• Storage that keep
    your snapshots safe

    Storage that keep
    your snapshots safe

    TVS-871T Thunderbolt NAS
    Combines the best of the NAS and a DAS
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    Enhance your workflow according to
    your professional needs.
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    Reliable storage for professional photo backup, sharing, and editing

The most precious things I have are my images and the files that I created. I have been running the same QNAP NAS drives for 24 hours a day 7 days a week 365 days a year for the past six years. I put my past and future, daily, into QNAP's hands.
Vincent Versace
USA Nikon Ambassador
The QNAP NAS provides me an amazing experience that gives me a reliable way to access, save and share my data from anywhere.
Peter Read Miller
Sports Photographer
As a professional photographer, the most valuable items I possess are the images I have captured for clients and myself. Knowing that these files are safely stored using the QNAP NAS, I can rest assure that I will not only have them safely backed up, but also have instant access anywhere around the world. QNAP has become essential part of my workflow and backup system.
Kenny Kim
Destination Wedding Photographer

A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away

But don't let that captured instance slip away from any types of disasters. Store with confidence with a QNAP NAS

RAID Protection

RAID Protection

With QNAP RAID configuration, worries about data loss caused by accidental hard drives failures are minimized at all costs.
Backup and Store

Backup and Store

QNAP offer best solutions for store and backup all types of files including your RAW and final edited images from your QNAP NAS to the public cloud, another QNAP NAS, or to an external device. Learn More
Extra File Protection

Extra File Protection

QNAP supports AES 256-bit encryption and locakable trays to ensure photos and files are safely stored. Learn More
No Proprietary Software

No Proprietary Software

QNAP systems can detect any types of drive error, and prior to drive failures, you will be alerted and guided to hot swap a new drive to prevent any file corruptions.
Access and Share

Access and Share

No more carrying external HDD and USBs! Now you can access and share your files anytime, anywhere from any device, securely.
Flexible and Expandable

Flexible and Expandable

Never run out of capacity! QNAP offers expansion units that enable you to expand as you go.

Suggested Workflow

Critical workflow for all photographers to backup and share content in one centralized workstation


Photoshoots sometimes last a few days and SD cards ends up with thousands of raw images on hand.

Upload Data

Upload raw files from external hard drives to the TVS-871T via USB one-touch-copy.

Edit Job

Import all photos from laptop/external drives onto the NAS. Start editing imported images and creating projects.

Backup Again

Backup final edits onto the QNAP and simultaneously have the QNAP back up to cloud services or another external drive.

Share Files

Share files via dedicated share links to clients, customers, co-workers and friends.

Model Name TS-x53A TVS-x71 TVS-871T
CPU Intel® Quad-core
Celeron® 1.6GHz
Intel® Quad-core
Core i3, i5, i7 and Pentium
Intel® Quad-core
Core i7 3.2 GHz
Available in 2, 4, 6, 8 bay 4, 6, 8 bay 8 bay
10 GbE
Maximum Raw Capacity
*based on 8TB drives
2-bay : 16TB
4-bay: 32TB
6-bay: 48TB
8-bay: 64TB
4-bay: 32TB
6-bay: 48TB
8-bay: 64TB
8-bay: 64TB
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Network Attached Storage is 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, it gives you access across different platforms.
QNAP NAS supports RAID configurations including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10 and global hot spares. Our RAID technology is not proprietary based on Linux. So you don't have to worry about having to pay for recovering your data from the NAS vendors.
Yes, all management and administration pages are HTML5 web-based, it is designed for any kind of platform, including Mac, PC, iOS, and Android.
Yes, our NAS systems are powerful enough to let you edit over the network. However, we always recommend users to save an additional copy on the local workstation in case anything happens between the connection between the NAS and the workstation.
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:
     1. Securely share files with a URL
     2. Share with App Qfile
Since NAS is network-based, it does not allow data to be transferred directly through a USB from the desktop/workstation. Users would need to use Qfinder to find the NAS, then find Ethernet IP for file sharing based on their needs.
Yes, the TVS-871T Thunderbolt NAS supports Direct-attached Storage (DAS) that allows you to directly access files on the TVS-871T on a file-based level. Simple 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. This makes it the ideal workflow to enjoy Thunderbolt transfer speeds, and also the ability to share and access files across platform and over the network.
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.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the QNAP NAS only supports the same capacity drives throughout its configuration, so be sure to purchase the same capacity drives while setting up the RAID.
Yes, currently the TVS-x71 series supports full 4K video playback and 4K display. Simply shoot in your 4K cameras, and store them on the QNAP and view by plugging in the 4K monitor directly to the NAS' HDMI port.