QNAP TS-563-2G

Product Model: QNAP TS-563-2G

5-Bay NAS, 2GB DDR3 RAM (max 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, 2 x GbE LAN, 10GbE Ready via optional PCI-E NIC, hardware encryption, Surveillance Station, max 2 UX-800P/UX-500P expansion units

    The TS-563 is a powerful network storage system powered by a high-performance AMD® quad-core processor. It uniquely provides the potential for 10GbE expandability at a budget price to maximize ROI, and doubles the encrypted file transfer performance with the AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to over 400 MB/s. Powered by the QTS operating system, the TS-563 provides versatile all-in-one server functionalities as well as unique features including Virtualization Station, which allows users to run VMs on the same device. The TS-563 is designed for small and medium-sized businesses looking for backup, restoration, private cloud, storage for virtualization, and to future-proof their IT infrastructure for 10GbE networks.

    • 10GbE-ready, highly-efficient storage solution for HD video editing and sharing
    • Hardware-accelerated encryption engine for efficient cryptographic performance exceeding 400 MB/s
    • Run multiple Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based virtual machines with the Virtualization Station
    • Manage, share, and back up business data with Real-time Remote Replication (RTRR)
    • NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for server virtualization
    • Supports VMware®, Citrix®, and Microsoft® Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
    • Scale up to 21 drives with QNAP UX-800P expansion enclosures

    Speedy transfer and hardware-accelerated encryption with AES-NI

    The TS-563 is equipped with an energy-efficient 64-bit AMD® quad-core 2.0 GHz processor with 2GB/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 16GB), SATA 6Gb/s, and two Gigabit LAN ports (expandable to either 4 x GbE ports or 2 x GbE + 2 x 10GbE ports) for lightning-fast multi-tasking performance with SSD cache support. The TS-563 is a powerful NAS that delivers up to 819 MB/s sequential read throughput with one 10GbE configuration. The TS-563’s hardware-accelerated encryption engine provides unmatched encryption performance in its class, up to 435 MB/s with AES-256 bit full NAS volume encryption, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-563.

    Test Environment
    OS: QTS 4.1.3
    Volume type: RAID 5; 5 x Plextor PX-256M5Pro SSD
    Network environment: direct connection between NAS and PC, 1GbE LAN (MTU 1500)

    Flexible 10GbE connectivity

    The TS-563 offers 2 inbuilt Gigabit Ethernet ports and supports 10 Gigabit high-speed networks by installing a 10GbE network adapter (optional purchase). The 10GbE-ready TS-563 delivers lightning-fast data throughput for businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restoration for an ever-growing amount of data. Coupled with its large storage capacity potential, the TS-563 is perfect for companies to store massive data and excel in fast data transmission.

    Seamless capacity expansion

    The TS-563 offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses for archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. The TS-563 supports capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP expansion enclosures. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-563 an ideal file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.

    The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting RAID expansion enclosures:

    Turbo NAS Model RAID Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure) Max. Raw Capacity (TB)**
    TS-563 UX-800P 2 21 168
    1 13 104
    UX-500P 2 15 120
    1 10 80

    *To expand the storage space with an UX expansion enclosure, please create a separate static volume or storage pool on the UX expansion unit.
    **The maximum capacity is calculated by using 8TB HDDs.

    QTS – Simple and efficient

    Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-563 are smooth and handy. Its 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, bringing greater operating efficiency.

    Qsirch – A smarter, faster way to search

    Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP’s new built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need by real-time, natural search. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including bits of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches, complete with thumbnails, as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you’ve previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost – it greatly reduces the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks.

    Run additional operating systems on the TS-563

    The TS-563 is empowered by AMD Virtualization (AMD-V™) technology to support Virtualization Station, transforming it into a 2-in-a-box device that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM marketplaces and import them to the NAS without any complex procedures.

    Powerful QNAP flexible volume

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

    Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

    The TS-563 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-563 and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-563 supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.

    Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

    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-563. The USB 3.0 port on the front panel of the TS-563 features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-563 with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-563 to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

    Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind

    The TS-563 offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. The TS-563 also supports the rsync protocol to back up 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® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage.

    Comprehensive security options

    In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-563 provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-563 is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.

    Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

    The TS-563 supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V™ and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. The TS-563 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 and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.

    Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security

    Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers 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 your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-563. The TS-563 offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

    Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality

    Thanks to its x86 architecture, the TS-563 can support more NAS Apps than ARM-based platforms. The built-in App Center 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. In addition, QNAP’s development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers to create their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-563.

    Additional SMB-ready features

    The TS-563 supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

    The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.

    The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.

