Versatile, high-performance 16-bay desktop NAS, powered by the Marvell ARMADA 8040 processor The TS-1635AX is powered by a Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor that provides tremendous computing power and is capable of running a range of applications to help businesses grow as their data increases. The TS-1635AX features twelve 3.5-inch drive bays, four 2.5-inch drive bays and two M.2 SATA slots for building a high-capacity and high-performance storage solution with optimal cost efficiency. The TS-1635AX is also equipped with two 10GbE SFP+ ports and two gigabit ports, providing high-speed connectivity and versatile networking possibilities. The TS-1635AX also allows hardware expansion with two PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 slots, enabling more functionality by adding a QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE card, QWA-AC2600 wireless network card and/or USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) card. The TS-1635AX offers high-capacity storage potential, high processing power, and high versatility for expansion, which all contribute to a next-gen storage system at a lowered total cost of ownership (TCO). The two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports empower mission-critical applications such as databases and large data transfer/storage. Install SSDs with four 2.5-inch drive bays and two M.2 SATA (2280 form factor) slots for enabling Qtier to boost performances. The two PCIe 3.0 slots (x2 and x1) can be used to install additional QM2 cards, network cards, and USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) cards to expand NAS functionality. Snapshots add an extra layer of protection to your disaster recovery plans, giving you the flexibility to create and revert snapshots locally and/or remotely. The TS-1635AX supports containers (LXC and Docker®) and Linux command-line interface (CLI) virtual machines (VMs) for deploying diversified virtualization applications. The TS-1635AX can be used with QNAP's VJBOD technology to expand the capacity of other NAS. The capacity of the TS-1635AX can also be expanded by using QNAP expansion enclosures. Top choice for well-rounded storage The TS-1635AX combines a high-performance processor, high-speed network interfaces, and great storage potential, which are all major factors when selecting a NAS. The ARMADA 8040 processor supports hardware-accelerated encryption of volumes and LUNs, giving impressive overall performance and dependable data security for ease of mind. Boost performance with SSDs and Qtier The TS-1635AX comes with four dedicated 2.5-inch drives bays and two M.2 SATA (2280 form factor) slots for installing SSDs. With SSDs, you can enable the QNAP-exclusive Qtier 2.0, which offers both automatic tiered storage and cache-like mechanisms for both volumes and iSCSI LUNs. This allows the TS-1635AX to be further accelerated to meet the performance requirements of demanding applications and scenarios such as virtualization and 10GbE transmission. The QM2 expansion card redefines NAS functionality QNAP's QM2 is a series of PCIe expansion cards that features dual M.2 SSD slots and/or 10GbE connectivity. This allows users to easily set up SSD caching or Qtier to optimize NAS performance. 10GbE-compatible QM2 cards can also future proof the TS-1635AX for use with 10GBASE-T networks. Equipped with a dedicated cooling module, the QM2 can maintain its high performance even when tasked with the highest workloads.