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8 Bay QNAP TS-831X 8GB Gigabit NAS Unit

Web ID: 18541

The powerful 8-bay, quad-core TS-831X includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The TS-831X provides versatile all-in-one functionalities and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), which introduces an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS, and Container Station ONLY WHILE STOCKS LAST! CASH PRICE
Manufacturer PN: TS-831X
GTIN: 885022011254
Warranty: 2 Year
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The powerful 8-bay, quad-core TS-831X includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The TS-831X provides versatile all-in-one functionalities and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD), which introduces an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS, and Container Station, which allows you to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-831X is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.

  • 10GbE readiness, SSD cache, and hardware-accelerated encryption engine
  • VJBOD allows using the TS-831X to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
  • Enjoy containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station
  • Build a private cloud to centrally organize & manage files and backup tasks
  • Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
  • Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch
  • Scalable design with 2 QNAP expansion enclosures UX-800P for total storage capacity of up to 24 drives

Quad-core CPU, 8GB/16GB RAM and hardware-accelerated encryption

The TS-831X is equipped with a quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor with 8GB/16GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, two 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports as well as Gigabit LAN ports, and an PCIe expansion slot for an additional Network Interface Card (NIC). The TS-831X's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-831X.

10GbE-ready with built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports

The TS-831X offers not only two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports but also two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks, capable of delivering lightning-fast throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. The extra PCIe slot allows for the installation of a third 10GbE port for flexible high-speed network deployment. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the 10GbE-ready TS-831X is perfect for companies to store massive amounts of data and excel in fast data transmission.


SSD cache acceleration

The TS-831X supports SSD caching which can greatly boost IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.


VJBOD: use NAS to expand other NAS capacity for maximizing sharing economy

Besides using physical storage expansion enclosures, there is an additional option to expand NAS storage capacity. QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage of a QNAP NAS with multiple QNAP NAS units. The TS-831X offers a high potential capacity for you to economically expand other QNAP NAS storage with VJBOD, and to create virtual storage pools and volumes on the virtual disks for operating NAS services.

Note: The remote QNAP NAS must support iSCSI and Storage Pools and use QTS 4.2.1 (or newer).


Rapidly deploy IoT apps with Container Station

QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-831X as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings, and features an informative dashboard and flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers. What's more, Container Station 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 your diverse IoT applications.


QTS - Simple and efficient

Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you.


Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The TS-831X supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-831X and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD® and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-831X supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.


Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook® email archiving. Apple Time Machine® is also supported to provide Mac® OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-831X. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-831X with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-831X to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec Backup Exec™ are also supported.


Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind

The TS-831X offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of 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. The TS-831X also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Google Cloud Storage™, and more.

Ordering P/N TS-831X-8G  
Processor Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 Quad-core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A15 processor
Hardware Encryption Accleration
System Memory 8GB DDR3 (1 x 8GB)  
Maximum Memory 16GB
Memory Slot 2 x SODIMM DDR3
Note: For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3 RAM modules.
Flash 512MB
Drive Type 8 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA 6Gb/s HDDs/SSDs
10GbE LAN 2 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ LAN ports
GbE LAN 2 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports
USB Port 3 x USB 3.0 ports (Front: 1, Rear:2)
PCIe Slot 1 x PCIe Gen2 ( x2)
LED Status/Power, USB, HDD 1-8
Button Power, USB One-touch-backup, Reset
Security Slot Kensington security slot
Dimension 185.2 (H) x 298.2 (W) x 235 (D) mm
7.29 (H) x 11.74 (W) x 9.25 (D) inch
Weight Net: 7.3 kg / 16.08 lbs
Gross: 8.25 kg / 18.19 lbs
Operating Temperature 0-40°C
Relative Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27°C
Noise Level 20.6 dB (A)
Power Consumption HDD standby: 19.47 W
In operation: 46.36 W
(with 8 x 1TB HDDs installed)
Power ATX 250W, 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 3.5A
Fan 2 x 12cm quiet cooling fan (12V DC)