QNAP TS-2483XU-RP Product Brief

QNAP TS-2483XU-RP Product Brief

The TS-2483XU-RP is the flagship model of the TS-x83XU line from QNAP. This NAS series offers all of the latest developments in server technology, and the TS-2483XU-RP is the most impressive offering within the TX-x83XU lineup. This NAS features 24 3.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps bays, it can run up to 64 GB of RAM, and it has the latest Intel Xeon processor. With two 10GbE ports and four 1GbE ports, this NAS offers plenty of connectivity options, and its whopping five PCIe ports provide you with practically unlimited opportunities for expansion. In this brief, we'll introduce you to the TS-2483XU-RP, and we'll cover all of the new features that you can expect from the innovative TS-x83XU line.

High-End Processing Capabilities

The other members of the TS-x83XU line all have impressive processors, but the TS-2483XU-RP takes the cake. In the other four offerings in this line, QNAP has included Intel Xeon E-2124 processors, which feature four cores and eight threads. The TS-2483XU-RP, on the other hand, features the cutting-edge Intel Xeon E-2136 processor, which includes six cores and a whopping 12 threads. This processor operates at 3.3 GHz, but since it has burst technology, it's capable of providing an incredible 4.5 GHz of processing power under pressure. This processor's 64-bit architecture is compatible with all of the latest software offerings, and it provides all of the processing power that you'll need to handle most SMB and enterprise-tier applications.

Ample ECC RAM Capacity

The TS-2483XU-RP and all of the other members of the TS-x83XU line feature ECC memory, which is the latest and greatest form of RAM on the NAS market. This type of memory can automatically detect and correct memory errors down to the single bit, and it performs this function fast enough to eliminate the potential of data loss and downtime. The TS-2483XU-RP includes four Long-DIMM memory slots, and each of these slots is capable of handling up to 16GB of RAM.

When you're running advanced virtualization workloads, you may end up needing up to 64GB of RAM just to keep up, and the TS-2483XU-RP gives you enough space to handle your memory load in style. Keep in mind that when you load up at least two ECC RAM modules in tandem, the TS-2483XU-RP's dual-channel architecture takes the reins and boosts your performance.

24 Slots for Immense Data Flexibility

With 24 3.5-inch HDD slots to fill up, you won't run out of space in your TS-2483XU-RP any time soon. These bays are all easily accessible from the front of the unit, and they are fully compatible with any 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch SATA drives. The bays in the TS-2483XU-RP and the rest of the TS-x83XU line all feature the latest SATA III technology, which revolutionizes this type of drive connection architecture. While earlier generations of SATA could read or write 1.5 Gbps at the most, SATA III bays can transfer up to 6 Gbps, which means that the bays in the TS-2483XU-RP can pair perfectly with the latest SSD drives.

4GB Flash Memory for Enhanced Performance

The TS-2483XU-RP comes with 4GB of flash memory preinstalled right out of the gate, which provides you with increased IOPS whether or not you equip one of your five PCIe slots with an M.2 SSD QM2 card. While other NAS units within the TS-x83XU line also contain flash memory, they contain less than the TS-2483XU-RP, which makes this unit the ideal choice if you want the best input/output speeds possible.

The SSD Market is Open with Over-Provisioning

The TS-2483XU-RP supports SSD over-provisioning (OP), which extends the life of SSD drives. This technology allows you to allocate between 1 percent and 60 percent of OP space on each drive to optimize write speeds, which means that you can use affordable, consumer-grade SSDs with this innovative NAS from QNAP. The other NAS options within the TS-x83XU line are also equipped with OP technology, which increases the life of your SSDs to such a huge degree that its abbreviated name might as well stand for "overpowered."

4U Rackmount Form Factor

If you already have a 4U rack set up in your server room, the TS-2483XU-RP will fit right in. The other offerings within the TS-x83XU line are also rack-mountable, but they may be compatible with other server rack styles. The 4U rack style is highly stable, and this feature of this NAS allows you to make great things happen by putting multiple TS-2483XU-RP units together in the same place.

Amazing PCIe 3.0 Potential

The TS-2483XU-RP features five PCIe slots, which makes it the star of the TS-x83XU line. While three of these PCIe slots are Generation 2, this NAS also features two Gen3 PCIe slots, which offer incredible transfer speeds and are compatible with the latest expansion accessories. The two PCIe 3.0 ports that are included in the TS-2483XU-RP connect directly to the CPU, which provides increased processing speeds. The other three PCIe 2.0 ports are routed through the PCH, which means that you should save any less-intensive expansion accessories for these slots.

The other options within the TS-x83XU line also include PCIe 3.0 slots that are connected directly to the CPU. The TS-983XU-E2124-8G and the TS-983XU-RP-E2124-8G feature one PCIe 3.0 slot each, and the TS-883XU-E2124-8G, TS-883XU-RP-E2124-8G, and TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G have four PCIe slots that are combinations of PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 2.0 technology. If you want to increase the graphics or IOPS potential of your NAS array exponentially, the brand-new members of the TS-x83XU family are the perfect solutions for your application.

QM2 Cards for Advanced IOPS Boosting

The TS-2483XU-RP comes equipped with Qtier auto-tiering technology, which improves IOPS performance and reduces latency. This technology is helpful in IOPS-demanding applications such as databases and virtualizations, and Qtier also automatically allocates hot data to your SSD drives. You can improve the IOPS capabilities of your TS-2483XU-RP even further by equipping your NAS with one or more QM2 cards. These PCIe cards contain M.2 SSD drives, and they take the benefits offered by Qtier to the next level.

