Exclusively providing a Thunderbolt™/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, the TVS-1282T3 features four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to enable seamless collaboration between up to four Mac® and Windows® devices. Coupled with its higher bandwidth to smooth 4K video transfer and online editing, the TVS-1282T3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac® and Windows® users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. The TVS-1282T3 leverages 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and was designed around the concept of tiered storage, application-based partitioning and network traffic distribution, providing exceptional performance to fulfill critical tasks.
- Built-in M.2 SATA 6Gb/s slots & 2.5” SSD slots
- Qtier technology and SSD cache enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency
- The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications
- Four Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) ports and dual 10GbE network for on-the-fly video editing and rapid file sharing
- Transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline
- Four available combinations with Mac/PC and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
- Flexible storage expansion with QNAP storage expansion enclosures and Virtual JBOD (VJBOD)
- Supports QRM+ unified remote server management, Q’center for centrally managing multiple QNAP NAS, virtual machine and container applications, and storage for virtualization
1. Requires MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 (or later) for using Thunderbolt connection on Mac.
2. Thunderbolt 3 reaches the maximum theoretical transfer rate of 40 Gigabits per second. Actual performance may vary due to hardware/software limitations and usage environment.
3. Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) doubles its theoretical potential for speed when compared to Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gbps). This results in the TVS-1282T3’s file transfer speed increasing from 900 MB/s to 1,600 MB/s.
Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS, extraordinary performance
Featuring high-performance 7th Generation Intel® processors, the TVS-1282T3 provides three options powered an Intel® Core™ i5 quad-core processor with 16GB DDR4 RAM and Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor with 32GB/64GB DDR4 RAM, driving outstanding system performance for CPU-demanding applications. The TVS-1282T3 Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS not only features Thunderbolt™ 3 technology for faster data transfer but also has dual 10GbE ports giving you incredible flexibility for network connectivity. The Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-1282T3 are also compatible with USB Type-C cables/devices and supports 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2, allowing compatibility with newer, faster USB external drives/enclosures for transferring large-sized media files.
Note: Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows PC models.
Learn more: QNAP Thunderbolt™ 3 Solution
Thunderbolt™ 3 certified cable
Next-generation Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers bi-directional 20Gbps speed. Use a certified Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gbps cable (with the Thunderbolt icon and “3”) and an SSD RAID5 configuration to enjoy the highest possible performance and the best storage allocation for your NAS.
Note: Please ensure your cable is Thunderbolt™ 3 certified.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.60GHz CPU, 32GB RAM, Intel SSDSC2BB240G4 (SATA) x 12, RAID5
Host: MacBook Pro
Intel® Core™ i7 2.9GHz CPU, macOS Sierra Version 10.12.3, 16GB 2133MHz LPDDR3
Host: MSI GS63VR 6RF Stealth Pro (Turbo mode)
Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ 2.60GHz CPU, Windows 10 64-bit, 32GB RAM
Highly-efficient media collaboration for Mac and Windows
The TVS-1282T3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt™ 3-capable MacBook Pro®, and is backward-compatible with Mac Pro® and iMac® featuring Thunderbolt™ 2 via Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converter. The higher bandwidth is especially suited for creative professionals and enthusiasts from photographers, filmmakers to graphic designers who focus more on 4K or 3D workflows. The latest Final Cut Pro® X 10.3 adds support for SMB protocol, allowing you to easily store files in the TVS-1282T3 and share files with Windows®, and other devices using Thunderbolt™, 10GbE or 1GbE connection. Up to 4 Thunderbolt™ devices can connect to the TVS-1282T3 to process real-time video editing simultaneously without impacting NAS performance, while 4K videos can be directly displayed using the TVS-1282T3's HDMI output. Coupled with its large capacity potential, the TVS-1282T3 provides an ideal storage solution with unmatched performance for high-resolution file storage and I/O-intensive tasks to increase productivity in multi-workstation environments.
Note: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 (and later) supports file sharing using Samba on NAS
Advanced hardware for greater efficiency
High-performance hardware, well-designed application functionalities and thoroughly-planned usage scenarios alongside flexible expansion interface are distinctive cornerstones for realizing optimum performance and diverse applications.
