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AI NAS with a power-efficient ARM SoC processor and NPU for AI-powered video and image recognition applications

QNAP Products
Small Business Storage
QNAP 6-Bay desktop AI NAS, NPU 6TOPS, 4C ARM Cortex-A76 2.2GHz, 4C Cortex-A55 1.8GHz, 8GB DDR4 RAM (not expandable), 8 x 3.5″/ 2.5″ drive slots, 2.5GbE LAN, 2x1GbE LAN, 2 x USB 2, HDMI 1.4b, PCIe 3.0 x2 slot
Our Price: $799.00

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Package Content

  • TS-AI642 Storage System
  • 1 x Ethernet cable
  • 1 x Power Cord
  • 18 Flat Head Screw (for 3.5” HDD)
  • 18 Flat Head Screw (for 2.5” HDD)
  • AC Adapter
  • Quick Installation Guide (QIG)


The next-generation TS-AI642 AI NAS is specifically designed for AI-powered video and image recognition applications. Adopting the 64-bit ARM Cortex-A76/-A55 SoC octa-core processor with up to 6 TOPS NPU (Neural network Processing Unit), the TS-AI642 not only tackles image processing and analysis tasks, but also offloads CPU workloads when running AI applications to reduce system operation power consumption. With powerful computing performance, high-capacity storage space and flexible I/O expandability, the TS-AI642 allows enterprises to easily deploy an AI NAS solution for video surveillance, image recognition, and face recognition applications.



Available Models

  • TS-AI642-8G-
    8-core ARM Cortex 64-bit Processor ( 4-core Cortex-A76 2.2 GHz + 4-core Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz ), 8 GB on board (non-expandable)

AI computing performance of 6 TOPS NPU

With a built-in NPU (Neural network Processing Unit) processor, the TS-AI642 boosts performance for high-speed face and object recognition.

2.5GbE is a must!

2.5GbE provides higher transmission speeds with existing Cat 5e cables, making file backup/restore and media conversion smoother.

PCIe Gen 3 Expandability

Install a 2.5/5/10GbE adapter, QM2 card, or USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) card to increase application potential.

Professional surveillance NAS solution

QVR Elite allows you to deploy up to 64 channels (2 channels are included for free).

Dual 4K HDMI™ Output

Use two screens for surveillance or 4K high-resolution video playback.

ARM hardware transcoding

Supports ARM NEON technology that accelerates video processing for a better media experience.


Expand storage capacity up to 18 hard drives

The TS-AI642 supports a storage capacity of up to 110 TB by installing six 3.5-inch 22 TB hard drives in RAID 5. By connecting a TL-D1600S QNAP storage expansion unit, you can add an additional twelve hard drives to the TS-AI642 to achieve up to 350TB storage space to meet growing storage requirements. Or connect TR Series storage expansion units to add Hardware RAID protection for expanded storage.


Storage capacity

110 TB


  1. Install six 3.5-inch 22 TB hard drives in RAID 5 on TS-AI642 and six 3.5-inch 22 TB hard drives in RAID 5 on TL-D1600S.
  2. The storage expansion unit can only be used as an individual storage pool or volume on the NAS. Its storage pool/volume cannot be combined into the connected NAS. NAS applications cannot be installed on the storage expansion unit.

NPU accelerates on-device AI performance. 3x Faster face recognition.

Adopting an NPU (Neural network Processing Unit), the TS-AI642 boosts QNAP AI Core (the AI-powered engine for image recognition) performance for high-speed face and object recognition.


QuMagie photo management

NPU greatly accelerates image recognition performance when uploading pictures in QuMagie, realizing intelligent classification.

200% performance boost in image recognition*


Qsirch full-text search engine

NPU greatly accelerates image recognition performance when uploading pictures in QuMagie, realizing intelligent classification.

20% performance boost capturing text from images with AI OCR*

QVR Face Insight

QVR Face Insight facial recognition

QVR Face instantly recognizes faces and runs analytic tasks within 0.2 seconds. NPU allows more IP cameras to be analyzed at the same time.

10 cameras for real-time attendance management analytics

QVR Human icon

QVR Human people counting solution

QVR Human provides real-time counting data and analytics, and NPU allows more IP cameras to be analyzed at the same time.

3 cameras for real-time analytics

Note: By comparing with the same-grade 6-bay NAS.

