Official UniFi NAS Drive – Coming Soon?

Is Ubiquiti Launching a UniFi NAS in 2024?

*clicks fingers* And JUST like that, it looks like we might FINALLY be seeing a UniFi NAS system! I have been in and around the world of storage for well close to 2 decades and in that time I say seen a lot of things. One consistent name in network technology that has been a mainstay of the prosumer and business landscape that want pure ‘Easy to Setup and Forget’ tech that you can trust has been Ubiquiti and their UniFi series of devices. Yet, with such an extensive range of network hardware and software solutions, the brand has never pushed forward with their own 1st party NAS server… until now it appears! UniFi has always supported the likes of Synology and QNAP NAS systems in their network architecture, but many of those deep in the UniFi landscape have requested something proprietary, something uniform and ultimately something streamlined in a way that is largely the USP of UniFi. Numerously pieces of information (ranging from compatibility listings, to product docs and references on companion media) have bubbled to the surface in the last month or so that seem to indicate that not only that a UniFi NAS is ‘a thing’, but also that the brand is jumping in with both feet – launching 10GbE equipped, quad-core, desktop and rackmount solutions which are truly native to the UniFi ecosystem. So, let’s discuss everything we have learnt, whether this is all legit, how it compares with the current NAS status quo and ultimately – would a UniFi NAS be a good idea?

What is UniFi and Who Are Ubiquiti (just in case you want to be up to speed)?

As massively unlikely as it is that anyone reading this is unaware of what UniFi is, just to play it safe, here goes! UniFi is a range of network equipment and related solutions developed by Ubiquiti, which targets large businesses, but has nonetheless become popular with prosumers and home users, as they offer enterprise-grade products with no licensing fees. The UniFi range includes high-performance Wi-Fi access points, switches, firewalls, and routers which are formulated to offer a strong and flexible networking solution. These devices come with features such as network routing, firewall capabilities and network VPN to allow for efficient network operations. Furthermore, UniFi provides Network Video Recorder (NVR) and high definition cameras for UniFi Protect video surveillance systems to offer all-round security and surveillance management. The UniFi Dream Machine Pro and Max are both standalone, massively fully-featured solutions offering the capability of traditional routing, as well as diverse security and networking management tools in the UniFi application ecosystem inside one machine, useful for homes or businesses.

The UniFi software platform is considered as the core element of this system since it allows managing and configuring all UniFi devices through a single interface – it’s kinda their whole appeal! This software can be run locally hosted or via a cloud-based computing service provided by Ubiquiti which makes it easier to expand. UniFi also offers products in the range of switch aggregators and data center solutions that can handle heavy demands of high-density deployment. Able to deliver considerable connectivity with minimal hassle and offering an enhanced range of features, UniFi appliances and devices are popular in a variety of applications, from home use to complex company networks. They provide a single and technical interface for managing all network devices, hence conducting operations on the networks of different types of devices is easily done. So, given the popularity of NAS systems in the last few years (as cloud providers increase base prices and large scale data download pricing for businesses) you can see what introducing a native UniFi NAS product into an existing UniFi ecosystem would be appealing. NAS systems CAN be intimidating for the less data/networking technically and therefore a modular and seamless deployment of a central data system has enormous promise! But is the UniFi U-NAS series real?

What Evidence is there of a UniFi NAS in development?

There is a surprisingly larger amount of data circulating online about a possible UniFi NAS system, referring to devices/SKUs that include the ‘U-NAS Pro’ and ‘U-NAS Professional’.  One of the clearest and most obvious indications comes from an official UI.COM outlet, with a 10GbE 5 Port switch that, in it’s diagrams of deployment, show a new tower system connected via 10GbE (as well as a workstation). I will touch on this later with a leaked datasheet that appeared on reddit, but there are plenty of indications that this is a UniFi NAS.

Source (Official eShop) HERE

But you do not even need to dig that hard after these product deployment images, as you literally click the deployment tab and a similar product layout appears on a new image that clearly labels this white tower system as a NAS server. Even if you wanted to play devils advocate and speculate that this is a 3rd party server, the system carries the familiar U logo on the top. Plus, Ubiquiti/UniFi/  VERY rarely show 3rd party hardware on their product pages (for understandable reasons).

