PNP : UAE's TOP Data Storage Integrator Since 2005
QNAP One of the Largest Subdistributor and Reseller partner in UAE
We are one of the largest QNAP subdistributor offering complete Storage solution with QNAP using hard drives from Seagate , WD or Toshiba. Every QNAP device you buy from us with hard drives will be pre-configured for free. Other value-added services for QNAP devices such as warranty extension for new QNAP devices (QNAP Warranty Extension), warranty extension for existing QNAP devices (PNP Warranty Extension), extended replacement service with SLA ( NBD Hardware Replacement), etc. are offered in UAE at an additional cost.
Services such as NBD replacement of a failed QNAP device, warranty extensions for existing QNAP devices are available exclusively from us at an additional cost due to our service partner agreement with QNAP. Our Engineers are trained by QNAP and we also arrange workshops and techincal trainings for QNAP.
Stock availability of QNAP TS-231K TS-231K Dubai UAE
We have a large inventory (probably one of the largest in the Middle East) of QNAP as we are a sub-distributor. If the stock is not available, we can give you a firm delivery date. Contact us and we will let you know the exact availability.
Price Matching and Lowest Bulk Price for QNAP TS-231K TS-231K
The price listed on the website is the retail price intended for end users, but If you are an end user looking for a better price you can contact us. Resellers can request for a special reseller price.
Free Shipping for QNAP TS-231K TS-231K in UAE
We Ship QNAP TS-231K TS-231K to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Rest of the UAE free of cost. We have Export freight rates for this product also to Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. For African countries, our organized carriers tend to be expensive and we ask that you arrange shipping yourself. VAT Exceptions for export orders from the UAE are available if shipped from Jebel Ali or if your carrier issues proper export documentation
Do you provide qnap after sales
Yes, we at PNP have QNAP certified technicians and we can provide QNAP after sales support. We also offer other paid services like warranty extension, NBD replacement warranty etc.
are qnap drives hot swappable
Yes, with all QNAP NAS you can hot-swap your hard drives/SSDs attached to SATA, SAS or U.2. However M.2 NVME media are not hotswappable.
How to do qnap to qnap backup
With QNAP's HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) you can easily backup from one QNAP to another QNAP. You need a network path between the 2 QNAPs and the login credentials for the target QNAP.
qnap what is a storage pool
The storage pool is the aggregate of many RAIDs in the QNAP. At the bottom are the disks (HDDs or SSDs), multiple disks join together to create a RAID group, and finally multiple RAID groups are combined to create a storage pool. Volumes and LUNS are created on top of the storage pool.
qnap where are snapshots stored
Snapshots are pure Data pointers, so they are stored on the same volume for which you create SNAPSHOTS. You have the option of replicating the snapshots to another QNAP also.
qnap how to replace failed drive
Replacing a defective hard drive is as simple as removing the defective hard drive and replacing it with a new hard drive of the same (or larger) size. The hard drive should preferably be the same brand and quality ( WD Red should be replaced with WD Red and Seagate Exos with Seagate Exos). The system will recognize the new drive and start rebuilding the RAID. If you use a larger drive, it will be downsized to the smaller capacity of other drives in your RAID
what are qnap snapshots
QNAP snapshots are like Windows snapshots. They allow you to quickly restore your data to a previous state. Technically, snapshots work with data pointers so that the same data is not saved twice and storage space is used efficiently. For example, on January 1, you had 100 MB of data. On January 2, you deleted 10 MB and added 30 MB of new data, so your storage space is 120 MB. With snapshots, your total storage footprint is only 130 MB. With those 130 MB, you can restore your 100 MB from January 1 and the 120 MB from January 2 ( Since there is 90MB of common data between 2 data sets, add 10MB to this and you get Jan1 data, add 30MB to this and you get Jan2 data) . Snapshots are great for protecting against accidental deletion or modification of data and also provide protection against ransomware
what are qnap devices
QNAP makes network attached storage. A storage that connects to your network (as opposed to a USB drive that connects to your USB port). The advantage of connecting it to the network is that it can be easily shared, permissions can be defined as to who can access what, and it can do many tasks for you since it is always on (it can work as a firewall, VPN server, proxy server, torrent downloader). The hardware is robust and offers multiple fail-safes like RAID, snapshots, dual network ports, etc.
is qnap a chinese company
QNAP is a Taiwanese company
qnap which file system is used
QNAP has 3 operating systems today - QTS, QTS Hero and QES. QNAP QTS os uses EXT4, QTS Hero and QES use ZFS.