    Hardware Specifications

    CPU AMD® x86 G-Series Quad-core 2.0 GHz processor
    Floating Point Unit
    Hardware Encryption Engine
    Yes (AES-NI)
    DRAM System memory:

    TS-563-2G: 2GB DDR3L RAM (2GB x1)
    TS-563-8G: 8GB DDR3L RAM (8GB x1)

    Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM
    Memory expandable up to: 16 GB (8GB x 2)

    NOTE: For the information of RAM module installation and compatible NAS models, please refer to the QNAP RAM Module Installation Guide

    Flash Memory 512MB
    Hard Disk Drive 5 x 3.5″or 2.5″SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD
    1. The system is shipped without HDD.
    2. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility
    Hard Disk Tray 5 x Hot-swappable tray
    LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port (Expandable up to 4 x GbE or 2 x 10GbE + 2 x GbE via PCIe NIC)
    Network Expansion Slot 1 (PCIe Gen2 x 4)
    LED Indicators Status, USB, HDD 1-5
    USB 5 x USB 3.0 port (Front: 1, Rear: 4)
    Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
    Buttons Power/Status, USB One-Touch-Backup, reset
    Alarm Buzzer System warning
    Form Factor Tower
    Dimensions 185(H) x 210.6(W) x 235.4(D) mm
    7.28(H) x 8.29(W) x 9.27(D) inch
    Weight Net: 4.4 kg (9.7 lbs)
    Gross: 5.8 kg (12.79 lbs)
    Power Consumption (W) S3 sleep: 2.26W
    HDD standby: 30.17W
    In operation: 47.68W
    (with 5 x 2TB HDDs installed)
    Sound Level* Sound pressure (LpAm) :20.1 dB(A)
    Temperature 0-40˚C
    Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C
    Power Supply ATX 250W, 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 5A
    Secure Design Kensington security slot for theft prevention
    Fan 1 x quiet cooling fan (12cm, 12V DC)
    1. LED Indicators:
    Status, USB, LAN
    6. Power Connector
    2. Hard Drive LEDs 7. PCIe Expansion Slot
    3. Power Button 8. USB 3.0 Port x 4
    4. One Touch Copy Button 9. Gigabit LAN Port x 2
    5. USB 3.0 Port x 1 10. Kensington Security Slot

    * Testing Environment:
    Refer to ISO 7779 ; Maximum HDD loaded ; Bystander Position ; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS

    Software Specifications

    Operating System
    QTS 4.1 (embedded Linux)
    Power Management
    1. Wake on LAN
    2. Internal hard drive standby mode
    3. Scheduled power on/off
    4. Automatic power on after power recovery
    5. USB and network UPS support with SNMP management
    6. System sleep mode (S3)
    Supported Client OS
    1. Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 R2/2012/2012R2
    2. Apple Mac OS X
    3. Linux & UNIX
    Access Right Management
    1. Batch users creation
    2. Import/Export users
    3. User quota management
    4. Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV
    5. Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, and File Station
    6. Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
    Supported Browsers
    1. Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
    2. Mozilla Firefox 8+
    3. Apple Safari 4+
    4. Google Chrome
    Transcoding Management
    1. Background video transcoding to 240p, 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p resolutions
    2. Automatic offline video transcoding for a preset shared folders
    3. Embed subtitles to videos in background transcoding
    Multilingual Support
    1. Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
    Domain Authentication Integration
    1. Microsoft Active Directory (AD) & Domain Controller support
    2. LDAP server, LDAP client
    3. Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station
    File System
    1. Internal Hard Drive: EXT4
    2. External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
    myQNAPcloud Service
    1. Private cloud storage and sharing
    2. Free host name registration (DDNS)
    3. Auto router configuration (via UPnP)
    4. Web-based file manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption
    5. CloudLink for remote access without complicated router setup
    6. myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)
    1. TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6*: Dual Stack)
    2. Dual Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
    3. Service binding based on network interfaces
    4. Proxy server (Squid available in App Center)
    5. Proxy client
    6. DHCP client, DHCP server
    7. Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP, NFS, FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC
    8. UPnP & Bonjour discovery
    9. USB Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapter support

    * Not all services support IPv6.

    1. Syncs files among multiple devices with SSL support
    2. Selective synchronization for syncing specific folders only
    3. Use team folders as a file center for greater team collaboration (maximum sync tasks: 32)
    4. Shares files by links via email
    5. Policy settings for conflicted files and file type filter support
    6. Version control: up to 64 versions.
    7. Incremental synchronization for HDD space saving
    8. Supports Windows & Mac OS
    1. Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
    2. CIFS host access control for shared folders
    3. FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption*
    4. AES 256-bit external drive encryption*
    5. Importable SSL certificates
    6. Instant alert via email, SMS, and beep

    * Somedata encryption functions may not available in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.

