Powerful Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS boosts media collaboration between Mac and Windows users
Exclusively providing a Thunderbolt™/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, the TVS-1282T3 features four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to enable seamless collaboration between up to four Mac® and Windows® devices. Coupled with its higher bandwidth to smooth 4K video transfer and online editing, the TVS-1282T3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac® and Windows® users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. The TVS-1282T3 leverages 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and was designed around the concept of tiered storage, application-based partitioning and network traffic distribution, providing exceptional performance to fulfill critical tasks.
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
Four Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) ports and dual 10GbE network for on-the-fly video editing and rapid file sharing
Four available combinations with Mac/PC and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
Flexible storage expansion with QNAP storage expansion enclosures and Virtual JBOD (VJBOD)
Supports QRM+ unified remote server management, Q’center for centrally managing multiple QNAP NAS, virtual machine and container applications, and storage for virtualization
1. Requires MacOS Sierra 10.12.3 (or later) for using Thunderbolt connection on Mac.
2. Thunderbolt 3 reaches the maximum theoretical transfer rate of 40 Gigabits per second. Actual performance may vary due to hardware/software limitations and usage environment.
3. Thunderbolt 3 (40 Gbps) doubles its theoretical potential for speed when compared to Thunderbolt 2 (20 Gbps). This results in the TVS-1282T3’s file transfer speed increasing from 900 MB/s to 1,600 MB/s.
Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS, extraordinary performance
Featuring high-performance 7th Generation Intel® processors, the TVS-1282T3 provides three options powered an Intel® Core™ i5 quad-core processor with 16GB DDR4 RAM and Intel® Core™ i7 quad-core processor with 32GB/64GB DDR4 RAM, driving outstanding system performance for CPU-demanding applications. The TVS-1282T3 Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS not only features Thunderbolt™ 3 technology for faster data transfer but also has dual 10GbE ports giving you incredible flexibility for network connectivity. The Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-1282T3 are also compatible with USB Type-C cables/devices and supports 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2, allowing compatibility with newer, faster USB devices for transferring large-sized media files.
Note: Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows PC models.
Thunderbolt™ 3 certified cable
Next-generation Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers bi-directional 20Gbps speed. Use a certified Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gbps cable (with the Thunderbolt icon and “3”) and an SSD RAID5 configuration to enjoy the highest possible performance and the best storage allocation for your NAS.
Note: Please ensure your cable is Thunderbolt™ 3 certified.
Highly-efficient media collaboration for Mac and Windows
The TVS-1282T3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt™ 3-capable MacBook Pro®, and is backward-compatible with Mac Pro® and iMac® featuring Thunderbolt™ 2 via Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converter. The higher bandwidth is especially suited for creative professionals and enthusiasts from photographers, filmmakers to graphic designers who focus more on 4K or 3D workflows. The latest Final Cut Pro® X 10.3 adds support for SMB protocol, allowing you to easily store files in the TVS-1282T3 and share files with Windows®, and other devices using Thunderbolt™, 10GbE or 1GbE connection. Up to 4 Thunderbolt™ devices can connect to the TVS-1282T3 to process real-time video editing simultaneously without impacting NAS performance, while 4K videos can be directly displayed using the TVS-1282T3's HDMI output. Coupled with its large capacity potential, the TVS-1282T3 provides an ideal storage solution with unmatched performance for high-resolution file storage and I/O-intensive tasks to increase productivity in multi-workstation environments.
Advanced hardware for greater efficiency
High-performance hardware, well-designed application functionalities and thoroughly-planned usage scenarios alongside flexible expansion interface are distinctive cornerstones for realizing optimum performance and diverse applications.
1. 4 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. 7th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor
The latest 14nm manufacturing technology with faster buses supports DDR4, PCIe Gen.3, and DMI 3.0 to provide higher performance and more efficient data transmission than the previous generation.
6. 4 x Thunderbolt™ 3 connectors
Thunderbolt™ 3 provides up to 40 Gbps of bandwidth, allows USB Type-C devices, and supports USB 3.1 Gen2 for up to 10 Gb/s transfer speeds.
7. 2 x 10GBase-T network ports
Allows optimized network traffic distribution with the other four Gigabit Ethernet ports for diverse applications.
8. 4 x Gigabit Ethernet ports
Allows optimized network traffic distribution with the other two 10GbE ports for diverse applications. The Network & Virtual Switch app makes network management much easier.
9. 3 x HDMI outputs
Three HDMI ports support duplicated and extended desktop options.
10. Compartmentalized smart cooling
Separately detects the CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speed and performs quieter fan operations.
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-1282T3 provides 4 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-1282T3 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.
Perfect storage trio: tiered storage, application-based partitioning & network traffic distribution
The advanced hardware design of TVS-1282T3 can facilitate optimized storage deployment based on different usage scenarios.
QNAP's Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-1282T3 with Auto Tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSD, SSD and SATA drives. With Auto Tiering, the TVS-1282T3 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-1282T3 an extremely efficient shared resource. Qtier now supports “On Demand Allocation Priority”, providing customizable flexibility to arrange tiered storage suited for your system environments and application demands.
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-1282T3 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 GbE ports and two 10GbE ports, the TVS-1282T3 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-1282T3, 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.
4K HDMI output with a free remote control for an excellent audiovisual experience
The TVS-1282T3 comes with three HDMI ports (4K 30hz output) for using three monitors in either "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration*. You can connect the TVS-1282T3 to a HDTV or A/V receiver and use the media player in HybridDesk Station (HD Station) to enjoy rich media content and 4K videos. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data. Besides using the bundled remote control, you can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app to control HD Station.
