Versatile, high-performance 16-bay desktop NAS, powered by the Marvell ARMADA 8040 processor
The TS-1635AX is powered by a Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor that provides tremendous computing power and is capable of running a range of applications to help businesses grow as their data increases. The TS-1635AX features twelve 3.5-inch drive bays, four 2.5-inch drive bays and two M.2 SATA slots for building a high-capacity and high-performance storage solution with optimal cost efficiency. The TS-1635AX is also equipped with two 10GbE SFP+ ports and two gigabit ports, providing high-speed connectivity and versatile networking possibilities. The TS-1635AX also allows hardware expansion with two PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slots, enabling more functionality by adding a QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE card, QWA-AC2600 wireless network card and/or USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) card. The TS-1635AX offers high-capacity storage potential, high processing power, and high versatility for expansion, which all contribute to a next-gen storage system at a lowered total cost of ownership (TCO).
The two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports empower mission-critical applications such as databases and large data transfer/storage.
Install SSDs with four 2.5-inch drive bays and two M.2 SATA (2280 form factor) slots for enabling Qtier to boost performances.
The two PCIe 3.0 slots (x2 and x1) can be used to install additional QM2 cards, network cards, and USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) cards to expand NAS functionality.
Snapshots add an extra layer of protection to your disaster recovery plans, giving you the flexibility to create and revert snapshots locally and/or remotely.
The TS-1635AX supports containers (LXC and Docker®) and Linux command-line interface (CLI) virtual machines (VMs) for deploying diversified virtualization applications.
The TS-1635AX can be used with QNAP's VJBOD technology to expand the capacity of other NAS. The capacity of the TS-1635AX can also be expanded by using QNAP expansion enclosures.
Top choice for well-rounded storage
The TS-1635AX combines a high-performance processor, high-speed network interfaces, and great storage potential, which are all major factors when selecting a NAS. The ARMADA 8040 processor supports hardware-accelerated encryption of volumes and LUNs, giving impressive overall performance and dependable data security for ease of mind.
Boost performance with SSDs and Qtier
The TS-1635AX comes with four dedicated 2.5-inch drives bays and two M.2 SATA (2280 form factor) slots for installing SSDs*. With SSDs, you can enable the QNAP-exclusive Qtier 2.0, which offers both automatic tiered storage and cache-like mechanisms for both volumes and iSCSI LUNs. This allows the TS-1635AX to be further accelerated to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications and scenarios such as virtualization and 10GbE transmission.
*SSDs and HDDs sold separately.
The QM2 expansion card redefines NAS functionality
QNAP's QM2 is a series of PCIe expansion cards that features dual M.2 SSD slots and/or 10GbE connectivity*. This allows users to easily set up SSD caching or Qtier to optimize NAS performance. 10GbE-compatible QM2 cards can also future proof the TS-1635AX for use with 10GBASE-T networks. Equipped with a dedicated cooling module, the QM2 can maintain its high performance even when tasked with the highest workloads.
*SSDs and HDDs sold separately. Selected models with 10GbE connectivity are backward compatible with 5GbE/2.5GbE/1GbE/100MbE network.
10GbE connectivity removes bottlenecks for higher performance
The TS-1635AX is 10GbE-ready with two 10GbE SFP+ ports for accelerating workflows without additional costs. For users without an existing 10GbE environment, the QNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T™ unmanaged switches are excellent choices for removing bottlenecks and to realize a streamlined data storage experience. For Windows/Linux PCs, the QXG-10G1T 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T PCIe expansion card can be installed to add 10GbE functionality for a complete high-speed LAN environment.
Convenient file exchange with cross-platform file sharing and Qsync
The TS-1635AX supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data can be centrally stored and protected by rigid security measures provided by the TS-1635AX. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. To sync data across devices, including mobile devices, simply install Qsync Central on the NAS and Qsync clients on other devices to enjoy a fast, private, secure and real-time file sync service.
Secure your data with snapshots and Hybrid Backup Sync
A complete disaster recovery plan requires multiple layers of data protection and backups. The TS-1635AX can use snapshots to record the state of files and modifications to them at the block level, so you can quickly revert to previous versions should an accident (such as deletion or malware attack) occur. For added data security, the Hybrid Backup Sync app can help back up, restore and sync files to/from local external devices, remote NAS and public cloud services.
