Qnap TDS-16489U-SB3 16-Bay Eight-Core NAS Server

QNAP Part #/MPN: TDS-16489U-SB3

DiscTech Item #: QNA-TDS-16489U-SB3-BN-5Y

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Interface Types: SATA, USB 3.0, Ethernet RJ45, PCIe, SFP

Encryption/SED Supported

Electrical Interface: Ethernet 10Gigabit - 10Gbps

On-Board Cache: 256GB

Bays/Ports/Slots: 16

U Height: 3U

Wattage/VA: 650W

Voltage: 220-240V

Qnap TDS-16489U-SB3 Intel Xeon E5-2630 16-Bay Eight-Core Redundant NAS Server w/ PCIe Expansion Slots - Diskless - Brand New

Qnap TDS-16489U-SB3 Intel Xeon E5-2630 16-Bay Eight-Core Redundant NAS / Network Attached Storage Server with 4 (3 x PCIe Gen3 x8, 1 x PCIE Gen3 x16) PCIe / PCI Express Expansion Slots - Diskless - Brand New

QNAP TDS-16489U-SB3 16-bay Network Attached Storage Server includes ...

  • 4 x USB 3.0
  • 2 x Ethernet RJ45 1GbE LAN ports
  • 4 x Ethernet RJ45 10GbE SFP+ LAN Ports
  • 4 x PCIe 3.0 Slots (3 x Gen3 x8 and 1 x Gen3 x16)
  • 256 GB of DDR4 RDIMM
  • 16 x Drive Bays
  • Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 eight-core 2.4 GHz processor x2
  • Accepts 3.5" and 2.5" SATA hard drives and 2.5" SATA solid state drives
  • Encryption capable

QNAP TDS-16489U-SB3-US Overview
The QNAP TDS-16489U 16-Bay NAS Enclosure comes armed with two Intel Xeon E5-2630 processors, 256GB of DDR4 RDIMM, and sixteen drive bays to provide you with an all-in-one server that is capable of delivering high-performance application and storage services. This double-serving enclosure is capable of hosting numerous virtual machines along with recording videos from up to 80 IP cameras. For image or analytical jobs, an available PCIe Gen.3 x16 slot supports AMD Radeon graphics cards. The TDS-16489U streams the data to your network by utilizing four 10GbE ports as well as two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Additionally, the ports offer redundancy and link-aggregation support to help ensure data is always available.

The sixteen bays are compatible with SAS- and SATA-based hard drives in the sizes of 2.5" and 3.5". You can populate these bays with optional enterprise-class or surveillance drives to fit your needs. To improve the delivery of data, the QNAP TDS-16489U also comes with four additional 2.5" bays that are well suited for 2.5" SAS/SATA SSDs, which can be used for caching since they provide faster reads and writes than a typical drive. Once drives are installed, you can configure them in a RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, or 10 mode to prevent the loss of data and improve the drive's performance.

QNAP has designed the TDS-16489U in a 3 RU rackmount form factor and equipped it with redundant 650W power supplies. It comes preinstalled with the QTS 4.2 operating system that empowers your business with file sharing, storage, real-time remote replication, and more. With this combination of features, you can add tiered file sharing as well as iSCSI and virtualization applications to everyday business needs. In an open network environment, the TDS-16489U safeguards your sensitive data with numerous security options such as IP blocking and AES 256-bit encryption. Aside from protecting data, four USB 3.0 ports as well as four 60mm cooling fans are onboard. There are also three PCIe 3.0 x8 slots for enhancing the TDS-16489U 16-bay NAS enclosure with optional 40GbE or 56GbE NICs or PCIe SSD NVMe cards.

Computing and Storage in One Box
To support virtualization deployments, high-performance application servers and high-capacity storage servers are required to build suitable environments. 10GbE or 40GbE networks are necessary to connect virtualization environments to storage via iSCSI or NFS protocols. QNAP's TDS-16489U combines these features into one box as an all-around double server. You can run multiple guest OSes (Windows and Linux with Virtualization Station), containerized apps (Container Station), and directly store all the data on the TDS-16489U through the internal 12 Gb/s SAS interface. These features save you money and space as a one-device solution with high application performance and lower TCO of storage.