Do you have a qnap service center dubai
QNAP has no legal personality in the UAE (as of 2022). We at PNP are their authorized service partner and can help you with QNAP after sales and techincal services.
qnap where is os stored
OS is stored in 2 places. Partly on the DOM ( Disk on Module) and partly on the internal drives. You cannot boot your entire NAS OS from DOM alone. Also, the OS on DOM and OS on the hard drives must have the same version. If you swap the disks between 2 QNAPs and the OS version of DOM and the disk do not match, QNAP will warn you and give you the option to upgrade the firmware
Does qnap have a middle east office
No, at the time of writing this response (2022), QNAP does not have an office in the Middle East. At PNP, we can help you with any service requests you may have regarding QNAP
qnap which raid to use
If you have only 2 hard disks, it is better to use RAID1. If you have 3-8 hard disks, you can use RAID5. If you have 8-12 hard disks, it is better to use RAID6. The more parity disks you have, the more protection against disk failures you get.
How to do qnap to synology backup
If you enable Rsync Server on Synology, you can use QNAP HBS to back up to Synology. It is also possible to synchronise much faster with Bittorrent (Resillio) which is a paid solution.
can qnap read ntfs
If you connect an external USB drive that is formatted in NTFS, QNAP will recognize it. If it is an internal drive, QNAP will prompt you to format the drive before it can be used in QNAP, regardless of the file system. QNAP can now also read exFAT without incurring a license fee
qnap what is container station
Container Station is a GUI solution that allows you to set up your containers quickly and easily. It supports all 3 popular containers - Docker, LXD and Kata . If you want to quickly run a Linux application on your QNAP, you can do so with Container Station. Some examples are the ability to run Transmission, JelyBean, TaleScale, etc. on the QNAP.
qnap where is backup station
Backup Station has been replaced by HBS - Hybrid Backup Sync. HBS is a very capable software and offer many more options compared to BS.
qnap where are apps installed
Apps are installed on one of the system volumes. You have the option to select a volume when installing each APP. It is quite possible to install different apps on different volumes.
qnap what is bitmap
A bitmap helps to quickly synchronize your RAID. Without a bitmap, all data from RAID is synchronized when a disk is disconnected from the RAID group. With the bitmap enabled, only the data that changed while the disk was disconnected is synchronized. This faster synchronization applies only to all existing disks that have data on them. During a RAID rebuild with new disks it does not help
How to backup qnap to google drive
QNAP's HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) supports backup and synchronisation with Google Drive
Can I use qnap with ssd
Yes. SSDs come in different forms - 2.5" SATA, M.2 Nvme, M.2 SATA and U.2 NVME. All QNAPs can use 2.5" SATA SSDs in their 2.5" and 3.5" bays. The M.2 NVMe can only be used for caching in selected models . To use U.2, you must have a QNAP model with U.2 bays
Are there any qnap with thunderbolt
Yes, QNAP models ending in T have a Thunderbolt port (e.g. 872XT). There is also a Thunderbolt expansion card that can be used with certain QNAP models to add a Thunderbolt port to the NAS.
Are there any qnap with gpu
GPUs can be installed in many QNAPs with PCIe expansion slots. These GPUs can be configured to be used by QTS ( Qnap OS) or Container Station ( for access from a container) or VM ( for virtual machine passthrough)
Does qnap work with docker
Yes, with QNAP Container Station you can quickly create a container with Docker- all with a GUI interface.
Whats the deal with qnap and ransomware
QNAP is constantly updating its firmware. One of the old firmwares was affected by ransomware and those that did not update were affected. None of the updated NAS was affected by the ransomware
Whats the deal with qnap and deadbolt
Some of the old QNAPs that had not been updated and were running older firmware were affected by Deadbolt ransomware. None of the updated NASs were affected.
Does qnap have an antivirus
QNAP's firmware is based on Linux, and the company has integrated the open-source ClamAV antivirus program into QTS by default. You also have the option to download and purchase a license for McAfee Antivirus from the QNAP App Store
How can I do a qnap backup to external drive
You can connect your Exenral drive to the QNAP USB port and it will be recognized immediately. You can then either use HBS to automate your backup or see the external drive in the file manager to copy your data
How can I check qnap hdd compatibility
On QNAP's website you can find a comprehensive database of all hard drives that are compatible with the different models.
