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QNAP TAS-168
1-bay digital storage for home users featuring HDMI playback

QNAP TAS-168

QNAP Products
Home & SOHO Storage
QNAP TAS-168 1-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with DLNA Mobile Apps and Anroid Display
TAS-168-US-QUS
Our Price: $215.00

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Overview:

The TAS-168 is an all-in-1 network storage center for file storage, backup, remote access and multimedia playback. Powered by an ARM v7 dual-core processor with 2GB RAM, the compact TAS-168 delivers quiet and energy-saving operation as a home NAS, and serves as a personal cloud storage as well as media center for entertainment.

  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks in one centralized location
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Remotely access your files securely from your personal cloud
  • Stream your multimedia library via DLNA to other devices and your TV
  • Enjoy direct media playback via HDMI with HD* videos and photos
  • Compact, streamlined chassis ideal for a desktop or living room environment

Light, compact, and tool-less design

The TAS-168’s mini-tower design takes up less desktop space, making it ideal for homes and small/home offices. Compared to a traditional NAS cooling fan, the TAS-168 houses a compact and quiet exhaust that helps dissipate heat with less noise and dust. With the tool-less design, you can easily remove the TAS-168’s side cover to add or replace hard drives.

Light, compact, and tool-less design

TAS plus NAS to fulfill more tasks

In addition to working independently, the TAS-168 can also be used with another QNAP NAS to handle more applications.

  • QTS RTRR/rsync functions can help back up files on the TAS-168 to another NAS, securing data with double protection.
  • With the Android™ interface displayed via HDMI, you can use apps like Qphoto, Qmusic and Qvideo to browse multimedia files on another QNAP NAS, or install the Vmobile app to monitor IP cameras from the Surveillance Station of another NAS.
  • With another NAS (with QTS 4.2 or later), you can use File Station to directly mount shared folders from a remote TAS-168 by FTP, WebDAV, and CIFS/SMB.
  • Various VPN apps available in Google Play can help stream media contents from blocked sites, or create a secure OpenVPN tunnel between the TAS-168 and another NAS to process remote backup tasks.

TAS plus NAS to fulfill more tasks

* Supports HD and 4K H.265 / H.264 file format. To support 4K H.264 video playback, you must update the model firmware to QTS 4.1.4 Build 1023 (or newer).

Features:

QTS facilitates central management and file sharing

The QTS operating system provides a web-based user interface to help you easily manage files on the TAS-168. You can install various apps based on your needs to fulfill tasks like storage, backup, management and multimedia applications. File Station allows you to upload, download and manage files anywhere with a web browser. All of your photos, music and videos can be indexed by the built-in Media Library, and easily managed and shared with the Photo Station, Music Station and Video Station. The energy-saving Download Station is your 24/7 download center, allowing you to quickly download files to enrich your collection.

QTS facilitates central management and file sharing

File synchronization across devices and clouds

Qsync utility turns your TAS-168 into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TAS-168 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. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive and Dropbox cloud storage.

File synchronization across devices and clouds

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The TAS-168 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TAS-168 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution.

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions

QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows, and Time Machine is also supported for Mac data backup. The TAS-168's front-panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TAS-168 with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TAS-168 to external drives. Disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup (Dropbox and Google Drive) are also included.

Back up and protect your data

A personal cloud without limits

In contrast to the bounded storage space and potential security issues with public cloud services, the TAS-168 is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TAS-168 and supports automatic port forwarding for UPnP routers, My DDNS service and CloudLink, allowing you to easily access files, share multimedia, and check your system status from anywhere.

A personal cloud without limits

Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphonesAccess and enjoy from your tablets and smartphones

The TAS-168 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 carrying all of your files in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the TAS-168 and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TAS-168 remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC, and you can enjoy and share music, photos and videos on the TAS-168 anywhere and anytime with the Qmusic, Qphoto and Qvideo apps.

