Qnap TS-431P 4-Bay NAS

MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS
MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS MX64898 TS-431P 4-Bay NAS

Product Info

Backup, Sync, Access Your Files On Your Personal Data Cloud

The TS-431P is a powerful yet easy-to-use network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment with many feature-rich apps available, including Notes Station (create digital notes on a secure private cloud and share with colleagues and friends), QmailAgent (centralize email account management and back up emails), and Qcontactz (centrally store and manage contact information).

All these apps (and more) are available at no extra cost. The dual-core TS-431P features three USB 3.0 ports and dual LAN ports, delivering outstanding multitasking performance to enhance your productivity & digital life and offering an ideal storage and backup center as a secure private cloud.

See How the TS-431p Can Enhance Your Productivity & Digital Lifestyle:

  • Centralizes file storage, sharing and backup with excellent performance
  • Full NAS encryption using volume-based technology and hardware acceleration
  • Supports QmailAgent as a mailroom center and Qcontactz for centralizing contact information
  • Synchronize files between the TS-431P, computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Stream your multimedia library via DLNA®, AirPlay® & Chromecast™
  • Build a surveillance center to safeguard your home and office


Dual-core Processor Delivers High Performance


Test Environment: OS: QTS 4.2.2, HDD: 4x Seagate ST1000NM0033-9ZM173 1TB HDDs in RAID5
Client PC: Intel® Core™ i7-4790 @ 3.60GHz; 16GB DDR3 1600Hz; Seagate Barracuda ST500DM002 500GB; Intel Gigabit CT (MTU 1500); Microsoft Windows 10 64bit.
IOMeter Config: Multiple PCs via switch. Transferring 32GB file continuously to NAS for 3 minutes. Block size: 64KB for SMB2.0

High Efficiency with Dual LAN Support


The TS-431P supports multiple port-trunking modes, enabling administrators to set up link aggregation to increase total data transmission potential. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations. Supported port-trunking modes include: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing) and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing).

Enhance productivity with multiple USB 3.0 ports

Equipped with three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, the TS-431p allows you to flexibly arrange tasks with a wide range of external devices without interrupting your current workflow. You can back up files to USB drives, access data stored on SD cards via USB card readers, share up to 3 printers via network, and connect to a UPS to ensure a continual power supply.

QTS - Simple and Efficient


Thanks to QTS intuitive user interface, system operations of the TS-431p are smooth and handy. Its 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 operating efficiency.

Create digital notes on your private cloud


The revamped Notes Station features an optimized interface for a smoother user experience. Notes Station allows users to collectively write documents and helps users to track changes by retaining the revision history of documents. Notes Station provides useful image-editing tools, helping you create well-designed documents.

You can also create sharing links to share documents in real time. Documents can also be encrypted to prevent unauthorized access, and snapshot backup is provided to retain different versions of documents from different time periods. With its importing/exporting and full-site backup functions, Notes Station supports backing up your documents to local or remote QNAP NAS.

QmailAgent: A Mailroom Center for Your Private Cloud

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 from the TS-431P 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-431P.

You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TS-431P, to make searching through and managing massive amounts of emails much easier.
Note: QmailAgent will be available from QTS 4.3

Qcontactz - Easily manage huge amounts of contacts on the NAS

Qcontactz with the high-capacity TS-431P helps you centrally store and manage contact information for colleagues, business partners, families, and friends. Other features include: importing from Google® accounts, importing/exporting CSV or vCARD 3.0 files, automatic identification of frequently-used contacts, encryption for sensitive/confidential contact information, smart searching, and more.

Qcontactz offers snapshot backups that enable you to revert to a previous version of your contacts list according to your needs. A companion app for Android™ phones and iPhone® is also available for easy access to contacts. Qcontactz can also be used with QmailAgent to create the perfect email workflow environment.
Note: Qcontactz will be available from QTS 4.3

Well-Rounded Backup Solutions Secure Datafeature

The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-431p or alternatively to back up data from the TS-431p to external drives.

QNAP’s NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup for Windows (including Outlook email archiving) and Mac OS X users can use Time Machine to effortlessly back up data.

A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

Disaster recovery solutions that bring peace of mind

Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) into a single app for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.

Supported cloud services include Amazon® Glacier, Azure™ Storage, Google Cloud Storage™, Google Drive™, Microsoft® OneDrive®, Dropbox®, Amazon® Drive, Yandex® Disk, Box® and Amazon® S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services. Hybrid Backup Sync supports multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, file compression to save storage space, and more.

Comprehensive security options

In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-431p provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-431p supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage


The TS-431p supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux/UNIX. Data, logs and ISO image of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored in the TS-431p and protected by an integrated antivirus solution.

Manage your files via the Internet


The File Station brings conventional desktop-style file operations to web browsers, allowing you to upload, download, and manage files on your TS-431p wherever there is an internet connection. Supporting file extraction, folder creation, and smart search for files and folders, File Station also allows you to easily share files with friends & family via unique URLs. With reliable security features, SSL and password options, managing & sharing your files is simple and safe with the File Station.

