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24-Bay, 4U, RAID 0/1/5/6; Redundant PSU (4GB ECC RAM, Core i3) + 10GbE


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SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000mb/s)
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Dual-core Intel® Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz
3yr Warranty
Description
TS-EC2480U R2
24-bay high performance unified storage with built-in 10GbE

QNAP TS-EC2480U R2, 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-EC2480U R2 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.
Built-in 10GbE, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing 3,700+ MB/s throughput and 410,000+ IOPS Two internal cache ports and up to 4 SSDs for caching Scalable design, up to 912TB raw capacity Virtualization-ready, centralized data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery Breakthrough performance
The TS-EC2480U R2 supports 6Gbps hard drives driving over 3,700 MB/s throughput and 410,000 IOPS*. Featuring with Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 Quad-Core Processor and 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TS-EC2480U R2 greatly enhances efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.

Internal cache port for IO acceleration
The TS-EC2480U R2 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.

10GbE ready
The TS-EC2480U R2 offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and features two inbuilt 10GbE SFP+ ports to deliver 10 Gigabit high speed network. The 10GbE-ready TS-EC2480U R2 delivers lightening data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the TS-EC2480U R2 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-EC2480U R2 and desktop computers.

Model Name TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2
TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2
TS-EC2480U-i3-8G-R2 CPU TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2: Intel® Xeon® E3 Quad-core processor
TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2: Intel ® Core i3-4150 processor
TS-EC2480U-i3-8G-R2:Intel® Core i3-4150 processor Memory Total memory slots: 4
TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2/ TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2: System memory: 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 2 GB x2
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4) TS-EC2480U-i3-8G-R2:
System memory: 8 GB DDR3 non-ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x2
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)
Note:
When upgrading RAM to more than 28GB, the original 4GB RAM modules must be removed. For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide 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
shop.qnap.com/ Hard Drive 24 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive or 2.5-inch SATA, 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive SSD hard drive
NOTE: The standard system is shipped without hard drives. For the hard drive compatibility list, please visit Compatibility list Hard Drive Tray 24 x hot-swappable and lockable tray LAN Port Built-in 2 x 10 GbE (SFP+) and 4 x GbE
40GbE is optional Note:
1. For the optional network card compatibility list, please visit Compatibility list of Expansion Card
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, eSATA, storage expansion port status USB 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 4U, Rackmount Dimensions 176.15(H) x 442.5(W) x 530.5(D) mm
6.94(H) x 17.42(W) x 20.89(D) inch Weight Net weight (NAS only) : 23.08 kg/50.88 lb
Gross weight (with packing and accessories) : 28.56 kg/ 62.96 lb Sound Level (dB) Sound Level (dB) Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 48.3 dB
(with 24 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed) Power Consumption (W) Sleep mode: 129.43
In Operation: 263.81 W
(with 24 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed) Temperature 0-40˚C Relative Humidity 5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C. Power Supply Input:
50-60 Hz
100-127V~/ 8.5A
200-240V/ 4.2A
Output: 650W PCIe Slot 2 (Right slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x8; Left slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x4)

Note:
The PCIe Gen3 x8 slot is occupied by a 10GbE network adapter. Fan 4 x 8 cm smart cooling fan

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Stock code IBQ-R2480E-i34
Brand Qnap
Series 19"Rack NAS R2
Model TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2
Type 24-Bay, 4U, RAID 0/1/5/6; Redundant PSU (4GB ECC RAM, Core i3) + 10GbE
ROHS Y
Date added 15/01/2016

TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2 Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 442x530x176mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Cache 4GB
Guarantee 3yr
Processor Dual-core Intel® Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 4880
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 24
RAID 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Rack size 4

TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LAN10GbE SFP+External2
LAN1GbE RJ45External4
GraphicsHDMIExternal1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External4
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal24
USB2USB2 type A (host)External4

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TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2 Speed

Speed/RPM SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000mb/s)

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 28.56kg
Weight (bare) 23.08kg
Watts Redundant 650W
Watts (Idle) 264W
Watts (Sleep) 129W
External Length (mm) 620cm
External Width (mm) 330cm
External Height (mm) 800cm
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Qnap 19"Rack NAS R2 TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2 24-Bay, 4U, RAID 0/1/5/6; Redundant PSU (4GB ECC RAM, Core i3) + 10GbE