Efficient image search with AI photo management

TS-AI642 is the best photo and file storage center. Store and organize thousands of photos and find them anytime you want with powerful AI image recognition.


QuMagie smart photo management

By auto-organizing thousands of photos by People, Things, or Places, QuMagie creates AI albums for smarter filtering and faster searching.

QuMagie UI

Qsirch icon

Qsirch fast file search

As powerful as Google™, Qsirch allows you to find files faster and smarter by using keywords, color, and metadata. AI OCR image recognition technology recognizes and captures text inside images.

Qsirch UI

Smart surveillance

The TS-AI642 provides a professional surveillance NAS solution, compatible with 6,000+ IP cameras of 190+ brands and thousands of ONVIF network cameras. Full HD (1080p) surveillance video recordings of 2 cameras can be stored for 2 years.

Build surveillance with affordable deployment costs

Live surveillance monitoring, remote management, and smart AI

All-in-one surveillance

Say goodbye to expensive and complicated PC NVR. QNAP’s integrated surveillance NAS solution offers a subscription licensing solution or perpetual licensing solution for flexible deployment based on your needs.

Connect to HDMI™ monitors

The TS-AI642 has dual HDMI™ output for direct surveillance video playback to two monitors, removing the need for a dedicated workstation.

Surveillance failover

Install the high-availability QVR Guard app to automatically takeover recording tasks if a QVR Pro server fails.

Live surveillance video monitoring

Monitor live feeds and receive alert event notifications from client applications on PCs or mobiles.

Large-scale central management

Centrally control up to 256 Surveillance NAS (licenses sold separately) in different locations via QVR Center.

AI surveillance event search

Instead of manually searching through a whole day of event videos, QVR Smart Search helps you efficiently search through hundreds of hours of video recordings from hundreds of cameras to find specific events.

MP4 surveillance videos

Videos are saved using the non-proprietary MP4 video format.


  1. The maximum number of channels supported varies by NAS model, network configuration, and camera settings. For more information, visit
  2. Continuous recording parameters: Full HD (1080p), 30 FPS, Medium Quality, H.264.

Next-generation 2.5G NAS with power-efficient ARM SoC 8-core processor

The TS-AI642 adopts the ARM Cortex 64-bit-A76/A55 SoC octa-core processor with ARM Mali-G610 MC4 GPU, offering excellent computing performance at a low power comsumption. TS-AI642 has one 2.5GbE port and one PCIe slot for upgrading to 10GbE connectivity. SATA 6Gb/s drives are supported to deliver reliable read/write performance for hosting versatile NAS applications in offices.


ARM Cortex 64-bit A76/A55 octa-core processor (2.2 GHz/1.8 GHz)


Up to 6 TOPS NPU high compute performance for boosting high-speed face and object recognition.


8 GB RAM (non-expandable)


Two USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) ports and two USB 2.0 ports

Fast 2.5GbE/10GbE transmission

Windows File Transfer (1x 2.5GbE)
10 Gigabytes file transfer
Windows Download

294 MB/s

Windows Upload

293 MB/s

Windows File Transfer (2x 1GbE)
10 Gigabytes file transfer
Windows Download

236 MB/s

Windows Upload

236 MB/s

SMB Sequential Throughput (1 x 10GbE) Windows Download

1156 MB/s

Windows Upload

1180 MB/s

SMB Sequential Throughput (2 x 10GbE) Windows Download

1509 MB/s

Windows Upload

1501 MB/s

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.

Test Environment:
NAS : TS-AI642 with QXG-10G1T or QXG-10G2TB
OS : QTS 5.0.1
Volume type : 6 x Samsung 860 EVO 1TB, RAID 5
Client PC : Windows Server 2019 Standard, AMD EPYC 7232P 3.0GHz, DDR4 64GB, with LAN-10G2T-X55
IOmeter : 16MB, 30-sec ramp up time, 3-min seq. run time, 16 workers, 4-outstanding

Abundant I/O capabilities with PCIe expansion

The TS-AI642 has one PCIe Gen 3 x2 slot, allowing you to increase its application potential.

2.5/5/10GbE network card

Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks (virtualization, massive data transmission, fast backup/restore).

QM2 cards

Add M.2 SSD caching, Edge TPU or 2.5GbE/10GbE network connectivity to the TS-AI642 for optimized performance and bandwidth.