File management: Create a personal cloud for file management, backup and sharing

The TAS-168 is an ideal file center for centrally managing your files and backups. You can use the Qfile mobile app to upload files, and then use File Station to browse, manage and share; back up files from external devices via USB one-touch-copy function, use NetBak Replicator or Time Machine for Windows and Mac backups, or back up files to cloud storage; and synchronize files across devices by using the Qsync utility.

Media stream via DLNA

You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, Sony PS4 or Microsoft Xbox 360 to enjoy HD quality videos stored on the TAS-168. Enjoy your home entertainment in an easy way.

Media stream via DLNA

Plug in a keyboard & mouse, and browse your stored media files on TV

By plugging in a USB keyboard, mouse and HDMI display, you can directly manage, edit and play files stored on the TAS-168 without needing an additional PC. On the HDMI display you will find your familiar Android interface, and you can start using various QNAP apps including Qfile, Qmanager, Qphoto, Qvideo, Qmusic, MyNAS, and Kodi player. The Android experience is your TAS experience, so download the popular Android apps* to the TAS-168, and enjoy videos, apps and file management on a monitor or TV for the best visual comfort.

Plug in a keyboard & mouse, and browse your stored media files on TV

Media streaming: Use apps to steam audio and videos

Google Play provides various media apps including YouTube, TED, Twitch and other video apps. You can install and stream movies, cartoons, TV series, news, and sports at anytime. Your entertainment can be greatly enriched by the countless apps available.

Support Google Play & Qmarket

The TAS-168’s Android system provides the Google Play store and Qmarket. You can find various music, movies, books, and Android apps and games on Google Play, and also download QNAP apps and access other app marketplaces from Qmarket.

Support Google Play & Qmarket

* The media player of TAS is implemented over the Android OS with Google Play supported. However, not all of the Android apps will be supported on TAS.
* Some of the TV-channel apps might not be running smoothly over this Android platform e.g. Netflix, Hulu and HBO Go.

Specifications:

Front and Rear Views

1. LED Indicators: LAN, HDD, Status, USB
2. Power Button
3. SD Card Reader
4. USB One-touch-copy Button
5. USB 3.0 port x 1
6. Exhaust for heat dissipation
7. Password & Network Settings Reset Button
8. USB 2.0 port x 4
9. HDMI portx 1
10. Gigabit LAN port x 1
11. DC 12V Power Connector

TAS-168 Specifications
CPU ARM 1.1 GHz dual-core processor
Memory 2GB DDR3
Flash Memory 4GB
Hard Disk Drive 1 x 3.5" SATA 3Gb/s
RAID Management Single disk
LAN Port 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators HDD 1, LAN, Status, USB
USB 1 x USB 3.0 (Front)
4 x USB 2.0 (Rear)
Buttons Power/Status, Reset, USB One-Touch-Backup
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor Mini-tower
Dimensions 187.7 x 60 x 125 mm
7.36 x 2.36 x 4.92 inch
Weight Net: 0.56 Kg (1.23lbs)
Gross: 1.74 Kg (3.84lbs)
Temperature 0 - 40˚C
Relative Humidity 5 - 95% RH non-condensing
Power Supply External Power Adapter, 36W, 100-240V
Power Consumption (HDD Standby) HDD standby:5.03W
In operation:8.96W
(with 1 x 2TB HDDs intalled)
Fan Yes
Package Contents
  • TAS-168
  • Ethernet cable x 1
  • Power cord x 1
  • AC Adapter: SP-2BAY-ADAPTOR
  • Wireless Mini Keyboard with Touchpad: KB-RF001
  • Quick Installation Guide

Software Specifications:


Operating System
  • QTS 4.2 (embedded Linux)

Supported Clients

  • Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 onward, Apple Mac OS X onward, Linux & UNIX

Supported Browsers

  • Chrome, IE 10+, Firefox, Safari

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

File System

  • Internal hard drive: EXT4
  • External hard drive: EXT4, EXT3, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+

