The high-performance quad-core short depth TS-431XeU includes a 10GbE SFP+ port to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The short depth design is perfectly suitable for installing the TS-431XeU in a compact rack, or places with a lot of cabling. The TS-431XeU provides versatile all-in-one functionality and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) - an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS - and Container Station - that allows users to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-431XeU is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
The short depth design is suitable for installing in smaller racks or space-constrained locations
10GbE readiness, SSD caching, and encryption acceleration engine
VJBOD allows using the TS-431XeU to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
Containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station
Build a private cloud to centrally organize & manage files and backup tasks
Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client
Qsirch, the full text search engine, helps quickly locate files on the NAS
Smaller Footprint for Bigger Opportunities
Compared to a traditional 4-bay rackmount NAS, the TS-431XeU has a depth of only 11.46 inches (291 mm). This makes the TS-431XeU an excellent choice for smaller racks, and the unused space can be reserved for cabling or ventilation. The TS-431XeU is space-saving for flexible deployment and is especially suitable for multiple locations and applications including offices, audiovisual rooms and security surveillance recording.
Quad-core CPU and built-in one 10GbE SFP+ port
The TS-431XeU is equipped with an Annapurna Labs, an Amazon company, Alpine AL314 quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor with SATA 6Gb/s and up to 8GB DDR3 RAM. Its encryption acceleration engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-431XeU. Besides two Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TS-431XeU also includes a 10GbE SFP+ port to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration of an ever-growing amount of data.
SSD cache acceleration
The TS-431XeU supports SSD caching to greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.
High reliability design ensuring business continuity
The business-ready TS-431XeU 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-431XeU delivers high reliability and efficiency with support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.
VJBOD: Maximize storage utilization across multiple QNAP NAS
Besides using expansion enclosures, there is an additional option to expand NAS storage capacity. QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage of a QNAP NAS with multiple QNAP NAS units. The TS-431XeU offers great potential for economically expanding the storage of other QNAP NAS with VJBOD, and to create virtual storage pools and volumes on virtual disks for operating NAS services
Qsirch - a smarter, faster way to search
The QNAP TS-431XeU NAS supports Qsirch, a proprietary search engine for quickly finding files. In addition to previewing files with thumbnails, content abstract and keyword hints, Qsirch even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. The Qsirch Helper extension (for Google Chrome™ and Mozilla Firefox®) can also be used to search for files on your NAS when using Google Search™. Qsirch provides a huge productivity boost by greatly reducing the time spent looking for files on the NAS.
QmailAgent: A mailroom center for your private cloud
QmailAgent is an online email client that helps you manage multiple email accounts, allowing you to access all of your emails and to easily switch between different accounts. It provides complete functionality for composing, reading and organising emails. You can even attach files, photos and documents directly from the QNAP TS-431XeU NAS when composing emails. iOS® and Android™ users can use the QmailClient app to quickly check multiple email accounts with mobile devices, and to browse and send emails using the QmailAgent on their TS-431XeU.
Secure access with VPN Server and VPN Client
With the new QVPN app which integrates settings for VPN server and VPN client, the TS-431XeU can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within private local networks. It can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers (connecting multiple servers at the same time is possible) or virtual private networks through PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. You can connect devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; via VPN Client on your NAS, for example, you can connect to VPN servers in foreign countries for accessing regionally-restricted services.
Snall footprint makes the TS-431XeU an excellent choice for smaller racks, and the unused space can be reserved for cabling or ventilation. The TS-431XeU is space-saving for flexible deployment and is especially suitable for multiple locations and applications including offices, audiovisual rooms and security surveillance recording.
SSD cache acceleration
The TS-431XeU supports SSD caching to greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency.
High reliability design ensuring business continuity
The business-ready TS-431XeU 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.
Easily expand storage capacity
The TS-431XeU's storage capacity can be expanded as needed to meet the demands of rapidly-growing data, making it ideal for storage-intensive applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
QNAP TS-431XeU - NAS server
Gigabit Ethernet / 10 Gigabit Ethernet
Rack-mountable - 1U
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
43.9 cm x 29.1 cm x 4.4 cm
4.15 kg ()
1 x Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 1.7 GHz (Quad-Core)
RAID SATA 6Gb/s RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, 5 hot spare
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE, 10 GigE
AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
UNIX, Linux, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2, Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10