A powerful business NAS with an AMD RX-421BD quad-core APU, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, and supports dual PCIe slots, USB QuickAccess and HDMI 4K output.
The TVS-473e is powered by a high-end AMD R-Series APU that incorporates an exceptional CPU with AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics performance, delivering a high-performance and energy-efficient NAS solution. Built with a state-of-the-art metal design and topped off with a stylish gold finish, the highly-capable TVS-473e provides PCIe expandability, the unique USB QuickAccess port, HDMI 4K@ 30Hz output, and 4K H.264 video decoding and encoding acceleration for an optimum audiovisual experience.
Integrated Radeon™ R7 GPU for 4K video playback.
Two PCIe slots support 10GbE adapters, QM2 cards, USB 3.1 10Gbps cards, or wireless network cards.
Use the NAS as a PC by attaching a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display.
Qtier™ auto-tiering technology and SSD caching enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency.
Scalable storage supporting virtualization, containerized apps, centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery.
RAID 50/60 is recommended for NAS with over 10 disks to strike a balance between capacity, protection, and performance.
AMD Embedded R-Series SoC built for speed
AMD Embedded R-Series SoC uses "Excavator" x86 CPU cores, and supports AMD Radeon™ 3rd-generation GCN and DDR4. The AMD RX-421BD APU, featuring an integrated Radeon™ R7 series Graphics Processing Unit, provides the TVS-473e with the high-end model of the AMD R-Series family. The TVS-473e also provides two PCIe Gen3 x4 expansion slots for boosting the potential for 10GbE network performance.
AMD R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM
Equipped with a next-gen AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz APU (Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz) with up to 64GB dual channel DDR4 RAM, the TVS-473e enables lightning-fast multi-tasking with low power consumption for up to 1106 MB/s throughput with a 10GbE configuration. With a hardware-accelerated encryption engine with AES-NI, the TVS-473e also provides unmatched encryption performance in its class (up to 1091 MB/s with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption) to boost system performance, security, and ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the NAS.
Expands NAS potential with dual PCIe slots
The TVS-473e features a pair of PCIe (Gen3 x4) slots, allowing for installing optional single/dual-port 10GbE NICs to accelerate applications that demand higher bandwidth such as virtualization, media workflows, and backup/restoration tasks for an ever-growing amount of data; or a USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s) expansion card for transferring large media files to and from USB storage. You can also insert QM2 cards or wireless network cards to extend NAS functionality.
Greater efficiency with SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity
The TVS-473e supports the innovative QM2 PCIe card that allows for adding up to two M.2 SSDs. You can configure SSD caching, or create a RAID 5 tiered storage along with the two M.2 SSDs in the NAS*. As these M.2 SSDs will not occupy any 3.5-inch drive bays, the QM2 card allows you to maximize both your storage capacity and performance. There are also QM2 cards that include 10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity to provide SSD caching with high-speed network connectivity on a single card.
SSD cache with Qtier™ optimization for around-the-clock acceleration
The TVS-473e features SSD caching, and also supports optional M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is perfect for improving the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization. QNAP’s Qtier™ Technology empowers the TVS-473e with auto tiering that further helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSD, 2.5-inch SSD, and high-capacity SATA drives with around-the-clock acceleration. The new 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 SSD.
Easy installation and direct access to files with USB QuickAccess
With its innovative USB QuickAccess port, the TVS-473e eliminates the complications of first-time NAS installation and provides direct access to files stored on the TVS-473e - all without needing network connectivity. Simply use a compatible cable* to connect the TVS-473e to a PC or Mac device, and use Qfinder Pro** to configure it. It is just that easy. You can also assign access rights to users for different folders to prevent unauthorized access to important files.
Superior 4K video transcoding and dual 4K HDMI output
The TVS-473e features AMD 3rd Gen GCN architecture with breakthrough GPU performance to support 4K H.264 video decoding and stunning 4K UHD display. It delivers superior real-time 4K and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. The TVS-473e offers dual HDMI output that support "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configurations. You can connect the NAS to a HDTV or A/V receiver and use the media player in HybridDesk Station (HD Station) with the QNAP remote control (sold separately) or Qremote mobile app to enjoy rich media content and 4K @30Hz videos with the best audiovisual experience.
