The TVS-872XT 8-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features both 10GBase-T and Thunderbolt 3 high-bandwidth connectivity for tackling heavy workloads and smoothly transferring, displaying, and editing Ultra HD 4K videos in real time. With M.2 SSD support and the ability to install a graphics card, the TVS-872XT provides the ability to boost performance and create a scalable working environment for collaboration and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-872XT is driven by high-quality hardware that delivers high levels of performance, comprehensive multimedia features, expandable storage capacity, and numerous other NAS functionalities to inspire greater creativity and accomplishments.
The TVS-872XT is powered by an 8th Gen 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-8400T Six-Core processor and 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB, using one 32GB module in each of the SO-DIMM slots. Network connectivity is achieved using the two Gigabit Ethernet ports and one 10 Gigabit Ethernet port, the latter of which helps to further enhance on-the-fly video editing and rapid file sharing. This NAS also supports JBOD and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, each of which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.
This 8-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5″ and 2.5″ SATA III hard drives or SSD drives. The TVS-872XT can reach a throughput of up to 1230 MB/s using Thunderbolt 3, as well as speeds of up to 1132 MB/s when using 10GbE connectivity with encryption or up to 1171 MB/s with 10GbE connectivity and no encryption. Using the external two 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports, two 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports, two 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, one 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and one HDMI 2.0 port, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, as well as other external drives and displays. Internally, there are two M.2 PCIe 3.0 x2 slots for tiered storage and cache acceleration using separately sold M.2 2280 flash modules. Additionally, the TVS-872XT is validated with AES-NI, AES 256-bit, and FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryptions, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.
Using QNAP’s Qtier technology, storage efficiency is optimized across M.2 SSDs, 2.5″ SATA SSDs, and high-capacity SATA HDDs. Frequently used “hot” data is stored on high-performance SSD tiers, while less-accessed “cold” data is kept on higher-capacity hard drives. 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.
The QNAP TVS-872XT 8-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC at 50-60 Hz using an internal 250W power supply and stays cool using two 120mm systems fans and two 60mm CPU fans. It includes two M.2 SSD heatsinks, two Gigabit Ethernet cables, one 10 Gigabit Ethernet cable, a power cord, flat head screws for 2.5″ drives, and flat head screws for 3.5″ drives. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.
Please note that Thunderbolt connectivity is only compatible with Mac and will not work with Windows.
Fast and Flexible Thunderbolt 3 and 10GBase-T Connectivity
The TVS-872XT adopts a powerful 8th Gen 1.7 GHz Intel Core i5-8400T Six-Core processor with 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory (upgradable to 64GB) to deliver outstanding performance. It provides two Gigabit and one five-speed 10GBase-T port (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M), supports SATA III 6 Gb/s drives, and features AES-NI encryption for delivering high performance while also maintaining the security of your data. You can also connect USB Type-C devices through the Thunderbolt 3 ports to transfer large media files across devices, providing you with a more efficient workflow.
Extend NAS Functionality with a Graphics Card and Other PCIe Devices
The TVS-872XT features two PCIe Gen 3 slots (the first slot is preinstalled with a Thunderbolt 3 card) that allow for the usage of various expansion cards to expand application potential.
Accelerate NAS video processing and empower GPGPU tasks. GPUs can also be passed through to virtual machines.
QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE Cards
Add M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBase-T) connectivity to the NAS for optimized performance and bandwidth.
10GbE / 40GbE Adapters
Enable fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration.
Wireless Network Cards
Use the QNAP QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter with WirelessAP Station to transform the TVS-872XT into a convenient wireless base station, allowing network resources of the NAS to be shared with multiple devices.
Rerformance Benefits from M.2 SSD Caching
Besides using 2.5″ SSDs for caching, you can utilize the two M.2 SSD slots built in to the TVS-872XT for installing PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSDs with 2280 form factors. Note: M.2 SSDs are sold separately.
Improve Random Data Access Speeds with an SSD Cache
SSD caches accelerate IOPS performance and reduce latency for storage volumes. They are good for IOPS-demanding applications, (including databases and virtualization, and can improve overall workflows.
Maximize the Value of SSDs with Qtier Technology
Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-872XT with auto tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency by automatically moving data between M.2 SSDs, 2.5″ 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.
Potentially Attain Performance & Endurance Levels Similar to Enterprise-Grade SSDs
With SSD prices continuing to become more affordable, 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. From QTS 4.3.5, you can benefit from software-defined SSD RAID extra over-provisioning (OP) that enables you to allocate additional OP space (from 1% to 60%) to optimize random write speeds and to extend SSD lifespan. Now, you can use affordable consumer SSDs for the TVS-872XT, adjust the SSD OP, and potentially attain performance and endurance levels similar to enterprise-grade SSDs.
