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Description
TVS-473e

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-4G
TVS-473e-8G CPU Processor: AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz processor, Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz
Architecture: 64-bit
Graphics: Embedded Radeon™ R7 graphics processor
Encryption Engine: AES-NI System Memory TVS-473e-4G - 4 GB DDR4 (2 x 2 GB)
TVS-473e-8G - 8 GB DDR4 (2 x 4 GB) Maximum Memory 64 GB (4 x 16 GB) Memory Slot 4 x SODIMM DDR4
(For dual- or quad-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.) Flash Memory 512MB DOM Drive Bay 4 x SATA 6 Gbps Drive Compatibility • 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 2260/2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs
Note:
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 slot Hot-swappable Yes
The following are not hot-swappable: M.2 SSDs, SSD cache drives, SSDs using PCIe expansion slots. Gigabit Ethernet Port 4 x RJ45 USB QuickAccess Port USB Micro-B PCIe Slot 2 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 Port 4 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1; Back: 3) HDMI Output 2 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 Panel Monochrome backlit LCD display with Enter and Select buttons USB One Touch Copy Front: USB 3.0 IR sensor QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (MCE compatible) Form Factor Tower Dimensions (H x W x D) 188.2 x 199.3 x 279.6 mm
7.41 x 7.85 x 11.01 inch Net Weight 4.9 kg (10.80 lbs) Power Supply Unit ATX 250W, 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz Fan System: 1 x 120 mm
CPU: 1 x 60 mm Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity 0 ~ 40˚C ( 32˚F ~ 104˚F ), 5 ~ 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F) Security Slot 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.
Specifications
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General

Stock code IBQ-473E-8G
Brand Qnap
Series Desktop NAS
Model TVS-473e-8G
Type 4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (8GB RAM) + USB QuickAccess
ROHS Y
Date added 02/01/2018

TVS-473e-8G Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 279.6 mm x 199.3 x 188.2 mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Cache 8GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz, burst up to 3.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 4740
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-8G Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
PCIePCIe v3 x4Internal2
M.2M.2Internal2
USB3USB3.0 type A (host)External4
GraphicsHDMIExternal2
LANLANExternal4

Software

TVS-473e-8G Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Gold
Weight (kg) 7kg
Weight (bare) 4.9kg
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Qnap Desktop NAS TVS-473e-8G 4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (8GB RAM) + USB QuickAccess


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6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
8GB RAM
AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz, burst up to 3.4 GHz
2yr Warranty


TVS-473e

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-4G
TVS-473e-8G
CPU Processor: AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz processor, Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz
Architecture: 64-bit
Graphics: Embedded Radeon™ R7 graphics processor
Encryption Engine: AES-NI
System Memory TVS-473e-4G - 4 GB DDR4 (2 x 2 GB)
TVS-473e-8G - 8 GB DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)
Maximum Memory 64 GB (4 x 16 GB)
Memory Slot 4 x SODIMM DDR4
(For dual- or quad-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.)
Flash Memory 512MB DOM
Drive Bay 4 x SATA 6 Gbps
Drive Compatibility • 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 2260/2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs
Note:
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 slot
Hot-swappable Yes
The following are not hot-swappable: M.2 SSDs, SSD cache drives, SSDs using PCIe expansion slots.
Gigabit Ethernet Port 4 x RJ45
USB QuickAccess Port USB Micro-B
PCIe Slot 2 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 Port 4 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1; Back: 3)
HDMI Output 2 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 Panel Monochrome backlit LCD display with Enter and Select buttons
USB One Touch Copy Front: USB 3.0
IR sensor QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (MCE compatible)
Form Factor Tower
Dimensions (H x W x D) 188.2 x 199.3 x 279.6 mm
7.41 x 7.85 x 11.01 inch
Net Weight 4.9 kg (10.80 lbs)
Power Supply Unit ATX 250W, 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
Fan System: 1 x 120 mm
CPU: 1 x 60 mm
Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity 0 ~ 40˚C ( 32˚F ~ 104˚F ), 5 ~ 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Security Slot 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.



TVS-473e-8G Qtier
ComparisonQtierSSD CacheFull SSD
1.Available SSD Space Expandable as needed Limited by available memory* Expandable as needed
2.Price LowLowHigh
3.Applicable storage Volume/LUN Volume/LUN Volume/LUN
4.Data Migration Method ScheduledAutomatic-
5.Data migration Mechanism Moves data to different tiers depending on access frequencyReplicates frequently-accessed data to SSD storageAll data stored on SSDs
6.Application Scenarios Used for predictable I/O workloads such as file/web/email servers, application virtualization or video editing.Used for highly frequent data access environment such as application virtualization or video editing.Used for applications requiring fast/intensive I/O such as databases or virtualized environments.

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General

Stock code IBQ-473E-8G
Brand Qnap
Series Desktop NAS
Model TVS-473e-8G
Type 4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (8GB RAM) + USB QuickAccess
ROHS Y
Date added 02/01/2018

TVS-473e-8G Spec Information

Form factor / drive height 279.6 mm x 199.3 x 188.2 mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
Cache 8GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz, burst up to 3.4 GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 4740
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-8G Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
PCIePCIe v3 x4Internal2
M.2M.2Internal2
USB3USB3.0 type A (host)External4
GraphicsHDMIExternal2
LANLANExternal4

Software

TVS-473e-8G Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Gold
Weight (kg) 7kg
Weight (bare) 4.9kg
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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-451+-8G 4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (8GB RAM)
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Qnap Desktop NAS TVS-463-8G 4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (8GB RAM)
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16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
File Server
and more...


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


Thank you


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 



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