Source (Official eShop) HERE

Then, then via the same outlet, we find that an add on is available on the UI pages that listed an 8TB and 16TB UI labelled HDD that is listed as ‘ideal for storage-intensive UniFi systems’. Under this drive are numerous part numbers that relate to the brand’s Dream Machine Pro and Dream Machine Pro MAX systems. So, maybe these are just drives for cross-purpose and dedicated surveillance systems, right? Well, maybe, but the workload ranging heavily indicates enterprise storage use (i.e an ENT or PRO class server drive) which really does seem overkill for some of those systems that are highlighted that are 1-2 SATA/SAS slot systems. I KNOW how tenuous this sounds, but…

Source (Official UniFi Outlet) HERE

The fact that the ‘Enterprise Class’ media seems separate from that of the surveillance media is quite telling too. Could easily be nothing, but surveillance storage media is typically much more focused/geared towards ‘heavy write’ activity – as surveillance is often 95% write and very irregular read (when you need to check those past feeds!), whereas a NAS, especially a Prosumer/Business/Enterprise focused system will be at it’s best with drives that deliver peak on BOTH! Or shift gears entirely and switch to SSD. These enterprise drives definitely link with Surveillance systems that scale up considerably from UniFi, but having this division in their media is slightly overkill for just surveillance deployment alone.

Source (Official UniFi Outlet) HERE

Still not enough for you? Well, luckily an enterprising soul on reddit snuck what looks like a product datasheet for a new rackmount system that appears similar to some of the UNVR-PRO systems, but is clearly defined as a NAS server solution in the UniFi Drive series. If this is fake, it’s an impressive bit of work! Definding everything from the internal hardware specifications and system hardware feature set, right the way down to system PSU and projective power requirements!

Source (Reddit) HERE

Base on this document, the UniFi NAS would come in an rackmount steel chassis with optional brackets and would feature a Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57 processor running at 1. 7 GHz, 4 GB DDR4 system memory and 32 GB eMMC on-board flash storage. With a power budget of 135W for drives and a maximum power consumption of 160W, it is powered by a 200W internal AC/DC power supply. Connectivity options include a 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 port and a 1/10GbE SFP+ port and Bluetooth v4. 1 for RF interface. It also has a 1. 3” touchscreen LCM display for system status and firmware updates via Ethernet in-band interface.

Also, the 87mm height confirms that this system is a 2U rackmount, as well as not being full depth either (a little over half depth infact). Here are the rest of the specifications that were on the doc found on reddit:

Category Specification
Dimensions 442 x 325 x 87 mm (17.4 x 12.8 x 3.4″)
Weight Without rackmount brackets: 9.2 kg (20.28 lbs)
With rackmount brackets: 9.45 kg (20.83 lbs)
Enclosure material SGCC steel
Mount material SGCC steel
Processor Quad-Core ARM Cortex-A57 at 1.7 GHz
System memory 4 GB DDR4
On-board Flash storage 32 GB eMMC
Max. power consumption 160W
Max. power budget for drives 135W
Power method (1) Universal AC input 100-240V AC, 3A Max, 50/60 Hz
(1) UPS-Battery DC input 11.5V DC, 13.91A
Power supply AC/DC, internal 200W
Network interface (1) 10/100/1000 Mbps RJ45 port
(1) 1/10GbE SFP+ port
RF Interface (1) Bluetooth v4.1
LCM display (1) 1.3″ touchscreen
Bootup animation: bootup in progress
Firmware upgrade icon: firmware upgrading
Steady white: factory defaults, awaiting adoption
Steady blue: device is adopted
Management interface Ethernet in-band
ESD/EMP protection Air: 12kV
Contact: 6kV
Operating temperature -5 to 40°C (23 to 104°F)
Operating humidity 5 to 95% non-condensing
Certifications FCC, CE, IC
Ethernet Green: 1Gbps
Amber: 10/100 Mbps
SFP+ White: 10Gbps
Green: 1Gbps
HDD Amber: disk error
White: disk detected
Battery Blue: ready

Some details, such as the LCM Control panel are quite unique in the NAS server market (with many other brands out there largely retiring LCD panels, despite end users still wanting it). Others are a little more common but still very desirable, such as the confirmation of 10GbE (fiber / SFP+). That said, the CPU choice, if true, is going to divide opinion slightly. ARM processors are designed to be incredibly power efficient – something that is understandably desireable in a 24×7 NAS server of course. That said, even a 64bit ARM processor is going to be a little lean on the hardware capabilities.

