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All-in-one 4-bay NAS for Home & SOHO
Multi-window, multi-tasking GUI
Data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery
Rich multimedia applications for entertainment
Dropbox-like file synchronization
Simple yet Powerful Storage
Featuring with new QTS 4.0 Operation System
The TS-421 is a powerful yet easy to use network storage center for data center, backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. As your personal cloud, you will always be connected to your files and your files are always under your control. See how TS-421 featuring the QTS 4.0 can make your digital life easier, simpler and more convenient.
Organize your data/content and backups in one centralized location.
Synchronize files across computers, tablets, and mobile devices, and share files across different groups and communities.
Collect, enjoy, and share your large photo, music, and video collection.
Enjoy HD movies or family videos on TV when streamed through various network players.
Access, manage and enjoy all your files with your tablets and smartphones.
Extend your diverse applications on the TS-421 by installing more than 80 apps on demand in the App Center.
Using the TS-421 is as easy as just clicking the icons below:
Easier Operations on QTS 4.0 Desktop
The QTS 4.0 Desktop including quick start menu, graphic dashboard, drag-and-drop icons, multiple desktops, personalized wallpapers, and the smart toolbar making system operations much easier. In addition, multi-tasking is supported which allows multiple windows to be open to access multiple applications concurrently.
Centralize and Protect your Data
The TS-421 is a high-performance cross-platform storage with many friendly storage and backup options that centralizes and protects all your important files on one single device.
Apple Time Machine Backup
Time Machine is fully supported to help Mac OS X users create a more efficient and convenient backup solution. The TS-421 works with Time Machine wirelessly over the same network so you no longer need an external drive.
More Backup Options
Netbak Replicator is the license-free backup software which allows you to back up your files in multiple Window client PCs in schedule or real time. You can also gain a disaster recovery solution with our RTRR (Real Time Remote Replication) feature by replicating data in multiple shared folders from one NAS to another NAS over the network to ensure the safety of your important data. Besides, the data can also be backed up to another FTP server, external disk, or to online cloud storage services.
User Access Controls
All your digital files stored can be managed to share with your family and friends. User accounts, user groups, shared folder access right, and user quota can be flexibly and easily set up by yourself.
Unauthorized IP-based Blocking
A comprehensive list granting proper access from different users based on IP address can be established to authorize or deny access to the TS-421.
The TS-421 has a built in anti-virus feature to detect and protect against viruses, malware, worms, and Trojan horses.
Encrypted Login, Access and Network Transfer
SSH remote login, SSL security (HTTPS), Secure FTP, and encrypted remote replication are supported.
Detail logs of file-level access to the TS-421 via different file transfer protocols, and services accessed by online users can all be recorded.
Freely Access your Cloud Anywhere
All of your content is available on the go! Through any Web browser or the free app for tablets and smartphones the TS-421 becomes your personal cloud so you are always connected to your data. Take advantage of the myQNAPcloud service, which allows you to remotely access your TS-421 wherever you are. Instantly stream or share your multimedia contents and share them with your friends.
Synchronize and Share
Access from anywhere
Qsync is a new feature that allows you to sync all your devices on the go! It can be synced literally anywhere- on the web, at your home, in the office and on the go.
Teamwork is everything
Qsync makes your TS-421 a team sharing device- allowing you to share and edit files among your teammates with automatic updates on the files your team is working on. Qsync provides the function of file synchronization like Dropbox service, and brings forth a cost-effective way to share files across groups and communities.
Photo Albums on the Cloud
The TS-421 acts as your photo vault for you to back up your favorite photos. The Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-421 to create and organize your photo albums through a web browser to share with your family and friends. Your mobile devices are useful too, with the Qfile mobile app in your iOS or Android devices you can instantly upload photos to the TS-421.
View photo slideshow with background music
Display photo details from EXIF: Date, exposure time, aperture, etc.
Publish photos in a few clicks to social networking sites such as Facebook, Google+, Twitter, MySpace, and more.
Share photos with your friends and family via email
Browse photos via the Qfile app on iPhones, iPads, and Android devices
Build your Home Music Library and Enjoy Music Anywhere
The Music Station helps categorize your music collection, and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the music station web player, you can enjoy your music anywhere, anytime with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are built-into Music Station for you to enjoy.
You can listen to your favorite MP3 songs streamed from iTunes Server, or play music by web browsers on your PC.
With SBS (Squeezebox Server) app plugin, you can efficiently manage and play them with Logitech music players without even turning on the PC.