Access 10GbE networks over Thunderbolt with Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E)
As Apple® computers do not natively support 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Mac® users previously needed to purchase a Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter to connect to high-speed Ethernet networks. The innovative Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) allows computers without Ethernet ports (such as MacBook Pro®) to access 10GbE network resources over a Thunderbolt™ connection to the TVS-1282T3. This saves users from having to buy adapters or converters and greatly streamlines the connectivity process.
Note: T2E transmission speed may be affected when using a virtual switch. QNAP aims to continue improving and optimizing T2E performance.
Thunderbolt™ 3/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution
The TVS-1282T3 can simultaneously run general Ethernet services in addition to the Thunderbolt™ 3 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference. As an unmatched NAS that combines Thunderbolt™, NAS and iSCSI SAN into one box, the TVS-1282T3 prevents the restriction of DAS connecting to only one device, and breaks the cost barrier for creating 10GbE high-speed network environments.
Thunderbolt™ NAS mode
You can directly access files on the TVS-1282T3 on a file-based level. Simply attach your computer to the TVS-1282T3 with a Thunderbolt™ 3 cable, and you will find the TVS-1282T3 in Finder/File Explorer with accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.
Ethernet NAS mode
The TVS-1282T3 also features Ethernet networking for flexible file sharing across multiple devices simultaneously using SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS for sharing across Windows®, Mac® and Linux®/UNIX® networks. Use Qfinder Pro to find the TVS-1282T3 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-1282T3 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-1282T3, 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 four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-1282T3, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the TVS-1282T3 and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.
High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)
Attach three Mac® workstations to the TVS-1282T3 via Thunderbolt™ 3 ports for online video editing, while the remaining Thunderbolt™ 3 port is used for storage expansion by connecting up to six NAS expansion enclosures (TX-500P / TX-800P). You can also take advantage of the built-in 10GbE LAN card for multi-device file sharing over a 10GbE network at the same time.
Optimal collaboration (Mac+Mac)
When using multiple workstations to work together to speed up a project, you can connect each workstation separately to the Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-1282T3 to enjoy simultaneous, speedy 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 TVS-1282T3 units to the original TVS-1282T3 and arrange each NAS for dedicated workflow stages, while the other Thunderbolt™ 3 ports are connected to the workstations for smoothly accessing large-sized video files. Meanwhile, each TVS-1282T3 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-1282T3 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-1282T3 through Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to enjoy up to 560 TB total storage capacity, and share files via 10GbE network.
TVS-1282T3-i5-16G: Intel® Core™ i5-7500 3.4 GHz quad-core processor
TVS-1282T3-i7-32G: Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.6 GHz quad-core processor
TVS-1282T3-i7-64G: Intel® Core™ i7-7700 3.6 GHz quad-core processor
TVS-1282T3-i5-16G： Total DIMM slots: 4
System memory: 16 GB DDR4 RAM
Memory modules pre-installed: 8 GB x2
Maximum memory: 64 GB (16 GB x4)
TVS-1282T3-i7-32G： Total DIMM slots: 4
System memory: 32 GB DDR4 RAM
Memory modules pre-installed: 8 GB x4
Maximum memory: 64 GB (16 GB x4)
TVS-1282T3-i7-64G： Total DIMM slots: 4
System memory: 64 GB DDR4 RAM
Memory modules pre-installed: 16 GB x4
2 x M.2 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
1. The M.2 SSD is not included as standard.
2. 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.
Hard Drive Tray
4 x 2.5" SSD
8 x 2.5"/3.5" hard drive or SSD
SATA 6Gbps/3Gbps; Hot-swappable
4 x Thunderbolt™ 3 high-speed port
1 x USB 3.0 port (Front)
4 x USB 3.0 port (Rear)
2 x 10GBase-T port
4 x GbE port
Audio In: 2 x 6.3mm MIC In
2 x built-in speaker, 1 x 3.5mm Line-out jack
Note: Only one of the above audio output ports can work at a time. If a speaker is connected, the sound will output through the speaker.
System status, 2.5" SSD, M.2 SSD, 3.5" HDD
System: Power button, Reset button, USB one-touch-backup button
234.6 x 369.9 x 319.8 mm
9.23 x 14.56 x 12.59 inch
Net (NAS only): 11.55kg/ 25.46 lb
Gross (with packing and accessories): 13.65 kg/ 30.09 lb
Sound Level (dB)*
Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 21.6 dB
(with 8 x Seagate ST2000VN000-1HJ164 hard drive installed)
5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C
Input: 100-240V~, 3-1.5A, 60-50Hz; Output: 250W
3 (1* PCIe Gen3 x8; 2* PCIe Gen3 x4)
Note: Three PCle slots are occupied by two Thunderbolt™ 3 cards and a 10GbE adapter.
System: 3 x 8 cm cooling fan
CPU: 2 x 9 cm fan
* Testing Environment:
Refer to ISO 7779 ; Maximum HDD loaded ; Bystander Position ; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS
TVS-1282T3-i5-16G Spec Information
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 234.6 x 369.9 x 319.8 mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| RAM/Cache || 16GB|
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| Processor || Intel® Core™ i5-7500 3.4 GHz quad-core|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || 7807|
| Total Drives || 8|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 4|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:JBOD:|
| RAID Levels || Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
TVS-1282T3-i5-16G Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||4|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||8|
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x8||Internal||1|
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x4||Internal||2|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||5|
| Speed/RPM || 6Gb/s SATA to 10 GbE Ethernet and Thunderbolt 3rpm|
| Colour || Black|
| Weight (kg) || 13.65kg|
| Weight (bare) || 11.55kg|
| Watts || 250W|
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