QNAP TS-228A 2-Bay Home NAS for Data Backup and Entertainment

Discontinued
Stock Status: Discontinued
Key Specifications
  • 2 x 3.5" SATA Drive Bay

  • 1.4 GHz ARM Quad-core Processor

  • 1GB of DDR4 RAM

  • 1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port

Bays: 2 Bays

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SKU:#036570 Warranty2 years by QNAP Product No.:TS-228A Short link:http://i.nvade.it/9vQ See specifications from the manufacturer


Lightweight and powerful entry-level NAS for private cloud and home entertainment

Equipped with a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core processor, the TS-228A provides home users with powerful features including snapshot-based backup, file synchronization, and private cloud services. The TS-228A is also a one-stop home entertainment portal for streaming photos, music, and videos to multiple devices throughout your home and beyond. With energy-saving and quiet operation, the TS-228A is especially suited for home users and provides easy-to-use and convenient functionality for file storage and multimedia needs.

Sleek and powerful

The TS-228A features a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4GHz processor, 1 GB RAM, and a 1GbE network port to provide performance of up to 112 MB/s. If you decide to encrypt your files with AES-256 encryption, the performance is still an impressive 112 MB/s - allowing you to ensure your privacy without sacrificing performance.

Lightweight and easy installation

The minimal and streamlined design of TS-228A makes it fit easily into your home. Featuring a unique, tool-less design, setting up the TS-228A is so easy that it doesn't even need a screwdriver!

A single NAS for cross-platform, multi-device file access and sharing

The TS-228A acts as a file exchange platform to simplify your file management across devices, and is compatible with a wide range of computers and devices (including Windows, macOS and more). For mobile devices, the Qsync suite can be installed for synchronizing and sharing files across PC, phones and tablets.

Backing up data is as easy as 1-2-3

By practicing safe computer habits and with the TS-228A handling your file backup tasks, you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe. QNAP's NetBak Replicator backup utility can assist in backing up/restoring files on a Windows® PC while macOS users can set up Time Machine to save to the TS-228A.

High-end snapshot protection for files and data

QNAP has extended support for file snapshot protection to our entry-level NAS. Snapshots were originally only possible on high-end business systems, and they allow you to record the system state and data content at a single point of time. With snapshot protection, if you accidentally delete/modify files, or if any hard disks should fail or your network is infected with malware, you can quickly restore files to a previous point in time.

Back up your files with the versatile Hybrid Backup Sync

With the TS-228A, complicated backup settings are history. You can now use Hybrid Backup Sync as your single portal for backing up, restoring, and syncing files. Supporting local NAS, remote NAS and cloud storage as both origins and destinations, you can combine multiple backup tasks to provide optimal protection for your data. Other features include scheduling, versioning, data compression and multiple-layer encryption, so your files are kept safe and sound.

360-degree panorama photo/video

Good news for adventurers! QNAP NAS now supports the popular 360-degree panorama recording format! By clicking the 360-degree panorama display button, your photos and videos will be displayed as 360-degree panorama media files.

All your downloading needs covered

With the energy-efficient and quiet TS-228A, you no longer need to use different downloading utilities or to keep your computer running all the time. Use Download Station to search for downloads and to manage your download tasks.

Enjoy an amazing multimedia experience

The TS-228A transforms how to enjoy your photos, music and videos throughout your home and beyond. It's easy, convenient and fun!

- Take photos anytime, anywhere and manage them with Photo Station. Organize photos by folders or albums, and view them in several modes.
- With powerful smart playlists, comprehensive search functions and a user-friendly interface, Music Station is more than just music to your ears.
- Video Station's smart collection, advanced search, and easy sharing functions makes it so easy for you to enjoy your videos. Spoiler alert: you can even import video information from multiple online databases!

Everything you need for the perfect multimedia experience

The all-new QVHelper can help you stream and decode multimedia files to media players on your computer and/or mobile devices. The Qfinder Pro utility can also save time and NAS system resources by transcoding media files locally on your PC before uploading them to the NAS. With the TS-228A your audiovisual experience is smoother and more convenient with useful apps and everything you need to enjoy great multimedia entertainment.

