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SATA to 2.5GbE and 10GbE
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Intel Xeon W-1250 6-core 3.3 GHz processor (boost up to 4.7 GHz)
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Qnap Desktop hero NAS TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G 16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (Xeon W-1250, 32GB ECC RAM) TB3-upgradeable
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Desktop hero NAS
TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G
16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (Xeon W-1250, 32GB ECC RAM) TB3-upgradeable
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TVS-h1688X
Intel® Xeon® W desktop QuTS hero NAS, ideal for high-speed media collaboration over Thunderbolt™ 3 and 10GbE virtual machine applications

** Note: Thunderbolt QXP-T32P expansion cards are sold separately

The high-capacity TVS-h1688X features a powerful Intel® Xeon® W processor and allows for installing two QNAP QXP-T32P Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe expansion cards (sold separately) to attain four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, making it a perfect match for Thunderbolt™-equipped Mac® and Windows® users for high-speed media collaboration. The built-in 10GbE and 2.5GbE connectivity supports Port Trunking and failover to further satisfy bandwidth and reliability demanding business applications. Running the ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system, the TVS-h1688X supports block-level inline data deduplication and compression, near-limitless snapshots, real-time SnapSync, and read/write cache technologies, helping your business achieve reliable service-level agreement performance, from creative workflows to file server, virtualization server, and efficient file backup and recovery applications.
Attain quad-port Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity by installing two QXP-T32P expansion cards in the PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots. Note: QXP-T32P expansion cards are sold separately Two 10GBASE-T and four 2.5GbE LAN ports accelerate virtualization, intensive file access, large backup/restoration tasks, and media transfer. PCIe slots allow for installing 5/10/25/40GbE adapters, QM2 cards, or graphics cards to increase application performance. 4K media playback and real-time transcoding; directly output videos to an HDMI display (up to 4K @30Hz). Supports virtual machines and containerized apps, centralized storage, backup, sharing, disaster recovery, and storage expansion. Cloud storage gateways realize hybrid cloud applications by working with the cache space reserved on NAS to ensure low-latency data access to the cloud.

TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G

Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6-core 3.3 GHz processor (Bust up to 4.7 GHz), 32 GB DDR4 ECC memory (2 x 16 GB)
Six cores up to 4.7 GHz with up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory
Intel® Xeon® W processors are designed for a wide range of creative professionals. Powered by an Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6 cores/12 threads 3.3 GHz processor (Burst up to 4.7 GHz), the TVS-h1688X has enormous processing power to drive virtual machine performance. The integrated Intel® AES-NI encryption engine boosts encryption performance while also maintaining the security of NAS data. With dual-channel modules and 4 Long-DIMM slots, the TVS-h1688X’s DDR4 ECC memory can be upgraded up to 128 GB for memory-intensive and complex multitasking workloads.

Streamline video editing and 4K workflows with Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity
You can install two QXP-T32P Thunderbolt™ 3 expansion cards (sold separately) to the PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots of the TVS-h1688X and transform it into a Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS with quad-port Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity. Up to four Thunderbolt™-equipped workstations can be connected to the TVS-h1688X to achieve greater teamwork efficiency in 4K workflows, file storage, backup, and sharing. An SLC/MLC SSD RAID 5 configuration is recommended for the highest possible performance and the best storage allocation for your NAS.

Note: If you connect a Thunderbolt™ 4 computer to a Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS, you must use a Thunderbolt™ 4 certificated cable or a passive Thunderbolt™ 3 cable that is shorter than 0.8 meters.


Thunderbolt™ 3 + 10Gb Ethernet: perfect for studios and post-production houses
The TVS-h1688X can simultaneously run general Ethernet services with the built-in 10GBASE-T LAN card in addition to the Thunderbolt™ 3 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference. The media resources in the TVS-h1688X can be easily accessed by Thunderbolt™ and Ethernet workstations for different concurrent tasks with increased productivity.
Adobe® Premiere Pro® and Final Cut Pro® collaboration
Final Cut Pro® and Adobe® Premiere Pro® users can centrally store and share the media files in the TVS-h1688X via SMB protocol for greater efficiency.

