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Qnap TS-332X-2G 3-Bay NAS



TS-332X Budget-friendly 10GbE NAS: A 3-bay NAS with three M.2 SSD slots, supporting RAID 5 for balancing capacity, performance, and protection

30% of QNAP users choose RAID 5 arrays for their NAS to provide higher data protection, better system performance and optimized storage utilization. The 3-bay TS-332X not only allows you to build a RAID 5 array on your NAS with the fewest disks, but also features a 10GbE SFP+ port and three M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots to enable higher performance for tackling performance-demanding operations. Featuring a minimalist design, the affordable 10GbE-ready TS-332X can easily fit your commercial space.

Build a secure RAID 5 array with three disks for optimized storage capacity and protection against one disk failing.

One built-in 10GbE SFP+ port for accelerating massive file sharing and intensive data transfer.

Qtier technology and SSD caching enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency.

Snapshots fully record system status and data, allowing you to protect files and data from accidental deletion and malware attacks.

Supports LXC and Docker containers for rapidly deploying application services across platforms including the cloud, servers, and PCs.

Secure private cloud supporting centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery; a scalable storage solution.


AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7GHz processor, 2 GB RAM

Quad-core CPU and 10GbE SFP+ port

The TS-332X is equipped with an AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A57 processor (64-bit) with 2GB/4GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 16GB) and provides three SATA 6Gb/s drive bays. When processing AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption, the TS-332X also provides unmatched encryption performance while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the NAS. Alongside a pair of Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-332X features a 10GbE SFP+ port to fully support 10GbE high-speed networks, delivering a major speed increase for large-data applications, fast data transfer, backup & restoration, and containerized applications.

M.2 SSDs for cache acceleration or efficient tiered storage

The TS-332X features SSD caching, and also supports up to three SATA 6Gb/s M.2 SSDs with 2280 form factors (sold separately). You can set up a high-capacity SSD cache for boosting IOPS-demanding applications or create a RAID 5 tiered storage with balanced performance and redundancy protection. Qtier™ technology empowers the TS-332X with auto tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs, and high-capacity HDDs with around-the-clock acceleration. 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.


1. All the drives bays of the TS-332X support SSD caching. The TS-332X comes with a 2.5-inch HDD/SSD drive tray base (subject to availability). You can purchase additional drive tray bases from the QNAP Online Shop.

2. M.2 SSD are optional and are sold separately. As M.2 SSD operations can easily generate excessive heat, it is recommended to install a heatsink (from QNAP or a third-party provider) on the M.2 SSD.

Enjoy optimized SSD performance with extra over-provisioning

With SSD prices continuing to become more affordable for home and small business users, there's never been a better time for using SSDs in your NAS to enjoy higher performance, faster file backups, smoother multimedia experiences, and optimized virtualization applications. The latest QTS 4.3.5 takes SSD functionality even further by supporting software-defined SSD RAID extra over-provisioning (OP) that enables you to allocate additional OP space from 1% to 60%, beneficial for optimal SSD random write speeds and extended lifespan with higher endurance. Now you can use affordable consumer SSDs for the TS-332X, adjust the SSD OP, and potentially attain performance and endurance levels similar to enterprise-grade SSDs.

Elegant appearance, effective airflow

The TS-332X sports a stylish and elegant look with an industrial design concept to provide effective airflow and better cooling, ensuring smooth performance even under the heaviest loads. The tool-less 3.5-inch hard drive installation allows easier system setup and maintenance, while the front-panel LEDs assist in viewing system status.

Snapshots protect your data against ransomware

Essential for NAS data protection, snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and metadata. You can use Storage & Snapshots Manager or File Station to easily manage snapshots and quickly restore the system to its normal state if an error occurs. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record the changed data. Not only does this save storage space but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data. The TS-332X with 4GB RAM can support up to 256 snapshots per NAS and 64 snapshots per volume/LUN.

Upgrade your IT environment with QNAP's fast and affordable 10GbE Switch!

