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QNAP TS-228 2-Bay Network Attached Storage (NAS)
• ARM v7 1.1 GHz Dual-core • 1GB DDR3 RAM System Memory • 4 GB Flash Memory • 2 x 3.5" SATA 3Gb/s HDDs • Up to 16.0TB Max • Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1 • 1 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 X USB 3.0 (Front), 1 X USB 2.0 (Rear) • Supported OS: Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 onward, Apple Mac OS X, Linux & UNIX
NIVO#: 57477
Line: TS-x28 SeriesModel: TS-228
Warranty: 1 year
Availability  discontinued
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Overview & Features top

Qnap TS-228 2-Bay Network Attached Storage (NAS)

The TS-228 is a lightweight, easy to use and feature-rich networked storage center for backup, synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. It’s energy-efficient and budget-friendly, ideal for home users to start their personal cloud and stay connected to files with full control. See how TS-228 can make your digital life easier, simpler and more convenient.
  • Organize your content and backups in one centralized location
  • Synchronize files between computers, tablets, and mobile devices
  • Collect, enjoy, and share your large photo, music, and video collection
  • Stream your multimedia library via DLNA to other devices and your TV
  • Access, manage and enjoy all your files with your tablets and smartphones
  • Enjoy the App Center with hundreds of install-on-demand apps to increase diverse applications

Dual-core processor for high performance

Powered by an ARM® v7 1.1GHz dual-core processor with 1GB DDR3 RAM, the TS-228 delivers an average of 110 MB/s reading and 87 MB/s writing speed for smooth data transmission, concurrent access from multiple users, and home applications. The high-performance and capable TS-228 is ideal for serving as a multimedia center as you can back up or download files without impacting the TS-228’s performance.

Light, handy, and tool-less design

The TS-228 features a mini-tower design that takes less desktop space, making it suitable for homes and small/home offices. Compared with a traditional NAS cooling fan, the TS-228 houses a compact and quiet exhaust that helps dissipate heat with less noise and dust. With the tool-less design*, you can easily remove the TS-228’s side cover to add or replace hard drives. The TS-228 is a light, handy and functional NAS that fits snugly into your digital lifestyle.

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The TS-228 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-228 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution.

Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solution

QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows® including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine® is also supported to provide Mac® OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-228. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and FarStone® TotalRecovery Pro are supported. The front panel USB 3.0 port on the TS-228 features a One-Touch-Backup function for you to instantly back up data on external drives to the TS-228 with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-228 to external drives. Disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup are also included.

Centralize backup, restoration and synchronization with Hybrid Backup Sync

Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions into a single QTS application for you to easily transfer your data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. You can synchronize files between the TS-228 and cloud storage in real time inclusion Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Yandex Disk, and Box, and back up files to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, OpenStack Swift and WebDAV cloud services. Hybrid Backup Sync can detect sparse files to avoid backing up unnecessary data, and supports file compression backup to save storage space. There are flexible settings for concurrent file processing and multi-thread data transfer by splitting large files into smaller parts, greatly increasing the file transfer rate for greater work efficiency.

File synchronization across devices and clouds

Qsync utility turns your TS-228 into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-228 will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. It also supports centralized configuration, and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device.

File Station integrated with cloud services

The web-based File Station enables you to easily upload, download, and manage files on your TS-228 wherever there is an internet connection. Supporting file extraction, folder creation, and smart search for files and folders, the File Station also allows you to easily share files with colleagues and friends via unique URLs, email, and a shared space. What's even better, you can also directly browse and transfer files between the TS-228 and public cloud services like Google Drive™, Dropbox®, Microsoft® OneDrive, Box®, Yandex® Disk and Amazon® Cloud Drive through File Station, and view files with Office Online and Google Docs™ or directly open them with a Google Chrome™ office extension.

QTS - Simple and efficient

Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to quickly find desired functions, 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, bringing greater operating efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you.

Easily build your personal cloud and access anywhere

In contrast to the limited storage space and potential security issues with public cloud services, the TS-228 is advantageous for establishing a secure and large-capacity personal cloud. The myQNAPcloud service allows remote access to files stored on the TS-228 and supports automatic port forwarding for UPnP routers, My DDNS service and CloudLink, allowing you to easily access files, share multimedia, and check your system status from anywhere.

