The TVS-473 is powered by an AMD embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) that incorporates exceptional CPU and AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics performance, delivering a high-performance and energy-efficient NAS solution. Built with a state-of-the-art metal design and topped off with a stylish gold finish, the TVS-473 features a powerful quad-core CPU, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, up to 64GB RAM, USB 3.1 (10Gbps) and 10GbE expandability with exceptional performance. Coupled with the unique USB QuickAccess, HDMI 4K output, and 4K H.264 video decoding and encoding acceleration, the TVS-473 running on the new 64-bit QTS 4.3 operating system provides an optimum audiovisual experience and well-rounded private cloud system.
- NAS and iSCSI-SAN (IP-SAN) unified storage solution
- Integrated Radeon™ R7 GPU for 4K video storage and playback
- 10GbE-expandable, highly-efficient storage solution for virtualization and HD video editing & sharing
- USB QuickAccess port for accessing files without needing a network connection
- M.2 SSD cache and Qtier technology jointly realize optimized storage efficiency
- Supports virtualization, centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery
- QmailAgent for centralized email management; Qsirch full-text searching tool; Qcontactz for centrally storing and managing contacts
- Use the NAS as a PC with exclusive QvPC Technology and 4K display
- The new QVR Pro surveillance system allows dedicated storage space for surveillance data in the NAS, and leverages the advantages of storage manageability from the QTS.
- Build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output using the OceanKTV app
AMD R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, and hardware-accelerated encryption with AES-NI
The TVS-473 is equipped with a next-gen AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz APU (burst up to 3.4 GHz), dual channel 8GB/16GB/64GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 64GB), and four Gigabit LAN ports for lightning-fast multi-tasking with low power consumption and is capable of delivering up to 1,035 MB/s throughput with a 10GbE configuration. The TVS-473’s hardware-accelerated encryption engine with AES-NI provides unmatched encryption performance in its class (up to 502 MB/s with AES 256- bit full NAS volume encryption) to boost system performance, security, and ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the NAS.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 4 x Intel SSD DC S3500 240G
Intel Core i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40 GHz CPU; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; LAN-10G2T-X550 10GbE NIC; Microsoft Windows 10 64bit; 10GB file transfer
Top-class hardware engineering
The sturdy and feature-packed hardware of the TVS-473 bolsters overall system performance. Coupled with the flexible and expandable architecture, the TVS-473 can fulfill diversified application needs.
Shows M.2 SSD status and data access.
Works with the bundled remote control (RM-IR004) to play media files.
Provides quick system information for easier system management.
PCIe Gen.3 x4; supports a dual-port 10GbE LAN card and USB 3.1 expansion card.
Plug-and-use; connect to a computer via USB to complete the first-time installation and access files on the NAS without requiring network connectivity.
Press the “Copy” button to instantly back up data from external drives to the NAS, or alternatively to back up data from the NAS to external drives.
Supports four DDR4 SODIMM memory modules; comes preinstalled with 8GB/16GB/64GB RAM.
Supports SATA 6Gb/s M.2 SSD with 2260 and 2280 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.
Separately detects the CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speed for quieter operations.
Quad-core RX-421BD 2.1 GHz SoC (35W), 3.4 GHz boost; supports Radeon™ R7 GPU, 4K video decoding and encoding acceleration, and AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine.
Up to 10Gb/s data transfer; backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
Supports two dynamic microphones.
HDMI 1.4b for displaying up to 3840 x 2160; supports duplicated and extended desktop options.
Connect speakers or headphones for direct audio output from the NAS.
Allows optimized network traffic distribution for diverse applications.
Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings.
Flexible 10GbE network expandability
The TVS-473 features two PCIe (Gen.3 x4) slots, one preinstalled with a USB 3.1 Type-A dual-port card, and the other allows for installing an optional dual-port 10GbE (10GBASE-T or SFP+) network card. This allows for greater flexibility in setting up 10GbE environments for high-performance virtualization and backup tasks.
Learn more: 10GbE NAS solution
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 4 x Intel SSD DC S3500 240G
Intel Core i7-4770 CPU @ 3.40 GHz CPU; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; LAN-10G2T-X550 10GbE NIC; Microsoft Windows 10 64bit; 10GB file transfer
USB 3.1 (10Gbps) connectivity
USB 3.1 provides faster maximum speeds of 10Gb/s – double that of USB 3.0 – to greatly boost data transfer performance. The TVS-473 comes with a USB 3.1 Type-A dual-port card for connecting up to two USB devices, allowing compatibility with newer, faster USB devices for transferring large-sized media files.
Note: USB 3.1 performance may vary depending on hardware/software limitations and usage environment.
