The TVS-882BRT3 uses 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and features Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) connectivity, including a unique Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10 GbE converter, and is ideal for online video editing and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-882BRT3 comes with an optical disc drive (ODD) slot, allowing you to install compatible disc drives (including Blu-ray Disc drives). QNAP also provides models with a preinstalled Blu-ray Disc drive, allowing you to experience extensive disc applications right way. You can back up the content of your discs to NAS for long-term storage and easier sharing, or you can write NAS-based files to disc for an extra layer of data protection. The TVS-882BRT3 comes with three PCIe Gen.3 slots. Two slots are preinstalled with dual-port Thunderbolt 3 expansion card, while the third slot allows for adding 10GbE/40GbE NIC, SAS storage expansion card, or a USB 3.1 10GbE adapter, making the TVS-882BRT3 ideal for diverse storage applications.
- Four Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) for on-the-fly video editing and rapid file sharing
- 5.25-inch SATA ODD for installing an optical disc drive or two slim disc drives; TVS-882BRT3 also supports USB disc drives
- Two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s slots and Qtier auto-tiering for optimized storage efficiency
- Transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline *
- Triple HDMI output enables direct disc playing through Linux Station
- Qfiling enables automatic file organization; Qsirch full-text search helps locate files faster
- Supports QRM+ unified remote server management, QvPC technology, virtual machine and container applications, and storage for virtualization
- The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications
- Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) allows using the free space of a QNAP NAS to expand the capacity of other QNAP NAS
*Supported video formats depend on the hardware and software specifications of the devices. Playback capability and quality may vary due to factors including the original file formats/quality, hardware and software limitations, and output devices.
Blu-ray NAS covers complete backup scenarios
TVS-882BRT3 supports Blu-ray disc drives, enabling direct backup of your discs to NAS. Not only does it solve the difficulty of backing up countless discs but also helps make file management much easier. Coupled with Qfiling's automatic file organization and Qsirch's full-text search engine, the TVS-882BRT3 brings a whole new experience for you to easily manage all your disc files on a private cloud. Files stored on the NAS can also be written to disc for additional backup protection. Diversified application scenarios include:
1. Linux Station is required to play disc-based multimedia (third-party media player software required - may require separate license purchase). Virtual machine allows for disc writing only.
2. Disc writing efficiency may vary depending on the ODD installed. Please ensure your ODD is compatible with TVS-882BRT3 before purchase.
● Access files on disc:
browse files directly through File Station and share instantly with a share link. Qfiling enables automatic file organization while Qsirch allows for quick full-text search.
● Archive confidential data to disc:
write important data to discs using a virtual machine or Linux Station for prolonged preservation. Low-cost discs are also ideal for one-time file sharing.
● NAS as movie player:
play discs via HDMI output using Linux Station.
● Collaborative editing:
Enable high-speed collaboration via high bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 ports or install a QNAP PCIe 10GbE/40GbE NIC and use with a 10GbE switch.
Easy installation, quick backup and sharing
The TVS-882BRT3 comes with a SATA optical disc drive (ODD) expansion slot allowing you to install a 5.25" disc burner or two Slim SATA disc burners. The TVS-882BRT3 also supports USB disc drives. QNAP provides models with preloaded Blu-ray ODD for you to enjoy disc-related applications instantly. After installing the ODD, you can browse disc files directly through File Station and quickly backup the files to NAS, saving you time and trouble from transferring files to computer first then to the NAS. Multiple sharing modes (email, social network, sharing link, share to other NAS users) allows you to easily share information to others, solving the inconvenience of sharing disc files before.
1. A mounting kit (sold separately) is required to install Slim optical disc drives.
2. Disc performance varies by many factors, including drive, disc and system resources.
Disc backup and video playback
You can easily back up NAS-based files to discs using the TVS-882BRT3’s optical disc drive. Long-term data archiving is possible by using popular disc authoring software via Linux Station or Virtualization Station. You can also directly enjoy disc-based media using VLC media player via remote desktop connection to Linux Station.
Thunderbolt 3 NAS, Extraordinary Performance
Powered by high-performance 7th Generation Intel® multi-core processors with options including Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 , DDR4 2133 MHz RAM (upgradable up to 64GB), four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and SATA 6Gb/s interface, the TVS-882BRT3 provides up to 447 MB/s read/ write speeds. The TVS-882BRT3 features Intel® AES-NI-accelerated encryption for both full NAS volumes and shared folders to drive transfer speeds of up to 443 MB/s, boosting system performance and security while ensuring the safety of sensitive data stored in the TVS-882BRT3. The Thunderbolt™ 3 ports provide up to 40 Gbps bandwidth for high-speed data transfer. Users can also utilize its Thunderbolt 3 ports to have USB-C 3.1 Gen2 (10 Gbps) connectivity for quickly transferring and backing up large-sized media files from USB-C devices.
1. Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows PC models.