This would indicate that, if real, the U-NAS system is going to be very fixed in it’s feature set, as ARM processors in NAS are much MUCH better at rigidly sticking to a handful of services and tasks (fixed defaults, allowing the software development to be a great deal more targetted and resulting in greater system efficiency). That would not make the system ‘weak’ – one look at how the likes of Synology can run DSM 7.2 on the ARM Realtek RTD1619b 64but ARM would show you just how much you can do with a dedication to efficiency in hardware, but it would be interesting to see how Ubiquiti/UI/UniFi approach the software and feature of this system. Will it be a wholly dedicated GUI or an extensive of the existing software platform that users UniFi users already have at their fingertips? Another photo also went on to appear on a reddit thread indicating a product stamp/label, but there wasn’t a huge amount of backing for this one.

Source (Reddit) HERE

Then there was a scree that was highlighting in an official UI video that was picked up by YouTube Channel ‘MacTelecom’ that raised queries about a product that was featured in a promo video. It would be easy to just assume that it is just a surveillance system, but…

Source #1 (Mactelecom) HERE and Source #2 (Official UniFi Channel) HERE

Obviously, the most compelling thing here is the product datasheet and the direct references to a 10GbE ‘NAS Server’ on the official product pages for the USW-Flex-XG, but we have to also take all this with a pinch of salt. plenty of times we have observed products alluded to online or even revealed at official event’s by brands that do not cross the technological finishing line! Still, it’s still tremendously hard to argue with that Ubiquiti/UI and by extensive the UniFi series, are dabbling with NAS systems. What about Synology and QNAP NAS systems? Arent they already an option?

Can You Use a Synology or QNAP NAS with UniFi?

Yes. Adding a NAS to an existing UniFi network is not new, and even now you can connect an external NAS (a QNAP or a Synology, for instance) to a network that is operated using the UniFi devices and increase its storage and data-organization-related capabilities multiple times. This integration means that the NAS will now act as part of the UniFi system as in that it can contain multiple services within a single NAS device. For example, the NAS can be used to store recorded video from the UniFi Protect system, using RTSP streams to guarantee that any footage that is recorded is either in the NAS or is used to send video data to the NAS as well. Furthermore, the NAS can be leveraged for backup for network devices; this is basically used to store the critical configurations and data that can be lost in the devices in question. It is also possible to configure SMB or NFS on the NAS storage in order to offer dedicated shared network storage for the network users to simplify the file sharing procedure.

In addition, this configuration should be supported by UniFi networking capabilities in order to make the workflow even more productive. The NAS is also capable of interfacing with security gateways as well as UniFi Switches and Access Points to offer a highly functional network solution. This integration also enhances the process of management and back up of data besides supporting other utilities such as the Time Machine for Mac users and enhance the use of the community network. Thus, using the offered functions of the QNAP/Synology NAS in the UniFi network allows to organize a powerful system with a potent scalability and capable of fulfilling a wide spectrum of tasks in both business and home environments. So why would a user care about a UniFi Official NAS device?

Why Would a Ubiquiti Launched UniFi NAS Be a BIG DEAL?

If Ubiquiti were to launch their own first-party NAS device, users would likely be happy and excited for several reasons:

1. Seamless Integration: If they launched a NAS, it would no doubt be created to ease the workload for the company regarding supporting all its network devices and storage devices within the existing UniFi system. It would make it easier for those who are already using UniFi devices to plan their set-up and maintenance, centralizing that data, as well as potentially facilitating further backups from there (3-2-1 etc)

2. Unified Management Interface: Let’s face it, UniFi is all about central management and a potential UniFi NAS product would continue to be managed through the UniFi software platform and the central management features will be carried over to managing the storage resource pool. This shortens both the time and the effort used in managing the network and this is widely considered to be very efficient.