All these NAS functions on the go

The TS-228A has a multitude of companion mobile apps to extend its functionality to your smartphones and tablets. If you're on the go for business or pleasure, your files and data are only a few taps away.

- Qfile lets you access the files saved on your TS-228A at anytime, from anywhere so you can ditch your thumb drives forever.
- Qsync quickly and effortlessly syncs files across different platforms and multiple devices so you'll never miss any important information again.
- Use Qget to remotely control your TS-228A to download files on the go. Files will be automatically downloaded to your TS-228A.
- Use Qphoto to view and share photos stored on the TS-228A. You can also instantly upload photos/videos to the TS-228A as they're taken, so you don't have to worry about storage space issues or if your phone is lost.
- Enjoy your music on the go with Qmusic! Search through your music and edit playlists before streaming or downloading from the TS-228A to your device.
- Qvideo plays videos for you, and you can further share videos instantly and even stream them to Chromecast. Management features are also available on the go, such as categorizing, tagging and rating.

Serious security features

The TS-228A is loaded with comprehensive security features such as 2-step authentication, encrypted access, IP filtering/blocking and anti-virus. Also, you can use permissions for users and folders to block unwanted access from unauthorized users or apps.

Power efficient and quiet

The TS-228A requires only 12.21 W, providing powerful features without a high power bill. Other smart energy-saving modes help to minimize electricity usage, and with a quiet cooling fan both the noise and heat generated by the TS-228A is kept to a minimum.

Warranty

Warranty
2 years by QNAP

Storage

Storage drives installedN
Installed storage drive typeN
Supported storage drive typesHDD
Number of storage drives supported2
RAID supportY
Supported storage drive interfacesSerial ATA,Serial ATA II,Serial ATA III
Storage drive sizes supported3.5"
Supported file systemsFAT32,HFS+,NTFS,ext3,ext4
Bad block scanY

Processor

Processor familyRealtek
Processor modelRTD1295
Processor frequency1.4 GHz
Processor cores4
Processor architectureARM Cortex-A53

Memory

Internal memory1 GB
Internal memory typeDDR4
Flash memory4000 MB

Network

Ethernet LANY
Wi-FiN
Ethernet LAN data rates1000 Mbit/s
iSCSI supportY
Wake-on-LAN readyY

Ports & interfaces

Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports1
USB portY
USB 2.0 ports quantity2
USB 3.2 Gen 1 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity1

Design

Chassis typeMini Tower
Cooling typeActive
Product colourWhite
Number of fans1 fan(s)
Fan diameter4 cm
LED indicatorsHDD,Network,Status,System

Performance

TypeNAS
Device classHome & Home Office
Backup functionY
Backup featuresCloud,iSCSI LUN
BuzzerY
Multilingual supportY
Noise level17 dB
Security algorithms256-bit AES,FIPS 140-2,HTTPS,SNMP,SSH
Access Control List (ACL)Y
Reset buttonY
On/off switchY
Browser supportedApple Safari 7, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10, Mozilla Firefox
S.M.A.R.T. supportY
Backup buttonY
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)Y

Software

Operating system installedQNAP Turbo System
Operating system version4.3.4
Windows operating systems supportedWindows 10,Windows 7,Windows 8
Linux operating systems supportedY
Mac operating systems supportedMac OS X 10.7 Lion,Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion,Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks
Server operating systems supportedWindows Server 2003 x64,Windows Server 2008 R2,Windows Server 2012,Windows Server 2012 R2,Windows Server 2016

Power

Power supply locationExternal
Power supply unit (PSU) capacity60 W
Power consumption (typical)12.21 W
Power consumption (HDD standby)5.14 W
AC input voltage100 - 240 V
AC input frequency50 - 60 Hz

Weight & dimensions

Width90 mm
Depth125 mm
Height187.7 mm
Weight700 g
Package weight1.88 kg

Packaging content

External power adapterY
Cables includedAC,LAN (RJ-45)
Quick installation guideY

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T)0 - 40 °C
Storage relative humidity (H-H)5 - 95%

Other features

Power managementY
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