Dual Intel Xeon E5 Processors
Powered by two Intel Xeon E5-2630 v3 processors with eight-cores, the TDS-16489U delivers data and application performance with 256GB of DDR4 2133 MHz RDIMM and 12 Gb/s SAS drive support. While providing the power to handle CPU-demanding tasks and everyday application needs, the TDS-16489U provides the ability for businesses and organizations to improve their Big Data computing to gain further insights, opportunities, and values.

Server-Grade Hardware Design
The TDS-16489U is designed with high-standard hardware specifications to become suited for enterprise environments, which demand the highest performance, simplified IT management, uninterrupted service, and optimized virtualization environments.

Independent SAS 12 Gb/s Controller
The TDS-16489U adopts multiple SAS controllers to streamline the architecture with improved connectivity and performance. The TDS-16489U has three LSI 12 Gb/s SAS controllers, with each controller supporting 7 ports of 12 Gb/s SAS, for connectivity with up to 16 HDDs and 4 SDDs, ensuring each controller can fully utilize the maximum bandwidth to optimize performance and reliability.

Graphic Card Support for Virtualization
The PCIe Gen 3.0 x16 slot supports AMD Radeon R7 and R9 series graphics cards for GPU passthrough to virtualization applications. Virtual machines can utilize the visual processing power from the AMD GPU to render images and motion processing from the guest OS when running multiple virtual machines.

PCIe SSD NVMe for Cache Acceleration
NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) is an advanced interface/protocol developed for SSDs attached through the PCIe bus. The TDS-16489U supports PCIe SSD NVMe to provide up to 10 times faster IOPS performance and to decrease I/O latency 3 times, improving the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications.

12 Gb/s SAS HBA Support
A 12G b/s SAS HBA can be inserted to provide two 12 Gb/s mini SAS interfaces for connecting 12 Gb/s SAS-enabled expansion enclosures (REXP-1620U-RP and REXP-1220U-RP) for future-proof scalable storage deployment.

4 x 2.5" Bays for SSD Caching
The TDS-16489U features an extra four 2.5" disk trays at the rear to provide SSD caching without taking space from hard drives. By installing high-performance SSDs, the IOPS performance of storage volumes can be remarkably boosted, making it ideal for random IOPS demanding applications such as databases and virtualization.

IPMI Helps Ease Server Management
IPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface) supports intelligent system monitoring, controlling, and hardware logs for TDS-16489U platform status such as system temperatures, voltages, and fans. IPMI operates independently from the QTS operating system to allow administrators to manage the TDS-16489U remotely even when the system is powered down. IPMI provides a web-based management interface and supports power-down and rebooting from remote control and hardware monitoring and logs.

Built-In 4 x 10GbE SFP+ Ports
10GbE networks can greatly benefit virtualization applications, data backup/restoration, and massive data transmission. The TDS-16489U features four 10GbE SFP+ ports that can optimize system performance and assist businesses to flexibly build virtualization environments and increase productivity.

40GbE-Ready Solution for Computing and Storage
The TDS-16489U supports optional Mellanox ConnectX-3 Pro adapter cards with 10/40/56 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity to deliver a cost-effective computing and storage Ethernet Interconnection solution. With the adapter, it offers higher throughput for high-performance embedded I/O applications and virtualization acceleration. Businesses can benefit from the fast, flexible storage network of the 40GbE-ready TDS-16489U for boosting their mission-critical IT performance.

Auto Tiering with Qtier Technology
QNAP's Qtier Technology empowers the TDS-16489U with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency. With Auto Tiering, the TDS-16489U can automatically move hot data to high-performance storage tiers and cold data to lower-cost, higher-capacity drives, making the TDS-16489U an efficient shared resource. Businesses will no longer have to invest heavily in expensive flash-based storage, but can still enjoy application performance and lower TCO of storage from Auto Tiering with the TDS-16489U.

QTS Operating System
QTS's intuitive user interface helps system operations of the TDS-16489U to be smooth and smart. Its modern, flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently.