Stream music to your UPnP Hi-Fi system and indulge in high-quality sound experience.
Listen to your music on mobile devices through Qmusic app*1
Interact Through your Favorite Social Media Sites
Many applications on the TS-421 are designed with friendly options allowing you to share and connect with your social media communities. When you use Photo Station, or Video Station, you can pick and share photos and video links directly to your Facebook. DJ Station allows you to stream and share your music playlist with your friends and family on your social media platforms.
Enjoy your Videos via AirPlay
The TS-421 supports Apple AirPlay function. You can enjoy video and multimedia contents on AirPlay-enabled devices with the QAirplay application or the Qfile mobile app.
Stream media content from the TS-421 directly to the Apple TV*2
Select and push to share the stored multimedia contents by using our mobile app, Qfile, and enjoy it on big screen with Apple TV.
Stream music from the TS-421 to AirPlay-enabled speakers.
A Sharing Center for your Home Theater
The TS-421 is an ideal video storage center for you to store your movie and home video collection. It features high-speed data transfer, fast enough to support multiple 1080p HD streams. The quiet operation design brings you the best cinema-grade home theater experience right to your living room.
Wirelessly stream movies, music, and photos to any DLNA certified devices and game consoles e.g. PS3, Xbox360.
Use the TS-421 as a PLEX media server and enjoy your content through any Plex client or Smart TV.
The TS-421 can work with different media players through SMB/CIFS or other standard protocols.
Ever wanted to archive your favorite online videos? HappyGet is a handy third-party tool that allows you to download HD videos to the TS-421. By installing the HappyGet plug-in on the Chrome Web Store, you can select your preferred playlist and download an array of videos all at once with the embedded HappyGet button.
24/7 Download Center
The TS-421 is a perfect download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP download. Your computer never needs to be on when you download your files and managing your download can be done through any web browser. With the QGet utility you can manage your download tasks on multiple NAS devices remotely on the local network or the Internet. The TS-421 also supports continuous NZB download, and eMule download by installed App Center apps without turning on a PC. Now, it also supports RSS download (broad catching) for automatic BT download.
App Center with rich apps to install on demand
The App Center centralizes various apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers. Popular apps such as Google Drive, Plex media server, NZBGet, Python, and more are available in the App center for you to enhance your TS-421 experience. Installation is virtually immediate, with just one click the App will start installing onto the NAS.
Surveillance Station Pro - Protect your Home and Valuables
The Surveillance Station Pro brings home surveillance to the TS-421. The TS-421 becomes a professional surveillance station to view IP cameras from your web browser and mobile devices. Supporting over 1,000 IP camera advance features are also included with the Surveillance Station Pro software, such as real-time monitoring, recording, and playback. With the user-friendly interface and the expandable IP camera channel licenses, Surveillance Station Pro builds a professional surveillance center for you to monitor your things that you value easier.
Access, Use, Sync and Enjoy with your Tablets and Smartphones
The TS-421 is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your smart mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are carrying tons of files in your pocket. Music, photos and videos can be streamed, enjoyed and shared anytime, anywhere. Qmanager lets you monitor and manage the TS-421 remotely and efficiently without turning on a PC.
Easy System Setup
Installation process is done completely through the cloud. Simply visit the setup portal, start.qnap.com, follow the setup guide to complete the system setup and download the utilities you want. That's it, your TS-421 is ready to go!
The TS-421 supports large storage capacity, fulfilling the increasing demand for storage. It supports comprehensive RAID management and online RAID capacity expansion appropriately storing important data and reducing risks of data loss.
Powered by the Marvell ARM 2.0 GHz processor, the TS-421 provides a large storage capacity for archiving files, videos, and music. The TS-421 can handle multiple users accessing the system and multiple applications running at the same time. USB 3.0 ports for high speed file backup to external hard drives are also included for high speed data backup to external drives.
All-in-One NAS Server for Home and SOHO
The TS-421 brings you extra with all-in-one home server features, e.g. iTunes server, UPnP media server, backup server, printer server, FTP server, Web server, database server, and etc.
The TS-421 is designed to be eco friendly, and to help you save on your electricity bill. The smart fan can automatically adjust its speed based on system pre-defined criteria or a specific temperature. The hard disk standby mode sets the hard disks to enter standby mode if there is no disk access within the specified period, lowering energy consumption and extending the lifespan of the hard disks. The Turbo NAS can also be setup to automatically power on, off, or reset.
