high performing storage
for video production

QNAP NAS provides high-speed storage solutions optimized for Video Production with vital features, data protection, enhanced collaboration and unprecedented performance.

Why Choose QNAP NAS

When it comes to storage solutions, nothing beats QNAP NAS. With vital features and persistant reliability, you can drastically improve your workflow. Optimized for Video-Production, QNAP NAS provides collaborative editing environments with high bandwith connections such as 10GbE, Thunderbolt™ 2, and Thunderbolt™ 3. In addition, your QNAP NAS is ready for 4K and other high resolution content with instantly scalable expansion enclosures, all while your content is kept safe with RAID Protection and Industry Standard AES 256-bit Encryption.

Quick Facts

  • RAID Protection

    With RAID Protection (exclude RAID 0), you no longer have to worry about loosing data due to drive failures.

  • NLE Compatible

    Compatible with popular NLE such as Adobe Premiere, Apple FCP X, Avid Media Composer...and more for 4K video editing.

  • User based permission settings

    An Admin can set privileges to access different files, as well as allocate your QNAP NAS resources to users.

  • Expandable Storage

    4K files and other high-resolution content used to take up too much storage space. Now, store all of your files on QNAP NAS, and can scale-as-you-go with multiple Expansion Units (up to 400TB per managed system).

  • High Performance

    QNAP storage solutions are essential for buisnesses that demand high bandwith for post production along with fast backup and restore for the ever-growing amount of storage creative professionals need.

  • AES-256 bit Encryption

    Your content and files are important and confidential. Keep your data safe and secure with industry AES-256 bit Encryption.

Our Solutions

Introducing Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS

QNAP offers incredibly powerful and fast speed and connectivity with the only Thunderbolt™ supported NAS on the market. And with the newly announced QNAP Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS, those speeds just got even faster. Twice the bandwith of Thunderbolt™ 2, Thunderbolt™ 3 has a blazing fast throughput of 40 Gbps— the fastest data transfer speed available on a QNAP NAS. Incredibly versatile, Thunderbolt™ 3 is backwards compatible with Thunderbolt™ 2, USB 3.1 storage, and connects expasion storage units with near zero latency.

Note: Directly connecting a QNAP Thunderbolt 3 NAS to a computer establishes a peer-to-peer (P2P) network and enables 20GbE connectivity.

Learn More What Speed Can I Possibly Get

Collaborative Workflows

QTS on QNAP NAS enables collaborative workflows with Real Time Remote Replication (RTRR). Automatically and remotely backup your QNAP NAS with RTRR to another NAS. RTRR keeps the data on you NAS safe from theft and other hazards. And with real time two-way file synchronization, QNAP users enjoy powerful collaboration. Simply upload files to your NAS, and users in remote locations can easily upload and share. Now everyone on your team has easy access to all the right files.

Reccomended Workflow for Video Production


Cantina Creative

Cantina Creative founders Sean Cushing and Stephen Lawes explain why they chose QNAP for their visual effects and design studio storage.

Hey Guy Media

Hey Guy Media uses QNAP NAS for its Thunderbolt™ capability, built in 10-GbE and RAID configurations for redundancy. QNAP NAS helps them meet weeks worth of tight deadlines, with fast turn arounds and constant abuse.


  • Network Attached Storage, a central storage system consisting of multiple hard drives, continuously connected to the network. The Gb network also provides decent transfer speed, and unlike a DAS, gives you access across different platforms.

  • QNAP Turbo NAS supports various 10 GbE cards based on models. Please visit the compatability list.

  • Yes, all management and administration pages are HTML5 web-based, it is designed for any kind of platform, including Mac, PC, iOS, and Android.

  • Unlike Final Cut Pro 7 Projects, Final Cut Pro X libraries cannot be opened or saved to an AFP or SMB share point. It needs to be on a local storage or on a SAN. Using a SAN is more complex and requires a bigger budget, which can be out of reach for postproduction companies with only a few edit suites. Another solution is to use NFS for FCPX project. The shared media can be mounted on NFS or SMB, and the library can be only stored on the mount via NFS. However, the library mount has to be configured and recognized as a local drive.

  • You can easily replace the smaller hard drive with a larger drive one by one after each one rebuilds online. Also, you can also purchase expansion units (which are more economical) and expand drives as you go. Please refer to:

    Online RAID Level Migration & RAID Capacity Expansion
    QNAP Expansion Units

  • There are several ways to share your file on NAS:

    Securely share files with a URL
    Share with App Qfile

  • We always recommend users to purchase hard drives that are dedicated for NAS-use, such as the WD Red drives, Seagate NAS drives, but drives that are higher performance than the NAS drives are also suitable. We do not recommend desktop drives or surveillance drives due to their different spin rates, which might corrupt the RAID configuration of the NAS. Please check the compatibility list here before purchasing your drives.

Recommended Models

Thunderbolt™ NAS Rackmount NAS
Model Name TS-453BT3 TVS-882ST3 Series TVS-x82T Series Learn more
Bay 4 Bay 8 Bay 6/8/12 Bay
CPU Intel® Celeron® Quad-Core Processor Intel® Core™ i5/i7 Multi-Core Processor Intel® Core™ i3/i5/i7 Multi-Core Processor
Memory 8GB DDR3L RAM 8/16GB DDR4 RAM (up to 32GB)
Up to 64GB DDR4 RAM
Storage 4 x 2.5"/3.5" HDD or SSD
, and 2 x M.2 SATA SSD
8 x 2.5" HDD or SSD 4 x 2.5" SSD, 8 x 2.5"/3.5" HDD or SSD, and 2 x M.2 SATA SSD
Thunderbolt™ 2
(TVS-x82T series)
Thunderbolt™ 3
(TVS-1282T3 series)
Up to 550MB/s

Up to 850MB/s

Up to 1,500MB/s
MSRP $999 Starting at $2,399 Starting at $1,899
Maximum Capacity** 40TB 16TB 88TB
Learn more Learn more Learn more

* Tested in QNAP Labs with Thunderbolt 3 connection. Numbers may vary by environment.
** Based on 3.5" 10TB and 2.5" 2TB drives.

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