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QNAP TS-431 4 Bay Desktop NAS

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Quicklinx: 9Y7SWS00 Mfr#: TS-431
Capacity: 0GB
Interface: Gigabit Ethernet
Type: 4-Bay
Stock Status: In Stock
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£167.28 ex VAT
£200.73 inc VAT
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The TS-431 is a powerful yet easy-to-use network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. With the Notes Station, you can easily create digital notes on your private cloud and share with friends and colleagues at no extra cost. Powered by an advanced ARM Cortex A9 dual-core processor, the TS-431 delivers incredible performance as a home NAS with three USB 3.0, one eSATA, and dual LAN ports. The TS-431 can enhance your digital lifestyle.

Dual-core processor delivers high performance
Equipped with powerful yet energy efficient Freescale™ ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the TS-431 is a high-performance home NAS providing incredible performance of up to 110MB/s read & 80MB/s write throughput. The TS-431's enhanced encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of over 30MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the TS-431. You can also use the TS-431 as a home multimedia hub to enjoy your photo, music and videos while downloading or backing up files without impacting the TS-431's performance. When installed with the latest 802.11ac or dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi USB adapter, the TS-431 can offer remarkably high speeds for transferring large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-consuming multimedia.

High Efficiency with dual LAN support
The TS-431 supports multiple port-trunking modes, enabling IT administrators to set up link aggregation to increase total data transmission capability. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations. The 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).

QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to QTS intuitive user interface, system operations of the TS-431 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.

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
By connecting external drives to the Turbo NAS via eSATA or USB, you can easily configure and copy shared folders on the TS-431 to external devices. The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-431 or alternatively to back up data from the TS-431 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 to the TS-431. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage*
The TS-431 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-431 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-431 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.

A private cloud without constraints
In contrast to the limited storage space and potential security concerns of public cloud services, the TS-431 is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TS-431, allowing you to play & share multimedia from the TS-431 or to conveniently check the system status from anywhere.

Archive your photo memories. Share your life.
The TS-431 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-431 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 mobile app (for iOS® and Android™) you can also instantly upload your new photos from your mobile device to the TS-431.

Supports DLNA and AirPlay for media streaming
You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, Sony® PS3, Microsoft® Xbox 360 and media players to enjoy HD quality videos stored on the TS-431. You can also use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-431 and play on the TV via Apple TV. By installing the QAirplay app from the QTS App Center, you can stream your media content directly on a TV via Apple TV. The media contents are streaming on Apple TV, bypassing your mobile device, thus saving the energy of your mobile device.

Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
The TS-431`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 8 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, for total surveillance of your monitored environment.

Enhance productivity with eSATA and multiple USB 3.0 ports
Equipped with an eSATA and three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, the TS-431 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 & eSATA enclosures, 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.



Product Description
QNAP TS-431 - NAS server
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 4 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
18 cm x 23.5 cm x 17.7 cm
3 kg
1 x Freescale ARM9 1.2 GHz ( Dual-Core )
Storage Controller
RAID SATA 6Gb/s / eSATA - RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, 5 hot spare
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
AC 120/230 V
Storage Operating System
System Requirements
UNIX, Linux, Apple MacOS X or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or later, Microsoft Windows 7 or later



Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (installed) / 4 (max)
18 cm
23.5 cm
17.7 cm
3 kg
Built-in Devices
Led panel

Processor / Memory

Processors Installed
1 x Freescale ARM9 1.2 GHz
Number of Cores
Max Supported Qty
RAM Installed
512 MB
Flash Memory Installed
512 MB

Storage Controller

Interface Type
SATA 6Gb/s / eSATA
RAID Level
RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, JBOD, RAID 5 hot spare


Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network / Transport Protocol
Remote Management Protocol
Network Services Compatibility
Microsoft Active Directory (AD), DHCP, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, FTPS, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, HTTPS, Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
Hardware encryption, trunking, LDAP support, wake on LAN (WOL), E-mail alert, print server, IPv6 support, antivirus analysis, 256-bit encryption, proxy server, backup server, download client, file sharing, Access Control List (ACL) support, iTunes server, Jumbo Frames support, DHCP server, FTP server, SMS alert, BitTorrent Client, bandwidth control, IPv4 support, surveillance station, teaming support, DLNA Media Server, Apple Time Machine compatible, NTP server, DHCP client, e-mail notification, VPN Server, Apple AirPlay
Encryption Algorithm
SSL, TLS, 256-bit AES
Compliant Standards

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
4 (total) / 4 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
2 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 1 x eSATA , 3 x USB 3.0 - Type A


Cables Included
1 x network cable
Audible alarm, K-lock security slot, built-in cooling fan, hardware encryption
Compliant Standards


Power Device
X external power adapter
Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V
Power Provided
90 Watt

Software / System Requirements

Storage Operating System
OS Required
UNIX, Linux, Apple MacOS X or later, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 or later, Microsoft Windows 7 or later

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature
0 °C
Max Operating Temperature
40 °C
Humidity Range Operating
5 - 95% (non-condensing)

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Capacity: 0GB
Interface: Gigabit Ethernet
Type: 4-Bay
Brand: QNAP
Stock Status: In Stock
Price Range Ex VAT: 150 - 300

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