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QNAP TS-131 - NAS server - 8 TB

Manufacturer part number (MPN): TS-131/8TB-SIW
QNAP TS-131 - NAS server - 1 bays - 8 TB - SATA 6Gb/s / eSATA - HDD 8 TB x 1 - Gigabit Ethernet - iSCSI
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The TS-131 is a powerful yet easy-to-use network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. With the Notes Station, you can easily create digital notes on your private cloud and share with friends and colleagues at no extra cost. Powered by an advanced ARM Cortex A9 dual-core processor, the TS-131 delivers incredible performance as a home NAS with three USB 3.0, one eSATA. See how TS-131 can enhance your digital lifestyle.

  • Dual-core processor delivers high performance
  • QTS - simple and efficient
  • Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
  • Manage your files via the Internet
  • A private cloud without constraints
  • Create digital notes on your private cloud
  • Supports DLNA and AirPlay for media streaming
  • Offline video transcoding
  • 24/7 download center
  • Dropbox-like file synchronization across computers and mobile devices
  • Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones
  • Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
  • Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
  • Energy-saving
  • Dual-core processor delivers high performance
    Equipped with powerful yet energy efficient Freescale ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the TS-131 is a high-performance home NAS providing incredible performance of up to 110MB/s read & 80MB/s write throughput. The TS-131's enhanced encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of over 30MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive personal data stored in the TS-131. You can also use the TS-131 as a home multimedia hub to enjoy your photo, music and videos while downloading or backing up files without impacting the TS-131's performance.
  • QTS - simple and efficient
    Thanks to QTS intuitive user interface, system operations of the TS-131 are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
  • Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
    By connecting external drives to the Turbo NAS via eSATA or USB, you can easily configure and copy shared folders on the TS-131 to external devices. The front panel USB port features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-131 or alternatively to back up data from the TS-131 to external drives. QNAP's NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup for Windows (including Outlook email archiving) and Mac OS X users can use Time Machine to effortlessly back up data to the TS-131. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.
  • Manage your files via the Internet
    The File Station brings conventional desktop-style file operations to web browsers, allowing you to upload, download, and manage files on your TS-131 wherever there is an internet connection. Supporting file extraction, folder creation, and smart search for files and folders, File Station also allows you to easily share files with friends & family via unique URLs. With reliable security features, SSL and password options, managing & sharing your files is simple and safe with the File Station.
  • A private cloud without constraints
    In contrast to the limited storage space and potential security concerns of public cloud services, the TS-131 is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity private cloud. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TS-131, allowing you to play & share multimedia from the TS-131 or to conveniently check the system status from anywhere.
  • Create digital notes on your private cloud
    Notes Station provides a private & secure way to share and collaborate on digital notes. With just a few steps you can create notes from web pages (or by importing from the TS-131), edit notes with the intuitive web-based editor, and take screenshots for quick note-taking with Qsnap or the Notes Station Clipper extension for Chrome. You can also easily leverage the rich media contents stored on the TS-131 to enhance your notes, and access them on your mobile phones or tablet devices by using Qnotes mobile app anytime, anywhere.
  • Supports DLNA and AirPlay for media streaming
    You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, Sony PS3, Microsoft Xbox 360 and media players to enjoy HD quality videos stored on the TS-131. You can also use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-131 and play on the TV via Apple TV. By installing the QAirplay app from the QTS App Center, you can stream your media content directly on a TV via Apple TV. The media contents are streaming on Apple TV, bypassing your mobile device, thus saving the energy of your mobile device.
  • Offline video transcoding
    With offline transcoding, if you can only connect to a slow, limited or restricted Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video streaming by playing a version of the video with a pre-rendered, optimized resolution. By setting an automatic transcoding folder, the TS-131 will automatically convert the videos in this folder to a range of resolutions for use on many different devices and internet speeds. As this transcoding is a background task, you can schedule the TS-131 to work during off-peak hours such as when you are at work or asleep, allowing you to enjoy a perfect stream of your favorite videos when you're off work or wake up.
  • 24/7 download center
    The TS-131 is a perfect download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP downloads. After the download tasks are set ready, you can turn off the computer, and the TS-131 will download as many HD videos as you want. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks on multiple Turbo NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet. You can also install HappyGet app to back up abundant online videos to your TS-131.
  • Dropbox-like file synchronization across computers and mobile devices
    With Qsync, your TS-131 is turned into a safe data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-131 will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers in managing files and ensuring that different devices have the most up-to-date files. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
  • Access, use, sync and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones
    The TS-131 is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are all of your files in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the TS-131 and play via Apple TV. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-131 remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC, while Qmusic allows you to stream or download music from your TS-131 to mobile devices.
  • Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
    The TS-131's Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, a wide range of over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and default 2 free IP camera licenses that can be expanded up to 8 camera channels by purchasing additional licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the VMobile app on your iOS or Android devices to manage the monitoring of cameras anytime, anywhere, for total surveillance of your monitored environment.
  • Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
    The TS-131 has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless opportunities for the TS-131.
  • Energy-saving
    The TS-131 features an energy-efficient dual-core ARM processor that maintains high performance in system operations and is suitable for an always-online personal cloud without running up a high electricity bill. Additional energy-saving features include hard disk standby, scheduled power on/off, and Wake on LAN.
Full Specification
Device Type NAS server
Host Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity 8 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty 1 (installed) / 1 (max)
Width 7.3 cm
Depth 22.5 cm
Height 16.85 cm
Built-in Devices Print server
Processor / Memory
Processors Installed 1 x ARM Cortex-A9 1.2 GHz
Number of Cores Dual-Core
Max Supported Qty 1
RAM 512 MB
Flash Memory Installed 512 MB
Storage Controller
Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s / eSATA
Hard Drive
Type HDD - hot-swap
Capacity 1 x 8 TB
Data Link Protocol 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Network / Transport Protocol TCP/IP, PPTP, iSCSI, SMTP, FTP, DHCP, Bonjour, SMB, DDNS
Remote Management Protocol SNMP 2, Telnet, SNMP 3, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, SSH
Network Services Compatibility DDNS, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, FTPS, Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
Features Wake on LAN (WOL), Syslog support, E-mail alert, print server, IPv6 support, antivirus analysis, proxy server, web server, backup server, Access Control List (ACL) support, RADIUS support, iTunes server, DHCP server, FTP server, SMS alert, BitTorrent Client, IPv4 support, surveillance station, DLNA Media Server, eMule client, NTP server, DHCP client, VPN Server, SNMP support, Apple AirPlay
Encryption Algorithm SSL, 256-bit AES
Compliant Standards DLNA CERTIFIED, UPnP
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Bays 1 (total) / 0 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
Interfaces 1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 3 x USB 3.0 - Type A ¦ 1 x eSATA
Cables Included 1 x network cable
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), built-in cooling fan, AirPlay, scheduled power on/off
Compliant Standards VCCI, C-Tick, BSMI, FCC
Power Device External power adapter
Voltage Required AC 120/230 V
Power Consumption Operational 13.31 Watt
Power Provided 36 Watt
Software / System Requirements
Storage Operating System QNAP QTS 4.1
OS Required UNIX, Linux, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows 7
Environmental Parameters
Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95% (non-condensing)

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