12-bay high-performance quad-core 10GbE NAS
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The TS-1263U is a powerful network storage system powered by a high-performance AMD quad-core processor. It uniquely provides 10GbE at a budget price to maximize ROI, and doubles the encrypted file transfer performance with the AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to over 800 MB/s. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-1263U provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities as well as unique features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. The TS-1263U is designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
- 10GbE-ready, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing
- Hardware-accelerated encryption engine for efficient cryptographic performance exceeding 800 MB/s
- Run multiple Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
- Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
- NAS and iSCSI-SAN (IP-SAN) unified storage solution for server virtualization
- Supports VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
- Scale up to 24 drives with a QNAP UX-1200U-RP expansion enclosure
Speedy transfer and hardware-accelerated encryption with AES-NI
The TS-1263U is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD quad-core 2.0GHz processor with 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, one SFP+ 10GbE and four Gigabit LAN ports for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-1263U is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 1,059 MB/s sequential read throughput with one 10GbE configuration. The TS-1263U's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class, up to 822 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-1263U.
OS: QTS 4.2.0
Volume type: RAID 5; 12 x Intel DC S3500 SSDSC2BB240G4 SSD
Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
* Tested in QNAP lab. Figures could vary by environments.
Built-in 10GbE connectivity
The TS-1263U supports 10 Gigabit high-speed networks with an included single-port SFP+ 10GbE network adapter in addition to the default 2 Gigabit Ethernet ports. The SFP+ 10GbE network adaptor can be replaced with a 10GBASE-T or a 2-port 10GbE adapter for the maximum flexibility. The 10GbE-ready TS-1263U delivers lightning-fast data throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the TS-1263U is perfect for companies to store massive data and excel in fast data transmission.
Bridge between 1 & 10GbE to maximize network accessibility with no extra cost
With Qswitch the TS-1263U supports bridging 1 Gigabit and 10 Gigabit networks naturally like a network switch. You can connect 1GbE devices to the TS-1263U to attain the 10GbE working environment for data transmission without buying an expensive 1/10Gbps Ethernet switch. The TS-1263U assists in saving money on 10GbE network deployment and maximizes your flexibility and bandwidth.
Furthermore, you can setup a closed network with the built-in DHCP server and IP cameras for surveillance. The surveillance footage is private only to the internal network access for added security.
Seamless capacity expansion
The TS-1263U offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses for archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. The TS-1263U supports capacity expansion by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-1263U an ideal file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting a RAID expansion enclosure:
|Turbo NAS Model||QNAP Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)||Max. Raw Capacity (TB)**|
*To expand the storage space with an UX expansion enclosure, please create a separate static volume or storage pool on the UX expansion unit.
**The maximum capacity is calculated by using 8TB HDDs.
High reliability design ensuring business continuity
The business-ready TS-1263U is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot-swapping allow for replacing hard drives without service interruption. QNAP's advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are accidentally removed from a degraded RAID volume. The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly-removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-1263U delivers high reliability and efficiency with quad LAN support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.
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 operating efficiency.
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.
Run additional operating systems on the TS-1263U-RP
The TS-1263U is empowered by AMD Virtualization (AMD-V) technology to support Virtualization Station, transforming it into a 2-in-a-box device that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, virtual machine (VM) creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM marketplaces and import them to the NAS 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 TS-1263U 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-1263U.
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 volumes 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 greatly simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-1263U 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 TS-1263U and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-1263U-RP supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
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 TS-1263U-RP. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.
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 TS-1263U back to any point of time to prevent the 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.
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-1263U offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-1263U also supports the 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 Azure, ElephantDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, and more
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-1263U 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-1263U further supports AES 256-bit encryption for both volumes and shared folders, 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 TS-1263U supports VMware and Citrix, and is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-1263U 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 operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
File synchronization across multiple devices
The Qsync utility turns your TS-1263U into a high-capacity, safe data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-1263U will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. With central configuration mode, you can directly manage user privileges, set up Qsync client configurations, and apply customized or default settings effortlessly to all devices at once from one device. If your TS-1263U is stolen or lost, you can remotely erase the Qsync folder to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. 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 providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, 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 devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and 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-1263U. The TS-1263U offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
Thanks to its x86 architecture, the TS-1263U can support more NAS Apps than ARM-based platforms. The built-in App Center 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 potential for the TS-1263U.
Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-1263U 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.
|Memory (RAM)||4GB DDR3L (4GB x 1)|
|Flash Memory||512MB (DOM)|
|Number of RAM Slots||2 (Max 16GB, SO-DIMM DDR3L)|
|Hard Drive||12 x 2.5" or 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s|
|Hard Drive Tray||12 x Hot-swappable tray|
|Expansion Enclosure Support||1 (UX-1200U-RP, UX-800U-RP)|
|Ports||4 Gigabit LAN Ports
1 1 x SFP+ 10GbE
1 (pre-installed SFP+ NIC) Expansion Slot (PCI-E)
2 USB 2.0
2 USB 3.0
|LED Indicators||HDD 1-12, Status, LAN, USB, Power|
|System Fan||2 x 70mm, 12V DC|
|Form Factor||2U Rackmount|
|Dimensions||89(H) x 482(W) x 534(D) mm
3.5(H) x 18.98(W) x 21.02(D) inch
|Weight||Net weight: 16.14 kg (35.58 lbs.)
Gross weight: 18.98 kg (41.84 lbs.)
|Temperature||0 - 40 °C|
|Relative Humidity||5 - 95% R.H|
|Power Supply||ATX 250W, Input: 110-240 Vac~, 50-60Hz, 5A|
|Power Consumption (W)||HDD Sleep Mode: 44.78 (w/ 10GbE NIC)
In Operation: 135.02 (w/ 10GbE NIC)
Access Right Management
Domain Authentication Integration
Cloud Backup Station
AirPlay & Chromecast
Server Virtualization & Clustering
Storage Plug & Connect
iSCSI (IP SAN)
Q'center (NAS CMS)
(1). Not all services are supported.
*The data encryption functions may not available in accordance to the legislative restrictions of some countries.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
12-Bay Expansion Unit
8-Bay Expansion Unit
4GB DDR3L RAM Module
8GB DDR3L RAM Module
Single-port 10GbE 10GBASE-T NIC
Dual-port 10GbE 10GBAST-T NIC
Dual-port Gigabit NIC
1.5M SFP+ Direct-Attach Cable
B02 series (Chassis) rail kit
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Download the QNAP TS-x63U Series Datasheet (PDF).