3. Enhanced Features: Another appeal of a possible 1st party UniFi NAS would mean that it would open the door to Ubiquiti establishing features that are tailored to its network hardware. Such as optimization for UniFi Protect’s video surveillance storage, optimizing backups, and build photo sharing capabilities within the Ubiquiti network. Matching this functionality specifically for the product could offer a better user’s experience when compared to third party NAS solutions.

4. Consistent Updates and Support: For those that have already integrated a Synology/QNAP NAS into their ecosystem, they are well aware that this means allowing for the system to access updates whilst 24×7. A potential UniFi NAS would require this also, BUT would benefit from that seamless 1st party management and services, like any other Unifi product in the environment, This would be beneficial to users because the NAS could get supported firmware updates as regular AND also open the door to technical support from Ubiquiti to make sure that it is safe, operating, and up-to-date. This could make deployment easier and faster in the case that any issue arises to do with the issue deterring from having a flexible integration in the UniFi ecosystem.

5. Aesthetics and Form Factor: Though Ubiquiti is 20 years old, the UniFi series is much newer by comparison, but stands out with it’s is very popular for its modern design. It might sound fantastically shallow, but if UI launched a NAS device, they would definitely want to maintain this house/brand style and would target the look and feel of the rest of the equipment from the UniFi ecosystem – there would definitely be an audience for this!

6. Vendor Trust and Loyalty: A number of users are brand loyal: data security in 2024 is MASSIVE! People like using services by a particular brand that they trust and prefer to stay with this brand. Many consumers who are pleased with the functionality offered by Ubiquiti in the areas of networking would be much more likely to comfortably integrate a NAS device constructed and certified by that brand compared with a 3rd party, thus easing their lives of an additional device and learning a new GUI and UX. Not everyone of course, some will look at the product history of established NAS vendors and that will be enough – but that ‘if it ain’t broke, don;t fix it’ attitude is definitely out there!

The popularity and interest that would come from the idea that storage will be ‘in house’ in a reliable and simplified form that fully integrates and supports the expanded features provided by Ubiquiti and it’s UniFi series would be popular, there’s no debate there. However we have to also acknowledge that Ubiquiti and UniFi (if real!) would be a relatively new player in this field, with a narrower and very specific history in network data management, that is perhaps a little more specific than the more open storage utilization of network-attached storage. If a NAS is coming from UniFi – we have to wonder what new take that might bring to the table beyond the uniformity of UniFi devices and that ecosystem (arguably their USP!).

If it IS Real, When would the UniFi U-NAS Series Be Released?

That’s the BIG question really, as demands for a UniFi ‘in house’ NAS have been long-running for years. That said, the evidence discussed is pretty conclusive to say the least. Additionally, we are not discussing small mis-shared text or off-hand remarks at a tradeshow – we are seeing product images, direct references to two NAS products on official pages and even system add-ons that are listed on the brand’s eRetail outlets. Then there is the fact that the bulk of these references and documents are all within the last month, which seemingly indicates the revving up of a launch on the horizon. This all adds up to a product that is far along in development and one that is nearing release – Q3/Q4 2024 at the latest. However, without official confirmation, this still needs to be treated as speculation! Watch this space.


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      91 thoughts on “Official UniFi NAS Drive – Coming Soon?

      1. I am actually more annoyed that they are doing a nas system. They need to stay on their lane and develop their switch and wifi range better instead of going on side quests like cameras and NAS devices.

      2. 4 units of the Pro version can be seen when zooming in on the ‘Deployment’ picture on the ‘Cloud Gateway’ >> ‘Large Scale’ page.


      4. That NAS pro marketing material is old and in fact predates the UNVR pro. It’s essentially what became the UNVR pro. I even commented to this on the thread on Reddit.

