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QNAP TS-h1683XU-RP-E2236-128G 16-Bay 3U rackmount NAS, Intel® Xeon® E-2236 6 cores / 12 threads 3.4 GHz processor (boost up to 4.8 GHz), 128 GB ECC DDR4 ECC, 16 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD, 2 x 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC, 2 x 10GBASE-T, 4 x GbE RJ45, 6 x USB 3.2 Gen2 (2 x USB-C + 4 x USB-A), 500W redundant power supply, QuTS hero O.S. with ZFS, deduplication, compress, snapshots, optional fibre channel FC support.
- Processor: Intel® Xeon® E-2236 6-core/12-thread 3.4 GHz processor (burst up to 4.8 GHz)
- System Memory: 128 GB UDIMM DDR4 ECC (4 x 32GB)
- Maximum Memory: 128 GB (4 x 32 GB)
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port: 2 x 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC port, 2 x 10GBase-T port
- Gigabit Ethernet Port: 4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
- Drive Compatibility: 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive or 2.5-inch SATA, 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive SSD hard drive
- RAID: RAID 50/60 is recommended for NAS with over 10 disks to strike a balance between capacity, protection, and performance.
The QuTS hero NAS TS-h1683XU-RP is powered by an Intel® Xeon® E processor with up to 128 GB DDR4 Error Correcting Code (ECC) memory to deliver server-grade performance with dependable reliability. Running the brand new QuTS hero operating system that incorporates ZFS, the TS-h1683XU-RP supports near-limitless snapshots, SnapSync, block-level inline data deduplication, and inline data compression. The TS-h1683XU-RP helps your business achieve reliable service-level agreement performance, whether in a mission-critical file server, virtualization server, VDI, collaborative video editing, or efficient file backup and recovery applications.
DDR4 ECC memory detects and then corrects single-bit memory errors, demonstrating high reliability for crucial applications.
Pre-installed with a dual-port 10GbE RJ45 adapter and a dual-port 10GbE SFP+ adapter for bandwidth-demanding applications.
PCIe expandability allows for 10GbE/25GbE/40GbE adapters, QM2 cards, or Fibre Channel cards to increase application performance.e.
SSD cache acceleration improves random read/write performance to meet IOPS-demanding applications.
Supports virtualization storage for VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, Windows Server® 2019, and hosts virtual machines and containers.
QTS App Center includes feature-rich apps for expanding NAS applications without extra costs.
Intel® Xeon® E processors deliver extraordinary performance
Powered by an Intel® Xeon® E-2236 6 cores/12 threads 3.4 GHz processor (Burst up to 4.8 GHz), the TS-h1683XU-RP features enormous computing power for boosting virtual machine performance. Combined with up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory and a redundant power supply, the TS-h1683XU-RP delivers server-grade performance and dependable reliability for rugged enterprise IT environments as a cost-efficient NAS solution.
ECC memory prevents data corruption to assure reliability
The TS-h1683XU-RP uses ECC memory that can detect and correct single-bit memory errors as they occur to prevent downtime and data loss, which is essential for always-on, mission-critical, server-grade applications. The TS-h1683XU-RP supports dual-channel DDR4 memory in four Long-DIMM slots. When using paired memory modules, the TS-h1683XU-RP can leverage the power of dual-channel architecture to boost performance. You also customize the TS-h1683XU-RP memory configuration (supports up to 128 GB RAM) for greater performance to tackle dynamically-changing workloads, such as virtualization applications.
Server-grade hardware: Sturdy and expandable
The TS-h1683XU-RP features outstanding hardware and expandable architecture, enabling optimal performance and flexibility to meet business application diversification demands.
The brand-new ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system enhances NAS performance and data integrity
QuTS hero operating system combines the app-based QTS with a 128-bit ZFS file system to provide flexible storage management, comprehensive data protection, and optimized performance to tackle the complexity and performance demands of modern IT. From storage management, virtualization, to collaborative media workflows, QuTS hero streamlines your business-critical tasks.
