The QuTS hero NAS TS-h977XU-RP is powered by an AMD Ryzen™ 7 processor that delivers supreme system performance with up to 8 cores/16 threads and Turbo Core up to 4.4 GHz. Running the brand new QuTS hero operating system that incorporates ZFS, the TS-h977XU-RP supports near-limitless snapshots, SnapSync, block-level inline data deduplication, and inline data compression. The TS-h977XU-RP helps your business achieve reliable service-level agreement performance, whether in mission-critical file server, virtualization server, VDI, collaborative video editing, or efficient file backup and recovery applications.
Provides two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports and pre-installed with a dual-port 10GbE RJ45 adapter for bandwidth-demanding applications.
SSD cache acceleration improves random read/write performance to meet IPOS-demanding applications.
Supports virtualization storage for VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2019, and hosts virtual machines and containers.
Supports block-based and file-based cloud storage gateways with local cache for low-latency access to cloud data.
QTS App Center includes feature-rich apps for expanding NAS applications without extra costs.
Comprehensive security management, providing a NAS security portal to help you to stay informed of NAS status at all times.
Absolute performance with AMD Ryzen™ processor
Powered by a high-performance AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X 8 cores/16 threads 3.4 GHz processor (Turbo Core 4.4 GHz) with AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 128 GB DDR4 RAM, the TS-h977XU-RP delivers aggressive yet power-smart performance to meet your multi-tasking demands and is capable of running multiple virtual machines simultaneously. For resource-demanding business applications such as VDI, R&D, private cloud, and server virtualization, the TS-h977XU-RP delivers high performance and dependable reliability for rugged business IT environments as a cost-efficient NAS solution.
Dual-channel Memory to delivers power-smart performance
The TS-h977XU-RP supports dual-channel DDR4 memory and four Long-DIMM slots. When using paired memory modules, the TS-h977XU-RP can leverage the power of dual-channel architecture to boost performance. You can also customize the memory configuration (supports up to 128 GB RAM) of the TS-h977XU-RP, making it the most ideal and cost-efficient storage solution for environments including virtualization that contain dynamically-changing workloads.
Top-class hardware engineering with high I/O expandability
The TS-h977XU-RP features outstanding hardware and expandable architecture, enabling optimal performance and flexibility to meet business application diversification demands.
1. Multi-core AMD Ryzen™ processor
TS-977XU-RP-1200-4G: Featuring a 4-core/4-thread Ryzen™ 3 1200 3.1 GHz processor with Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz.
TS-977XU-RP-2600-8G: Featuring a 6-core/12-thread Ryzen™ 5 2600 3.4 GHz processor with Turbo Core up to 3.9 GHz.
TS-977XU-RP-3600-8G: Featuring a 6-core/12-thread Ryzen™ 5 3600 3.6 GHz processor with Turbo Core up to 4.2 GHz.
2. DDR4 2400 MHz memory
Supports four DDR4 dual-channel Long-DIMM memory modules (expandable up to 64GB). Includes 4GB/8GB RAM as standard.
3. 2 x 10GbE SFP+ ports
Fully supports 10GbE high-speed networks, ideal for running bandwidth-demanding applications.
4. USB 3.2 Gen 1/ 3.1 ports
Supports external hard drives, printers and UPS. USB 3.2 Gen 2 provides speeds up to 10Gb/s to greatly boost data transfer performance.
5. 2 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
Ideal for service binding, port trunking and MPIO configurations.
6. 1 x PCIe expansion slot
Supports a SAS card, 10GbE/40GbE network card or a QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE PCIe card to add greater application potential.
7. Three 4cm System fans
Monitors system temperatures and automatically adjusts fan speeds accordingly.
8. 2 x 300W Power Supply Units
Redundant power supplies are provided on both new models to ensure continuous system up-time
9. Five 2.5-inch SSD drive bays
Allows for installing SSDs to enable SSD caching and Qtier to enhance system performance.
Virtualization Certifications Supported by TS-h977XU-RP
ZFS-based QuTS hero operating system enhances NAS performance and data integrity
QuTS hero combines the app-based QTS with the 128-bit ZFS file system to provide flexible storage management, comprehensive data protection, and optimized performance to tackle the complexity and performance demands of modern IT. From storage management, virtualization, to collaborative media workflows, QuTS hero streamlines your business-critical tasks.
The TS-977XU-RP features an HDD+ SSD hybrid structure (including five 2.5-inch and four 3.5-inch drive bays*), allowing you to leverage the benefits of both hard drives and SSD to provide high storage capacity and high performance. Qtier™ Technology empowers the TS-977XU-RP with automatic tiering that continuously optimizes storage utilization across high-performance SSD and high-capacity hard drives. The new Qtier™ 2.0 features IO-awareness that empowers SSD-tiered storage with a cache-like reserved space to handle burst I/O in real time, greatly maximizing the advantages of SSD.
Extend NAS functionality with PCIe slots
The TS-977XU-RP features a PCIe slot that allows for installing a 10GbE/40GbE network card, a QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE PCIe card, or a wireless network card to provide greater application potential.
Data integrity is key
QuTS hero’s self-healing ensures data integrity and reliability. Write Once, Read Many (WORM) is also supported.
Data reduction improves storage efficiency and performance
Inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction reduce file size to conserve storage capacity and optimize performance.
Multi-level cache technology
Main memory read cache (L1 ARC), SSD second-level read cache (L2 ARC), and ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) for synchronous transactions with power fail protection are simultaneously supported to boost performance and security
QSAL (QNAP SSD Antiwear Leveling) enhances data protection
Multiple RAID levels allow flexible capacity utilization. RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror deliver higher levels of data protection.
QSAL (QNAP SSD Antiwear Leveling) enhances data protection
RAID-level SSD lifespan is automatically and regularly detected to prevent simultaneous SSD failure, improving your data protection and system reliability.
