16-bay high-performance NAS/iSCSI/IP-SAN unified storage
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QNAP TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP is the world's first unified NAS supporting Auto Tiering to deliver ongoing optimization of data across high-performance SSD, 12Gbps SAS drives and high-capacity SATA disks. Powered by an Intel® Xeon E3 CPU, the 40GbE-ready TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP delivers exceptional performance and supports cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup solutions, iSCSI & virtualization applications, and more practical business functions. With the powerful QTS operating system, the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP performs as a reliable, scalable and unbeatable unified and tiered storage solution for businesses.
- 3,800+ MB/s throughput and 268,000+ IOPS
- Qtier Technology drives Auto Tiering for optimal storage efficiency
- Built-in 256GB mSATA modules for caching, beneficial to IOPS-demanding applications
- Scalable design, up to 1,152 TB total capacity
- Virtualization-ready, centralized data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery
- Backward compatible with SAS/SATA 6Gbps drives
In the era of big data, there is a wealth of data generated and exchanged by the billion of devices on the Internet of Everything (IoE) and across hybrid cloud devices. The rampant data growth requires increasingly flexible storage solutions that will ensure business continuity. QNAP has strived to provide enterprises and SMBs with the facilities and tools to attain storage services to meet the evergrowing capacity demand and results in reduced overall operation risks and costs.
Besides managing data growth, another major challenge for an organization is its ability to keep existing data available and protected in the event of a disaster or system failure. QNAP’s flexible storage solutions incorporate features such as tiered storage, snapshots, thin provisioning, and LUN backup to better match specific business requirements and cope with disastrous situations.
The QNAP 12Gbps SAS is more reliable and has better storage I/O performance than the 6G model. Furthermore, it is backward compatible with 6Gbps SAS HDDs. Our 12Gbps JBOD Expansion enclosures not only strengthen the organization’s disaster recovery system but also satisfy the growing need to expand storage capacity at different stages as organizations seek to adapt to more demanding business environments.
QNAP NAS has demonstrated its ability to offer a complete product portfolio that fits for every SMB and small to medium enterprise, including a wide range of hard disk models and iSCSI SAN solutions.
Enable Auto Tiering with Qtier Technology
QNAP’s Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency. With Auto Tiering, the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP can automatically move hot data to high-performance storage tiers and cold data to lower-cost, higher-capacity drives, making the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP an extremely efficient shared resource. Businesses will no longer have to invest heavily in expensive Flash technology, but can still enjoy exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage from Auto Tiering with the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP.
12Gbps DataBolt™ Advantage
Implementing DataBolt technology, the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP can deliver twice the throughput for 6Gbps SAS drives by automatically aggregating the bandwidth from 3Gbps and 6Gbps drives to fully utilize 12Gbps, effectively accelerating the existing infrastructure.
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP supports 12Gbps SAS drives to provide fast data transmission speeds and drive up to 3,812 MB/s throughput and 267,726 IOPS*. Powered by an Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 quad-core processor with 16GB DDR3 or 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP greatly enhances the efficiency of CPU-demanding tasks and serves more concurrent tasks.
Tested in QNAP Lab. Figures may vary by environment. Test Environment:
4 Client PC configurations: Intel (R) Core (TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz CPU, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 7 professional 64-bit, Dual-port Intel X520 10GbE Server Adapter, IOMeter sequential read and write. NAS Configuration: Plextor PX-256MPro ; F/W:1.07, SSDs with RAID 5 configuration, QNAP LAN-10G2T-U dual-port 10GBase-T network adapter*2
SSD cache acceleration
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP features 2 pre-installed 128GB mSATA modules, and there are no limits on using SSDs for caching. By installing high-performance SSDs, the IOPS performance of storage volumes can remarkably boost. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as database and virtualization. The internal cache port design reserves the space of hard drive tray for more storage capacity.
