QNAP TS-EC1680U, featuring the easy-to-use QTS operating system, provides a reliable and scalable NAS solution to fulfill data backup, file synchronization and remote access. The TS-EC1680U is 10GbE-ready, delivers exceptional performance, 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.
-3,500+ MB/s throughput and 390,000+ IOPS
-Two internal cache ports and up to 4 SSDs for caching
-Scalable design, up to 864TB raw capacity
-Virtualization-ready, centralized data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery
QTS - Simple and efficient
Thanks to QTS’s intuitive user interface, system operations of the TS-EC1680U 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.
Qsirch – A smarter, faster way to search
Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP's new built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need by real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including bits of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches, complete with thumbnails, as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost – it greatly reduces the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks.
The TS-EC1680U supports 6Gbps hard drives driving over 3,500 MB/s throughput and 390,000 IOPS*. Featuring with Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 Quad-Core Processor and 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TS-EC1680U greatly enhances efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.
Internal cache port for IO acceleration
The TS-EC1680U supports two on-board mSATA internal cache ports, and up to 4 SSDs can be used for caching. By installing mSATA flash modules (optional purchase), the IOPS performance of storage volumes can remarkably boost. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as database and virtualization. The internal cache port design reserves the space of hard drive tray for more storage capacity.
Removable motherboard drawer for easy maintenance
With the TS-EC1680U's removable motherboard drawer, IT administrators have easier access in upgrading/installing components such as RAM, the internal cache and 10GbE adapter. The motherboard itself can be removed and replaced without needing to remove the heavy TS-EC1680U from the rack cabinet, making it especially useful in maintaining the TS-EC1680U in data centers with multiple rack cabinets.
The TS-EC1680U offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high speed network by installing 10GbE network adapter. The 10GbE-ready TS-EC1680U delivers lightening data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the TS-EC1680U 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-EC1680U and desktop computers.
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.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-EC1680U 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.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
The TS-EC1680U 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-EC1680U.
Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-EC1680U 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-EC1680U 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, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage, and restored to the TS-EC1680U anytime.
CPU Intel® Xeon® E3-1200 v3 Family 3.4 GHz Quad Core Processor
Memory System memory: 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x1
Total memory slots: 4
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
Internal Cache Port
Two mSATA port on board for read caching
Note: The standard system is shipped without mSATA flash. For the optional mSATA flash, please visit
Hard Drive 16 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive or 2.5-inch SATA, 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive SSD hard drive
Hard Drive Tray 16 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
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)
LED Indicators Status, 10 GbE, LAN, eSATA, storage expansion port status
4x USB 3.0 port (rear)
4x USB 2.0 port (rear)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
Buttons System: Power button and reset button
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor 3U, Rackmount
Dimensions 130(H) x 442.5(W) x 530.5(D) mm
5.12(H) x 17.42(W) x 20.89(D) inch
Weight Net weight (NAS only) : 18.3 kg/40.34 lb
Gross weight (with packing and accessories) : 24.18 kg/ 53.30 lb
Sound Level* Sound pressure (LpAm) :40.5 dB(A)
Power Consumption (W) Sleep mode: 82.4
In Operation: 166.58 W
(with 16 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed)
Relative Humidity 5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27°C.
Power Supply Redundant power:
Input: 50-60 Hz; 100-127V~/ 8.5A; 200-240V/ 4.2A
PCIe Slot 2 (1* PCIe Gen3 x8, 1* PCIe Gen3 x4)
Fan 4 x 8 cm smart cooling fan
10 or less units in stock
*Our stock is a mix of Supplier and HT Stock.
All shipments are subject to our standard delivery policy.
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