1* Qmusic will be coming soon to Google Play store and Apple App store. 2* To directly stream through AirPlay, users need to install QAirPlay from the QNAP App Center. 3* Qfile will be coming soon to the Google Play store and Apple App store.
QNAP TS-421 4-bay Customizable Turbo NAS
QNAP TS-421 4-bay Turbo NAS, Diskless, Marvell (2.0GHz) Processor, 1GB DDR3 RAM, 16MB Flash Memory, VMware Ready and Citrix Ready Certification, All-in-one 4-bay NAS for Home & SOHO.
Marvell 2.0 GHz
1GB DDR3 RAM
4 x 3.5" or 2.5" SATA I/II hard disk drive (HDD) NOTE: For the hard disk drive compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/en/?sn=3877&lang=en
TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack) Dual Gigabit NICs with Jumbo Frame - Failover - Multi-IP Settings - Port Trunking/NIC Teaming (Modes: Balance-RR, Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad/Link Aggregation, Balance-TLB and Balance-ALB) Service Binding Proxy Client, proxy server DHCP Client, DHCP Server Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS (v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC TFTP Server with PXE Booting UPnP & Bonjour Discovery USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support
Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) Works as Both RTRR Server & Client with Bandwidth Control Real-time & Scheduled Backup Encryption, Compression, File Filter, and Transfer Rate Limitation Block-level Remote Replication Works as Both Rsync Server & Client with Bandwidth Control Encrypted Replication between QNAP NAS Servers Desktop Backup by QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows Apple Time Machine Support with Backup Management Data Backup to Multiple External Storage Devices Data Backup to Cloud Storage (Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform, and Google Drive)
IP Filter and Policy-based Automatic IP Blocking Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP (S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP Encrypted Access: HTTPS, FTP with SSL/TLS (Explicit), SSH/SFTP (admin only), Encrypted Remote Replication between QNAP NAS Servers (Rsync over SSH) CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders Antivirus Protection Importable SSL Certificate Instant Alert via E-mail, SMS, Instant Messaging (Windows Live), Beep,and LCD Panel
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + Hot Spare Global Hot Spare Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration Bad Block Scan and Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T. RAID Recovery Bitmap Support
iSCSI (IP SAN)
iSCSI Target with Multiple LUNS per Target (Up to 256 Targets/LUNs Combined) LUN Mapping & Masking Online LUN Capacity Expansion Supports SPC-3 Persistent Reservation Supports MPIO & MC/S iSCSI LUN Backup, One-time Snapshot, and Restore iSCSI Connection and Management by QNAP Finder (Windows) Stack Chaining Master: Up to 8 Virtual Disk Drives (via iSCSI Initiator)
Server Virtualization & Clustering
Supports VMware vSphere (ESX/ESXi 4.x, ESXi 5.x) Supports Citrix XenServer 5.x, 6.x Supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V Supports Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012 Failover Cluster
Wake on LAN Internal Hard Drive Standby Mode Scheduled Power on/off (Max 15 Settings) Automatic Power on after Power Recovery USB and Network UPS Support with SNMP Management
Access Right Management
Max No. of Users: 4,096 Max No. of User Groups: 512 Max No. of Network Shares: 512 Batch Users Creation Import/Export Users User Quota Management Local User Access Control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV, Application Access Control for Photo Station, Music Station, and, Video Station Subfolder Permissions Support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
Domain Authentication Integration
Microsoft Active Directory (AD) LDAP Server LDAP Client Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and Web File Manager
Private Cloud Storage and Sharing Free Host Name Registration (DDNS) Auto Router Configuration (via UPnP) CloudLink for Easy VPN Connection (Windows VPN Utility)
Storage Plug & Play
Windows Software: QNAP Finder Create and Map Shared Folders Create and Connect to iSCSI Target/LUN
Smart Fan Control Dynamic DNS (DDNS) SNMP (v2 & v3) Resource Monitor Network Recycle Bin for File Deletion via CIFS/SMB and AFP Automatic Cleanup File Type Filter Comprehensive Logs (Events & Connection) Syslog Client Firmware Live Update System Settings Backup and Restore Restore to Factory Default Mobile App Qmanager for Remote Monitoring
