected, recorded and analyzed before generating recommendations.

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  • Blockly Blockly is a library for building visual programming editors.
  • Dashing Dashing is a Sinatra-based framework that lets you build beautiful dashboards.
  • Freeboard A Open Source Dashboard.
  • Intel Edison Intel® Edison technology is a hardware and software platform that, when combined with sensors and your imagination, empowers you to invent new Internet-enabled products and solutions.
  • Kafka Apache Kafka is a publish-subscribe messaging rethought as a distributed commit log.
  • MariaDB MariaDB is a community-developed fork of the MySQL relational database management system intended to remain free under the GNU GPL.
  • MongoDB MongoDB (from humongous) is a cross-platform document-oriented database.
  • Node-RED Node-RED is a tool for wiring together hardware devices, APIs and online services in new and interesting ways.
  • Ponte Ponte allows you to publish and receive data using any protocol: HTTP, MQTT and CoAP.
  • RabbitMQ Robust messaging for applications.
  • Redis Redis is a data structure server. It is open-source, networked, in-memory, and stores keys with optional durability.
  • RPI The Raspberry Pi is a series of credit-card-sized, single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation with the intent to promote the teaching of basic computer science in schools and developing countries.

SSD Cache Acceleration

Improving the performance of a QNAP NAS with a SSD Cache

Adding an SSD cache to a QNAP NAS is a brilliant way to increase the performance of your storage while maximizing capacity, minimizing costs, and requiring almost zero effort to do so.

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When you hit a performance wall...

A growing number of everyday applications require greater performance to react to business and organizational changes. And no matter how fast the processor or how high the RAM capacity, the speed and response times of the hard drives in a NAS will always be a decisive factor in system performance. Conventional logic would just be to populate the NAS with faster hard drives or SSDs, but this can lead to greater expenditure and constricted storage capacities - not to mention requiring a lot of time and effort to do so. This leaves IT administrators under pressure to increase system performance without impacting the budget, the current system capacity, or detracting resources from their other projects.


Benefits of QNAP SSD Cache options

An SSD cache can greatly help in providing the performance necessary for demanding applications as well as improving the overall system workflow. It also provides an affordable and easy-to-install method for upgrading a NAS.

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Uncompromising performance for demanding applications

The SSD cache feature on QNAP NAS accelerates IOPS performance by up to 10 times and reduces latency by 3 times for storage volumes. It is perfect for IOPS-demanding applications including databases and virtualization to significantly improve overall workflow.

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Budget friendly with maximized capacity

Building an all-SSD NAS is not only economically unfeasible, but it would severely constrain the total storage capacity of the NAS. By using an SSD cache, the capacity of the NAS is maximized while at the same time providing the immediate benefits of SSD technology.

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Easy to set up and install

An SSD cache can be set up by simply installing SSDs into designated bays in the NAS, and then by following a few steps in the Storage Manager. No complicated steps or extra software is required.


Tutorial: How to achieve the best possible storage performance

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Check SSD Cache Support List


SSD cache volume varies with the size of RAM

Cache capacity
RAM requirement
≧ 1GB
≧ 4GB
≧ 8GB
≧ 16GB

Qtier™ Technology Drives Auto Tiering

Constant optimization of data across storage tiers

Qtier™ Technology empowers automated-tiering storage solutions that automatically moves hot data to high-performance storage tiers and cold data to lower-cost, higher-capacity drives, allowing businesses to enjoy exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage at the same time.

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Answers your demand for storage efficiency

As the price of solid-state drives (SSD) becomes more favorable, the demand for high-performance storage increases. With the advantages of high IOPS and low response times, SSDs improve the performance of data center applications that require fast and consistent performance. However, as the cost per gigabyte of an SSD is still higher than conventional hard drives (HDD), it is still more economical to use HDDs to store large amounts of cold (rarely-accessed) data.

To answer the demands of enterprise storage, QNAP has designed Qtier (QNAP auto-tiering) Technology that incorporates the speed of SSDs and capacity of HDDs on one NAS system. Qtier can automatically migrate data based on how frequently data has been accessed using an industry-leading 12Gb/s SAS controller. It improves overall system performance under the most complex, mixed workloads and server applications while providing high-capacity storage for cold data.

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Intelligent data management

Qtier, a multi-tier storage management system, automatically moves the most active data to high-performance drives while less active data is migrated to high-capacity drives. This alleviates the burden on administrators by supporting tasks of performance pre-estimation, layout design, and relocation of data according to performance and budgets.

Enable Auto-tiering when creating a Storage Pool

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To achieve the required level of performance and cost benefits, data is categorized based on access frequency. Service levels such as response times or runtime must be measured and evaluated in advance to decide which data must be stored at a given time in a certain tier.


QNAP auto-tiering architecture

Data migration based on Transaction-based Update

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Based on the sorting results of calculation that developed by QNAP, the NAS will automatically move data blocks with higher weights to higher tier (e.g. moving data blocks from HDD RAID Group to SSD RAID Group). Here data migration and metadata updates will not interfere with normal IO; therefore, transaction-based updates will avoid problems with data integrity.

You can get the statistics of all data waiting to be processed as well as processed data in this phase. If the administrators need to do administrative tasks or there are bandwidth requirements for external connections, they can stop data migration in this phase. Furthermore, assigning weights can help adjust bandwidth allocation or alleviate congestion between external IO and internal data migration.


Benefits of using Qtier Technology

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Optimal storage efficiency

Ongoing optimization of data across high-performance SSD, SAS drives and high-capacity SATA disks based on access frequency.

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High performance

Improved overall system performance as active data is moved to faster storage tiers for tasks in hand.

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Cost saving

Businesses can only buy the amount of SSDs needed, and save money on expensive Flash technology.

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Easy to set up

Use QTS Storage Manager to create RAID groups for each tier, set scheduling, and it’s done.

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Set Auto Tiering during off-peak times such as weekends or evenings to get the best system performance in busy hours.

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Performance analysis

Check history reports for Auto Tiering statistics to evaluate the accuracy of auto-tiering policies.


TVS-ECx80U-SAS Qtier vNAS runs your data on the Auto Tiering highway

The 15-bay, 12Gbps SAS-enabled TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP NAS supports 3.5” & 2.5” drives in its chassis, uniquely combining the advantages of both high-performance SSD and high-capacity HDD.

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  • Dedicated for SAS drives or NL-SAS drives
  • High capacity
  • Dedicated for SSD drives
  • High throughput and IOPS

Compared with all-SSD NAS and all-HDD NAS, the TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP benefits organizations to enjoy exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage at the same time. Coupled with Qtier Technology, organizations can just buy the amount of SSDs needed, and attain the highest value/performance and optimal efficiency of storage utilization.


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Max. capacity -
2U form factor
19.2 TB
(24 x SSD)
72 TB + 4.8 TB
(9 x HDD + 6 x SSD)
96 TB
(12 x HDD)
Very high
Very high

To tackle the increasing data needs of a growing business, the scalable TVS-ECx80U-SAS series supports online capacity expansion by connecting up to eight QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP) to flexibly expand the total storage to over 1 PB raw capacity (depending on model). It saves organizations from having to invest big at initial setup, but have budget-friendly options to enjoy more flexibility in allocating IT budgets.


You can easily implement a 3-tiered storage solution with a JBOD:

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Ideal for complex virtualized environments

With Qtier Technology, QNAP NAS* provides a tiering solution that realizes the optimal storage efficiency and boosts performance, making it the best and most cost-efficient storage solution for environments like virtualization that contain dynamically-changing workloads.


Activate Qtier in your QNAP NAS

The goal of auto-tiering in a QNAP NAS is to optimize the use of the storage infrastructure by simultaneously improving storage utilization and performance:

  • Move frequently used data onto fast disks for high-availability or high I/O cache throughput
  • Move less frequently used data onto low-cost, high-capacity disks for better cost efficiency

3 levels of tiered storage

Qtier offers a 3-tier configuration: ultra-high speed (SSD), high speed (SAS) and high capacity (SATA/NL-SAS) for a combination of different disk drives.

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Detailed and visualized statistics for performance analysis

Historical data assists users in performance tuning and storage provisioning, enabling the accurate adjustment of auto-tiering policies.

