QNAP SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP 24-bay 2U Rackmount Customizable NAS

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QNAP SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP 24-bay Turbo NAS, Diskless, 2U Ractmount Form Factor, Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2 (3.40GHz) Quad Core Processor, 8GB DDR3 (Max 32GB) ECC RAM, 512MB Flash Memory, Redundant Power Supply, Vmware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V Ready, 24-bay 2.5" SAS/SATA-enabled Unified Storage.

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24-bay 2.5" SAS/SATA-enabled unified storage


  • 3,000+ MB/s throughput and 400,000+ IOPS
  • Scalable design, maximum 88 hard drives, up to 352TB raw capacity
  • SSD caching, thin-provisioned volume
  • Virtualization Ready, centralized data storage, backup, sharing and disaster recovery





Simple, Secure, Scalable and Reliable Storage

QNAP SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP, featuring the easy-to-use QTS 4.0 operating system, provides a reliable and scalable NAS solution to fulfill data backup, file synchronization and remote access. The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP supports 2.5" SAS hard drives delivering exceptional performance coupled with full duplex functionality, and supports cross-platform file sharing, comprehensive backup solutions, iSCSI and virtualization applications, and many practical business functions, making it the ideal choice for SMBs to secure important business data. It also includes abundant multimedia applications backed by its powerful hardware specifications.



QTS 4.0 - Simple and efficient

Thanks to QTS 4.0's intuitive user interface, system operations of the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find the 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 working efficiency.



Business apps all in one place

All the apps frequently used in business environments are organized on the desktop for your quick access.




Breakthrough performance

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP supports SAS 6Gbps hard drives driving over 3,000 MB/s throughput and 400,000 IOPS*. Featuring with Intel Xeon 3.4GHz Quad Core Processor and 8GB DDR3 ECC RAM, the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP greatly enhances efficiency of CPU-consuming tasks and serves more concurrent tasks at the same time.

* Tested in QNAP lab. Figures could vary by environments.




Testing Environment:

4 Client PC configurations: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 CPU, 16GB DDR3 RAM, Windows 7 professional 64-bit, Dual-port Intel X520 10GbE Server Adapter, IOMeter sequential read and write.

NAS configurations:

OCZ Vertex4 VTX4-25SAT3-128G SSDs with RAID 5 configuration, QNAP LAN-10G2T-U dual-port 10GBase-T network adapter*2



SSD cache acceleration

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP supports SSD caching which can greatly boost IOPS performance of storage volumes. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization.




10GbE ready

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP offers four inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high speed network by installing 10GbE network adapter. The 10GbE-reay SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP delivers lightening data throughput. Coupled with the support for large storage capacity, the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP is perfect for data centers to storage big data and excel in fast data transmission, and for editing large size videos on-the-fly without transferring the videos between the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP and desktop computers.



Seamless capacity expansion

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP supports online capacity expansion by cascading multiple RAID expansion enclosures to meet the needs of growing business data. With the QNAP scale-up solution, raw storage capacity can be gradually expanded to 352TB. It is especially useful for large data applications, such as video surveillance, data archiving, and TV broadcast storage, to name few.

The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting RAID expansion enclosures:






Powerful QNAP flexible volume

QNAP flexible volume provides a more secure and flexible way to store the NAS data. This next generation volume offers powerful features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volume 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 simplifies the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.




Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs and ISO image of CDs and DVDs can be centralized store in the NAS and protected by integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or NAS build-in LDAP service.




Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP offers well-rounded backup solutions as a reliable backup center. QNAP NetBak Replicator supports scheduled and real-time data backup on Windows OS. Mac Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with an effortless solution to back up data to the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP.




Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP 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 SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on scheduling basis. Besides, data can be backed up to cloud storage, such as Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform, Dropbox and Google Drive, and restored to the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP anytime.


Comprehensive security options

In the open network environment, business data might be exposed in potential hack. The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and so on. Besides, IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP is validated with military level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing the sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard disk drives or the entire system were stolen.




Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP is VMware Ready, Citrix Ready, compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V certification and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading ESXi server loading, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.




Highly-efficient storage solution for video editing

Digital film and video production produces volumes of data that require high performance RAID storage with sustainable throughput to balance with the demanding output of video editing. The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP fulfills storage and video editing needs with a high speed 10GbE network interface. Digital videos can be quickly stored and edited on the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP directly over the network.


HIPAA Compliant Storage Solution

While medical data (e.g ePHI) constantly increases, IT administrators are required to develop a strategy of strong storage platforms within their medical organizations. The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP meets the electronic requirements of HIPAA for storing PHI data by providing a base to protect the confidentiality and security of "individually identifiable health information".