QNAP's 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.

Host container applications

With Container Station, you can enjoy both LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can run Ubuntu®, Debian®, and Fedora® containers, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub®, easily import/export container apps and manage access controls, and rapidly deploy application services across several platforms including the cloud, servers, and PCs.

Optimized collaboration with seamless file sharing and sync

The TS-332X 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-332X will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and 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.

Well-round, multi-point backup

Hybrid Backup Sync provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to help organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity. It centralizes backup, restore and synchronization for you to easily transfer your data in the TS-332X to other QNAP NAS, remote server, USB storage (one touch copy) or cloud storage. Backing up Windows® or Mac® data to the TS-332X is also effortless by using QNAP’s NetBak Replicator utility or Apple’s Time Machine.

Your NAS is also a surveillance solution

QNAPs new QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TS-332X and leverage the advantages of storage manageability from QTS. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view and playback is greatly simplified. You can also use the QVR Pro Client mobile app to monitor your cameras from anywhere, or use USB webcams as ONVIF network cameras with the QUSBCam2 app.

  • 5,000+ - compatible IP cameras
  • 8 - free IP camera channels
  • 16 - max. IP camera channels
  • QUSBCam2 - record from USB webcams

Expand storage capacity using other QNAP NAS with Virtual JBOD

QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage capacity of your QNAP NAS with unused storage space from other QNAP NAS. The unused storage capacity of the TS-332X can be mounted as local disks of other NAS, and you can create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS services to maximize storage utilization.

Note: ARM-based NAS do not currently support the VJBOD "Host" function to utilize the storage space of other NAS.

More productivity applications


Automates file organization. Files are well-organized and archived based on your settings.


Qsirch supports keyword search for finding images, music, videos, documents, and emails, making it easier than ever to locate files.


Centrally manage and switch between different email accounts, back up emails to the NAS, and safeguard email security and personal privacy.


A popular web automation service for combining QNAP NAS and mobile devices/apps to customize NAS applets.

Browser Station

Enable remote access through NAS-hosted web browsers to access local LAN resources without needing complex VPN settings.


Mattermost turns your QNAP NAS into a team communication platform that allows for instant messaging and can centrally store all your conversations and files.


Hardware Spec


AnnapurnaLabs, an Amazon company Alpine AL-324 Quad-core 1.7GHz ARM Cortex-A57 Processor, 64-bit

Encryption Acceleration


System Memory

2 GB DDR4 2400 (1 x 2 GB)

Maximum Memory

16 GB (1 x 16 GB)

Memory Slot

1 x SODIMM slot

Flash Memory

512 MB NAND Flash

Drive Bay

Hot-swappable 3 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA 6Gb/s HDD/SSDs (2.5" tray base for installing 2.5" HDD/SSD can be purchased from QNAP Online Shop)

M.2 SSD Slot

3 x M.2 2280 SATA 6 Gbps SSD


1. The M.2 SSD is not included as standard.

2. M.2 SSD operations can easily generate excessive heat. It is recommended to install a heatsink (from QNAP or a third-party provider) on the M.2 SSD.

10 Gigabit Ethernet Port

1 x 10GbE SFP+

Gigabit Ethernet Port

2 x Gigabit RJ45

USB Port

USB 3.0 (Front: 1; Rear: 2)


1 x Built-in speaker

1 x 3.5mm line out jack

Note: You cannot use the speakers and the line-out jack simultaneously.