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User-defined policies for better auto-tiering efficiency

Policy-defined auto-tiering enables dynamic reallocation of data corresponding to the performance requirements of the data or applications in addition to scheduling and prioritization of data migration.

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Qtier with SSD Cache for around-the-clock acceleration

Qtier fully supports concurrent tiering and SSD caching. In this mode, Qtier constantly monitors I/O activity and keeps active data that requires small, mostly-random, read/write operations in SSD Read-only or Read-write cache and other data in the tiered storage automatically moving data between the appropriate tiers. QNAP unified and tiered storage is an intelligent, automated storage system for managing data placement to help optimize performance and cost requirements in multi-tier configurations.

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Comprehensive comparison of storage technologies:

Full SSD
SSD cache
Storage space
Available SSD space
Extends as needed
Extends as needed
Limited by available memory
Data migration method
Data migration mechanism
Moves data according to access frequency
All data is in SSD storage
Replicates frequently accessed data to SSD storage
Application scenarios
Typically used for predictable I/O workloads such as file/web/e-mail servers and virtualization application or video editing
Typically used for applications requiring fast/intensive I/O such as databases or virtualized environments
Typically used in a highly frequent data access environment such as virtualized applications or high-resolution video or audio processing

*Qtier is currently available in the following QNAP NAS models: TDS-16489U, TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP R2, TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP R2, TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2, TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP R2, TS-EC2480U R2, TS-EC1680U R2, TS-EC1280U R2, TS-EC880U-RP, TS-EC1679U-SAS-RP, TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, SS-EC2479U-SAS RP, SS-EC1879U-SAS RP, SS-EC1279U-SAS RP, TVS-1271U-RP, TVS-871U-RP, TVS-1282, TVS-882, TVS-682
QNAP Qtier™ requires a minimum of 8GB RAM.

Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS

QNAP Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS is the world's first DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution that wields the incredible power of Thunderbolt™ 2 to double the speed potential to 20Gb/s for enabling simultaneous 4K video transfer and display. It is also a perfect match for Thunderbolt™-equipped Mac & Windows users for 4K workflows, file storage and backup.

*Mac operating system OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later is required.

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Next-generation Thunderbolt™ technology

Thunderbolt™ technology provides PCI Express with blazing-fast 10Gb/s transfer speeds. Thunderbolt™ 2 doubles the bandwidth to deliver bi-directional 20Gb/s speed, which provides the bandwidth needed for simultaneous 4K video file transfer and display. The Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS features Thunderbolt™ 2 for high-speed and flexible connectivity. You can move data to/from a peripheral up to 4 times faster than with USB 3.

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Dual network: Thunderbolt™ 2 & 10GbE

The Thunderbolt™ 2 protocol uses industry standard networking technologies meaning the high-speed transmission over your Thunderbolt™ 2 cable is able to run all network services (such as file sharing, FTP, and other services). The Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS can also simultaneously run general Ethernet services with the built-in 10GbE LAN card in addition to the Thunderbolt™ 2 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference. You can flexibly allocate proper bandwidth for different concurrent tasks.

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Pioneering DAS/NAS/iSCSI-SAN triple solution

The unmatched Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS combines direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI-SAN into one box. It prevents the restriction of DAS connecting to only one device, and breaks the cost barrier for constructing 10GbE high-speed network environments. The Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS not only allows cross-platform file sharing via network as NAS but also provides convenient hot-pluggable connection as DAS. Moreover, it enables iSCSI-SAN transferring up to 20Gb/s thanks to the Thunderbolt™ interface. The Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS dramatically redefines the private cloud, combining the best of DAS and NAS.

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Hot-pluggable like DAS. The Thunderbolt™-ready Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS is hot-pluggable and easy to move between connected devices, delivering plug-and-use convenience.

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Cross-platform file sharing as NAS. The Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS shares both AFP and SMB. You can choose the Thunderbolt™ IP or Ethernet IP for file sharing to multiple devices over the network.

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Higher performance iSCSI SAN. You can deploy iSCSI SAN with the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS enhanced by Thunderbolt™ performance for block-level storage.


Designed for 4K media applications

The common bottleneck for 4K workflows: I/O and storage.

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QNAP Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS directly tackles bottleneck affecting 4K content workflows:

With Thunderbolt™ 2 providing 20Gb/s throughput, the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS is capable of transferring 4K video smoothly and handling relative workloads with ease. Its large storage capacity allows to accommodate up to 64TB (with 8TB hard drive) files, or even more by scaling up with Thunderbolt™ storage expansion enclosures, providing the ideal storage solution ready for high-resolution raw files.

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Improve 4K workflows with Thunderbolt™ NAS

As 4K video rapidly approaches mainstream audiences, you can discover how wonderful the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS is for supporting 4K workflows, especially for video editors, filmmakers, studios and post-production houses.

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Increased Productivity

Up to 2 Thunderbolt™ devices can connect to the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS to simultaneously process real-time video editing.

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Multi-track Video Editing

The Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS delivers powerful and stable throughput for real-time non-linear video editing, and also allows multi-track video editing with the lowest latency.

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Direct 4K HDMI Display

A 4K monitor can connect to the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS via HDMI to directly play 4K videos.

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Management with Video Station

The Video Station is a useful video management system for archiving, organizing and sharing video collections.


Common video editing programs include

Final Cut Pro X »

Final Cut Pro X is the mainstream video editing app for Mac. With Qfinder for Mac, editors can easily import videos on the connected Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS to Mac workstations and process real-time 4K media editing.

» How to setup a performance-optimized network drives

Adobe Premiere Pro »

Premiere Pro supports high resolution video editing for Windows and Mac. Editors can perform 4K content workflows by accessing files on the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS through SMB or NFS protocol.

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Creative workflow scenario

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QNAP 10GbE NAS Solution

Improving productivity with a QNAP NAS featuring 10GbE Connectivity

A 10GbE (10 Gigabit Ethernet) network is essential for businesses that demand high bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restore for an ever-growing amount of data. QNAP provides a range of 10GbE-ready NAS as an affordable and reliable storage solution for 10GbE environments.

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Insufficient bandwidth for increasingly virtualized environments

Traditional networks have utilized evolving standards of Ethernet (including 100Mb to 1Gb), and until quite recently 1GbE has been considered sufficient enough to manage most day-to-day tasks in conventional IT infrastructures. With the rise of virtualization and the cloud however, 1GbE can potentially be a huge bottleneck that can stifle innovation and prevent organizations from improving and developing necessary virtualized environments to take their business further.

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Benefits of 10GbE Connectivity

10GbE connectivity delivers ten times as much bandwidth as 1GbE, allowing for greater deployment of services and providing an immediate boost to overall network performance. Many QNAP NAS series are designed with 10GbE readiness, and can be immediately upgraded by purchasing and installing a 10GbE network adapter. QNAP NAS are also available with 10GbE as standard.


Unleash the full potential of virtualization

Modern IT infrastructures are increasingly relying on virtualized servers and applications to replace physical servers and equipment. QNAP NAS are VMware® Certified, Citrix® Certified, and Microsoft® Hyper-V Compliant in order to allow organizations to leverage all the benefits from virtualization and to flexibly deploy virtualization environments. With 10GbE readiness this virtualization potential can be fully realized and an increasing number of services consolidated into virtualized environments.

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Improve overall network performance and everyday tasks

With ten times the bandwidth of 1GbE, normal day-to-day tasks of organizations will see an immediate benefit. Backup and software deployment tasks to multiple workstations can be carried out without impacting network performance, and large-data applications will greatly improve with a major speed increase.

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Highly-efficient storage for video editing

Digital video production produces a huge amount of data that requires high performance RAID storage. Editing videos also requires an enormous amount of bandwidth that will choke conventional 1GbE networks. A 10GbE QNAP NAS has the ability to quickly store and edit files directly over the network, and also provides the scalability and compatibility to greatly improve the IT infrastructure of digital video studios.