      5. A NAS with 1GBE????

        My main gripe is all their stuff comes with 1GBE including their dream walls, and other appliances! its 2024 seriously… I find it massively overpriced to get subpar speeds

      6. Mate. The seaguil is lovely I never felt bother by them. In contrast, It is constant reminder to the audience that u an authentic loyal to ur background and what you said is always (I mean always) valuable to a large IT community.

      7. I can’t say I am very excited about it. I don’t like their NVR system. It does not integrate with other vendors. I REQUIRE all of my infrastructure to use common protocols and not have their own special sauce. I do like their Switches and Access points though. In terms of NAS my go to has for many years been Synology but these days I am leaning more and more towards TrueNAS. Software matters more than a pretty enclosure.

      8. I’m curious if this would require a console that can run it. Like how you need to be able to run Protect, Talk, etc, I wonder if this will have that requirement. I’m interested in the desktop NAS from Ubiquiti, but if my UCGU has to be able to run whatever software is needed for it and that device can’t do it, I’d probably opt for Synology before I’d upgrade my Unifi gear.

      9. If true then it looks cool but based on a NVR-Pro. Honestly though, I wish Ubiquiti would slow their R&D for new products and just get the current products fully integrated to the extent they’ve spoken about. For example, they’ve officially said that in a future update that the Intercom Viewer will integrate with the G4 POE doorbell with POE chime – has this happened yet? Nope.

        Personally I love their products however they need to just finish the things they’ve made public and then create new things. For a NAS solution, Synology is the go-to for rapid deployment in most SMB cases (QNAP if the HDD thing Synology did is an issue), I say this as there’s a hell of a lot of work to create a comparable NAS unless Ubiquiti were to either licence an OS from Synology or QNAP or unless they got permission to deploy TrueNAS (or a fork of it).

      10. I’m very interested in this. I really enjoy playing with my home network, but I’m no IT or engineer so I just save files on a windows PC that’s pretty much always on and wired to the network. I hope these devices can also host the unifi controller so I don’t have to have the said PC running it anymore

      11. If they do a NAS I am suspecting that people will expect it to be an easy to use system that has the feature set of Truenas. That means they will need 25 gig switching.

      12. 10G is no good for an SSD based NAS. That’s less than two SSD’s-worth of speed. It will be worse than local storage.
        My target spec is 8 PCIE Gen4 x4 NVME slots, 4+ SATA, PCIE Gen 4 x16 slot for networking.

      13. As a unifi user at home, with almost all my networking gear on unifi… I dont really care for a unifi nas. I believe these products are so different that i dont know why it would be an advantage to have it… Unified.

      14. As a user who just changed their network over to Unfi to run ethernet throughout the house and who has NAS in the plan, I’m quite excited to see this video poop up in my feed. I hope it’s true and is a decent product. I’d definitely buy it if so.

      15. I wish Amazon would simply EOL that CPU/SoC, it is 12 years old now and should not be used in newly released products anymore. Ubiquiti needs to move onto something 2-3 generations newer finally.

      16. I would rather see them bring in asked gor features to existing products than focusing on new products.

        A 10Gb switch with 25Gb uplink would be great and optional upgrades for udm pro, se, promax for 25Gb uplink to switches would make more sense or optional upgrade to 25Gb WAN and bring unifi to med – large business.

      17. If the rack mount only has 6 bays.. that’s a bit… low? Especially since the rack mount version will probably cost a fair bit. If they could make it 3U (or 4U) and be able to fit the HDDs vertically instead, they should be able to fit at least 10

      18. Interesting but I’m impatiently awaiting my UGreen 4800P+ – recently received an email from them to expect a query for shipping information! Getting closer… Now what RAM should I buy to expand it to 16TB and HDD 12TB? Already bought a 5 port 10Gbe router and cables plus a 10 Gbe PCIE card for my PC… Suggestions?

      19. I can see unifi selling a nas solution as part of a way to “host” multi site networks. As well as being a secondary backup to the nvrs and the controllers.

      20. As someone who’s looking to run a UniFi network and so far has been looking at Synology for a NAS to go with it, this is very interesting. However, DSM is so far along, could Ubiquity really get all those ducks in a row, Photo App, Video Station, Plex support, Docker, etc, etc. I’m not sure they will go down the “open” road, and it’ll be more for basic file storage and a place to put UniFi camera footage.

