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The TVS-682T features advanced hardware by adopting 6th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and was designed around the concept of tiered storage, application-based partitioning and network traffic distribution. Providing a Thunderbolt DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, the TVS-682T delivers the incredible power of Thunderbolt™ 2 to double the speed potential to 20 Gbps, supports smooth 4K video transfer, and is a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac* users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. Incorporating reliability, security and rich applications, the TVS-682T delivers the highest transfer rates ever as storage with persistent throughput, and provides a complete business-ready storage solution.

  • Built-in M.2 SATA 6Gb/s slots & 2.5” SSD slots
  • Qtier technology and SSD cache enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency
  • The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications
  • Triple HDMI output for smooth 4K @30Hz video playback
  • Transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline
  • Thunderbolt™ 2 (20Gbps) and 10GbE dual network for on-the-fly video editing and speedy sharing
  • 4 available combinations with Mac/PC and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
  • Scalable up to 52 hard drives with Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures TX-800P/ TX-500P
  • Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) allows to use QNAP NAS to expand the  TVS-682T’s storage capacity
  • Supports QRM+ unified remote server management, QvPC technology, virtual machine and container applications, and storage for virtualization

* Requires OS X El Capitan 10.11 (or newer).

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"The QNAP TVS-682T with Seagate IronWolf is truly an excellent storage solution that provides me with peace of mind."

- Sam Lin

Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS, extraordinary performance

The TVS-682T is powered by a high-performance Intel® Core™ i3 dual-core processor and 8GB DDR4 RAM, driving outstanding system performance for CPU-demanding applications. Offering a comprehensive DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN multi-mode storage solution in a compact form factor, the TVS-682T not only features Thunderbolt™ 2 technology but also has dual 10GbE ports giving you incredible flexibility for network connectivity.

Note: Thunderbolt cables are not included as standard. Users must purchase Thunderbolt cables separately.

Learn more: QNAP Thunderbolt™ solution

Advanced hardware for greater efficiency

High-performance hardware, well-designed application functionalities and thoroughly-planned usage scenarios are three distinctive cornerstones for achieving optimum performance.

1. 2 x 2.5" SSD slots

Offers flexible configuration in tiered storage and enables cache acceleration.

2. Tool-less HDD tray and installation

2.5" SSD trays and 3.5" hard drive trays feature tool-less design for easy installation and replacement.

3. 2 x built-in M.2 SSD slots

Supports SATA M.2 SSDs with 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 form factors; allows the greatest flexibility in tiered storage configuration and enables cache acceleration.

Note: M.2 SSD operations can easily generate excessive heat. It is recommended to install a heatsink (from QNAP or a third-party provider) on the M.2 SSD.

4. DDR4 2133 MHz memory

Supports four DDR4 memory modules for a maximum of 64GB RAM.

5. 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor

Features the latest 14nm manufacturing technology with faster buses to support DDR4, PCIe Gen.3, and DMI 3.0 for incredible performance and extremely efficient data transmission.

6. 2 x 10GBase-T network port

Allows optimized network traffic distribution with the other four Gigabit Ethernet ports for diverse applications. The Network & Virtual Switch app makes network management much easier.

7. 2 x Thunderbolt™ 2 connectors

Thunderbolt™ 2 (20 Gbps) capabilities; industry-leading converged storage with Thunderbolt™ DAS/NAS/iSCSI connectivity.

8. Compartmentalized smart cooling

Separately detects the CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speed and performs quieter fan operations.

9. 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports

Ideal for service binding, port trunking, and MPIO configurations.

10. 3 x HDMI outputs

Three HDMI ports support duplicated and extended desktop options.

11. 3.5mm audio jack

Connect speakers or headphones for direct audio output from the NAS.

12. 2 x built-in speakers

Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings.

M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD & 2.5" SSD cache

The TVS-682T provides 2 SSD slots dedicated for caching to increase IOPS performance, and provides higher transfer speeds and reliability with the compact, energy-efficient M.2 SSD. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is perfect for improving overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization. The TVS-682T combines M.2 SSD, 2.5" SSD and HDD in one box to effectively realize tiered storage for exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage at the same time.

