Breakthrough performance and outstanding connectivity with 10GbE, Thunderbolt 3, and M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slots
Powered by an 8th generation Intel® Core™ processor, the high-performance TVS-872XT NAS features both 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt™ 3 high-bandwidth connectivity for tackling heavy workloads and smoothly transferring, displaying and editing 4K videos in real-time. With M.2 SSD support and the ability to install a graphics card, the TVS-872XT provides the ability to boost performance and create a scalable working environment for collaboration and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-872XT is driven by high-quality hardware that delivers optimum performance, comprehensive multimedia features, expandable storage capacity, and numerous other NAS functionalities to inspire greater creativity and accomplishments!
High-speed Thunderbolt™ 3 with SMB protocol, allowing Mac® and Windows® users to collaborate on media editing.
5-speed 10GBASE-T RJ45 connectivity accelerates virtualization applications and file sharing across teams and devices.
PCIe expandability allows the use of an entry-level graphics card to accelerate NAS video processing and GPU computing.
Install M.2 PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSDs (sold separately) to set up caching or storage pools, improving file access efficiency.
4K media playback and real-time transcoding; directly view creative works on an HDTV via HDMI 2.0 (4K @60Hz) output.
Snapshots fully record system status and data, allowing you to protect files and data from accidental deletion and malware attacks.
Intel® Core™ i5 8400T 6-core 1.7 GHz processor (burst up to 3.3 GHz), 16 GB RAM (8 GB x2)
Fast and flexible Thunderbolt™ 3 and 10GBASE-T connectivity
The TVS-872XT adopts the powerful 8th generation Intel® Core™ i5 8400T 6-core 1.7 GHz processor (burst up to 3.3 GHz) with 16 GB dual-channel DDR4 memory (upgradable to 32 GB) to deliver outstanding performance. It provides two Gigabit and one 5-speed 10GBASE-T port (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M), supports SATA 6Gb/s drives, and features AES-NI encryption for delivering high performance while also maintaining the security of your data. You can also connect USB Type-C devices through the Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to transfer large media files across devices, providing you with a more efficient workflow.
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.
Extend NAS functionality with a graphics card and other PCIe devices
The TVS-872XT features two PCIe Gen 3 slots (the first slot is pre-installed with a Thunderbolt™ 3 card) that allow for the usage of various expansion cards to expand application potential.
Accelerate NAS video processing and empower GPGPU tasks. GPUs can also be passed-through to virtual machines.
QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE cards
Add M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity to the NAS for optimized performance and bandwidth.
10GbE/ 40GbE adapters
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration.
Wireless network cards
Use the QNAP QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter with WirelessAP Station to transform the TVS-872XT into a convenient wireless base station, allowing network resources of the NAS to be shared with multiple devices.
Obtain performance benefits from M.2 SSD caching
Besides using 2.5-inch SSDs for caching, you can utilize the two M.2 SSD slots built in to the TVS-872XT for installing PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSDs with 2280 form factors (M.2 SSDs are sold separately).
Improve random data access speeds with an SSD cache
SSD caches accelerate IOPS performance and reduce latency for storage volumes. They are perfect for IOPS-demanding applications (including databases and virtualization) and can significantly improve overall workflows.
Maximize the value of SSDs with Qtier Technology
Qtier™ Technology empowers the TVS-872XT with auto tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency by automatically moving data between M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs, and high-capacity HDDs based on the data's access frequency. Qtier™ 2.0 features IO-awareness that empowers SSD-tiered storage with a cache-like reserved space to handle burst I/O in real time, greatly maximizing the advantages of SSDs.
Potentially attain performance and endurance levels similar to enterprise-grade SSDs
With SSD prices continuing to become more affordable, there's never been a better time for using SSDs in your NAS to enjoy higher performance, faster file backups, smoother multimedia experiences, and optimized virtualization applications. From QTS 4.3.5 you can benefit from software-defined SSD RAID extra over-provisioning (OP) that enables you to allocate additional OP space (from 1% to 60%) to optimize random write speeds and to extend SSD lifespan. Now you can use affordable consumer SSDs for the TVS-872XT, adjust the SSD OP, and potentially attain performance and endurance levels similar to enterprise-grade SSDs.
