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The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P 2-Bay RAID (1GB RAM) 32TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz CPU and with 1GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P is backed with Qnap’s 2yr limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 2 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 32TB via 16TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 32TB of storage capacity (includes 2x 16TB Seagate IronWolf (NAS) HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:JBOD:
  • Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz CPU
  • 1GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
  • Arrives with 2yr warranty for enclosure and 3yr warranty for hard drives



Includes Seagate IronWolf (NAS) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

This Qnap NAS includes the best Seagate hard drives to work with this box. The perfect foundation for building maximum density server to be run 24/7.
Seagate NAS drives have been rigorously tested in high read and write Network Attached Storage Environments. This results in increased performance and efficiency within your TS-231P NAS server device.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P and 2 Seagate hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P and 2 Seagate hard drives provide you compact but highly efficient Network-Attached Storage solution. Giving you the ability to share and distribute your media throughout the home and accross the internet, create Apple Time Machine backups, conduct Surveillance tasks and still furnish you with a strong Synchronisation system running in the background.

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: ST16000VN001
  • Rotation: 7200RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 16TB
  • Cache: 256MB
  • Warranty: 3yr

Back of the Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P box (the connections)

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  • LAN Network Port / Ethernet Port – Giving your Qnap storage device to both send, receive and manipulate files over the internet. However that is just the tip of the iceberg. Via the connection of devices such as IP camera, mobile apps and other system tools, you can use multi-purpose applications for homes, small business and enterprises uses.
  • USB 3.0 – The newer and faster evolution of Universal Serial Bus, USB 3.0, can transfer data at up to 5Gb per second. Now becoming commonplace, you can transfer data between devices such as external hard-drives and flash storage keys. In more advanced, larger devices you are able to connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the enclosure, however we highly recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on connectivity and compatibility

Free Qnap Desktop NAS SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1 set up on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Qnap 2-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Qnap box and Seagate drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. That's not all. We can install the latest Qnap firmware or even construct a custom build from the ground up! Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
Possible RAID options for your Qnap 2-bay box are explained below.
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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P RAID options

  • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
  • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
  • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.

Choose your RAID here ->

AirPlay. You can stream your media content directly on a TV via Apple TV using app like QAirplay. It is saving the energy of your mobile device by bypassing your mobile device.

Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Qnap Desktop NAS and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in TS-231P price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
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General

Stock code IBQ-231PP
Brand Qnap
Series Desktop NAS
Model TS-231P
Type 2-Bay RAID (1GB RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 19/09/2016

TS-231P Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 168x102x225mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 1GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) low
Total Drives 2
RAID 0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1

TS-231P Spec Connections

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LANLANExternal2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External3

Software

TS-231P Speed

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

Physical

Colour White
Weight (kg) 2.32kg
Weight (bare) 1.28kg
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Qnap TS-231P Desktop NAS 32TB 2-Bay RAID (1GB RAM) (2 X 16TB Seagate IronWolf (NAS))


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The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P 2-Bay RAID (1GB RAM) 32TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz CPU and with 1GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P is backed with Qnap’s 2yr limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 2 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 32TB via 16TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 32TB of storage capacity (includes 2x 16TB Seagate IronWolf (NAS) HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:JBOD:
  • Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz CPU
  • 1GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • SATA 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
  • Arrives with 2yr warranty for enclosure and 3yr warranty for hard drives



Includes Seagate IronWolf (NAS) 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

This Qnap NAS includes the best Seagate hard drives to work with this box. The perfect foundation for building maximum density server to be run 24/7.
Seagate NAS drives have been rigorously tested in high read and write Network Attached Storage Environments. This results in increased performance and efficiency within your TS-231P NAS server device.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P and 2 Seagate hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P and 2 Seagate hard drives provide you compact but highly efficient Network-Attached Storage solution. Giving you the ability to share and distribute your media throughout the home and accross the internet, create Apple Time Machine backups, conduct Surveillance tasks and still furnish you with a strong Synchronisation system running in the background.

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: ST16000VN001
  • Rotation: 7200RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 16TB
  • Cache: 256MB
  • Warranty: 3yr

Back of the Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P box (the connections)

back of Qnap Desktop NAS

  • LAN Network Port / Ethernet Port – Giving your Qnap storage device to both send, receive and manipulate files over the internet. However that is just the tip of the iceberg. Via the connection of devices such as IP camera, mobile apps and other system tools, you can use multi-purpose applications for homes, small business and enterprises uses.
  • USB 3.0 – The newer and faster evolution of Universal Serial Bus, USB 3.0, can transfer data at up to 5Gb per second. Now becoming commonplace, you can transfer data between devices such as external hard-drives and flash storage keys. In more advanced, larger devices you are able to connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the enclosure, however we highly recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on connectivity and compatibility

Free Qnap Desktop NAS SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1 set up on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Qnap 2-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Qnap box and Seagate drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. That's not all. We can install the latest Qnap firmware or even construct a custom build from the ground up! Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
Possible RAID options for your Qnap 2-bay box are explained below.

Qnap Desktop NAS TS-231P RAID options

  • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
  • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
  • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.

Choose your RAID here ->

AirPlay. You can stream your media content directly on a TV via Apple TV using app like QAirplay. It is saving the energy of your mobile device by bypassing your mobile device.

Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Qnap Desktop NAS and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in TS-231P price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

Qnap TS-231P Desktop NAS RAM / Card upgrade options




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Specifications

General

Stock code IBQ-231PP
Brand Qnap
Series Desktop NAS
Model TS-231P
Type 2-Bay RAID (1GB RAM)
ROHS Y
Date added 19/09/2016

TS-231P Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 168x102x225mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 1GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Annapurna Labs AL-212 1.7GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) low
Total Drives 2
RAID 0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1

TS-231P Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External3

Software

TS-231P Speed

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

Physical

Colour White
Weight (kg) 2.32kg
Weight (bare) 1.28kg
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30/07/2017 | Simon Smaars | SE Flag |
Hi! I wonder if you are able to upgrade the RAM on this unit Qnap TS 231p? Thanks for a great site. //Simon

This range doesn't easily upgrade - though if you wish to buy this unit, there are higher capacity rams available. 
https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-231P2-4G-2-Bay-RAID-0-1-4GB-RAM-~62209




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16/02/2017 | | GB Flag |
Hi I was wondering if you could help. I am looking to get a home nas, I am looking at 1 or 2 bay"s. Can a 2 bay run with just 1 hdd to begin with and be upgraded later. I am looking at getting a 4tb drive to begin with and then updating to another drive when I need the space. So it"s a two bay or a 1 bay witj an external hdd. I am looking for a good media server to stream to either Dlna or kodi on an nvidia shield tv or a fire stick I have both around the house. I am also looking at streaming music to my sonos and saving picture albums to review on tablets. I am average technically and have been looking at qnap or synology. I would also like something to handle nzb files with something like sickbeard or similar. I know in am asking a lot but I have watched a number of your YouTube videos and it looks like you know what you are in about. Thanks for any advice.


Thank you for your enquiry Ian,


By the sound of your requirements, it looks like you need a QNAP. However which one is dependant on your budget. You can certainly purchase a 2 Bay and run on the 1 HDD to begin with but the extent at which the NAS will perform the tasks you describe will depend on Budget and Ports. I would recommend one of the two below.


The QNAP TS-231p NAS - A more budget solution, it features a solid multi core ARM CPU and 1GB of RAM.A good start but once you start pushing your NAS, it will struggle the tiniest bit. It will perform almost everything you describe but not Kodi as it does not feature an HDMI port - https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-231P-2-Bay-RAID-0-1-1GB-RAM-~59546


The QNAP TS-251+ NAS - A much more future proof NAS as well as featuring a Quad Core Intel CPU and 2GB of RAM that can be upgraded as needed, it will perform much, MUCH better and is a much better long term solution. Also it is worth mentioning that KODI is no long available in the QNAP store, although it can still be found elsewhere online and installed manually - https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-251+-2G-2-Bay-RAID-0-1-2GB-RAM-~51037


Of these two, clearly I recommend the 2nd more, but if your budget is tighter, the first NAS will perform admirably. Thank you for visiting SPAN.COM.


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SPAN.COM tech team
16/02/2017 | | GB Flag |
Hi Span.com First of all I really appreciate the job you guys do. It has helped me a lot in order to understand more about NAS devices. Right now I ask for your help in order to take the decision of which device should I buy. My family and I have a small business but we arrived in the point that having a centralized server for our files and a backup of our information would be beneficial for the daily tasks. The things that we are looking the most is rather than having a multimedia server, is more a place to share our files (office documents, images and pdf), have remote access to them, having the possibility to work online in the same file different users at a time -when needed- and to have a secure place to administrate those tasks in a networked centralized way. Also maybe having some advanced tasks as having like a simple host web page or mail server can be something nice to have too. I have looked at Synology Ds216j and Qnap Ts-231p and both of them look really great to me. Now, I ask for your opinion of which one do you think could be the better option for us in terms of software usability, that can perfectly fit to our needs and that can be seen as a reliable investment in a medium-long term. On the other side, which Hdd´s do you recommend? I know both WD and Seagate are really good options but any opinion from you will be useful. I look forward to hear from you. Thank you for your attention.


 



Thank you for your enquiry Fernando,

Thank you for your kind words. Regarding your NAS choice, they are easily two of our most cost effective and efficient NAS devices. As you point out, they are not suitable for a large scale media server but would be very good low key business file servers. Of the two I would recommend the QNAP TS-231p. I know it is fractionally more expensive, but the hardware is significantly more powerful for that small increase and in terms of future proofing, would give you a solution with a much more effective life span. Additionally the front mounted backup button and USB port could be used for a daily/weekly/monthly backup that is keep offsite/away from the NAS as a failsafe. The link to the device is below


https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-231P-2-Bay-RAID-0-1-1GB-RAM-~59546


Regarding HDD, I would opt for the WD Red Drives as they are the currently arriving with a lower failure rate than the Seagate (the difference is incredibly small but thought I would mention), also they arrive with the NASware 3.0 firmware and that will ensure the HDD is running to optimal ability in the NAS when in use. 


Thank you for choosing SPAN.COM.


Kind regards,




SPAN.COM tech team
05/12/2016 | | GB Flag |
Fits very well in my office. It has usb3 connection for fast backup and dual LAN at the back for faster upload / download speeds or reliability.


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