Quick access with Qfinder Pro
Qfinder Pro allows you to quickly find and easily access QNAP NAS that are located on the same LAN. You can mount the TVS-h1688X through Qfinder Pro for direct access to specific shared folders.
Blazing-fast 10GbE/5GbE connectivity for Mac®/Windows®
Add high-speed connectivity to computers by using the Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter or USB 3.2 Gen 1 to 5GbE adapter. Servers and desktop computers can install PCIe network expansion cards that support 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M Multi-Gig. QNAP 10GbE switches allow for high-speed collaboration in device-dense environments.

Direct 4K HDMI output
The TVS-h1688X features Intel® UHD Graphics P630 that supports hardware decoding and real-time transcoding. The HDMI output supports up to 4K (4096 x 2160p) @30Hz, providing great benefits for applications like video production/editing, industrial design and professional photography that demand on-image resolution and color realism as well as intensive media storage, transfer and display. By connecting the TVS-h1688X to an HDMI display, you can directly watch multimedia content saved on the NAS with QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately).

Set SSD caching to boost IOPS with M.2 NVMe SSD
The TVS-h1688X comes with four 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays for SSDs and two M.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD slots that allow you to flexibly configure SSD caching to increase IOPS performance, reduce storage volume latency, and optimize 2.5GbE/10GbE performance. This is especially perfect for databases and virtual machine applications. With dedicated SSD bays/slots, the TVS-h1688X allows you to dedicate all of the 3.5-inch drive bays for high-capacity hard drives, ensuring both maximized storage capacity and performance.

Hybrid Storage with high I/O expandability

4x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s SSD bays
Offers flexible configuration for cache acceleration to boost IOPS performance.
ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system enhances NAS performance and data integrity
QuTS hero combines the app-based QTS with the 128-bit ZFS file system to provide flexible storage management, comprehensive data protection, and optimized performance to tackle the complexity and performance demands of modern IT. From storage management, virtualization, to collaborative media workflows, QuTS hero streamlines your business-critical tasks.


Data integrity is key
Data reduction improves storage efficiency and performance
Multi-level cache technology with both read and write
QuTS hero’s self-healing ensures data integrity and reliability. Write Once, Read Many Times (WORM) is also supported.
Inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction reduce file size to conserve storage capacity and optimize performance.
Main memory read cache (L1 ARC), SSD second-level read cache (L2 ARC), and ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) for synchronous transactions with power fail protection are simultaneously supported to boost performance and security.
RAID Z enables robust data protection
QSAL (QNAP SSD Antiwear Leveling) enhances data protection
App Center ecosystem extends NAS functionality
Multiple RAID levels allow flexible capacity utilization. RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror deliver higher levels of data protection.
RAID-level SSD lifespan is automatically and regularly detected to prevent simultaneous SSD failure, improving your data protection and system reliability.
(Available from Q4 2020)
Apps for backup/sync, virtual machines/containers, content management, productivity, and more features can be used to expand the application potential of the TVS-h1688X.
Tiered storage configuration for a QuTS hero NAS
Follow these steps to acquire optimal storage efficiency and performance for QuTS hero.

Step 1: System Drive
The first Storage Pool you create is the system drive. Using an SSD RAID with at least two SSDs for the system drive is recommended.
Step 2: Read Cache & ZIL
Use more SSDs for read cache or ZIL. You can also install QM2 expansion cards to add M.2 SSDs for expanding cache space.
Step 3: Data Storage
Allocate HDDs/SSDs to create a RAID for storing files and application data. If needed, you can configure an all-flash configuration for optimal performance.
Inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction drives big data storage efficiency
QuTS hero supports advanced block-based data reduction technologies (including inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction) to reduce file sizes, conserve storage capacity, and optimize performance. For example, if 20 virtual machines on a NAS are replicated using the same template, then storage space requirements for all 20 virtual machines can be reduced by up to 95%. Whether acting as primary or backup storage, the TVS-h1688X optimizes storage utilization to provide a reliable storage cornerstone in the Big Data era.


Real-time SnapSync ensures minimal RPO with real-time disaster recovery
Real-time SnapSync ensures that both the primary and secondary NAS maintain identical data. When data is written to the source, it is immediately written to the destination. If the primary NAS goes offline, IT staff can simply adjust the privilege settings of the secondary NAS to ensure continuous operations. SnapSync provides the strongest support for nonstop business operations and helps users to reduce the risk of data loss.

Note: SnapSync will be available from Q4 2020.


The TVS-h1688X also supports snapshots and remote backup to help organizations accomplish routine backup tasks cost-effectively and efficiently.

