QNAP Largest Subdistributor and Reseller partner in UAE
DataCare LLC has been the largest QNAP subdistributor since 2008. Our experience with QNAP includes designing and commissioning the entire solution with QNAP using hard drives from Seagate , WD or Toshiba. Every QNAP device you buy from us with hard drives will be pre-configured for free. Other value-added services for QNAP devices such as warranty extension for new QNAP devices (QNAP Warranty Extension), warranty extension for existing QNAP devices (DataCare Warranty Extension), extended replacement service with SLA (Datacare NBD Hardware Replacement), etc. are offered in UAE at an additional cost.
Services such as NBD replacement of a failed QNAP device, warranty extensions for existing QNAP devices are available exclusively from DataCare at an additional cost due to our service partner agreement with QNAP. Our Engineers are trained by QNAP and we also arrange workshops and techincal trainings for QNAP.
Stock availability of QNAP QNAP TS-h686
We have a large inventory (probably one of the largest in the Middle East) of QNAP as we are a sub-distributor. If the stock is not available, we can give you a firm delivery date.
Price Matching and Lowest Bulk Price for QNAP QNAP TS-h686
The price listed on the website is the retail price intended for end users, but If you are an end user looking for a better price you can either email us or use the "Match My Price" service. Resellers can request for a special reseller price.
Free Shipping for QNAP QNAP TS-h686 in UAE
We Ship QNAP QNAP TS-h686 to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Rest of the UAE free of cost. We have Export freight rates for this product also to Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. For African countries, our organized carriers tend to be expensive and we ask that you arrange shipping yourself. VAT Exceptions for export orders from the UAE are available if shipped from Jebel Ali or if your carrier issues proper export documentation
TS-h686 - Features | QNAP
Intel® Xeon® D-1602 2 cores/4 threads 2.5 GHz processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.2 GHz), 8 GB DDR4 ECC memory (2 x 4 GB)
Powerful Intel® Xeon® D processor with up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC memory
The TS-h686 uses an Intel® Xeon® D-1600 series processor and DDR4 ECC memory that can detect and correct single-bit memory errors as they occur to prevent downtime and data loss. Supporting up to 128 GB RAM to cope with higher workloads, the TS-h686 provides a high-performance and reliable NAS solution for demanding business IT environments.
Set SSD caching to boost IOPS with M.2 NVMe SSD
While SSD prices continue to fall, and SSD capacity and performance continue to increase, organizations can easily take advantage of SSD strengths. The TS-h686 comes with two 2.5-inch SSD drive bays and two M.2 NVMe Gen3 x4 SSD slots that allow you to flexibly configure SSD caching to increase IOPS performance and reduce storage volume latency. This is especially perfect for databases and virtual machine applications. Without occupying any 3.5-inch drive bays, the TS-h686 allows you to maximize both your storage capacity and performance.
Featuring four native 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports (backwards compatible with 1G/100M), the TS-h686 allows you to use existing CAT5e cables to upgrade network speeds from 1 Gigabit to 2.5 Gigabit. The support of Port Trunking and failover further satisfies bandwidth and reliability demanding applications including virtualization, large file transfers, high-speed backup/restoration, and any real-time application. QNAP also offers numerous options of managed and unmanaged 10GbE/2.5GbE switches, assisting organizations in implementing high-speed, secure and scalable network environments without going over budget.
Hybrid Storage with high I/O expandability
2x 2.5-inch SSD bays
Offers flexible configuration for cache acceleration.
4x 3.5-inch drive bays
Supports SATA 6 Gb/s drives; lockable trays.
2x PCIe Gen 3 x8 expansion slots
Supports 5GbE/ 10GbE/ 25GbE/ 40GbE network expansion cards, QM2 cards, graphics cards, or QXP PCIe SATA expansion cards for greater application potential.
4x 2.5GbE LAN ports
Supports Port Trunking and failover.
The system fan automatically adjusts its speed based on system temperatures.
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports
Delivers transfer speeds up to 5 Gbps.
2x M.2 SSD slots
Supports NVMe Gen 3 x4 M.2 SSD with the 2280/22110 form factors for enabling cache acceleration.
Note: M.2 SSD sold separately.
DDR4 ECC memory
Four DDR4 Long-DIMM slots supporting up to 128 GB RAM.
Intel® Xeon® D processor
Intel® Xeon® D series processor with multi-core computing power and up to 3.2 GHz speeds.
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.
Data integrity is key
RAID Z enables robust data protection
Multi-level cache technology with both read and write
App Center ecosystem extends NAS functionality
QuTS heros self-healing ensures data integrity and reliability. Write Once, Read Many Times (WORM) is also supported by QuTS hero.