Networking

  • TCP/IP: IPv4
  • Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming )
  • Proxy client, proxy server
  • DHCP server
  • Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
  • UPnP & Bonjour discovery

Security

  • Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
  • CIFS host access control for shared folders
  • Importable SSL certificate
  • Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, and beep

Storage Management

  • Single Disk
  • Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
  • Bad block recovery

Power Management

  • Internal hard drive standby mode
  • Scheduled power on/off
  • Automatic power on after power recovery
  • USB and network UPS support with SNMP management

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 Multimedia Station
  • Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station

myQNAPcloud Service

  • Private cloud storage and sharing with myQNAPcloud id (qid)
  • Free host name registration (DDNS)
  • Auto router (via UPnP) configuration
  • Web-based file manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption
  • Cloudlink for remote access without complicated router setup

Qsync

  • Syncs files among multiple devices with SSL support
  • Selective synchronization for syncing specific folders only
  • Share team folder as a file center for team collaboration
  • Shares files by links via e-mail
  • Policy settings for conflicted files and file type filter support
  • Version control: up to 64 versions.
  • Incremental synchronization for HDD space saving
  • Supports Windows & Mac OS

Web Administration

  • Multi-window, multi-tasking based system management
  • Personalized desktop
  • Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat display on system status
  • Login screen with personalized photo-wall style
  • Smart fan control
  • Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
  • SNMP (v2 & v3)
  • Resource monitor
  • Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP and File Station
    - Automatic cleanup
    - File type filter
  • Comprehensive logs (events & connection)
  • Syslog client/server
  • System settings backup and restore
  • Restore to factory default
  • Mobile app: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management

File Server

  • File sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
  • Windows ACL
  • Advanced folder permissions for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
  • Shared folder aggregation (CIFS/SMB)
FTP Server
  • FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
  • FXP support
  • Passive ftp port range control

File Station

  • Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
  • Support thumbnail display of multimedia files
  • Supported share download link and upload link
  • Drag-n-drop Files via Chrome and Firefox Browsers
  • Photo, music, and video preview and playback with hardware accelerated transcoding     
  • File Compression (ZIP or 7z)

Backup Station

  • Remote replication server (over rsync)
  • Real-time remote replication (RTRR) to another QNAP NAS or FTP server
  • Works as both RTRR server & client with bandwidth control
  • Real-time & scheduled backup
  • Compression, file filter, and transfer rate limitation
  • Desktop backup with QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows
  • Apple Time Machine backup support
  • Data backup to multiple external storage devices
  • Synchronizes with cloud storage: Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Dropbox, and Google Cloud Storage
  • Third party backup software support: Veeam backup & replication, Acronis True Image, Arcserve backup, emc retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, etc.

Cloud Drive Sync Station (Beta)

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive

Photo Station

  • Show photos in thumbnails, list, timeline, or folder view
  • Supports virtual/smart album
  • Validity control for sharing albums
  • Tags photos with text, color, and rating
  • Slideshows with background music and different transition effects
  • Animated thumbnails for videos
  • Geotags photos and display them on Google maps
  • Shares slideshows link to social websites or through email
  • Supports Facebook friends login
  • Supports modification on photo taken date

Music Station

  • Plays or Shares Music Collections with Web Browser
  • Automatic Classification via Media Library
  • Internet Radio (MP3)
  • Up to 8 Music Alarms

iTunes Server

  • Audio and video sharing for Windows & Mac iTunes

Video Station

  • Show photos in thumbnails, list, timeline, or folder view
  • Supports virtual/smart collection
  • Validity control for sharing collections
  • Tags videos with text, color, and rating
  • Animated thumbnails for videos
  • Shares video collection link to social websites or through email
  • Sorting videos automatically into defined classifications
  • Display movie information from IMDB

