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TVS-673
High-performance 10GbE-enabled business NAS with powerful quad-core AMD R-Series APU
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The TVS-673 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-673 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-673 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-673 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 1,172 MB/s throughout with a 10GbE configuration. The TVS-673’s hardware-accelerated encryption engine with AES-NI provides unmatched encryption performance in its class (up to 483 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.

Test environment:
NAS:
OS: QTS 4.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 6 x Intel SSD DC S3500 240G
Client PC:
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-673 bolsters overall system performance. Coupled with the flexible and expandable architecture, the TVS-673 can fulfill diversified application needs.

1. M.2 SSD LED

Shows M.2 SSD status and data access.

2. Infrared receiver

Works with the bundled remote control (RM-IR004) to play media files.

3. LCD display

Provides quick system information for easier system management.

4. 2 x PCIe Gen.3 expansion slots

PCIe Gen.3 x4; supports a dual-port 10GbE LAN card and USB 3.1 expansion card.

5. USB QuickAccess port

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.

6. USB one-touch-copy

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.

7. Up to 64GB DDR4 RAM

Supports four DDR4 SODIMM memory modules; comes preinstalled with 8GB/16GB/64GB RAM.

8. 2 x built-in M.2 SSD slots

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.

9. Compartmentalized smart cooling

Separately detects the CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speed for quieter operations.

10. AMD R-Series Embedded x86 APU

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.

11. 2 x USB 3.1 Type-A ports

Up to 10Gb/s data transfer; backward compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.

12. 2 x 3.5 mm microphone jacks

Supports two dynamic microphones.

13. 2 x 4K HDMI outputs

HDMI 1.4b for displaying up to 3840 x 2160; supports duplicated and extended desktop options.

14. 3.5 mm audio jack

Connect speakers or headphones for direct audio output from the NAS.

15. 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports

Allows optimized network traffic distribution for diverse applications.

16. Built-in speaker

Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings.

Flexible 10GbE network expandability

The TVS-673 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.

Test environment:
NAS:
OS: QTS 4.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 6 x Intel SSD DC S3500 240G

Client PC:
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-673 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-673 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-673 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.

Learn more: SSD cache, Qtier

Easy installation and direct access to files with USB QuickAccess

With its innovative USB QuickAccess port, the TVS-673 eliminates the complications of first-time NAS installation and provides easy direct access to files stored on the TVS-673 - 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-673 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.

Learn more: Qfinder Pro, Network & Virtual Switch

QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system

The TVS-673 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

Superior 4K video transcoding and display

The TVS-673 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-673 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.

Learn more: DLNA, File Station, Video Station, Qfile

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

The TVS-673 offers dual HDMI outputs that support “duplicated” or “extended” desktop configurations. You can connect the TVS-673 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.

Note: Linux Station must be installed from the App Center.

Learn more: HD Station, Qremote

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage

The TVS-673 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-673. 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-673 supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.

Learn more: Cross-platform file sharing, Windows Active Directory (AD), LDAP Directory Service, ISO share, Syslog service

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data

The TVS-673 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-673, 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.

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

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.

Learn more: Hybrid Backup Sync, RTRR, rsync

Comprehensive security options

In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TVS-673 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-673 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.

Learn more: Antivirus, Encrypted access , IP blocking, Hard drive encryption

Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search

To complement the TVS-673 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-673 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-673. You can use QmailAgent together with Qsirch, which supports searching through the .eml files stored on the TVS-673, 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-673 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-673 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-673 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-673 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-673, 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-673 also features Container Station, which integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TVS-673 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.

Learn more: Virtualization Station, P2V, Container Station, QIoT Containers

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-673 back to any point of time in case you lose any important data. You can take snapshots for volumes and LUN (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN and maximum 1,024 snapshots per NAS), 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.

Learn more: Volume & LUN Snapshots, Protect your data from Ransomware

File synchronization across multiple devices

Qsync utility turns your TVS-673 into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TVS-673 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-673. The TVS-673 offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 72 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

Learn more: Surveillance Station, Vmobile, Vcam

Whole new QVR Pro surveillance solution

The TVS-673 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.

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-673 offers high-capacity storage for potentially accommodating up to thousands of 1080p karaoke songs, and now supports YouTube™ video streaming. The TVS-673 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-673 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-673 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-673 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-673’s functionality.

Learn more: App Center

Flexibly expand storage capacity

The TVS-673 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-673’s raw storage capacity on demand, making the TVS-673 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)
TVS-673 REXP-1000 Pro* 4 46
3 36
2 26
1 16
UX-800P 2 22
1 14
UX-500P 2 16
1 11

*Requires optional expansion card SAS-12G2E

Learn more: Storage Manager, QNAP expansion enclosure

User-friendly vocal alerts and music playback

The TVS-673 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

UX-800P
Tower 8-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure

UX-500P
Tower 5-bay USB RAID expansion enclosure

REXP-1000 Pro
Tower 10-bay SAS RAID expansion enclosure.

SAS-12G2E

Dual-wide-port storage expansion card, SAS 12Gbps.
Note: The storage expansion card is to be installed in the NAS for connecting to the RAID Expansion Enclosures.


CAB-SAS10M-8644-8088
Mini SAS external cable (SFF-8644 to SFF-8088),1M
RAM

RAM-4GDR4K0-SO-2133
4GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, SO-DIMM

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

RAM-16GDR4K0-SO-2133
16GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, SO-DIMM
M.2 SSD

SSD-M2080-256GB-A01
256GB M.2 2280SATA SSD.
LAN card

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

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

LAN-10G2SF-MLX
QNAP dual-port 10 Gigabit SFP+ network expansion card

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