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Product highlights: TVS-ECx80U-SAS R2 and TS-ECx80U R2 NAS series with built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports

The enterprise-class rackmount TVS-ECx80U-SAS R2 and TS-ECx80U R2 NAS series include two built-in SFP+ based 10GbE ports that allow users to immediately benefit from 10GbE connectivity without purchasing additional accessories. Both the TVS-ECx80U-SAS R2 and TS-ECx80U R2 series fully support 10GbE high-speed networks, making them beneficial for IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization, databases, high-resolution video editing, and sharing workflows.

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Centrally monitor and manage all your NAS from anywhere

Q’center is a central management platform that enables you to consolidate the management of multiple QNAP NAS. The Q’Center web interface gives you the ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, convenience and flexibility to manage multiple NAS, across multiple sites, from any internet browser.


Deploy multiple Q’center host servers

The updated Q’center supports multiple host QNAP NAS to mutually manage several client NAS, instead of only allowing one host server to centrally control the client NAS. This allows individual departments or particular units to review their own storage space status and job logs. Q’center fulfills central management needs and segment control targets at the same time, so you can manage and access NAS more efficiently.


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Review HDD S.M.A.R.T. values smartly

Q’center provides 6 key S.M.A.R.T. ID parameters, including reallocated sectors count, power on hours, reported uncorrectable errors, command timeout, current pending sector count, and uncorrectable sector count. You can look over detailed system reports to discover if any hard drives are malfunctioning in order to replace them in time to prevent system crashes. You can also refer to S.M.A.R.T. ID values to replace hard drives in advance to avoid job or schedule delays.
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Monitor system temperatures with Q’center

Q’center provides specific system temperature reports and fan speed monitoring data, allowing you to reduce system failure risks by using control room conditions. You can also turn on/off multiple NAS at once with preset power options to enhance the accessibility and efficiency of your NAS systems.
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Manage Apps installation via Q’center

With Q’center, you can upload apps from a host NAS to multiple client NAS, or you can download specific apps for every client NAS via remote control. Q'center provides the ability to create universal and unified NAS settings for managing multiple NAS units efficiently, saving you time and effort.
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Work smarter not harder

My organization deployed several QNAP NAS for file storage, backup, sharing, and virtualization applications. It’s vital we keep track of all the system statuses in real time, manage all the updates and troubleshoot efficiently. We were struggling to keep up with the constant demands. With so many NAS, I was wasting a huge amount of time logging into each NAS individually to complete the tasks required. Q’center drastically simplified all of the administrative tasks into a single easy-to-use and customizable management platform.
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Use Q’center to optimize NAS management

Q’center, available from the QTS App Center, is a capable and powerful managing tool that helps you manage multi-site QNAP NAS. After installing Q’center on one QNAP NAS, you can use the Q’center server to centrally monitor system logs and handle firmware updates & maintenance of all QNAP NAS units with minimal effort.

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Central management platform

Start and stop services or configure network settings for a specific NAS or an entire NAS group. Let Firmware Lib keep track of all the NAS firmware, and update it at convenient times. App Manager allows you to centrally manage and install apps to every client NAS device, or remotely update firmware for a specific NAS.

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Informative customizable dashboards

Get an overview of all your QNAP NAS system statuses and check all the system logs from one place. Personalize your dashboard with frequently-checked items and configure alert triggers.

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Infographic report

Quickly get information from visualized data, including volume capacity reports, shared folder reports, CPU usage reports, bandwidth usage report, system temperature reports, exportable data with bar charts, pie charts or trend charts, and more.


The heart of Q’center



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Create different dashboards displaying selected widget combinations.


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Inspect, manage, and add managed QNAP NAS units. Drill into each one for detailed information.


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Get reports on any aspect of your NAS inventory, capacity and performance.


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Check the history of all your server activities, system alerts and system events from a single place.



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Use rules and rule sets to efficiently manage multiple servers with the same configuration.

Firmware Lib

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Keep up to date with the attest firmware updates for all your managed QNAP NAS units.


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Configure email notifications for specific trigger events occur.


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Manage user accounts, configure LDAP and AD servers for user authentication.


Designed for dynamic IT environments

Organizations deploy various levels of complex IT environments and infrastructures to suit their needs. Q’center features exclusive firewall traversal technology to ensure reliable connectivity between a Q’center server and all your managed QNAP NAS. This makes sure you can keep track of all the details you need to keep your infrastructure running smoothly. Q’center also runs in virtual machines (VM) to ensure you have access to every aspect of your infrastructure with total awareness and maximum flexibility.


Bypass NAT routers with Q'center Assistant

With Q’center Assistant, you can bypass NAT routers to access and manage multiple QNAP NAS without complex VPN settings. You can also monitor and manage QNAP NAS via myQNAPcloud regardless of NAT limits.

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Q’center running on VMs

Q’center for VMware® ESXi and Microsoft® Hyper-V™ allows you to install and run Q’center from a virtual machine. Removing the need for a QNAP NAS as a dedicated server, Q’center deployment is even more flexible and accessible.

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 - Qsirch

A powerful search engine in your NAS

See How It Works

Easy & Fast File Search for QNAP NAS

If you have ever been overwhelmed by the number of search results when looking for a file, try Qsirch – QNAP’s unique, powerful, Google Search-like search tool that helps you find what you need. It's easy & fast!


Brand new design with file distribution

The file distribution feature enables displaying search results by file categories or other criteria.

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Qsirch Helper - Useful Chrome Extension

Qsirch Helper makes file searching faster and easier.

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Indexing status overview

Qsirch now runs file indexing as a background task and allows users to oversee the indexing progress and current status.

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Easy steps from searching to sharing

It only takes a few steps from keyword searching, to content preview, to file sharing.

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Support Gmail content preview

Qsirch supports searching for Gmail content and previewing .eml files.

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Near Real-time Search

QNAP's proprietary searching technology helps to quickly locate files.

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Search While You Type

Choose categories, enter keywords, and the related files will be immediately displayed.

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Comprehensive Search

Search for files from over 6,000 file formats by filename, metadata (title, author, EXIF…), content, date modified, file path.

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Identify Files Quickly

Keywords in search results are highlighted for better identification.

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Preview by Thumbnail

Preview images, videos & PDF files by thumbnails to enhance your browsing experience.

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List View

Switch to a list view for a more detailed overview of search results.

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Search History

Automatically learns your queries to speed up future searches.

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For Business

Quickly find desired documents & files to make proposals, reports, contracts, and more. Enjoy an instant increase of your productivity and work efficiency.

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For Home

Quickly find movies, songs, and photos by entering whatever you remember about the file. Qsirch will help find the file immediately for your enjoyment.


Search Designed with Privacy in Mind

Search Based on Permission Settings

Qsirch works in line with user accounts & shared folder permissions of the QTS. It effectively protects data privacy and the search results will only return authorized files for each user.

Decide Shared Folders to be Searched

Administrators can add & remove specific shared folders for Qsirch. Flexibly exclude shared folders from indexing to ensure data security.


Get the Qsirch App


Qsirch 2.1 is available from the QTS App Center for all x86-based NAS models that have a minimum of 2GB RAM. The ARM-based NAS models require at least 4GB RAM.

Firmware Requirements: QTS 4.2.0 (or newer). File sharing function requires QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).

Linux Station

Comprehensive service from the open-source Linux platform

QNAP offers excellent hardware design and innovative QTS-Linux dual- system applications, providing a safe and reliable storage for development and Internet of Things (IoT). With Linux Station, users can directly utilize various feature-rich Linux® apps, enjoying a private cloud that combines storage and IoT applications.

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QTS-Linux dual systems for unlimited potential

QNAP has employed advanced virtualization technologies to seamlessly integrate Linux®with QTS, enabling you to enjoy extensive applications coming from QTS App Center and Linux®. Simply connect an HDMI display to a QNAP NAS to output the Linux® desktop, and then you can exploit the popular open-source Linux® platform to freely install and develop more apps. QNAP NAS is the ideal gateway for IoT solutions.

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Convenient access to Linux

Linux Station allows you to easily acquire Linux® OS services. You can choose what Linux®system to use (such as Ubuntu add-on, Fedora add-on and Debian add-on*) and enjoy diverse applications and feature-rich Linux® apps to complete your tasks and fulfill your needs. If you are a software developer, it's even great that you can conveniently develop and create various IoT packages using the open-source Linux® to embrace and excel in the IoT era.

