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TS-509Pro Powered by Intel Celeron 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB DDRII memory, the 5-bay, hot-swappable TS-509 Pro delivers superior performance for multiple business applications and intensive concurrent data access. The Linux OS and applications of the TS-509 Pro are embedded in the flash DOM that higher stability is guaranteed. Moreover, the dual Gigabit LAN ports can be configured as Failover, Load balancing, or serving two different subnets which enables more deployment options in a business network environment.

  
 
Features

Modern business requires a centralized data center to protect information asset, back up critical data, share the information among workgroups or departments. A solid, efficient, and flexible data backup system is the key to greater business agility and also an increasingly important task for IT administrator. QNAP TS-509 Pro Turbo NAS is the new generation all-in-one NAS server for SMB and enterprises. It offers the most reliable and powerful storage solution. With superior performance, versatile server features, best-in-class RAID data protection, and rock-solid hot-swappable hard drive design, the TS-509 Pro brings business nowadays a truly new experience of instant data access and sharing, a protected mass storage, value-plus server features at the lowest maintenance cost.

Powered by Intel Celeron 1.6GHz CPU, 1GB DDRII memory, the 5-bay, hot-swappable TS-509 Pro delivers superior performance for multiple business applications and intensive concurrent data access. The Linux OS and applications of the TS-509 Pro are embedded in the flash DOM that higher stability is guaranteed. Moreover, the dual Gigabit LAN ports can be configured as Failover, Load balancing, or serving two different subnets which enables more deployment options in a business network environment.

Brand new user Interface available
 

Advanced RAID redundancy with expandability and upgradeability
Advanced RAID configurations, RAID 0/ 1/ 5/ 6/ 5+Spare and JBOD are all supported. With Online RAID Capacity Expansion, users can select to purchase the most cost-effective hard drives for initial server setup and upgrade to larger ones in the future. With Online RAID Level Migration, users can start from one drive firstly and add more to upgrade the RAID level in the future with the data retained.

The Most Affordable and Flexible iSCSI Solution
The TS-509 Pro can serve as a NAS and an iSCSI target server. The built-in iSCSI target feature provides an affordable IP-SAN (Storage Area Network) alternative for SMB. The server managers can set up the NAS to expand the storage capacity for existing application servers, such as database server and mail server in an economic way. Moreover, the innovative "Virtual Space Allocation" (Thin Provisioning) feature is provided which allows the server managers to flexibly allocate the capacity of iSCSI LUN (Logical Unit Number) at the beginning regardless of the physical volume capacity.

Secure Data Protection by AES 256-bit Volume-based Encryption
The TS-509 Pro's dominant "volume-based encryption" feature secures the server data by AES 256-bit encryption. Even if the hard drives were stolen, there is no need to fear that the confidential data would be leaked since the data can only be accessed by an authorized password.

Easy setup, low-cost maintenance
The handy LCD display on the TS-509 Pro provides a speedy and easy approach for IT administrators to initialize the NAS and set up the RAID configuration without using any computer. The system information and settings are also displayed for easy management. The schedule power on/off feature is available on the TS-509 Pro for IT administrators to flexibly manage the NAS server's up time according to the working hours. Also, the smart Wake on LAN is supported for convenient remote wakeup of the NAS in the local network.

High Performance NAS for Business

Superior Performance
NetBench is a benchmark program that measures the performance of a file server in handling file I/O requests. It is a useful indicator of the performance of NAS device/ file server when it is simultaneously accessed by multiple users.

The test results show that TS-509 Pro delivers superior performance (over 300Mbps when serving 16 clients), under single disk configuration. The throughput of other NAS brands of the same level only reaches a half or less than that of QNAP TS-509 Pro. It reflects the TS-509 Pro's capability as the best file server solution in a business environment.

DOM Architecture with Embedded Fail-safe Dual OS
All the OS and applications are embedded on the DOM. The TS-509 Pro allows system booting without accessing the physical disk sectors and that prevents unsuccessful system startup caused by bad block sectors or file errors on the hard drives. Two operating systems are built on the DOM for system booting alternatively upon every system startup. When one fails, the other one will be used to boot up instead, and the failed OS is recoverable from the other healthy OS.

Advanced RAID Management with Hot-swap Design
The NAS offers advanced RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 5 + Spare, Single, and JBOD disk configurations. It also supports hot-swap design that a failed drive can be replaced by hot swapping without turning off the server. Besides, the best-in-class RAID on the NAS brings users a higher level of data security by allowing one more hard drive failure than other NAS of the same level.