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SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000mb/s)
4GB RAM
Dual-core Intel® Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz
3yr Warranty


TS-EC2480U R2
24-bay high performance unified storage with built-in 10GbE

QNAP TS-EC2480U R2, 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-EC2480U R2 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.
  • Built-in 10GbE, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing
  • 3,700+ MB/s throughput and 410,000+ IOPS
  • Two internal cache ports and up to 4 SSDs for caching
  • Scalable design, up to 912TB raw capacity
  • Virtualization-ready, centralized data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery
Breakthrough performance
The TS-EC2480U R2 supports 6Gbps hard drives driving over 3,700 MB/s throughput and 410,000 IOPS*. Featuring with Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 Quad-Core Processor and 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TS-EC2480U R2 greatly enhances efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.

Internal cache port for IO acceleration
The TS-EC2480U R2 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.

10GbE ready
The TS-EC2480U R2 offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and features two inbuilt 10GbE SFP+ ports to deliver 10 Gigabit high speed network. The 10GbE-ready TS-EC2480U R2 delivers lightening data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the TS-EC2480U R2 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-EC2480U R2 and desktop computers.

Model Name TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2
TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2
TS-EC2480U-i3-8G-R2
CPU TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2: Intel® Xeon® E3 Quad-core processor
TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2: Intel ® Core i3-4150 processor
TS-EC2480U-i3-8G-R2:Intel® Core i3-4150 processor
Memory

Total memory slots: 4
TS-EC2480U-E3-4GE-R2/ TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2:

System memory: 4 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 2 GB x2
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)

TS-EC2480U-i3-8G-R2:
System memory: 8 GB DDR3 non-ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x2
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)


Note:
  1. When upgrading RAM to more than 28GB, 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
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
shop.qnap.com/

Hard Drive 24 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive or 2.5-inch SATA, 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive SSD hard drive
NOTE:
  1. The standard system is shipped without hard drives.
  2. For the hard drive compatibility list, please visit Compatibility list
Hard Drive Tray 24 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port

Built-in 2 x 10 GbE (SFP+) and 4 x GbE
40GbE is optional

Note:
1. For the optional network card compatibility list, please visit Compatibility list of Expansion Card
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, eSATA, storage expansion port status
USB

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 4U, Rackmount
Dimensions 176.15(H) x 442.5(W) x 530.5(D) mm
6.94(H) x 17.42(W) x 20.89(D) inch
Weight Net weight (NAS only) : 23.08 kg/50.88 lb
Gross weight (with packing and accessories) : 28.56 kg/ 62.96 lb
Sound Level (dB) Sound Level (dB) Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 48.3 dB
(with 24 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed)
Power Consumption (W) Sleep mode: 129.43
In Operation: 263.81 W
(with 24 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed)
Temperature 0-40˚C
Relative Humidity 5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C.
Power Supply Input:
50-60 Hz
100-127V~/ 8.5A
200-240V/ 4.2A
Output: 650W
PCIe Slot 2 (Right slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x8; Left slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x4)

Note:
The PCIe Gen3 x8 slot is occupied by a 10GbE network adapter.
Fan 4 x 8 cm smart cooling fan

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Specifications

General

Stock code IBQ-R2480E-i34
Brand Qnap
Series 19"Rack NAS R2
Model TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2
Type 24-Bay, 4U, RAID 0/1/5/6; Redundant PSU (4GB ECC RAM, Core i3) + 10GbE
ROHS Y
Date added 15/01/2016

TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2 Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 442x530x176mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Cache 4GB
Guarantee 3yr
Processor Dual-core Intel® Core i3-4150 3.5 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 4880
Redundant PSU ? Not available
Total Drives 24
RAID 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Rack size 4

TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2 Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LAN10GbE SFP+External2
LAN1GbE RJ45External4
GraphicsHDMIExternal1
USB3USB3 type A (host)External4
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal24
USB2USB2 type A (host)External4

Software

TS-EC2480U-i3-4GE-R2 Speed

Speed/RPM SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000mb/s)

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 28.56kg
Weight (bare) 23.08kg
Watts Redundant 650W
Watts (Idle) 264W
Watts (Sleep) 129W
External Length (mm) 620cm
External Width (mm) 330cm
External Height (mm) 800cm
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16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
File Server
and more...


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


Thank you


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 



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