* Linux Station currently only supports Ubuntu. More systems will be supported in the future.


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A private cloud combining storage and IoT applications

The emerging world of IoT provides great opportunities for developers and users alike, preserving continuity across the boundaries of devices, time, and space.

QNAP NAS in combination with Linux Station is simply the best remote and data management center. You can develop and install IoT packages on demand using Linux®, and centrally store the data on a QNAP NAS, enjoying secure private storage and a development solution. Supporting the vast array of IoT applications with its open-source development potential, QNAP's Linux Station fosters a complete IoT experience. Join us and embrace a smart lifestyle!

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Easily operate Linux on an HDMI screen

Simply connect a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display to a QNAP NAS and use Linux Station as if you were using a PC. You can also enable a remote desktop connection to send the display to a web browser.

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Start your Linux Station

Follow these steps to initiate Linux Station


1/ Upgrade your QNAP NAS to firmware QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).

2/ Visit the QTS App Center and find Linux Station. Click "Install".

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3/ Open Linux Station, and choose the Linux OS to install.

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Please note: The system will download installation packages from the Linux Containers website (https://linuxcontainers.org/).

4/ After the Linux OS is completely downloaded, click "Enable", and then you can start using it with an HDMI display, USB keyboard and mouse.

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Please note: HD Station will be disabled when Linux Station is enabled (and vice versa).

System requirements

  • Linux Station requires a QNAP NAS with at least 4GB RAM. Supported models include: TS-x51, TS-x53, TS-x53A, TS-x70, TS-x79, TVS-x71, TVS-ECx80 and TVS-x82 series.
  • Container Station v1.5.1343 (or newer) needs to be installed on the QNAP NAS.

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Surveillance Station

Professional Network Video Recorder (NVR)

The Surveillance Station is professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS). Being one of the Turbo NAS standard applications, the Surveillance Station can be activated on the QTS App Center to turn the Turbo NAS into a professional Network Video Recorder (NVR) system for real-time monitoring, recording, playback, alarm notifications, Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA), and management to safeguard your assets and property when used with supported IP cameras.

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Maintaining accessible and reliable live surveillance feeds is essential for properties such as retail stores, hotels, construction sites, offices, and at home. With the Surveillance Station, you can easily manage & monitor multiple IP cameras on a real-time basis through web browsers, and attain the first-hand status of monitored corners, such as building gates, office entrances, or emergency exits, safeguarding your staff and property.

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Various remote monitoring modes

The Surveillance Station supports various monitoring modes to display 1, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 16, 20, 25, 36, 42, and 64 channels on a single screen. Users can also choose to sequentially display each channel or use dual displays to have a wider view.

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Monitor on TV via HDMI

With the support of QvPC Technology, you will be able to gain direct control over the surveillance infrastructure in your home or office environment by using "Surveillance Station (Local Display)" function*, which supports video local display and playback on a big monitor via the HDMI output.

*All Turbo NAS models with HDMI interface except TS-269H are supported

Learn more: QvPC Technology

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PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) control

On the Surveillance Station web interface, you can directly adjust the PTZ (Pan/Tilt/Zoom) functions of supported cameras, greatly enhancing the convenience in remote monitoring of desired corners.

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Interactive control buttons

Whenever you move the mouse cursor over a camera channel, the supported function buttons of the camera will show up for quick access. The interactive control buttons will disappear when not in use, helping you watch the IP camera feeds without any distractions.

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Instant Playback

On the Live-view page, whenever you want to look back to check suspicious events of a camera channel you just missed, just hit ‘Instant Playback’ button to bring up the window to review recent feeds. While you don’t have to switch to the playback page to do so, you can still have full live views of other channels simultaneously.

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Preset positions and auto-cruising

You can set up preset positions and auto-cruising for PTZ cameras to automatically adjust the camera angle to preset positions by the time interval you define. To gain more flexibility, you can click the corresponding number buttons of an IP camera’s preset positions to have an instant view at that position.

Same-screen IP camera configurations

On the Live-view page, you can directly configure IP camera recording schedules when needed without leaving the Live-view page, maintaining a seamless monitoring so you won’t miss any suspicious event.

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Visual aid by E-map

The E-map function helps visualize the layout of the deployment of IP cameras enabling you to quickly identify the location of each IP camera, especially when an alarm occurs. Just upload the pictures of the monitoring locations and drag and drop the IP camera icons to the right place on the E-map. Once an alarm event happens, the camera icons will flash to indicate the event type for you to be alerted immediately and take necessary actions.

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Cross-platform support

The Surveillance Station works with all major web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer. With QNAP Surveillance Client for Mac, users can also enjoy a similar experience on their Macs.

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Instant notifications

When the alarm recording is enabled and an event occurs, an alarm icon will be shown instantly on the monitoring page. The alert details can be viewed by clicking the icon.



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The Surveillance Station provides flexible options to set up IP camera recording, including video format, frame rates, schedules, smart recording, and more.

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High quality codec recording

The Surveillance Station supports H.264, MPEG-4, M-JPEG, and MxPEG recording, ensuring high-quality recording videos for future playback and reference.

Manual recording

On the Live-view panel, you can click the record button to start recording the live camera feeds and click the stop button whenever you want to finish recording. Manual recording helps you to capture critical moments on a real-time basis.


Smart recording

Smart recording intelligently records standard resolution videos in regular recording, and switches to high resolution automatically when alarms are triggered. This greatly saves your cost spent on hard drives and provides you with high resolution video evidence when needed.

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Scheduled recording

With the intuitive drag-n-drop scheduled recording panel, you are able to define the time to record feeds for each IP camera, allowing you to flexibility set up a suitable recording plan with your existing Turbo NAS storage capacity.

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Alarm recording

With alarm recording, the recording will only be triggered when motion detections and camera input events occur. Alarm recording ensures the critical events are properly saved for future use and saves storage capacity usage.



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The Surveillance Station provides various ways for you to search and analyze recordings so you can efficiently look up the desired events.

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Identify events easily

On the intuitive playback interface, you can easily distinguish regular recording and alarm recording in the timeline bar.

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Preview recordings by thumbnails

You can move the mouse cursor over the timeline to preview the video thumbnails to quickly identify and search the event. No need to play the video from the start and wait long just to find a short video clip.

Playback and speed control by shuttle bar

With the speed control shuttle bar, you are able to fast-forward the video playback by dragging the button to the right and rewind to the left at the speed you like, helping you quickly find the desired screenshots.


Zoom in to see details

Mega pixels camera had become mainstream with larger recording zone and higher resolution. By right-clicking the mouse and dragging an area on the screen, that area will be enlarged with a more clear view.


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Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA)

IVA is an advanced way to quickly search videos corresponding to particular modes, greatly saving the time & effort of manually screening out matching videos. For example, in search of a missing car in a parking lot, the “missing object” mode can help quickly locate the section in which the car disappears in the video.

Real-time watermarking

In need of exporting videos or snapshots, the concern of authenticity might occur. The support of digital watermarking helps prove that the exported videos and snapshots are genuine without any falsification. The Watermark Proof utility developed by QNAP can verify the credibility of the exported videos and snapshots by showing the exact recording date and time, camera name and the Turbo NAS model name. This is rather useful when the videos could be raised as evidence in a relative investigation or in court.



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The Surveillance Station provides flexible options for you to set up a surveillance system that is fully customized for you.

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Web-based user interface

The management of IP cameras is all done on the browser. With no additional software required, you save more time for other more important tasks.

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Choose from over 3,000 IP cameras

The Surveillance Station is compatible with over 3,000 IP camera models of over 100 brands and ONVIF specifications, including those support advanced features such as multi-streaming and fisheye-dewarping. The wide range of supported IP cameras provides great flexibility in IP camera selection.

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Expandable license management

The Surveillance Station comes with at least one free IP camera license for each Turbo NAS by default and you can expand the channel number based on your demands by purchasing additional licenses. This provides a flexible and cost-effective way of scaling your surveillance needs.