Offers flexible configuration in tiered storage and enables cache acceleration.
2.5" SSD trays and 3.5" hard drive trays feature tool-less design for easy installation and replacement.
Supports SATA M.2 SSDs with 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 form factors; allows the greatest flexibility in tiered storage configuration and enables cache acceleration.
Note: 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.
Supports four DDR4 memory modules for a maximum of 64GB RAM.
The latest 14nm manufacturing technology with faster buses supports DDR4, PCIe Gen.3, and DMI 3.0 to provide higher performance and more efficient data transmission than the previous generation.
Thunderbolt™ 3 provides up to 40 Gbps of bandwidth, allows USB Type-C devices, and supports USB 3.1 Gen2 for up to 10 Gb/s transfer speeds.
Allows optimized network traffic distribution with the other four Gigabit Ethernet ports for diverse applications.
Allows optimized network traffic distribution with the other two 10GbE ports for diverse applications. The Network & Virtual Switch app makes network management much easier.
Three HDMI ports support duplicated and extended desktop options.
Separately detects the CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speed and performs quieter fan operations.
Connect speakers or headphones for direct audio output from the NAS.
Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings.
M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD & 2.5" SSD cache
The TVS-1282T3 provides 4 SSD slots dedicated for caching to increase IOPS performance, and provides higher transfer speeds and reliability with the compact, energy-efficient M.2 SSD. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is perfect for improving overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization. The TVS-1282T3 combines M.2 SSD, 2.5" SSD and HDD in one box to effectively realize tiered storage for exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage at the same time.
Learn more: SSD cache
Perfect storage trio: tiered storage, application-based partitioning & network traffic distribution
The advanced hardware design of TVS-1282T3 can facilitate optimized storage deployment based on different usage scenarios.
QNAP's Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-1282T3 with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSD, SSD and SATA drives. With Auto Tiering, the TVS-1282T3 can automatically move frequently-used "hot" data to high-performance storage tiers and less-accessed "cold" data to lower-cost, higher-capacity drives, making the TVS-1282T3 an extremely efficient shared resource. Qtier now supports “On Demand Allocation Priority”, providing customizable flexibility to arrange tiered storage suited for your system environments and application demands.
Learn more: Qtier
Every application requires different performance. For example, Surveillance Station requires higher-priority access to storage to ensure the integrity of recordings, while normal transmission speeds are sufficient for file sharing. However, when multiple applications are running on the same storage media, the required throughput level cannot be guaranteed as the storage media is busy handling I/O requests from all of them. The TVS-1282T3 supports three different types of storage media: M.2, SSD and SATA hard drives, and they can be configured as independent partitions for different applications, ensuring a sufficient throughput level for every application.
Network Traffic Distribution
With four GbE ports and two 10GbE ports, the TVS-1282T3 allows applications to use dedicated interfaces to meet network traffic distribution requirements. Network interfaces can also be easily managed with the Network & Virtual Switch app, which enables optimized network resources for TVS-1282T3, virtual machines and containerized apps. No matter if they are business organizations or individual users, they can effortlessly manage network connections by using the Network & Virtual Switch.
4K HDMI output with a free remote control for an excellent audiovisual experience
The TVS-1282T3 comes with three HDMI ports (4K 30hz output) for using three monitors in either "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration*. You can connect the TVS-1282T3 to a HDTV or A/V receiver and use the media player in HybridDesk Station (HD Station) to enjoy rich media content and 4K videos. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data. Besides using the bundled remote control, you can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app to control HD Station. You can customize the actions of individual buttons of your QNAP remote control using QButton. From playing music, to viewing surveillance feeds in Surveillance Station, to shutting down or restarting the NAS, everyday and common tasks can be just a button press away with QButton.
* Linux Station must be installed from the App Center.
Access 10GbE networks over Thunderbolt with Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E)
As Apple® computers do not natively support 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Mac® users previously needed to purchase a Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter to connect to high-speed Ethernet networks. The innovative Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) allows computers without Ethernet ports (such as MacBook Pro®) to access 10GbE network resources over a Thunderbolt™ connection to the TVS-1282T3. This saves users from having to buy adapters or converters and greatly streamlines the connectivity process.