 

Online RAID Capacity Expansion
The storage capacity of a RAID configuration can be expanded by replacing the hard drives with larger ones. All the data will be kept and seamlessly moved to the newly installed hard drives. There is no need to turn off the server during the process.

Online RAID Level Migration
Users can upgrade the disk configuration to higher RAID level with the data retained. There is no need to turn off the server during the process.

Virtual Disk Drive (VDD) adds flexibility to storage expansion along with ease of management
The unique "Virtual Disk Drive" adds flexibility to expand the capacity of NAS. By using the built-in iSCSI initiator, the NAS can connect to other iSCSI targets on the network and turn them into virtual disks, which become multiple single volumes on the NAS. Up to 8 virtual disks can be stacked. The NAS serves as the storage stack chaining master. The user only needs to connect to this single entry (QNAP NAS) and is able to reach and use all the iSCSI target storages on the network.

Built-in iSCSI Target Service
For small business, a high-performance and flexible storage expansion solution for the existing application servers is required. However, DAS (Direct Attached Storage) is not an efficient solution and a Fiber Channel SAN is too expensive and complicated to implement.

The TS-509 Pro can act as a NAS and iSCSI target server at the same time. It provides a cost-efficient iSCSI solution to set up an IP-SAN. The server manager can make use of the built-in iSCSI target service to add up to 8 iSCSI devices. Different iSCSI Target LUNs (Logical Unit Number) can be defined as storage expansion or backup destination of the existing application servers, such as database servers and mail servers.

Furthermore, the innovative "Virtual Space Allocation" (Thin Provisioning) feature is provided which allows the server manager to flexibly allocate the capacity of iSCSI LUN (Logical Unit Number) at the beginning stage without the limitation of the volume space. When the physical storage capacity of the volume is going to be full, the server manager can easily expand the storage capacity by "online RAID capacity expansion", or adjust/ remove the current unused volume space according to the demands.

Application Diagram of NAS Plus iSCSI All-in-one System

A.iSCSI Application: Storage expansion for application servers
B.NAS Application: File sharing through SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS

Touch-N-Go PC-less Installation
You can use the handy LCD to finish the first time installation in 3 simple steps. The NAS will automatically complete the hard disk formatting and RAID building.

Dual Gigabit LAN Ports for More Deployment Options

Network Failover
Failover allows the NAS to sustain the failure of one network port to provide continuous services.

Load-Balancing
Bandwidth aggregation is supported to boost the file transfer speed (works with managed Ethernet switch with 802.3ad configured).

Multi-IP Setting

The NAS can be deployed with two different IP settings for sharing among different workgroups in two different subnets.

Complete Backup Solutions

QNAP Backup Software - NetBak Replicator
The backup software, NetBak Replicator, is provided for the NAS users to perform real-time synchronization or schedule backup from multiple PCs to the NAS.

3rd Party Backup Software Ready
The NAS works well with other backup software, e.g. Acronis True Image, CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, and LaCie Silverkeeper.

Remote Replication by Rsync
Data on the NAS can be backed up to or from another Turbo NAS or Rysnc server over the network securely.

One Touch USB Auto Copy
The one touch button can be configured to trigger instant data backup from the external USB device to the NAS or the other way round (applies to the USB device connected to the front USB port of the NAS only).

S.M.A.R.T. & Advanced HDD Health Scanning (HHS)
The NAS supports Hard Disk Drive S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology) for monitoring the hard drive status. Moreover, the NAS is embedded with HHS Technology which supports disk checking and bad blocks scanning.

Hard Disk Standby
You can configure the hard disks to enter standby mode if there is no disk access within the specified period.

Schedule Power on/ off
The flexible schedule power on/off feature is now provided on the NAS for IT administrators to manage the NAS server's up time according to the working hours. You can set the time for automatic system power on, power off, or restart on any days of the week.

UPS Support
The NAS supports the majority of USB UPS devices (usbhid-ups supported) which enables the users to store the data in time and avoid critical data loss when power outage occurs during data transfer.

Sharing files across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX
The NAS is specially designed for different users to share the files across Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX environment.

Support Windows AD
The Windows AD feature enables server manager to import user accounts from AD domain to NAS to reduce the time and effort for account setup, and users can use the same set of login name and password.