Removable motherboard drawer for easy maintenance
With the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP's removable motherboard drawer, IT administrators have easier access in upgrading/installing RAM, the internal cache, 40GbE adapter and other components. The motherboard itself can be removed and replaced without needing to remove the heavy TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP from the rack cabinet, making it especially useful in maintaining the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP in data centers with multiple rack cabinets.
Note: The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP is not hot-pluggable and must be powered-off before removing the motherboard drawer.
Get ready for 40GbE to your TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high speed network by installing 10GbE network adapter. If 10GbE is insufficient for some workloads, the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP supports Mellanox® ConnectX-3 Pro adapter cards with 10/40/56 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to deliver the most cost-effective computing and storage Ethernet Interconnection solution. It helps achieve significantly higher throughput for high-performance embedded I/O applications and virtualization acceleration. Businesses can greatly benefit from the fast, flexible storage network of the 40GbE-ready TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP for boosting their mission-critical IT performance.
5 year warranty - Global warranty inclusive
QNAP's TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP offers 5 year warranty with 3-year global warranty inclusive at no extra cost. This premier warranty demonstrates QNAP’s attention to the essential business needs of continuous operations and non-interrupted services to their customers.
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the 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 working efficiency.
Volume & LUN snapshot simplifies restoration
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily back up and restore data on the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP back to any point of time to prevent loss of important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN, efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.
Seamless capacity expansion
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP supports online capacity expansion by cascading multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures to meet the needs of growing business data. With QNAP scale-up solution, total storage capacity can be gradually expanded on demand. It is especially useful for large data applications, such as video surveillance, data archiving, and TV broadcast storage.
The maximum total storage capacity available by connecting RAID expansion enclosures:
|Turbo NAS Model||RAID Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosures||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosures)||Max. Raw Capacity (TB)|
*The maximum capacity is calculated by 8TB HDDs.
Powerful QNAP flexible volume
QNAP's flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This next-generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volume with space reclaim, block-level iSCSI LUN, and online capacity expansion. The QTS Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage which simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.
Qsirch – A smarter, faster way to search
Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP’s new built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need by real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including parts of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches – complete with thumbnails – as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you’ve previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.
Monitor and manage multiple NAS with Q'center
Q'center turns your TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP into a central management system to manage multiple QNAP NAS units. After installing Q'center in the QTS App Center, you can use the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP to centrally manage multi-site QNAP NAS for monitoring system logs, manage firmware updates & maintenance, and enjoy major benefits including ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, convenience and flexibility. Managing multiple QNAP NAS becomes effortlessly easy and efficient.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or NAS build-in LDAP services.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
The QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP.
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft® OneDrive, Windows Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox®, Google® Drive, Yandex, Google Cloud Storage, and more.
Comprehensive security options
In an open network environment, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. Besides, IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.
Run multiple operating systems on the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP
The Virtualization Station transforms the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform supporting multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine (VM) creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations in web browsers. With an easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage every VM created on the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP with minimal effort. You can download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP to use directly without any complex procedures.
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 TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP 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 TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP.
Highly-efficient storage solution for video editing
Digital video production produces a significant amount of data that requires high-performance storage with sustainable throughput to meet the demanding output of video editing. The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP fulfills storage and video editing needs with a high-speed 10GbE network interface. Videos can be quickly stored and edited on the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP directly over the network.
File synchronization across multiple devices
The Qsync utility turns your TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP 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 updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.
Comprehensive surveillance solution with 24/7 security
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP’s Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, a wide range of over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ mobile devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam app to turn your mobile device into a network camera to instantly record any moment around you to your TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP.
Install-on-demand apps extend NAS features
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP has a built-in App Center that provides over 100 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 potential for the TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission.
The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
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.