Note: T2E transmission speed may be affected when using a virtual switch. QNAP aims to continue improving and optimizing T2E performance.
Learn more: QNAP Thunderbolt™ 3 Solution
Thunderbolt™ 3/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution
The TVS-1282T3 can simultaneously run general Ethernet services in addition to the Thunderbolt™ 3 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference. As an unmatched NAS that combines Thunderbolt™, NAS and iSCSI SAN into one box, the TVS-1282T3 prevents the restriction of DAS connecting to only one device, and breaks the cost barrier for creating 10GbE high-speed network environments.
Thunderbolt™ NAS mode
You can directly access files on the TVS-1282T3 on a file-based level. Simply attach your computer to the TVS-1282T3 with a Thunderbolt™ 3 cable, and you will find the TVS-1282T3 in Finder/File Explorer with accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.
Ethernet NAS mode
The TVS-1282T3 also features Ethernet networking for flexible file sharing across multiple devices simultaneously using SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS for sharing across Windows®, Mac® and Linux®/UNIX® networks. Use Qfinder Pro to find the TVS-1282T3 attached to your computer, and you can find the Thunderbolt IP and Ethernet IP for file sharing based on your needs.
iSCSI SAN block-based mode
The TVS-1282T3 supports iSCSI SAN configuration, while the Thunderbolt™ interface can contribute a lot to iSCSI SAN storage performance. After creating an iSCSI target on the TVS-1282T3, you can access the iSCSI with your computer* through Thunderbolt IP.
*iSCSI initiator for Mac: ATTO Xtend SAN or SNS globalSAN; for Windows: Microsoft iSCSI initiator.
Flexibly attach, share, and expand in 4 ways
With four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-1282T3, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the TVS-1282T3 and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.
High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)
Attach three Mac® workstations to the TVS-1282T3 via Thunderbolt™ 3 ports for online video editing, while the remaining Thunderbolt™ 3 port is used for storage expansion by connecting up to six NAS expansion enclosures (TX-500P / TX-800P). You can also take advantage of the built-in 10GbE LAN card for multi-device file sharing over a 10GbE network at the same time.
Optimal collaboration (Mac+Mac)
When using multiple workstations to work together to speed up a project, you can connect each workstation separately to the Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-1282T3 to enjoy simultaneous, speedy video editing.
Dividing resources (Mac+NAS)
Large-sized video production studios often require multiple servers to increase productivity with different workflow stages, such as capturing, editing, production, post-production, and dubbing. In this situation it can be helpful to daisy chain an additional 6 TVS-1282T3 units to the original TVS-1282T3 and arrange each NAS for dedicated workflow stages, while the other Thunderbolt™ 3 ports are connected to the workstations for smoothly accessing large-sized video files. Meanwhile, each TVS-1282T3 allows file sharing with multiple devices through Gigabit or 10 Gigabit Ethernet network.
Seamless expansion (JBOD+JBOD)
Rest assured your massive files are safely stored in the TVS-1282T3 which supports seamless capacity expansion to offer you abundant storage. You can connect up to six NAS expansion enclosures (TX-500P / TX-800P) to the TVS-1282T3 through Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to enjoy up to 56 SSD/HDD total storage capacity, and share files via 10GbE network.
Learn more: 10GbE solution
A feature-rich NAS with QTS operating system
QTS – simple, powerful & intelligent
The intuitive QTS features a modern flat design to help you manage QNAP NAS easily. QTS provides an intelligent desktop, graphical dashboard, drag-n-drop icons and grouped shortcuts to make storage and file management extremely simple. You can even open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency. The built-in App Center contains install-on-demand apps to provide potentially limitless potential for the NAS.