Virtualization Solution for Business Servers
The QNAP Virtualization Station is a virtualization platform based on KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) infrastructure, allowing you to run Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines for multiple operating systems. By sharing the Linux kernel, GPU passthrough, virtual switches, VM import/export, snapshot, backup & restoration, SSD cache acceleration, and tiered storage, Virtualization Station empowers the TDS-16489U as a storage and application server (e.g. Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Active Directory Windows Server) to utilize its utmost potential and to create virtualization environments suitable for server computing.

Software frameworks for Big Data management and analysis such as Apache Hadoop or Apache Spark can be easily operated on the TDS-16489U using virtual machines or containerized apps, with boosted computation performance from GPU passthrough. The performance of the TDS-16489U allows analysts and information experts to focus on their work instead of being sidetracked by lacking performance.

Double-Take Availability for Disaster Recovery
The TDS-16489U supports Double-Take Availability that provides comprehensive high availability and disaster recovery. You can use Virtualization Station to create a passive backup virtual machine for a primary physical server or establish two virtual machines so you can make one system active and the other system passive. The backup virtual machine provides failover for the primary system whenever needed to enable data protection and continuous services. The backup environment using Double-Take replicates incremental data in real-time, shortening the time for migrating data and reducing bandwidth consumption.

Container Station - LXC and Docker Containers
The QNAP Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TDS-16489U as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. It supports container import/export and permission settings as well as features an informative dashboard and flexible user interface for you to manage multiple containers.

Storage for Comprehensive Virtualization Applications
The TDS-16489U supports VMware ESXi and Citrix XenServer and is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. With VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX support, you can increase the performance of the TDS-16489U by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively. It is compatible with the QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider to increase efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications. The TDS-16489U is also compliant with DataCore SANsymphony-V software-defined storage infrastructures, helping organizations maximize the availability and utilization of IT assets and centralize the management of data storage.

Unified Remote Server Management Solution
QPulse is QNAP's Centralized Remote Server Management solution designed for IT teams. It provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor, and manage all of the critical computing devices (servers/PCs/thin clients etc) in your network. IT administrators can manage every mission-critical server from multiple clients within or from outside of the same network. QPulse displays customizable dashboards to simplify server management, increases visibility for the health status of mission-critical servers, maps discovered devices in a graphic topology diagram, and provides a remote KVM solution for IPMI and KVM recording/playback.

QNAP Flexible Volume
QNAP's flexible volume provides a secure and flexible way to store NAS data. This flexible volume offers features such as storage pooling with multiple RAID group protection, thin provisioned volume with space reclaim, block-level iSCSI LUN, and online capacity expansion. The QTS Storage Manager neatly presents tools and options for managing system storage to simplify the process of NAS capacity expansion and QNAP RAID expansion enclosure management.

Capacity Expansion
The TDS-16489U supports online capacity expansion by cascading multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures, allowing businesses to enjoy maximized ROI on capacity planning for Big Data. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the total storage capacity can be gradually expanded on demand. It can also be useful for large data applications, such as video surveillance and TV broadcast storage.

With QJBOD Express support (JBOD enclosures roaming), you can simply connect a large-capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TDS-16489U and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.

Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
The TDS-16489U supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs, and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TDS-16489U and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using existing Windows AD server, LDAP server, or NAS build-in LDAP services. The TDS-16489U supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a domain controller for Windows.

Backup Solutions to Secure Data
The QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows applications including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly backup data to the TDS-16489U. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.

Volume & LUN Snapshot Simplifies Restoration
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily backup and restore data on the TDS-16489U back to any point of time to prevent the loss of important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN, efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots to remote servers by only copying the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to take a snapshot of the volume automatically before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.

Disaster Recovery Solutions
The TDS-16489U offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real-time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server. It synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with backup efficiency and reduced backup time. You can also enjoy backup versioning for preserving a certain amount of versions. Rsync protocol is supported to backup data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft Azure, ElephantDrive, and Google Cloud Storage.

Security Options
In an open network environment, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TDS-16489U provides numerous security options such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. Moreover, IT administrators can control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TDS-16489U is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the entire system or hard drives are stolen.