Comprehensive security options

In open network environments, data on the connected devices may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-228 provides numerous security options, such as 2-step verification, encrypted access, IP blocking, antivirus, and more. Administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-228 can secure access as being a VPN Server & VPN Client, and also supports setting up a proxy server to ensure connectivity safety.

Archive your photo memories. Share your life.

The TS-228 acts as your photo vault for you to back up your favorite photos. The Photo Station makes photo sharing simple, and you can designate your own access right controls. Simply upload your photos to the TS-228 to create & organize your photo albums through a web browser, and share with your family and friends through social networking sites such as Facebook®, Google+™, Twitter® and Pinterest®. With the Qfile and Qphoto mobile apps (for iOS® and Android™), you can also instantly upload your new photos from your mobile device to the TS-228.

Build your home music library and enjoy music anywhere

The Music Station helps categorize your music collection, and displays album covers to easily organize your personal playlists. Through the music station web player, you can enjoy your music anytime, anywhere with a few clicks. Thousands of local and global online Internet radio programs are also built-into the Music Station for you to enjoy.
  • Listen to your favorite songs streamed from iTunes Server, or play music via web browsers on your PC.
  • Stream music to DLNA-compatible music systems for a high-quality sound experience.
  • Listen to your music on mobile devices through the Qmusic app.

Media stream via DLNA

You can use DLNA-compatible devices such as Smart TVs, Sony® PS4™, Microsoft® Xbox 360® and media players to enjoy HD quality videos stored on the TS-228. Moreover, you can use the Qfile app on an iOS® device to browse videos/photos and play on the TV. Enjoy your home entertainment in an easy way.

24/7 download center

The TS-228 is a perfect download center for high speed BT, Magnet, PT (Private Trackers), eMule, FTP, and HTTP downloads. After the download tasks are set ready, you can turn off the computer, and the TS-228 will download as many HD videos as you want. By installing the Qget app in your mobile devices, you can easily search download sources, download contents to the TS-228, and manage download tasks on mobile devices from anywhere.

Access and enjoy with your tablets and smartphones

The TS-228 is your private cloud storage that virtually enlarges the capacity of your mobile devices. Qfile allows you to access, upload, download, manage, and share stored files easily as if you are carrying all of your files in your pocket. If Qfile is installed on an iOS® device, users can also browse videos & photos stored on the TS-228 and play via Apple TV®. Qmanager lets you monitor & manage the TS-228 remotely and efficiently without turning on your PC. You can take and share digital notes with Qnotes, and enjoy and share music, photos and videos on the TS-228 anywhere and anytime with Qmusic, Qphoto and Qvideo apps.

Surveillance Station- protect your home and valuables

The Surveillance Station helps you build a professional surveillance center to safeguard your property and valuables. It features an user-friendly interface, and supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models and the expandable IP camera channel licenses. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitoring of cameras anytime, anywhere, to safeguard your home environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-228. The TS-228 offers 2 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 8 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality

The TS-228 has a built-in App Center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps, adding potentially limitless opportunities for the TS-228.

Energy-saving design

The TS-228 features an energy-efficient dual-core ARM® processor that maintains high performance in system operations and is suitable for an always-online personal cloud without running up a high electricity bill.

Additional features

The TS-228 supports various applications for home offices as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS for reduced IT costs.

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.

Specification top
Product Type
NAS Storage
Number of Bays
ARM v7 1.1 GHz Dual-core
Installed Memory
1 GB
Hard Drives Included
Hard Drive Form Factor
Number of Hard Drives
Total Hard Drive Capacity
16 TB
Maximum Hard Drive Capacity
8 TB
Hard Drive Interface
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45)
USB 2.0
USB 3.0
Surveillance Station
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
myQNAPcloud Service
Multilingual Support
Power Management
Storage Management
Access Right Management
RAID Recovery
Network Protocols
Dynamic DNS
SNMP v2, v3
Bonjour Discovery
Proxy Server
DHCP Client
DHCP Server
CIFS/SMB (3.0), AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
Proxy Client
OpenVPN Encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
Network Access Protection with Auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
Secure remote access: PPTP、L2TP/IPsec & OpenVPN VPN services
Encrypted Connections: HTTPS, FTP over SSL/TLS, SSH, SFTP, Rsync over SSH
Importable SSL Certicate
Instant alerts via email, SMS, beep
CIFS Host Access Control for Shared Folders
Input Power
100-240V AC
Consumption (Operation)
Consumption (Sleep Mode)
Physical Dimensions
188 mm
125 mm
90 mm
700 grams
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