The 4-bay TS-431U offers the optimal price/performance in a compact
1U chassis network storage server for file sharing, backup,
synchronization, remote access, and more. Powered by an advanced
ARM® Cortex®-A9 dual-core processor and 1GB RAM, the TS-431U
delivers outstanding multitasking performance as a business NAS
featuring four USB 3.0 and dual Gigabit LAN ports while maintaining
low power consumption for 24/7 always-on usage. See how the TS-431U
can enhance your working productivity & offers a private cloud
for accessing data easily and securely.
- Organize & manage files and backup tasks in one centralized
- Full NAS encryption by volume-based technology and hardware
- Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile
- Create a 24/7 surveillance center for business environment
- Build a private cloud-based notebook to share with group members
with the Notes Station and Qnotes mobile app
- Stream multimedia library via DLNA, AirPlay & Chromecast and
watch on TV
Dual-core processor delivers high performance
Equipped with powerful yet energy-efficient ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core
1.2GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM, the TS-431U is a
high-performance NAS for small and home offices, providing high
performance of up to 148 MB/s read & 119 MB/s write throughput.
The TS-431U’s enhanced hardware-based encryption and decryption
engine provides transfer speeds of over 33 MB/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-431U.
High efficiency with dual LAN support
The TS-431U 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-431U 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.
Enhance productivity with multiple USB 3.0 ports
Equipped with four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, the TS-431U 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, 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.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
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-431U. The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy
function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to
the TS-431U or alternatively to back up data from the TS-431U to
external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such
as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-431U 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 TS-431U also supports rsync protocol to
back up data to another remote server on 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® and Google Cloud Storage.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a
potential hack. The TS-431U 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-431U supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive
business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard
drives or the entire system were stolen.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-431U 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-431U 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-431U 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 colleagues and workgroups 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-431U is advantageous for
establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud. The
myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the
TS-431U, allowing you to play & share media files or
large-sized files from the TS-431U or to conveniently check the
system status from anywhere.
Dropbox-like file synchronization across computers and mobile
With Qsync, your TS-431U is turned into a safe data center for file
synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-431U will be made
available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and
mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers
in managing files and ensuring that different devices have the most
up-to-date files. Qsync provides multiple ways for file
synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the
flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7
The TS-431U’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, 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-431U.
Create digital notes on your private cloud
The Notes Station provides a private & secure way to share and
collaborate on digital notes. With just a few steps you can create
and edit notes with the intuitive web-based editor, and take
screenshots for quick note-taking with Qsnap or the Notes Station
Clipper extension for Chrome. You can also easily leverage the rich
media contents stored on the TS-431U to enhance your notes, and
access them on your mobile phones or tablet devices by using Qnotes
mobile app anytime, anywhere.
The Notes Station supports PDF file import/export, RSS live feeds,
snapshots for version control, online preview for attached
multimedia files, AES 256-bit encryption for notes, and the ability
to back up & modify Evernote notes. It also allows inviting
other users to read or edit notes for productive communication and
teamwork, and supports organizing calendars and to-do’s from each
note in one place for easy access. You can enjoy a better
note-taking experience and write & organize your notes with
greater efficiency for work and life tasks.
Signage Station - Creatively present your animated content and
With the Signage Station, it is easy to create content for a wide
range of materials such as menu boards, advertisements, posters,
and business profiles. The Signage Station is a great tool to
invigorate your advertisements or animated materials for promoting
your services, and to update contents in a timely manner. The
iArtist Lite application, with intuitive editing tools, helps you
create these signs with simple drag & drop tools. Your
creativity can now travel around the world with a few simple steps
to instantly get published, revised, and shared.
Supports DLNA, AirPlay & Chromecast for media
You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, Sony® PS3,
Microsoft® Xbox 360 and media players to watch HD quality videos
stored on the TS-431U. You can also use the Qfile app on an iOS
device to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-431U and play
on the TV via Apple TV. By installing the QAirplay&Chromecast
app from the QTS App Center, you can stream your media content
directly on a TV via Apple TV or Chromecast. The TS-431U's support
for Plex Media Server organizes all of your media with rich
information and transforms the TS-431U into a powerful & easy
to use streaming machine with DLNA, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and
Google TV support.
Access, use and sync with your tablets and smartphones
The TS-431U 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 all of your files in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an
iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the
TS-431U and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor &
manage the TS-431U remotely and efficiently without turning on your
PC, and you can enjoy and share music, photos and videos on the
TS-431U anywhere and anytime with Qmusic, Qphoto and Qvideo
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The TS-431U has a built-in App Center that 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 opportunities for the
The TS-431U features an energy-efficient dual-core ARM processor
that maintains high performance in system operations and is
suitable for an always-online private cloud without running up a
high electricity bill. Additional energy-saving features include
hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN.
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