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The TS-231 is a powerful yet easy-to-use network storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access.

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The TS-231 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-231 delivers incredible performance as a home NAS with three USB 3.0, one eSATA, and dual LAN ports. 

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.

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Features

  • Build a private cloud-based notebook and share with friends and colleagues with the Notes Station and Qnotes mobile app
  • Organize & manage files and backup tasks in one centralized location
  • Synchronize files between computers, laptops, and mobile devices
  • Archive, manage, enjoy and share media collections with the dedicated Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station apps
  • Enjoy family videos, movies, music, and photos on your TV with DLNA and AirPlay streaming
  • Transcode videos offline and enjoy smooth video streaming even when your network connection is restricted
  • Create a 24/7 surveillance center for your home/small office
  • Freescale ARM Cortex-A9 Dual Core 1.2GHz, 512MB RAM, USB3.0, 1-LAN Hot-swappable, Hardware Transcoding Engine
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Dual-Core Processor

Equipped with powerful yet energy efficient Freescale ARM Cortex-A9 dual-core 1.2GHz processor, the TS-231 is a high-performance home NAS providing incredible performance of up to 110MB/s read & 80MB/s write throughput. The TS-231’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-231. You can also use the TS-231 as a home multimedia hub to enjoy your photo, music and videos while downloading or backing up files without impacting the TS-231’s performance. When installed with the latest 802.11ac or dual-band 2.4GHz/5GHz 802.11n Wi-Fi USB adapter, the TS-231 can offer remarkably high speeds for transferring large amount of files and streaming bandwidth-consuming multimedia.

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High Efficiency With Dual LAN Support

The TS-231 supports multiple port-trunking modes, enabling IT administrators to set up link aggregation to increase total data transmission capability. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations. The supported port-trunking modes include: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing) and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing).

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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-231 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-231 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.

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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-231. You can also use the Qfile app on an iOS device to browse videos and photos stored on the TS-231 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.

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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-231), 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-231 to enhance your notes, and access them on your mobile phones or tablet devices by using Qnotes mobile app anytime, anywhere.

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Dropbox-Like File Synchronization Across Computer and Mobile

With Qsync, your TS-231 is turned into a safe data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-231 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.

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Enhance Productivity with eSATA and Multiple USB 3.0 Ports

Equipped with an eSATA and three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, the TS-231 allows you to flexibly arrange tasks with a wide range of external devices without interrupting your current workflow. You can back up files to USB drives & eSATA enclosures, access data stored on SD cards via USB card readers, share up to 3 printers via network, and connect to a UPS to ensure a continual power supply.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Is there a max drive size?

    The QNAP web site now has an 8TB drive that is compatible with the TS-231.

  • Does the TS-231-US support mirror/RAID 1?

    Yes.

  • With a new Apple Airport Extreme router can I access the T-231 remotely from the internet and share folders with friends?

    You can create your own shared folders and grant access to them to appropriate users. They then need to install the QFile app on their phones to access the content.

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