Snapshots multiply backup protection
Attain peace of mind with near-limitless, instant snapshots. Copy-on-write technology makes snapshot creation almost instantaneous without affecting ongoing data writing. Snapshot Replica replicates snapshot files to the backup NAS, simplifying data protection with version control.
HBS simplifies 3-2-1 backup plans
HBS centralizes backup, restoration, and synchronization for easily transferring data in the TVS-h1688X to another QNAP NAS, remote server, or cloud storage space. HBS supports QuDedup technology that eliminates redundant data at the source and makes multi-version backup faster.

All-in-one virtual machine and container hosting solution
You can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for comprehensive virtualization support. Coupled with the Network & Virtual Switch app that boosts interoperability between virtual machines, containers, QNAP NAS, and other physical devices on the network, you can flexibly allocate physical and virtual network resources to simplify network deployment.

Virtualization Station
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Android™ virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.

Container Station
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.

License-free VMware® and Hyper-V backup appliance
With Hyper Data Protector, the TVS-h1688X becomes an agentless backup tool for unlimited VMware® vSphere and Microsoft® Hyper-V VM backup. Hyper Data Protector features incremental backup, global deduplication, backup scheduling and recovery compression. Hyper Data Protector also simultaneously backs up multiple VMs, providing you with a cost-effective and reliable disaster recovery plan, ensuring 24/7 operation of your services.

PCIe expansion for 40GbE connectivity or graphics cards
Install various expansion cards based on your needs to fulfill greater I/O capability.


Graphics cards
Supercharge your video editing and transcoding, or enable GPU pass-through to virtual machines.

Note: 1. Supports graphics cards with dimensions up to 266 x 137 x 45 mm. 2. The 550W power supply unit provides an 8-pin (6+2) power connector and a 6-pin power connector for a graphics card.

5/10/25/40GbE network cards
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-hungry tasks (such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration).

QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE cards
Add M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity for optimized performance and bandwidth.

QXP expansion cards
Connect the TVS-h1688X to TL SATA JBOD enclosures by adding multi-lane SATA 6Gb/s transfer for high-performance storage expansion.

Graphics cards
Supercharge your video editing and transcoding, or enable GPU pass-through to virtual machines.

Note: 1. Supports graphics cards with dimensions up to 266 x 137 x 45 mm. 2. The 550W power supply unit provides an 8-pin (6+2) power connector and a 6-pin power connector for a graphics card.

5/10/25/40GbE network cards
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-hungry tasks (such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration).


Move business data to the cloud and enjoy low latency access to cloud-based data
The TVS-h1688X perfectly integrates NAS with mainstream cloud services. By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching, organizations can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access. This greatly helps in realizing cost-effective, flexible, and secure hybrid cloud applications.


HybridMount file-based cloud gateway
Flexibly expand storage capacity by connecting to cloud storage. You can leverage QuTS hero apps to manage and edit your cloud files or multimedia files. HybridMount is ideal for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.

VJBOD Cloud block-based cloud gateway
VJBOD Cloud supports streamlined NAS backup to object cloud storage. The block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only transmits block-based volume or LUN changes (such as addition, modification, or deletion). This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements, such as databases, VM volumes, and videos.

Subscribe to QVR Elite surveillance solution for 24/7 security
QVR Elite is QNAP’s subscription-based smart surveillance solution, allowing you to easily build a surveillance system with lower TCO and higher scalability. You can arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TVS-h1688X and enjoy simplified camera management, storage space allocation, camera live viewing and playback. Recordings are saved as MP4 files, allowing playback on nearly every device. QVR Elite also integrates QNAP AI-based solutions to build smart facial recognition for retail and door access systems with QNAP NAS. With QVR Pro Client software installed on your Windows®/Mac® or mobile devices, taking full control over monitored areas becomes more convenient and easier.

Note: QVR Elite will be available from Q4 2020.

Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. By installing QNAP dual-port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel expansion cards in the TVS-h1688X, you have more budget-friendly options to add a NAS to a SAN environment. You can set a Fibre Channel Target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app. Moreover, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of data security.


More productivity applications
Boxafe
Safeguard enterprise cloud data by backing up/syncing files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google™ G Suite and Microsoft® Office 365® to the TVS-h1688X.

Security Counselor
A security portal for checking weaknesses and receiving recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.

Qsirch
QNAP’s powerful, Google-like search tool helps you quickly find images, music, videos, documents, and emails by keywords, color, and more search conditions. It also supports Qfiling to perform one-time or automatic archival tasks based on your search criteria.

Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TVS-h1688X is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional cost. You can also purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.



TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G   Download Datasheet Download Datasheet Download Datasheet CPU Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6-core 3.3 GHz processor (boost up to 4.7 GHz) CPU Architecture 64-bit x86 Graphic Processors Intel® UHD Graphics P630 Floating Point Unit   Encryption Engine  (AES-NI) Hardware-accelerated Transcoding   System Memory 32GB ECC UDIMM DDR4 (2 x 16 GB) Maximum Memory 128 GB (4 x 32 GB) Memory Slot 4 x Long-DIMM DDR4 For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules. Flash Memory 5GB (Dual boot OS protection) Drive Bay 12 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s + 4 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s The system is shipped without HDD.
For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility/ Drive Compatibility 3.5-inch 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 bays:
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives Hot-swappable   M.2 SSD Slot 2 x M.2 22110/2280 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 slots SSD Cache Acceleration Support   2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M) 4 5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M) Optional via an adapter 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port 2 x 10GBASE-T (10G/1G) 25 Gigabit Ethernet Port Optional via an adapter Jumbo Frame   Thunderbolt Port Optional via the QXP-T32P 2-port Thunderbolt 3 PCIe adapter PCIe Slot 3
Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x8
Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x4
Slot 3: PCIe Gen3 x4 *Slot 1 is preinstalled with a 2-port 10GbE network adapter. USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port 2 x Type-C
4 x Type-A HDMI Output 1, HDMI 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz) Audio Input 1 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jacks Audio Output 1 x built-in speaker, 1 x 3.5mm line out jack (for amplifiers or speakers) You cannot use the speakers and the line-out jack simultaneously. Form Factor Tower LED Indicators System status, LAN, USB, Disk 1~16, M.2 SSD 1~2 LCD Display/ Button   Buttons Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy Dimensions (HxWxD) 303.84 × 369.89 × 319.8 mm Weight (Net) 13.41 kg Weight (Gross) 16.3 kg Operating temperature 0 - 40°C (32°F - 104°F) Relative Humidity 5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F) Power Supply Unit 550W PSU, 100~240V Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 91.26 W Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 108.67 W Tested with drives fully populated. Fan System fan: 3 x 97mm, 12VDC
CPU fan: 2 x 90mm, 12VDC Sound Level 25.8 db(A) System Warning Buzzer Kensington Security Slot   Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS) 9000 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.
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Stock code IBQ-1688XH-32G
Brand Qnap
Series Desktop hero NAS
Model TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G
Type 16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (Xeon W-1250, 32GB ECC RAM) TB3-upgradeable
UPC 885022020423
ROHS Y
Date added 14/09/2020

TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 320 x 370 x 304 mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 32GB DDR4 ECC
Guarantee 3yr
Processor Intel Xeon W-1250 6-core 3.3 GHz processor (boost up to 4.7 GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 15077
Total Drives 12
Total Drives (alternate) 4
RAID 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANRJ45 2.5GbEExternal4
LANRJ45 10GbEExternal2
SATASATA 2.5Internal4
SATASATA 3.5Internal12
M.2M.2 NVMe gen3x4Internal2
PCIePCIe v3 x8Internal1
PCIePCIe v3 x4Internal2
USB3USB3.2 gen2 type CExternal2
USB3USB3.2 gen2 type AExternal4

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TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G Speed

Speed/RPM SATA to 2.5GbE and 10GbE

Physical

Weight (kg) 16.3kg
Weight (bare) 13.41kg
Watts 550W
Colour Black
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02/11/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
What is the maximum storage TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G NAS can handle?
It is better to ask SPAN for free compatibility checks. But as today you could fill it with 12X 18TB Seagate Ironwolf. This would give you a total raw storage of 216TB
01/11/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I use any drives with this NAS?
Yes, but we would recommend to use WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf. They consume less energy and generate less vibration and noise.
31/10/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I add a 2TB HDD and a 2nd one later with RAID1?
Yes, you can migrate from Basic single disk to RAID 1
30/10/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I upgrade the RAM on this NAS?
Looking at the specs, this NAS should allow RAM upgrade. Ask SPAN.COM for free compatibility checks.
29/10/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Is this enclosure suitable for a SSD - such as Samsung EVO SATA III SSD
Yes, it will work with Samsung, WD or Seagate SSD. In fact this will improve the internal speed and make apps run faster.