Monitor and Manage Multiple NAS with Q'center Q'center lets you manage multiple QNAP NAS units. After installing Q'center in the QTS App Center, you can use a single TDS-16489U to centrally monitor system logs, manage firmware updates, and maintain multiple QNAP NAS systems in different locations.

Storage Solution for Video Editing
Digital video production produces a significant amount of data that requires high-performance storage with sustainable throughput to meet the demanding needs of video editing. The TDS-16489U fulfills storage and video editing requirements with a high-speed 10/40GbE network interface. Videos can be quickly stored and edited on the TDS-16489U directly over the network.

File Synchronization Across Multiple Devices
Qsync turns the TDS-16489U into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. Any file uploaded to the TDS-16489U will be made available for all linked devices such as computers, laptops, or mobile devices. Qsync is useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.

Surveillance Solution with 24/7 Security
Surveillance Station offers a professional surveillance solution with a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording, and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on iOS or Android devices to manage monitored channels at anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam app to turn your mobile device into a network camera to instantly record any moment around you to your TDS-16489U.

Additional SMB-Ready Features
The TDS-16489U supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency:

  • FTP Server
    The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large size files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission
  • Web Server
    The Turbo NAS supports Web server that allows numerous websites built on the same server. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT costs
  • RADIUS Server
    The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service
  • VPN Server
    The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections
  • Printer Server
    The Turbo NAS supports Printer server to send remote printing request over the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management, and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X
  • Surveillance Station
    The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications

CPUE5-2630 v3 8-core 2.4 GHz processor x2

*Available with customization requirement
CPU Architecture64-bit x86
Floating Point UnitYes
Encryption EngineAES-NI
System Memory256GB RDIMM DDR4 (8 x 32 GB)
Maximum MemoryRDIMM/LRDIMM: 1 TB (16 x 64 GB)
Memory Slot16 x Long-DIMM DDR4

You can only use one type of dual in-line memory module (DIMM) at a time. Do not use registered DIMM (RDIMM) with load-reduction DIMM (LRDIMM) memory.
For the memory installation guidelines, see chapter 5 of the TDS-16489U User Guide.
Flash Memory512MB (DOM for dual OS)
Drive BayFront:
  • 16 x 3.5-inch
  • Rear:
  • 4 x 2.5-inch
  • Drive Compatibility3.5-inch bays:
  • 3.5-inch SATA/SAS hard disk drives
  • 2.5-inch SATA/SAS hard disk drives
  • 2.5-inch SATA/SAS solid state drives

  • 2.5-inch bays:
  • 2.5-inch SATA/SAS solid state drives
  • Hot-swappableYes
    Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45)2

    For a list of compatible network adapters, please visit the Compatibility List.
    For instructions on how to install network adapters, please refer to Chapter 6 of the QNAP NAS Hardware Manual
    10 Gigabit Ethernet Port4 x 10GbE SFP+
    Jumbo FrameYes
    PCIe Slot4
  • 3 x PCIe Gen3 x8
  • 1 x PCIE Gen3 x16
  • USB 3.0 Port4
    Form Factor3U Rack Mount
    LED Indicators HDD 1-16, Status, 10 GbE, LAN, storage expansion port status
  • Power
  • Reset
  • Dimensions (HxWxD)5.15 × 17.48 × 29.29 inch
  • 49.43 lbs
  • gros
  • 66.56 lbs
  • Operating Temperature0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
    Realative Humidity5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
    Power Supply Unit
  • Redundant/ Hot Swap ATX Power Supply,Input:
  • 50-60 Hz
  • 100-127V~/ 8.5A
  • 200-240V/ 4.2A
  • Output: 650W
  • Power ConsumptionHDD Sleep Mode
  • 254.21 W
  • Operating Mode, Typical
  • 362.86 W
  • Fan4 x 6cm smart cooling fan (12V DC)
    Sound Level37.8 db(A)

    Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications. Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting.

    * Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
    Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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    ROHS Compliant

    Weight: 51 lb

    Warranty: 5 Year Manufacturer

    Brand New

    Condition Levels Explained

    The product is brand new.

    5 Year Manufacturer Warranty

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