Learn More: QuTS hero operating system
|Data reduction improves storage efficiency and performance||Data integrity is key||RAID Z enables robust data protection|
|Inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction reduce file size to conserve storage capacity and optimize performance.||QuTS hero's self-healing features ensure data integrity and reliability. The operating software also supports Write Once, Read Many Times (WORM).||Multiple RAID levels allow flexible capacity utilization. RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror are added to deliver higher level of data protection.|
|Multi-level cache technology with both read and write||Snapshots multiply backup protection||App Center ecosystem extends NAS functionality|
|Main memory read cache (L1 ARC), SSD second-level read cache (L2 ARC), and ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) for synchronous transactions are simultaneously supported to boost performance.||Near-limitless, instant snapshots bring you peace of mind. Snapshot Replica simplifies data protection, while SnapSync enables enterprise-class disaster recovery.
Note: SnapSync will be available in Q2 2020.
|Apps for backup/sync, business, content management, productivity, and more features, are available for installation on demand to expand NAS application potential.|
Tiered storage configuration for a QuTS hero NAS
Follow these steps to acquire optimal storage efficiency and performance for QuTS hero.
Step 1：System Drive
The first Storage Pool you create will be the system drive. Creating an SSD RAID with at least two SSDs for the system drive is recommended.
Step 2：Read/Write Cache
Use more SSDs for a read/write cache. You can also install QM2 expansion cards to add M.2 SSDs for expanding cache space.
Step 3：Data Storage
Allocate HDDs/SSDs to create a RAID for storing files and application data. If needed, you can configure an all-flash configuration for optimal performance.
File transfer performance
Compared to QNAP's QTS operating system, the latest QuTS hero operating system delivers better data transmission performance and capacity of realizing the full potential of 10GbE data transmission. QuTS hero also outperforms QTS in multiple small file transfers.
|Operating System||QuTS hero||QTS 4.4.1|
|iSCSI||1* 4K File||Random Write||33917||11191|
|SMB 3.0||1* 4K File||Random Write||34168||11367|
|1* 10GB File||Upload||1154||1136|
|10000* 1M File||Upload||256||26|
Inline data compression helps boost QuTS hero data transfer performance. During simultaneous file transfer from multiple clients, inline data compression enabled QuTS hero performance is 1.6 times faster than QuTS hero or QTS without inline data compression.
1 x 10GbE SMB 3.0 – File Transfer
|Number of Clients||QuTS hero with Inline Compression||QTS or QuTS hero without Inline Compression|
|Client x 1||1.1 GB/s||1.0 GB/s||1.1 GB/s||1.0 GB/s|
|Client x 2||2.2 GB/s||2.2 GB/s||1.9 GB/s||1.86 GB/s|
|Client x 3||3.1 GB/s||2.9 GB/s||2.19 GB/s||2.69 GB/s|
|Client x 4||4.4 GB/s||4.1 GB/s||2.72 GB/s||2.95 GB/s|
|Client x 5||5.4 GB/s||4.5 GB/s||3.26 GB/s||3.49 GB/s|
Note: Each client was set to transfer a 10GB RAW file through 10GbE connectivity.Performance figures may vary according to file type and compression rate.
1. F/W: H184.108.40.2060 build20191204
2. CPU: Intel(R) Xeon® E-2236 CPU@3.40GHz
3. SSD: Samsung 860 PRO 512 GB x 12 (RAID 5)
4. RAM: 32 GB (8 GB x 4)
5. Thick volume
6. 1GbE NIC: Intel I211 Gigabit Network
7. 10GbE NIC: QXG-10G2SF-CX4
8. 10GbE NIC: Intel Ethernet Controller 10G X550T (x2)
Client x 4 environment
1. CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-6700 CPU@ 3.40 GHz
2. OS: Windows® 10
3. Memory: 64 GB
4. 1GbE NIC Onboard
5. 10GbE NIC: CX3 (Client x 1)
6. 10GbE NIC: X550 (Client x 3)
Client x 1 environment
1. MacOS Mojave 10.14.6
2. Processor 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7
3. Memory 16 GB 2133 MHz LPDDR3
4. 10GbE NIC: QNA-T310G1S
10GbE connectivity optimizes high-speed data transfer
The TS-h1683XU-RP provides four Gigabit RJ45 ports, and also supports 10GbE connectivity with a pre-installed dual-port 10GbE RJ45 expansion card and a dual-port 10GbE SFP+ expansion card to satisfy bandwidth-demanding applications, including virtualization, large file sharing, and high-speed backup and recovery.
Abundant I/O capability with PCIe expansion
The TS-h1683XU-RP features 4 PCIe slots that enable using numerous expansion cards for expanding application potential.
