The high-capacity TS-855X has six 3.5-inch SATA drive bays (for HDDs), two 2.5-inch SATA drive bays (for SSDs) and an 8-core processor supporting Intel® QuickAssist Technology (QAT), greatly assisting businesses in deploying a data storage and virtualization environment. The built-in 10GbE/2.5GbE high-speed connectivity helps realize fast data access, backup/restoration, file server, and virtualization applications. Running the QTS operating system as standard, the TS-855X can be switched to use the ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system based on your requirements. The TS-855X will be available and supported by QNAP for an extended period (up to 2027), ideal for businesses requiring matching NAS models deployed in long-term projects.
Dual-port 2.5GbE and single-port 10GbE connectivity. The dual 2.5GbE ports also support SMB Multichannel for up to 5 Gbps!
Flexible storage expansion
Connect TL-R1620Sep-RP / TL-R1220Sep-RP JBOD units to the TS-855X for adding up to 48 additional drive capacity to match your business growth.
Flexible PCIe Gen3 expansion
Features two PCIe Gen 3 slots for installing 5/10/25GbE network cards, QM2 cards or Fibre Channel cards.
M.2 SSD caching
Dual M.2 PCIe NVMe slots enable SSD caching, SSD storage pools, or Qtier™ auto-tiered storage.
Virtual machines and containers
Host virtual machines and containerized apps on one device to optimize resource utilization and IT budgeting. Supports SR-IOV.
All-inclusive data backup and restoration
A reliable backup center for your PC/Macs, virtual machines, containers, cloud data, and SaaS data.
Ultimate 8-core performance with up to 128 GB RAM and Intel® QuickAssist Technology
The TS-855X delivers exceptional 8-core performance for running multiple concurrent tasks. AES-NI encryption and Intel® QuickAssist Technology (QAT) are supported to offload resource-demanding compression and improving IPsec/SSL cryptography performance. The TS-855X comes with four UDIMM DDR4 slots (8 GB preinstalled) that can be upgraded to 128 GB ECC RAM for higher workloads. Combining high performance, reliability, and capacity, the TS-855X is an all-round budget-friendly storage solution for diverse applications, such as file servers, high-speed storage/backup/recovery, and virtualization.
Intel® Atom® C5125 8-core 2.8 GHz processor
8 GB DDR4 ECC memory (up to 128 GB, 4x 32 GB)
|Windows File Transfer (2 x 2.5GbE)||Download 589 MB/s||Upload 586 MB/s|
|Windows File Transfer with Encryption (2 x 2.5GbE)||Download 575 MB/s||Upload 589 MB/s|
|SMB Sequential Throughput 1MB ( 1 x 10GbE)||Read 1181 MB/s||Write 1181 MB/s|
|SMB Sequential Throughput 1MB (2 x 25GbE)||Read 3505 MB/s||Write 2288 MB/s|
Virtualization Certifications Supported by TS-855X
Build a High-Speed 10GbE/2.5GbE Network Environment
Featuring two native 2.5GbE RJ45 (2.5G/1G/100M) LAN ports and a 10GBASE-T (2.5G/1G/100M) port, the TS-855X satisfies bandwidth and reliability demanding business applications including virtualization, large file transfers, high-speed backup/restoration, and real-time applications. Combine the dual 2.5GbE ports with SMB 3.0 Multichannel for up to 5 Gbps fault-tolerant connections! QNAP also offers numerous managed/unmanaged 2.5GbE/10GbE switches, assisting organizations in implementing high-speed, secure, and scalable network environments without going over budget.
M.2 PCIe slots for SSD caching and accelerated AI-powered image recognition
The TS-855X comes with two M.2 PCIe Gen 3 slots that allow for installing M.2 2280 NVMe SSDs (including SSD brands of Micron®, Seagate® and WD®) or Edge TPU (sold separately) to boost NAS performance.
Configure SSD caching with M.2 SSDs and obtain optimal I/O and reduced latency without occupying any 3.5-inch drive bays.
Qtier™ technology empowers the TS-855X with auto tiering to continuously optimize storage efficiency across all installed storage devices.