LED Indicators

Status/Power, LAN, USB, HDD 1-3, M.2 SSD 1-3


Power, Reset, USB One-touch-copy

System Warning

Buzzer or Smart voice prompt

Form Factor


Dimensions (H x W x D)

142 x 150 x 260.1 mm

5.59 x 5.9 x 10.24 inch

Power Consumption (W)

HDD standby: 18.56 W

In operation: 26.22 W

(with 3 x HDDs and 3 x M.2 SSDs)


M.2 SSD: RBU-SNS8152S3256GG2 256G

Sound Level

Sound pressure (LpAm): 20.4 dB(A)


Net weight: 1.64 kg (3.62 lbs)

Gross Weight: 2.69 kg (5.93 lbs)

Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity

0 ~ 40C (32F ~ 104F)

5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27C (80.6F)

Security Slot

Kensington security slot


1 x 14cm smart fan (12V DC)

Power Supply Unit

90W AC external adapter, 100-240V

Software Spec

Operating System

QTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)

Supported Client Operating Systems

Apple Mac OS 10.7 or later

Linux and UNIX

Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10

Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2 and 2016

Supported Browsers

Apple Safari 7 or later

Google Chrome

Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later

Mozilla Firefox

Multilingual Support

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

File System

Internal Hard Drive: EXT4

External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+


TCP/IP (IPv4 & IPv6: Dual Stack)*

Service binding based on network interfaces

Squid Proxy server

Proxy client

DHCP client, DHCP server

Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC

UPnP & Bonjour Discovery

USB Wi-Fi Adapter Support

Storage Management

Storage space utilization monitoring

Flexible volumes and LUNs with thin provisioning and space reclaiming

Disk volume types

RAID 0/1/5/,single, JBOD

RAID hot spare and global hot spare

RAID rebuild speed customization

Advanced secure data erase

Storage pools

Qtier Technology (automated storage tiering)


Volume and LUN snapshots

Snapshot Dashboard

Snapshot Manager

Snapshot Cloning

Snapshot Vault

Snapshot Replica

Unify Snapshot Directory

Support for Windows previous versions (CIFS/SMB)

Snapshot Agent for Microsoft Windows and VMware vSphere

4GB SKU: Max. 64 snapshots per volume/block-based LUN; max. 256 per NAS

Online volume expansion

Online storage pool expansion

Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration

SMART data migration

Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.

Bad block recovery and RAID recovery

Bitmap support


iSCSI target with multi-LUNs per target (Up to 256 targets/LUNs combined)

Supports LUN mapping & masking

Online LUN capacity expansion

Support for SPC-3 persistent reservation

Supports MPIO & MC/S

iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restoration

iSCSI connection and management by QNAP Windows Qnder Pro

Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator)

Max No. of virtual disk drives: 8

Storage Plug & Connect

Creating and mapping shared folders by QNAP Windows Qnder Pro

Creation of and connection to iSCSI target/LUN

Power Management

Wake on LAN

Internal hard drive standby mode

Scheduled power on/off

Automatic power on after power recovery

USB and network UPS support with SNMP Management


File syncing across multiple devices with SSL secure connection

Selective synchronization for specific folders or subfolders

Team folders as file center for better collaboration

Note: The maximum number of sync tasks is 32 for x86 devices and 5 for ARM devices.

File sharing through email links

Policy settings for conflicting files and file type filter

Version control for a maximum of 64 versions

Unified privilege and configuration management

Central configuration mode

Remote erase and restore

Windows and Mac OS support

Access Right Management

Batch users creation

Import/Export users

User quota management

Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV

Application access control for Photo Station, Music Station, Video Station, and File Station

Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station

Web Administration

Multi-window, multi-tasking system management

Smart toolbar and dashboard for system status display

Dynamic DNS (DDNS)

SNMP versions 2 and 3

Resource monitor

Network recycle bin for file deletion (AFP, CIFS/SMB, and File Station)

Automatic cleanup

File type filter

Comprehensive logs (events & connection)

Syslog server and client

Backup and restoration of system settings

Qmanager: Mobile application for remote system monitoring and management



Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP

CIFS host access control for shared folders

FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption*

AES 256-bit external drive encryption

Importable SSL certicates

Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, beep, and push service

2-step verication

Data encryption functions may be unavailable in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.

Domain Authentication Integration

Microsoft Active Directory (AD) & Domain Controller support

LDAP server, LDAP client

Domain users login via CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and File Station

Resource Monitor

Monitor NAS system resources including CPU, memory and network.