SATA storage expansion cards

Designed for connecting a NAS to SATA 6Gb/s expansion units to attain up to petabyte-scale storage capacity.

Simple Backup

Superior hardware performance with an all-in-one Backup Solution to speed up backup/recovery tasks.

Back up all your devices

Remote Replication for NAS data

PC and Mac backup

Sync your computer files to NAS with Qsync. TS-AI642 also supports Time Machine for Mac computers.

File server backup

Supports multiple protocols such as Rsync, FTP and CIFS for backing up different file servers.

SaaS Business Backup Solution

Use Boxafe to easily back up Google™ Workspace and Microsoft 365® business account data.

Google Photos and WordPress backup

The exclusive MARS service enables backing up Google Photos and WordPress databases and files to NAS.

Back up data from one NAS to another NAS

Back up data on a local NAS to another remote NAS using Hybrid Backup Sync. You can also deduplicate your backup using QuDedup to save time and storage space.

Back up NAS data to the Cloud

Hybrid Backup Sync supports mainstream public cloud services for backing up or syncing data from NAS to Cloud.

Cloud Storage Gateway

VJBOD Cloud connects cloud object storage (Bucket) and back up data from NAS to the cloud.

Back up NAS snapshots

Use Snapshot Replica to back up NAS snapshots to another NAS and recover when needed.

Multi-version snapshots mitigate ransomware threats

The TS-AI642 supports block-based snapshots that record the state of the system at any time. It helps protect data, which can be restored back to a specific point of time, greatly helping in mitigating the threat of ransomware.


Volume and LUN snapshots

Take snapshots in seconds and revert the entire volume/LUN back to a specific point in time to prevent loss of important data.

Instantly restore snapshots

Snapshot content can be quickly restored to a local NAS, or restored on a folder/file basis to a local/remote NAS or cloud storage. You can also conveniently view and restore snapshots from the client side.

Back up snapshots

Multiply data protection by backing up snapshot files! Replicate volume/LUN snapshots in the TS-AI642 to a remote NAS (Snapshot Replica) by copying only the changes made. This helps save time & bandwidth, and can be run manually or on a scheduled basis.

Host container applications

If you are curious about Docker or are a hobbyist developer, Container Station on the TS-AI642 integrates Docker® lightweight virtualization technology, allowing you to run all kinds of self-contained applications. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub®, including popular and fully-configured applications, and deploy them with just one click. From smart homes to multimedia applications, you can explore your creativity and bring containerized applications to life.

Besides Container Station, more apps (including tools for backup/sync, content management, communications, download, and entertainment) are available from the App Center. Simply click and install on-demand to further extend the functionality of your TS-AI642.

Comprehensive security and privilege settings

The TS-AI642 is loaded with flexible privilege settings and security measures. Besides IP blocking, QNAP Authenticator, HTTPS connection, there are more apps that help ensure optimal NAS protection against threats like malware and hackers.


myQNAPcloud secures remote access

myQNAPcloud allows convenient connection to the TS-AI642 through the Internet without any complex DDNS settings. To ensure your remote access service is secure, myQNAPcloud strengthens keys on SSL Certificates to 2048-bits.


Simplified privilege settings

The TS-AI642 supports comprehensive access right settings for shared folders, Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), LDAP, and Windows ACL to help IT staff efficiently manage user accounts and access rights for multiple NAS systems.

QuFirewall protection-icon

QuFirewall protection

Supports IPv6, firewall access lists, and GeoIP filtering to restrict access based on geographical locations for higher NAS network security.


Superior security with QVPN

A virtual private network (VPN) allows secure access to network resources and services across public networks. QVPN supports creating a VPN client, using the TS-AI642 as a VPN server, and WireGuard® VPN service with an easy-to-use interface for setting up a secure connection.

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Security Counselor

A security portal for the TS-AI642 to check for weaknesses and offer recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.


Malware Remover

Regularly scan your TS-AI642 using the latest malware definitions. If infected files are detected, they will be immediately removed to ensure NAS data security.

The best file storage and collaboration center

The TS-AI642 integrates rich apps for storing, managing, synchronizing, searching, and archiving files. It supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, and NFS protocols for streamlined file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX®, and provides the smartest NAS solution for professionally managing your files.

