The powerful quad-core TS-431XU includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks at a budget price with maximized ROI. The TS-431XU provides versatile all-in-one functionalities and unique features including VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) - an economical way to utilize unused NAS storage space for expanding the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS - and Container Station - that allows users to rapidly develop and deploy Internet of Things (IoT) apps. The TS-431XU 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, SSD cache, and hardware-accelerated encryption engine VJBOD allows using the TS-431XU to expand the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS Containerized virtualization and IoT app development with Container Station Build a private cloud to centrally organize & manage files and backup tasks Secure access with VPN Server & VPN Client Quad-core CPU and built-in two 10GbE SFP+ ports The TS-431XU is equipped with an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL314 quad-core 1.7 GHz ARM® Cortex-A15 processor with 2GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 16GB) and SATA 6Gb/s hard drive interface. Its hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-431XU. Besides two inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TS-431XU also includes two 10GbE SFP+ ports to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup & restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. The extra PCIe slot allows for the installation of a 10GbE SFP+ NIC for flexible high-speed network deployment. QM2 expansion card redefines NAS function QNAP's QM2 is a PCIe expansion card that features dual M.2 SSD slots and 10GbE connectivity* (individual cards may vary in functionality). This allows users to easily set up SSD caching to optimize NAS performance. 10GbE-compatible models can also future proof the TS-431XU for use with 10GbE networks. Equipped with a dedicated cooling module, the QM2 can maintain its high performance even when tasked with the highest workloads. SSD cache acceleration The TS-431XU supports SSD caching to greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs with HDDs. High reliability design ensuring business continuity The business-ready TS-431XU is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot-swapping allow for replacing hard drives without service interruption. QNAP's advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are accidentally removed from a degraded RAID volume. The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly-removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-431XU delivers high reliability and efficiency with support for multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.