QNAP - High-performance Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS - 4 Scenarios


4 Scenarios Introduction

QNAP Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS - Flexibly attach, share, and expand.
Work smarter and faster.

With dual Thunderbolt™ 2 ports available on the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs. The following four scenarios provide some examples of the great potential that the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS can bring to your work.

Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS

4 Scenarios

High accessibility

Attach one Mac workstation to the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS 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 6 NAS expansion enclosures (TX-500P / TX-800P) for a maximum 448 TB 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 use 20Gb and 10Gb network bandwidth at the same time!

High accessibility

Optimal collaboration

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 Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS. Both workstations can enjoy 20Gb/s high speed for simultaneous video editing.

Optimal collaboration Apple Final Cut Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro

Dividing resources

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 rather helpful to daisy chain an additional six Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS to the original Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS and arrange each NAS for dedicated workflow stages, while the other Thunderbolt™ 2 port is connected to the workstation for smoothly accessing large-size video files.

Meanwhile, each Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS allows file sharing with multiple devices through Gigabit or 10 Gigabit Ethernet network.

Dividing resources

Seamless expansion

Rest assured your massive files are safely stored in the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS which supports seamless capacity expansion to offer you abundant storage. You can connect up to 6 NAS expansion enclosures (TX-500P / TX-800P) to the Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS through Thunderbolt™ 2 ports to enjoy up to 448 TB total storage, and share files via 10GbE network flexibly.

Seamless expansion