New TS-1635AX NAS Systems Support Qtier 2.0 for Automatic Tiered Storage

Press Release Summary:

QNAP’s TS-1635AX NAS Systems are available in TS-1635AX-8G (8 GB DDR4 RAM) and TS-1635AX-4G (4 GB DDR4 RAM) models. Units feature 16 drive bays, dual 10GbE SFP+ ports, two M.2 SATA SSD slots, 2 x PCle expansion slots 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports and 250 W PSU. The systems support containerized virtualization, Linux command-line interface (CLI) virtual machines and SSD caching. Units allow installation of two PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 expansion cards.

Original Press Release:

QNAP Unveils the TS-1635AX 16-bay NAS with Powerful Processor, Dual 10GbE Ports, M.2 SSD Slots, PCIe Slots and Linux VM Support

Taipei, Taiwan, June 27, 2018 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. (QNAP) today announced the launch of the TS-1635AX NAS - the successor of the landmark TS-1635 NAS. With 16 drive bays (twelve 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch) and dual 10GbE SFP+ ports, the TS-1635AX is further boosted with a high-performance Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 ARMv8 Cortex-A72 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor and two M.2 SATA SSD slots (2280 form factor) and supports Linux virtualization, SSD caching, and Qtier 2.0. The TS-1635AX sets a new standard for ARM-based NAS and marks a new milestone for high-capacity and affordable desktop NAS models.

The TS-1635AX supports QNAP's proprietary Qtier 2.0 for automatic tiered storage and provides a cache-like mechanism in volumes and LUNs to boost the performance of applications where high-efficiency data access is necessary (such as virtualization). The TS-1635AX also supports containerized virtualization (LXC and Docker®) and Linux command-line interface (CLI) virtual machines* for deploying virtualization applications to fully realize the potential of the Marvell ARMADA 8040 processor.

The TS-1635AX features two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports and two Gigabit (1000BASE-T) ports for high-speed transmission and flexible network deployment. The core functionality of the TS-1635AX can also be expanded by installing two PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 cards (compatible PCIe cards include the QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter, QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE adapters, and USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gbps) adapters).

"Combining all the advantages of its predecessor with today's cutting-edge functionality, the TS-1635AX sets a new benchmark for next-generation storage devices" said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding "supporting snapshots, Qtier 2.0, and virtualization while ensuring data security, performance, and expansion potential, the TS-1635AX meets various business needs and is perfect for small businesses and organizations."

The TS-1635AX runs the intelligent, app-driven QTS operating system that supports RAID 50/60 and provides productivity-enhancing features such as Qboost and OCR Converter. Featuring apps from QNAP and trusted third parties, the QTS App Center enriches the TS-1635X with potentially limitless functionality and much greater value for money.

Key specifications

  • TS-1635AX-8G: Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, 8 GB DDR4 RAM (1 x 8 GB)
  • TS-1635AX-4G: Marvell® ARMADA® 8040 64-bit quad-core 1.6 GHz processor, 4 GB DDR4 RAM (1 x 4 GB)

Desktop; RAM upgradeable to 1 x 16 GB (Long-DIMM form factor); 16-bay (twelve 3.5-inch and four 2.5-inch); hot-swappable 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps bays; two M.2 SATA SSD (2280 form factor) slots; 2 x PCle expansion slots (1 x PCIe 3.0 x2,1 x PCIe 3.0 x1); 2 x 10GbE SFP+ ports, 2 x Gigabit (1000BASE-T) ports; 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) ports (front 1, rear 2); 1 x 3.5 mm Line-out; 1 x speaker; 250 W PSU

*The availability of this functionality will be announced separately.


The new TS-1635AX NAS is now available. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit

About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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