What is qnap meaning
QNAP is an abbreviation for Quality Network Appliance - a Taiwanese company that manufactures Network Attached Storage
is qnap safe to use
A NAS is as secure as its configuration is. If you Keep your NAS updated and follow the security guidelines (we wrote a detailed blog about this), your QNAP should be safe from malware and ransomware
RAID 0, 1 Support
Diskless 0 TB
2 Years Warranty
High-performance quad-core NAS for reliable home and personal cloud storage
Powered by quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, the TS-231K provides 2 drive bays storage space to securely store your important files and data, while allowing you to easily share files with family and friends. Featuring a compact pure white minimalist design, the TS-231K can easily integrate with any home décor and takes up very little space. The TS-231K comes with lockable drive trays, ensuring the drives will not be accidentally removed or fall out and cause data loss. The TS-231K provides comprehensive local, off-site and cloud backup and secure Snapshot technology to help create a reliable backup and disaster recovery plan. In the event of a system crash or accidental file deletion, you can quickly restore the system to its normal state.
File Station enables centralized file management on the NAS, connected devices, and connected clouds, making data management more easily, while saving time.
HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) can backup and sync your data to other NAS, servers and cloud storage for comprehensive backup and disaster recovery.
Snapshots fully record system status and data, allowing you to protect files and data from accidental deletion and malware attacks.
Rich multimedia applications and a wide range of streaming methods, bringing greater multimedia enjoyment.
Connect to external USB devices such as card readers, printers or uninterruptable power supply through the USB 3.2 Gen 1 port for greater application potential.
myQNAPcloud service allows you to easily access, manage, and share NAS files via the Internet.
The TS-231K is powered by a quad-core 1.7 GHz CPU that features more CPU cores to enhance system performance. With 1 GB RAM, two Gigabit LAN ports, and SATA 6 Gb/s drives, the TS-231K delivers high performance, while also maintaining data security. The TS-231K also features three USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, allowing you to transfer large media files between the NAS and your devices. The USB port on the front panel supports one touch copy, making it convenient for you to backup data on your external device to a NAS or vice versa with just one click.
TS-231K with QNA-UC5G1T Adapter 10GB Windows File Transfer
Windows Upload : 255 MB/s
Windows Download : 260 MB/s
Windows 2 x GbE SMB sequential throughput
Read : 219 MB/s
Write : 222 MB/s
Windows 2 x GbE SMB sequential throughput, encrypted volume
Read : 217 MB/s
Write : 221 MB/s
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary according to environment.
TS-231K with QNA-UC5G1T Adapter 10GB Windows File Transfer Test Environment: NAS: TS-231K OS: QTS 4.4.2, Windows upload/download, MTU-9000 Volume type: RAID 1, 2 x Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Client PC: Intel® Core i7-6700 3.40GHz CPU; 64GB RAM; Intel X550 NIC with MTU-9000; Windows® 10 Pro
GbE Transfer Test Environment: NAS: TS-231K OS: QTS 4.4.2 Volume type: RAID 1, 2 x Samsung 850 Pro 512GB Client PC: Intel® Core TM i7-6700 3.40GHz CPU; 32GB RAM; Intel i219 GbE NIC, Windows® 10 Pro IOmeter: RAM*4, 30-sec ramp-up time, 3-min seq. run time, 2 workers, 64 outstanding, 1MB.
Easily Create a High-speed Network Environment
You can use QNAP USB 3.2 Gen 1 on 5GbE adapters (QNA-UC5G1T) with the TS-231K or your computer. By connecting the NAS and PC through the 5GbE adapters, you can create a 5GbE network connectivity for nearly 300 MB/s transfer speed.
Boost productivity with QNAP applications
QNAP File Station provides centralized file management, allowing you to view and manage files on your TS-231K and other storage sources or external devices, which allows you to easily share files with family and friends through email, social media, or share link. You can also use Qfile mobile app to access NAS files from a mobile device.
File Station allows you manage files stored on your QNAP NAS in your cloud space, or from USB card reader and mobile devices. You can easily access all your data from a single application.