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TVS-h1688X
Intel® Xeon® W desktop QuTS hero NAS, ideal for high-speed media collaboration over Thunderbolt™ 3 and 10GbE virtual machine applications

** Note: Thunderbolt QXP-T32P expansion cards are sold separately


The high-capacity TVS-h1688X features a powerful Intel® Xeon® W processor and allows for installing two QNAP QXP-T32P Thunderbolt™ 3 PCIe expansion cards (sold separately) to attain four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, making it a perfect match for Thunderbolt™-equipped Mac® and Windows® users for high-speed media collaboration. The built-in 10GbE and 2.5GbE connectivity supports Port Trunking and failover to further satisfy bandwidth and reliability demanding business applications. Running the ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system, the TVS-h1688X supports block-level inline data deduplication and compression, near-limitless snapshots, real-time SnapSync, and read/write cache technologies, helping your business achieve reliable service-level agreement performance, from creative workflows to file server, virtualization server, and efficient file backup and recovery applications.
  • Attain quad-port Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity by installing two QXP-T32P expansion cards in the PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots.
  • Note: QXP-T32P expansion cards are sold separately
  • Two 10GBASE-T and four 2.5GbE LAN ports accelerate virtualization, intensive file access, large backup/restoration tasks, and media transfer.
  • PCIe slots allow for installing 5/10/25/40GbE adapters, QM2 cards, or graphics cards to increase application performance.
  • 4K media playback and real-time transcoding; directly output videos to an HDMI display (up to 4K @30Hz).
  • Supports virtual machines and containerized apps, centralized storage, backup, sharing, disaster recovery, and storage expansion.
  • Cloud storage gateways realize hybrid cloud applications by working with the cache space reserved on NAS to ensure low-latency data access to the cloud.


TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G

Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6-core 3.3 GHz processor (Bust up to 4.7 GHz), 32 GB DDR4 ECC memory (2 x 16 GB)
Six cores up to 4.7 GHz with up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory
Intel® Xeon® W processors are designed for a wide range of creative professionals. Powered by an Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6 cores/12 threads 3.3 GHz processor (Burst up to 4.7 GHz), the TVS-h1688X has enormous processing power to drive virtual machine performance. The integrated Intel® AES-NI encryption engine boosts encryption performance while also maintaining the security of NAS data. With dual-channel modules and 4 Long-DIMM slots, the TVS-h1688X’s DDR4 ECC memory can be upgraded up to 128 GB for memory-intensive and complex multitasking workloads.

Streamline video editing and 4K workflows with Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity
You can install two QXP-T32P Thunderbolt™ 3 expansion cards (sold separately) to the PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots of the TVS-h1688X and transform it into a Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS with quad-port Thunderbolt™ 3 connectivity. Up to four Thunderbolt™-equipped workstations can be connected to the TVS-h1688X to achieve greater teamwork efficiency in 4K workflows, file storage, backup, and sharing. An SLC/MLC SSD RAID 5 configuration is recommended for the highest possible performance and the best storage allocation for your NAS.

Note: If you connect a Thunderbolt™ 4 computer to a Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS, you must use a Thunderbolt™ 4 certificated cable or a passive Thunderbolt™ 3 cable that is shorter than 0.8 meters.


Thunderbolt™ 3 + 10Gb Ethernet: perfect for studios and post-production houses
The TVS-h1688X can simultaneously run general Ethernet services with the built-in 10GBASE-T LAN card in addition to the Thunderbolt™ 3 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference. The media resources in the TVS-h1688X can be easily accessed by Thunderbolt™ and Ethernet workstations for different concurrent tasks with increased productivity.
Adobe® Premiere Pro® and Final Cut Pro® collaboration
Final Cut Pro® and Adobe® Premiere Pro® users can centrally store and share the media files in the TVS-h1688X via SMB protocol for greater efficiency.

Quick access with Qfinder Pro
Qfinder Pro allows you to quickly find and easily access QNAP NAS that are located on the same LAN. You can mount the TVS-h1688X through Qfinder Pro for direct access to specific shared folders.
Blazing-fast 10GbE/5GbE connectivity for Mac®/Windows®
Add high-speed connectivity to computers by using the Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter or USB 3.2 Gen 1 to 5GbE adapter. Servers and desktop computers can install PCIe network expansion cards that support 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M Multi-Gig. QNAP 10GbE switches allow for high-speed collaboration in device-dense environments.

