Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G Network Attached Storage NAS

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Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G

Server-grade Intel® Xeon® E processor and ECC memory for high performance and reliability



The Intel® Xeon® E based TS-1683XU-RP enterprise NAS with up to 128 GB DDR4 ECC (Error Correcting Code) memory delivers server-grade performance with dependable reliability. It features 10GbE SmartNIC controllers that not only fulfill bandwidth-demanding applications but also support iSER to offload CPU workloads with boosted virtualization performance, while PCIe expansion allows for installing graphics cards to empower video surveillance, virtualization and AI applications. The performance-driven TS-1683XU-RP provides you with advanced business-ready features, including software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning, software-defined networking & virtual switch, and much more.


Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G Network Attached Storage NAS


  1. Intel® Xeon® E processor
  2. DDR4 ECC memory
  3. 4x Gigabit Ethernet ports
  4. USB 3.1 Gen2 ports
  5. 4x PCIe expansion slots
  6. System fans
  7. Power supply unit
  8. 2x 10GbE SFP+ ports


Dual 10GbE connectivity optimizes high-speed data transfer and VMware virtualization with iSER

The TS-1683XU-RP provides two 10GbE SFP+ ports that use the Mellanox® ConnectX®-4 Lx SmartNIC controller. They support the iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol, allowing data to bypass general network drivers, the socket layer, and to directly enter memory buffers of the ESXi server and storage to offload CPU workloads. When both the VMware® server and the TS-1683XU-RP support iSER, it can provide up to 60% increased random read/write performance and 50% decreased latency, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.


Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G Network Attached Storage NAS

Recommended usage of PCIe slots

The TS-1683XU-RP provides multiple PCIe slots. To ensure that the SATA drives have sufficient bandwidth, it is recommended to only use low-end expansion cards, (such as a 1GbE NIC, USB 3.0 card, or Wi-Fi adapter) with the PCIe Gen2 slot (Slot 1) as this slot is connected to the PCH. For high-end expansion cards (including 10GbE/40GbE NICs, SAS cards, Mustang-200 acceleration card, and graphics cards), it is recommended to use PCIe Gen3 slots (Slot 2, 3, 4) as these slots are connected to the CPU.


Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G Network Attached Storage NAS

Empower GPU-accelerated computing with graphics cards

Graphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations. The TS-1683XU-RP provides PCIe slots for installing an AMD Radeon™ or NVIDIA® graphics card to boost data-intensive AI machine learning, while also providing benefits for imaging processing and virtual machine performance (via GPU passthrough).

1. 3U/4U models support high-profile graphics cards that require external power; 1U/2U models support low-profile graphics cards that do not require additional external power (For example, the NVIDIA GT1030).
2. GPU support for QTS only applies to NVIDIA graphics cards. GPU Passthrough for VM is supported by AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.
3. When Virtualization Station uses graphics cards, the NAS will temporarily stop hardware transcoding acceleration for QTS (and vice versa).
4. Always consult the Compatibility List for supported NAS and graphics cards before purchasing a graphics card for the NAS.


Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G Network Attached Storage NAS

SSD caching and auto tiering enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency

By enabling Qtier™ auto-tiering on the TS-1683XU-RP, organizations can just buy the amount of SSDs needed, and attain the highest value/performance and optimal storage efficiency for data storage and sharing.

Improve random data access speeds with an SSD cache
SSD caches accelerate IOPS performance and reduce latency for storage volumes. They are perfect for IOPS-demanding applications (including databases and virtualization) and can significantly improve overall workflows. The TS-1683XU-RP also supports write-only SSD caches to greatly boost write-intensive applications and also RAID 5/6 SSD caches for higher performance and caching space.

Maximize the value of SSDs with Qtier Technology
Qtier™ Technology empowers the TS-1683XU-RP with auto tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency by automatically moving data between 2.5-inch SSDs and high-capacity HDDs based on the data's access frequency. 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 SSDs.


Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G Network Attached Storage NAS

Up to 128 monitoring channels in QVR Pro for well-rounded security surveillance

The TS-1683XU-RP supports QVR Pro surveillance solution with 8 license-free channels for surveillance monitoring, which can be expanded up to 128 channels* with additional channel license purchase for a more extensive security deployment. QVR Pro supports over 5,000 IP cameras, including all of the standard fisheye cameras available on the market. There are more advanced features for fully unleashing the potential of fisheye cameras: allowing a single fisheye camera’s image to be simultaneously viewed in nine channels from different angles, and cross-platform hardware-accelerated decoding for fisheye camera images. QVR Pro ensures higher surveillance performance for greater security while providing deployment flexibility and budget-savings.


Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G Network Attached Storage NAS


Flexibly allocate physical and virtual network resources to simplify network deployment

The Network & Virtual Switch application allows you to leverage limited physical network resources for unlimited virtual applications and centrally manage the entire network structure with a brilliantly-visualized network topology map. Flexible manageability enables you to reorganize physical and virtual network connections with greater ease, so you can allocate adequate network resources to the TS-1683XU-RP, virtual machines and containers whenever needed. The network deployment is greatly simplified while your network management efficiency is greatly improved.


Qnap TS-1683XU-RP-E2124-16G Network Attached Storage NAS


Hardware Specs

CPU Intel® Xeon® E-2124 4-core 3.3 GHz processor (burst up to 4.3 GHz)
CPU Architecture 64-bit x86
Floating Point Unit
Encryption Engine  (AES-NI)
System Memory 16 GB UDIMM DDR4 ECC (2 x 8GB)
Maximum Memory 128 GB (4 x 32 GB)
Memory Slot 4 x UDIMM DDR4
Flash Memory 5GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay 16 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
Drive Compatibility 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
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45) 4
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port 2 x 10GbE SFP+ SmartNIC port
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Jumbo Frame
PCIe Slot 4
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 2 x4 (PCH)
Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x8 (CPU)
Slot 3: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (CPU)
Slot 4: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (CPU)
Slot 4 is preinstalled with a 10GbE network adapter
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port 2 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps
4 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps
Form Factor 3U Rackmount
LED Indicators HDD 1-16, Status, LAN, storage expansion port status
Buttons Power, Reset
Dimensions (HxWxD) 130 × 481 × 573.5 mm
Weight (Net) 13.76 kg
Weight (Gross) 21.79 kg
Operating temperature 0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
Storage Temperature -20 - 70°C (-4°F - 158°F)
Relative Humidity 5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Power Supply Unit 500W(x2), 100-240V
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 130.43 W
Tested with drives fully populated.
Fan System fan: 3 x 80mm, 12VDC
System Warning Buzzer
Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS) - with Max. Memory 10000

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.
Product images are for illustrative purposes only and may differ from the actual product. Due to differences in monitors, colors of products may also appear different to those shown on the site.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Software Specs

Operating System

QTS 5.0.0

Supported Client Operating Systems
  1. Apple Mac OS 10.10 or later
  2. Ubuntu 14.04, CentOS 7, RHEL 6.6, SUSE 12 or later Linux
  3. IBM AIX 7, Solaris 10 or later UNIX
  4. Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 10 and 11
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Supported Browsers
  1. Apple Safari (latest version)
  2. Google Chrome (latest version)
  3. Microsoft Edge (latest version)
  4. Mozilla Firefox (latest version)
Supported Languages

Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish

Storage Pool


SED Storage Pool


Maximum Pool size

308 TB

Maximum number of storage pool


Volume Type

Thick, Thin, Static

Maximum volume size

250 TB

Note: At least 4 GB RAM is required.

Maximum number of volume


Maximum shared folder size

250 TB

Maximum number of shared folder


JBOD Expansion




iSCSI Service


Fibre Channel Service


LUN Type

Thick, Thin

File-based iSCSI LUN


Block-based iSCSI LUN


Maximum LUN size

250 TB

Note: At least 4 GB RAM is required.

Maximum number of targets LUN


LUN feature
  1. LUN Mapping (LUN can be moved between iSCSI and FC)
  2. LUN Masking
  3. WWPN Aliases Import/Export
  4. FC Port Group
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Auto Tiering


  1. 8-bay (and more): JBOD, Single, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60
  2. 6-bay: JBOD, Single, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50
  3. 4-bay: JBOD, Single, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
  4. 2-bay: JBOD, Single, RAID 0, 1
RAID Group


To ensure data security, system stability, and storage performance, the maximum number of drives for a single RAID group is now 16 (applicable to RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID TP, and subgroups of RAID 50 and RAID 60). Nevertheless, users can combine multiple RAID groups into a large storage pool that contains more than 16 drives, using RAID 50, RAID 60, or RAID 10 as the RAID configuration. This enhancement will only be applied to new RAID groups. All existing RAID groups and storage systems will not be affected.