File Station

Manage, access, and share all the files in the TS-AI642 and view snapshots files – all from your web browser. You can also easily mount remote NAS folders and cloud storage.


Make any file uploaded to a TS-AI642 available to 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.

Free exFAT support

exFAT is a file system that supports files up to 16EB and is optimized for flash storage (such as SD cards and USB devices) - helping accelerate large media file transfer and sharing.


Automate your file organization ─ all you need to do is categorize files, set a schedule, and Qfiling will do the rest. Qfiling also enables smart recycling that instantly moves filtered files to the Recycle Bin.

Flexible and economical storage expansion

QNAP provides easy ways to expand your storage capacity. Here are several ways to expand your TS-AI642 storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.


Attach QNAP expansion enclosures

Connect expansion enclosures to the TS-AI642, and manage NAS storage expansion with the user-friendly Storage & Snapshots Manager app.


Mount cloud storage or remote file servers

Mount cloud storage or remote file servers to expand the capacity of the TS-AI642 while also centrally managing files on the NAS, cloud storage, and remote devices.


Migrate to a new NAS

Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.


Upgrade RAID capacity

Hot-swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives to expand your NAS capacity so it can grow with your business.

More productivity-boosting applications

The TS-AI642 provides an App Center that includes feature-rich apps to expand your NAS potential!

Notification Center

Notification Center

Consolidates all system events, alerts, and notifications for smooth and easy NAS management, keeping you always informed of your NAS status.



The best email backup solution that allows you to easily backup/recover and manage multiple email accounts in their native format with strong security and data integrity.



The TS-AI642 can perform as an FTP server featuring SSL/TLS encryption, QoS bandwidth controls, and permission settings for efficiently and securely transferring large amounts of data. FTP Client is also supported.

A health check for your hard drives

Hard drives are at the heart of your NAS, and ensuring their long-term health and reliability is absolutely crucial. QNAP provides various methods and tools to help you monitor hard drive health, ensuring that you can take proactive decisions to safeguard your data and files.

S.M.A.R.T. and back block scanning

If any of the S.M.A.R.T. values are reported as abnormal, or bad blocks are detected, you can take early action and replace drives before potential data loss occurs.

DA Drive Analyzer

The DA Drive Analyzer leverages ULINK cloud-based AI to predict the expected lifespan of drives, assisting you in planning future drive replacements to protect against NAS downtime and data loss.

Seagate® IronWolf™ Health Management

When using supported IronWolf™ or IronWolf Pro™ hard drives, overall system reliability is improved by providing you with actionable prevention, intervention, and recovery options.

Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years

The TS-AI642 is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional cost. You can also purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.


CPU 8-core ARM Cortex 64-bit Processor ( 4-core Cortex-A76 2.2 GHz + 4-core Cortex-A55 1.8 GHz )
CPU Architecture 64-bit ARM
Graphic Processors ARM Mali-G610 MC4
Floating Point Unit
Encryption Engine
Hardware-accelerated Transcoding
Neural Processing Unit (NPU)
System Memory 8 GB on board (non-expandable)
Note: Reserves some RAM for use as shared graphics memory.
Maximum Memory 8 GB
Flash Memory 4GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay 6 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s
Drive Compatibility 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) 2
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M) 1 (2.5G/1G/100M/10M)
5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M) Optional via an adapter
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port Optional via an adapter
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Jumbo Frame
PCIe Slot 1
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x2
USB 2.0 port 2
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port 2 x Type-A
IR Sensor (Optional QNAP RM-IR004 remote control)
HDMI™ Output 2, HDMI™ 1.4b
Form Factor Tower
LED Indicators Power/Status, LAN, USB, HDD1-6
Buttons Power, USB copy, Reset
Dimensions (H x W x D) 6.73 × 9.25 × 8.9 inch
Weight (Net) 6.44 lbs
Weight (Gross) 9.94 lbs
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 120W adapter, 100-240V
Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 14.005 W
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 33.33 W

Tested with drives fully populated.
Fan 2 x 90mm, 12VDC
System Warning Buzzer
Kensington Security Slot
Standard Warrantyy 3
Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS) - with Max. Memory 1500

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.
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Pricing Notes:

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Network Expansion Card
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Quad port 2.5GbE 4-speed Network card
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