How to install Qnap QTS OS on NVME M.2 SSD

How to install Qnap QTS OS on NVME M.2 SSD

If you want to install OS on the NVMe, you should remove HDDs and keep only NVMe SSDs in there. The during the setup (will need to reset your NAS to factory defaults) you will be able to create volumes and RAID on a pair of NVMe M.2 SSDs (or 2.5inch SSDs). The system will then be installed on this volume.
Afterwards, you can put inside HDDs and build a RAID for these mechanical drives. Now all OS files will live on SSD also default app installation location will be NVMe. Alternatively, you can create NVMe volume and kee HDD RAID as the main storage location. All apps can be migrated to NVMe storage.

I hope this helps.



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14 thoughts on “How to install Qnap QTS OS on NVME M.2 SSD

  1. Hi, do you know if it’s really interesting for speed access to QTS ? Can you make a speedtest and give results ? And is it possible do this with HDD already used for RAID5 and QTS installed on them ? Thanks for answer !

  2. hello sir your videos is so helpfull for me but i am confuse with how to configure alnet ssystem software with qnap nas storage i have configure qnap nas storage raid 6 with 4tb *12 hdd 1 hdd in spare but i am able to see live video but not able save nas storage so can you help me how to add path in qnap nas storage for save recording. Thanks,Jerry Upadhyay

  3. I wish I saw this video before ???? apparently Qnap got hit with a massive ransomware attack this year and I had no idea. My files are all encrypted by some hacker asking for Bitcoin in exchange for passwords ????

  4. Changing the default port does not enhance security. Security by obscurity. Port scanners can detect open ports it might fool some scripts.

    Most people who serious about securing administrative interfaces dont expose them directly to the internet period.
    Thats terrible terrible terrible security pratice.

    A seperate vpn server with a dedicated vlan for admin is what you should be using to secure the admin interface and remotely managing the nas.

    Setup vlan 100 for management
    Setup vlan 201 for cifs
    Setup vlan 202 for iscsi

    Setup vlan 300 for public network (internet)

    Setup vpn server in dmz with one arm into the public network (300) another arm into vlan 100.
    Setup logging and auditing.
    Ensure 2fa exists for vpn service.

    The qnap should have ports trunked with vlan 100,201,202 or dedicated ports.
    Assign the services ip addresses in each of the ranges.

    I never ever bother changing port numbers it simply offers very little security and may just elude some scripts scanning on certain ports