The 5-bay TS-531P is a powerful quad-core network storage system, providing the potential for 10GbE expandability at a budget price to maximize ROI, and doubles the encrypted file transfer performance with a strong hardware-accelerated encryption engine. The energy-efficient ARM® Cortex-A15 processor provides ultra low power consumption for daily business operations to save cost in the long run. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-531P provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities as well as unique features including Container Station, which allows you to run multiple isolated Linux systems and containerized applications on the same device. The TS-531P is a cost-effective storage solution designed for growing businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks. 10GbE readiness, quad LAN ports and SSD cache Hardware-accelerated encryption engine for efficient cryptographic performance exceeding 400 MB/s Enjoy LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies with the Container Station Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR) Qsirch, a near real time full-text search engine, helps quickly find specific NAS data (supported by TS-531P with 8GB RAM) Scales up to 21 drives with QNAP UX-800P expansion enclosures Quad-core CPU and hardware-accelerated encryption The TS-531P is equipped with an Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor with 2GB/8GB DDR3-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), SATA 6Gb/s, and four Gigabit LAN ports (expandable to 6x GbE or 4x GbE + 2x 10GbE ports) for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-531P's hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class, up to 400 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-531P. Flexible 10GbE connectivity The TS-531P offers 4 inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high-speed networks by installing a 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBASE-T network adapter (optional purchase). The 10GbE-ready TS-531P 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-531P is perfect for companies to store massive data and excels in fast data transmission. High Efficiency with quad LAN support The TS-531P supports multiple port-trunking modes, enabling IT administrators to set up link aggregation to increase total data transmission capability. Failover and dual IP are also supported to ensure continuous system operations. The supported port-trunking modes include: Balance-rr (Round-Robin), Active Backup, Balance XOR, Broadcast, IEEE 802.3ad, Balance-tlb (Adaptive Transmit Load Balancing) and Balance-alb (Adaptive Load Balancing).SSD cache acceleration The TS-531P supports SSD caching which can greatly boost IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs.