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Qnap Ss-Ec1279u-Sas-Rp - 12 Bay Hotswap Sas Nas

Model: QN17768AR / Item No: 397160

Qnap Ss-Ec1279u-Sas-Rp - 12 Bay Hotswap Sas Nas

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QNAP TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP, featuring the easy-to-use QTS 4.0 operating system, provides a reliable and scalable NAS solution to fulfill data backup, file synchronization and remote access. The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports SAS hard drives delivering exceptional performance coupled with full duplex functionality, and supports cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup solutions, iSCSI and virtualization applications, and many practical business functions, making it the ideal choice for SMBs to secure important business data. It also includes abundant multimedia applications backed by its powerful hardware specifications.

Breakthrough performance

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports SAS 6Gbps hard drives driving over 3,000 MB/s throughput and 400,000 IOPS*. Featuring with Intel® Xeon® 3.4GHz Quad Core Processor and 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP greatly enhances efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.

*Tested in QNAP lab. Figures could vary by environments.

Testing Environment:
4 Client PC configurations: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 7 professional 64-bit, Dual-port Intel X520 10GbE Server Adapter, IOMeter sequential read and write.

NAS configurations:
OCZ Vertex4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G SSDs with RAID 5 configuration, QNAP LAN-10G2T-U dual-port 10GBase-T network adapter*2

Business apps in one place

All the apps frequently used in business environments are organized on the desktop for your quick access.

Storage Manager Shared Folders File Station Backup Station Virtualization
Domain Security System Logs App Center myQNAPcloud Qsync

QTS 4.0 - Simple and efficient

Thanks to QTS 4.0’s intuitive user interface, system operations of the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find the 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 working efficiency.

Learn more: QTS 4.0


SSD cache acceleration

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports SSD caching which can greatly boost IOPS performance of storage volumes. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization.

Learn more: SSD cache


Testing Environment:

Host PC:
1. CPU: Intel(R) Core i7-4770 3.4GHz 3.4GHz;
2. Memory size:16GB
3. OS: Windows 7 professional SP1 64bit
4. HDD: Seagate ST1000DM003-1CH162

NAS configurations:
1. Firmware v4.0.4 build:20130923;
2. 3.5"HDD:Seagate ST4000NM0033*8 with RAID 5

10GbE ready

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high speed network by installing 10GbE network adapter. The 10GbE-reay TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP delivers lightening data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP is perfect for data centers to storage big data and excel in fast data transmission, and for editing large size videos on-the-fly without transferring the videos between the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP and desktop computers.

Learn more: 10GbE solution


Seamless capacity expansion

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports online capacity expansion by cascading multiple RAID expansion enclosures to meet the needs of growing business data. With the QNAP scale-up solution, raw storage capacity can be gradually expanded to 700TB. It is especially useful for large data applications, such as video surveillance, data archiving, and TV broadcast storage, to name few.

The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting RAID expansion enclosures:

Turbo NAS Model RAID Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure) Max. Raw
TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP REXP-1200U-RP 1 24 120
2 36 180
3 48 240
4 60 300
5 72 360
6 84 420
7 96 480
8 108 540
REXP-1600U-RP 1 28 140
2 44 220
3 60 300
4 76 380
5 92 460
6 108 540
7 124 620
8 140 700

#The maximum capacity is calculated by 5TB HDDs.

Learn more: RAID Expansion Enclosures.


Powerful QNAP flexible volume

QNAP flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store the NAS data. This next generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volume 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 simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.

Learn more: QTS Storage Manager, QNAP Flexible Volume


Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO image of CDs and DVDs can be centralized store in the NAS and protected by integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or NAS build-in LDAP service.

Learn more: Windows Active Directory (AD), LDAP Directory Service, Antivirus, ISO share, Syslog service


Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP offers well-rounded backup solutions as a reliable backup center. QNAP NetBak Replicator supports scheduled and real-time data backup on Windows OS. Mac Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with an effortless solution to back up data to the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP.

Learn more: NetBak Replicator , Time Machine backup


Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP 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-EC1279U-SAS-RP also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on scheduling basis. Besides, data can be backed up to cloud storage, such as Amazon® S3, ElephantDrive®, Symform®, Dropbox® and Google® Drive, and restored to the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP anytime.

Learn more: RTRR, Cloud storage backup


Comprehensive security options

In the open network environment, business data might be exposed in potential hack. The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and so on. Besides, IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP is validated with military level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing the sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard disk drives or the entire system were stolen.

Learn more: Encrypted access, IP blocking, Hard drive encryption


Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP is VMware® Ready™, Citrix® Ready™, compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ certification and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading ESXi server loading, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.