Flexibly manage virtual and physical networks
The Network & Virtual Switch app manages physical network interfaces (including network adapters and Thunderbolt™ ports) and virtual adapters (virtual machines and containers) and their communications, providing a visualized topology that clearly presents the connections of physical and virtual networks. The flexible manageability enables you to reorganize physical and virtual network connections with greater ease, so you can allocate adequate network resources to the TVS-872XT, virtual machines and containers whenever needed.
Collaboration station for Mac and Windows
The TVS-872XT is the perfect match for Thunderbolt™-equipped Mac® and Windows® users - especially for photographers, filmmakers, and graphic designers who require 4K media storage, instant sharing and have bandwidth-intensive workflows. Up to 2 Thunderbolt™ devices can be connected to the TVS-872XT to process real-time photo and audio editing simultaneously without impacting system performance. As Final Cut Pro® X 10.3 (and later) supports file sharing via SMB, Windows® users and other devices utilizing Thunderbolt™ 3, 10GbE or GbE connections can join the editing workflow more efficiently.
Note: Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt™ 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows PC models.
The best storage solution for the 10GbE-equipped iMac Pro
The iMac Pro® is the first Mac® computer that includes a 10Gb Ethernet port, marking a milestone in the growing mainstream demands for 10GbE connectivity. As the TVS-872XT comes with both 10GbE and Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, it provides an exceptional storage base for iMac Pro® users as they can flexibly choose between Thunderbolt™ 3 and 10GbE connections to suit their application and device needs.
Create a seamless 10GbE environment for both Mac and Windows users
QNAP provides various budget-friendly solutions to help upgrade your network environment to 10GbE. No matter if your team members use Mac® or Windows® computers, they can enjoy blazing-fast transfer speeds and simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (ideal for video editing and multimedia).
QNA-T310G1T / QNA-T310G1S
The Thunderbolt™ 3 to 10GbE adapter empowers your Mac® or Windows® computers with blazing-fast 10GbE network connectivity using a Thunderbolt 3 type-C port.
The 10GbE PCIe network adapter can be installed in Windows®/Linux® computers to add 10GbE connectivity.
The 12-port 10GbE 10GbE/NBASE-T™ unmanaged switch allows faster speeds using existing cables.
Ultimate visual experience with 4K HDMI output
The TVS-872XT has an HDMI 2.0 port which supports 4K (3840 x 2160) 60Hz output, providing great benefits for applications like video production/editing, industrial design and professional photography that demand on-image resolution and color realism as well as intensive media storage, transfer and display. By connecting the TVS-872XT to a HDTV via the HDMI output, you can directly view multimedia content saved on the NAS on a bigger screen. You can also download and install versatile multimedia apps from Ubuntu® Software Center through QNAP Linux Station. QNAP's HD Station also allows users to directly enjoy multimedia using the HD Player or third-party players such as Plex® Home Theater.
Real-time transcoding for an excellent cross-device media experience
Featuring advanced Intel® UHD Graphics 630, the TVS-872XT supports triple-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices*.
*The TVS-872XT’s hardware provides H.264 hardware decoding, encoding and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
Complete backup planning
The TVS-872XT provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.
Windows and Mac backup
Use the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up/restore files from Windows® computers. Time Machine® is fully supported for backing up Mac® computers.
Hybrid Backup Sync
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.
Snapshots for Volume & LUN
Snapshots are essential for NAS data protection, and their block-level feature makes them a dependable method for protecting data in the face of the growing threat of ransomware. The TVS-872XT supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1,024 snapshots per NAS.
With high performance, potentially huge storage capacities, integrated virtualization solutions, and support for snapshots that record the state of the system at any time, the TVS-872XT are perfect for backing up virtual machines.
Optimized collaboration with seamless file sharing and sync
The TVS-872XT centrally stores data and files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® networks. Coupled with Qsync (a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization) any file uploaded to the TVS-872XT will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. You can sync shared folders and team folders for group file sharing to enhance the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. Files can be centrally managed using File Station, including files from mobile devices and optical disc drives. File Station also allows you to mount a remote NAS, and transfer files between your NAS and public cloud services for greater convenience.