Faster image recognition with Edge TPU
Coral M.2 Accelerator with Edge TPU provides an affordable solution to leverage AI acceleration for faster image recognition in your NAS applications. (Purchase from the Coral website)
Upgrade to 25GbE network with PCIe expandability
The TS-855X has two PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots that allow for installing various expansion cards to increase its application potential.
5/10/25GbE network card
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks (virtualization, huge data transmission, and fast backup/restore).
Add M.2 SSDs or 2.5GbE/10GbE connectivity to the TS-855X for optimized performance and bandwidth.
SAS / SATA storage expansion cards
Connect the TS-855X to SAS 12Gb/s or SATA 6Gb/s expansion units for huge storage capacity.
Direct 2.5GbE connectivity for up to ten PC/workstations
Your team needs a high-speed environment and productivity boost, and the TS-855X delivers with two 2.5GbE ports. By installing two 4-port PCIe network cards (QXG-2G4T-I225) the TS-855X can directly connect to up to ten PC/workstations - no switch required – for faster large file transfer/backup, video editing, and much more.
Superior hardware performance with an all-in-one Backup Solution to speed up backup/recovery tasks.
Sync your computer files to NAS with Qsync. TS-855X also supports Time Machine for Mac computers.
Multi-version snapshots mitigate ransomware threats
The TS-855X supports block-based snapshots that record the state of the system at any time. It helps protect data, which can be restored back to a specific point of time, greatly helping in mitigating the threat of ransomware.
Volume and LUN snapshots
Take snapshots in seconds and revert the entire volume/LUN back to a specific point in time to prevent loss of important data.
Instantly restore snapshots
Snapshot content can be quickly restored to a local NAS, or restored on a folder/file basis to a local/remote NAS or cloud storage. You can also conveniently view and restore snapshots from the client side.
Back up snapshots
Multiply data protection by backing up snapshot files! Replicate volume/LUN snapshots in the TS-855X to a remote NAS (Snapshot Replica) by copying only the changes made. This helps save time & bandwidth, and can be run manually or on a scheduled basis.
Reliable, high-performance storage for virtualization
The TS-855X supports block-based iSCSI LUN as a reliable, high-performance, and affordable storage solution for mainstream virtualization environments. It supports VMware® VAAI and Microsoft® ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively.
All-in-one solution for hosting virtual machines and containers
By running multiple virtual machines and containers on the TS-855X, you can deploy multi-tenant environments and applications to increase management efficiency and save hardware costs. Coupled with the Network & Virtual Switch app that boosts interoperability between virtual machines, containers, QNAP NAS, and other physical devices on the network, you can flexibly allocate physical and virtual network resources to simplify network deployment.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, Android™, and QuTScloud virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without needing additional physical servers.
Experience Docker®, LXD, and Kata Containers lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import/export containers, and create abundant microservices.
Run Linux® applications (including apps from the Software Center) directly on the NAS and remotely access the Linux® desktop from a web browser. The open-source Linux® platform is also ideal for Internet of Things development.
Single Root I/O Virtualization (SR-IOV)
By installing an SR-IOV compatible PCIe SmartNIC in the TS-855X, you can allocate bandwidth resources from a physical network card directly to VMs, increasing network efficiency and reduced CPU overheads.
QuTScloud virtual NAS
QuTScloud is a virtual appliance based on the QTS operating system. Enterprises can quickly launch QuTScloud on hypervisors including Linux® KVM, Microsoft® Hyper-V, and VMware ESXi™ to acquire advanced NAS features without requiring additional NAS hardware.
Comprehensive security and privilege settings
The TS-855X is loaded with flexible privilege settings and security measures. Besides IP blocking, QNAP Authenticator, HTTPS connection, there are more apps that help ensure optimal NAS protection against threats like malware and hackers.
myQNAPcloud secures remote access
myQNAPcloud allows convenient connection to the TS-855X through the Internet without any complex DDNS settings. To ensure your remote access service is secure, myQNAPcloud strengthens keys on SSL Certificates to 2048-bits.
