12-bay 12Gbps SAS-enabled high-performance NAS/iSCSI/IP-SAN unified storage with dual built-in 10GbE ports
QNAP TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 is the world's first unified NAS supporting Auto Tiering to deliver ongoing optimization of data across high-performance SSD, 12Gbps SAS drives and high-capacity SATA disks. Powered by an Intel® Xeon E3 CPU, the 40GbE-ready TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 delivers exceptional performance and supports cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup solutions, iSCSI & virtualization applications, and more practical business functions. With the powerful QTS operating system, the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 performs as a reliable, scalable and unbeatable unified and tiered storage solution for businesses.
Built-in 10GbE, highly-efficient storage solution with high speed network for HD video editing and sharing
3,800+ MB/s throughput and 260,000+ IOPS
Qtier Technology drives Auto Tiering for optimal storage efficiency
Built-in 256GB mSATA modules for caching, beneficial to IOPS-demanding applications
Scalable design, up to 1,120 TB total capacity
Virtualization-ready, centralized data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery
Backward compatible with SAS/SATA 6Gbps drives
Enable Auto Tiering with Qtier Technology
QNAP’s Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency. With Auto Tiering, the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 can automatically move hot data to high-performance storage tiers and cold data to lower-cost, higher-capacity drives, making the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 an extremely efficient shared resource. Businesses will no longer have to invest heavily in expensive Flash technology, but can still enjoy exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage from Auto Tiering with the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2.
12Gbps DataBolt™ Advantage
Implementing DataBolt technology, the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 can deliver twice the throughput for 6Gbps SAS drives by automatically aggregating the bandwidth from 3Gbps and 6Gbps drives to fully utilize 12Gbps, effectively accelerating the existing infrastructure.
The TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 supports 12Gbps SAS drives to provide fast data transmission speeds and drive up to 3,817 MB/s throughput and 260,441 IOPS*. Powered by an Intel® Xeon® E3 v3 quad-core processor with 16GB or 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 greatly enhances the efficiency of CPU-demanding tasks and serves more concurrent tasks.
SSD cache acceleration
The TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 features 2 pre-installed 128GB mSATA modules, and there are no limits on using SSDs for caching. By installing high-performance SSDs, 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 TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2's removable motherboard drawer, IT administrators have easier access in upgrading/installing RAM, the internal cache, 40GbE adapter and other components. The motherboard itself can be removed and replaced without needing to remove the heavy TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 from the rack cabinet, making it especially useful in maintaining the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 in data centers with multiple rack cabinets.
Get ready for 40GbE to your TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2
The TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and features two inbuilt 10GbE SFP+ ports to deliver 10 Gigabit high speed network. If 10GbE is insufficient for some workloads, the TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 supports Mellanox® ConnectX-3 Pro adapter cards with 10/40/56 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to deliver the most cost-effective computing and storage Ethernet Interconnection solution. It helps achieve significantly higher throughput for high-performance embedded I/O applications and virtualization acceleration. Businesses can greatly benefit from the fast, flexible storage network of the 40GbE-ready TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP R2 for boosting their mission-critical IT performance.
Intel® Xeon® E3-1246 v3 Family 3.5 GHz Quad-core Processor
Total memory slots: 4
TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP-8GE-R2: System memory: 8 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x2
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)
TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP-16G-R2: System memory: 16 GB DDR3 non-ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 8 GB x2
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)
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
Internal Cache Port
Two mSATA port on board for read caching. The standard system is shipped with two 128GB mSATA flash.
For the optional mSATA flash, please visit shop.qnap.com/
12 x 3.5-inch SAS 12Gbps, SAS/SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps hard drive or 2.5-inch SAS/SATA SSD hard drive
The standard system is shipped without hard drives.
For the hard drive compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility
Hard Drive Tray
12 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
Built-in 2 x 10 GbE (SFP+) and 4 x GbE
40GbE is optional
1. For the optional network card compatibility list, please visit Compatibility list
2. For the information of network card installation, please refer to chapter 6 in the Turbo NAS Hardware Manual.
10 GbE, Status, LAN, 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.
System: Power button and reset button
88(H) x 442.5(W) x 530.5(D) mm
3.46(H) x 17.42(W) x 20.89(D) inch
Net weight (NAS only) : 14.18 kg/ 31.26 lb
Gross weight (with packing and accessories) : 21.41 kg/ 47.20 lb
Sound Level (dB)
Sound Level (dB) Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 55.3 dB
(with 12 x HITACHI HUS724020ALA640 hard drive installed)
Power Consumption (W)
Sleep mode: 80.41
In Operation: 166.58 W
(with 12 x 1TB hard drive installed)
5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C.
Redundant power: Input 90~264VAC; 450W x 2
2 (Right slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x8; Left slot: 1* PCIe Gen3 x4)
The PCIe Gen3 x8 slot is occupied by a 10GbE network adapter.
4 x 6 cm smart cooling fan
| Stock code || IBQ-R1280ES2-16G|
| Brand || Qnap|
| Series || 19"Rack NAS R2|
| Model || TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP-16G-R2|
| Type || 12-Bay, 2U, SAS/SATA, RAID 0/1/5/6, Redundant PSU (16GB RAM) + 10GbE|
| UPC || 885022006250|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 15/01/2016|
TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP-16G-R2 Spec Information
TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP-16G-R2 Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||12|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||4|
|USB2||USB2 type A (host)||External||4|
| Speed/RPM || 12Gb SAS/SATA to 1GbE and 10GbE LAN|
| Weight (kg) || 21.41kg|
| Weight (bare) || 14.18kg|
| Watts || Redundant 450W|
| External Length (mm) || 620cm|
| External Width (mm) || 800cm|
| External Height (mm) || 330cm|
| Colour || Black|
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