Direct 4K HDMI output
The TVS-h1688X features Intel® UHD Graphics P630 that supports hardware decoding and real-time transcoding. The HDMI output supports up to 4K (4096 x 2160p) @30Hz, providing great benefits for applications like video production/editing, industrial design and professional photography that demand on-image resolution and color realism as well as intensive media storage, transfer and display. By connecting the TVS-h1688X to an HDMI display, you can directly watch multimedia content saved on the NAS with QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately).

Set SSD caching to boost IOPS with M.2 NVMe SSD
The TVS-h1688X comes with four 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s drive bays for SSDs and two M.2 NVMe Gen 3 x4 SSD slots that allow you to flexibly configure SSD caching to increase IOPS performance, reduce storage volume latency, and optimize 2.5GbE/10GbE performance. This is especially perfect for databases and virtual machine applications. With dedicated SSD bays/slots, the TVS-h1688X allows you to dedicate all of the 3.5-inch drive bays for high-capacity hard drives, ensuring both maximized storage capacity and performance.

Hybrid Storage with high I/O expandability

4x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s SSD bays
Offers flexible configuration for cache acceleration to boost IOPS performance.
ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system enhances NAS performance and data integrity
QuTS hero combines the app-based QTS with the 128-bit ZFS file system to provide flexible storage management, comprehensive data protection, and optimized performance to tackle the complexity and performance demands of modern IT. From storage management, virtualization, to collaborative media workflows, QuTS hero streamlines your business-critical tasks.


Data integrity is key
Data reduction improves storage efficiency and performance
Multi-level cache technology with both read and write
QuTS hero’s self-healing ensures data integrity and reliability. Write Once, Read Many Times (WORM) is also supported.
Inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction reduce file size to conserve storage capacity and optimize performance.
Main memory read cache (L1 ARC), SSD second-level read cache (L2 ARC), and ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) for synchronous transactions with power fail protection are simultaneously supported to boost performance and security.
RAID Z enables robust data protection
QSAL (QNAP SSD Antiwear Leveling) enhances data protection
App Center ecosystem extends NAS functionality
Multiple RAID levels allow flexible capacity utilization. RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror deliver higher levels of data protection.
RAID-level SSD lifespan is automatically and regularly detected to prevent simultaneous SSD failure, improving your data protection and system reliability.
(Available from Q4 2020)
Apps for backup/sync, virtual machines/containers, content management, productivity, and more features can be used to expand the application potential of the TVS-h1688X.
Tiered storage configuration for a QuTS hero NAS
Follow these steps to acquire optimal storage efficiency and performance for QuTS hero.

Step 1: System Drive
The first Storage Pool you create is the system drive. Using an SSD RAID with at least two SSDs for the system drive is recommended.
Step 2: Read Cache & ZIL
Use more SSDs for read cache or ZIL. You can also install QM2 expansion cards to add M.2 SSDs for expanding cache space.
Step 3: Data Storage
Allocate HDDs/SSDs to create a RAID for storing files and application data. If needed, you can configure an all-flash configuration for optimal performance.
Inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction drives big data storage efficiency
QuTS hero supports advanced block-based data reduction technologies (including inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction) to reduce file sizes, conserve storage capacity, and optimize performance. For example, if 20 virtual machines on a NAS are replicated using the same template, then storage space requirements for all 20 virtual machines can be reduced by up to 95%. Whether acting as primary or backup storage, the TVS-h1688X optimizes storage utilization to provide a reliable storage cornerstone in the Big Data era.


Real-time SnapSync ensures minimal RPO with real-time disaster recovery
Real-time SnapSync ensures that both the primary and secondary NAS maintain identical data. When data is written to the source, it is immediately written to the destination. If the primary NAS goes offline, IT staff can simply adjust the privilege settings of the secondary NAS to ensure continuous operations. SnapSync provides the strongest support for nonstop business operations and helps users to reduce the risk of data loss.

Note: SnapSync will be available from Q4 2020.


The TVS-h1688X also supports snapshots and remote backup to help organizations accomplish routine backup tasks cost-effectively and efficiently.

