Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS supports eight 2.5” SSD/HDD, Thunderbolt™ 2 and 10GbE connectivity
The TVS-882ST2 is powered by an Intel® 6th Generation Core™ i5 Quad-core processor with AES-NI hardware encryption and provides a Thunderbolt™ 2/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution. With Thunderbolt™ 2, 10GbE, USB 3.1 Type-C + Type-A 10Gbps, and 4K output it provides the performance and connectivity to empower small offices and studios to take their business to the next level. The software-based Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) function also allows Thunderbolt-enabled computers to access Ethernet networks by connecting them to the TVS-882ST2.
Eight 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD slots
High-speed Thunderbolt™ 2 (20Gbps) and 10GbE dual networks
High flexibility with USB 3.1Gen 2 10Gbps Type-A & Type-C ports
The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications
4 available combinations with Mac/PC and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
HDMI with 4K 30Hz output
Supports QvPC Technology and features integrated virtualization and container solutions
Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) allows to use QNAP NAS to expand the TVS-882ST2’s storage capacity
Scalable up to 56 SSDs/HDDs with the Thunderbolt™ 2 storage expansion enclosures TX-800P/ TX-500P
Flagship Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS with Intel® Core™ i5 Quad-core processor
Powered by an energy-efficient Intel® 6th Generation 14nm Core™ i5 quad-core processor, dual channel 8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable up to 32GB) and two Thunderbolt™ ports, the TVS-882ST2 Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS is a perfect match for creative industries working with 4K workflows. Featuring eight 2.5" drive bays and supporting SATA 6b/s drives, the TVS-882ST2 is compact and ideal for using an all-SSD configuration for the utmost performance. USB 3.1 10Gbps connectivity also provides greater flexibility for everyday use. The Apple® Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 adapters (sold separately) can also be used with the TVS-882ST2 to provide additional connectivity options with Mac® devices.
Note: Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows PC models.
» How to setup a performance-optimized network drives for Final Cut Pro X 10.2 and previous version
Note: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 (and newer) supports file sharing using Samba on Nas.
10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity
The TVS-882ST2 provides two Gigabit Ethernet ports and dual-port 10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity to provide connectivity for conventional and high-speed 10GbE networks, making it especially useful for companies and organizations looking to future proof their IT infrastructure and for users with 10GbE networks to supercharge bandwidth-demanding tasks such as virtualization and backup/restoration.
World's first NAS with USB 3.1 10Gbps Type-C & Type-A
USB 3.1 provides speeds up to 10Gb/s – double that of USB 3.0 – to greatly boost data transfer performance. The TVS-882ST2 comes with a USB 3.1 10Gbps Type-C and a Type-A port, providing greater flexibility and ensuring future-proof compatibility with new and upcoming USB devices.
Access Ethernet networks over Thunderbolt with Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E)
Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) allows computers without Ethernet ports (such as MacBook Pro) to access Ethernet network resources over a Thunderbolt connection to the TVS-882ST2. This saves users from having to buy adapters or converters and greatly streamlines the connectivity process.
1. T2E transmission speed may be affected when using a virtual switch. QNAP will continue to improve and optimize T2E performance.
2. Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 (or newer) is required to use Thunderbolt on Mac computers.
Thunderbolt™ 2/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution
The TVS-882ST2 is an unmatched NAS that combines Thunderbolt™ 2, 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-882ST2 Thunderbolt™ 2 NAS dramatically redefines the private cloud, combining the best of DAS and NAS.
Thunderbolt™ NAS mode
Directly access files on the TVS-882ST2 on a file-based level. Simply attach your computer to the TVS-882ST2 with a Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, and you will find the accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.
Ethernet NAS mode
The TVS-882ST2 features 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-882ST2 attached to your computer, and you can find the Thunderbolt IP and Ethernet IP for file sharing based on your needs.
iSCSI SAN block-based mode
The TVS-882ST2 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-882ST2, 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.
Flexibly attach, share, and expand in 4 ways
With two Thunderbolt™ 2 ports available on the TVS-882ST2, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computers with the TVS-882ST2 and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.
High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)
Attach a workstation to the TVS-882ST2 via Thunderbolt™ 2 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-882ST2. 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 QNAP Thunderbolt NAS units to the TVS-882ST2 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-882ST2 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-882ST2 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-882ST2 through Thunderbolt™ 2 ports to enjoy up to 56 SSD/HDD total storage capacity, and share files via 10GbE network.