2. Mac OS 10.11.5 (and later) enables SMB signing by default, which may impact the connection speed to the NAS. To improve the connection speed, users can disable SMB signing or use Qfinder Pro to connect to the NAS.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.3.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 8 x Seagate ST1000NM0033 1TB: NAS and PCs are connected
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; WD 1TB WD10EZEX;
Intel Gigabit CT( MTU 1500 ) ; Windows® 7 Professional 64bit SP1 & Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
IOMeter configuration: Transferring 32GB file continuously to/from multiple PCs for 3 minutes. Block size: 64KB for SMB2.0 (Throughput).
Advanced hardware for greater efficiency
High-performance hardware, well-designed application functionalities and thoroughly-planned usage scenarios alongside flexible expansion are distinctive cornerstones for realizing optimum performance and diverse applications.
Install an optical disc drive (supports Blu-ray Disc drives) to archive disc-based files and data to NAS for easier sharing and management.
3.5-inch hard drive trays feature a tool-less design for easy installation and replacement.
Supports SATA M.2 SSDs with 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 form factors, providing greater flexibility in tiered storage configurations and SSD caching.
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.
● PCIe Gen.3 1GB/s high-speed interface (2 x dual-port Thunderbolt 3 expansion cards preinstalled) .
● 10GbE/40GbE network cards, USB 3.1 expansion cards, and other PCIe cards are supported (check power supply requirements and compatibility list before installation).
Ideal for service binding, port trunking and MPIO configurations.
Three HDMI ports support duplicated and extended desktop displays.
Controls fan speeds based on the varying temperatures of the processor and hard drive regions to keep the NAS cool and quiet.
Connect speakers or headphones for direct audio output from the NAS.
Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings.
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 8, 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-882BRT3 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-882BRT3 and share files with Windows®, and other devices using Thunderbolt™, 10GbE or 1GbE connection. Up to 4 Thunderbolt™ devices can connect to the TVS-882BRT3 to process real-time video editing simultaneously without impacting NAS performance, while 4K videos can be directly displayed using the TVS-882BRT3's HDMI output. Coupled with its large capacity potential, the TVS-882BRT3 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. The TVS-882BRT3's disc-writing functionality also allows you to directly copy your creative work to disc for offline sharing.
Note: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 (and later) supports file sharing using Samba on NAS
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-882BRT3. 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
Flexibly attach, share, and expand in 4 ways
With four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-882BRT3, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the TVS-882BRT3 and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.
High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)
Attach three Mac® workstations to the TVS-882BRT3 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).
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-882BRT3 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-882BRT3 units to the original TVS-882BRT3 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.
Seamless expansion (JBOD+JBOD)
Rest assured your massive files are safely stored in the TVS-882BRT3 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-882BRT3 through Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to enjoy high storage capacity.
M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD cache expandability
The TVS-882BRT3 provides two M.2 SSD slots dedicated to caching for increasing IOPS performance. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is perfect for improving the overall workflow of random IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization. Qtier auto-tiering technology automatically moves frequently-used files to SSD and infrequently-used files to HDD for optimal storage performance.
PCIe slot for diversified storage scenarios
The TVS-882BRT3 provides three PCIe Gen. 3 slots. Two slots are preinstalled with dual-port Thunderbolt 3 cards, while another slot allows for a wide range of storage scenarios. You can install a 10GbE/ 40GbE NIC for network expansion, USB 3.1 10Gbps adapter, or a compatible Wi-Fi adapter to use the TVS-882BRT3 as a wireless access point.
4K HDMI output for an excellent audiovisual experience
The TVS-882BRT3 comes with three HDMI ports for using three monitors in either "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration. QNAP Linux Station* is integrated with Ubuntu® OS, allowing users to download and install versatile multimedia apps from Ubuntu Software Center, such as Plex Media Server, KMPlayer, LibreOffice and VLC to play videos on NAS or Blu-ray discs**. QNAP's HD Station also allows users to directly enjoy multimedia using HD Player or third-party players such as Plex Home Theater. By connecting the TVS-882BRT3 to a HDTV or A/V receiver with HDMI output, you can enjoy watching videos with up to 4K*** resolution. The bundled QNAP remote control allows you to control the TVS-882BRT3 and enjoy the best audiovisual experience. 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.
**Blu-ray movies require dedicated software that is sold separately.
***Video quality may vary due to hardware and network conditions.
Learn more: Linux Station, HD Station
Why is QNAP's snapshot support better?
Snapshots are a must-have feature for modern storage systems. QNAP's snapshots help protect your folders, files, and iSCSI LUNs. In the event of malware attacks or unwanted changes, your stored data can be quickly reverted and restored to a specific point in time to ensure continuity.
Check out the difference between QNAP 's snapshot support compared to competitor products.
|Snapshot Application||QNAP||Competitors that use Btrfs
|Block-based iSCSI LUN
(Thick Provisioning and
|File-based iSCSI LUN
Protected by the volume snapshot, the process is done within seconds.
|File-based iSCSI LUN
Protected by the volume snapshot, the process is done within seconds
With Snapshot Shared Folder
|Availability||All x86-based (Intel/AMD) models
|Only available on selected models|
*QTS 4.3.4 (or later) required.