Monitor NAS storage resources including volumes, RAID, and disk activity.

Monitor the resource usage of NAS applications.

myQNAPcloud Service

Private cloud storage and sharing

Free host name registration (DDNS)

Supports myQNAPcloud SSL certicates (DDNS)

Auto router conguration (via UPnP)

Web-based le manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption

CloudLink for remote access without any complicated router setup

myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)


Report issues to the QNAP support team, with automatically-collected system information.

Allows QNAP support engineers to remotely connect to the NAS to fix issues (with user permission).

File Server

File sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX

Windows ACL

Advanced folder permissions for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP

Shared folder aggregation (CIFS/SMB) monitoring & management

FTP Server

FTP over SSL/TLS (Explicit)

FXP support

Passive ftp port range control

Hybrid Backup Sync

Cloud storage backup to Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Storage, Openstack Swift, WebDAV, and HKBN

Cloud storage syncing with Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, Yandex Disk, Box, hubiC, BackBlaze B2, Amazon S3, and HiDrive

RTRR server & client with bandwidth control

Rsync server with download bandwidth control

Remote server syncing (CIFS/SMB, FTP, Rsync, and RTRR)

Scheduled backup to local and remote storage spaces

Backup versioning (RTRR)

Encryption, compression, and file filters

Centralized management for backup, restoration, and sync jobs

Support for Apple Time Machine

Data backup to multiple external storage devices

Desktop backup with QNAP NetBak Replicator for Windows

Support for third-party backup software such as Veeam Backup & Replication, Acronis True Image, Arcserve Backup, Retrospect, Nakivo and Backup Exec

File Station

Supports mounting cloud drives (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, HiDrive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Yandex Disk and Box).

Supports mounting remote shared folders through FTP, WebDAV or Microsoft networking (SMB/CIFS)

Supports opening documents via Office Online, Google Docs or Chrome Extension (Edit Office files in Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides)

Supports ISO Mounting (Up to 256 ISO Files)

Supports sharing download links and upload links

Drag-n-drop Files via Chrome and Firefox Browsers

Photo, music, and video preview and playback

File Compression (ZIP or 7z)

Creation of and sending download links for sharing public files with expiration date and password protection

Supports displaying subtitles (*.SRT, UTF-8 format)

Supports slideshow playback in media viewer

Mobile App: Qfile for file browsing and management


Auto filing

Recipe function

Archiving through iSCSI, USB, DVD and remote NAS

Advanced settings

File deletion

Intelligent subtitle filing for videos

Data integrity check

File conflict policy


Full-text search

Data distribution using a bar chart

Previews for photos, music, videos, PDFs, Gmail, and others

Advanced search operators and search scope

Customized search filters (included or excluded conditions)

Related files suggestion in Viewer

Customized search filters

Search Chrome extension


Support for over 5,000 IP cameras

8 free camera licenses

Note: The application supports a maximum of 16 camera channels. You can purchase additional licenses on the QNAP website.

Instant playback for checking of recent events

Visual aid using e-map

Video preview on playback timeline

Surveillance client for Mac

Vmobile: Mobile surveillance application for iOS and Android

Vcam: Mobile recording application for iOS and Android

Surveillance Station

Supports over 5,000 IP cameras

Includes 2 free camera licenses, up to 24 camera channels via additional license purchase

Instant playback to check recent events

Online editing to edit cameras during live view

Visual aid by e-map

Playback and speed control using the shuttle bar

Video preview on playback timeline

Intelligent video analytics (IVA) for advanced video searching

Surveillance client for Mac

Mobile surveillance app: Vmobile (iOS and Android)

Mobile recording app: Vcam (iOS and Android)

QVPN Service (Integrated VPN Server, VPN Client and L2TP/IPSec VPN Services)

VPN Server: Secure remote access with PPTPL2TP/IPSec & OpenVPN VPN services

VPN Server: Up to 100 clients.

VPN Server: Supports domain users as VPN users.

