Unboxing the QNAP TS-431Xeu Rackmount File Server NAS for 2018

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Compared to a traditional 4-bay rackmount NAS, the TS-431XeU has a depth of only 11.46 inches (291 mm). This makes the TS-431XeU an excellent choice for smaller racks, and the unused space can be reserved for cabling or ventilation.

The TS-431XeU is space-saving for flexible deployment and is especially suitable for multiple locations and applications including offices, audiovisual rooms and security surveillance recording.

QNAP TS-431eu NAS – CPU and Memory

The TS-431XeU is equipped with an Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company, Alpine AL314 quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor with SATA 6Gb/s and up to 8GB DDR3 RAM.#

Its encryption acceleration 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-431XeU.

QNAP TS-431Xeu with 10Gbe over SFP+

Besides two Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TS-431XeU also includes a 10GbE SFP+ port to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration of an ever-growing amount of data.

QNAP TS-431Xeu NAS – Backups, Snapshots and Sync

The TS-431XeU supports snapshots, which can record the system status and data at any single moment*. If the system unexpectedly fails or is infected with ransomware, you can instantly restore files from a snapshot.

The intuitive snapshot tool in the QTS Storage Manager can be used to take snapshots of your data, and restore data from snapshots if necessary. Always take regular snapshots to ensure the safety of your files and data.

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QNAP TS-431Xeu for Business File Use

The business-ready TS-431XeU is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot-swapping allow for replacing hard drives without service interruption. QNAP’s advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are accidentally removed from a degraded RAID volume.

The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly-removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-431XeU delivers high reliability and efficiency with support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.

QmailAgent is an online email client that helps you manage multiple email accounts, allowing you to access all of your emails and to easily switch between different accounts. It provides complete functionality for composing, reading and organizing emails. You can even attach files, photos and documents directly from the TS-431XeU when composing emails. iOS® and Android™ users can use the QmailClient app to quickly check multiple email accounts with mobile devices, and to browse & send emails using the QmailAgent on their TS-431XeU.

QNAP TS-431Xeu and Virtualization

QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-431XeU as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® Registry for unlimited containerized applications.

What’s better, Container Station supports the QIoT Containers platform that helps quickly structure your IoT environment and deployment on your private IoT cloud, boosting microservices and modernizing legacy applications to drive more business opportunities.

QNAP TS-453BU and multi-platform access with Mac, Windows and Linux

The TS-431XeU centrally stores data, logs and various files, and supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Coupled with Qsync – a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization – any file uploaded to the TS-431XeU will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices.

You can sync shared folders and team folders for group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.

QNAP TS-431Xeu as a Surveillance NAS Server

Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings.

You can use iOS® or Android™ Vmobile app to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-431XeU. The TS-431XeU offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 30 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

QNAP TS-431Xeu Rackmount NAS – The Highlights

  • The short depth design is suitable for installing in smaller racks or space-constrained locations
  • 10GbE readiness, SSD caching, and encryption acceleration engine
  • VJBOD allows using the TS-431XeU to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
  • Containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station
  • Build a private cloud to centrally organize & manage files and backup tasks
  • Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
  • Qsirch, the full text search engine, helps quickly locate files on the NAS
  • Expand the total storage capacity up to 24 drives by connecting up to 2 QNAP expansion enclosure (UX-1200U-RP or UX-800U-RP)

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QNAP TS-431Xeu NAS – Conclusion

The high-performance quad-core short depth TS-431XeU includes a 10GbE SFP+ port to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The short depth design is perfectly suitable for installing the TS-431XeU in a compact rack, or places with a lot of cabling. The TS-431XeU provides versatile all-in-one functionality and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) – an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS – and Container Station – that allows users to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-431XeU is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.

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Ordering P/N TS-431XeU-2G TS-431XeU-8G
Processor AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company, Alpine AL-314 Quad-Core 1.7 GHz
Hardware Encryption Accleration
Yes
System Memory 1 x 2GB SO DIMM DDR3-1600 1 x 8GB SO DIMM DDR3-1600
Maximum Memory 1 x 8GB SO DIMM DDR3-1600
Memory Slots 1
Hard Drive Tray 4
Drive Interface SATA 6 Gb/s, HDD or SSD
Drive Type 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch
10GbE LAN 1 x 10 Gigabit SFP+ port
GbE LAN 2 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN port
USB 4 x USB 3.0
Storage expansion
  • 1x UX-800U-RP and 1x UX-1200U-RP
  • 2x UX-800U-RP
  • 1x UX-800U-RP or UX-1200U-RP

Up to 24 drives are supported.

Fan 3 x 4 cm system fan (12V DC)
Power Supply 100W, 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz, open frame
LED Indicators HDD1, HDD2, HDD3, HDD4, LAN1, LAN2, 10GbE, STATUS
Buttons Power, Reset
Other I/O Kensington security slot, console port
System Warning Buzzer
Form Factor 1U
Dimension (H x W x D) 44 x 439 x 291 mm
Weight 4.15 kg (net); 5.78 kg (gross)
Operating Temperature 0 to 40 degree of Celsius
Relative Humidity 5 to 95 % non-condensing, wet bulb: 27 degree of Celsius
Noise Level; Sound Level (dB)* 20.3
Power Consumption HDD standby: 12.42
In operation: 30.99
(With 4 x2TB HDDs installed)

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