This year at NAB, QNAP has brought in a few storage solutions, ranging from a 4-bay RAID solution to a Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter.
The five QNAP storage products we will be talking about here are the: TR-004, TVS-672XT, TVS-872XT, TVS-472XT, and Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter. So without further ado, let’s see what each one has to offer:
The TR-004 is a 4-Bay USB 3.0 type-C direct storage solution that offers attached storage with a hardware RAID controller. While this baby can expand the capacity of your QNAP NAS and PC, can also be utilized as a DAS (Direct-attached Storage) device.
Additionally, the TR-004 features four 3.5 SATA drive bays with multiple RAID configurations. Depending on what you require, you can switch between hardware or software controlled RAID modes. Just move the DIP switches to the corresponding positions of the RAID mode you need: Individual, JBOD, RAID 0, RAID 1/10 or RAID 5.
Powered by an 8th gen i3 8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz Intel Core processor, the TVS-672XT NAS offers both 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt 3 high-bandwidth connectivity. So if you have heavy workloads, the TVS-672XT should have no problem transferring, displaying and editing 4K video in real-time.
It offers M.2 SSD support and gives you the ability to install a graphics card if you so choose. QNAP says the TVS-672XT will provide “the ability to boost performance and create a scalable working environment for collaboration and high-speed file sharing.” Plus its storage capacity is expandable.
The TVS-672XT offers 8 GB dual-channel DDR4 memory that is upgradeable to 32 GB. It also provides two Gigabit and one 5-speed 10GBASE-T port.
As for the TVS-872XT, it has a lot in common with the TVS-672XT. Both feature 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt 3 high-bandwidth connectivity. They also have M.2 SSD support and the ability to install a graphics card.
However, the TVS-872XT uses an 8th generation Intel Core i5 8400T 6-core 1.7 GHz processor that can burst up to 3.3 GHz. It also has 16 GB dual-channel DDR4 memory that’s upgradeable to 32 GB and provides two Gigabit and one 5-speed 10GBASE-T port. Additionally, it supports SATA 6Gb/s drives and features AES-NI encryption.
Last but not least, we have the TVS-472XT. Like the ones above, TVS-472XT NAS feature both 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt 3 high-bandwidth connectivity and is powered by an 8th gen Intel Pentium Gold processor. It has the M.2 SSD support and the ability to install a graphics card.
The TVS-472XT uses the Intel Pentium Gold G5400T dual-core 3.1 GHz processor with GB dual-channel DDR4 memory The memory is upgradeable to 32 GB. It provides two Gigabit and one 5-speed 10GBASE-T port, supports SATA 6Gb/s drives, and features AES-NI encryption.
Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Adapter (QNA Series)
QNAP’s Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Adapter gives your PC 10GbE connectivity using a Thunderbolt 3 type-C port. Plus it can be used with QNAP’s Thunderbolt 3 NAS to give it additional 10GbE connectivity. With the adapter, you can get speeds up to 1069 MB/s.
The QNA Series comes in two models. The QNA-T310G1T features a Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE Multi-Gigabit port and the QNA-T310G1S features one 10GbE SFP+ port.
Pricing and availability
You can purchase the TR-004, TVS-672XT, TVS-872XT, TVS-472XT, and Thunderbolt 3 to 10GbE adapter storage solutions for $199, $1,299, $1,499, $1,149, and between $169-189.