Secure Data Storage, Access, and Sharing

  • IP filter control: Users can allow or deny specified IP connections to the NAS.
  • SSL Security (HTTPS): The NAS can be accessed and configured by web browser securely.
  • Remote login your The NAS by SSH (secure shell) or Telnet connection.
  • Secure FTP: Share and transmit your data over SSL/TLS (Explicit) encryption. Passive FTP port range setup is also supported.
  • Smart FTP policy control: The maximum number of all FTP connections and a single account can be configured.
  • Encrypted remote replication: Data on the NAS can be backed up to another QNAP NAS product over the Internet.

Policy-based Unauthorized IP Blocking
To prevent the NAS from malicious attacks, the server manager can create an IP filter policy to allow, deny, or auto-block the IP address or network domain which attempts to connect to the NAS via SSH/ Telnet/ HTTP(S)/ FTP/ samba/ AFP.

Ease of User and Share Folder Management
The NAS supports batch creation of users and share folders to save the time and effort of the server manager in account and folder creation. For the security of Windows network environment, server managers can hide or show network share folders.

File Server
The NAS allows server manager to create user ID and password, and define the authority and quota for each user.
FTP Server
You can establish your own FTP server, manage the access authority of the FTP server, and share your files with others easily in a few steps.
Web Server with Built-in phpMyAdmin
With the built-in phpMyAdmin, Joomla!, editable php.ini, MySQL and SQLite, you can easily set up your web server and other online applications such as online shops, forums, and blogs.
MySQL Server
The NAS is can be configured as a standalone database server for system integrators. It can be applied in various deployments such as a database server of another web server in remote site or an additional backup database server.
Printer Server
The NAS supports network printer sharing function (max 3 sets).

Surveillance Station
The Surveillance Station enables users to configure and connect 4 IP cameras simultaneously and remotely manage the functions, including real time monitoring, recording, and playback by IE browser over the Internet. Users can flexibly define the recording settings: continuous recording, motion-detection recording, and schedule recording according to their security plan. All the files are stored in AVI format with time stamp, users can easily search and play the files by Windows Media Player.

The most comprehensive support for numerous brands of IP cameras
The Surveillance Station of QNAP NAS supports the leading network camera brands such as AXIS, D-Link, IPUX, LevelOne, Linksys, Panasonic and Vivotek etc. By using particular models, users can use two-way video and audio monitoring and recording, and smart PTZ control to control the monitoring direction via the web interface.

Powerful System Management Tools

Wake on LAN
Enable this option to power on the NAS remotely by Wake on LAN. Wake on LAN helps you manage your NAS conveniently.

Smart Fan
The fan rotation speed is automatically adjusted according to the server's temperature. You can also define the system temperatures to trigger high speed or low speed rotation of the fan. By manually setting the fan rotation speed, the fan will rotate at the defined speed continuously.

Instant SMS/ Email Alert
You can configure the SMTP server and SMSC server settings on the NAS in order to receive instant system warning or error messages by email or SMS.

SSL Secure Certificate
The administrator can upload a secure certificate and an RSA private key in X.509PEM format issued by a trusted provider in order to allow the users to access the NAS by secure SSL login.

Syslog Settings
All the system event logs and connection logs can be saved to a remote syslog server.

Network Recycle Bin
The files deleted from the network shares of the NAS will be moved to a particular recycle bin folder. You can restore your data anytime in case of unintended file deletion.

Comprehensive Event Log System
The logs of connections to the NAS via samba, FTP, AFP, HTTP, HTTPS, Telnet, and SSH, and networking services accessed by online users are all recorded.

Detailed System Information
You can view the system status, e.g., CPU usage, total memory, free memory, packets received, packets sent, error packets, system up time, CPU temperature, system temperature, HDD temperature, and system fan speed.

Software expansion via QPKG Center
The QPKG software package platform enables the users to maximize the usage of Turbo NAS by installing additional software packages developed by the users and community worldwide. This can be done by simple "download & install" clicking without going through any complicated process.

Available QPKG software packages:

