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Serving UAE Since 2003

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  • 2 Bays
  • 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.

Available Models

  1. TS-231K

    Annapurna Labs AL-214 quad-core 1.7 GHz processor, 1GB RAM, 2 x GbE ports

Quad-core CPU drives higher performance

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

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.

  • Photo Station

    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.

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  • Video Station

    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.

  • Music Station

    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.


  • 3,000 +

    Compatible IP cameras

  • 2

    Free IP camera channels

  • 16

    Expandable channels

  • QUSBCam2

    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.

TS-231K Specification

  1. TS-231K

    CPU AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-214, 4-core, 1.7GHz
    CPU Architecture 32-bit ARM
    Floating Point Unit YES
    Encryption Engine YES
    System Memory 1GB DDR3
    Maximum Memory 1GB DDR3
    Flash Memory 512 MB (Dual boot OS protection)
    Drive Bay 2 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
    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
    Hot-swappable YES
    SSD Cache Acceleration Support YES
    Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45) 2
    Jumbo Frame YES
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 port 3
    Form Factor Tower
    LED Indicators Power, Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-2
    Buttons Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 161 × 102 × 219 mm
    Weight (Net) 1.35 kg
    Weight (Gross) 2.39 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 60W/65W Adapter, 100-240V
    Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 8.46 W
    Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 15.6 W
    With drives fully populated
    Fan 1 x 7 cm smart fan (12V DC)
    Sound Level 19.2 db(A)
    System Warning Buzzer
    Kensington Security Slot YES
    Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS) 400
    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.

chat Reviews (3)

    Which is better between Synology and QNAP

    Both of them are great NAS brands – the top in the NAS category . This question is like which is better- iOS or android. Typically QNAP offers more hardware choices and hardware tweaking options. Synology on the other hand has more stable and easier software UI. The one you should go for , greatly depends on the actual requirement you have.

    How do I shut down QNAP NAS
    If you have the admin access to the web interface, then select shut down from the power menu. If not, press the power button for 1.5 seconds till you hear a beep. On doing this the system starts the shutdown process ( and it shows so on the LCD screen if your NAS has one). It takes about 5-7 minutes for the system to stop services, unmount volumes and then shutdown safely. If you want to shutdown immediately, then keep the power button pressed for 5 seconds – this is equivalent to pulling the power and may corrupt the volumes though.

    Which QNAP NAS is good to buy
    QNAP has a model for almost every single processor available so the choice of NAS is overwhelming. Generally 51K, 51+ and 53D are very popular models. Decision on which model to buy will greatly depend on what you want to use your NAS for, and your budget.

    How Does QNAP NAS work
    All the Major NAS work the same way. At the very basic – you connect them to a network, define basic permissions and settings and then anyone on your network ( or outside the network if you configured cloud) can access it on PCs and mobile devices. Contact us if you want to see a demo

    How do I use QNAP NAS
    Basic setup starts with QNAP finder on a PC. Connect your QNAP to the power and network, find it with QNAP finder and then follow the GUI setup wizard. Finally you will be able to login to your QNAP and use it though Web browser or through the Mobile apps.

    I searched where to buy qnap and found you. Are you a distributor of QNAP ?
    DataCare LLC is a Sub Distributor of QNAP for UAE. In the last 10 years, we have become their largest SI partner . You can check our credentials and partnership status on QNAP website

    Which QNAP is good for Plex
    QNAP models keep changing so we keep updating the list of models recommended for Plex. Look for the google sheet published by plex for QNAP current models or ask us.

    qnap how many camera licenses are free
    There are 2 surveillance applications. QVR Pro the latest surveillance application offers 8 license free with 15 days playback. QVR Pro the older surveillance application has 2 free licenses.

    What is Thick Volume in QNAP
    With QNAP thick Volumes you specify the total volume space at the time of creation, and that much space is actually set aside for your volume. This is in contrast with Thin volume where the volume expands to take as much space as it needs , providing overprovisioning. Use thick volume if you want to keep guaranteed space aside for your volume

    how much is qnap extended warranty
    QNAP Warranty extension cost varies from model to model. Further the extended warranty can only be bought within 9 months of purchase of the unit

    qnap how much space for snapshots is reserved
    You can set the maximum space allocated to Snapshots. Typically it should be 20-30%. The actual space the snapshots occupy depends on how much snapshot data differs from actual data on disk.

    qnap how to replace failed drive
    Drives are hot swappable which means you don't have shut down the unit. If you are on RAID 5 , then you only have 1 HDD failure tolerance, and it's advisable to not use the NAS while the RAID is being rebuilt. Replacing hard drive is as easy as pulling the bay housing the failing/failed drive, and replacing with a new drive.

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    qnap what is raid scrubbing
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    qnap where are apps installed
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    qnap where is os stored
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