TVS-882ST2 - Features - QNAP

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The TVS-882ST2 is powered by an Intel® 6th Generation Core™ i5 Quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption and provides a Thunderbolt™ 2/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution. With Thunderbolt™ 2, 10GbE, USB 3.1 Type-C + Type-A 10Gbps, and 4K output it provides the performance and connectivity to empower small offices and studios to take their business to the next level. The software-based Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) function also allows Thunderbolt-enabled computers to access Ethernet networks by connecting them to the TVS-882ST2.

  • Eight 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD slots
  • High-speed Thunderbolt™ 2 (20Gbps) and 10GbE dual networks
  • High flexibility with USB 3.1Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A & Type-C ports
  • The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications
  • 4 available combinations with Mac/PC and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
  • Transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline
  • HDMI with 4K 30Hz output
  • Supports QvPC Technology and features integrated virtualization and container solutions
  • Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) allows to use QNAP NAS to expand the TVS-882ST2’s storage capacity
  • Scalable up to 56 SSDs/HDDs with the Thunderbolt™ 2 storage expansion enclosures TX-800PTX-500P

Flagship Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS with Intel® Core™ i5 Quad-core processor

Powered by an energy-efficient Intel® 6th Generation 14nm Core™ i5 quad-core processor, dual channel 8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable up to 32GB) and two Thunderbolt™ ports, the TVS-882ST2 Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS is a perfect match for creative industries working with 4K workflows. Featuring eight 2.5" drive bays and supporting SATA 6b/s drives, the TVS-882ST2 is compact and ideal for using an all-SSD configuration for the utmost performance. USB 3.1 10Gbps connectivity also provides greater flexibility for everyday use. The Apple® Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapters (sold separately) can also be used with the TVS-882ST2 to provide additional connectivity options with Mac® devices.

Note: Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows PC models.

» How to setup a performance-optimized network drives for Final Cut Pro X 10.2 and previous version
Note: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 (and newer) supports file sharing using Samba on Nas.

Learn more: QNAP Thunderbolt™ solution

 

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.

NAS:
OS: QTS 4.3.1
Volume type: RAID 5; 8 x Intel SSDSC2BB240G4 SSD
Client PC:
Intel® Core™ i7-4790 3.60GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; 10GbE NIC: QNAP LAN-10G2T-X550; Windows® 10

10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity

The TVS-882ST2 provides two Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual-port 10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity to provide connectivity for conventional and high-speed 10GbE networks, making it especially useful for companies and organizations looking to future proof their IT infrastructure and for users with 10GbE networks to supercharge bandwidth-demanding tasks such as virtualization and backup/restoration.

Learn more: 10GbE solution

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.


NAS:
OS: QTS 4.3.1
Volume type: RAID 5; 8 x Intel SSDSC2BB240G4 SSD
Client PC:
Intel® Core™ i7-4790 3.60GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; 10GbE NIC: QNAP LAN-10G2T-X550; Windows® 10

 

World's first NAS with USB 3.1 10Gbps Type-C & Type-A

USB 3.1 provides speeds up to 10Gb/s – double that of USB 3.0 – to greatly boost data transfer performance. The TVS-882ST2 comes with a USB 3.1 10Gbps Type-C and a Type-A port, providing greater flexibility and ensuring future-proof compatibility with new and upcoming USB devices.

Access Ethernet networks over Thunderbolt with Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E)

Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) allows computers without Ethernet ports (such as MacBook Pro) to access Ethernet network resources over a Thunderbolt connection to the TVS-882ST2. This saves users from having to buy adapters or converters and greatly streamlines the connectivity process.

Note:
1. T2E transmission speed may be affected when using a virtual switch. QNAP will continue to improve and optimize T2E performance.
2. Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 (or newer) is required to use Thunderbolt on Mac computers.

Learn more:QNAP Thunderbolt™ NAS

Thunderbolt™ 2/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution

The TVS-882ST2 is an unmatched NAS that combines Thunderbolt™ 2, NAS and iSCSI SAN into one box. It prevents the restriction of DAS connecting to only one device, and breaks the cost barrier for creating 10GbE high-speed network environments. The TVS-882ST2 Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS dramatically redefines the private cloud, combining the best of DAS and NAS.

Thunderbolt™ NAS mode

Directly access files on the TVS-882ST2 on a file-based level. Simply attach your computer to the TVS-882ST2 with a Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, and you will find the accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.

Ethernet NAS mode

The TVS-882ST2 features Ethernet dual networking for flexible file sharing across multiple devices simultaneously using SMB/CIFS, NFS and AFP protocols for sharing across Windows®, Mac® and Linux®/UNIX® networks. Use Qfinder Pro to find the TVS-882ST2 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-882ST2 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-882ST2, 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 two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports available on the TVS-882ST2, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computers with the TVS-882ST2 and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.

High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)

Attach a workstation to the TVS-882ST2 via Thunderbolt™ 2 for online video editing with 20Gb bandwidth, while the other Thunderbolt™ 2 port is used for storage expansion by connecting up to six NAS expansion enclosures (TX-500P / TX-800P). Additionally, you can also take advantage of the built-in 10GbE LAN card for multi-device file sharing over a 10GbE network, providing the potential to utilize 20Gb and 10Gb network bandwidth at the same time!

