Top-class hardware engineering with high I/O expandability\nThe hardware design of the TS-977XU-RP provides exceptional system performance and expandability to fulfill diverse application requirements.\n\nHybrid structure for enabling SSD and tiered storage\nThe 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.\n*SSDs and HDDs sold separately.\n\nDual-channel Memory to delivers power-smart performance\nThe TS-977XU-RP supports dual-channel DDR4 memory and features four Long-DIMM slots. When using paired memory modules, the TS-977XU-RP leverages the power of dual-channel architecture to boost performance. You can also customize the memory configuration (supports up to 64GB RAM) of the TS-977XU-RP, making it the most ideal and cost-efficient storage solution for environments like virtualization that contain dynamically-changing workloads.\n\nExtend NAS functionality with PCIe cards\nThe 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.\n\nInstall a graphics card for GPU-accelerated computing\nGraphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations, but require significantly more power than other hardware. The TS-977XU-RP provides a 300 watt power supply and a PCIe slot that supports low-profile AMD Radeon™ or NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards that do not require additional power. Installing a graphics card can boost performance of applications such as video editing, 4K video transcoding, imaging processing in QTS and the performance of virtual machines via GPU passthrough.\n\nPerformance & reliability. Your wise choice.\nThe TS-977XU-RP supports advanced business features to provide maximized efficiency and performance while ensuring 24/7 services.\n\nUSB 3.1\nUSB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) provides speeds up to 10Gb/s (double the speed of USB 3.0) to greatly boost data transfer performance, allowing for transferring large files faster and more easily.\n\nCentral management\nDesigned for IT administrators, QRM+ provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage all Windows®, Linux® and IPMI devices in your network, and facilitates device discovery with a graphical topology diagram.\n\nOptimized performance for VMware Virtualization with iSER\nWith the built-in dual 10GbE ports that natively features Mellanox® ConnectX-4, the TS-977XU-RP supports the iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol to boost data transfer performance of the TS-977XU-RP as VMware® ESXi storage and to reduce the CPU load of the ESXi server. iSER can provide a significant increase in performance, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.\n\nBlock-based iSCSI LUN: Ideal choice for virtualization storage\nThe TS-977XU-RP supports block-based iSCSI LUN that provides a more reliable and isolated environment than file-based LUN. Supporting VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2016, the TS-977XU-RP provides a high-performance, reliable and affordable storage solution for virtualization environments, while also supporting VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supporting QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.\n\nAll-in-one server to host virtual machines and containers\nVirtualization 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.\n\nVirtualization Station\nVirtualization Station allows you to run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ virtual machines and access them via a web browser or VNC (Virtual Network Computing). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.\n\nContainer Station\nContainer Station integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. It supports container import/export and permission settings. It’s easy deployment, portable, and efficient.\n\nHost multiple virtual QTS systems on a single NAS\nBased on Virtualization Station, vQTS allows for creating isolated virtual QTS systems to provide benefits for resource segregation, multi-tenant environments, and flexible application deployment. vQTS can also help optimize power usage, costs, and physical space. You can host multiple independent QTS systems on the TS-977XU-RP, while each virtual QTS can be used by different departments and teams with their own privilege settings and application environments, realizing greater business flexibility in management and applications.\n\nUpgrade your IT environment with QNAP's fast and affordable 10GbE Switch!\nQNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T™ unmanaged switches allow you to instantly upgrade your network environment at a cost-effective price. With a 10GbE network you can enjoy blazing-fast transfer speeds, empower bandwidth-demanding tasks like virtualization, and enable simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (ideal for video editing and multimedia). QNAP also provides a 10GbE PCIe network expansion card for Windows®/Linux® PCs to take advantage of high-speed LAN environments.\n\nOptimized collaboration with seamless file sharing and sync\nThe TS-977XU-RP centrally stores data and files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® networks. Coupled with Qsync (a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization) any file uploaded to the TS-977XU-RP will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. You can sync shared folders and team folders for group file sharing to enhance the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. Files can be centrally managed using File Station, including files from mobile devices and optical disc drives. File Station also allows you to mount a remote NAS, and transfer files between your NAS and public cloud services for greater convenience.\n\nComplete backup planning\nThe TS-977XU-RP provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.\n\nWindows and Mac backup\nUse the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up/restore Windows® files, alongside Time Machine® support for Mac® devices. It is easy, fast and convenient.\n\nHybrid Backup Sync\nConsolidates 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.\n\nSnapshots for Volume & LUN\nSnapshot 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.\n\nVM backup\nWith 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.\n\nQVR Pro surveillance solution\nQNAP’s QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on TS-977XU-RP and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live viewing and playback is greatly simplified. You can also use the QVR Pro Client mobile app to monitor your cameras from anywhere, or use a USB webcam as an ONVIF network camera with the QUSBCam2 app.\n\nFlexible and economical storage expansion\nYou need an easy solution to increase storage capacity when running out of space. QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.\n\nVJBOD\nUse VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to 8 QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-977XU-RP\n\nUpgrade RAID Capacity\nHot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your QNAP NAS can grow with your business.\n\nMigrate to a New NAS\nInstall your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.\n\nAttach Expansion Enclosures\nConnect up to 8 REXP-1620U-RP/REXP-1220U-RP* or up to 2 UX-1200U-RP/800U-RP expansion enclosures. Use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.\n* A SAS storage expansion card is required to use REXP-1620U-RP / REXP-1220U-RP expansion enclosures.
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