Learn more: Volume & LUN Snapshots
Storage for hosting virtual machines and containerized applications
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TVS-882BRT3 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-882BRT3, 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-882BRT3 also features Container Station, which integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TVS-882BRT3 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.
Datastore for virtualized environments
The TVS-882BRT3 is an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage that supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server 2012® R2, fulfilling the need for flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TVS-882BRT3 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
QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system
With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management. The user-friendly QTS features an intelligent desktop that allows you to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently with greater working efficiency, and provides a built-in App Center with install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.
Qfiling automates your file organization
Qfiling helps automate file organization for sorting files spread through multiple folders, helping to reduce the time needed for finding important files. Users can categorize files and determine filing conditions; and schedule filing tasks to be carried out periodically. The “Recipe” feature allows users to save frequently-used filing conditions as an “exclusive recipe”, then the next Qfiling task can be run with just one click using the recipe.
Learn more: Qfiling
IFTTT Agent automates your workflow
IFTTT (If This Then That) is currently one of the most popular web automation services, and with QNAP IFTTT Agent you can create a near-unlimited number of NAS-related applets on the IFTTT website for greater automation and to boost your productivity. For example, if you set a trigger as “Any new photo (using Android Photos service)” and the action as "Download the URL to QNAP NAS (using QNAP service)," then all the photos taken using your Android device will be automatically downloaded to TVS-882BRT3. With IFTTT Agent, you can make your TVS-882BRT3 smarter than ever.
Learn more: IFTTT Agent
Data backup, recovery, and synchronization
QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync provides a well-rounded solution for data backup, file synchronization and disaster recovery. With Hybrid Backup Sync, you can easily and securely backup data from your NAS to several local, remote and cloud storage spaces. In the event of system crashes or critical hardware failure, you can quickly restore data from these storage spaces, minimizing downtime and reducing overall loss. Hybrid Backup Sync also takes advantage of cloud storage for one-way sync of your data to cloud storage through RTRR, Rsync, FTP, SMB protocol, or two-way sync your NAS with remote NAS/cloud services.
Learn more: Hybrid Backup Sync
Share and sync files across devices
The TVS-882BRT3 supports SMB, NFS and AFP, allowing you to quickly share files to Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® devices. With QNAP's Qsync utility, the TVS-882BRT3 becomes a safe data center for file synchronization with huge storage potential. Any file uploaded to TVS-882BRT3 can be synchronized to all the linked devices such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. You can also sync shared folders to increase the flexibility of collaboration and file sharing.
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-882BRT3, IT infrastructure and device security is enhanced while troubleshooting and network resource performance analysis is greatly simplified.
Learn more: QRM+
Flexible storage expansion
The TVS-882BRT3 supports capacity expansion by connecting up to six Thunderbolt™ storage expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the TVS-882BRT3'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)
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-882BRT3. The TVS-882BRT3 offers 8 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 80 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Whole new QVR Pro surveillance solution
The TVS-882BRT3 supports QVR Pro (Beta) that integrates QNAP’s professional QVR system into the QTS operating system. You can arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the NAS and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS. QVR Pro features a flexible monitoring interface that allows adjusting 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 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. With the new QUSBCam2 App, USB cameras can be used as ONVIF network cameras. Simply connect it to your TVS-882BRT3, and you can view real-time footage without installing any software. Through QVR Pro, you can even store recordings for playback, allowing you to build a surveillance system with a minimal budget.
Learn more: QVR Pro
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. QNAP QmailAgent and Qcontactz helps 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.
|Interface||Serial ATA (SATA)|
|Disc Loading Method||Tray loading|
|Read Speed||BD-ROM : 12x|
|Write Speed||BD-R : 16x, BD-R(LTH) : 6x, BD-RE : 2x, BD-R DL : 12x,
BD-RE DL : 2x
|Buffer Memory Capacity||4 MB|
|Type of Disc Supported||Common Blu-ray disc (support BDXL 128GB disc and M-disc)|
Refer to the compatibility list for more information on compatible disc drives.
|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-wide-port storage expansion card, SAS 12Gbps.
Note: The storage expansion card is to be installed in the NAS for connecting to RAID Expansion Enclosures.
|Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8644 to SFF-8088),1M|
|Dual-port 40G QSFP+ network expansion card|
|256GB M.2 2280 SATA SSD|
|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|
|Slim disc drive installation kit|
|Slim disc drive installation kit|
- TVS-882BRT3-i5-16G: with Intel® Core™ i5-7500 3.4 GHz quad-core processor and 16GB DDR4 RAM, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports
- TVS-882BRT3-i7-32G: with Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.6 GHz quad-core processor and 32GB DDR4 RAM, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports
- TVS-882BRT3-ODD-i5-16G: with Intel® Core™ i5-7500 3.4 GHz quad-core processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and pre-installed LG WH16NS58D optical disc drive, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports
- TVS-882BRT3-ODD-i7-32G: with Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.6 GHz quad-core processor, 32GB DDR4 RAM, and pre-installed LG WH16NS58D optical disc drive, 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports
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