High-End GPU Compatibility for Next-Generation Media Processing

You'll need a GPU or two if you're planning to run multimedia processing virtualizations, but installing GPUs in your TS-2483XU-RP NAS can also improve the overall performance of your virtual machines with a GPU passthrough. While the lower-end models within the TS-x83XU family are only compatible with low-profile GPUs, the TS-2483XU-RP can admit full-size graphics cards, and you can install two of these powerful cards in a single TS-2483XU-RP unit. When you use an NVIDIA GPU in your TS-2483XU-RP, you can accelerate your transcoding with QTS, and you can even empower AI computing for advanced applications.

Increase Your Networking Potential with Network Cards

If 10GbE isn't good enough, you can install 25GbE or even 40GbE networking cards in your TS-2483XU-RP or other TS-x83XU NAS. Upgrading to a faster network card can improve your backup and restoration speeds, and it also improves the performance of your virtual machines.

Redundant Power Supplies for Foolproof Data Security

Most of the NAS units within the TS-x83XU collection have redundant power supplies, and the TS-2483XU-RP is no exception. This NAS contains two 800W power supplies, and just one of these power supplies is enough to energize a TS-2483XU-RP that's filled to the brim with RAM, drives, and PCIe accessories. If one of these power supplies fails, the TS-2483XU-RP automatically switches over to the other supply.

The other units within the TS-x83XU line that have redundant power supplies are all labeled "RP," and they consist of the TX-983XU-RP (2x 300W power supplies), the TS-883XU-RP (2x 300W power supplies), the TS1283XU-RP (2x 300W power supplies), and the TS-1683XU-RP (2x 500W power supplies). If you purchase any of these incredible NAS units from QNAP, you can rest assured that your server will keep running all through the night even if one of its power supplies fails.

Smart 10GbE Ports for iSER Compatibility

The two SFP+ 10GbE ports included with the TS-2483XU-RP include Mellanox ConnectX-4 LX SmartNIC controllers, which support the iSCI extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol. This technology allows data passed through these ports to entirely bypass general network drivers and the socket layer, and this data passes directly to the memory buffers without having to go through any unnecessary hurdles. When you deploy VMware server technology that also supports iSER, you can expect to experience a 60 percent increase in random read/write performance and 50 percent decreased latency as compared to applications that don't support this advanced protocol.

Up to 128 Channels of Surveillance

Never miss a thing with QVR Pro. Other options within the TS-x83XU line may only be compatible with QVR, but QVR Pro offers up to 128 channels of surveillance if you spring for the additional license purchase. This surveillance app supports over 5,000 kinds of security cameras, and QVR pro also offers special features for fisheye lenses. For instance, you can view a single fisheye image from nine different angles, and this software suite also offers cross-platform decoding of fisheye camera images.

Network & Virtual Switch Technology for Simple Resource Allocation

The Network & Virtual Switch application provides you with an intuitive network topology map that allows you reorganize physical and virtual network connections to the drives on your NAS, your virtual machines, or your containers on an as-needed basis. This feature simplifies your network deployment while making it easier to manage all of your networked assets.

Customizable QTS UI

QTS is a visual user interface that makes server administration easy. You can pick from dozens of apps that come preloaded on your NAS, and QNAP's app store is also at your disposal, which features all of the software options that you might need for your specific application.

Comprehensive Backup Suite

The QTS UI features a number of backup applications that allow you to fine-tune your backup and restoration process. The TS-2483XU-RP supports up to 1,024 snapshots, which are block-level backups, and it includes Hybrid Backup Sync, which is an intuitive application that consolidates backup, restoration, and synchronization functions. VM backup makes sure that the contents of your virtual machines remain safe, and QNAP NetBack Replicator allows you to backup and restore Windows computers while Time Machine support makes this NAS compatible with MAC computers.

Block-Based LUN for Advanced Virtualization Storage

The NAS options within the TS-x83XU family feature iSCI LUN technology, which is more reliable than file-based LUN. This protocol supports all of the major virtualization platforms such as VMware, Microsoft ODX, and Citrix.

Total Admin Control with Security Counselor and Notification Center

Data security is made easy with Security Counselor, which provides security options like IP blocking, two-step verification, and encrypted access from one intuitive software suite. In addition, Notification Center gives network administrators the power to observe server activity in real time, and you can even access these functions from mobile devices.

Simple Expansion Options

The REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP expansion enclosures are compatible with the TS-2483XU-RP, and you can also use VJBOD to expand storage capacity.

Connectivity

The TS-2483XU-RP features two 10GbE ports, and it also has four 1GbE ports. It includes four Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports and two Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 ports, and each type of port is capable of up to 10 Gbps transfer speeds. This NAS includes two PCIe 3.0 ports and three PCIe 2.0 ports.

Application and Use Case

The TS-2483XU-RP is ideally suited for medium-sized business and enterprise applications. Since this NAS has incredibly robust features, it would be overkill for small business applications, and businesses with fewer than 250 employees should choose a different NAS from the TS-x83XU line. Its incredible expansion potential makes the TS-2483XU-RP a good choice for any type of advanced application; for instance, you could equip this NAS with two high-end GPUs for hyper-advanced video processing power, or you could include one or two QM2 cards for an incredible IOPS boost. The generally cutting-edge features of the TS-x83XU line make this NAS collection the right choice for any IT professional who wants to boost the server capabilities of their business into the stratosphere.

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