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Configuring General Hardware Settings

  1. Go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > General.
  2. Configure the following settings.


    User Action

    Enable configuration reset switch

    Select this option to enable the reset button.

    For details, see System Reset and Restore to Factory Default.

    Enable disk standby mode

    Select this option to allow the NAS drives to enter standby mode if there is no disk access within the specified period. Disk status LED remains on during standby mode.


    Some QNAP NAS models that use NVMe solid-state drives do not support disk standby mode.

    Enable light signal alert

    Select this option to allow the status LED to flash when free space on the NAS is less than the set value.

    Enable write cache (EXT4 delay allocation)

    If the NAS disk volume uses EXT4, select this option for higher write performance.

    If the NAS is set as a shared storage in a virtualized or clustered environment, disable this option.


    When this option is enabled, an unexpected system shutdown may lead to data loss.

    Enable redundant power supply mode

    Select this option to enable the redundant power supply.

    Run user-defined processes during startup

    Select this option to run user-defined processes during startup.

    Turn on LED

    Select this option to turn on the LED, set its brightness level, and set a schedule for brightness setting.


    This function is only applicable for some models.

    Do not shut down using the power button

    Select this option to disable the power button. When this option is enabled, pressing the power button will not shut down the device.


    This feature is only available on certain models.

  3. Click Apply.