Multiple RAID levels allow flexible capacity utilization. RAID Triple Parity and Triple Mirror deliver higher levels of data protection.
Main memory read cache (L1 ARC), SSD second-level read cache (L2 ARC), and ZFS Intent Log (ZIL) for synchronous transactions are simultaneously supported to boost performance.
Apps for backup/sync, business, content management, productivity, and more features can be installed on demand to expand the application potential of the TS-h686.
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 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.
Inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction drives big data storage efficiency
QuTS hero supports advanced block-based data reduction technologies (including inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction) to reduce file sizes, conserve storage capacity, and optimize performance. For example, if 20 virtual machines on a NAS are replicated using the same template, then storage space requirements for all 20 virtual machines can be reduced by up to 95%. Whether acting as primary or backup storage, the TS-h686 optimizes storage utilization to provide a reliable storage cornerstone in the Big Data era.
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.
Note: SnapSync will be available from Q4 2020.
The TS-h686 also supports snapshots and remote backup that 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-h686 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.
All-in-one virtual machine and container hosting solution
You can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for comprehensive virtualization support. 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®, 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, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.
PCIe expansion for upgrading 10GbE transmission or enabling GPGPU computing
The TS-h686 features two PCIe Gen 3 x8 slots (each slot provides up to 64 Gb/s bandwidth) and supports installing expansion cards to enable additional functions and greater application potential.
5GbE/10GbE/25GbE/40GbE network cards
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-hungry tasks (such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration).
QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE cards
Add M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity for optimized performance and bandwidth.
QXP expansion cards
Connect the TS-h686 to TL SATA JBOD enclosures by adding multi-lane SATA 6Gb/s transfer for high-performance storage expansion.
Supports entry-level graphics cards that do not require additional power. Installing a graphics card in the TS-h686 adds HDMI output, streamlines video editing and 4K transcoding, and enables GPU pass-through to virtual machines.
Move business data to the cloud and enjoy low latency access to cloud-based data
The TS-h686 perfectly integrates NAS with mainstream cloud services. By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the TS-h686 using M.2 SSD slots (M.2 SSDs purchased separately), organizations can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access. This greatly helps in realizing cost-effective, flexible and secure hybrid cloud applications.
HybridMount file-based cloud gateway
Flexibly expand storage capacity by connecting to cloud storage. You can leverage QuTS hero apps to manage and edit your cloud files or multimedia files. HybridMount is ideal for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.
VJBOD Cloud block-based cloud gateway
VJBOD Cloud supports streamlined NAS backup to object cloud storage. The block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only transmits block-based volume or LUN changes (such as addition, modification, or deletion). This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements, such as databases, VM volumes, and videos. Note: This feature will be available on QuTS hero soon.
Switch operating systems to upgrade current storage
The TS-h686 can also switch to using QTS - QNAPs standard NAS operating system. This allows you to migrate drives from your current QTS-based NAS to the more powerful TS-h686 to upgrade your storage infrastructure.
Attention: QTS and QuTS hero use different file systems. You must remove all the drives from the TS-h686 before switching from QuTS hero to QTS.
More productivity applications
Safeguard enterprise cloud data by backing up/syncing files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google G Suite and Microsoft® Office 365® to the TS-h686.
A security portal for checking weaknesses and receiving recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.
QNAPs powerful, Google-like search tool for quickly finding specific images, music, videos, documents, and emails by keywords, color, and more search conditions.
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-h686 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.
TS-h686 - Hardware Specs | QNAP
Intel® Xeon® D-1602 dual-core 2.5 GHz processor (burst up to 3.2 GHz)
Floating Point Unit
8 GB UDIMM DDR4 ECC (2 x 4 GB)
128 GB (4 x 32 GB)
4 x Long-DIMM DDR4
For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
5GB (Dual boot OS protection)
4 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s + 2 x 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
The system is shipped without HDD. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit
3.5-inch bays: 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
2.5-inch bays: 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
M.2 SSD Slot
2 x M.2 22110/2280 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 slots
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M)
4 (also support 10M)
5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M)
Optional via an adapter
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Only the 2.5GbE port
25 Gigabit Ethernet Port
Optional via an adapter
2 Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x8 Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x8
USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
System status, LAN, USB, Disk 1~6, M.2 SSD 1~2
Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy
231.9 × 224.9 × 319.8 mm
0 - 40°C (32°F - 104°F)
5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27?C (80.6?F)
Power Supply Unit
250W PSU, 100~240V
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical
Tested with drives fully populated.
System fan: 1 x 97mm, 12VDC CPU fan: 1 x 90mm, 12VDC
Kensington Security Slot
Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS)
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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