Flexibly Manage Virtual and Physical Networks
The Network & Virtual Switch app manages physical network interfaces (including network adapters and Thunderbolt ports) and virtual adapters (virtual machines and containers) and their communications, providing a visualized topology that clearly presents the connections of physical and virtual networks. The flexible manageability enables you to reorganize physical and virtual network connections with greater ease, so you can allocate adequate network resources to the TVS-872XT, virtual machines, and containers whenever needed.
Collaboration Station for Mac and Windows
The TVS-872XT is a good match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows users, especially for photographers, filmmakers, and graphic designers who require 4K media storage, instant sharing, and have bandwidth-intensive workflows. Up to two Thunderbolt devices can be connected to the TVS-872XT to process real-time photo and audio editing simultaneously without impacting system performance. As Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and later supports file sharing via SMB, Windows users and other devices utilizing Thunderbolt 3, 10GbE, or GbE connections can join the editing workflow more efficiently.
Note: Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows models.
Storage Solution for the 10GbE iMac Pro
The iMac Pro has a 10Gb Ethernet port, thanks to the growing mainstream demands for 10GbE connectivity. As the TVS-872XT comes with both 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 ports, it provides a strongstorage base for iMac Pro users, as they can flexibly choose between Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE connections to suit their application and device needs.
Create a Seamless 10GbE Environment for Mac and Windows Users
QNAP provides various budget-friendly solutions to help upgrade your network environment to 10GbE. No matter if your team members use Mac or Windows computers, they can enjoy fast transfer speeds and simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations, ideal for video editing and multimedia.
QNA-T310G1T / QNA-T310G1S
This Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter empowers your Mac or Windows system with fast 10GbE network connectivity using a Thunderbolt 3 port.
This 10GbE PCIe network adapter can be installed in Windows/Linux computers to add 10GbE connectivity.
The 12-port 10GbE 10GbE/NBase-T unmanaged switch allows faster speeds using existing cables.
4K HDMI Output
The TVS-872XT has an HDMI 2.0 port which supports Ultra HD 4K output of 3840 x 2160 at 60 Hz, providing great benefits for applications like video production/editing, industrial design, and professional photography that demand on-image resolution and color realism, as well as intensive media storage, transfer, and display. By connecting the TVS-872XT to a HDTV via the HDMI output, you can directly view multimedia content saved on the NAS on a bigger screen. You can also download and install versatile multimedia apps from Ubuntu Software Center through QNAP Linux Station. QNAP’s HD Station also allows users to directly enjoy multimedia using the HD Player or third-party players such as Plex Home Theater.
Real-Time Transcoding for a Cross-Device Media Experience
Featuring advanced Intel UHD Graphics 630, the TVS-872XT supports triple-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices.
Note: The TVS-872XT’s hardware provides H.264 hardware decoding, encoding, and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
Complete Backup Planning
The TVS-872XT provides a reliable, flexible backup and disaster-recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.
Windows and Mac Backup
Use the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up/restore files from Windows computers. Time Machine is fully supported for backing up Mac computers.
Hybrid Backup Sync
Consolidates backup, restoration, and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, and CIFS/SMB) for easily transferring data to local, remote, and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.
Snapshots for Volume & LUN
Snapshots are essential for NAS data protection, and their block-level feature makes them a dependable method for protecting data in the face of the growing threat of ransomware. The TVS-872XT supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1024 snapshots per NAS.
With high performance, potentially huge storage capacities, integrated virtualization solutions, and support for snapshots that record the state of the system at any time, the TVS-872XT is good for backing up virtual machines.
Optimized Collaboration with Seamless File Sharing and Sync
The TVS-872XT 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 TVS-872XT will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, or 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.
All-in-One Server to Host Virtual Machines and Containers
Virtualization Station and Container Station jointly introduce a hybrid approach to virtualization. No matter your virtualization needs, you can count on QNAP for complete virtualization support.
Run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines and access them via a web browser or VNC (Virtual Network Computing). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.
Experience LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, and download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry, import/export containers, and create abundant microservices.
More Productivity Applications
A popular web automation service for combining QNAP NAS and mobile devices/apps to customize NAS applets.
Centrally manage and switch between different email accounts, back up emails to the NAS, and safeguard email security and personal privacy.
Enable remote access through NAS browsers to access local LAN resources without requiring complex VPN settings.
Turns your NAS into a multimedia hub for streaming photos, music, and videos to different devices in different rooms.
A full-text search engine that helps quickly find specific images, music, videos, documents, and emails by using keywords and search conditions.
Live Broadcasting through QNAP NAS, while also streaming to public clouds. The footage is saved directly to the NAS for later playback.
Flexible & Economical Storage Expansion
QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your QNAP NAS can grow with your business.
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Connect up to six TX-800P or TX-500P Thunderbolt 2 expansion enclosures.
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to eight QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TVS-872XT.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.