All-in-one server to host virtual machines and containers
Virtualization Station and Container Station jointly introduce a hybrid approach to virtualization. No matter your virtualization needs, you can count on QNAP for complete virtualization support.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Android™ virtual machines and access them via a web browser or VNC (Virtual Network Computing). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, and download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import/export containers, and create abundant microservices.
More Productivity Applications
A popular web automation service for combining QNAP NAS and mobile devices/apps to customize NAS applets.
Centrally manage and switch between different email accounts, back up emails to the NAS, and safeguard email security and personal privacy.
Enable remote access through NAS browsers to access local LAN resources without requiring complex VPN settings.
Turns your NAS into a multimedia hub for streaming photos, music and videos to different devices in different rooms.
A full-text search engine that helps quickly find specific images, music, videos, documents, and emails by using keywords and search conditions.
Live Broadcasting through QNAP NAS, while also streaming to public clouds. The footage is saved directly to the NAS for later playback.
Flexible and economical storage expansion
QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your QNAP NAS can grow with your business.
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Connect up to 6 TX-800P or TX-500P Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosures.*
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to 8 QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TVS-872XT.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
*A Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt™ 2 Adapter is required for connecting Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosures.
Intel® Core™ i5-8400T 6-core 1.7 GHz processor, burst up to 3.3 GHz
Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 630
16 GB SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 8 GB)
32 GB ( 2 x 16 GB)
2 x SO-DIMM DDR4
(For dual- or quad-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.)
4 GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Hot-swappable 8 x 3.5-inch SATA 6 Gbps bays
• 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
• 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
• 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
M.2 SSD Slot
2 x M.2 2280 PCIe (Gen3 x2) NVMe slots
2 x Thunderbolt™ 3 ports
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port
1 x 10GBASE-T RJ45, supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M
Note: Please use CAT6a or CAT 7 LAN cables (sold separately) to achieve 10GbE speed
Gigabit Ethernet Port
2 x RJ45
Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x16 (CPU)
Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x4 (PCH)
Note: Slot 1 is pre-installed with a Thunderbolt 3 adapter
1 x USB 3.0
2 x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 5V/3A 10Gbps
2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 5V/1A 10Gbps
1 x HDMI 2.0, up to 3840 x 2160, @60Hz
• 1 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack
• 1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
• 1 x speaker
Note: You cannot use the speakers and the line-out jack simultaneously.
, supports QNAP RM-IR004 remote control
HDD 1-8, Status, LAN, USB port, M.2 port
Power, Reset, USB One-touch-copy
Dimensions (H x W x D)
188.2 x 329.3 x 279.6 mm
7.4 x 12.9 x 11 inch
Net: 7.06 kg (15.56 lbs)
Gross: 9.19 kg (20.26 lbs)
Power Supply Unit
Power Consumption (W)
HDD standby: 41.47 W
In operation: 65.03 W
(with WD10EFRX drives fully populated)
System: 2 x 12cm fan (12V DC)
CPU: 2 x 6cm blower fan
Sound pressure (LpAm): 24.2 dB(A)
Voice prompts or Buzzer
Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity
0 ~ 40˚C ( 32˚F ~ 104˚F ), 5 ~ 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Kensington security slot
Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications. Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting.
* Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
| Stock code || IBQ-872XT-i516|
| Brand || Qnap|
| Series || Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3|
| Model || TVS-872XT-i5-16G|
| Type || 8-Bay RAID (16GB RAM, Core i5) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3|
| UPC || 885022016471|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 25/09/2018|
TVS-872XT-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® CoreTM i5-8400T six-core 1.7 GHz|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || 7802|
| Total Drives || 8|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 8|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:JBOD:|
| RAID Levels || Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
TVS-872XT-i5-16G Spec Connections
|Thunderbolt3||Thunderbolt type C||External||2|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||8|
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x4||Internal||1|
|USB3||USB3.1 gen2 type C||External||2|
|USB3||USB3.1 gen2 type A||External||2|
| Speed/RPM || 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet and Thunderbolt 3rpm|
| Weight (kg) || 9.19kg|
| Weight (bare) || 7.06kg|
| External Length (mm) || 508cm|
| External Width (mm) || 406cm|
| External Height (mm) || 406cm|
| Colour || Black|
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