by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP Series Rackmount NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has announced the release of their new enterprise-class 12Gbps SAS-enabled, 40GbE-ready TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP series rackmount NAS, which are available in 24, 16, 15 and 12-bay models. The new rackmount NAS series is also compatible with the high-density 12Gbps SAS RAID expansion enclosures REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP. In addition, the TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP comes equipped with Qtier Technology, which drives Auto Tiering for optimal storage efficiency to help businesses reduce costs on expensive flash technology all the while still benefiting from its excellent application performance and lower TCO of storage.

The TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP series has high scalability with support up to eight QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP), giving it the ability to expand the total storage to over 1PB raw capacity. In addition, the QTS Storage Manager can be used to manage the entire NAS capacity and quickly create volume/LUN snapshot, which allows for easy backup, restoration and cloning functionality.

The TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP series is also compatible with QNAP’s QTS 4.2, their latest version of the company’s operating system, providing users with a variety of virtualization applications.  Features include:

  • Multiple applications on Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android based virtual machines on the NAS with the Virtualization Station
  • Operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry by using the Container Station which integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies
  • Sumplify virtual storage management for VMware, Microsoft and Citrix virtualization solutions.

The TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP series also comes with a plethora of business applications that are designed for enterprises and organizations looking to build a secure private cloud. Additionally, QNAP indicates that the TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP features cross-platform file sharing for Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX users, which makes it an ideal centralized storage solution for organizations with a large number of users. QNAP adds that its support for Windows AD, LDAP directory services and Windows ACL helps to improve the efficiency of permission settings and can act as a domain controller for Windows. It also provides its users with handy backup solutions for Windows and Mac as well as disaster recovery solutions with RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup.

Also included is the new Qsirch natural search feature, which allows users to quickly find NAS data using its powerful near real-time full-text search engine and Qsync. Also available is Q’center for centrally managing multiple QNAP NAS units and Gmail Backup for archiving important emails in the NAS.

TVS-ECx80U-SAS Series Key specifications

  • TVS-EC2480U-SAS-RP: 24 x 3.5” drive, 4U rackmount unit
  • TVS-EC1680U-SAS-RP: 16 x 3.5” drive, 3U rackmount unit
  • TVS-EC1280U-SAS-RP: 12 x 3.5” drive, 2U rackmount unit
  • TVS-EC1580MU-SAS-RP: 9 x 3.5” drive & 6 x 2.5” drive, 2U rackmount unit

Quad-core Intel Xeon E3-1246 v3 Family 3.5 GHz processor, 16GB DDR3 RAM or 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM (expandable to 32GB); 4 x Gigabit LAN port, 10GbE ready (optional purchase); supports 3.5” SAS 12Gbps, SAS/SATA 6Gbps hard drives/ SSD or 2.5” SAS/SATA SSD, hard drives hot-swappable; built-in 256GB mSATA modules; 2 x PCle expansion slot, 4 x USB 3.0 port, 4 x USB 2.0 port; 1 x HDMI port

REXP-x20U series RAID expansion enclosures

  • REXP-1620U-RP: 16-bay, 3U rackmount unit
  • REXP-1220U-RP: 12-bay, 2U rackmount unit

SAS 12Gbps/6Gbps & SATA 6Gbps 3.5” and 2.5” hard drives, hard drives hot-swappable.


Featuring a 5-year warranty, the new TVS-ECx80U-SAS-RP QNAP NAS models and REXP-x20U-RP RAID expansion enclosures are now available.


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