M.2 SSD & 2.5” SSD cache with Qtier optimization
The TVS-473 supports 2.5” SSD for caching to increase IOPS performance, and provides higher transfer speeds and reliability with additional two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is perfect for improving the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization. The TVS-473 combines M.2 SSD, SATA SSD and high-capacity HDD in one box to effectively realize tiered storage for exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage at the same time.
Easy installation and direct access to files with USB QuickAccess
With its innovative USB QuickAccess port, the TVS-473 eliminates the complications of first-time NAS installation and provides easy direct access to files stored on the TVS-473 - all without needing network connectivity. Simply use a USB 3.0 A – Micro B cable or a USB 2.0 A – Micro B cable** to connect the TVS-473 to a PC or Mac device, and use Qfinder Pro* to configure it. It is just that easy. You can also assign access rights to users for different folders to prevent unauthorized access to important files.
* Qfinder Pro and USB QuickAccess support Windows 8.0 (and newer) and Mac OS X 10.7(and newer). Other versions may require driver installation.
** A USB cable is not included.
QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system
The TVS-473 natively supports the new 64-bit QTS 4.3 operating system. QTS 4.3 provides more intelligent features to enhance management efficiency, including the intelligent Qtier™ 2.0 that learns from NAS usage, analyzes system performance and peak usage hours to process auto tiering; Qfiling that helps categorize files and performs based on schedules to make organizing files automatic and efficient, and much more. With its intuitive and simplified user interface, QTS features an intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.
Learn more: QTS
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 NAS, IT infrastructure and device security is enhanced while troubleshooting and network resource performance analysis is greatly simplified.
Learn more: QRM+
Superior 4K video transcoding and display
The TVS-473 features AMD 3rd Gen GCN architecture with breakthrough GPU performance to support 4K H.264 video decoding* and stunning 4K UHD display. It delivers superior real-time 4K and 1080p video transcoding** to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs***. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TVS-473 also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
*Supported video formats depend on the hardware and software specifications of the devices.
**At least 1GB shared graphics memory is required for 4K or multiple 1080p H.264 video transcoding and playback. You can configure this setting in "Control Panel" > "Hardware" > "Shared graphics memory"
*** Playback capability and quality may vary due to factors including the original file formats/quality, hardware and software limitations, and output devices.
4K HDMI output with a free remote control for an excellent audiovisual experience
The TVS-473 offers dual HDMI outputs that support “duplicated” or “extended” desktop configurations. You can connect the TVS-473 to a TV or A/V receiver and use the media player in HybridDesk Station (HD Station) with the bundled QNAP remote control to enjoy rich media content and 4K videos with the best audiovisual experience. With the help of the smart remote control learning function, you can pair up to three TV or stereo IR remote controls and program your frequently-used buttons and functions. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app. 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.
Note: Linux Station must be installed from the App Center.
Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TVS-473 supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TVS-473. The Windows AD® and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TVS-473 supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
The TVS-473 is a comprehensive centralized backup center for multiple files. You can use QNAP NetBak Replicator to back up files on Windows® (including Outlook® email archiving) to the TVS-473, or use Time Machine® for Mac® data backup. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image™, Symantec Backup Exec™ and Commvault® are also supported to facilitate system backup and restoration.
Disaster recovery solutions bring peace of mind
Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) into a single app for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. Supported cloud services include Amazon® Glacier, Azure™ Storage, Google Cloud Storage™, Google Drive™, Microsoft® OneDrive® for Business, Dropbox®, Amazon® Drive, Yandex® Disk, Box®, hubiC® and Amazon® S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services. Hybrid Backup Sync supports multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, file compression to save storage space, and more.
Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TVS-473 provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TVS-473 supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search
To complement the TVS-473 as a huge data center, “searchability” is one of the key areas for increasing the value of stored data, and Qsirch is the best tool to realize optimized search capabilities for vast data storage and archiving. Qsirch is a full-text search tool for quick file searching, supporting thumbnail previews and even remembering your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch Helper, a browser extension for Chrome™ and Filefox®, allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks.
Learn more: Qsirch
QmailAgent - A mailroom center for your private cloud
QmailAgent is an online email client that helps you manage multiple email accounts, allowing you to access all of your emails and to easily switch between different accounts. It provides complete functionality for composing, reading and organizing emails. You can even attach files, photos and documents from the TVS-473 when composing emails. iOS® and Android™ users can use the QmailClient app to quickly check multiple email accounts with mobile devices, and to browse & send emails using the QmailAgent on their TVS-473. You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TVS-473, to make searching through and managing massive amounts of emails much easier.
Learn more: QmailAgent
Qcontactz - Easily manage huge amounts of contacts on the NAS
Qcontactz with the high-capacity TVS-473 helps you centrally store and manage contact information for colleagues, business partners, families, and friends. Other features include: importing/exporting CSV or vCARD 3.0 files, automatic identification of frequently-used contacts, encryption for sensitive/confidential contact information, smart search function, and more. Qcontactz offers snapshot backups that enable you to revert to a previous version of your contacts list according to your needs. A companion app for Android phones and iPhone is also available for easy access to contacts. Qcontactz can also be used with QmailAgent to create the perfect email workflow environment.