Learn more Store

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Flexible camera access control

You can create up to 32 user accounts on the Surveillance Station and flexibly assign them to different user groups with different rights for monitoring, playback, PTZ control, and audio monitoring.

Advanced Event Management

The Surveillance Station allows you to configure 5 types of events, including motion detection, alarm input, connection failure, recording failure and user-defined events. Every event can be assigned to 7 types of event actions, including recording, PTZ Control, alarm output, email notification, SMS notification, buzzer notification, and user-defined actions, helping you to be alerted immediately.

Notes Station 2.0 New Release!

A handy notepad on your private cloud

QNAP Notes Station enables you to create digital notebooks on the private cloud provided by the Turbo NAS. You can also easily leverage the rich files, photos, music and video collection stored on the Turbo NAS to enrich your notes. With the Notes Station, your digital memos are safely kept for instant access.

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Import & export PDF files

Notes Station allows you to directly import content from PDF files to assist in putting information together before editing, commenting and marking. Existing notes on the Notes Station can also be exported as PDF files for backup and sharing.

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Subscribe to RSS live feeds

Notes Station includes RSS support that helps gather subscribed online content from websites and blogs. All of the latest RSS content are effortlessly centralized on the Notes Station for easy note-taking.

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Share notes for teamwork

Notes Station is helpful for communication and teamwork in work and life. You can create sharing links to share your notes via social networks and messenger apps on mobile devices, or invite other users to read and edit notes for productive communication and teamwork.

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Use with Google calendar

Notes Station is a tool not only for note-taking but also for time management. It lets you send calendar tasks and to-do’s from each note to Google Calendar for easy access and reminders.

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Restore notes to a previous version

Notes Station features snapshots for version control, which can be used to retain different versions of notes at different time points. You can easily restore a note to a previous version whenever needed without worrying about frequent changes to notes.

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Protect notes with military-grade encryption

Notes Station can secure your notes using the highly-efficient AES 256-bit encryption specification. By encrypting your notes, you can rest easy knowing that only authorized users can access confidential and sensitive information.

 - Notes Station 2.0 New Release!

Preview attached files

You can directly preview inserted documents (including PDF, Word, and PowerPoint files) on Google Docs and Office Online, and even play inserted multimedia files with the built-in media player without needing to download any files.

 - Notes Station 2.0 New Release!

Back up content from Evernote

Notes Station supports backing up your notes from Evernote, allowing you to directly import them from Evernote's public cloud to the secure private cloud provided by your Turbo NAS. You can further edit these imported notes with Notes Station’s powerful editing tools and easily share with others.

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Edit notes with flexibility

Notes Station provides powerful editing tools for you to change font styles and colors, add to-do lists, and insert tables and graphs. The image-editing tools allow you to mark and comment on the graphs to enrich your notes.

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Suitable for work & life

Notes Station provides a 3-layer structure (notebook, chapter, notes) to help you organize notes for your daily life and workplace, with all of your valuable and private ideas securely stored on your private cloud.

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Access and edit notes anywhere and anytime

The web-based Notes Station is accessible from multiple platforms including Windows®, Android™ and iOS® devices. You can conveniently access and edit your digital notes on your computers, mobile phones or tablet devices at anytime, anywhere.

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Take meeting minutes more efficiently

The Notes Station provides several meeting minute templates for you to utilize. Thanks to the large storage capacity and security of Turbo NAS, it’s especially advantageous for archiving confidential business materials. With Notes Station you can stay worry-free and count on the secure space of your private cloud.

 - Notes Station 2.0 New Release!

Signage Station

Make an impression not just an advertisement

 - Signage Station

Create locally, publish everywhere.



Create multimedia ads and share with the world

Signage Station is a free app for QNAP NAS that allows users to easily create multimedia ads, upload them to the NAS, and share them with anyone. To create impressive ads, Signage Station provides the free iArtist Lite software that comes with 16 types of special widgets to help you make creative animated ads within minutes.

After you design your ads and upload them on the NAS using iArtist Lite, they will all appear in the Signage Station. You can then browse through them, manage them, play them and share them with everyone. All you need is a Google Chrome web browser* to play your ads.

* To fully utilize the functions of Signage Station, Google Chrome browser is recommended.
 - Signage Station


Unlimited free Ad templates

Although iArtist Lite is designed to make it extremely easy to design content, Signage Station still provides its users with a lot of free templates that are suited for various usage scenarios.

 - Signage Station

Business Profile

Design a dynamic business profile embellished with appealing videos and music. Your customers will always remember you!

 - Signage Station

Menu Boards

Signage Station allows you to quickly revise and update published content at anytime. It is incredibly simple and convenient.

 - Signage Station

Animated Advertisement

No more boring printed posters. The Signage Station invigorates your advertisements to attract more people!



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Absolutely easy to use

iArtist Lite provides drag-and-drop functionality that allows you to flexibly add videos, marquees, pictures, and PowerPoint slides to the canvas panel. With the layer-concept playlist and timeline features, you can freely arrange the order of media objects. iArtist Lite also offers numerous templates for various business types and scenarios, saving you lots of time and effort. Useful widgets such as audio, clocks, and RSS are available to add to the designed content.

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Instantly publish and conveniently revise

With iArtist Lite, you can save designed content as different projects, and upload to multiple NAS with the Signage Station installed. Whenever you want to revise the content, just open iArtist Lite to update and publish instantly. You can fully control all the content in a timely way.

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View and share anywhere

The NAS with Signage Station is your ideal tool to present creativity. You can use Google Chrome web browser to view content. When on the go, you can even show business profiles, business cards and product catalogs on mobile devices, and easily share with others on social networks.

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Collaborate for greater efficiency

The original design content can be saved in local computer or on the NAS with the help of the connection wizard. Content saved on the NAS are accessible for all authorized users, helping to increase work efficiency in projects involving multiple members.

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Live View of Signage Station content


Meet the Chromebook-Ready Turbo NAS

More Space, Higher Security and Infinite Possibilities

QNAP Turbo NAS is a simple-yet-powerful Network-attached Storage (NAS) that works perfectly with your Chromebook and provides large-capacity private cloud storage, easy-to-use note-taking tools, versatile multimedia applications, integrated virtualization solutions, and more. Discover how a Turbo NAS can complement your Chromebook experience and enhance your work and digital life.

 - Meet the Chromebook-Ready Turbo NAS


Find your NAS in seconds. No more hassle

With the Qfinder app (available from the Chrome Web Store) you can easily discover your Turbo NAS over LAN in seconds and access all of your files at anytime.

Learn more: Qfinder

 - Meet the Chromebook-Ready Turbo NAS



Organize your files with File Station

File Station works perfectly with your Chromebook by bringing conventional desktop file management operations to your web browser. You can centrally manage all of the files on your Turbo NAS, easily send & share them with others, and use advanced access right controls for enhanced data security.

Learn more: File Station

 - Meet the Chromebook-Ready Turbo NAS



Take notes, edit & share on your private cloud

Sometimes you just can’t find an article you've read before, or you wish you had jotted down a great idea that came to mind. With Notes Station you can instantly capture, edit and share valuable ideas. All of your notes are saved on your private cloud and secured with AES 256-bit encryption.

 - Meet the Chromebook-Ready Turbo NAS



Enjoy your big and fun multimedia center

The Turbo NAS is perfect for creating a multimedia center with a large storage space that can easily complement and extend the limitations of a Chromebook. You can store and share your media on the Turbo NAS with the Photo Station, Music Station and Video Station. With HappyGet (available from the QTS App Center) you can easily save YouTube videos to your Turbo NAS via Download Station. Build up your media library and let Turbo NAS handle the work.

Learn more: Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, Download Station, HappyGet

 - Meet the Chromebook-Ready Turbo NAS


Use Windows, Linux and Android on Your Chromebook

With QNAP’s exclusive Virtualization Station, you can run virtual machines with Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android on your Turbo NAS* to meet your various application needs. With Turbo NAS, you can do much more with your Chromebook than you can imagine.

* Selected models only. For a list of supported models, please click here.

 - Meet the Chromebook-Ready Turbo NAS

Proxy Server

Optimize, secure and manage network bandwidth

QNAP’s Proxy Server can greatly assist in saving bandwidth and increasing network utilization. By using a high-capacity QNAP NAS as a proxy server, online resources can be efficiently accessed with greater cost-savings and productivity, and network security can be enhanced at the same time.