Container Station: LXC and Docker Containers inclusive

QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-431p 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. You can experience the amazing Container Station and enjoy the playground of virtual containers with the TS-431p.

A Private Cloud without Constraints


In contrast to the limited storage space and potential security concerns of public cloud services, the TS-431p is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TS-431p, allowing you to play & share multimedia from the TS-431p or to conveniently check the system status from anywhere.

File synchronization across multiple devices

Qsync turns your TS-431P into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-431P will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.

Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security

The TS-431p’s Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, a wide range of over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and default 2 free IP camera licenses that can be expanded up to 16 camera channels by purchasing additional licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the VMobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitoring of cameras anytime, 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-431p.

Archive your photo memories, Share your life

The TS-431p acts as your photo vault for you to back up your favorite photos. The Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-431p to create & organize your photo albums through a web browser, and share with your family and friends through social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter and Pinterest. With the Qfile and Qphoto mobile apps (for iOS® and Android™), you can also instantly upload your new photos from your mobile device to the TS-431p.

Build your home music library and enjoy music anywhere


The Music Station helps categorize your music collection, and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the music station web player, you can enjoy your music anytime, anywhere with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are also built-into the Music Station for you to enjoy.

  • Listen to your favorite songs streamed from iTunes Server, or play music via web browsers on your PC
  • Stream music to DLNA-compatible music systems for a high-quality sound experience
  • Stream music via AirPlay or Chromecast to compatible devices
  • Listen to your music on mobile devices through the Qmusic app

Enjoy media freely with multi-zone multimedia control

Use your TS-431P as a multi-zone multimedia system to fill every corner of your house with your choice of media. You can centrally manage and stream photos, music and videos from the TS-431P to different rooms from a single device using Bluetooth® & USB devices connected to the TS-431P (music streaming only), DLNA®, Apple TV® and Chromecast™*.
*To stream multimedia via Chromecast, you must first install the multimedia extension pack from the QTS App Center.

Every room member in different zones can enjoy the convenience and simplicity for media playback and multimedia storage. The TS-431P is also a powerful streaming machine with DLNA®, Roku®, Amazon® Fire TV, and Google TV™ support with the support of Plex Media Server.

24/7 Download Center

The TS-431p is a perfect download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP downloads. After you have finished setting your download tasks, you can turn off your computer and the TS-431p will silently finish downloading them. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks on multiple Turbo NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet.

Access, use, sync and enjoy with your Tablets and SmartPhones


The TS-431p is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are all of your files in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the TS-431p and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-431p remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC, and you can enjoy and share music, photos and videos on the TS-431p anywhere and anytime with Qmusic, Qphoto and Qvideo apps.

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality


The TS-431p has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP’s development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless opportunities for the TS-431p.

Energy-saving Designfeature

The TS-431P features an energy-efficient dual-core ARM® processor that maintains high performance in system operations and is suitable for an always-online personal cloud without running up a high electricity bill.

Additional energy-saving features include hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off or resets, and of course, the ever popular Wake on LAN feature.

Easy-to-use NAS management tools

The TS-431p provides comprehensive system tools to increase management efficiency. Easily monitor CPU, memory, disk & network bandwidth usage, as well as currently-running Turbo NAS apps and services. The Turbo NAS supports Syslog server that collects logs from various connected devices over the Internet and saves the data, enabling centralized log management with greater efficiency.

  • Instant Alert Notifications
  • Resource Monitor
  • Wake on LAN
  • Scheduled Power on/off
  • S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced Hard Drive Health Scan (HHS)
  • Comprehensive Event Logs

Home and Business Applications

The TS-431p supports various applications for home offices as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency. The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service. The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.

  • FTP Server
  • Web Server
  • RADIUS Server
  • VPN Server
  • Printer Server
  • Surveillance Station


Make and Model Qnap TS-431p
Part Number TS-431p-US
CPU Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 1.7GHz Dual Core CPU
Flash Memory 512MB
Drive Trays 4x Hot Swapping Drive Trays
Capacity 4x 3.5" / 2.5" SATA III / II HDDs or SSDs (not included)
LAN 2x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet ports
USB 3x USB 3.0 ports (Front: 1, Rear: 2)
Supports USB Storage Devices, UPS, Printers, Wi-Fi, etc.
LEDs Power, Status, LAN, USB, HDD 1 ~ 4
Buttons Power, USB One-Touch-Copy, Reset
Buzzer System Warning Buzzer
Cooling 1x 120mm 12Vdc Smart Fan
Temperature Operating: 0 ~ 40° C
Humidity Operating: 5 ~ 95% RH, non-condensing, wet bulb 27° C
Security Kensington Security Slot
Power External AC Power Adapter:
Input: 100 ~ 240Vac
Output: 90W Maximum
Power Consumption HDD Standby: 11.89W
Typical Operation: 26.15W w/ 4x 2TB HDDs installed
Dimensions (LxWxH) 219 x 160 x 169mm
Weight Empty: 3.0kg (6.6 lb)

Package Contents

  • Qnap TS-431p NAS Box
  • 2x Ethernet cables
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • 3.5" HDD Screw Kit
  • 2.5" HDD Screw Kit
  • AC Power Adapter, 90W
  • AC Power Cord