      21. I personally like the Synology DSM solution. Very complete. However, you’re totally right: a NAS solution from Unifi would be different than others: simple to setup and will just work. Kinda like Protect. That would be sweet. Simple deployment. Central management. Synology DSM does have some business solutions built-in, like M365 and Backup for Business are great to have for a full business solution. I’m guessing UniFi won’t have that. At least not on their first version.

      22. I like unifi, but recommend steering clear from new product lines. Unifi unfortunately have a reputation of releasing buggy/incomplete products (from a software point of view) and I recommend leaving it to early adopters to iron out the issues.

      23. It really not. Well the Desktop is an Alien Router in white. Faceplam. That image is just an example of a NAS. for the diagrams… That shape can’t hold a HHD let alone 2 or 4… possibly SSDs.

        There may be a Rack… Sysnology has 40+ designs and purchase levels.

      24. I can’t trust UNIFI. they under deliver or just plain change what they are doing at the drop of a hat post deployment. worse yet they have other that they promise and never deliver on. i’d trust a crowd funded no name at this point before i trust unif for NAS.

      25. Ubiquiti Networks UNVR-PRO UniFi Protect NVR Pro was one of the pics you showed. I would love them to create a nas but im not holding my breath. It would be nice though.

      26. Hmm, feels a wee bit a Me-too product to me but I’m not that into Ubiquiti eco-system, so I could be wrong.
        My concern is that the specialist-knowledge required for NAS is more & more watered down by just everybody (pun intended) bringing out a NAS. (too)
        If I was Ubiquiti, I would seek partnership instead with a industry-leading NAS company.
        Feels like reinventing the round wheel and sliced-bread again, to me.
        I know one thing for sure, it will be Ubiquiti pricing, so quire expensive…

      27. Great idea, however, my biggest concern would be about scalability and if you had to buy another unit, how they connect together to increase storage, iSCSI or fiber link etc and also the cost of both units.

      28. I don’t understand why anyone with any interest or skill in technology would buy any of these overpriced and underpowered ready-made NAS’. I can understand if someone knows nothing about storage or technology just wants an easy plug and play storage device, but other than that it makes no sense.

      29. I’d buy the desktop version 10Gbe, Intel Cpu for Plex transcoding, VM’s maybe would be nice. The touch screen would be cool match my Amplifi Alien I’m still using which they also need to upgrade to Wifi 7.

      30. This has been one of the worst kept secrets. And it probably will include the same form factor and tech from the NVR Pro. That will make it cheaper to manufacture since they are already making this. Since the CPU and memory are fairly pedestrian ARM embedded chips that Unifi uses everywhere, I’m thinking the device will be limited to file service and related functions but don’t expect to be doing VMs or anything sophisticated. Whether they open APIs to run third party apps is anyone’s guess.

      31. I can’t trust Unifi with my Data. Nope! I rather trust Google it! ????

        To many times has there been updates to unifi and it breaks everything. I’ll wait a few years like 10 years before trusting them

      32. Interesting. I hope it’s more then a rumor. If it is in development one can also hope it steers clear of bloody Kickstarter and has wide availability. Having said that, ARM isn’t my preference. Sure Apple has done an outstanding job with their silicon and Windows on ARM via Snapdragon Cortex SoC is seemingly coming along nicely. However, server / NAS on ARM gives me the dry heaves.

      33. would be nice , but thing is i dont want rackmount ,
        1. rackmounts are not easy to place in a small 2 room house
        2. they are less mobile
        3. i perfer a network setup with small devices like “Gateway Max”

        i dont need that many ports, just a few, and thing is they only care for larger scale, while we are getting 8gb fiber internet soon, unify don’t make consumer products that are 2.5g or more

        its a downside of unify

      34. FOR FECK SAKE !!!! 0:58 ALIGN THE DANG HDD CAGES EVENLY!!! this twisted shiz is horrible…

        oh and if they make a NAS? yeah count me in if they price is decent and pref NO DISKS plz thx don’t wanna pay overprice for drives