Lightweight and powerful entry-level NAS for private cloud and home entertainment
Equipped with a Realtek RTD1295 quad-core processor, the TS-228A provides home users with powerful features including snapshot-based backup, file synchronization, and private cloud services. The TS-228A is also a one-stop home entertainment portal for streaming photos, music, and videos to multiple devices throughout your home and beyond. With energy-saving and quiet operation, the TS-228A is especially suited for home users and provides easy-to-use and convenient functionality for file storage and multimedia needs.
The minimal and streamlined design of TS-228A makes it fit easily into your home. Featuring a unique, tool-less design, setting up the TS-228A is so easy that it doesn't even need a screwdriver!
The TS-228A acts as a file exchange platform to simplify your file management across devices, and is compatible with a wide range of computers and devices (including Windows, macOS and more). For mobile devices, the Qsync suite can be installed for synchronizing and sharing files across PC, phones and tablets.
By practicing safe computer habits and with the TS-228A handling your file backup tasks, you can rest easy knowing that your data is safe. QNAP's NetBak Replicator backup utility can assist in backing up/restoring files on a Windows® PC while macOS users can set up Time Machine to save to the TS-228A.
» Learn More: Utilities
QNAP has extended support for file snapshot protection to our entry-level NAS. Snapshots were originally only possible on high-end business systems, and they allow you to record the system state and data content at a single point of time. With snapshot protection, if you accidentally delete/modify files, or if any hard disks should fail or your network is infected with malware, you can quickly restore files to a previous point in time.
» Learn More: Volume & LUN Snapshots
With the TS-228A, complicated backup settings are history. You can now use Hybrid Backup Sync as your single portal for backing up, restoring, and syncing files. Supporting local NAS, remote NAS and cloud storage as both origins and destinations, you can combine multiple backup tasks to provide optimal protection for your data. Other features include scheduling, versioning, data compression and multiple-layer encryption, so your files are kept safe and sound.
» Learn More: Hybrid Backup Sync
Good news for adventurers! QNAP NAS now supports the popular 360-degree panorama recording format! By clicking the 360-degree panorama display button, your photos and videos will be displayed as 360-degree panorama media files.
With the energy-efficient and quiet TS-228A, you no longer need to use different downloading utilities or to keep your computer running all the time. Use Download Station to search for downloads and to manage your download tasks.
The TS-228A transforms how to enjoy your photos, music and videos throughout your home and beyond. It's easy, convenient and fun!
|CPU Model||Realtek RTD1295 quad-core 1.4GHz processor
CPU Architecture : 64-bit ARM
|Operating System||QTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)|
|System Memory||1 GB DDR4, not expandable
Flash Memory 4 GB (Dual boot OS protection)
|Drive Interface||3.5-inch SATA|
|Number of Drives||2 Bay|
|Capacity||Max. 16 snapshots per volume/block-based LUN; max. 32|
|LED Indicators||System Status, LAN, USB, HDD1~2|
|USB Interface||2 x USB 2.0 port
1 x USB 3.0 port
|LAN Interface||1 x Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)|
|Video||Show photos by thumbnails, list, timeline, or folder view
Supports virtual/smart collections
Tag videos with text, color, and ratings
Share video links to social websites or through email
Display movie information and posters from Internet sources or user-
Supports displaying subtitles (*.SRT,*.ASS, *.SSA)
Supports online searching and downloading of subtitles as well as
importing subtitle files
Supports adjusting the display style of subtitles
Supports for playback speed adjustment
Support for direct streaming videos in certain file formats
Supports Facebook friends login
Supports advanced folder permission settings.
Supports LDAP users.
Videos can be uploaded to YouTube and Youku.
Supports multi-zone video display
Mobile app: Qvideo for online video browsing and management
|Buttons||Power, Reset, USB Copy|
|Networking||TCP/IP: Dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6)
DHCP server and client
USB Wi-Fi adapter
|RAID||RAID 0/1 /, Single, JBOD|
|Security||Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
CIFS host access control for shared folders
FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption*
AES 256-bit external drive encryption
Importable SSL certiﬁcates
Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, beep,and push service
Data encryption functions may be unavailable in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.
|OS Support||Apple Mac OS 10.7 or later
Linux and UNIX
Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10
Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016
|File system||Internal Hard Drive: EXT4
External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
|File Sharing||Maximum number of users: 4096; Maximum number of user groups: 512;
Maximum number of shared folders: 512; Maximum number of concurrent connections: 700
|Special Features||File Station, Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, Download Station, Qsync, Notes Station, FTP Server, Print Server, VPN Server, VPN Client, Antivirus Protection, Hybrid Backup Sync, QVPN, Mobile Application Streaming Server DLNA Server, Airplay, Chromecast, iTunes Server|
|Cooling Fans||1 x 7612 cooling blower for system|
|Power Supply||External, 65 W, AC 100 to 240 V|
|Power Consumption||5.14 W (HDD Sleep Mode) 12.21 W (Operating Mode, Typical) * With drives fully populated|
|Environment||Operating temperature : 0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
Relative Humidity : 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
|Packaging Content||1 x TS-228A
1 x Power Cord
1 x Ethernet Cable
1 x AC Adapter
2 x Fixers (pair, L & R)
Quick Installation Guide (QIG)
|Dimension||(W x D x H) : 18.70 x 9.00 x 12.50 cm|
|Net Weight||1.54 KG|