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QNAP TS-1685, NAS, Desktop, Intel Xeon D, D-1531, BlackHigh-capacity 16-bay Xeon D Super NAS with exceptional performance
Supporting up to twelve 3.5" HDDs and four 2.5" SSDs, the TS-1685 is a high-capacity, robust, and reliable business NAS powered by an Intel Xeon D processor. Designed to optimize enterprise IT infrastructure, the TS-1685 comes with three PCIe slots that support 10GbE/40GbE NIC, PCIe NVMe SSD, graphics cards, and USB 3.1 expansion cards. Incorporating security and scalability, the TS-1685 presents an ideal choice for a complete business-ready storage solution with cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup and disaster recovery, iSCSI & virtualization, and more business applications.
- NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution
- Built-in M.2 SATA 6Gb/s slots & 2.5 SSD slots
- Qtier technology and SSD caching enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency
- 10GbE/40GbE expandability, highly-efficient storage solution for virtualization and intensive data transmission
- Supports virtualization, containerized apps, centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery
- Qcenter for centrally managing all of your NAS devices, and QRM+ as a centralized management solution for networked computing devices
- Qfiling enabling automated file organization, Qsirch full-text search engine, and QmailAgent for centralized email management
- Scalable up to 56 drive capacity with QNAP expansion enclosures
Epic 16-bay high-capacity data center
The TS-1685 supports up to 16 hard drives, providing the storage potential to be a high-capacity data center. Its high-quality hardware enables optimum performance to fulfill diversified application needs.
1. 12 x SATA 6Gb/s slots for 3.5"/2.5" HDD/SSD
Epic storage potential with flexible high-capacity HDDs and high-performance SSDs.
2. 4 x SATA 6Gb/s slots for 2.5 SSD
Native high-speed SATA 6Gb/s empowers SSD caching.
3. LCD display
Provides real-time system information for easier system management.
4. USB one-touch-copy
Press the Copy button to instantly back up data from external drives to the NAS, or alternatively to back up data from the NAS to external drives.
5. 6 x built-in M.2 SSD slots
Supports SATA 6Gb/s M.2 SSD with 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 form factors to provide the greatest flexibility in tiered storage configuration and enables cache acceleration. The TS-1685 features M.2 cooling modules for keeping the M.2 SSDs cool and stable.
6. Intel Xeon D Processor
Featuring the latest 14nm energy-efficient SoC, supporting DDR4 RAM and PCIe Gen.3 per-lane throughput.
7. DDR4 2133 MHz memory
Supports four DDR4 memory modules for a maximum of 128GB RAM. Comes preinstalled with 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB RAM.
8. 3 x PCIe expansion slots
Two PCIe Gen3 x8 slots and one PCIe Gen2 x4 slot. Supports 10GbE/ 40GbE adapters, PCIe NVMe SSD, external graphics cards, and USB 3.1 expansion cards.
9. 3.5 mm audio jack
Connect speakers or headphones for direct audio output from the NAS.
10. 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
Ideal for service binding, port trunking and MPIO configurations.
11. 2 x built-in 10GBASE-T network ports
Fully supports 10GbE high-speed networks for iSCSI/NFS/CIFS data transmission.
12. Compartmentalized smart cooling
Separately detects the CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speeds for quieter operations.
13. Built-in speaker
Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings.
Intel Xeon D processor, extraordinary performance
The TS-1685 is powered by a high-performance Intel Xeon D multi-core processor with up to 128GB DDR4 RAM (comes preinstalled with 16GB/32GB/64GB/128GB RAM), delivering outstanding performance with up to 2,339 MB/s throughout to enhance the efficiency of CPU-demanding applications such as virtualization and large numbers of simultaneous connections.
M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD & 2.5 SSD cache with Qtier optimization
The TS-1685 provides four 2.5 SSD slots dedicated for caching to increase IOPS performance, and supports higher transfer speeds and reliability with optional six M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is perfect for improving the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization. QNAPs Qtier Technology empowers the TS-1685 with Auto Tiering that further helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSD, SSD, high-capacity SATA drives, and the optional PCIe NVMe SSD with around-the-clock acceleration. Qtier now supports On Demand Allocation Priority, providing customizable flexibility to arrange tiered storage suited for your system environments and application demands.
Built-in 10GbE ports with 40GbE compatibility
The TS-1685 offers not only four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports but also two 10GBASE-T ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks, capable of delivering lightning-fast throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. The extra PCIe slots allow for installing optional 10GbE/ 40GbE network cards for flexible high-speed network deployment. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the 10GbE-ready TS-1685 is perfect for companies to store massive amounts of data and excel in fast data transmission.
550W power supply fuels GPU passthrough
Graphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations, but require significantly more power compared to other hardware. The TS-1685 offers an option with a 550 watt power supply that is capable of powering an AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card for smooth GPU passthrough to virtual machines.
Upgrade your IT environment with QNAP's fast and affordable 10GbE Switch!
QNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T unmanaged switches allow you to instantly upgrade your network environment at a cost-effective price. With a 10GbE network you can enjoy blazing-fast transfer speeds, empower bandwidth-demanding tasks like virtualization, and enable simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (ideal for video editing and multimedia). QNAP also provides a 10GbE PCIe network expansion card for Windows/Linux PCs to take advantage of high-speed LAN environments.
QTS 4.3 The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system
With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management. The user-friendly QTS features an intelligent desktop that allows you to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently with greater working efficiency, and provides a built-in App Center with install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.
Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The TS-1685 is a comprehensive iSCSI/IP-SAN storage solution, and supports VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012 R2, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TS-1685 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.
Optimized performance for VMware Virtualization with iSER
The TS-1685 supports the iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol to boost data transfer performance of the TS-1685 as VMware ESXi storage and to reduce the CPU load of the ESXi server. iSER can provide up to 20% increased performance, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.
Integrated virtualization and container solutions
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TS-1685 and access them via a web browser or VNC. It supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VMs. No longer constrained by physical network performance, the Network & Virtual Switch greatly increases data transfer between VMs, containers and NAS through the internal interface. The TS-1685 also features Container Station, which integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies. You can operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-1685 as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. Containers Station also supports the QIoT Containers platform that helps quickly structure your IoT environment and deployment on your private IoT cloud.
QRM+: Centralized management solution for networked computing devices
QRM+ is QNAPs Centralized Management Solution, designed for IT teams, for networked computing devices. It provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage all of the critical computing devices (including servers, PCs, and thin clients) in your network, and facilitates device discovery with the graphical topology diagram. QRM+ supports IPMI 2.0, provides remote KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) for certain IPMI devices, and supports tracking every action using KVM recording and playback. Simply install QRMAgent on your Windows and Linux devices and you will see their system status on the QRM+ management interface. With centralized management using QRM+ on the NAS, IT infrastructure and device security is enhanced while troubleshooting and network resource performance analysis is greatly simplified.
Monitor and manage multiple NAS with Q'center
Q'center turns your TS-1685 into a central management system to manage multiple QNAP NAS units. After installing Q'center in QTS App Center, you can use the TS-1685 to centrally manage multi-site QNAP NAS for monitoring system logs and managing firmware update and maintenance, and enjoy major benefits including ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, convenience and flexibility. Managing multiple QNAP NAS becomes so easy and efficiently.
4K Live-stream broadcasts on a private cloud
Live-stream broadcasts enable real-time audience interaction and increase engagement, providing great potential for versatile business and lifestyle applications. The TS-1685 supports DJ2 Live, an exclusive live broadcasting platform based on a private cloud that supports up to 4K video live-stream broadcasts, providing a complete solution integrating live broadcasting, storage, and sharing. You can capture live videos from computers, mobile devices or webcams to stream to DJ2 Live with high-speed intranet transmission, and store all the videos on the private, secure, high-capacity TS-1685. It also supports streaming to video services such as YouTube and Facebook for universal live broadcasting.
Optimized collaboration with cross-platform file sharing and sync
The TS-1685 centrally stores data, logs and various files, and supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Coupled with Qsync - a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization - any file uploaded to the TS-1685 will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. You can sync shared folders and team folders for group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions
The TS-1685 offers flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac users, Volume/LUN snapshots (block-based LUN* and file-based LUN), Folder snapshot, Snapshot Replica and Clone. It also supports Hybrid Backup Sync that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. Supported cloud services include Amazon Glacier, Azure Storage, Google Cloud Storage, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, Yandex Disk, Box, hubiC and Amazon S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services.
Comprehensive security to protect your data
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-1685 provides numerous security options, such as antivirus, encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-1685 supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen. Windows AD server, LDAP server, and built-in LDAP service are also supported.
Fast data filing and searching to double your productivity
The TS-1685 provides Qfiling and Qsirch for effortlessly organizing and searching for files, providing you with a highly-efficient data storage center. Qfiling automates file organization - simply determine filing conditions, set a schedule, and files will be organized and archived based on your settings. The Qsirch full-text search tool features quick file searching and supports thumbnail previews, content abstract, keyword hints, and more. Both Qfiling and Qsirch provide huge productivity boosts that greatly reduce the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.
Simplify email management with QmailAgent
Managing massive amounts of emails can be easier as QmailAgent helps you centrally manage and switch between different email accounts. Besides composing, reading and organizing emails, you can even directly attach files from the TS-1685 when composing emails. The QmailClient companion app for iOS or Android works alongside QmailAgent to provide convenient access to multiple email accounts from your mobile devices. You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TS-1685; or quickly send emails to people and groups by using the Qcontactz app.
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 use iOS or Android Vmobile app 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-1685. The TS-1685 offers 8 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 80 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Flexibly expand storage capacity
Besides attaching QNAP expansion enclosures, the TS-1685s storage capacity can also be increased by using VJBOD. With VJBOD, the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS* can be used as virtual disks that can be mounted as local disks on the TS-1685 for shares, applications, or even creating another LUN. You can use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.
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Intel Xeon D-1531 2.2 GHz, 32 GB DDR4 RAM, Flash 512 MB DOM, 4 x 6.35 cm (2.5") , 12 x 2.5"/3.5", M.2, 2 x 10GBASE-T, 4 Gbps, LAN, USB 3.0, PCIe Gen3, PCIe Gen2, 550 W PSU, QTS 4.3
QNAP TS-1685. Supported storage drive types: HDD & SSD, Supported storage drive interfaces: M.2, Serial ATA III, Storage drive size: 2.5/3.5". Processor family: Intel® Xeon® D, Processor manufacturer: Intel, Processor model: D-1531. Internal memory: 32 GB, Internal memory type: DDR4, Maximum RAM supported: 128 GB. Ethernet LAN data rates: 10,100,1000,10000 Mbit/s, Ethernet LAN data rate supported (max): 10000 Mbit/s, Copper ethernet cabling technology: 10BASE-T,10GBASE-T,100BASE-T,1000BASE-T. Ch
Initial Release Date: 21/03/2018