Qfile mobile app allows you to access NAS files from a mobile device anytime anywhere, while uploading and backing up files on your phone to a NAS.
Protects your sensitive data with file encryption
When sharing sensitive or confidential files on your TS-231K, you can enhance data security with File Station by encrypting files into .qenc files and set a password. The file recipients need to download and install QENC Decrypter on their computers and enter the correct password to decrypt, view, and use encrypted .qenc files.
Note: The computer must run on Windows 8 (or later) or macOS 10.12 (or later).
Protect data against malware with Snapshots
Snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system status and metadata. If a file is accidentally deleted or modified, you can use snapshots from the Storage & Snapshots Manager or the File Station to quickly restore files to its previously-recorded state. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record changed data. Not only does this save storage space, but it also reduces time required to back up and restore data. The TS-231K supports up to 16 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 32 snapshots in total.
Multi-point file backup, access, and sync
HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) consolidates data backup, recovery, and synchronization, allowing you to easily backup or sync data to another QNAP NAS, and remote server or cloud storage (e.g. Dropbox® or Google® Drive) to build a reliable disaster recovery solution. Qsync turns the TS-231K into a secure, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-231K will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, and mobile devices. You can also sync shared folders or create team folders to enhance team collaboration.
Windows/ Mac computer file backup
QNAP NAS provides a simple solution for backing up/restoring laptops and desktops. You can use QNAP NetBak Replicator to backup files on Windows® computers, including Outlook® Email archive. The NAS also supports Time Machine® on Mac® devices, enabling easy, fast, and convenient data backup.
Greater multimedia enjoyment
The TS-231K comes with a wide range of media applications, including Photo Station, Video Station and Music Station, allowing you to easily manage and view your media files. You can also download Plex Media Server to turn your TS-231K into a multimedia server.
Features intuitive interface for you to arrange your photos by drag and drop. You can set access permission and can easily share photos to social media. By installing Qfile or Qphoto mobile apps on your mobile device, you can quickly upload your phone photos to TS-231K.
A management tool for you to easily manage the videos on the TS-231K according to different categories from a single interface. You can stream videos through DLNA®, Apple TV (via Qmedia) and Chromecast* to different devices.
*To stream videos via Chromecast, download and install the multimedia extension pack app from the QTS App Center.
Allows you to organize all your song collections by category, and automatically retrieves album covers, making it easy for you to customize playlists and play songs anytime and anywhere from the web-based interface. Music Station also provides Internet radio service for you to listen to any global Internet radio program.
Plex Media Server
Install Plex Media Server on the TS-231K and stream media files on your NAS to Roku®, Apple TV (via Qmedia), Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV® for you to enjoy files on your mobile phones, tablets, DLNA® devices or on a TV.
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-231K is backed by a 2-year warranty at no extra cost. You can purchase a warranty extension to extend your warranty coverage up to five years.
Comprehensive surveillance solution for 24/7 security
Surveillance Station features a user-friendly interface, supports over 3,000 compatible IP cameras, and provides expandable IP camera channel licenses, allowing you to build a comprehensive surveillance system for real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback. You can use the Vmobile app on your mobile devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere. You can also use QUSBCam2 App to add USB cameras into the Surveillance Station to view real-time images, store recordings for playback, allowing you to build a surveillance system on minimum budget.
Compatible IP cameras
Free IP camera channels
Use USB webcams as IP cameras
Flexible and economical storage expansion
QNAP provides easy storage capacity expansion solutions. Here are several ways to expand your TS-231K storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth:
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot-swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives to expand your QNAP NAS capacity so it can grow with your business.
Attach Expansion Enclosures*
Connect two RAID expansion enclosures (TR-004 or TR-002) or one USB 3.2 Gen 2 JBOD (TL-D800C) and use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.
*The expansion enclosure can only be used as an individual storage pool or volume on the NAS. Its storage pool/volume cannot be combined into the connected NAS.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-214, 4-core, 1.7GHz
Floating Point Unit
512 MB (Dual boot OS protection)
2 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
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
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)
USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
Power, Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-2
Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy
161 × 102 × 219 mm
0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27?C (80.6?F)
Power Supply Unit
60W/65W Adapter, 100-240V
Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical
With drives fully populated
1 x 7 cm smart fan (12V DC)
Kensington Security Slot
Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS)
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.