Learn more: SSD cache

Perfect storage trio: tiered storage, application-based partitioning & network traffic distribution

The advanced hardware design of TVS-682T can facilitate optimized storage deployment based on different usage scenarios.

Tiered Storage

QNAP's Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-682T with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSD, SSD and SATA drives. With Auto Tiering, the TVS-682T can automatically move frequently-used "hot" data to high-performance storage tiers and less-accessed "cold" data to lower-cost, higher-capacity drives, making the TVS-682T an extremely efficient shared resource. Businesses will no longer have to invest heavily in expensive Flash technology, but can still enjoy exceptional application performance and cost efficiency from Auto Tiering with the TVS-682T.

Learn more: Qtier

Application-based Partitioning

Every application requires different performance. For example, Surveillance Station requires higher-priority access to storage to ensure the integrity of recordings, while normal transmission speeds are sufficient for file sharing. However, when multiple applications are running on the same storage media, the required throughput level cannot be guaranteed as the storage media is busy handling I/O requests from all of them. The TVS-682T supports three different types of storage media: M.2, SSD and SATA hard drives, and they can be configured as independent partitions for different applications, ensuring a sufficient throughput level for every application.

Network Traffic Distribution

With four 1 Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TVS-682T allows applications to use dedicated interfaces to meet network traffic distribution requirements. Network interfaces can also be easily managed with the Network & Virtual Switch app, which enables optimized network resources for TVS-682T, virtual machines and containerized apps. No matter if they are business organizations or individual users, they can effortlessly manage network connections by using the Network & Virtual Switch.

Three HDMI outputs - switch between HD Station and Linux desktop

The TVS-682T comes with three HDMI outputs for using three monitors in either "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration. Duplicating will display the same content on every display, and extended desktop mode allows users to display applications across the displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity. When displaying content using HDMI, you can use the TVS-682T as an amazing multimedia player by using HD Station to enjoy rich apps including Plex Home Theater, Google Chrome™, Mozilla Firefox®, and more. Alternatively, you can choose to output the Linux® operating system desktop to use the TVS-682T as a PC.

Note: To use Linux Station, please install it from the App Center from firmware QTS 4.2.1.

Learn more: Linux Station

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-682T 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-682T is an unmatched 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 creating 10GbE high-speed network environments. The TVS-682T 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-682T on a file-based level. Simply attach your Mac computer to the TVS-682T with a Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, and you will find the TVS-682T 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?
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-682T 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-682T attached to your computer, and you can find the Thunderbolt IP and Ethernet IP for file sharing based on your needs.

Note: 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.

iSCSI SAN block-based mode

The TVS-682T 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-682T, 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-682T supports capacity expansion by connecting up to six Thunderbolt™ 2 storage expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the TVS-682T'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 RAID Expansion Enclosure No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)
TVS-682T TX-800P 6 52
5 44
4 36
3 28
2 20
1 12
TX-500P 6 34
5 29
4 24
3 19
2 14
1 9
UX-800P 2 20
1 12
UX-500P 2 14
1 9

Learn more: Storage Manager, QNAP expansion enclosure

Use NAS to expand NAS capacity with Virtual JBOD

Besides using physical storage expansion enclosures, there is an additional option to expand NAS storage capacity. QNAP VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) is network-based JBOD, allowing you to expand storage of your QNAP NAS with multiple QNAP NAS units. You can mount iSCSI LUNs from a QNAP NAS to the TVS-682T as local disks, and create virtual storage pools and volumes for operating NAS functionalities, such as creating and reverting snapshots, indexing multimedia files into the media library, and even further creating iSCSI LUNs. With VJBOD, you can centrally utilize the storage space from multiple QNAP NAS units* and manage it with the interface on the local NAS. VJBOD supports 10GbE/40GbE Ethernet connection interface and port trunking (link aggregation with multiple LAN ports) that increase the performance and reliability of your VJBOD storage.

*The remote QNAP NAS must support iSCSI and Storage Pools and use QTS 4.2.1 (or newer). Up to 8 remote NAS units can be mounted.

Learn more: VJBOD

Flexibly attach, share, and expand in 4 ways

With two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports available on the TVS-682T, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the TVS-682T and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.