Note: The 2U rackmount model uses low-profile graphics cards.
SSD caching to accelerate IOPS performance
Adding an SSD cache to the TS-h1683XU-RP is an easy method for increasing IOPS performance and reducing storage volume latency. It is perfect for IOPS-demanding applications, including databases and virtualization, and can significantly improve overall workflows. You can launch, stop, or change settings to meet your needs at any moment without shutting down the system.
Learn More: SSD caching
Block-based iSCSI LUN: Ideal choice for virtualization storage
- Supports block-based iSCSI LUN as a high-performance, reliable, and affordable storage solution for VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and Windows Server® 2019 virtualization environments.
- 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 with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Learn More: Storage for virtualization
All-in-one solution for hosting virtual machines and containers
Regardless of your virtualization needs, you can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for comprehensive virtualization support. Coupled with Network & Virtual Switch app that boosts interoperability between virtual machines, containers, QNAP NAS, and other physical devices on the network, allowing you to flexibly allocate physical and virtual network resources to simplify network deployment.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Android™ virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, and download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import or export containers, and create multiple microservices.
Complete backup planning
QNAP provides a reliable, flexible backup and disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs cost-effectively and with high productivity.
Consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. QuDedup technology deduplicates backup data at the source to accelerate multi-version backups.
Snapshots are essential for NAS data protection, and the block-level feature makes them a dependable method for protecting data in the face of growing ransomware threat. QuTS hero supports near-limitless snapshots to reinforce your multi-version backups.
Learn More: Protect your data from ransomware
With high performance, potentially huge storage capacities, integrated virtualization solutions, and snapshot support for recording the system state at any specific time, the TS-h1683XU-RP is perfect for backing up virtual machines.
Cloud Storage Gateway provides low latency access to data on the cloud
The TS-h1683XU-RP perfectly integrates NAS with mainstream cloud services. By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the NAS, you can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access, providing an innovative hybrid cloud experience.
Learn More: QNAP Cloud Storage Gateway
HybridMount File-based Cloud Gateway
Flexibly expand your storage capacity by connecting to the cloud storage. You can leverage QuTS hero apps to manage and edit your cloud files or monitor multimedia files. HybridMount is ideal for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.
Learn More: HybridMount
VJBOD Cloud Block-based Cloud Gateway
Supports mounting object cloud storage as a block-based volume or LUN on a NAS. Block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only block-based volume or LUN changes, such as addition, modification, or deletion will be transmitted. This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements, such as databases, VM volumes, and videos.
Note: This feature will be available on QuTS hero soon.
Learn More: VJBOD Cloud
Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. Now you have more budge-friendly options to easily add your NAS to a SAN environment. By installing a Marvell®, ATTO® or QNAP Fibre Channel card in the TS-h1683XU-RP, you can set a Fibre Channel Target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app. Moreover, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of data security.
Learn More: QNAP NAS supports Fibre Channel SAN
|CPU||Intel® Xeon® E-2236 6-core/12-thread 3.4 GHz processor (burst up to 4.8 GHz)|
|CPU Architecture||64-bit x86|
|Floating Point Unit||
|System Memory||128 GB UDIMM DDR4 ECC (4 x 32GB)|
|Maximum Memory||128 GB (4 x 32 GB)|
|Memory Slot||4 x Long-DIMM DDR4|
|Flash Memory||5GB (Dual boot OS protection)|
|Drive Bay||16 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s|
|Drive Compatibility||3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
|SSD Cache Acceleration Support||
|Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)||4|
|10 Gigabit Ethernet Port||2 x 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC port, 2 x 10GBase-T port|
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 2 x4 (PCH)
Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x8 (CPU)
Slot 3: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (CPU)
Slot 4: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (CPU)
Slot 3 and slot 4 are preinstalled with 10GbE network adapters
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port||2 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 5V/3A 10Gbps
4 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 5V/1A 10Gbps
|Form Factor||3U Rackmount|
|LED Indicators||HDD 1-16, Status, LAN, storage expansion port status|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||5.12 × 18.94 × 22.58 inch|
|Weight (Net)||30.34 lbs|
|Operating temperature||0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)|
|Power Supply Unit||500W(x2), 100-240V|
|Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical||130.43 W
With drives fully populated
|Fan||System fan: 4 x 92mm, 12VDC|
|Sound Level||53 db(A)|
|Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS)||700|
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
The Case for buying an Integrated NAS System from SimplyNAS
Buying a NAS doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. This may only occur at times when looking to buy a diskless NAS as the risk element of receiving a faulty NAS or drives are accentuated. Nothing wrong in buying a diskless NAS and adding your own drives, the savings made may offset the inconvenience of receiving faulty NAS/Drives and having to go deal with returns, or does it? The argument against buying a diskless and self-populating with drives is quite compelling.
