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Powerful Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS boosts media collaboration between Mac and Windows users
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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
  • 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

Note:
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 devices 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.

Test Environment:
NAS: TVS-1282T3
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.

» How to set up a performance-optimized network drives for Final Cut Pro X 10.2 and previous version

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.

1. 4 x 2.5” SSD slots

Offers flexible configuration in tiered storage and enables cache acceleration.

2. Tool-less HDD tray and installation

2.5" SSD trays and 3.5" hard drive trays feature tool-less design for easy installation and replacement.

3. 2 x built-in M.2 SSD slots

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.

4. DDR4 2133 MHz memory

Supports four DDR4 memory modules for a maximum of 64GB RAM.

5. 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor

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.

6. 4 x Thunderbolt™ 3 connectors

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.

7. 2 x 10GBase-T network ports

Allows optimized network traffic distribution with the other four Gigabit Ethernet ports for diverse applications.

8. 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports

Allows optimized network traffic distribution with the other two 10GbE ports for diverse applications. The Network & Virtual Switch app makes network management much easier.

9. 3 x HDMI outputs

Three HDMI ports support duplicated and extended desktop options.

10. Compartmentalized smart cooling

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

11. 3.5mm audio jack

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

12. 2 x built-in speakers

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.

Tiered Storage

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

Application-based Partitioning

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.

* Linux Station must be installed from the App Center.

Learn more: HD Station, Qremote

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 560 TB 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.

Learn more: QTS, 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-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.

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

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.

Learn more: Qfiling, Qsirch

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.

Learn more: QmailAgent, Qcontactz, Qsirch

Comprehensive security

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 (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and maximum 1,024 snapshots per NAS), Folder snapshot, Snapshot Replica and Clone, and disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup (Amazon® Glacier, Azure™ Storage, Google Cloud Storage™, Google Drive™, Microsoft® OneDrive® for Business, Dropbox®, and more) are also included.

Learn more: Hybrid Backup Sync, Data backup & Disaster recovery, Remote backup solutions, VM backup, Volume & 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)
TVS-1282T3 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

*Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter is required for connecting Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosures.

Learn more: QTS Storage Manager, QNAP expansion enclosure

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

Optional Accessories

Thunderbolt™ cables

CAB-TBT320M-40G-LINTES
Thunderbolt™ 3 cable (40 Gbps), 2m (Not included as standard)

CAB-TBT305M-40G-LINTES
Thunderbolt™ 3 cable (40 Gbps), 0.5m (Not included as standard)
Storage expansion accessories

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

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

LAN-40G2SF-MLX
Dual-port 40G QSFP+ network expansion card
M.2 SSD

SSD-M2080-256GB-A01
256GB M.2 2280 SATA SSD
RAM

RAM-16GDR4-LD-2133
16GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM

RAM-8GDR4-LD-2133
8GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM

RAM-4GDR4-LD-2133
4GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM
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 (or later)