More apps, endless possibilities
The TS-1635AX is powered by QTS, an intelligent app-driven operating system that provides key functionality such as Qtier, RAID 50/60 support, Qboost, OCR Converter, and much more. The QTS App Center also provides a wide range of apps from QNAP and trusted third-parties to boost the functionality and possibilities of the TS-1635AX.
High-flexibility virtualization and virtual switches
The TS-1635AX supports versatile virtualization technologies such as containers (LXC and Docker®) and Linux command-line interface (CLI) virtual machines (VMs)*, so you can easily migrate existing applications to or deploy new solutions on the TS-1635AX. Virtual switches support several modes for connecting containers, VMs, NAS, and physical network interfaces for flexibly deploying business IT infrastructure while ensuring high security.
*The VM functionality will be available soon. The availability will be announced separately.
Protect your data with encryption and other security features
The Marvell ARMADA 8040 processor inside the TS-1635AX features hardware-accelerated encryption, and is capable of encrypting volumes and/or LUN with AES-256 encryption without sacrificing performance. Other security features include 2-step authentication, IP address filtering, virus and malware scanners, and much more. You can also set permissions for users and folders to block access from unauthorized users and apps.
Easy expansion for future storage needs
As your business grows, so does your storage requirements. By using QNAP's Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) technology, the TS-1635AX's unused space can be allocated to and utilized by another QNAP NAS. For expanding the TS-1635AX's capacity, one UX-800P or UX-500P expansion enclosure can be used.
Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 quad-core 1.6 GHz processor
Encryption Engine: yes
4 GB DDR4 (1 x 4 GB)
16 GB (1 x 16 GB)
1 x DDR4 Long-DIMM slot
12 x 3.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps bays
4 x 2.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps bays
• 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
• 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
• 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
• 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
• 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
M.2 SSD Slot
2 x M.2 SATA 6 Gbps SSD slots (2280 form factor)
1. The M.2 SSD is not included as standard.
2. M.2 SSD operations can easily generate excessive heat. It is recommended to install a heatsink (from QNAP or a third-party provider) on the M.2 SSD.
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
• 3.5-inch bays 1 to 8
• 2.5-inch bays 1 to 4
• M.2 SATA SSD slots 1 to 2
• Optional: SSDs on an optional QM2 PCIe expansion card
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port
2 x 10GbE SFP+
Gigabit Ethernet Port
2 x RJ45
3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
• Front: 1 (Note: It comes with the One-Touch Copy button)
• Back: 2
Slot 1: 3.0 x 2
Slot 2: 3.0 x 1
USB One Touch Copy
Front: USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
• 1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
• Alarm buzzer
Note: You cannot use the speaker and the line-out jack simultaneously.
Dimensions (H x W x D)
303.84 x 369.89 x 319.8 mm
11.96 x 14.56 x 12.59 inch
Net: 12.06 kg (28.79 lbs)
Power Supply Unit
250 W, 100 - 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption (W)
HDD sleep: 39.74 W
In Operation: 76.69 W
(with 12 x 1 TB HDDs and 4 x 120 GB SSDs)
System: 3 x 9.2 cm fan (12V DC)
CPU: 1 x 6 cm fan (12V DC)
Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity
0 ~ 40˚C ( 32˚F ~ 104˚F ), 5 ~ 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb temp.: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Kensington security slot
Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications. Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting.
* Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
| Stock code || IBQ-1635AX-4G|
| Brand || Qnap|
| Series || Desktop NAS 10GbE|
| Model || TS-1635AX-4G|
| Type || 16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (4GB RAM) + 10GbE SFP+|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 13/04/2018|
TS-1635AX-4G Spec Information
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 320 x 370 x 304 mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| RAM/Cache || 4GB|
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| Processor || Marvell ARMADA 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 Quad Core 1.6 GHz|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || low|
| Total Drives || 12|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 4|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:JBOD:|
| RAID Levels || Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
TS-1635AX-4G Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||12|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||4|
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x1||Internal||1|
|PCIe||PCIe v2 x2||Internal||1|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||3|
| Speed/RPM || 6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (1 Gbit/s)|
| Colour || Black|
| Weight (kg) || 16kg|
| Weight (bare) || 12.06kg|
| Watts || 250W|
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