QNAP TS-563-8G 8GB RAM 5 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure

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  • 5 Bay Diskless NAS Enclosure
  • AMD® x86 G-Series Quad-core 2.0 GHz processor
  • 5 x 3.5"or 2.5"SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD
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Product Description

QNAP TS-563-8G 8GB RAM 5 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure

The TS-563 is a powerful network storage system powered by a high-performance AMD® quad-core processor. It uniquely provides the potential for 10GbE expandability at a budget price to maximize ROI, and doubles the encrypted file transfer performance with the AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to over 400 MB/s. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-563 provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities as well as unique features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. The TS-563 is designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
  •     10GbE-ready, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing
  •     Hardware-accelerated encryption engine for efficient cryptographic performance exceeding 400 MB/s
  •     Run multiple Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
  •     Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
  •     NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for server virtualization
  •     Supports VMware®, Citrix®, and Microsoft® Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
  •     Scale up to 21 drives with QNAP UX-800P expansion enclosures

Speedy transfer and hardware-accelerated encryption with AES-NI
The TS-563 is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD® quad-core 2.0 GHz processor with 2GB/8GB DDR3-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, and two Gigabit LAN ports (expandable to either 4 x GbE ports or 2 x GbE + 2 x 10GbE ports) for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-563 is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 819 MB/s sequential read throughput with one 10GbE configuration. The TS-563's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class, up to 435 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-563.

Flexible 10GbE connectivity
The TS-563 offers 2 inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high-speed networks by installing a 10GbE network adapter (optional purchase). The 10GbE-ready TS-563 delivers lightning-fast data throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the TS-563 is perfect for companies to store massive data and excel in fast data transmission.

Seamless capacity expansion
The TS-563 offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses for archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. The TS-563 supports capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP expansion enclosures. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-563 an ideal file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.

QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-563 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.

Run additional operating systems on the TS-563
The TS-563 is empowered by AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™) technology to support Virtualization Station, transforming it into a 2-in-a-box device that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM marketplaces and import them to the NAS without any complex procedures.

Powerful QNAP flexible volume
QNAP's flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This next-generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volumes with space reclaim, block-level iSCSI LUN, and online capacity expansion. The QTS Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage which greatly simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-563 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-563 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-563 supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-563. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel of the TS-563 features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-563 with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-563 to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-563 offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-563 also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage.

Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-563 provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-563 is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.

Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The TS-563 supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-563 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 and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.

Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & 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 monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-563. The TS-563 offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses .

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
Thanks to its x86 architecture, the TS-563 can support more NAS Apps than ARM-based platforms. The built-in App Center 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 potential for the TS-563.

Additional SMB-ready features

The TS-563 supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

  • FTP Server - The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permissions.
  • Web Server - The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
  • RADIUS Server - The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
  • VPN Server - The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.
  • Printer Server - The Turbo NAS supports Printer server to send remote printing request over the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
  • Surveillance Station - The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.

Specifications

  • CPU AMD x86 G-Series Quad-core 2.0 GHz processor
  • Floating Point Unit     Yes
  • Hardware Encryption Engine     Yes (AES-NI)
  • DRAM     System memory: TS-563-8G: 8GB DDR3 RAM (8GB x1)
  • Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM
  • Memory expandable up to: 16 GB (8GB x 2)

NOTE:
1. When installing two memory modules, please ensure that they are the same size and ideally use the same type of RAM for both memory slots.
2. For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide

  • Flash Memory     512MB
  • Hard Disk Drive     5 x 3.5"or 2.5"SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD

NOTE:
1. The system is shipped without HDD.
2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility

  • Hard Disk Tray     5 x Hot-swappable tray
  • LAN Port     2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port (Expandable up to 4 x GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x GbE via PCIe NIC)
  • Network Expansion Slot     1 (PCIe Gen2 x 4)
  • LED Indicators     Status, USB, HDD 1-5
  • USB     5 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1, Rear: 4)
  • Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
  • Buttons     Power/Status, USB One-Touch-Backup, reset
  • Alarm Buzzer     System warning
  • Form Factor     Tower
  • Dimensions     185(H) x 210.6(W) x 235.4(D) mm
  • 7.28(H) x 8.29(W) x 9.27(D) inch
  • Weight     Net: 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
  • Gross: 5.8 kg (12.79 lbs)
  • Power Consumption (W)     S3 sleep: 2.26W
  • HDD standby: 30.17W
  • In operation: 47.68W
  • (with 5 x 2TB HDDs installed)
  • Temperature     0-40˚C
  • Humidity     5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C
  • Power Supply     ATX 250W, 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 5A
  • Secure Design     Kensington security slot for theft prevention
  • Fan     1 x quiet cooling fan (12cm, 12V DC)

Technical Specification

QNAP TS-563-8G 8GB RAM 5 Bay Desktop NAS Enclosure

Power

Voltage Required AC 120/230 V (50/60 Hz)
Power Device Internal power supply
Power Provided 250 Watt

Processor / Memory

RAM Installed 8 GB (installed) / 16 GB (supported) - DDR3
RAM 8 GB (installed) / 16 GB (supported) - DDR3
Processors Installed 1 x AMD 2 GHz
Number of Cores Quad-Core
Max Supported Qty 1
Flash Memory Installed 512 MB

General

Device Type NAS server
Host Connectivity Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity 0 GB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty 0 (installed) / 5 (max)
Width 21.06 cm
Depth 23.54 cm
Height 18.5 cm
Weight 4.4 kg
Built-in Devices Led panel

Storage Controller

Type RAID
Interface Type SATA 6Gb/s
RAID Level RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10

Networking

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 Microsoft Active Directory (AD), Apple Bonjour Protocol, File Level Security (ACLs), DHCP, DDNS, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), FTP, FTPS, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, HTTPS, Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (WebDAV)
Features Hardware encryption, trunking, LDAP support, wake on LAN (WOL), Syslog support, manageable, E-mail alert, print server, IPv6 support, 256-bit encryption, proxy server, backup server, file sharing, Trivial File Transfer Protocol (TFTP) support, Access Control List (ACL) support, SSH support, Jumbo Frames support, DHCP server, FTP server, SMS alert, IPv4 support, surveillance station, teaming support, DLNA Media Server, Apple Time Machine compatible, DHCP client, e-mail notification, cloud backup, VPN Server, SNMP support, Apple AirPlay
Encryption Algorithm SSL, TLS, FIPS 140-2, 128-bit AES, 256-bit AES
Compliant Standards UPnP

Security DVR

IP Cameras Supported 40

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays 5 (total) / 5 (free) x hot-swap - 2.5" / 3.5"
Expansion Slots 2 (total) / 1 (free) x SO-DIMM 204-pin ¦ 1 (total) / 1 (free) x PCI Express 2.0 x4
Interfaces 2 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 5 x USB 3.0 - Type A

Miscellaneous

Cables Included 2 x network cable
Features Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately), audible alarm, built-in cooling fan, scheduled power on/off
Security Slot Type Kensington security slot
Compliant Standards FIPS 140-2

Software / System Requirements

Storage Operating System QNAP QTS 4.1
OS Required UNIX, Linux, Apple MacOS X, Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP, Microsoft Windows 7 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2012, Windows 8 (32/64 bits), Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature 0 °C
Max Operating Temperature 40 °C
Humidity Range Operating 5 - 95% (non-condensing)

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