Qnap TS-228A 2-Bays NAS w/ 1GB RAM

MX73952 TS-228A 2-Bays NAS w/ 1GB RAM
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Product Info

TS-x28A Series - Lightweight and Powerful Entry-Level NAS for Private Cloud and Home Entertainment


Equipped with a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core processor, the TS-228A provides home users with powerful features including snapshot-based backup, file synchronization, and private cloud services. The TS-228A is also a one-stop home entertainment portal for streaming photos, music, and videos to multiple devices throughout your home and beyond. With energy-saving and quiet operation, the TS-228A is especially suited for home users and provides easy-to-use and convenient functionality for file storage and multimedia needs.

Qsync is an easy-to-use real-time file sync service for computers and mobile devices. With Qsync, your data can be shared across multiple locations, making file sharing even easier.

The TS-228A provides you with snapshot protection at an affordable price, allowing you to protect files and data from accidental deletion and malware attacks.

Hybrid Backup Sync gives you the freedom to set and combine multiple auto backup/sync functions to keep important data safe and to ensure peace of mind.

The three multimedia "stations" (Photo, Music, and Video) help you to effortlessly centralize, manage, organize, and browse your family's multimedia files.

Your multimedia collection can be streamed directly from the TS-228A to supported smart TVs, music players, and game consoles.

Download Station combines many popular downloading services and functions. With the power-efficient and quiet TS-228A, you can run downloading tasks for a long period of time without running up a large electricity bill.


Sleek and Powerful

The TS-228A features a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, and a 1GbE network port to provide performance of up to 112 MB/s. If you decide to encrypt your files with AES-256 encryption, the performance is still an impressive 112 MB/s - allowing you to ensure your privacy without sacrificing performance.

Learn more: QM2, WirelessAP Station

Lightweight and Easy Installation

The minimal and streamlined design of TS-228A makes it fit easily into your home. Featuring a unique, tool-less design, setting up the TS-228A is so easy that it doesn't even need a screwdriver!

A Single NAS for Cross-platform, Multi-device File Access and Sharing

The TS-228A acts as a file exchange platform to simplify your file management across devices, and is compatible with a wide range of computers and devices (including Windows, macOS and more). For mobile devices, the Qsync suite can be installed for synchronizing and sharing files across PC, phones and tablets.

Learn more: Cross-platform File Sharing, Qsync

Backing Up Data is as Easy as 1-2-3

By practicing safe computer habits and with the TS-228A handling your file backup tasks, you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe. QNAP's NetBak Replicator backup utility can assist in backing up/restoring files on a Windows® PC while macOS users can set up Time Machine to save to the TS-228A.

Learn more: Utilities

High-end Snapshot Protection for Files and Data

QNAP has extended support for file snapshot protection to our entry-level NAS. Snapshots were originally only possible on high-end business systems, and they allow you to record the system state and data content at a single point of time. With snapshot protection, if you accidentally delete/modify files, or if any hard disks should fail or your network is infected with malware, you can quickly restore files to a previous point in time.

Learn more: Volume & LUN Snapshots

Back Up Your Files with the Versatile Hybrid Backup Sync

With the TS-228A, complicated backup settings are history. You can now use Hybrid Backup Sync as your single portal for backing up, restoring, and syncing files. Supporting local NAS, remote NAS and cloud storage as both origins and destinations, you can combine multiple backup tasks to provide optimal protection for your data. Other features include scheduling, versioning, data compression and multiple-layer encryption, so your files are kept safe and sound.

Learn more: Hybrid Backup Sync

360-degree Panorama Photo/Video

Good news for adventurers! QNAP NAS now supports the popular 360-degree panorama recording format! By clicking the 360-degree panorama display button, your photos and videos will be displayed as 360-degree panorama media files.

All Your Downloading Needs Covered

With the energy-efficient and quiet TS-228A, you no longer need to use different downloading utilities or to keep your computer running all the time. Use Download Station to search for downloads and to manage your download tasks.

Enjoy an Amazing Multimedia Experience

The TS-228A transforms how to enjoy your photos, music and videos throughout your home and beyond. It's easy, convenient and fun!

Take photos anytime, anywhere and manage them with Photo Station. Organize photos by folders or albums, and view them in several modes.

With powerful smart playlists, comprehensive search functions and a user-friendly interface, Music Station is more than just music to your ears.

Video Station's smart collection, advanced search, and easy sharing functions makes it so easy for you to enjoy your videos. Spoiler alert: you can even import video information from multiple online databases!

Everything You Need for the Perfect Multimedia Experience

The all-new QVHelper can help you stream and decode multimedia files to media players on your computer and/or mobile devices. The Qfinder Pro utility can also save time and NAS system resources by transcoding media files locally on your PC before uploading them to the NAS. With the TS-228A your audiovisual experience is smoother and more convenient with useful apps and everything you need to enjoy great multimedia entertainment.