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Web cache for saving time and bandwidth

Using the Internet for our daily work consumes significant network resources and organizations with groups of members can generate enormous network traffic. This means more time and greater bandwidth needed for organizations to access Internet resources. Proxy Server features a web cache for improving web response time and access efficiency as multiple users utilize the limited available bandwidth. QNAP NAS offers an ideal high-capacity storage solution for Proxy Server to store cached web resources that are frequently accessed. This content can then be directly served from the NAS when other members want to access the same content, without needing to access the internet. This increases the web response time and saves bandwidth in return. Over time, the productivity gains can be significant!

Note: The cache function is not supported for HTTPS-based web requests.


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Define access rules for additional security

Proxy Server supports flexible access controls for classifying incoming client connections and access rights for Internet resources. For instance, organizations can implement access controls to block bandwidth-intensive websites and certain websites during office hours. The function is also useful for parents to shield youngsters from inappropriate materials on the Internet.


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Safeguard web delivery with SquidClamav

SquidClamav * antivirus is available in Proxy Server to ensure web connection security and data protection. SquidClamav scans all HTTP traffic through Proxy Server, and effectively protects your data from virus threats and malicious attacks.

*SquidClamav only supports the TS-269H, TS-531P, TS-31+ series and all Intel-x86 and AMD-x86 models. It must be used with the system's Clamav database.


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Combine Proxy Server and VPN Services for Internet activities

Proxy Server can work in conjunction with VPN server/client services to build a secure and flexible network environment for wider application scenarios. For example, a QNAP NAS located in a company's headquarters can be deployed as a VPN server for allowing members in branch offices (via a QNAP NAS as a VPN client) to easily access stored data through an encrypted tunnel, improving group collaboration and productivity. Meanwhile, the VPN client NAS can also serve as a proxy server for organizations to enjoy all the proxy functionalities such as caching, access control and SquidClamav protection. Furthermore, with the support of user access management for the VPN server, administrators in the headquarters can determine user access rights for the VPN client to ensure data security.


 - Proxy Server


Easy management with the refined user interface

Proxy Server features a user-friendly management interface that makes setting up a proxy server hassle free, even for less-experienced users. With all the functionalities well-categorized and easy to follow, you will enjoy a more intuitive setup experience based on your needs.

 - Proxy Server

More features

 - Proxy Server


Saves every HTTP/ HTTPS request and information.

 - Proxy Server

Account authentication

Enables authentication for the Proxy Server to prompt users to authenticate.

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Whitelist specific file types and connection accounts.

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Advanced settings

Modify the Squid configuration file in advanced mode.


System Requirements
*Proxy Server is available from QTS App Center (QTS 4.2.1 or above).
*Supported models: TS-269H, TS-531P, TS-x31 series, TS-31+ series and all Intel-x86 and AMD-x86 models.


Budget constraints are an unfortunate reality for most businesses. Where can we get the most cost-efficient storage with optimized performance and stability?

Storage for Virtualization

Flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments

Virtualization increases the efficiency of IT management and the availability of IT applications and resources. QNAP NAS provides high-performance, reliable and affordable storage solution for virtualization applications such as VMware® vSphere™, Microsoft®Hyper-V®, and Citrix® XenServer™.

 - Storage for Virtualization

Providing storage to meet the requirements of virtualized environments

With the explosion of virtualized environments within recent years, a growing challenge for administrators has been to accommodate the storage requirements for a sprawling number of virtual machines. As enterprise QNAP NAS are designed for virtualized and clustered environments, they provide cost-effective and high-performance storage solutions for meeting the needs of virtualization.


 - Storage for Virtualization


Virtualization applications supported by QNAP NAS

QNAP NAS supports a wide range of mainstream virtualization applications in order to help IT administrators increase the efficiency of virtualized environments in their organization.


VMware vSphere

VMware® vSphere is the industry's first cloud operating system that offers one way to reduce IT costs and increase responsiveness. QNAP VMware® Ready products have been certified as compatible with the VMware®vSphere virtualization platform. IT administrators of small businesses and workgroups can now use a QNAP VMware® Ready NAS as an affordable and powerful storage solution in VMware® virtualized environments.



VMware vSphere® Storage APIs – Array Integration (VAAI) offloads specific storage operations for improved performance and efficiency. With a QNAP NAS and VAAI, standard virtual machine management operations and deployment can be performed faster, using less ESXi CPU, memory and bandwidth.

QNAP NAS supports VAAI for iSCSI and VAAI for NAS. VAAI for iSCSI supports Full Copy (hardware-assisted copy), Block Zeroing (hardware-assisted zeroing), Hardware-assisted Locking, and Thin Provisioning with Space Reclamation. VAAI for NAS supports Full File Clone, Extended Statistics, and Reserve Space.

 - Storage for Virtualization


Microsoft Hyper-V

Windows Server® 2012 R2 Hyper-V® (the next-generation hypervisor-based server virtualization technology) is available as integral features of Windows Server® and allows administrators to easily implement server virtualization. All of the QNAP Windows Server® 2012 R2 certified products and Hyper-V® compatible products have built-in iSCSI service and are compliant with SPC-3 persistent reservation for Windows Failover Cluster and Cluster Shared Volume. You can enjoy the interoperability between the Hyper-V® and QNAP NAS.


Microsoft Offloaded Data Transfer

Offloaded data transfer (ODX) in Windows Server® 2012 R2 allows users to accomplish more with a NAS by letting them quickly move large files and virtual machines directly between iSCSI disks, reducing host CPU and network resource usage. When used with QNAP NAS, ODX lets a storage device perform a file copy operation without the main processor of the host actually reading the content from one storage place and writing it to another.

With the support of Windows 2012® R2 Hyper-V® thin provisioning automatic space reclamation, when files in a VM are deleted, the space reclamation process is done automatically. It maximizes the storage usage efficiency and eliminates the time of administrative tasks.

 - Storage for Virtualization


Citrix XenServer

Citrix® XenServer is the only enterprise-class, cloud-proven server virtualization platform that delivers critical features such as live migration and centralized multi-server management at no cost. QNAP Citrix® Readyproducts have passed the Citrix® verification.

QNAP Turbo NAS is a virtualization-ready storage solution
Virtualization solutions
VMware vSphere
Microsoft Hyper-V
Citrix XenServer
VMware Ready
Certified for Windows 2012 R2
Citrix Ready
Virtualization application

  • Full Copy

  • Block Zeroing

  • Hardware-assisted locking

  • Thin provisioning

  • Space Reclamation

Microsoft ODX (Offload Data Transfer)
iSCSI and NFS Storage Repository

  • Full file clone

  • Extended statistics

  • Reserve space

Management tool
QNAP vSphere Client plug-in
  • QNAP SMI-S provider for SCVMM

  • QNAP Snapshot Agent
  • QNAP NAS is DataCore Ready

    Being certified by the DataCore Ready Program, QNAP NAS is compliant with DataCore SANsymphony-V software-defined storage infrastructures, and can help organizations maximize the availability and utilization of IT assets and centralize the management of data storage.


    Benefits of using QNAP NAS with
    DataCore SANsymphony-V

     - QNAP NAS is DataCore Ready

    Additional benefits that DataCore provides include simplifying and automating provisioning, uninterrupted access using mirrored nodes, stripping and cache to overcome I/O bottlenecks, automatically optimizing disk access across tiers, and more.


    Easy deployment

    QNAP NAS can be easily deployed to ensure storage availability for an organization's production servers and VDI environment.

    This solution deployment scenario contains 3 main components:

    • Servers in need of storage and high performance, such as virtualization servers, mail servers and/or databases;
    • The raw hardware storage with RAID protection and 10GbE capability provided by QNAP;
    • DataCore SANsymphony-V that provides virtual storage volumes to the servers coming with high availability.

    QNAP NAS provides the raw hardware storage to DataCore SANsymphony-V via iSCSI. Organizations can effortlessly use this joint solution to achieve desired performance levels and functions for file backup/archiving and disaster recovery.