RAID Level Migration


RAID Expansion (by adding Disk)


RAID Expansion (by replacing bigger Disks)


Storage Pool Expansion (by adding RAID Group)


RAID Hot Spare

Global, Local

RAID Sync/Rebuild/Scrubbing


Internal drive


External drive

EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, and exFAT (optional for ARM model)

Note: To use exFat in certain models you must purchase an exFAT driver license from License Center.

Disk, Enclosure Locate


Disk S.M.A.R.T. Scan


Disk S.M.A.R.T. Data Migration


Ironwolf Health Management


Secure Erase


SSD Trim


SSD Life Estimation


Disk Roaming


Disk Standby


Volume Snapshot


LUN Snapshot


Maximum Snapshot (Per System)

Check maximum number of snapshots of your NAS

Maximum Snapshot (Per Volume / LUN)

Check maximum number of snapshots of your NAS

Minimum Snapshot Interval

5 minutes

Snapshot Retention Policy


Self-serve Snapshot Recovery


Application Consisted Snapshot


Snapshot Full Clone


Snapshot Replica / Vault


SSD read-only Cache


SSD read-write cache


SSD write-only cache


SSD Cache Maximum Size

Check your QNAP NAS cache capacity and RAM requirements


0, 1, 5, 6, 10

SSD profiling tool


External Device Management


Mount Smart Phone (MTP)


External RAID Device (QNAP so on) Management (External Device Mode)


External RAID Device (QNAP so on) Management (NAS Mode)


File Server
  1. File sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX
  2. Microsoft networking (CIFS/SMB)
  3. Apple networking (AFP)
  4. NFS version 3/4 services
FTP Server
  1. QuFTP
  2. FTP, SFTP and TFTP protocols
  3. FTP over SSL/TLS (explicit FTPS)
  4. FXP support
Maximum FTP connection


File Station (Web)


Object Storage


Local user account


Local group account


Domain user/group account


Domain Security


Domain Controller


Shared folder permission


Advanced folder permission

, (AFP, CIFS/SMB, FTP, and File Station)

Windows ACL


User quota


Group quota


Folder quota

, (Snapshot shared folder)

Home folder


Resource Monitor



V2, V3

Network recycle bin
  1. Recover files deleted using AFP, CIFS/SMB, and File Station
  2. Automatic cleanup and file type filter
System Log & Notification Center

Log recording: 3,000 event per hour

Smart Fan


Schedule on/off


Internet protocol

IPv4, IPv6

Virtual Switch


Port trunking

, (7 modes)



DHCP Server


DDNS (Dynamic Domain Name Service)


Network access protection with auto-blocking

SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, and AFP

Security Counselor


Malware Remover


AES 256-bit Volume Encryption validated by FIPS 140-2 CAVP


2-step verification


Allow/Deny List


Access Protection


Service binding




VMware vSphere Ready


Windows Server certifcated


Citrix Ready


vSphere Web Client Plug-in


VMware vSphere VAAI for iSCSI


VMware vSphere VAAI for NAS


Windows ODX


Windows/VMware Snapshot Agent


HTTP/HTTPS Connections

TLS 1.0/1.1/1.2/1.3

Supports WebDAV Connection


Supports Virtual Hosts




Note: At least 1 GB RAM is required.

[Qsync] Management Mode

User customization, Central

[Qsync] Qsync client supported platforms

Windows, macOS, Ubuntu, Android, and iOS

[Qsync] Maximum number of version control




Note: At least 1 GB RAM is required.

[HybridMount] File Cloud Gateway

Concurrent Connections = 20 Upload & 20 Download

[HybridMount] Network Drive Mount


[HybridMount] Free cloud gateway sessions


HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)


Note: At least 1 GB RAM is required.

[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] NAS to NAS backup


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] NAS to rsync backup


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] NAS to FTP backup


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] Cloud Backup


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] Cloud Sync


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] 2-way and Active Sync


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] Backup Deduplication


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] Real-time backup


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] Apple Time Machine Backup


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] External drive backup


[HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync)] Maximum number of backup job


Hyper Data Protector




Note: At least 1 GB RAM is required.

[Boxafe] Office 365 Backup


[Boxafe] Google Workspace Backup


[Boxafe] Full-text search




Note: This feature is supported by all QNAP NAS devices with at least 2 GB of memory

[Qsirch] Previews

Photos, music, videos, PDFs, Gmail, and others

[Qsirch] Integrate Mac Finder


[Qsirch] Advanced picture search


[Qsirch] Search filters




Note: At least 1 GB RAM is required.