App Center ecosystem extends NAS functionality
Apps for backup/sync, virtual machines/containers, content management, productivity, and more features can be used to expand the application potential of the TS-h977XU-RP.
Real-time SnapSync ensures minimal RPO with real-time disaster recovery
Real-time SnapSync ensures that both the primary and secondary NAS maintain identical data. When data is written to the source, it is immediately written to the destination. If the primary NAS goes offline, IT staff can simply adjust the privilege settings of the secondary NAS to ensure continuous operations. SnapSync provides the strongest support for nonstop business operations and helps users to reduce the risk of data loss.
The TS-h977XU-RP also supports snapshots and remote backup to help organizations accomplish routine backup tasks cost-effectively and efficiently.
Snapshots multiply backup protection
Attain peace of mind with near-limitless, instant snapshots. Copy-on-write technology makes snapshot creation almost instantaneous without affecting ongoing data writing. Snapshot Replica replicates snapshot files to the backup NAS, simplifying data protection with version control.
HBS simplifies 3-2-1 backup plans
HBS centralizes backup, restoration, and synchronization for easily transferring data in the TS-h977XU-RP to another QNAP NAS, remote server, or cloud storage space. HBS supports QuDedup technology that eliminates redundant data at the source and makes multi-version backup faster.
Tiered storage configuration for a QuTS hero NAS
Basic requirements for setup are similar to QTS. We recommend you to follow these steps to acquire optimal storage efficiency and performance for QuTS hero.
Step 1: System Drive & Default Shared Folders
The first Storage Pool you create is where the system drive, default shared folders, and apps are stored. In this step, it is recommended to create an SSD RAID with at least two SSDs to attain optimal system performance and efficient app metadata management. (With an all-HDD configuration, the first Storage Pool is also where the system drive and default shared folders are stored.)
Step 2: Read Cache & ZIL
Use more SSDs for read cache or ZIL. You can also install QM2 expansion cards to add M.2 SSDs for expanding cache space.
Step 3: Data Storage
Allocate HDDs/SSDs to create a RAID for storing files and application data. If needed, you can configure an all-flash configuration for optimal performance.
Block-based iSCSI LUN: Ideal choice for virtualization storage
● Supports block-based iSCSI LUN as a high-performance, reliable, and affordable storage solution for VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2019 virtualization environments.
● Supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
10GbE connectivity optimizes high-speed data transfer
The TS-h977XU-RP provides two Gigabit RJ45 ports, two 10GbE SFP+ ports, and comes with a dual-port 10GbE RJ45 expansion card pre-installed in a PCIe slot. The sufficient 10GbE connectivity improves overall network performance to streamline bandwidth-demanding applications, such as virtualization, large file sharing, and high-speed backup and recovery.
Abundant I/O capability with PCIe expansion
The TS-h977XU-RP features 1 PCIe slot that enables deployment of numerous expansion cards for expanding application potential.
s10GBE / 25GBE / 40GBE network card
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding task, such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup and restoration.
QM2 M.2 SSD/ 10GBE cards
Add M.2 SSD caching or (10GBBASE-T) connectivity to the NAS for optimized performance and bandwidth.
SAS expansion cards
Designed for connecting the TS-h977XU-RP to REXP expansion units to increase storage capacity by adding up to 128 SAS/SATA drives.
SSD caching to accelerate IOPS performance
The TS-h977XU-RP features an HDD and SSD hybrid structure (including five 2.5-inch and four 3.5-inch drive bays), allowing you to leverage the benefits of both hard drives and SSDs to provide high storage capacity and high performance. Adding an SSD cache to the TS-h977XU-RP is an easy way to increase IOPS performance and reducing storage volume latency. It is perfect for IOPS-demanding applications, including databases and virtualization, and can significantly improve overall workflows. You can launch, stop, or change settings to meet your needs at any moment without shutting down the system.
All-in-one virtual machine and container hosting solution
Virtualization Station and Container Station jointly introduce a hybrid approach to virtualization. No matter your virtualization needs, you can count on QNAP for complete virtualization support.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Android™ 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 the need for additional physical servers.
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, and download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import or export containers to create multiple microservices.
Complete backup planning
The TS-977XU-RP provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.
Snapshots for Volume & LUN
Snapshot is essential for NAS data protection, and its block-level feature makes it a dependable method for protecting data in the face of the growing threat of ransomware. The TS-977XU-RP supports up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and maximum 1,024 snapshots per NAS.
Hybrid Backup Sync
Consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.
With high performance, potentially huge storage capacities, integrated virtualization solutions, and support for snapshots that record the state of the system at any time, the TS-977XU-RP are perfect for backing up virtual machines.
Cloud Storage Gateway provides low latency access to data on the cloud
The TS-h977XU-RP perfectly integrates NAS with mainstream cloud services. By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the NAS, you can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access, providing an innovative hybrid cloud experience.
HybridMount File-based Cloud Gateway
VJBOD Cloud Block-based Cloud Gateway
Flexibly expand your storage capacity by connecting to cloud storage. You can leverage QuTS hero apps to manage and edit your cloud files or monitor multimedia files. HybridMount is ideal for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.
Supports mounting object cloud storage as a block-based volume or LUN on a NAS. Block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only block-based volume or LUN changes, such as addition, modification, or deletion will be transmitted. This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements, such as databases, VM volumes, and videos.
Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. Now you have more budge-friendly options to easily add your NAS to a SAN environment. By installing a Marvell®, ATTO® or QNAP Fibre Channel card in the TS-h977XU-RP, 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.
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-h977XU-RP is backed by a 3-year warranty at no extra cost. If needed, you can purchase a warranty extension to increase warranty coverage up to 5 years.