     - QNAP NAS is DataCore Ready

    Virtualization Station

    Centralized virtualization management enhancing IT efficiency

    QNAP Virtualization Station enables virtualized desktop operations on the Turbo NAS for managing multiple virtual machines. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all virtual machines created on the Turbo NAS with least efforts.

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    Multiple OS support

    With the Virtualization Station, you can create multiple virtual machines to run various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android on a QNAP NAS. The Virtualization Station helps to quickly integrate existing IT infrastructure into the NAS without additional hardware costs. Support OS list.

     - Virtualization Station

    Operate VMs as Remote Desktops

    Enjoy utmost convenience by operating Windows, Linux and UNIX-based VMs as remote desktops. A list of buttons is provided on the left side of each individual VM display, allowing users to suspend, shutdown, force shutdown, reset, bring up key combinations (incl. Ctrl+AIt+Del) & function keys, and even take snapshots for the VMs.

     - Virtualization Station

    Virtual machine import/export

    Virtual machines of various formats can be easily import to and export from the Virtualization Station with simple steps. The administrators will enjoy extreme flexibility in arranging IT resources across machines.

     - Virtualization Station

    Easily back up and restore VM

    Virtualization Station provides a clear overview of all the processing and scheduled tasks for VM backup and restoration. You can manually activate or stop tasks, schedule backup and set the maximum number of backup versions for optimized storage utilization. Virtualization Station allows you to back up active VMs without shutting them down, and snapshots of original VMs can also be kept to be rolled back to any point of time even after restoring the VMs. The VM backup can be directly activated, greatly reducing downtime and making VM restoration as fast and easy as creating a new VM. Virtualization Station also supports encryption during transmission, ensuring VM backup and restoration with the utmost security.

    * This feature is only available for Virtualization Station 2.0. To fully use the function, please upgrade your firmware to QTS 4.2 or above.

     - Virtualization Station

    Centrally manage VM with Device Management

    With Device Management, you can see a quick overview all the VM devices, NAS storage space, network interfaces and USB devices to centrally manage and monitor all of the VM deployments. Adding or removing devices is also extremely easy.

    * This feature is only available for Virtualization Station 2.0. To fully use the function, please upgrade your firmware to QTS 4.2 or above.

     - Virtualization Station


    Virtualization Station provides snapshot feature to record the virtual machine system status at a point of time. At the event of virtual machine failure, users can quickly roll it back to the snapshot time to ensure continual system operation.

    Application scenario:
    Before you download applications from unknown sources or install potentially risky applications, you can use the Snapshot function to record the VM’s system status. In the event of the VM being infected by viruses or suffering from random system crashes, you can easily revert the VM to a previous snapshot.

     - Virtualization Station

    Support Networking modes of Virtual Switch

    Attaching an Ethernet interface (Port-trunking available) to a Virtual Switch creates a bridged network. The NAS and the Virtual Switch can share the same Ethernet interface without occupation and supports high-speed data transfer via internal routing.

    Available port-trunking modes: Active Backup, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb.
    Specify an Ethernet interface for a Virtual Switch to enable dedicated routing between virtual switches and external networks. Enable DHCP to automatically assign an IP address to a Virtual Switch or choose to manually assign an IP address.

    Not attaching any Ethernet interface to a Virtual Switch creates an isolated network. Manually setting IP address of VMs can enable communication between VMs connected to the same Virtual Switch.

     - Virtualization Station

    GPU Pass-through

    Assign a PCIe external graphic card* directly to a virtual machine via GPU Pass-through to achieve near native capability of a GPU on a virtual machine with full support for OpenGL and DirectX.

    * Supports AMD Radeon™ R7 and R9 Series.
    * GPU pass-through is only available for the TDS-16489U, TVS-ECX80U-SAS and TS-ECX80U-RP series.

     - Virtualization Station

    User-based permissions settings

    The Virtualization Station administrator can create users and set proper permissions for each Virtual Machine (VM), helping to efficiently manage and allocate VM resources for users with different needs. With these permissions, users can work independently on their VM without worrying about their work being interrupted or data being lost because another user has accidentally powered-off the VM.

    User-based permissions include:
    Console permissions: Control and View-only
    VM controls: Power, Snapshot and Advanced

     - Virtualization Station

    Connect USB devices (USB Passthrough)*

    The Virtualization Station supports connecting USB devices to VMs.* Generic USB devices can be used and you can select which device to be connected to VMs on the VM information page.

    • QNAP cannot guarantee universal USB support. Generic USB devices such as hard drives, card readers, keyboards, mice, printers and scanners should be compatible.
    • USB 3.0 is only available for Windows 8 and above.



    A Turbo NAS with Virtualization Station allows administrators to run multiple applications on different operating systems by managing multiple virtual machines created on a single Turbo NAS. Administrators can enjoy the improved productivity, directly access to files and data via VMs, save bandwidth, and benefit the enhanced security.

     - Virtualization Station

    Reduces physical server maintenance

    Compared with dealing with physical servers which are less resource-consuming but need to be present, it is more cost-efficient to use the Virtualization Station to manage those servers on the virtual machines on the Turbo NAS. It not only increases the efficiency of IT management, but also reduces management costs and room for physical servers.

     - Virtualization Station

    Operate different OS platforms on browsers

    You can use the web-based user interface of QTS to run Virtualization Station with extreme flexibility and convenience. Besides computers, you can also use tablet devices to operate multiple virtual machines of various operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and UNIX run on the Virtualization Station.

     - Virtualization Station

    Bandwidth-saving and secure to access NAS data

    When accessing data on the Turbo NAS through the virtual machines on the Virtualization Station, you can enjoy the secure data transmission and bandwidth saving, as the data is not transmitted via physical network cables.

     - Virtualization Station

    Use your NAS as a PC: Output the VM console using an HDMI monitor

    By installing the QVM application to HybridDesk Station (HD Station), Turbo NAS can display the VM console on a HDMI monitor. You can directly operate VMs with a plugged in keyboard and mouse as you are using a PC.

    Learn more about QvPC Technology
    How to use Virtualization Station

     - Virtualization Station

    Easy Installation in App Center

    The Virtualization Station can be easily installed with one click in the QTS App Center, no IT expertise required at all. Those who already have Virtualization Station-ready Turbo NAS models only need to upgrade the RAM and adjust BIOS settings to enjoy the convenient use of Virtualization Station.

     - Virtualization Station

    Download more VMs in VM Markets

    The VM markets of providers such as VMware and BitNami offer various VMs for you to download on demand and import them to Turbo NAS to use directly without any complex procedure. VMs created on the Turbo NAS can also be exported to be used elsewhere.




    The Virtualization Station allows you to centrally manage multiple application servers on a Turbo NAS with high-performance I/O transmission. The combination of a host server and storage device not only reduces the cost of IT deployment and maintenance, but also increases business productivity of IT management.


    Web Server

    Host multiple websites in a single place

    Building websites has become one of the most direct ways for organizations to communicate with customers, partners and internal members in a timely manner. Instead of investing precious time and effort in relevant IT setup procedures and cost in hardware purchase, the Virtualization Station provides a great alternative with a simple setup process, helping build & host various websites on different virtual machines easily and quickly – with just one Turbo NAS as a Web Server.

    The Turbo NAS is ideal for Web Server as it supports 10GbE network for delivering high-speed data transmission, a large storage capacity for archiving data, and QNAP RAID technology for trustworthy data protection.

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    ERP/EIP/CRM System

    Minimize the cost & effort in managing core enterprise systems
    With the Virtualization Station, businesses can create virtual machines on the Turbo NAS and implement complex systems such as ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), EIP (Enterprise Information Portal) or CRM (Customer Relationship Management), even if those systems require different OS. Businesses can not only save the budget for additional servers but also centralize the management of different systems.

    The Turbo NAS for Virtualization Station featuring high performance Intel® CPU and 10GbE network interface makes it a competent server to host the resource-demanding systems and applications. The SSD cache further accelerates the data processing. Administrators do not have to worry about big data storage and protection as the Turbo NAS provides highly-reliable QNAP RAID technology for data protection and supports scale-up solution to expand storage capacity for data storage and backup.