Name Description
MLDonkey (eMule) MLDonkey (eMule) is a door to the 'donkey' network, a decentralized network used to exchange big files on the Internet and present most features of the basic Windows donkey client. (e.g., eMule)
Name Description
Slim Server on Turbo Station (with SqueezeCenter 7) Squeeze Center is the server software from Slim Device that manages common digital audio formats (.mp3, .flac, .ogg, etc.) and streams them to its players. Slim Server On Turbo Station (SSOTS) developed by flipflip is an add-on to the Turbo Station's firmware which provides the environment to run Squeeze Center 7 on it.
Name Description
Optware Ipkg (Itsy Package Management System) Ipkg, or the Itsy Package Management System, is a lightweight package management system designed for embedded devices. It is used in the Unslung operating system for the Linksys NSLU2, in OpenWRT, OpenMoko, Gumstix, iPAQ and now on QNAP NAS too.
Name Description
SABnzbd+ SABnzbd+ is a multi-platform binary newsgroup downloader written in Python language. The program works in the background and simplifies the downloading, verifying and extracting of files from Usenet. SABnzbd+ does not search for files, instead NZB files (similar to .torrent files, but for Usenet) are fed to SABnzbd+ from sites like newzbin.com, binsearch.info and tvnzb.com (Requires prior installation of Python)
Name Description
Python Python is a general-purpose, high-level programming language. Its design philosophy emphasizes programmer productivity and code readability.
Name Description
WordPress WordPress is a free, open-source personal publishing system that allows you to easily create a complex blog, or web log, on your site. Written in PHP and supported by a MySQL database, WordPress offers intuitive administrative tools and sophisticated design features that make it easy to develop and integrate a personal or professional blog on your site.
Name Description
Joomla Joomla! is a free, open source content management system for publishing content on the world wide web and intranets. The system includes features such as page caching to improve performance, RSS feeds, printable versions of pages, news flashes, blogs, polls, website searching, and language internationalization.
Name Description
phpMyAdmin phpMyAdmin is an open source tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Internet. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add fields, execute any SQL statement, and manage keys on fields.
Name Description
Xdove XdoveXDove named after XMail & Dovecot the 2 open source offerings that are combined to provide a complete set of Email server functionalities which is one-click installable on your QNAP NAS. XDove not only provides SMTP, POP3 and IMAP services, it also comes with a variety of features like multiple virtual domains and accounts, AJAX webmail with extended functionalities including personal folders, address book, calendar and real-time chat among users under the same mail domain. Besides the mail services XDove offers scheduled backup and restore of your mailboxes from multiple domains which gives you an extra protection on the top of your RAID data redundancy.
Name Description
AjaXplorer AjaxAjaXplorer is a file explorer for remotely managing files on a web server or operation as a simple file-sharing system. Its rich layout and actions make it easily accessible to virtually any end-user. The AJAX based interface, providing streamlined and intuitive functionalities, similar to that of a standard file-system explorer on any operating system.
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Hardware Spec.
Processor Intel Celeron Processor 1.6GHz
Memory 1GB DDRII RAM, 128MB flash (DOM)
HDD Capacity 5 x 3.5" SATA I/II (the standard system is shipped without HDD)
HDD Tray 5 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
LED Indicators Status, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4, HDD 5, LAN, USB
USB 5 x USB 2.0 (Front: 1; Back: 4)
Support USB printer, disk, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
eSATA 1 x eSATA port (Back)
Buttons System: Power button, USB one-touch backup button, reset button
LCD Panel Mono-LCD display with backlight Enter button, Select button for configuration
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor Tower
Dimensions 261.1(D) x 188.5(W) x 261.1(H) mm
10.28(D) x 7.42(W) x 10.28(H) inch
Weight
Net weight: 6.4Kg (w/o power adaptor)
14.11lb (w/o power adaptor)
Gross weight: 7Kg (full package)
15.43lb (full package)
Operation Environment Temperature 0~40˚C
Humidity 0~95% R.H.
Power Supply Input: 110-240V AC, 50/60Hz, Output: 250W
Power Consumption sleep: 39W
In Operation: 63W
Power-off (in WOL mode): 2.25W
with 5 x640GB HDD installed
Secure Design K-Lock security slot for theft prevention
VGA Reserved VGA interface for maintenance
RS-232 RS-232 x1
Fan 12cm quiet cooling fan (12V DC)
Sound Level: Standby: 34.2 dB
In operation: 41.2dB
QNAP TS-509 Pro
Software Spec.
Powerful All-in-one server
File server File sharing across Windows/ Mac/ Linux/ Unix and centralized management
FTP server Support data access from remote location via FTP (max. 256 concurrent connections)
FTP with SSL/ TLS (explicit) mode
FXP supported
FTP bandwidth control and connection control
Passive FTP port range control
