Enterprise ZFS NAS, offering nearly zero-downtime highly reliable services
The ES1640dc v2 is whole-new product line developed by QNAP for mission-critical tasks and intensive virtualization applications. With Intel® Xeon® E5 processors, dual active controllers, ZFS, HPE Helion compatibility and fully supporting virtualization environments, the ES1640dc v2 delivers “real business-class” cloud computing data storage. The ES1640dc v2 features the brand-new QES operating system that allows almost limitless snapshots, block-level data deduplication, and thin provisioning with reclaim, assisting businesses in building the most cost-efficient VDI platform and storage for critical data. The ES1640dc v2 provides the same user experience as the current QNAP NAS and QTS system, allowing business users to enjoy the easy learning curve and quickly deploy the system, and making it ideal for small and medium businesses with budget constraints or large-scale IT divisions coping with mission-critical tasks.
Dual active controllers, NVRAM cache, dual mini-SAS channel backup, 40GbE-ready, SAS 12Gb/s-enabled
QES operating system which is based on FreeBSD and ZFS
Data deduplication and compression allows hosting over 200 VDI in one chassis
Near-limitless snapshots and SnapSync for efficient disaster recovery
NAS and iSCSI/IP-SAN storage supporting VMware®, Microsoft® Hyper-V, KVM and advanced virtualization features
Fully supports OpenStack® iSCSI Cinder driver, and compatible with HPE Helion
Scalable design, up to 1 PB total storage capacity
Supports SAS 12Gb/s, backwards compatible with 6Gb/s SAS, SATA drives
Intel® Xeon® E5 dual-controller for nearly zero downtime high-availability
The ES1640dc v2 is powered by two Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 v2 processors and features dual active-active controller architecture, ensuring businesses with nearly zero downtime high availability as the standby controller can quickly take over if one controller breaks down. The ES1640dc v2 connects to the JBOD enclosure (EJ1620 / EJ1600) via the dual path mini-SAS design to sustain continuous operations even if an external JBOD cable is disconnected. Designed around redundancy, the ES1640dc v2 is the best realization of reliable enterprise storage for uninterrupted mission-critical enterprise tasks and productivity.
Dual controller NAS: high reliability and high availability
“Reliability” is the primary priority for mission critical business applications. The ES1640dc v2 adopts dual active-active controllers to provide the most reliable base for business IT storage.
1. Dual active-active controller
If one controller fails, the other one will immediately take over to provide high availability with no downtime.
2. Built-in 4 x 10GbE SFP+ ports (ES1640dc v2)
Meets various iSCSI/NFS/CIFS network data transmission requirements.
3. 40GbE NIC support
The PCIe slot supports a dual-port QSFP+ 40GbE NIC to provide massive data transmission potential and to simplify network cabling.
4. SAS 12Gb/s , SATA hard drive and SSD
Dual-controller architecture that supports SAS 12Gb/s , SATA hard drives / SSD, providing versatile storage choices for enterprises.
5-1. NVRAM w/ Copy-to-Flash
Battery-protected DRAM write to cache data protection and Flash read acceleration provides industry-leading random access performance to benefit virtual machine deployment.
5-2. DDR3 RAM
(1) NVRAM dedicated DDR3 memory modules - supports 16/32GB, power required by C2F is supplied by BBU.
(2) Dual-channel DDR3 system main memory - each channel supports 16/32GB, providing up to 32/64GB total capacity.
5-3. mSATA SSD
Stores cache data written by DRAM to ensure information is not lost if the system experiences a sudden power failure.
6. Dual Path Mini-SAS 12Gb/s (EJ1602), 6Gb/s (EJ1600) JBOD architecture
Increases the ES1640dc v2’s potential storage capacity to over 1 PB with expansion enclosures.
7. Intel® Xeon® E5-2400 v2 series processor
Provides the performance required by software-defined storage and commercial mission-critical applications.
8. Field-replaceable unit
Field-replaceable unit (FRU) applies not only to the controllers but also to the cooling fans, power supplies, and the BBU battery pack for C2F (Copy-To-Flash), providing a cost-effective way to maintain complex systems and to replace defective parts.
NVRAM cache reducing the risks of losing write cache data
To increase random write performance and reliability, the ES1640dc v2 features NVRAM modules (DRAM Write Cache with Copy-to-flash) to protect write data. When data is written into NVRAM, there are dedicated backup battery units to protect writing to the cache, and at the same time the data is replicated to a backup controller, to achieve 100% data integrity. NVRAM-backed write cache in the dual-controller architecture presents high performance, fault-tolerant, and helps reduce flash SSD write amplification.