File synchronization across multiple devices

Feel Dropbox short of storage to satisfy your needs? The Qsync utility turns your SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP into a safe data center for file synchronization with large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.



Comprehensive surveillance solution with 24/7 security

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP Surveillance Station Pro offers a professional surveillance solution with the user-friendly NVR (network video recorder) management interface, a wide range of over 1,200 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video and audio recording and playback with flexible options to customize. You can also install the VMobile app on your iOS or Android mobile devices to manage the monitoring channels anytime and anywhere, and safeguard your office environment.




Additional SMB-ready features

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.


FTP Server

The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission.




Web Server

The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.





The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.



VPN Server

The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.



Print Server

The Turbo NAS supports Printer server to send remote printing request over the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.



Surveillance Station

The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.




Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality

The SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP has built in App Center providing various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and so on. It's also a central place to manage and update installed apps. Besides, QNAP's development platform brings forth the open-source spirit to welcome program developers to develop various applications, adding values to the SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP for extensive opportunities.



Package Content




HighlightsQNAP SS-EC2479U-SAS-RP 24-bay Turbo NAS, Diskless, 2U Ractmount Form Factor, Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2 (3.40GHz) Quad Core Processor, 8GB DDR3 (Max 32GB) ECC RAM, 512MB Flash Memory, Redundant Power Supply, Vmware, Citrix, and Microsoft Hyper-V Ready, 24-bay 2.5" SAS/SATA-enabled Unified Storage.
Hardware Specification
CPUQuad Core Intel Xeon E3-1245 v2 Processor 3.4 GHz
DRAMSystem memory: 8 GB DDR3 ECC RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 4 GB x2
Total memory slots: 4
Memory expandable up to: 32 GB (8GB x4)
When upgrading RAM to more than 24GB, the original 4GB RAM modules must be removed.
Flash Memory512MB DOM
Hard Drive24 x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA 6Gb/s, SAS/SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD hard drive
For the hard drive compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/useng/index.php?sn=4085&lang=en-us.
Hard Drive Tray24 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
(Expandable up to 8 x 1 Gb LAN or 4 x 10 Gb + 4 x 1 Gb LAN by installing optional dual-port 10 Gb and 1 Gb network card)
For the optional network card compatibility list, please visit http://www.qnap.com/en/index.php?lang=en&sn=4061
LED IndicatorsStatus, 10 GbE, LAN, eSATA, storage expansion port status
USB2x USB 3.0 port (rear)
4x USB 2.0 port (rear)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
Storage Expansion Port1 (rear)
ButtonsSystem: Power button and reset button
Alarm BuzzerSystem warning
Form Factor2U, Rackmount
Dimensions88 x 439 x 520 mm (H x W x D)
3.46 x 17.28 x 20.47 inch (H x W x D)
WeightNet weight: 10.8 kg / 23.81 lb
Gross weight: 16.28 kg / 35.89 lb
Sound LevelStandby: 46.3dB (LpAm) (by stander positions)
(with 24 x Seagate ST9300653SS hard drive installed)
Power ConsumptionHDD Standby: 138.7 W
In Operation: 270 W
(with 24 x Seagate ST9300653SS hard drive installed)
Relative Humidity5~95% RH, wet bulb: 23C
Power SupplyInput: 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
Output: 600W
Expansion Slot2 (one PCIe Gen2 x4, one PCIe Gen2 x8)
Fan3 x 6 cm smart cooling fan
Software Specification
Operating SystemEmbedded Linux
Supported Operating SystemWindows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows Server2003/2008 R2/2012
Apple Mac OS X
Linux & UNIX
Supported BrowsersMicrosoft Internet Explorer 10
Mozilla Firefox 8+
Apple Safari 4+
Google Chrome
Multilingual SupportChinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
File SystemInternal Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4
External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
NetworkingTCP/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)
Optional Dual-port 10 GbE and 1 GbE Network Expansion Cards*
Service Binding Based on Network Interfaces*
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
UPnP & Bonjour Discovery
USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support
* This feature may vary according to different models.
SecurityIP Filter & 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 (Rsync over SSH)
CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders
Antivirus Protection
FIPS 140-2 Validated AES 256-bit Volume-based Data Encryption**
AES 256-bit External Drive Encryption*
Importable SSL Certificate
Instant Alert via E-mail, SMS, Beep, and LCD Panel*
* This feature may vary according to different models.