    Web Administration
    1. Smart fan Control
    2. Dynamic DNS (DDNS)
    3. SNMP (v2 & v3)
    4. Resource monitor
    5. Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP, and File Station
      • Automatic Cleanup
      • File Type Filter
    6. Comprehensive logs (events & connection)
    7. Syslog client/server
    8. System settings backup and restore
    9. Restore to factory default
    10. Mobile app: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management
    Storage Management
    1. QNAP flexible Volume/LUN with thin provisioning and space reclaim
    2. RAID 0,1, 5, 6, 10, + hot spare
    3. Supports storage pool
    4. Online volume expansion
    5. Online storage pool expansion
    6. Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
    7. SMART data migration
    8. Storage expansion via QNAP UX-500P/UX-800P expansion unit (max 2)
    9. Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
    10. Bad block recovery
    11. RAID recovery
    12. Bitmap support

    Powerful All-in-one server

    File Server
    1. File sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
    2. Windows ACL
    3. Advanced folder permission for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP
    4. Shared folder aggregation (CIFS/SMB)
    Storage Plug & Connect
    1. Creating and mapping shared folders using QNAP Windows Qfinder Pro
    2. Creation of and connection to iSCSI targets/LUN
    FTP Server
    1. FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)
    2. FXP support
    3. Passive ftp port range control
    iSCSI (IP SAN)
    1. iSCSI target with multi-LUNs per target (Up to 256 targets/LUNs combined)
    2. Support for LUN mapping & masking
    3. Online LUN capacity expansion
    4. Support for SPC-3 persistent reservation
    5. Support for MPIO & MC/S
    6. iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restoration
    7. iSCSI connection and management by QNAP Windows Qfinder Pro
    8. Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator)
    9. Stack chaining master
    10. Max No. of virtual disk drives: 8
    File Station
    1. Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)
    2. Supports thumbnail display of multimedia files
    3. Supports sharing download links and upload links
    4. Drag-n-drop Files via Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox
    5. File Compression (ZIP or 7z)
    6. Creation of and sending download links for sharing public files with expiration time and password protection
      • Support for displaying subtitles (*.SRT, UTF-8 format)
      • Support slideshow playback in media viewer
    7. Mobile App: Qfile for file browsing and management
    Surveillance Station
    1. Supports over 3,000 IP cameras
    2. Includes 4 free camera licenses, up to 40 camera channels via additional license purchase
    3. Instant playback to check recent events
    4. Online editing to change cameras when in live view
    5. Visual aid by using e-maps
    6. Playback and speed control by shuttle bar
    7. Video preview using playback timeline
    8. Intelligent Video Analytics (IVA) for advanced video search
    9. Surveillance client for Mac
    10. Mobile surveillance app: Vmobile (iOS and Android)
    11. Mobile recording app: Vcam (iOS and Android)
    Backup Station
    1. Remote replication server (over rsync)
    2. Real-time remote replication (RTRR) to another QNAP NAS or FTP server
    3. Works as both RTRR server & client with bandwidth control
    4. Real-time & scheduled backup
    5. Encryption, compression, file filters, and transfer rate limitations
    6. Encrypted replication between QNAP NAS servers
    7. Desktop backup with QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows
    8. Apple Time Machine backup support
    9. Data backup to multiple external storage devices
    10. Synchronizes with cloud storage: Amazon S3, ElephantDrive, Dropbox
    11. Third party backup software support: Veeam backup & replication, Acronis True Image, Arcserve backup, emc retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, etc.
    VPN Server
    1. Secure remote access: PPTP & OpenVPN VPN services
    2. Max number of clients: 30


    Print Server
    1. Max. number of printers: 3
    2. Support for Internet Printing Protocol
    3. Print job display and management
    4. IP-based and domain name-based privilege control


    VPN Client
    1. Supported VPN protocols: PPTP & OpenVPN services
    2. PPTP Authentication: PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2
    3. PPTP Encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
    4. OpenVPN Encryption: None, AES 40/128 bit, AES 256 bit
    5. Transmission package monitor
    6. OpenVPN port control
    7. OpenVPN link compression
    Cloud Backup Station
    1. Amazon S3
    2. Amazon Glacier
    3. Webdev-based cloud storage
    4. Microsoft Azure
    5. Open Stack
    App Center
    1. Over 100 official and community software add-ons such as Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, DLNA server, Notes Station, Signage Station, Airplay/Chromecast, and more.
    Virtualization Station
    1. Supports creating one Virtual Machine (VM) to run an operating system such as Windows, Linux, Unix
    2. VM import from Virtual Appliances
    3. VM export into a virtual appliance in OVF / QVM format
    4. VM clone&snapshot
    5. HTML5-based shared remote console