Backup, Sync, Access Your Files On Your Personal Data Cloud
The TS-231P 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-231P features 3x USB 3.0 ports and 2x Gigabit LAN ports, all to provide you with outstanding multitasking performance that enhances your productivity & digital lifestyle; offering an ideal storage and backup center as a secure private cloud.
See How the TS-231P Can Enhance Your Productivity & Digital Lifestyle:
- Centralizes file storage, sharing and backup with excellent performance
- Full NAS encryption using volume-based technology & hardware acceleration
- Supports QmailAgent as a mailroom center and Qcontactz for centralizing contact information
- Synchronize files to and from the TS-231P and your Computers, Laptops, Mediaplayers and even modern Mobile Devices like Smartphones & Tablets
- Stream your multimedia library via DLNA®, AirPlay® & Chromecast™
- Build a surveillance center to safeguard your Home and Office with the use of optional Security Cameras
Dual-core Processor Delivers High Performance
Test Environment: OS: QTS 4.2.2, HDD: 2x Seagate ST1000NM0033-9ZM173 1TB HDDs in RAID0
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-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P.
You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TS-231P, 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-231P 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 Data
The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-231P or alternatively to back up data from the TS-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P.
A Private Cloud without Constraints
In contrast to the limited storage space and potential security concerns of public cloud services, the TS-231P is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TS-231P, allowing you to play & share multimedia from the TS-231P or to conveniently check the system status from anywhere.
File synchronization across multiple devices
Qsync turns your TS-231P into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-231P 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-231P’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-231P.
Archive your photo memories, Share your life
The TS-231P 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-231P 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-231P.
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-231P 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-231P to different rooms from a single device using Bluetooth® & USB devices connected to the TS-231P (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-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-231P remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC, and you can enjoy and share music, photos and videos on the TS-231P anywhere and anytime with Qmusic, Qphoto and Qvideo apps.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The TS-231P 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-231P.
The TS-231P 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-231P 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-231P 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-231P|
|CPU||Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-212 1.7GHz Dual Core CPU|
|DRAM||1GB DDR3 RAM|
|Drive Trays||2x Hot Swapping Drive Trays|
|Capacity||2x 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, HDD 2|
|Buttons||Power, USB One-Touch-Copy, Reset|
|Buzzer||System Warning Buzzer|
|Cooling||1x 70mm 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: 65W Maximum
|Power Consumption||HDD Standby: 8.46W
Typical Operation: 15.6W w/ 2x 1TB HDDs installed
|Dimensions (LxWxH)||169 x 102 x 219mm|
- Qnap TS-231P NAS Box
- 2x Ethernet cables
- Quick Installation Guide
- 3.5" HDD Screw Kit
- 2.5" HDD Screw Kit
- AC Power Adapter, 65W
- AC Power Cord