4K HDMI output with a free remote control for an excellent audiovisual experience
The TVS-882ST2 has an HDMI port that supports up to 4K 30hz output. By connecting it to a TV or A/V receiver and using the free QNAP remote control it can be used as a brilliant media player for entertainment purposes or to directly preview your latest projects. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app.
Well-rounded backup solutions
The TVS-882ST2 is a comprehensive centralized backup center. QNAP NetBak Replicator can back up files from Windows® (including Outlook® email archiving) to the TVS-882ST2, and Time Machine® can be used on Mac® computers. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image™, Symantec Backup Exec™ and Commvault® are also supported to facilitate system backup and restoration.
QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system
With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS 4.3 enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management.
With its intuitive and simplified user interface, QTS features an intelligent desktop allowing you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.
Qsirch - A smarter, faster way to search
Qsirch is a full-text search tool for quick file searching. It supports thumbnail preview, remembers search history to quickly access previously-found files, and provides a huge productivity boost by greatly reducing the time spent looking for files on the NAS.
Qsync－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-882ST2 will be made available to all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and mobile devices.
Disaster recovery solutions for peace of mind
Hybrid Backup Sync consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) into a single app for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan. Supported cloud services include Amazon® Glacier, Azure™ Storage, Google Cloud Storage™, Google Drive™, Microsoft® OneDrive® for Business, Dropbox®, Amazon® Drive, Yandex® Disk, Box®, hubiC® and Amazon® S3/OpenStack Swift/WebDAV compatible services. Hybrid Backup Sync supports multi-version backup, flexible job scheduling, file compression to save storage space, and more.
6th Genertion 14nm Intel® Core™ i5-6442EQ 1.9 GHz Quad-core processor
Hardware Encryption Accleration
8GB DDR4 (2 x 4GB)
32GB (2 x 16GB)
2 x SODIMM DDR4
(For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4L modules.)
512MB DOM，installed QTS operating system
8 x 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSDs/HDDs (up to 9.5mm SSD/HDD support)
2 x Thunderbolt™ 2 high-speed port
2 x 10GbE 10GBASE-T LAN ports
2 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports
USB 3.1 Port
1 x Type-C + 1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps
USB 3.0 Port
1 x PCIe Gen3 (x8) + 1 x PCIe Gen3 (x4)
Both PCle slots are occupied by a Thunderbolt™ 2 card and a 10GbE adapter
1, max. resolution 3840 x 2160 @ 30Hz
3.5mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only)
3.5mm Line Out jacks (for amplifier or headphone amplifier)
Power/Status, USB Auto Copy, Reset
✓，supports QNAP RM-IR004 remote controls
Kensington security slot，console port
(H x W x D)
177 x 180 x 235 mm
6.97 x 7.09 x 9.25 inch
Net：3.97 kg (8.75lbs)
0 ~ 40˚C
5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb：27˚C
15.2 dB (A)
Refer to ISO 7779 ; Maximum HDD loaded ; Bystander Position ; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS
(with 8 x 1TB HDDs installed)
ATX 240W，Input：100V-240V ~ / 3.5A, 47Hz-63Hz
1 x 12cm (12V DC)
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
| Stock code || IBQ-882ST-i58|
| Brand || Qnap|
| Series || Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB2|
| Model || TVS-882ST2-i5-8G|
| Type || 8-Bay 2.5", RAID 0/1/5/6 (8GB RAM, Core i5) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 2|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 30/11/2016|
TVS-882ST2-i5-8G Spec Information
| Form factor / drive height || 180 x 235 x 177 mm|
| Platter size || 2.5"|
| Cache || 8GB|
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| Processor || Intel Core i5-6442EQ 1.9GHz Quad-core|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || ? 6000|
| Total Drives || 8|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:JBOD:|
| RAID Levels || Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
TVS-882ST2-i5-8G Spec Connections
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x4||Internal||1|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||8|
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x8||Internal||1|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||1|
|USB3||USB3.1 type A (host)||External||1|
| Speed/RPM || 6Gb/s SATA to 10 GbE Ethernet and Thunderbolt 2rpm|
| Colour || Black|
| Weight (kg) || 7kg|
| Weight (bare) || 3.97kg|
| Watts || 240W|
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