QRM+: Centralized management solution for networked computing devices
QRM+ is QNAP's Centralized Management Solution, designed for IT teams, for networked computing devices. It provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage all of the critical computing devices (including servers, PCs, and thin clients) in your network, and facilitates device discovery with the graphical topology diagram. QRM+ supports IPMI 2.0, provides remote KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) for certain IPMI devices, and supports tracking every action using KVM recording and playback. Simply install QRMAgent on your Windows® and Linux® devices and you will see their system status on the QRM+ management interface. With centralized management using QRM+ on the TVS-1282T3, IT infrastructure and device security is enhanced while troubleshooting and network resource performance analysis is greatly simplified.
Learn more: QRM+
Integrated virtualization and container solutions
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TVS-1282T3 and access them via a web browser or VNC. It supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VMs. The TVS-1282T3 also features Container Station, integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the NAS as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. Containers Station also supports the QIoT Containers platform that helps quickly structure your IoT environment and deployment on your private IoT cloud.
Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The TVS-1282T3 is a comprehensive iSCSI/IP-SAN storage solution, and supports VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2012 R2, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TVS-1282T3 supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Learn more: Storage for virtualization
Fast data filing and searching to double your productivity
The TVS-1282T3 provides Qfiling and Qsirch for effortlessly organizing and searching for files, providing you with a highly-efficient data storage center. Qfiling automates file organization - simply determine filing conditions, set a schedule, and files will be organized and archived based on your settings. The Qsirch full-text search tool features quick file searching and supports thumbnail previews, content abstract, keyword hints, and more, greatly saving your time spent looking for files on the NAS.
Centralized email and contact management for improved communication workflows
It can be hard to manage emails and contact information that are scattered across multiple computers, devices, and accounts - not to mention if important emails or contact information are lost or become inaccessible due to account closure or device malfunction/loss. QmailAgent and Qcontactz help you centrally store and manage emails and contact information, making them accessible to all of your devices at any time - and with the powerful Qsirch search engine, you can easily find specific contacts and emails whenever needed.
QNAP's full NAS encryption by volume-based technology effectively ensures data security by encrypting all of the files stored in the default shared folders on the TVS-1282T3. Besides AES 256-bit encryption for both volumes and shared folders, the TVS-1282T3 also provides numerous security options, such as antivirus, encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more.
Learn more: Privilege & Security
Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery
The TVS-1282T3 offers flexible backup solutions for Windows® and Mac® users, Volume/LUN snapshots (block-based LUN* and file-based LUN), Folder snapshot, Snapshot Replica and Clone. It also supports Hybrid Backup Sync that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.
* Up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and a maximum 1,024 snapshots per NAS. It is recommended to use block-based LUN snapshots.
Flexible storage expansion
The TVS-1282T3 supports capacity expansion by connecting up to six Thunderbolt™ storage expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the TVS-1282T3's storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.
The maximum number of drives available by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures:
|QNAP NAS Model||Expansion Enclosure||No. of Expansion Enclosures||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)|
*Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter is required for connecting Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosures.
VJBOD: Achieve optimal capacity utilization across multiple QNAP NAS
Besides using physical storage expansion enclosures, there is an additional option to expand NAS storage capacity. QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand the storage capacity of a QNAP NAS with unused storage space from other QNAP NAS. You can mount iSCSI LUNs from a QNAP NAS to the TVS-1282T3 as local disks, and create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS services. VJBOD supports 10GbE/40GbE Ethernet connection interface and port trunking (link aggregation with multiple LAN ports) that increase the performance and reliability of your VJBOD storage.
*QNAP NAS used with VJBOD must support iSCSI and Storage Pools and use QTS 4.2.1 (or later). Up to 8 remote NAS units can be mounted.
Learn more: VJBOD
|Thunderbolt™ 3 cable (40 Gbps), 2m (Not included as standard)|
|Thunderbolt™ 3 cable (40 Gbps), 0.5m (Not included as standard)|
|Storage expansion accessories|
|8-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosure|
|5-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosure|
|Dual-port 40G QSFP+ network expansion card|
|256GB M.2 2280 SATA SSD|
|SFP+ DAC Cable|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 1.5m|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 3m|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 5m|
|16GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM|
|8GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM|
|4GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM|
|USB 3.1 card|
QNAP USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A dual-port PCIe card
Note: Requires QTS 4.3.0 (or later)