VPN Client: Supports PPTP, L2TP/IPSec & OpenVPN VPN protocols.

VPN Client: Supports importing .ovpn files to create OpenVPN connection.

AirPlay & Chromecast

Streams videos, photos and music from NAS to Apple TV or Chromecast via File Station, Music Station, Photo Station, Video Station or mobile app (Qle, Qmusic, Qphoto or Qvideo).

Note: Media Streaming add-on app from the App Center is required

Photo Station

Photo organization by thumbnail, list, timeline, or folder

Virtual and smart albums

Validity control for album sharing

Photo tagging with text, colors, and ratings

Slideshows with background music and different transition effects

Photo geotagging and display on Google Maps

Photo and video uploading to Picasa, Flickr, and Weibo

Album configuration back up and restoration

Advanced folder permissions

Support for domain users

Qphoto: Mobile application for online browsing and sharing

Download Station

PC-less downloads (BitTorrent, FlashGet, FTP/FTPS, HTTP/HTTPS, QQDL, and Thunder)


The application supports a maximum of 500 tasks.

The maximum number of concurrent downloads is: 30 (10 BT/PT, 10 HTTP, 10 FTP)

BitTorrent: Support for search, magnet links, private trackers, and proxy

Scheduled download and bandwidth control

RSS subscription and download (broadcatching)

Support for add-ons that extend download functionality

Qget: Mobile application for download browsing and management

iTunes Server

Audio and video sharing for Windows & Mac iTunes

DLNA Server

Supports DLNA/UPnP TVs and players such as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Supported audio formats: AIFF, APE, DSD (DSF, DFF), FLAC, M4A, M4A Apple Lossless (ALAC), MP3, OggVorbis, WAV (PCM, LPCM), WMA, WMA PRO, WMA VBR*

Support CUE indexing le for APE, FLAC audio format.

* DRM-protected content is not supported.

Video Station

Show photos by thumbnails, list, timeline, or folder view

Supports virtual/smart collections

Tag videos with text, color, and ratings

Share video links to social websites or through email

Display movie information and posters from Internet sources or user-uploaded files

Supports displaying subtitles (*.SRT,*.ASS, *.SSA)

Supports online searching and downloading of subtitles as well as importing subtitle files

Supports adjusting the display style of subtitles

Supports for playback speed adjustment

Support for direct streaming videos in certain file formats

Supports Facebook friends login

Supports advanced folder permission settings.

Supports LDAP users.

Videos can be uploaded to YouTube and Youku.

Supports multi-zone video display

Mobile app: Qvideo for online video browsing and management

Container Station

Supports LXC and Docker

Supports CPU/Memory management

Download applications from the built-in Docker Hub Registry

Supports one-click installation, container export/import & console mode

Supports mounting NAS shared folders and data-only containers

Supports auto port forwarding

Supports auto-start containers

Supports downloading Docker certicates


One-way scheduled sync of contacts from multiple Google accounts

Import contacts from file: CSV or vCard 3.0

Export contacts into a file: CSV and vCard 3.0

Find duplicate contacts and merge them

Snapshot management for your contacts database

Manage contacts: Groups, favorite, lock, search, delete & restore

Supported for mobile: Android and iPhone

Notes Station 3

Multi-user text editing using the collaborative editor

Table creation using the spreadsheet editor

Online quick preview of multimedia attachments

Smart snapshot for version control

Print Server

SMax number of printers: 3

Supports Internet Printing Protocol

Print job display and management

IP-based and domain name-based privilege control

App Center

Ofcial and community software add-ons such as Signage Station and Notes Station

Package Content



Ethernet Cable x 2

Ethernet Cable x 2

Power Cord x 1

Power Cord x 1



2.5-inch HDD/SSD drive tray base: TRAY-25-NK-BLK03

2.5-inch HDD/SSD drive tray base: TRAY-25-NK-BLK03

M.2 SSD Heatsink

M.2 SSD Heatsink

Quick Installation Guide (QIG)

Quick Installation Guide (QIG)

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