[QuMagie] Browse photos


[QuMagie] Virtual and smart albums


[QuMagie] AI-assisted photo management

People, things, places, and others

Antivirus (free)


McAfee (License)


QVPN Service


Note: At least 1 GB RAM is required.

[QVPN Service] Remote Access

PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, OpenVPN, WireGuard, QBelt (QNAP proprietary)

[QVPN Service] Supportedd utility and mobile app

Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android

[QVPN Service] Supported maximum clients


HD Station


LDAP Server




SQL server


License Center


Multimedia Console


Photo Station


Music Station


Video Station


Download Station


Notes Station




Media Streaming add-on






DA Driver Analyzer




Note: The application is available in the App Center and in virtual appliance marketplaces (VMware vSphere ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V).

Q'center Server


Q'center Agent


Connect to Q'center


Virtualization Station


Note: At least 4 GB RAM is required.

[Virtualization Station] Supports Virtual machine instances

Windows, Linux, Unix, and Android

[Virtualization Station] VM importing, exporting, cloning, snapshot capturing, backup, and restoration

All function is Fine.

[Virtualization Station] Virtual switches

Can create a virtual switch

[Virtualization Station] GPU pass-through

Not support GPU

[Virtualization Station] Suggested number of virtual machine instances


Note: the actual number of virtual machine instances supported may vary by the memory installed on NAS.

Container Station


Note: At least 1 GB RAM is required.

[Container Station] Supported type

LXC/LXD and Docker

Note: LXD has been supported after Container Station 2.4

[Container Station] Docker Hub Registry


[Container Station] Container importing and exporting


[Container Station] Console mode


Linux Station


Supports Linux Station versions

16.04, 18.04, and 20.04

Linux Station Center




Note: At least 4 GB RAM is required. The maximum number of channels supported varies by NAS model, network configuration, and camera settings. For more information, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/qvr-nas-selector.

[QVR Pro] Recording Technique

Index database based

[QVR Pro] License Type


[QVR Pro] User-defined trigger events


[QVR Pro] Metadata


[QVR Pro] QVR Pro Client (Desktop)

Windows, macOS, and QNAP HybridDesk Station

[QVR Pro] QVR Pro Client (Mobile)

Android and iOS

[QVR Pro] Recording camera streams


[QVR Pro] Free built-in camera channels


QVR Elite


Note: At least 1 GB RAM is required. The maximum number of channels supported varies by NAS model, network configuration, and camera settings. For more information, visit https://www.qnap.com/go/qvr-nas-selector.

[QVR Elite] Recording Technique

Standard MP4 file based

[QVR Elite] License Type


[QVR Elite] User-defined trigger events


[QVR Elite] QVR Pro Client (Desktop)

Windows, macOS, and QNAP HybridDesk Station

[QVR Elite] QVR Pro Client (Mobile)

Android and iOS

[QVR Elite] Recording camera streams


[QVR Elite] Free built-in camera channels


QVR Pro Client


[QVR Pro Client] Dynamic View Layout


[QVR Pro Client] Windows


[QVR Pro Client] Mac


[QVR Pro Client] HybridDesktop


[QVR Pro Client] iOS


[QVR Pro Client] Android


QVR Center


Note: At least 4 GB RAM is required.

[QVR Center] Log management


[QVR Center] Central monitoring across multiple servers


QVR Guard


Note: At least 4 GB RAM is required.

[QVR Guard] Failover design


[QVR Guard] Viewing task details


[QVR Guard] Automatic switch between Standby and Takeover modes


QVR Human


QVR Face


The maximum number of channels supported varies by NAS model, network configuration, and camera settings. For more information, visit https://www.qnap.com/solution/qvr-face/en-us/

QVR DoorAccess


QTS does not support DRM content and some IPv6 services.
Some data encryption features may be unavailable because of country-specific legislative restrictions.
Some features may vary by model.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

Package Contents



Ethernet Cable x 2

Ethernet Cable x 2

Power Cord x 2

Power Cord x 2

Flat head screw x 64 (for 3.5

Flat head screw x 64 (for 3.5" HDD)

Flat head screw x 64 (for 2.5

Flat head screw x 64 (for 2.5" HDD)

Quick Installation Guide (QIG)

Quick Installation Guide (QIG)




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