** The data encryption functions may not available in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.
Disk ManagementQNAP Flexible Volume with thin-provisioning and space reclamation supported
Supports Storage Pool
Online Volume Expansion
Online Storage Pool Expansion
Online RAID Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration
SMART Data Migration
Bad Block Scan and Hard Drive S.M.A.R.T.
Bad Block Recovery
RAID Recovery
Bitmap Support
Power ManagementWake on LAN*
Internal Hard Drive Standby Mode
Scheduled Power on/off
Automatic Power on after Power Recovery
USB and Network UPS Support with SNMP Management
* This feature may vary according to different models.
Access Right ManagementBatch Users Creation
Import/Export Users
User Quota Management
Local User Access Control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
Subfolder Permissions Support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and Web File Manager
Domain Authentication IntegrationMicrosoft Active Directory (AD)
LDAP Server
LDAP Client
Domain Users Login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
Web AdministrationMulti-window, Multi-tasking based System Management
Movable Icons and Personalized Desktop
Smart Toolbar and Dashboard for Neat Display on System Status
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
Powerful All-in-one server
File ServerFile Sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP/FTPS, HTTP/HTTPS (Web File Manager), WebDAV
Windows ACL
Advanced Folder Permission for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
Shared Folder Aggregation (CIFS/SMB)
File StationSupports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
Creates and Sends Download Links for Sharing Public Files with Expiration Time and Password Protection
Drag-n-drop Files via Chrome and Firefox Browsers
Photo, Music, and Video Preview and Playback Empowered by Built-in Transcoding Technology
File Compression (ZIP or 7z)
Advanced Search
Mobile App: Qfile for File Browsing and Management
FTP ServerFTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
Concurrent Connections: Max 256
Passive FTP Port Range Control
FTP Bandwidth & Connection Control
Supports FXP & Unicode
Backup StationRemote Replication Server (over Rsync)
Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) to another QNAP NAS or FTP Server
Works as Both RTRR Server & Client with Bandwidth Control
Real-time & Scheduled Backup
Encryption, Compression, File Filter, and Transfer Rate Limitation
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
Synchronizes with Cloud Storage: Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Symform, Dropbox, and Google Drive
Third Party Backup Software Support: Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis True Image, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie SilverKeeper, etc.
Multi-LUNs per Target
Up to 256 Targets/LUNs Combined
Supports LUN Mapping & Masking
Block-based LUN
Thin-provisioned LUN with Space Reclamation supported
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)
Virtual Disk Drive (via iSCSI Initiator)
Stack Chaining Master
Max No. of Virtual Disk Drives: 8
Server Virtualization & ClusteringVMware vSphere (ESX/ESXi 4.x, 5.x)
VMware VAAI for iSCSI and VAAI for NAS
vSphere Plug-in
Citrix XenServer (6.0)
Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Supports Microsoft ODX
QNAP SMI-S provider for Microsoft SCVMM
Windows Server 2012 Failover Clustering
Storage Plug & Connect via Windows Qfinder by QNAPCreate and Map Shared Folders
Create and Connect to iSCSI Target/LUN
myQNAPcloud ServicePrivate Cloud Storage and Sharing
Free Host Name Registration (DDNS)
Auto Router Configuration (via UPnP)
CloudLink for Remote Access without Complicated Router Setup
myQNAPcloud Connect for Easy VPN Connection (Windows VPN Utility)
QsyncSyncs Files among Multiple Devices through the NAS
Option for Not Removing Files on the NAS during Synchronization
Selective Synchronization
Shares Securely with SSL
Team Folder
Shares Files by Links via E-mail
Uploads Photos or Videos to Qsync Folder Automatically via Qfile
Restores Files from Network Recycle Bin
File Name Conflict Policy
Option for Filter Settings
Privilege Control for Qsync Users
Supports Windows & Mac OS
Web ServerHTTP/HTTPS Connections
Built-in MySQL Server
Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin (QPKG)
Virtual Hosts: Max 32
Database ServerBuilt-in MySQL Server
Web-based Management via phpMyAdmin
Print ServerMax 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
Syslog ServerCentralized Log Monitoring and Archiving
Immediate Email Alerts
Supports Log Filtering
RADIUS ServerCentralized Account Management and Authentication for Network Access
Supports 802.1x Security Authentication
TFTP Server with PXE Booting (Read-only)
VPN ServerSecure Remote Access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services
Remote Access to Other Resources on Local Network
Max No. of Clients: 30
Surveillance Station ProSupports over 1,400 IP Cameras
Includes 1 Free Camera License
Up to 16 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)
* This feature may vary according to different models.
AntivirusProtection 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
APP CenterAdd New Features by Online Installation of over 90 Official and Community Software Add-ons
(The actual available software add-ons may vary depending on the NAS platform)
Package ContentSS-EC2479U-SAS-RP x 1
CD-ROM x 1
Ethernet Cable x 4
Power Cord x 2
Quick Installation Guide x 1
Flat head screw x 96 (for 2.5" HDD)
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