Block-based iSCSI LUN: Ideal choice for virtualization storage
The TVS-473e supports block-based iSCSI LUN, and supports VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2012 R2, providing high-performance, reliable and affordable storage solution for virtualization environments. The TVS-473e 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 operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications. Moreover, using the iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol with a compatible 10GbE NIC helps boost data transfer performance of the TVS-473e as VMware® ESXi storage, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.
TVS-473e-8GCPUProcessor: AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz processor, Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz
Graphics: Embedded Radeon™ R7 graphics processor
Encryption Engine: AES-NISystem MemoryTVS-473e-4G - 4 GB DDR4 (2 x 2 GB)
TVS-473e-8G - 8 GB DDR4 (4 x 2 GB)Maximum Memory64 GB (4 x 16 GB)Memory Slot4 x SODIMM DDR4
(For dual- or quad-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.)Flash Memory512MB DOMDrive Bay4 x SATA 6 GbpsDrive Compatibility• 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
• 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
• 2.5-inch SATA solid state drivesM.2 SSD Slot2 x M.2 2260/2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs
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.SSD Cache Acceleration Support• Drive bays 1 to 4
• M.2 slots 1 to 2
• Optional: SSD using PCIe expansion slotHot-swappableYes
The following are not hot-swappable: M.2 SSDs, SSD cache drives, SSDs using PCIe expansion slots.Gigabit Ethernet Port4 x RJ45USB QuickAccess PortUSB Micro-BPCIe Slot2 x PCIe 3.0 x4
Note: Support 10GbE LAN card, USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s) expansion card, QM2 card, or PCIe wireless network card.USB Port4 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1; Back: 3)HDMI Output2 x HDMI 1.4b (up to 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30 Hz)Audio• 2 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jacks
• 1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
• 2 x speakers
Note: You cannot use the speakers and the line-out jack simultaneously.Display PanelMonochrome backlit LCD display with Enter and Select buttonsUSB One Touch CopyFront: USB 3.0IR sensorQNAP RM-IR004 remote control (MCE compatible)Form FactorTowerDimensions (H x W x D)188.2 x 199.3 x 279.6 mm
7.41 x 7.85 x 11.01 inchNet Weight4.9 kg (10.80 lbs)Power Supply UnitATX 250W, 100-240V AC, 50/60HzFanSystem: 1 x 120 mm
CPU: 1 x 60 mmOperating Temperature & Relative Humidity0 ~ 40˚C ( 32˚F ~ 104˚F ), 5 ~ 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)Security SlotKensington security slotNote: 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-473E-32C|
| Brand || Qnap|
| Series || Desktop NAS|
| Model || TVS-473e-32G|
| Type || 4-Bay RAID (32GB RAM)|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 06/02/2020|
TVS-473e-32G Spec Information
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 279.6 mm x 199.3 x 188.2 mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| RAM/Cache || 32GB|
| Guarantee || 2yr|
| Processor || AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz, burst up to 3.4 GHz|
| CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) || ? 3048|
| Total Drives || 4|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 4|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:JBOD:|
| RAID Levels || Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
TVS-473e-32G Spec Connections
|USB3||USB3.0 type A (host)||External||4|
|PCIe||PCIe v3 x4||Internal||2|
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||4|
| Speed/RPM || 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
| Weight (kg) || 7kg|
| Weight (bare) || 4.9kg|
| Colour || Gold|
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Qnap Desktop NAS TVS 473e 32G reviews
What is the maximum storage TVS-473e-32G NAS can handle?
24/10/2020 | Guest
It is better to ask SPAN for free compatibility checks. But as today you could fill it with 4X 18TB Seagate Ironwolf. This would give you a total raw storage of 72TB
Can I use any drives with this NAS?
23/10/2020 | Guest
Yes, but we would recommend to use WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf. They consume less energy and generate less vibration and noise.
Can I add a 2TB HDD and a 2nd one later with RAID1?
22/10/2020 | Guest
Yes, you can migrate from Basic single disk to RAID 1
Can I upgrade the RAM on this NAS?
21/10/2020 | Guest
Looking at the specs, this NAS should allow RAM upgrade. Ask SPAN.COM for free compatibility checks.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price for TVS-473e-32G?Link to a TVS-473e-32G review page Is this enclosure suitable for a SSD - such as Samsung EVO SATA III SSD
20/10/2020 | Guest
Yes, it will work with Samsung, WD or Seagate SSD. In fact this will improve the internal speed and make apps run faster.
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