QNAP TS-563-2G 15TB 5 Bay NAS tested with 3 X 5TB Seagate Constellation, AMD® x86 G-Series Quad-core 2.0 GHz processor, 2GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (expandable to 16GB), 10GbE-ready, QvPC Technology, AMD-V Technology.
The TS-563 is a powerful network storage system powered by a high-performance AMD® quad-core processor. It uniquely provides the potential for 10GbE expandability at a budget price to maximize ROI, and doubles the encrypted file transfer performance with the AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to over 400 MB/s. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-563 provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities as well as unique features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. The TS-563 is designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.
The TS-563 is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD® quad-core 2.0 GHz processor with 2GB/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, and two Gigabit LAN ports (expandable to either 4 x GbE ports or 2 x GbE + 2 x 10GbE ports) for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-563 is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 819 MB/s sequential read throughput with one 10GbE configuration. The TS-563's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class, up to 435 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-563.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.1.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 5 x Plextor PX-256M5Pro SSD
Network environment: direct connection between NAS and PC, 1GbE LAN (MTU 1500)
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; Intel Gigabit CT (MTU 1500);Windows® 7Professional 64bit SP1
IOMeter configuration: Transferring 8GB file continuously to/from 4/2 PCs for 3 minutes. Block size: 64KB for SMB2.0 (Throughput)
The TS-563 offers 2 inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high-speed networks by installing a 10GbE network adapter (optional purchase). The 10GbE-ready TS-563 delivers lightning-fast data throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the TS-563 is perfect for companies to store massive data and excel in fast data transmission.
Learn more: 10GbE solution
The TS-563 offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses for archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. The TS-563 supports capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP expansion enclosures. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-563 an ideal file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting RAID expansion enclosures:
|Turbo NAS Model||RAID Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)||Max. Raw Capacity (TB)**|
*To expand the storage space with an UX expansion enclosure, please create a separate static volume or storage pool on the UX expansion unit.
**The maximum capacity is calculated by using 8TB HDDs.
Learn more： QNAP expansion enclosures
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-563 are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
Learn more: QTS
Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP’s new built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need by real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including bits of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches, complete with thumbnails, as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you’ve previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost – it greatly reduces the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks.
Note: 2GB RAM (4GB or more RAM is recommended for optimum performance) and QTS 4.1 or newer firmware is required.
Learn more: Qsirch
The TS-563 is empowered by AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™) technology to support Virtualization Station, transforming it into a 2-in-a-box device that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM marketplaces and import them to the NAS without any complex procedures.
QNAP's flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This next-generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volumes with space reclaim, block-level iSCSI LUN, and online capacity expansion. The QTS Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage which greatly simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.
The TS-563 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-563 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-563 supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-563. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel of the TS-563 features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-563 with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-563 to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.
The TS-563 offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-563 also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage.
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-563 provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-563 is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
The TS-563 supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-563 supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-563. The TS-563 offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses .
Thanks to its x86 architecture, the TS-563 can support more NAS Apps than ARM-based platforms. The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-563.
|CPU||AMD® x86 G-Series Quad-core 2.0 GHz processor|
Floating Point Unit
Hardware Encryption Engine
TS-563-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM (2GB x1)Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM
TS-563-8G: 8GB DDR3L RAM (8GB x1)
Memory expandable up to: 16 GB (8GB x 2)
1. When installing two memory modules, please ensure that they are the same size and ideally use the same type of RAM for both memory slots.
2. For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide
|Hard Disk Drive||5 x 3.5"or 2.5"SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD
1. The system is shipped without HDD.
2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility
|Hard Disk Tray||5 x Hot-swappable tray|
|LAN Port||2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port (Expandable up to 4 x GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x GbE via PCIe NIC)|
|Network Expansion Slot||1 (PCIe Gen2 x 4)|
|LED Indicators||Status, USB, HDD 1-5|
|USB||5 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1, Rear: 4)
Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
|Buttons||Power/Status, USB One-Touch-Backup, reset|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Dimensions||185(H) x 210.6(W) x 235.4(D) mm
7.28(H) x 8.29(W) x 9.27(D) inch
|Weight||Net: 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
Gross: 5.8 kg (12.79 lbs)
|Power Consumption (W)||S3 sleep: 2.26W
HDD standby: 30.17W
In operation: 47.68W
(with 5 x 2TB HDDs installed)
|Humidity||5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C|
|Power Supply||ATX 250W, 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 5A|
|Secure Design||Kensington security slot for theft prevention|
|Fan||1 x quiet cooling fan (12cm, 12V DC)|
Status, USB, LAN
|2.||Hard Drive LEDs||7.||PCIe Expansion Slot|
|3.||Power Button||8.||USB 3.0 Port x 4|
|4.||One Touch Copy Button||9.||Gigabit LAN Port x 2|
|5.||USB 3.0 Port x 1||10.||Kensington Security Slot|
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