TVS-871T - QNAP

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The QNAP TVS-871T is the world’s first Thunderbolt DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution. With the incredible power of Thunderbolt 2 to double the speed potential to 20 Gbps, simultaneous 4K video transfer and display is enabled with considerable cost effectiveness. It’s also a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac* users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. Incorporating reliability and security, the TVS-871T delivers the highest transfer rates ever as storage with persistent throughput, and provides a complete business-ready storage solution to build a reliable private cloud.

  • Thunderbolt 2 and 10GbE dual network for 4K video playback and on-the-fly editing
  • Consolidated storage solution with direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI-SAN
  • Scalable up to 56 hard drives with Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures TX-800P / TX-500P
  • 4 available combinations with Macs and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
  • Tiered storage architecture and SSD caching for optimal storage utilization
  • Supports QvPC Technology, running virtual machines, storage virtualization and full NAS encryption

* Mac operating system OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later is required.

Extraordinary. The first ever Thunderbolt 2 NAS.

QNAP TVS-871T is the world’s first Thunderbolt 2 NAS and offers a comprehensive DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN multi-mode storage solution in a compact form factor. Powered by a high-performance Intel® Haswell processor with options including Core™ i5 and Core™ i7, the TVS-871T not only features Thunderbolt 2 technology but also has dual 10GbE ports built-in giving you incredible flexibility to deliver incredible performance.

Note: Thunderbolt cable is not included in packaging. Users have to purchase Thunderbolt cable separately.

Learn more: QNAP Thunderbolt solution

Thunderbolt/Ethernet dual network

The Thunderbolt 2 protocol uses industry standard networking technologies meaning the high-speed transmission over your Thunderbolt 2 cable is able to run all network services (such as file sharing, FTP and other services). The TVS-871T can also simultaneously run general Ethernet services in addition to the Thunderbolt 2 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference. You can flexibly allocate proper bandwidth for different concurrent tasks.

Pioneering DAS/NAS/ iSCSI-SAN triple solution

The TVS-871T is an unmatched Thunderbolt 2 NAS that combines DAS, NAS and iSCSI-SAN into one box. It prevents the restriction of DAS connecting to only one device, and breaks the cost barrier for constructing 10GbE high-speed network environments. The TVS-871T Thunderbolt 2 NAS dramatically redefines the private cloud, combining the best of DAS and NAS.

DAS file-based mode

You can directly access files on the TVS-871T on a file-based level. Simply attach your Mac computer to the TVS-871T with the Thunderbolt 2 cable, and you will find the TVS-871T in Finder with accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.

Tips: What is DAS file-based mode and block-based mode?
The block-based and file-based DAS are all directly attached to the host (e.g. Mac Pro) via Thunderbolt 2 cable. When connecting a block-based DAS to the host, the host will identify the block-based DAS as a disk and the host will find many shared folders after connecting to the file-based mode DAS. The shared folders in the file-based DAS can be mounted in multiple hosts for real time sharing.

Thunderbolt/Ethernet NAS mode

The TVS-871T features Thunderbolt & 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-871T attached to your computer, and you can find Thunderbolt IP and Ethernet IP for file sharing based on your needs.

iSCSI SAN block-based mode

The TVS-871T supports iSCSI SAN configuration, while the Thunderbolt interface can contributes a lot to iSCSI SAN storage performance. After creating an iSCSI target on the TVS-871T, 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

Seamless storage expansion

The TVS-871T supports capacity expansion by connecting up to six Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the TVS-871T’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:

Turbo NAS Model RAID Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)
TVS-871T 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

Learn more: QTS Storage Manager, QNAP expansion enclosures

Flexibly attach, share, and expand in 4 ways

With two Thunderbolt 2 ports available on the TVS-871T, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the TVS-871T and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.

High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)

Attach one Mac workstation to the TVS-871T via Thunderbolt 2 port 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) for maximum 448 TB in total storage capacity.

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, then you can connect each workstation separately to the Thunderbolt 2 ports on the TVS-871T. 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 units of TVS-871T to the original TVS-871T 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-871T 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-871T 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-871T through Thunderbolt™ 2 ports to enjoy up to 56 SSD/HDD total storage capacity, and share files via 10GbE network.

Learn more: 10GbE solution

Matching for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users

The TVS-871T is a perfect match for Thunderbolt 2-capable Macs like Mac Pro®, MacBook Pro® and iMac®, perfectly for creative professionals and enthusiasts from photographers, filmmakers to graphic designers who focus more on 4K or 3D workflows. Up to 2 Thunderbolt devices can connect to the TVS-871T to process real-time video editing simultaneously without sacrificing the TVS-871T’s performance, while 4K videos can be directly displayed on a 4K monitor through HDMI from the TVS-871T. Coupled with its large capacity, the TVS-871T provides an ideal storage solution, is hot-pluggable and easy to move between your Mac computers, and provides unmatched performance for high-resolution file storage and I/O-intensive tasks to increase your productivity.

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SSD cache acceleration

The TVS-871T supports using up to four SSDs for caching which can greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization, and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs and HDDs.

Learn more: SSD cache

A feature-rich NAS with QTS operating system

QTS – simple and powerful

The intuitive QTS features modern flat design to streamline loading times, and its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.

Learn more: QTS 4.2

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-871T. Besides AES 256-bit encryption for both volumes and shared folders, the TVS-871T also provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more.

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

Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions

The TVS-871T offers flexible backup solutions for Windows® and Mac® users, Volume/LUN snapshots (block-based LUN* and file-based LUN), Folder snapshot, Snapshot Replica and Clone. It also supports Hybrid Backup Sync that consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.

* 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.

Learn more: NetBak Replicator, Time Machine backup, External device backup, RTRR, rsync, Cloud storage backup

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-871T will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices.

Learn more: Qsync

Install-on-demand apps

The TVS-871T has a built-in App Center that provides over 100 apps, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. You can freely install apps you need to expand your TVS-871T’s functionality.

Learn more: App Center

Additional SMB-ready features

The TVS-871T supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.

The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitations, number of connections, and write-only permission.

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.

Optional Accessories:

Cable  (Not included in packaging) 

CAB-TBT10M
Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, 1m

CAB-TBT20M
Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, 2m

Ordering information

  • TVS-871T-i7-16G:
    TVS-871T with Intel® Core™ i7-4790S 3.2GHz quad-core processor and 16GB DDR3 RAM, built-in dual 10GbE ports
  • TVS-871T-i5-16G:
    TVS-871T with Intel® Core™ i5-4590S 3.0GHz quad-core processor and 16GB DDR3 RAM, built-in dual 10GbE ports