Learn more: VMware® Ready™, Citrix® /Ready™ , VMware VAAI, Microsoft ODX, SMI-S provider for Microsoft SCVMM


Run multiple OS’ on the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP

The Virtualization Station transforms the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP into a 2-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform supporting multiple operating systems, fast virtual machine creation, virtual machine import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browser. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all virtual machines created on the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP with least efforts. Furthermore, you can download VMs on demand from the online VM markets and import them to TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP to use directly without any complex procedure.

Note: Pre-installed with 4GB RAM x2. You can upgrade the RAM to 32GB to run 8 virtual machines.

Learn more:Virtualization Station

Highly-efficient storage solution for video editing

Digital film and video production produces volumes of data that require high performance RAID storage with sustainable throughput to balance with the demanding output of video editing. The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP fulfills storage and video editing needs with a high speed 10GbE network interface. Digital videos can be quickly stored and edited on the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP directly over the network.


HIPAA compliant storage solution

While medical data (e.g ePHI) constantly increases, IT administrators are required to develop a strategy of strong storage platforms within their medical organizations. The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP meets the electronic requirements of HIPAA for storing PHI data by providing a base to protect the confidentiality and security of “individually identifiable health information”.

Learn more: HIPAA


File synchronization across multiple devices

Feel Dropbox short of storage to satisfy your needs? The Qsync utility turns your TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP into a safe data center for file synchronization with large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.

Learn more: Qsync


Comprehensive surveillance solution with 24/7 security

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP Surveillance Station Pro offers a professional surveillance solution with the user-friendly NVR (network video recorder) management interface, a wide range of over 1,200 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback with flexible options to customize. You can also install the VMobile app on your iOS® or Android™ mobile devices to manage the monitoring channels anytime and anywhere, and safeguard your office environment.

Learn more: Surveillance Station Pro


Additional SMB-ready features

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.


FTP Server

Web Server


The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission.

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.

The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.

VPN Server

Print Server

Surveillance Station

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.

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.

The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.

Click here to learn more other business features.

Install-on-demand apps extend NAS features

The TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP has built in App Center providing various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and so on. It’s also a central place to manage and update installed apps. Besides, QNAP’s development platform brings forth the open-source spirit to welcome program developers to develop various applications, adding values to the TS-EC1279U-SAS-RP for extensive opportunities.

Learn more: App Center



CPU Quad Core Intel® Xeon® E3-1245 v2 Processor 3.4 GHz
Memory System memory: 8 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x2
Total memory slots: 4
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)

  1. When upgrading RAM to more than 24GB, the original 4GB RAM modules must be removed.
  2. For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the  QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
Hard Drive 12 x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA 6Gb/s, SAS/SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or 2.5-inch SAS/ SATA, SSD hard drive
  1. The standard system is shipped without hard drives.
  2. For the hard drive compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/compatibility
Hard Drive Tray 12 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
(Expandable up to 8 x 1 Gb LAN or 4 x 10 Gb + 4 x 1 Gb LAN by installing optional dual-port 10 Gb and 1 Gb network card)
  1. For the optional network card compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/en/index.php?lang=en&sn=4061
  2. For the information of network card installation, please refer to chapter 6 in the Turbo NAS Hardware Manual.
LED Indicators Status, 10 GbE, LAN, storage expansion port status
USB 2x USB 3.0 port (rear)
4x USB 2.0 port (rear)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
Storage Expansion Port 2 (rear)
Buttons System: Power button and reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor 2U, Rackmount
Dimensions 88(H) x 439(W) x 520(D) mm
3.46(H) x 17.28(W) x 20.47(D) inch
Weight 16.04 kg/ 35.36 lb (Net)
24.78 kg/ 54.63 lb (Gross)
Sound Level (dB) Standby: 58dB (low fan speed)
In operation: 69.4 dB (medium fan speed)
(with12 x WD30EZRX-00MMMB0 hard drive installed)
Power Consumption (W) In Operation: 296 W
(with 12 x Seagate ST3600057SS hard drive installed)
Temperature 0-40˚C
Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C
Power Supply Input: 100-240V AC,50-60Hz
Output: 600W
Expansion Slot 2 (for network and storage expansion)
Fan 3 x 6 cm smart cooling fan
1. Power Button 6. USB 3.0 Port x 2
2. LED Indicators:
10 GbE, Status, LAN, Storage Expansion Port Status
7. Password & Network Settings Reset Button
3. Gigabit LAN x 4 8. Storage Expansion Port x 2
4. Expansion Slot x 2 9. Power Connector
5. USB 2.0 Port x 4    

The TS-x79 rack mount models comply with ANSI/EIA-RS-310-D rack mounting standards. Before purchasing the server racks for these models, please make sure the server racks conform to the following criteria:

    1. Rack size
      1. Mounting post width : ≥ 450mm
      2. Panel width : ≥ 485mm
      3. Mounting post depth : 650mm~850mm
    1. The optional rack kits for the TS-x79 rack mount models are only compatible with square-hole server racks.
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.


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