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QNAP TS-h686-D1602-8G 6-Bay QuTS hero NAS, Intel Xeon D-1602 2.5GHz, 8GB ECC RAM, (max 128GB), 4 x 2.5GbE, PCIe expansion slot x2, built-in M.2 NVMe Gen3 x4 port x2, iSCSI, RAID 0,1, 5, 6, 10, 5+spare, 6+spare, 10+spare, global hot spare, PCIe expansion slot x2, 250W single power supply.
- Processor: Intel® Xeon® D-1602 dual-core 2.5 GHz processor (burst up to 3.2 GHz)
- System Memory: 8 GB UDIMM DDR4 ECC (2 x 4 GB)
- Maximum Memory: 128 GB (4 x 32 GB)
- 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port: (2.5G/1G/100M) x 4
- PCIe Slot: 2 x PCIe Gen3 x8
- M.2 SSD Slot: 2 x M.2 2280/22110 NVMe Gen3 x4 slots
- Drive Bay: 4 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s + 2 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
Intel® Xeon® D desktop QuTS hero NAS with four 2.5GbE ports, designed for real-time SnapSync data backup and virtual machine applications
Delivering enterprise performance at SMB prices, the TS-h686 features an Intel® Xeon® D processor and DDR4 ECC (Error Correcting Code) memory (expandable to 128 GB) with dependable reliability. With the ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system, the TS-h686 ensures data integrity and supports block-level inline data deduplication and compression, near-limitless snapshots, and real-time SnapSync. The TS-h686 helps your business achieve reliable service-level agreement performance in various use cases, including mission-critical file servers, virtualization servers, collaborative video editing, or efficient data backup and recovery applications.
- Four 2.5GbE ports accelerate file sharing across teams and devices, virtual machine applications or multimedia transmission.
- DDR4 ECC memory detects and corrects single-bit memory errors, demonstrating high reliability for crucial applications.
- Two M.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD slots (each slot providing up to 3.2 GB/s bandwidth) enable SSD caching to boost random read/write performance.
- Two PCIe slots allow for 5GbE/10GbE/25GbE/40GbE adapters, QM2 cards, or entry-level graphics cards to increase application performance.
- Scalable storage supporting virtual machines, containerized apps, centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery.
- QuTS hero combines ZFS advantages with the QTS App Center ecosystem to empower your business.
Powerful Intel® Xeon® D processor with up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory
The TS-h686 uses an Intel® Xeon® D-1600 series processor and DDR4 ECC memory that can detect and correct single-bit memory errors as they occur to prevent downtime and data loss. Supporting up to 128 GB RAM to cope with higher workloads, the TS-h686 provides a high-performance and reliable NAS solution for demanding business IT environments.
Set SSD caching to boost IOPS with M.2 NVMe SSD
While SSD prices continue to fall, and SSD capacity and performance continue to increase, organizations can easily take advantage of SSD strengths. The TS-h686 comes with two 2.5-inch SSD drive bays and two M.2 NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD slots that allow you to flexibly configure SSD caching to increase IOPS performance and reduce storage volume latency. This is especially perfect for databases and virtual machine applications. Without occupying any 3.5-inch drive bays, the TS-h686 allows you to maximize both your storage capacity and performance.
Quad-port 2.5GbE meets today's high-bandwidth demands
Featuring four native 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports (backwards compatible with 1G/100M), the TS-h686 allows you to use existing CAT5e cables to upgrade network speeds from 1 Gigabit to 2.5 Gigabit. The support of Port Trunking and failover further satisfies bandwidth and reliability demanding applications including virtualization, large file transfers, high-speed backup/restoration, and any real-time application. QNAP also offers numerous options of managed and unmanaged 10GbE/2.5GbE switches, assisting organizations in implementing high-speed, secure and scalable network environments without going over budget.
ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system enhances NAS performance and data integrity
QuTS hero combines the app-based QTS with the 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.
Data integrity is key
QuTS hero's self-healing ensures data integrity and reliability. Write Once, Read Many Times (WORM) is also supported by QuTS hero.
RAID Z enables robust data protection
Multiple RAID levels allow flexible capacity utilization. RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror deliver higher levels of data protection.
Multi-level cache technology with both read and write
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.
App Center ecosystem extends NAS functionality
Apps for backup/sync, business, content management, productivity, and more features can be installed on demand to expand the application potential of the TS-h686.
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 is the system drive. Using an SSD RAID with at least two SSDs for the system drive is recommended.
Step 2: Read Cache & ZIL
Use more SSDs for read cache or ZIL. 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.
Inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction drives big data storage efficiency
QuTS hero supports advanced block-based data reduction technologies (including inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction) to reduce file sizes, conserve storage capacity, and optimize performance. For example, if 20 virtual machines on a NAS are replicated using the same template, then storage space requirements for all 20 virtual machines can be reduced by up to 95%. Whether acting as primary or backup storage, the TS-h686 optimizes storage utilization to provide a reliable storage cornerstone in the Big Data era.
Real-time SnapSync ensures minimal RPO with real-time disaster recovery
Real-time SnapSync ensures that both the primary and secondary NAS maintain identical data. When data is written to the source, it is immediately written to the destination. If the primary NAS goes offline, IT staff can simply adjust the privilege settings of the secondary NAS to ensure continuous operations. SnapSync provides the strongest support for nonstop business operations and helps users to reduce the risk of data loss.
The TS-h686 also supports snapshots and remote backup that help organizations accomplish routine backup tasks cost-effectively and efficiently.
Snapshots multiply backup protection
Attain peace of mind with near-limitless, instant snapshots. Copy-on-write technology makes snapshot creation almost instantaneous without affecting ongoing data writing. Snapshot Replica replicates snapshot files to the backup NAS, simplifying data protection with version control.