Supported File Formats: - Photo: JPG/JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP, RAW (.arw, .srf, .sr2, .dcr, .kdc, .cr2, .crw, .nef, mrw, .pef, .paf, .3fr, .erf, .mef, .mos, .orf, .rw2, .dng, .x3f, .tif, .nrw, .raf) - Video: FLV, MPEG-4 Video (H.264 + AAC) Image Slideshow with Background Music, Thumbnails, and Different Transition Effects Online Photo Editing by Pixlr Editor Geotagging Photos with Google Maps Slideshow Sharing (from Private Albums) with Password Protection Photo Publishing to Social Websites (Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Plurk, and Blogger) Photo Sharing by Email
Supported Audio Formats: - MP3, OGG, WAV, AIFF, AU, FLAC, M4A, APE, AAC Local Playback with USB Speakers/Sound Card Music Streaming from DLNA/UPnP Media Servers Internet Radio (MP3) Music Alarm (up to 8 Alarms) Remote Playback Control by QNAP Mobile App: QMobile
Web Video Sharing Video Categorization and Transcoding - Supported format: mv, avi, divx, 3gp, mov, mpeg, mpg, xvid, flv, asf, rm, dat, mp4 Video Upload - Up to 2048MB in Size - Up to 320 Minutes in Length - Batch Upload (Max 50 Files) Publish Videos to Facebook, Twitter, and Google+
DVB-T Digital TV Live View, Recording, and Playback Supports up to 2 USB TV Tuners Electronic Programming Guide (EPG) with Scheduled Recording Note: The availability of DVB-T broadcasting and EPG may vary depending on geographic locations.
Live Web Broadcast of Music Playlists Music Sharing on Facebook
PC-less BT, FTP, and HTTP Download (up to 500 Tasks) BT Download with Magnet Link and PT Support - Supports TCP/UDP Tracker Protocol - Scheduled Download - Configurable Port Range - Bandwidth Control - RSS Subscription and Download (Broadcatching) - Selectable Download Files - Configurable Saving Directory HTTP/FTP Download - Bulk Download with Wildcard Settings RapidShare Download Support Website Subscription Service: YouTube QNAP Download Management Software: QGet - For Both Windows & Mac OS - Manage the Download Tasks of Multiple QNAP NAS Remotely over LAN or WAN
Surveillance Station Pro
Supports over 1,400 IP cameras Includes 1 Free Camera License Up to 8 Camera Channels via Additional License Purchase Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) for Advanced Video Search Visual Aid by E-map Surveillance Client for Mac Mobile App: VMobile (iOS and Android)
File Sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX Windows ACL Advanced Folder Permission for SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station Shared Folder Aggregation (CIFS/SMB) File Manager - Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files) - File Viewing via Google Doc - Create and Send Download Links for Public File Sharing with Expiration Time and Password Protection - File drag-n-drop via Chrome and Firefox browsers - Photo, Music, and Video Preview and Playback with Transcoding - File Compression (ZIP or 7z) - Advanced Search Mobile App: Qfile for File Browsing and Management
FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit) Max No. of Concurrent Connections: 256 FXP Supported Passive FTP Port Range Control FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control Unicode Support
Remote Replication Server (over Rsync) Real-time Remote Replication to another QNAP NAS or FTP Server Apple Time Machine Support Windows Client Backup Application: QNAP NetBak Replicator Third Party Backup Software Support: Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis True Image, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie SilverKeeper, etc.
Add New Features by Online Installation of Official and Community Apps The actual available apps may vary depending on the NAS platform.
Max No. of Printers: 3 Supports Internet Printing Protocol Print Job Display and Management IP-based and Domain Name-based Privilege Control Supports Apple Bonjour Printing
Secure Remote Access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN Services Remote Access to Other Resources on Local Network Max No. of Clients: 30
Centralized Account Management and Authentication for Network Access Supports PAP, EAP-TLS/PAP, and EAPTTLS/PAP Authentication
Audio and Video Sharing for Windows & Mac iTunes (MP3, AIFF, WAV, MPEG-4, AAC, and M4A) Smart Playlist
Protection against Viruses, Trojans, and Other Threats Free Virus Databases Update on Manual or Scheduled Basis Multiple Scan Tasks (Max: 64, Concurrent: 5) with Custom Folder Selection and Scheduled Scanning Email Notification upon Task Completion or Virus Detection Quarantines or Deletes Infected Files
TS-421 x 1 Adapter x 1 Power Cord x 1 Ethernet Cable x 1 Quick Installation Guide x 1 Flat head screw x 12 (for 2.5" HDD) Flat head screw x 16 (for 3.5" HDD)
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