Snapshots multiply backup protection
Attain peace of mind with near-limitless, instant snapshots. Copy-on-write technology makes snapshot creation almost instantaneous without affecting ongoing data writing. Snapshot Replica replicates snapshot files to the backup NAS, simplifying data protection with version control.
HBS simplifies 3-2-1 backup plans
HBS centralizes backup, restoration, and synchronization for easily transferring data in the TVS-h1688X to another QNAP NAS, remote server, or cloud storage space. HBS supports QuDedup technology that eliminates redundant data at the source and makes multi-version backup faster.

All-in-one virtual machine and container hosting solution
You can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for comprehensive virtualization support. Coupled with the Network & Virtual Switch app that boosts interoperability between virtual machines, containers, QNAP NAS, and other physical devices on the network, you can flexibly allocate physical and virtual network resources to simplify network deployment.

Virtualization Station
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Android™ virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.

Container Station
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.

License-free VMware® and Hyper-V backup appliance
With Hyper Data Protector, the TVS-h1688X becomes an agentless backup tool for unlimited VMware® vSphere and Microsoft® Hyper-V VM backup. Hyper Data Protector features incremental backup, global deduplication, backup scheduling and recovery compression. Hyper Data Protector also simultaneously backs up multiple VMs, providing you with a cost-effective and reliable disaster recovery plan, ensuring 24/7 operation of your services.

PCIe expansion for 40GbE connectivity or graphics cards
Install various expansion cards based on your needs to fulfill greater I/O capability.


Graphics cards
Supercharge your video editing and transcoding, or enable GPU pass-through to virtual machines.

Note: 1. Supports graphics cards with dimensions up to 266 x 137 x 45 mm. 2. The 550W power supply unit provides an 8-pin (6+2) power connector and a 6-pin power connector for a graphics card.

5/10/25/40GbE network cards
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-hungry tasks (such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration).

QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE cards
Add M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity for optimized performance and bandwidth.

QXP expansion cards
Connect the TVS-h1688X to TL SATA JBOD enclosures by adding multi-lane SATA 6Gb/s transfer for high-performance storage expansion.

Graphics cards
Supercharge your video editing and transcoding, or enable GPU pass-through to virtual machines.

Note: 1. Supports graphics cards with dimensions up to 266 x 137 x 45 mm. 2. The 550W power supply unit provides an 8-pin (6+2) power connector and a 6-pin power connector for a graphics card.

5/10/25/40GbE network cards
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-hungry tasks (such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration).


Move business data to the cloud and enjoy low latency access to cloud-based data
The TVS-h1688X perfectly integrates NAS with mainstream cloud services. By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching, organizations can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access. This greatly helps in realizing cost-effective, flexible, and secure hybrid cloud applications.


HybridMount file-based cloud gateway
Flexibly expand storage capacity by connecting to cloud storage. You can leverage QuTS hero apps to manage and edit your cloud files or multimedia files. HybridMount is ideal for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.

VJBOD Cloud block-based cloud gateway
VJBOD Cloud supports streamlined NAS backup to object cloud storage. The block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only transmits block-based volume or LUN changes (such as addition, modification, or deletion). This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements, such as databases, VM volumes, and videos.

Subscribe to QVR Elite surveillance solution for 24/7 security
QVR Elite is QNAP’s subscription-based smart surveillance solution, allowing you to easily build a surveillance system with lower TCO and higher scalability. You can arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TVS-h1688X and enjoy simplified camera management, storage space allocation, camera live viewing and playback. Recordings are saved as MP4 files, allowing playback on nearly every device. QVR Elite also integrates QNAP AI-based solutions to build smart facial recognition for retail and door access systems with QNAP NAS. With QVR Pro Client software installed on your Windows®/Mac® or mobile devices, taking full control over monitored areas becomes more convenient and easier.

Note: QVR Elite will be available from Q4 2020.

Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. By installing QNAP dual-port 16Gb/32Gb Fibre Channel expansion cards in the TVS-h1688X, you have more budget-friendly options to add a NAS to a SAN environment. You can set a Fibre Channel Target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app. Moreover, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of data security.


More productivity applications
Boxafe
Safeguard enterprise cloud data by backing up/syncing files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google™ G Suite and Microsoft® Office 365® to the TVS-h1688X.

Security Counselor
A security portal for checking weaknesses and receiving recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.

Qsirch
QNAP’s powerful, Google-like search tool helps you quickly find images, music, videos, documents, and emails by keywords, color, and more search conditions. It also supports Qfiling to perform one-time or automatic archival tasks based on your search criteria.

Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TVS-h1688X is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional cost. You can also purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.



TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G  
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CPU Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6-core 3.3 GHz processor (boost up to 4.7 GHz)
CPU Architecture 64-bit x86
Graphic Processors Intel® UHD Graphics P630
Floating Point Unit  
Encryption Engine  (AES-NI)
Hardware-accelerated Transcoding  
System Memory 32GB ECC UDIMM DDR4 (2 x 16 GB)
Maximum Memory 128 GB (4 x 32 GB)
Memory Slot 4 x Long-DIMM DDR4 For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
Flash Memory 5GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay 12 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s + 4 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s The system is shipped without HDD.
For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility/
Drive Compatibility 3.5-inch 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 bays:
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
Hot-swappable  
M.2 SSD Slot 2 x M.2 22110/2280 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 slots
SSD Cache Acceleration Support  
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M) 4
5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M) Optional via an adapter
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port 2 x 10GBASE-T (10G/1G)
25 Gigabit Ethernet Port Optional via an adapter
Jumbo Frame  
Thunderbolt Port Optional via the QXP-T32P 2-port Thunderbolt 3 PCIe adapter
PCIe Slot 3
Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x8
Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x4
Slot 3: PCIe Gen3 x4 *Slot 1 is preinstalled with a 2-port 10GbE network adapter.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port 2 x Type-C
4 x Type-A
HDMI Output 1, HDMI 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
Audio Input 1 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jacks
Audio Output 1 x built-in speaker, 1 x 3.5mm line out jack (for amplifiers or speakers) You cannot use the speakers and the line-out jack simultaneously.
Form Factor Tower
LED Indicators System status, LAN, USB, Disk 1~16, M.2 SSD 1~2
LCD Display/ Button  
Buttons Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy
Dimensions (HxWxD) 303.84 × 369.89 × 319.8 mm
Weight (Net) 13.41 kg
Weight (Gross) 16.3 kg
Operating temperature 0 - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
Relative Humidity 5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Power Supply Unit 550W PSU, 100~240V
Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 91.26 W
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 108.67 W Tested with drives fully populated.
Fan System fan: 3 x 97mm, 12VDC
CPU fan: 2 x 90mm, 12VDC
Sound Level 25.8 db(A)
System Warning Buzzer
Kensington Security Slot  
Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS) 9000
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.
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Specifications

General

Stock code IBQ-1688XH-32G
Brand Qnap
Series Desktop hero NAS
Model TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G
Type 16-Bay (12x 3.5", 4x 2.5") RAID (Xeon W-1250, 32GB ECC RAM) TB3-upgradeable
UPC 885022020423
ROHS Y
Date added 14/09/2020

TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 320 x 370 x 304 mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 32GB DDR4 ECC
Guarantee 3yr
Processor Intel Xeon W-1250 6-core 3.3 GHz processor (boost up to 4.7 GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 15077
Total Drives 12
Total Drives (alternate) 4
RAID 0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10

TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANRJ45 2.5GbEExternal4
LANRJ45 10GbEExternal2
SATASATA 2.5Internal4
SATASATA 3.5Internal12
M.2M.2 NVMe gen3x4Internal2
PCIePCIe v3 x8Internal1
PCIePCIe v3 x4Internal2
USB3USB3.2 gen2 type CExternal2
USB3USB3.2 gen2 type AExternal4

Software

TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G Speed

Speed/RPM SATA to 2.5GbE and 10GbE

Physical

Weight (kg) 16.3kg
Weight (bare) 13.41kg
Watts 550W
Colour Black
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Qnap Desktop hero NAS TVS h1688X W1250 32G reviews


02/11/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
What is the maximum storage TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G NAS can handle?
It is better to ask SPAN for free compatibility checks. But as today you could fill it with 12X 18TB Seagate Ironwolf. This would give you a total raw storage of 216TB
01/11/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I use any drives with this NAS?
Yes, but we would recommend to use WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf. They consume less energy and generate less vibration and noise.
31/10/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I add a 2TB HDD and a 2nd one later with RAID1?
Yes, you can migrate from Basic single disk to RAID 1
30/10/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I upgrade the RAM on this NAS?
Looking at the specs, this NAS should allow RAM upgrade. Ask SPAN.COM for free compatibility checks.
29/10/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Is this enclosure suitable for a SSD - such as Samsung EVO SATA III SSD
Yes, it will work with Samsung, WD or Seagate SSD. In fact this will improve the internal speed and make apps run faster.



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