Backup server QNAP client-side backup software - NetBak Replicator Supports instant, schedule, and auto-sync backup
3rd party backup software support: Acronis True Image, CA Brightstor, ARCserve Backup, EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, LaCie Silverkeeper
Printer server Network printer sharing via USB (support Windows & Mac platform)
Support all-in-one printer (max. 3 sets)
Remote Replication Block-level remote replication supports instant, schedule backup management; support synchronization mode
Web Server Built-in phpMyAdmin, built-in Joomla!, editable php.ini, SQLite and MySQL dual support
MySQL Server Support MySQL database server
UPnP Media Server
(built-in TwonkyMedia)
Support UPnP/ DLNA multimedia technology; share stored photos and home videos on TV, listen to music on Hi-Fi system via DMP
Enjoy more than hundreds of worldwide Internet radio (built-in TwonkyMedia)
Support media playing with PS3, Xbox360, PSP game consoles
iTunes Server iTunes server for music sharing on your network
Support Smart Playlist for iTunes software
Multimedia Station Image slide show and rotation (+90, -90)
Display photo details: date, exposure time, aperture, etc
Automatic thumbnail generation for easy browsing
Photo album access authority management
Multimedia files (video and audio) local playing
Automatic file categorization
Download Station Support PC-less BitTorrent/ FTP/ HTTP download
QNAP remote download control software: QGet (Windows / Mac), allows you to control the download tasks of multiple Turbo NAS on one PC via LAN/ WAN
BitTorrent download supports TCP/ UDP, DHT
BT schedule download supported
Support BT tasks download (up to 500)
Download configuration (current seed number, configurable port range, bandwidth control, download percentage, UPnP NAT port forwarding for BitTorrent download)
Download status list management (download percentage)
Surveillance Station Support 4 IP cameras for network surveillance
Software Specifications
Operation System Linux-embedded system
Networking TCP/IP, DHCP Client, DHCP Server, CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, DDNS, NTP
Multi-IP setting
Port Trunking
- Balance-rr (Round-Robin)
- Active Backup
- Balance XOR
- Broadcast
- IEEE 802.3ad
- Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing)
- Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing)
Network Service Discovery (UPnP & Bonjour)
Dual Gigabit LAN Failover: In case one of the LAN network fails, the packets sent to the NAS will be handled by the other LAN interface.
Load-balancing: Link aggregation is supported to increase the transfer speed
Multi-IP setting: The NAS can serve different network groups in two different subnets.
File System EXT3 (Internal/ external HDD)
EXT4 (Internal/ external HDD)
FAT (External HDD)
NTFS (External HDD)
Supported Operating Systems Microsoft® Windows® 98/ ME/ NT/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista
Mac OS X
Linux and Unix
Disk Management Single disk, RAID 0 (Disk Stripping), RAID 1 (Disk Mirroring), RAID 5, RAID 5+ Hot spare, RAID 6, and JBOD (Linear Disk Volume)
Multiple RAID
Online RAID Capacity Expansion
Online RAID Level Migration
Disk usage status management
Check disk (Check Linux file system)
HDD S.M.A.R.T.
Bad blocks scan
Support PC-less RAID setup via LCD panel for the first time installation
AES 256-bit volume-based encryption
Built-in iSCSI target service
RAID Recovery
Virtual Disk
User Management User quota management (per user)
Windows AD support
User account management (max. 4,096 users)
User group management (max. 512 groups)
Support batch creating users
File System Management Network share management (max. 512 shares)
Share folder level ACL support
Hide share folder on Windows network
Unicode support
Journaling file system
Web File Manager
System Tools E-mail alert (SMTP authentication)
SMS alert notification
HDD standby mode
Disk usage alert
Automatic power on after power loss
QPKG add-on firmware supported
System firmware upgrade
Backup, restore, reset system settings
Smart fan setting
Configurable management port
Policy-based unauthorized IP blocking
Secure remote login by SSH connection; remote login by Telnet connection
USB, SNMP UPS support
LCD control panel for easy 3 steps installation
Wake on LAN service
Schedule on/ off service (max. 15 settings)
Network recycle bin
SNMP
Real-time System Resource Monitor
LCD PC-less RAID configuration for the first time setup
When the system is ready, users can check or configure the IP settings, physical disk info, volume info, system info, shut down or reboot the NAS, etc.
Event Logs Complete system logs (file level): system events management, connection logs, current connection of on-line users
Multilingual Support English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, and Polish
Backup Management PC-client backup software-NetBak Replicator: Instant/ Schedule/ Auto-sync backup
Remote Replication support Rsync
Encrypted remote replication
One touch USB copy for different destination folders
Backup to external storage device
Multi-browser support Internet Explorer 7 & 8
Safari 3 & 4
Firefox 3
Google Chrome
Package Contents
TS-509 Pro
Power cord
CD-ROM
Ethernet cable x 1
Quick installation guide
Flat head screws x 20
Hard disk lock x 1
Quick installation guide
(RAID Configuration)
 
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