Learn more: Qcontactz
Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications
The TVS-473 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-473 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
Storage for hosting virtual machines and containerized applications
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TVS-473 and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VMs. Virtualization Station allows the TVS-473, VMs and containers to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed virtual switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs, containers and NAS through the internal interface. The TVS-473 also features Container Station, which integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TVS-473 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.
Restore files with Volume & LUN Snapshot
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily backup and restore data on the TVS-473 back to any point of time in case you lose any important data. You can take snapshots for volumes and LUN (block-based LUN* and file-based LUN), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots via Snapshot Replica to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even if files are open.
* 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.
File synchronization across multiple devices
Qsync utility turns your TVS-473 into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TVS-473 will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of team projects and collaboration.
Learn more: Qsync
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TVS-473. The TVS-473 offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 72 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Whole new QVR Pro surveillance solution
The TVS-473 also supports QVR Pro (Beta) that integrates QNAP’s professional QVR system into the QTS operating system. You can not only arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the NAS, but also leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS. QVR Pro features a flexible monitoring interface that allows you to adjust the proportion and monitor view of IP cameras, supports an upgraded timeline feature that provides instant video search and quick view identification in live monitoring mode, and allows for monitoring views and playing back images without switching between different windows. Additional functions like batch adding and editing cameras, and searching for cameras across different LANs further save the cost and time in deploying and maintaining a complete surveillance system.
Powerful transcoding to streamline Plex media experience
With its large potential storage capacity, the TVS-473 is also an ideal multimedia center. Store all of your movies, photos, and music on the TVS-473 and use Plex Media Server to enjoy a seamless multimedia experience across all of your devices including laptops, mobiles, consoles and smart TV. The TVS-473 also supports dual-channel 4K to 1080p hardware decoding and real-time transcoding to convert videos to universal file formats for smooth playback on multiple devices. With the TVS-473, you can enjoy instant access to your videos at any time.
* Playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
Learn more: Plex Media Server
Enjoy your exclusive karaoke system with OceanKTV
OceanKTV is the first NAS-based karaoke application and allows you to create a quality karaoke experience at home or in the office. The TVS-473 offers high-capacity storage for potentially accommodating up to thousands of 1080p karaoke songs, and now supports YouTube™ video streaming. The TVS-473 comes with two 3.5 mm microphone jacks and can transmit audio to your amplifier using HDMI or the 3.5 mm line out port. The experience can be managed using the OceanKTV app in QTS or by using the OceanKTV mobile app on your phone or tablet. More than a NAS, the TVS-473 is a karaoke machine for singing entertainment.
Learn more: OceanKTV
NAS as a Wireless AP
WirelessAP Station coupled with a compatible PCI Express wireless adapter* turns the TVS-473 into a dedicated Wireless AP, making it the ideal solution if you have multiple devices that need internet connectivity but have no available access points. As those devices directly communicate with the TVS-473 through the WirelessAP Station, it not only allows for the network resources of the NAS to be shared with greater efficiency, but it also prevents possible slowdown that may occur when the broadband router is busy.
*For compatible PCI Express wireless adapters, please check the Compatibility List.
Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps. You can freely install apps as needed to expand your TVS-473’s functionality.
Learn more: App Center
Flexibly expand storage capacity
The TVS-473 offers a high performance yet affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of business in archiving rapidly-growing data & large files. Up to two QNAP expansion enclosures can be connected to expand the TVS-473’s raw storage capacity on demand, making the TVS-473 an ideal file center for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
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)|
*Requires optional expansion card SAS-12G2E
User-friendly vocal alerts and music playback
The TVS-473 features a built-in speaker that supports Chinese and English vocal alerts for important system messages. You can also use Music Station or File Station (coupled with Qfile and Qmusic mobile apps) to directly play music on the NAS.
Accessories (Optional Purchase):
|Storage expansion accessories|
|Tower 8-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure|
|Tower 5-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure|
|Tower 10-bay SAS RAID expansion enclosure.|
Dual-wide-port storage expansion card, SAS 12Gbps.
|Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8644 to SFF-8088),1M|
|SFP+ DAC Cable|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 1.5m|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 3m|
|SFP+ Direct attach cable 5m|
|4GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, SO-DIMM|
|8GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, SO-DIMM|
|16GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, SO-DIMM|
|256GB M.2 2280SATA SSD.|
|QNAP dual-port Gigabit RJ45 network expansion card|
|QNAP single-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ network expansion card|
|QNAP dual-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ network expansion card|
|QNAP dual-port 10 Gigabit 10GBASE-T network expansion card|