DLNA Server

  • Supports DLNA/UPnP TVs and Players such as PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360
  • Support CUE indexing file

Download Station

  • PC-less BT, FTP/FTPS, and HTTP/HTTPS download (up to 500 Tasks)
  • BT download with Magnet Link and PT support
  • Scheduled download and bandwidth control
  • RSS subscription and download (broadcatching)
  • Bulk download with wildcard settings
  • BT search
  • Proxy support for BT download
  • PC utility: Qget for downloads browsing and management
  • Mobile app: Qget for downloads browsing and management

Android Station

  • Playbacks videos, music, photos on tv with Kodi via hdmi output
  • Watch various online contents such as Flickr, Picasa, Shoutcast, etc.
  • Web browser
  • Supports USB U.S. keyboard and mouse for Windows.
  • Apple keyboard and mouse is not supported.
  • Download Apps from Google Play™ for fun.
Note:
The playback and quality of some video files may be affected due to the current CPU and GPU's decoding capability.
Up to 7.1 channel audio passthrough can be supported for PCM
Up to 5.1 channel audio passthrough can be supported for DTS and Dolby.

Mobile App

  • Qfile: iOS, Android, Window phone& Tablets
  • Qmanager: iOS, Android Phone
  • Qmusic:  iOS, Android Phone
  • Qget: Android Phone
  • Vmobile: iOS, iPad, Android Phone

* The data encryption functions may not available in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Utilities:

Various handy utilities are available for you to work smartly with your Turbo NAS. These utilities help increase your productivity and make it absolutely easy with connecting the Turbo NAS, setting up the system, data backup and synchronization, downloading files, and so on.

Qfinder

Connect and set up NAS easily
Qfinder is a utility, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, to quickly find and access the Turbo NAS over the LAN. Install the Finder on your computer, open it, and double click your Turbo NAS name, and the login page is ready for you.

Connect and set up NAS easily

Easily access the NAS by Storage Plug & Connect
Windows version of Qfinder provides a convenient way to connect to the Turbo NAS and map a network drive or a virtual disk. By creating a shared folder on the Turbo NAS and mapping it as a network drive, you can use it as an additional drive and store files on it as it is a local drive of the computer.

Easily access the NAS by Storage Plug & Connect

myQNAPcloud Connect

NAS Connection by VPN
myQNAPcloud Connect helps you access the published services of the Turbo NAS quickly and securely on the Internet. myQNAPcloud Connect application is designed for Windows PC users. By installing the myQNAPcloud Connect, you will be able to connect to the Turbo NAS and easily manage files by drag-and-drop within the Windows Explorer.

NAS Connection by VPN

Qsync

Synchronize files anytime, anywhere
Qsync is a useful tool to synchronize files in multiple computers. It creates a specific “Qsync folder” in your devices that you can simply drop files in, and synchronizes the files to all your devices linked to the Turbo NAS.

Synchronize files anytime, anywhere

Sync in multiple ways

Full Sync
Whenever you add, edit, delete or rename a file on one computer, the change applies to all others linked with the Turbo NAS, so you have exactly identical contents on all your devices.

Full Sync

Smart Sync

Smart Sync

It allows you to remove files on one computer without affecting the copies stored on others that are linked with the Turbo NAS. However, when someone updates the files you deleted from another computer, you can still retrieve them in the Qsync folder.



Advanced Selective Sync


Advanced Selective Sync

With both Full Sync or Smart Sync options, you can choose to only sync specific sub-folders within the Qsync folder, useful if your computers have limited storage.


Share files and folders easilyShare files and folders easily

Quickly share files with download links
You can create download links to share files with people, even if they don’t have an account on the Turbo NAS. This greatly reduces the time in creating user account and password for users.

Share folders for collaboration
Your life is connected with different groups of people. You can create sub-folders within the Qsync folder, and share each with different groups of Turbo NAS users as a file exchange center. Everyone in the same sub-folder is always kept up-to-date with the latest version of the files.


