The TS-431X2 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is an entry-level NAS for businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization. It also allows users to future-proof their IT infrastructure with a 10GbE SFP+ port for intensive data processing. It also supports Snapshots, which allow the NAS to be restored to a previous state in the event of an unexpected system failure or ransomware attack.
The TS-431X2 is powered by a 1.7 GHz Annapurna Labs AL-314 Quad-Core processor, which will allow you to run multiple applications simultaneously. The 8GB of DDR3 RAM has a configuration of 1 x 8GB and will allow quick access to frequently used file and programs. Network connectivity is achieved using the single 10GbE port or two Gigabit Ethernet ports which support failover and port trunking. There is also support for JBOD, single disk, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and + hot spare, each of which offers performance, data redundancy, or a combination of both.
This 4-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s and SATA II 3 Gb/s hard drives or SSD drives, and screws are included that accommodate each drive size. When utilizing the 10GbE port, the TS-431X2 can deliver download speeds of up to 1014 MB/s and upload speeds of up to 580 MB/s. When using the 10GbE port with volume encryption, download speeds reach 357 MB/s and write speeds max out at 321 MB/s. Using the three USB 3.0 Type-A ports this QNAP NAS can be connected to other devices, such as QNAP expansion units. To help bolster security, AES 256-bit encryption helps to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.
QNAP's TS-431X2 4-Bay NAS Enclosure operates using an included 90W AC adapter that runs using 100-240 VAC. Also included are two Ethernet cables, a power cord, 3.5" HDD flat head screws, 2.5" HDD flat head screws, and a power cord. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.