TVS-882ST3 - Features - QNAP

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The TVS-882ST3 is powered by a 6th Generation Intel® Core™ quad-core processor with AES-NI accelerated encryption, 10GbE connectivity, USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps Type-C and Type-A ports, and dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports with an innovative software-based Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) Converter. Exclusively providing a Thunderbolt™/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, the TVS-882ST3 supports higher bandwidth for optimizing 4K video transfer and online editing. The TVS-882ST3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac® and Windows® users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing.

  • Eight 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD slots
  • High-speed Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) and 10GbE network for on-the-fly video editing and rapid file sharing
  • High flexibility with USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps Type-A and Type-C ports
  • The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications
  • Four 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 up to 4K @30Hz output for an excellent audiovisual experience
  • Supports QvPC Technology, virtual machines and containers, Linux Station, and storage virtualization
  • Flexible storage expansion with QNAP Thunderbolt™ storage expansion enclosures or Virtual JBOD (VJBOD)

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.

Flagship Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS with Intel® Core™ i7/i5 Quad-core processor

Powered by an energy-efficient 6th Generation 14nm Intel® Core™ i7/i5 quad-core processor and dual-channel 8GB/16GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable up to 32GB), the TVS-882ST3 provides two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports along with USB 3.1 10Gbps connectivity as a powerful storage center to accelerate data transfer and performance-demanding workflows. Featuring eight 2.5" drive bays and supporting SATA 6b/s drives, the TVS-882ST3 is compact and ideal for using an all-SSD configuration for extreme performance.

Note:
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.

Learn more: QNAP Thunderbolt™ 3 Solution

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.

Test environment:
NAS: TVS-882ST3-i7-8G with QTS 4.3.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 8 x Intel S3500 240GB SSDs (SSDSC2BB240G4) 
Client PC:
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; 16GB DDR3L-1600; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; Windows® 10 64-bit

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 SLC/MLC SSD RAID 5 configuration to enjoy the highest possible performance and the best storage allocation for your NAS. The Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-882ST3 are also compatible with USB Type-C cables/devices and supports 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2, allowing compatibility with newer, faster USB external drives/enclosures for transferring large-sized media files.

Note: Please ensure your cable is Thunderbolt™ 3 certified.

Highly-efficient media collaboration for Mac and Windows

The TVS-882ST3 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 the SMB protocol, allowing you to easily store files in the TVS-882ST3 and share files with Windows®, and other devices using Thunderbolt™, 10GbE or 1GbE connection. While up to 2 Thunderbolt™ devices can connect to the TVS-882ST3 to process real-time video editing simultaneously, the TVS-882ST3 provides an ideal storage solution with unmatched performance 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

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

USB 3.1 Gen2 provides speeds up to 10Gb/s – double that of USB 3.0 – to greatly boost data transfer performance. The TVS-882ST3 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. The front Type-C port provides One-touch-copy functionality that allows you to quickly back up files while the rear Type-A port is backwards compatible with USB 3.0 / 2.0 drives.

10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity

The TVS-882ST3 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 intensive backup/restoration.

Learn more: 10GbE solution

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.

Test environment:
NAS: TVS-882ST3-i7-8G with QTS 4.3.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 8 x Intel S3500 240GB SSDs (SSDSC2BB240G4)
Client PC:
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; 16GB DDR3L-1600; WD 1TB WD10EZEX; Windows® 10 64-bit

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-882ST3. 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.

Thunderbolt™ 3/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution

The TVS-882ST3 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-882ST3 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

Simply attach your computer to the TVS-882ST3 with a Thunderbolt™ 3 cable, and you will find the TVS-882ST3 in Finder/File Explorer with accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.

Ethernet NAS mode

The TVS-882ST3 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-882ST3 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-882ST3 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-882ST3, 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™ 3 ports on the TVS-882ST3, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the TVS-882ST3 and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.

High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)

Attach one Mac® workstation to the TVS-882ST3 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-882ST3 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-882ST3 units to the original TVS-882ST3 and arrange each NAS for dedicated workflow stages, while the other Thunderbolt™ 3 port is connected to the workstation for smoothly accessing large-sized video files. Meanwhile, each TVS-882ST3 allows file sharing with multiple devices through 1GbE or 10GbE network.

Seamless expansion (JBOD+JBOD)

Rest assured your massive files are safely stored in the TVS-882ST3 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-882ST3 through Thunderbolt™ 3 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-882ST3 has an HDMI port that supports up to 4K @30hz output. By connecting it to a HDTV 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. Besides using the bundled remote control, you can also use your mobile devices as remote controls by installing the Qremote app. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data. 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

QTS – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system

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 4.3, App Center

Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions

The TVS-882ST3 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: Data backup & Disaster recovery, Remote backup solutions, VM backup, Volume & LUN Snapshots, Hybrid Backup Sync

Fast data filing and searching to double your productivity

The TVS-882ST3 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

Integrated virtualization and container solutions

Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TVS-882ST3 and access them via a web browser or VNC. Container Station integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TVS-882ST3 as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. Containers Station also supports the QIoT Containers platform that helps to quickly structure and deploy IoT environments to your private IoT cloud. No longer constrained by physical network performance, the innovative Network & Virtual Switch greatly increases data transfer between VMs, containers and NAS through the internal interface.

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

QTS-Linux dual systems

The TVS-882ST3 supports Ubuntu® for you to develop various IoT packages and centrally store the data on the TVS-882ST3, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply connect a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TVS-882ST3, 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: Linux Station

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 use iOS® or Android™ Vmobile app to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TVS-882ST3. The TVS-882ST3 offers 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 72 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

Learn more: Surveillance Station, Vmobile, Vcam

VJBOD: Achieve optimal capacity utilization across multiple QNAP NAS

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-882ST3 as local disks, and create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS services. VJBOD supports 10GbE Ethernet connection interface and port trunking (link aggregation with multiple LAN ports) to establish a storage space with high speed and stability.

*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

Flexible storage expansion

The TVS-882ST3 supports capacity expansion by connecting multiple QNAP expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the TVS-882ST3'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-882T3 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

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

Additional SMB-ready features

The TVS-882ST3 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.

Optional 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-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)
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
QM2: M.2 SSD/10GbE PCIe Expansion Card

QM2-2S
Dual M.2 22110/2280 SATA SSD expansion card

QM2-2P
Dual M.2 22110/2280 PCIe NVMe SSD expansion card

QM2-2S10G1T
Dual M.2 2280 SATA SSD & single-port 10GbE expansion card

QM2-2P10G1T
Dual M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe SSD & single-port 10GbE expansion card