Optimal collaboration (Mac+Mac)

When using two workstations to work together to speed up a project, you can connect each workstation separately to the Thunderbolt™ 2 ports on the TVS-882ST2. Both workstations can enjoy 20Gb/s high speed for simultaneous 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 QNAP Thunderbolt NAS units to the TVS-882ST2 and arrange each NAS for dedicated workflow stages, while the other Thunderbolt™ 2 port is connected to the workstation for smoothly accessing large-sized video files. Meanwhile, each TVS-882ST2 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-882ST2 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-882ST2 through Thunderbolt™ 2 ports to enjoy up to 56 SSD/HDD total storage capacity, and share files via 10GbE network.

4K HDMI output with a free remote control for an excellent audiovisual experience

The TVS-882ST2 has an HDMI port that supports up to 4K 30hz output. By connecting it to a TV or A/V receiver and using the free QNAP remote control it can be used as a brilliant media player for entertainment purposes or to directly preview your latest projects. 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.

Learn more: HD Station, Qremote

Well-rounded backup solutions

The TVS-882ST2 is a comprehensive centralized backup center. QNAP NetBak Replicator can back up files from Windows® (including Outlook® email archiving) to the TVS-882ST2, and Time Machine® can be used on Mac® computers. 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.

Learn more: Data backup & Disaster recovery, Remote backup solutions, Backing up VMs

QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system

With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS 4.3 enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management.

With its intuitive and simplified user interface, QTS features an intelligent desktop allowing 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 4.3, App Center

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-882ST2, IT infrastructure and device security is enhanced while troubleshooting and network resource performance analysis is greatly simplified.

Learn more: QRM+

Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search

Qsirch is a full-text search tool for quick file searching. It supports thumbnail preview, remembers search history to quickly access previously-found files, and provides a huge productivity boost by greatly reducing the time spent looking for files on the NAS.

Learn more:Qsirch

Qsync-Cross-device file synchronization

Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, greatly enhancing the flexibility of collaboration. Any file uploaded to the TVS-882ST2 will be made available to all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and mobile devices.

Learn more: Qsync

Disaster recovery solutions for 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.

Learn more:Hybrid Backup Sync, RTRR, rsync

Use the TVS-882ST2 as PC with QvPC Technology

QNAP's QvPC Technology allows the TVS-882ST2 to be used as a PC by connecting a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display. You can directly access the data stored on the TVS-882ST2; create and operate Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, Android™ virtual machines; view live footage from Surveillance Station, and more.

Learn more:QvPC

Integrated virtualization and container solutions

 

Virtualization Station

Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TVS-882ST2 and access them via a web browser or VNC. By supporting multiple operating systems, Virtualization Station also allows the TVS-882ST2 and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed virtual switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface.

Container Station

Container Station integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TVS-882ST2 as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®.

QTS-Linux dual systems

The TVS-882ST2 supports Ubuntu® for you to develop various IoT packages and centrally store the data on the TVS-882ST2, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply connect a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TVS-882ST2, and use Linux Station as if you were using a PC*. You can also operate the Linux Station remotely via web browser for greater usability and convenience**.

* The remote desktop function does not support audio output.
**Currently supports Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04. Linux Station requires at least 4GB RAM.

Learn more:Virtualization Station, P2V, Container Station, Linux Station

Expand NAS capacity with Virtual JBOD

VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) allows you to expand the storage capacity of a QNAP NAS by using unused space from other QNAP NAS units. You can mount iSCSI LUNs from a QNAP NAS to the TVS-882ST2 as local disks, and create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS applications. VJBOD can be used with 10GbE and Port Trunking (link aggregation) to establish a storage space with high speed and stability.

*The remote QNAP NAS must support iSCSI and Storage Pools and use QTS 4.2.1 (or newer). Up to 8 remote NAS units can be mounted.

Learn more:VJBOD

Seamless storage expansion

The TVS-882ST2 can be expanded by connecting up to six Thunderbolt™ 2 or two USB UX-800P/UX-500P storage expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the TVS-882ST2's storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to manage the NAS capacity expansion and expansion enclosures.

The maximum number of drives available by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures:

QNAP NAS Model RAID Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure Total No. of Drives (NAS + Enclosure)
TVS-882ST2 TX-800P 6 56
5 48
4 40
3 32
2 24
1 16
TX-500P 6 38
5 33
4 28
3 23
2 18
1 13
UX-800P* 2 24
1 16
UX-500P* 2 18
1 13

*Please create a separate static volume or storage pool on the UX expansion unit to expand the NAS storage space.

Learn more: Storage Manager, QNAP expansion enclosure

Additional SMB-ready features

The TVS-882ST2 supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

The Turbo NAS supports a Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on a single Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.

Click here to learn more other business features.

Operational Accessories

Storage expansion accessories

TX-800P
8-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosure

TX-500P
5-bay Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosure

UX-800P
8-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure

UX-500P
5-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure

CAB-TBT20M
Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, 2m (Not included as standard)
LAN card

LAN-10G2T-X550
QNAP dual-port 10 Gigabit 10GBASE-T network expansion card

LAN-10G1SR
QNAP single-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ network expansion card

LAN-1G2T-I210
QNAP dual-port Gigabit RJ45 network expansion card
RAM

RAM-16GDR4K0-SO-2133
16GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, SO-DIMM

RAM-8GDR4K0-SO-2133
8GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, SO-DIMM

RAM-4GDR4K0-SO-2133
4GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, SO-DIMM
USB 3.1 card

USB-U31A2P01
QNAP USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A dual-port PCIe card

Note: Requires QTS 4.3.0 and later.
SFP+ DAC Cable

CAB-DAC15M-SFPP-A02
SFP+ Direct attach cable 1.5m

CAB-DAC30M-SFPP-DEC01
SFP+ Direct attach cable 3m

CAB-DAC50M-SFPP-DEC01
SFP+ Direct attach cable 5m
NAS Selector