- We ensure all drives are compatible with the relevant manufacturer, model provide conformity with the relevant compatibility guidelines.
- All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
- All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
- Our comprehensive batch rotation ensures customer avoid batch issues and thus promote reliability and longevity.
- Our methodology for configuration, setting RAID and in-depth burn testing process for disk drives and NAS servers is unsurpassed and the small premium paid for this service is worth its weight in gold.
- We are authorized partners for all the NAS servers we stock.
- We only sell and support NAS solutions, as a specialist our knowledge is unsurpassable.
- Our expertise within the technical arena for NAS servers, provides the glue for preventing our customers from making an incorrect buying decision, as we share our knowledge.
- Our extensive and professional burn-testing service ensure the optimization and deployment of both NAS and Disk Drives is done to provide peace of mind and total integration.
- Ready to use out of the box, no if's or buts.
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At SimplyNAS we balance performance, reliability and compatibility to ensure customers get optimized NAS based disk solutions that perfectly match their Storage needs. All our pre-configured NAS systems are evenly balanced in the areas that really matter.
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What is NASBIT?
NASBIT© is a Licensed trademark of SimplyNAS. The acronym stands for Network Attached Storage Burn in Testing. This term is used to describe the process of testing new Network Attached Storage (NAS) hardware and firmware for faults before putting it to use in a live environment. This is done by running 'Stress testing' software for a stipulated period of time often 24 to 48 hours, but longer if needed.
When we receive an order for a NAS system pre-installed with disk drives it's prepared and configured with RAID followed by burn testing to ensure the entire system undergoes a thorough examination thus ensuring the server passes all tests to the highest standards set by us. Should the system hardware or any associated components fail at any point of the testing cycle the system is pulled and returned back as faulty our relevant vendor partner, the process seems simple but setting it up is far from easy.
Hard Disk Drives
All Hard disk drives are pre-tested prior to integration; the smallest of faults be it tolerable within industry standards are classified by us as faults, the hard drive is rejected and eliminated from the process and again returned back to source as a D.O.A. (dead on arrival). We continue to select drives from different batches, so as to eliminate any bad batches that may have been produced during manufacturing.
One integrated the drives are put through a vigorous routine that includes stress testing, including temperature tests and a host of read, writes to ensure the drive platters are stressed to the nth degree.
First, when the new server is turned on, we boot off of the network, and proceed to run the memory test that takes its sweet time, almost 10-12 hours dependent on manufacturer and model.
The appropriate RAID level is set and the system awaits completion of RAID synchronization. Once completed the NAS server undergoes numerous re-boots and a deletion of original RAID and a final re-build of RAID level again.
Why is NAS Burn in Testing (NASBIT©) necessary?
If within the designated time span the NAS servers are still running and with zero faults, it is considered suitable for rolling out to our customers. If there is a failure of any kind the systems is replaced with a new one, including hard drives and the process starts again, until the NAS servers passes with ZERO faults.
You would normally expect that this level of testing would be completed by the hardware manufacturers and so these tests shouldn't show up any faults. In our experience of testing hundreds of machines we do find faults, and we do send systems back.
The reason it is so important to perform this level of testing on NAS servers is that the uptime demands are so high. The slightest faults will cause outages and downtime. Once a NAS server is deployed, never again will you have the opportunity to take it offline and perform such detailed testing. Even if it were to crash, there is always a demand that it be put back online as quickly as possible, not left offline whilst thorough diagnostics are completed.
Always remember this is hardware and failures can and will occur even after burn testing has been carried, that is a fact of life we cannot avoid, but we do try and eliminate some of the hassle factor with testing. Thank you for buying from us, we truly appreciate your custom.
NOT AVAILABLE ON DISKLESS UNITS - ONLY FOR SYSTEMS PRECONFIGURED WITH HARD DISK DRIVES