*To ensure write cache data safety, it is recommended to annually replace the BBU.
QES operating system combining ZFS file system
The ES1640dc v2 features the brand-new QES (QNAP Enterprise Storage) operating system, which is based on the simple and efficient FreeBSD kernel and the ZFS file system that has been proven through years of experience to be most suitable for high-end enterprise applications. QES supports dual active controller architecture and remote disaster recovery, can be directly integrated into OpenStack® cloud environments, and is designed for intensive virtualization and VDI applications with optimal performance. Continuing the same user experience with the QTS operating system, QES provides business users with an easy learning curve to quickly deploy the ES1640dc v2, and provides the best storage solution jointly with the current QNAP NAS.
Overview of QNAP Enterprise ZFS NAS and the QES operating systems
QNAP Enterprise System
QNAP Turbo NAS System
Enterprise ZFS NAS
ES series NAS
QNAP Turbo NAS
TS / TVS / TAS / TDS series
Operating system kernel
All available apps
Dual active controller
NVRAM (Write to cache)
40G Ethernet network
Intel Quick Assist
Snapshot upper limit
Single LUN snapshot upper limit
Real time data compression
End-to-End Data Integrity
VSS Hardware Provider
(QNAP Netbak Replicator)
VSS Hardware Provider
(QNAP Netbak Replicator)
Remote disaster backup and recovery
ZFS – the best file system for business data storage
The ES1640dc v2 features ZFS, a combined file system and logical volume manager, to support various advanced functions for high-end enterprise storage, including powerful storage expansion, flexible storage pools, simplified management, high-performance SSD cache, nearly limitless snapshots and cloning, data deduplication, in-line compression and thin provisioning with reclaim for optimized utilization for virtual machine storage. ZFS is designed with a focus on data integrity, and uses its end-to-end checksums to detect and correct silent data corruption caused by hardware defects, bugs in firmware or metadata errors, effectively protecting user’s data.
Intel Xeon E5-2400 v2 family processor
Intel Xeon 6-core Processor E5-2420 v2 (15M Cache, 2.20GHz)
System memory: DDR3 RDIMM
Total memory slots: 6 (Dual controllers; 2 x main memory DIMM and 1 x write cache DIMM for NVRAM for each controller.)
32GB for main memory DIMM and 16GB write cache DIMM per controller.
2 x USB 3.0/2.0 port
16 x 3.5" SAS (12Gbps/6Gbps), SATA (6Gbps/3Gbps) hard drive, or 2.5" SAS/SATA SSD (LSISS9252 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Interposer is required.)
Maximized Raw Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
SAS 12Gb/s, backwards compatible with SAS/SATA 6Gbps (LSISS9252 6Gb/s SAS/SATA Interposer is required.)
10/100/1000 Mbps LAN Port
1 for each controller (for remote management)
10Gbps LAN Port
4 x SFP+, Intel XL710-AM1 for each controller
PCIe Slot x8 (Gen3 x8): reserved for 40GbE LAN card
PCIe Slot x4 (Gen2 x4): reserved for dual path Mini-SAS
M.2 2280 SSD dedicated to NVRAM, SATA signaling
618(D) x 446.2(W) x 132(H) mm (excluding front grips)
Net weight (NAS only): 26.75 kg / 58.97 lb
Gross weight (with packing and accessories): 32.87 kg / 72.47 lb
Gross weight (with packing, accessories and 16 hard drives): 42.95 kg / 94.69 lb
Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 66.1dB
Sleep mode: 314.86 W
In operation: 501.40 W
770 W (Redundancy for fault tolerance)
Hot-swappable fan module (60*60*38mm; 16000RPM/12v/2.8A x 3)
| Stock code || IBQ-RES1642|
| Brand || Qnap|
| Series || 19"Rack ZFS NAS|
| Model || ES1640DC-V2-E5-96G|
| Type || 16-Bay, 3U, 12Gb SAS/SATA RAID, 10GbE, M.2 Cache (aka ES1642dc)|
| UPC || 885022012466|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 05/02/2016|
ES1640DC-V2-E5-96G Spec Information
ES1640DC-V2-E5-96G Spec Connections
|PCIe||PCIe v2 x4||Internal||2|
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x8||Internal||2|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||4|
|SAS (Multilane)||SFF-8644 (External)||External||6|
| Speed/RPM || 12Gb SAS/SATA to 1GbE and 10GbE Ethernet|
| Weight (kg) || 32.87kg|
| Weight (bare) || 26.75kg|
| Watts || Redundant 770W|
| Colour || Black|
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