Simplified privilege settings
The TS-855X supports comprehensive access right settings for shared folders, Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), LDAP, and Windows ACL to help IT staff efficiently manage user accounts and access rights for multiple NAS systems.
Supports IPv6, firewall access lists, and GeoIP filtering to restrict access based on geographical locations for higher NAS network security.
Superior security with QVPN
A virtual private network (VPN) allows secure access to network resources and services across public networks. QVPN supports creating a VPN client, using the TS-855X as a VPN server, and WireGuard® VPN service with an easy-to-use interface for setting up a secure connection.
A security portal for the TS-855X to check for weaknesses and offer recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.
Regularly scan your TS-855X using the latest malware definitions. If infected files are detected, they will be immediately removed to ensure NAS data security.
The best file storage and collaboration center
The TS-855X integrates rich apps for storing, managing, synchronizing, searching, and archiving files. It supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, and NFS protocols for streamlined file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX®, and provides the smartest NAS solution for professionally managing your files.
Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. By installing QNAP dual-port 16Gb / 32Gb Fibre Channel expansion cards in the TS-855X, you have more budget-friendly options to add a NAS to a SAN environment. You can set a Fibre Channel Target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app. Moreover, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of data security.
Smart surveillance solution for 24/7 security
QVR Elite is QNAP’s subscription-based smart surveillance solution, allowing you to easily build a surveillance system with lower TCO and higher scalability. Recordings are saved as MP4 files, allowing playback on nearly every device. QVR Elite also integrates QNAP AI-based solutions to build smart facial recognition for retail and door access systems with QNAP NAS. You can arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TS-855X and enjoy simplified camera management, storage space allocation, camera live viewing and playback.
Free embedded channels
2 IP camera channels
Monthly US $1.99 /channel
QVR Pro Client and mobile app
Total camera channels
Scalable with optional licenses
NAS expansion units
Flexible and economical storage expansion
QNAP provides easy ways to expand your storage capacity. Here are several ways to expand your TS-855X storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.
Attach QNAP expansion enclosures
Connect expansion enclosures to the TS-855X, and manage NAS storage expansion with the user-friendly Storage & Snapshots Manager app.
Mount cloud storage or remote file servers
Mount cloud storage or remote file servers to expand the capacity of the TS-855X while also centrally managing files on the NAS, cloud storage, and remote devices.
Migrate to a new NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
Upgrade RAID capacity
Hot-swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives to expand your NAS capacity so it can grow with your business.
More productivity-boosting applications
The TS-855X provides an App Center that includes feature-rich apps to expand your NAS potential!
An AI-powered photo management app, supporting automated photo categorization with AI Albums, iOS® Live Photo display, and powerful search tools for the ultimate photo management and sharing solution.
Run a high-performance S3 compatible development environment on your TS-855X to simplify service development workflows from testing to production. You can also move cold data from the cloud to an on-premises QuObjects to save cloud storage costs.
Consolidates all system events, alerts, and notifications for smooth and easy NAS management, keeping you always informed of your NAS status.
The TS-855X can perform as an FTP server featuring SSL/TLS encryption, QoS bandwidth controls, and permission settings for efficiently and securely transferring large amounts of data. FTP Client is also supported.
The best email backup solution that allows you to easily backup/recover and manage multiple email accounts in their native format with strong security and data integrity.
A health check for your hard drives
Hard drives are at the heart of your NAS, and ensuring their long-term health and reliability is absolutely crucial. QNAP provides various methods and tools to help you monitor hard drive health, ensuring that you can take proactive decisions to safeguard your data and files.
If any of the S.M.A.R.T. values are reported as abnormal, or bad blocks are detected, you can take early action and replace drives before potential data loss occurs.
Switch to QuTS hero operating system for optimal data integrity and reliability
The TS-855X also supports QuTS hero - QNAP’s ZFS-based NAS operating system. Providing end-to-end data integrity, data reduction (inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction), and much more, QuTS hero uses additional system resources to ensure an optimal environment for protecting business data.
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-855X is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional cost. You can also purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.