The Turbo NAS can be used as a Printer server to send remote printing request via the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
|CPU||Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3 Family 3.5 GHz Quad-core Processor|
|Memory||System memory: 16 GB DDR3 RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 8 GB x2
Total memory slots: 4
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)
|System memory: 8 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x2
Total memory slots: 4
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)
|Flash Memory||512MB DOM|
|Internal Cache Port||Two mSATA port on board for read caching. The standard system is shipped with two 128GB mSATA flash.|
|Hard Drive||16 x 3.5-inch SAS 12Gbps, SAS/SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive or 2.5-inch SAS/SATA SSD hard drive
|Hard Drive Tray||16 x hot-swappable and lockable tray|
|LAN Port||4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port (Expandable up to 8 x 1 Gb LAN or 4 x 10 Gb + 4 x 1 Gb LAN by installing optional dual-port 10 Gb and 1 Gb network card)|
|LED Indicators||10 GbE, Status, LAN, Storage expansion port status|
|USB||4x USB 3.0 port (rear)
4x USB 2.0 port (rear)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
|Buttons||System: Power button and reset button|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Form Factor||3U, Rackmount|
|Dimensions||130(H) x 442.5(W) x 530.5(D) mm
5.12(H) x 17.42(W) x 20.89(D) inch
|Weight||Net weight (NAS only): 18.3 kg/40.34 lb
Gross weight (with packing and accessories): 24.18 kg/ 53.30 lb
|Sound Level (dB)||Sound Level (dB) Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 40.1 dB
(with 16 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed)
|Power Consumption (W)||Sleep mode: 82.4
In Operation: 166.58 W
(with 16 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed)
|Relative Humidity||5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C|
|Power Supply||Redundant power: Input 90~264VAC; 650W x 2|
|PCIe Slot||2 (Left slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x8; Right slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x4)|
|Fan||4 x 8 cm smart cooling fan|
|1. Power Button||7. HDMI|
|2. LED Indicators: 10 GbE, Status, LAN, Storage Expansion Port Status||8. 12G mini SAS connector|
|3. Password & Network Settings Reset Button||9. Console|
|4. USB 2.0 Port x 4||10. PCIe slot x 2 (Left slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x8; Right slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x4)|
|5. Gigabit LAN x 4||11. BBU (Reserved)|
|6. USB 3.0 Port x 4||12. Power Connector|
Access Right Management
Domain Authentication Integration
iSCSI (IP SAN)
Server Virtualization & Clustering
Storage Plug & Connect via Windows Qfinder by QNAP
Surveillance Station Pro
* This feature may vary according to different models. ** The data encryption functions may not available in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.
|Storage expansion accessories|
|Dual-wide-port storage expansion card, SAS 12Gbps.
Note: The storage expansion card is to be installed in the NAS for connecting to the RAID Expansion Enclosures.
|Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8644 to SFF-8644), 1.0 m|
|Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8644 to SFF-8644), 0.5 m|
|A02 series (Chassis) rail kit, max. load 90 kg|
|Dual-port 10GBase-T network expansion card for A01 series rack mount model, low-profile bracket|
|Dual-port 1 GbE network expansion card for A01 series rack mount model, low-profile bracket|
|QNAP 4GB DDR3-1600 LONG-DIMM RAM module|
|QNAP 8GB DDR3-1600 LONG-DIMM RAM module|
|QNAP 4GB DDR3-1600 ECC LONG-DIMM RAM module|
|QNAP 8GB DDR3-1600 ECC LONG-DIMM RAM module|
|mSATA Flash Module|
|Two 128GB mSATA flash modules|
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. Visit the Download center, find your Turbo NAS model, and the list of available utilities are ready for you.
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.
If you're finding it difficult to connect your NAS to a Chromebook, Qfinder for Chrome allows you to quickly find & connect to the Turbo NAS over LAN. Just download Qfinder from the Chrome Web Store and enjoy easy access to your Turbo NAS now.
*Qfinder Chrome is for Chromebooks & Chrome only.
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.
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.
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.
Sync in multiple ways
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.
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
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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