QNAP QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt
High-performance Thunderbolt™ 2 Turbo vNAS for a DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution
The QNAP QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt is the world’s first Thunderbolt DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution. With the incredible power of Thunderbolt 2 to double the speed potential to 20 Gbps, simultaneous 4K video transfer and display is enabled with considerable cost effectiveness. It’s also a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. Incorporating reliability and security, the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt delivers the highest transfer rates ever as storage with persistent throughput, and provides a complete business-ready storage solution to build a reliable private cloud.
Thunderbolt 2 and 10GbE dual network for 4K video playback and on-the-fly editing
Consolidated storage solution with direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI-SAN
Scalable up to 448TB with Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures TX-800P / TX-500P
4 available combinations with Macs and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
Tiered storage architecture and SSD caching for optimal storage utilization
Supports QvPC Technology, running virtual machines, storage virtualization and full NAS encryption
Extraordinary. The first ever Thunderbolt 2 NAS.
QNAP QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt is the world’s first Thunderbolt 2 NAS and offers a comprehensive DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN multi-mode storage solution in a compact form factor. Powered by a high-performance Intel® Haswell processor with options including Core™ i5 and Core™ i7, the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt not only features Thunderbolt 2 technology but also has dual 10GbE ports built-in giving you incredible flexibility to deliver incredible performance.
Note: Thunderbolt cable is not included in packaging. Users have to purchase Thunderbolt cable separately.
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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt is an unmatched Thunderbolt 2 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 constructing 10GbE high-speed network environments. The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt on a file-based level. Simply attach your Mac computer to the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt with the Thunderbolt 2 cable, and you will find the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt in Finder with accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.
The 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 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 to find the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt attached to your computer, and you can find Thunderbolt IP and Ethernet IP for file sharing based on your needs.
iSCSI SAN block-based mode
The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt supports iSCSI SAN configuration, while the Thunderbolt interface can contributes a lot to iSCSI SAN storage performance. After creating an iSCSI target on the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt, 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt supports capacity expansion by connecting up to six Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt’s storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure:
4K video online transcoding & display
The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt allows you to smoothly play 4K videos on an HDTV with Kodi™ through HDMI without heavily consuming system resources. Featuring Intel® HD Graphics, the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs.
Use your QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt as a PC
QNAP’s exclusive QvPC Technology allows you to operate the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt as a PC by plugging in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor. You can directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows®/Linux®/UNIX®/Android™ based VMs with the Virtualization Station, surf the web, enjoy 4K or 1080p videos with up to 7.1 channel audio with Kodi™, monitor surveillance live feeds with local display, and much more.
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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt. Besides AES 256-bit encryption for both volumes and shared folders, the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt also provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more.
Flexibly attach, share, and expand in 4 ways
With two Thunderbolt 2 ports available on the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.
High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)
Attach one Mac workstation to the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 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) for maximum 448 TB in 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 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, then you can connect each workstation separately to the Thunderbolt 2 ports on the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt. 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt to the original QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt through Thunderbolt 2 ports to enjoy up to 448 TB total storage, and share files via 10GbE network flexibly.
Matching for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users
The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt is a perfect match for Thunderbolt 2-capable Macs like Mac Pro®, MacBook Pro® and iMac®, perfectly 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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt to process real-time video editing simultaneously without sacrificing the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt’s performance, while 4K videos can be directly displayed on a 4K monitor through HDMI from the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt. Coupled with its large capacity, the QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt 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.
SSD cache acceleration
The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt supports using up to four SSDs for caching which can greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization, and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs and HDDs.
A feature-rich NAS with QTS operating system
QTS – simple and powerful
The intuitive QTS features 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.
Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions
The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt offers flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac users, volume/LUN snapshots, and disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup (Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage™) are also included.
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 QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices.
The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt has a built-in App Center that provides over 100 apps, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. You can freely install apps you need to expand your QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt’s functionality.
Additional SMB-ready features
The QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitations, number of connections, and write-only permission.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
TVS-871T-i5-16G: Quad-core Intel® Core™ i5-4590S 3.0GHz
TVS-871T-i7-16G: Quad-core Intel® Core™ i7-4790S 3.2GHz
Floating Point Unit
Hardware Encryption Engine
System memory: 16 GB DDR3 RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 8 GB x2
Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM
Thunderbolt 2 Ports
2 x Thunderbolt™ 2 high-speed ports
8 x 3.5"or 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD
The standard system is shipped without hard drives.
For the hard drive compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility
Hard Disk Tray
8 x hot-swappable and lockable tray
2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet port (10GBased-T)
4 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
Status, USB, LAN, HDDs
3 x USB 3.0 port ( front: 1, rear: 2)
2 x USB 2.0 port (rear)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
Power, USB One-touch-copy backup, Reset
185.2 (H) x 298.2 (W) x 235.4 (D) mm
7.29 (H) x 11.74 (W) x 9.27 (D) inch
7.83 kg/ 17.26 lbs (Net)
8.9 kg/ 19.62 lbs (Gross)
Power Consumption (W)
HDD Standby: 45.43
In Operation: 82.06
HDD Standby: 45.37
In Operation: 82.51
(with 8 x WD WD20EFRX hard drive installed)
5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C.
Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
2 (1* PCIe Gen3 x8, 1* PCIe Gen2 x4)
Note: 2 PCle slots are occupied by a Thunderbolt 2 card and a 10GbE adapter
2 x quiet cooling fan (12 cm, 12V DC)
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| Stock code || IBQ-871T-i516|
| Brand || Qnap|
| Series || Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB2|
| Model || TVS-871T-i5-16G|
| Type || 8-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (16GB RAM, Core i5) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 2|
| UPC || 885022008643|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 02/09/2015|
TVS-871T-i5-16G Spec Information
| Form factor / drive height || 185x298x235mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| Cache || 16GB|
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| Processor || Quad-core Intel® Core™ i5-4590S 3.0GHz|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || 6940|
| Total Drives || 8|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:JBOD:|
| RAID Levels || Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
TVS-871T-i5-16G Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||8|
|PCIe||PCIe v2 x4||Internal||1|
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x8||Internal||1|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||3|
|USB2||USB2 type A (host)||External||2|
| Speed/RPM || 6Gb/s SATA to Gigabit Ethernet (10 Gbit/s) and Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gbit/s)|
| Colour || Black|
| Weight (kg) || 8.9kg|
| Weight (bare) || 7.83kg|
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