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Application for QM2 SSD slots:
- Create a volume on these SSD and use them as extra storage
- Enable Read Cache
- Enable Read/Write Cache
- Enable Qtier feature
- Boost performance in case of memory swapping
Configuration: QNAP TVS-h1688X 32GB total RAM, 1TB M.2 NVMe x 2 for 2TB total cache, 8 x 16TB - Seagate EXOS X18 Helium 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s 7.2K RPM ST16000NM000J Enterprise Hard Drives for 128TB total gross storage, 4 x 2TB Micron MX500 3D NAND SATA 2.5 inch 7mm (with 9.5mm adapter) Internal SSD CT2000MX500SSD1 for 8TB total SSD capacity, Qbit tested with RAID set and ready to use out of the box.
TVS-h1688X-W1250-32G, SATA 6G, Intel Xeon W-1250 6 cores 12 threads 3.3 GHz (boost up to 4.7 GHz), 32GB DDR4 ECC RAM (max. 128GB), 4 x 2.5GbE, 2 x 10GBASE-T 10GbE, 2 x M.2 22110/2280 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 SSD slots for SSD cache, optional QNAP QXP-T32P 2-port Thunderbolt 3 card support, 3 x PCIe expansion slots (pre-installed 2-port 10GBASE-T card), integrated graphics, 4K HDMI v1.4b, USB 3.2 Gen2, 550W single power supply.
See below for special pricing on memory upgrades.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The TVS-h1688X comes with a pre-installed dual-port 10GBASE-T network card (supports 10GbE/1GbE), supporting failover and up to 20Gb/s bandwidth under Port Trunking, to improve bandwidth-demanding data center and virtualization applications. The 10GbE SmartNIC uses a Broadcom NetXtreme® E-Series BCM57416 network controller that supports RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE and RoCEv2), allowing data to bypass general network drivers, the socket layer, and directly enter the ESXi server and storage memory buffer. RoCE technology can improve NAS performance while lowering the CPU usage of applications that use Ethernet networks, ideal for low-latency and high-speed large data transfers.
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).
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.
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
QuTS hero's self-healing ensures data integrity and reliability. Write Once, Read Many Times (WORM) is also supported by QuTS hero.
RAID Z enables robust data protection
Multiple RAID levels allow flexible capacity utilization. RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror deliver higher levels of data protection.
Multi-level cache technology with both read and write
Main memory read cache (L1 ARC), SSD second-level read cache (L2 ARC), and ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) for synchronous transactions are simultaneously supported to boost performance.
App Center ecosystem extends NAS functionality
Apps for backup/sync, business, content management, productivity, and more features can be installed on demand to expand the application potential of the TS-h886.
Follow these steps to acquire optimal storage efficiency and performance for QuTS hero.
|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.|
Basic requirements for setup are similar to QTS. We recommend you to follow these steps to acquire optimal storage efficiency and performance for QuTS hero.
Step 1: System Drive & Default Shared Folders
The first Storage Pool you create is where the system drive, default shared folders, and apps are stored. In this step, it is recommended to create an SSD RAID with at least two SSDs to attain optimal system performance and efficient app metadata management. (With an all-HDD configuration, the first Storage Pool is also where the system drive and default shared folders are stored.)
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.
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 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.
The TVS-h1688X also supports snapshots and remote backup to help organizations accomplish routine backup tasks cost-effectively and efficiently.
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 centralizes backup, restoration, and synchronization for easily transferring data in the TS-h886 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.
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.
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.
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.
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.
Install various expansion cards based on your needs to fulfill greater I/O capability.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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 SATA solid state drives
|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 (also support 10M)|
|5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M)||Optional via an adapter|
|10 Gigabit Ethernet Port||2 x 10GBASE-T (10G/1G)|
|Wake on LAN (WOL)||
Only the 2.5GbE port
|25 Gigabit Ethernet Port||Optional via an adapter|
|Thunderbolt Port||Optional via the QXP-T32P 2-port Thunderbolt 3 PCIe adapter|
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.
|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)||11.96 × 14.56 × 12.59 inch|
|Weight (Net)||29.56 lbs|
|Weight (Gross)||35.94 lbs|
|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)|
|Kensington Security Slot|
|Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS)||9000|
Application for QM2 SSD slots:
Configured system orders start here!
The selected drives are batch controlled and tested using our HDD and SSD servers. Passed drives are then installed in the NAS with Volume and RAID set. Our pre-burn testing prepares the NAS with an initial system and drive testing cycle to ensure that the integrity of the entire system is tested and passed with no issues at all.
Our stress testing (burn-test) cycle commences for a minimum of 24 hours and extends to 48 hours if requested or required. This is undertaken in order to ensure stability when used in a normal environment. These tests can include extremes of workload (constant I/O's), CPU and memory use, thermal load (heat), clock speed, or voltages, bus and connectivity components, with the primary stress testing software aiming to test stability by trying to force a system to fail. Our tests put a greater emphasis on robustness, availability and error handling heavy loads.
Once the tests are complete we QA and pack the system back into it's retail box. Then it's double boxed to protect the unit during shipping. You receive your QNAP NAS Ready To Plug 'N' Store. It doesn't get any easier. Buy your NAS from the QNAP EXPERTS at QNAP DIRECT.