QNAP NetBak Replicator

Backup data on PC
The QNAP NetBak Replicator, provided with any Turbo NAS unit free of charge, helps you easily back up files from Windows PC - entire disk drives, documents, pictures, music, videos, fonts, emails, and more - to the Turbo NAS. The operation is very simple. You can do the backup task in just a few clicks using NetBak Replicator by the setting of real-time synchronization, scheduled backup and auto-backup from multiple PCs to the Turbo NAS.

NetBak Replicator also supports backing up to a remote server via FTP and WebDAV through the Internet. Imagine that you can backup new photos whenever on vacation. Even you are away from home, the convenient backup supports your memories.

QNAP NetBak Replicator

Manage QNAP NAS within vSphere Client
vsphere Client plug-in

Manage QNAP NAS within vSphere Client
The Turbo NAS supports vSphere Client Plug-in that allows managing VMware datastores on the Turbo NAS directly from the vSphere client console. In a large-scale server virtualization environment, management is centralized and straightforward. Administrators can easily control the status of the Turbo NAS and datastores and create additional datastores to multiple ESXi hosts in just a few clicks.

Note: The TS-x51 series doesn’t support vSphere Client plug-in.

Q'center Virtual Appliance

Deploy Q’center as virtual applianceDeploy Q’center as virtual appliance
Q’center is a powerful QNAP NAS management system. The Q’center Virtual Appliance can be easily deployed in Microsoft Hyper-V or VMware ESXi to increase its flexibility and connectivity for large storage environments.

Minimum requirements:108 GB free disk space, 1 GB memory and 4 virtual CPUs
Supported platforms: VMware ESXi (ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.5), VMware Fusion 7, VMware Workstation 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V 3.0.

Use Q’center to monitor multiple NAS.
With Q’center, you can view the status and system information of multiple QNAP NAS units at the same time, inspect system resource usage, monitor disk/volume health and perform other management tasks. With these features, Q’center can better assist IT administrators and QNAP NAS users in system resource allocation and future capacity planning.

Use Q’center to monitor multiple NAS

QNAP Snapshot Agent

In QTS 4.2, the Storage Manager's Snapshot function supports iSCSI LUNs to rapidly back up and restore data. When creating a LUN snapshot, QNAP Snapshot Agent for Windows Server or VMware vCenter allows the NAS to communicate with the remote server when taking snapshots and ensures Application-consistent LUN snapshots.

QNAP Snapshot Agent

VSS Hardware Provider also allows NAS ROW (Redirect on Write) instead of Windows COW (Copy on Write) to increase backup efficiency and to offload the snapshot to the NAS for reducing the performance impact on the Windows server.

QNAP Snapshot Agent Screenshot

Qsnap

Qsnap

Take screenshots, easy and fast
Qsnap is a handy utility assisting you to quickly capture screenshots on your PC, and easily edit, save, and share, enabling quick note-taking or productive communication in your work and life.

  • Hotkey capturing: Taking PC screenshots without complicated mouse operations.
  • Easy editing: Add emphasis or remove unnecessary elements with a range of editing tools.
  • Instant sharing: Simply drag and drop the screenshots to instant messengers and emails as attachments to share.

Documentation:

Download the QNAP TAS-168 and TS-268 Datasheet (PDF).

Pricing Notes:

QNAP Products
Home & SOHO Storage
QNAP TAS-168 1-Bay Personal Cloud NAS with DLNA Mobile Apps and Anroid Display
TAS-168-US-QUS
Our Price: $215.00
Accessories
3.5 inch HDD tool-less installation kit
Black, Plastic,two pieces for left and right each
FIXER-HDD35-BLK001
Our Price: $30.00
36W external power adaptor for 1 Bay NAS
SP-1BAY-ADAPTOR
Our Price: $50.00
RM-IR003 IR remote control
RM-IR003
Our Price: $30.00