HBS simplifies 3-2-1 backup plans
HBS centralizes backup, restoration, and synchronization for easily transferring data in the TS-h686 to another QNAP NAS, remote server, or cloud storage space. HBS supports QuDedup technology that eliminates redundant data at the source and makes multi-version backup faster.
All-in-one virtual machine and container hosting solution
You can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for comprehensive virtualization support. Coupled with the Network & Virtual Switch app that boosts interoperability between virtual machines, containers, QNAP NAS, and other physical devices on the network, you can 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, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.
PCIe expansion for upgrading 10GbE transmission or enabling GPGPU computing
The TS-h686 features two PCIe Gen 3 x8 slots (each slot provides up to 64 Gb/s bandwidth) and supports installing expansion cards to enable additional functions and greater application potential.
Move business data to the cloud and enjoy low latency access to cloud-based data
The TS-h686 perfectly integrates NAS with mainstream cloud services. By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the TS-h686 using M.2 SSD slots (M.2 SSDs purchased separately), organizations can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access. This greatly helps in realizing cost-effective, flexible and secure hybrid cloud applications.
Switch operating systems to upgrade current storage
The TS-h686 can also switch to using QTS - QNAP's standard NAS operating system. This allows you to migrate drives from your current QTS-based NAS to the more powerful TS-h686 to upgrade your storage infrastructure.
Attention: QTS and QuTS hero use different file systems. You must remove all the drives from the TS-h686 before switching from QuTS hero to QTS.
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-h686 is backed by a 2-year warranty at no additional cost. You can also purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.
|CPU||Intel® Xeon® D-1602 dual-core 2.5 GHz processor (burst up to 3.2 GHz)|
|CPU Architecture||64-bit x86|
|Floating Point Unit|
|System Memory||8 GB UDIMM DDR4 ECC (2 x 4 GB)|
|Maximum Memory||128 GB (4 x 32 GB)|
|Memory Slot||4 x Long-DIMM DDR4
For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
|Flash Memory||5GB (Dual boot OS protection)|
|Drive Bay||4 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s + 2 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
The system is shipped without HDD.
For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility/
|Drive Compatibility||3.5-inch bays:
3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
|M.2 SSD Slot||2 x M.2 2280/22110 NVMe Gen3 x4 slots|
|SSD Cache Acceleration Support|
|2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M)||4|
Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x8
Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x8
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 port||3|
|LED Indicators||System status, 2.5" SSD, M.2 SSD, 3.5" HDD|
|Buttons||Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||9.13 × 8.85 × 12.59 inch|
|Weight (Net)||16.03 lbs|
|Weight (Gross)||19.22 lbs|
|Operating temperature||0 - 35°C (32°F - 95°F)|
|Relative Humidity||5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)|
|Power Supply Unit||Input: 100-240V~, 3-1.5A, 60-50Hz; Output 250W|
|Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical||61.115 W
Tested with drives fully populated.
|Fan||System fan: 1 x 80mm
CPU fan: 1 x 97mm
|Sound Level||18.6 db(A)|
|Kensington Security Slot|
|Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS)||1500|
* Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
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.
Thinking of buying a NAS?
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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.
Call our NAS experts today at 407-960-4690
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
We try our best to get orders shipped as quickly as possible. However, due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, some manufacturers are experiencing stock constraints, shipping delays due to warehouse closures, delays in customs or other unforseen circumstances which can sometimes delay an order as stock levels can change hourly. We understand that your order may be urgent, so if you want to check if something is in stock before you place your order, please call us at 407-960-4690 during our normal business hours of 9-6PM EST. We also try to be transparent on the site with availability and shipping times. We do sometimes make mistakes and greatly appreciate your understanding if this occurs. Please allow some grace and patience as we work through the difficulties and challenges of communicating with our suppliers to keep up with supply changes.
So when can I expect a shipping notification for my order?
- Diskless orders that are in stock will ship same day if placed before 2pm.
- Diskless units that are not in stock we will ship directly from our suppliers warehouses. This could delay shipping by 1 - 3 business days.
- Configured systems are considered special order. This means that they are not already pre-built and ready to ship when you place an order. When you purchase a configured system from us it will not ship out for at least 2 - 3 business days due to the time it takes to pick, assemble, test, RAID and prepare your order for shipment. If we do not have one of the components on the build, that will further delay shipment as we have to wait for stock to come to us. You will receive updates for the order as it goes into testing.
When will my card be charged for an order?
We do not immediately charge your credit card when you submit an order, instead a temporary hold is placed on your card for the amount of the purchase. If everything is in stock, we will charge your card and process you order for building or shipment. Should there be a delay of some sort, we will notify you by email with the ETA and ask for approval to charge your card and process your order. Please be advised that we cannot allocate stock to you without prepayment. So, if you approve the ETA, we will immediately charge your card so that we can secure the stock from our suppliers. Once this charge occurs, any cancellation will incur a 3% fee.
Security and Payment Verification Requests
We take customer security very seriously as fraud and chargebacks are costly. In order to protect you and keep our costs to a minimum, we may ask you to verify your identity when you place an order. If your billing and shipping differ, or if the billing and shipping parties differ and we can't veryify you as a legitimate business, we will send a request by email with a link, asking you to upload documentation for us. We understand that this may make some people nervous, but you are sending your files to the same secured server as your payment and no one can access the files except for the staff who verify them. Your files are purged from the server within 120 days of payment date. As we cannot physically verify your identity when you place an order, this is the only way for us to accomplish this so we ask that you complete the verification as we won't be able to process your order until this step is completed.