High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)

Attach one Mac workstation to the TVS-682T 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).

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, you can connect each workstation separately to the Thunderbolt™ 2 ports on the TVS-682T. 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-682T to the original TVS-682T 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-682T 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-682T 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-682T through Thunderbolt™ 2 ports to enjoy up to 52 SSD/HDD total storage capacity, and share files via 10GbE network.

Learn more: 10GbE solution

Ideal for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users

The TVS-682T is a perfect match for Thunderbolt 2-capable Macs like Mac Pro®, MacBook Pro® and iMac®, and is especially suited 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-682T to process real-time video editing simultaneously without sacrificing the TVS-682T's performance, while 4K videos can be directly displayed on through the TVS-682T's HDMI ports. Coupled with its large capacity, the TVS-682T 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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A feature-rich NAS with QTS operating system

QTS – simple and powerful

The intuitive QTS features a 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

QRM+: Centralized management solution for networked computing devices

QRM+ is QNAP's Centralized Management Solution, designed for IT teams, for networked computing devices. It provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage all of the critical computing devices (including servers, PCs, and thin clients) in your network, and facilitates device discovery with the graphical topology diagram. QRM+ supports IPMI 2.0, provides remote KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) for certain IPMI devices, and supports tracking every action using KVM recording and playback. Simply install QRMAgent on your Windows® and Linux® devices and you will see their system status on the QRM+ management interface. With centralized management using QRM+ on the NAS, IT infrastructure and device security is enhanced while troubleshooting and network resource performance analysis is greatly simplified.

Learn more: QRM+

QmailAgent: a mailroom center for your private cloud

QmailAgent is an online email client that helps you manage multiple email accounts, allowing you to access all of your emails and to easily switch between different accounts. It provides complete functionality for composing, reading and organizing emails. You can even attach files, photos and documents from the TVS-682T when composing emails. Qmail also allows iOS® and Android™ users to quickly check multiple email accounts with mobile devices, and to browse & send emails using the QmailAgent on their TVS-682T.

Learn more: QmailAgent

Storage for hosting virtual machines and containerized applications

Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TVS-682T and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VM. Virtualization Station allows the TVS-682T and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed virtual switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface.

The TVS-682T also features Container Station, which integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TVS-682T as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®.

Learn more: Virtualization Station, P2V, Container Station

Storage for comprehensive virtualization applications

As an iSCSI/IP-SAN storage solution, the TVS-682T supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2012 R2, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TVS-682T supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.

Learn more: VMware® Ready™, Citrix® Ready™, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, VMware VAAI, Microsoft ODX, SMI-S provider for Microsoft SCVMM

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-682T. Besides AES 256-bit encryption for both volumes and shared folders, the TVS-682T also provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more.

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

Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions

The TVS-682T 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-682T will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices.

Learn more: Qsync

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality

The TVS-682T has a built-in App Center that provides over 100 apps, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, downloading, entertainment, and much more. You can freely install apps as needed to expand your TVS-682T's functionality.

Learn more: App Center

Additional SMB-ready features

The TVS-682T 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

CAB-TBT20M
Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, 2m (Not included as standard)

CAB-TBT10M
Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, 1m (Not included as standard)
LAN card

LAN-40G2SF-MLX
Dual-port 40G QSFP+ network expansion card
M.2 SSD

SSD-M2080-256GB-A01
256GB M.2 2280SATA SSD.
SFP+ DAC Cable

CAB-DAC15M-SFPP-A02
SFP+ Direct attach cable 1.5m

CAB-DAC30M-SFPP-DEC01
SFP+ Direct attach cable 3m

CAB-DAC50M-SFPP-DEC01
SFP+ Direct attach cable 5m
RAM

RAM-16GDR4-LD-2133
16GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM

RAM-8GDR4-LD-2133
8GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM

RAM-4GDR4-LD-2133
4GB DDR4 RAM, 2133 MHz, UDIMM
USB 3.1 card

USB-U31A2P01
QNAP USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Type-A dual-port PCIe card

Note: Requires QTS 4.3.0 and later.