     - Virtualization Station

    Microsoft Exchange Server

    Operate a large-scale Email Server
    Exchanging emails plays a major role in every business’s daily routine, and a huge amount of emails is generated every day, every week. The Turbo NAS with the Virtualization Station can be utilized to host the Microsoft Exchange Server on a virtual machine, and offers large storage capacity to archive the growing emails.

     - Virtualization Station

    Windows AD Server

    Easily manage user permissions & computers
    The Virtualization Station enables administrators to host Windows OS run on a virtual machine created on the Turbo NAS. It is useful to manage Windows AD and increase the efficiency in operations and management. Administrators can save lots of time and effort in user account management to invest more on other tasks.


    Container Station

    Lightweight Linux®-based OS and app virtualization solution

    QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux®systems on a QNAP NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker® Hub Registry.    » Tutorial


     - Container Station

    LXC and Docker® Containers inclusive

    LXC supports OS-level virtualization for Linux®-based operating systems, while Docker® is ideal for application virtualization purposes. As shown below, most NAS products on the market only support Docker® containers, and as such are unsuitable for the deployment of Linux® virtual machines.

    As the only NAS brand on the market supporting both LXC and Docker® , QNAP NAS is the clear choice for comprehensive virtualization solutions.


    Linux® Containers – Next Gen Virtualization

    Supports a fully-virtualized Linux® OS including boot-up proceduresSingle image and running as an application
  • Run multiple applications in a single Linux® VM

  • Requires a fully-functional Linux® OS

  • Requires a Linux® upgrade
  • Single container, single application

  • Rapid deployment and migration across platforms

  • Running isolated containers simultaneously on QTS
  • Advantages
  • A lightweight alternative to virtual machines

  • More flexible

  • Data can be saved in a container
  • Rapid and easy deployment

  • Application-centric, portable deployment across machines

  • Component re-use

  • Tool ecosystem

    Start your Container Station

    One-click setup, QNAP only

    The wizard is free from complex procedures, automatically detects configuration, and helps you easily complete the installation with just a single click. All you need to do is click the “Create” button, then start using container applications.


    The wizard helps you quickly create the container.

     - Container Station

    Get an overview of your containers and various management tools. - Container Station


    Easily check detailed information of each container.  - Container Station

     - Container Station

    LXC and Docker® virtualization

    The dual-core, built-in LXC and Docker® virtualization introduces instant, easy deployment of Linux®-based VMs and containerized applications.

     - Container Station

    Container import / export

    Support for container import / export makes backup and transfer of containers simple and easy.

     - Container Station

    Docker® Hub Registry

    The built-in Docker® Hub Registry enables you to directly search for thousands of applications from developers around the world.

     - Container Station

    At-a-glance dashboard

    The dashboard provides a clear overview including the NAS CPU/memory and individual container resource usage.

     - Container Station

    Flexible user interface

    You can enjoy flexible management using either a command line interface or a convenient web interface.

     - Container Station

    Permission settings

    You can set user permissions to access shared folders on the NAS, other containers’ data or NAS devices.


    Lightweight virtualization for ARM®-based NAS

    QNAP TS-431+ and TS-231+ Turbo NAS are the first and only ARM®-based NAS models on the market that support lightweight virtualization technology. It provides users with affordable choices to experience the amazing Container Station and to enjoy the playground of virtual containers.


     - Container Station


    Low cost, rapid deployment ideal for the education sector

    Download any of the 45,000+ applications from our built-in Docker® Hub Registry. Applications include databases, web servers, programming languages, and entire development suites. It is as easy as downloading apps on your smartphone. Alternatively, use Linux® container to run multiple applications. All of these possibilities make Container Station ideal to meet the needs of the education sector, developers, and the Linux® community.


     - Container Station


    A hybrid approach to virtualization

    QNAP’s Virtualization Station and Container Station jointly introduce a hybrid approach to virtualization. No matter what your virtualization needs are, you can count on QNAP for a complete range of virtualization support.


    Virtualization Station

     - Container Station
    • Complete OS virtualization solution
    • Supports Windows® , Linux®, UNIX® , and Android ™
    • Secure, isolated computing environment

    Container Station

     - Container Station
    • Lightweight Linux®-based OS and app virtualization solution
    • Supports LXC and Docker® containers
    • Easy deployment, portable, and efficient

     - Container Station


    VM, LXC and Docker® , you may need them all

    In many usage cases, a virtual machine is the ideal deployment solution for systems with fixed resources. In recent times, LXC has grown to be the ideal choice for administrators to deploy extremely lightweight operating systems. In contrast, Docker® is increasingly becoming the preferred choice for rapidly deploying application services across several platforms including the cloud, servers, and PCs. With an increasing level of sophistication and choice, tailoring your virtualization strategy to fit your needs just got a lot easier.


     - Container Station


    *Container Station is available from the QTS App Center (QTS 4.2 or above) for x86-based TS-x53A, TS-x51+, TS-x51, TS-x53, TS/TVS-x63, TVS-x70, TVS-x71, TS/SS-x79 and TS/TVS-x80 series, and the ARM-based TS-531P, TS-x31+ series with a minimum of 1GB RAM.
    **Virtualization Station can only be installed on a Turbo NAS that supports Intel VT-x technology. The TS-x20, TS-x21, TS-x69 Pro, TS-x69L and the other ARM-based and/or entry-level models cannot run Virtualization Station. Please check the QNAP website for more information.
    ***Docker and the Docker logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Docker, Inc. in the United States and/or other countries. Docker, Inc. and other parties may also have trademark rights in other terms used herein. Linux® is the registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the U.S. and other countries. All trademarks, service marks, trade names, trade dress, product names and logos appearing on the site are the property of their respective owners, including in some instances QNAP.

    Mastering P2V

    Convert a PC/server to a virtual machine

    Virtualization Station on QNAP NAS can easily run virtual machines that have been converted from physical PCs or servers, allowing users to consolidate their IT infrastructure, easily back up and restore important systems, benefit from high performance & storage capacity, and save on purchasing and maintaining hardware.


    When physical servers become obsolete…

    With constantly advancing technology, many businesses and organizations are facing the same problem – the generation gap of hardware and software. Previously organizations adopted conventional physical servers, and hardware expenditures rose with their growing IT needs. As time passes, the software on these systems becomes outdated or even unsupported by their developers (for example, Windows XP and Server 2003) and the servers themselves will be discontinued by their manufacturer or lack support for new hardware. The generation gap of hardware and software similar to these situations may greatly impact the operations of businesses and organizations.


    VMware® vCenter™ Converter™ simplifies P2V

    VMware, the cloud and virtualization services provider, offers professional software that helps businesses to deploy flexible and efficient virtualization applications. Its VMware® vCenter™ Converter™ can convert physical machines into virtual machines. Simply install it on your PC/server, and you can directly export the converted virtual machine to a Hypervisor, or import the .vmx file to a QNAP NAS for use with Virtualization Station. » Tutorial


     - Mastering P2V


    Consolidate your physical machines
    with QNAP Virtualization Station using P2V

     - Mastering P2V

    Quick conversion. Fast and easy.

    QNAP Virtualization Station supports .vmx files generated by VMware vCenter Converter. You can directly import the .vmx file to Virtualization Station and continue using your existing systems with no downtime.

     - Mastering P2V

    High performance. Flexible and reliable.

    QNAP NAS features server-grade CPUs and hardware to enable 24/7 services, high-speed I/O, and scalable storage design. Running virtual machines on a QNAP NAS not only increases operational efficiency but also enables flexibility & large data storage with its storage expansion feature.

     - Mastering P2V

    Resource-sharing. Cost-saving.

    P2V allows users to save on the cost of buying and maintaining hardware. Virtual machines can be centrally managed and also allow you to fully consolidate your IT infrastructure with the numerous other benefits and applications provided by a QNAP NAS.

     - Mastering P2V

    Centralized management. Powerful and capable.

    Virtualization Station supports operating systems including Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android, and allows virtual machines backup and restoration. QNAP NAS itself is an all-in-one network attached storage, providing businesses and organizations an ideal solution for file storage, backup, sharing and virtualization applications.


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