Learn more: Multimedia streaming, Utilities

All These NAS Functions On The Go

The TS-228A has a multitude of companion mobile apps to extend its functionality to your smartphones and tablets. If you're on the go for business or pleasure, your files and data are only a few taps away.

Qfile lets you access the files saved on your TS-228A at anytime, from anywhere so you can ditch your thumb drives forever.

Learn more: Qfile

Qsync quickly and effortlessly syncs files across different platforms and multiple devices so you'll never miss any important information again.

Learn more: Qsync

Use Qget to remotely control your TS-228A to download files on the go. Files will be automatically downloaded to your TS-228A.

Learn more: Qget

Use Qphoto to view and share photos stored on the TS-228A. You can also instantly upload photos/videos to the TS-228A as they're taken, so you don't have to worry about storage space issues or if your phone is lost.

Learn more: Qphoto

Enjoy your music on the go with Qmusic! Search through your music and edit playlists before streaming or downloading from the TS-228A to your device.

Learn more: Qmusic

Qvideo plays videos for you, and you can further share videos instantly and even stream them to Chromecast. Management features are also available on the go, such as categorizing, tagging and rating.

Learn more: Qvideo

Serious Security Features

The TS-228A is loaded with comprehensive security features such as 2-step authentication, encrypted access, IP filtering/blocking and anti-virus. Also, you can use permissions for users and folders to block unwanted access from unauthorized users or apps.

Power Efficient and Quiet

The TS-228A requires only 12.21 W, providing powerful features without a high power bill. Other smart energy-saving modes help to minimize electricity usage, and with a quiet cooling fan both the noise and heat generated by the TS-228A is kept to a minimum.


  • Operating System: QTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)
  • Supported Client OS:
    • Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003/ 2008 R2/ 2012/ 2012R2/ 2016
    • Apple Mac OS 10.7 or later
    • Linux & UNIX
  • Supported Browsers:
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
    • Mozilla Firefox
    • Apple Safari 7+
    • Google Chrome


Product 2-Bay NAS w/ PCIe Slot
Model Number TS-228A-US
Operating System QTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)
Processor Realtek RTD1295, Quad-core 1.4GHz
System Memory 1GB DDR4
Memory modules pre-installed: 1GB x1
Maximum Memory 1GB (not expandable)
Memory Slots 1 x DDR4 slot
Flash Memory 4GB eMMC
Graphics N/A
Hard Drive Tray 2 x 3.5" SATA 6Gbps
M.2 SSD Slot N/A
Drive Interface SATA 6Gb/s HDD or SSD; Hot-swappable
File System Internal Hard Drive: EXT4
External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
Storage Management - Storage space utilization monitoring
- Flexible volumes and LUNs with thin provisioning and space reclaiming
- Supported RAID types: RAID 0,1, JBOD, single
- RAID hot spare and global hot spare
- RAID rebuild speed customization
- Advanced secure data erase
- Storage pools
- Snapshots
- Online volume expansion
- Online storage pool expansion
- Online RAID capacity expansion
- Online RAID level migration
- SMART data migration
- Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T test
- Bad block recovery and RAID recovery
- Bitmap support
USB Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports (front)
2 x USB 2.0 ports (rear)
LAN Ports 1 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN ports
HDMI Output N/A
10GbE Slot N/A
PCIe Slot N/A
Expansion Enclosure Support N/A
Audio N/A
Buttons Power, reset, USB one touch copy
LED Indicators Network, disk 1, disk 2, system status, one-touch copy
Display N/A
IR Sensor N/A
Power Supply 65W AC adapter, 100~240V
Power Consumption (W) HDD sleep mode: 5.14W
In operation: 12.21W (typical)
Power Management - Wake-on-LAN (WoL)
- Internal hard drive standby mode
- Scheduled power on/off
- Automatic power on after power recovery
- USB and network UPS support with SNMP management
Security - Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
- CIFS host access control for shared folders
- FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption
- AES 256-bit external drive encryption
- Importing of SSL certificates
- Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, beep,and push service
- 2-step verification
- Data encryption functions may be unavailable in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries
Access Right Management - Batch users creation
- Import/Export users
- User quota management
- Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
- Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, and File Station
- Subfolder permissions (AFP, CIFS/SMB, FTP, and File Station)
Domain Authentication Integration - Microsoft Active Directory (AD) & Domain Controller support
- LDAP server, LDAP client
- Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
Cooling 1 x 7612 cooling blower for system
Sound Level 17 dB(A)
Temperature 0~40 °C (32~104 °F)
Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing
Wet bulb: 27°C (80.6°F)
Multilingual Support Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
Security Slot Kensington security slot
Dimensions (WxHxD) 3.54" x 7.36" x 4.92" (90 x 187.7 x 125 mm)
Weight 0.7kg (1.54 lbs)

Package Contents

  • QNAP TS-228A 2-Bay NAS w/ 1GB RAM
  • AC Power Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet Cable
  • 2 x Fixers (Left and Right)
  • Quick Installation Guide