8-bay High-performance Thunderbolt™ 2 Turbo vNAS for a DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution
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The QNAP TVS-871T is the world's first Thunderbolt DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution. With the incredible power of Thunderbolt 2 to double the speed potential to 20 Gbps, simultaneous 4K video transfer and display is enabled with considerable cost effectiveness. It's also a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. Incorporating reliability and security, the TVS-871T delivers the highest transfer rates ever as storage with persistent throughput, and provides a complete business-ready storage solution to build a reliable private cloud.
- Thunderbolt 2 and 10GbE dual network for 4K video playback and on-the-fly editing
- Consolidated storage solution with direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI-SAN
- Scalable up to 448TB with Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures TX-800P / TX-500P
- 4 available combinations with Macs and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
- Tiered storage architecture and SSD caching for optimal storage utilization
- Supports QvPC Technology, running virtual machines, storage virtualization and full NAS encryption
Extraordinary. The first ever Thunderbolt 2 NAS.
QNAP TVS-871T is the world's first Thunderbolt 2 NAS and offers a comprehensive DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN multi-mode storage solution in a compact form factor. Powered by a high-performance Intel® Haswell processor with options including Core™ i5 and Core™ i7, the TVS-871T not only features Thunderbolt 2 technology but also has dual 10GbE ports built-in giving you incredible flexibility to deliver incredible performance.
Note: Thunderbolt cable is not included in packaging. Users have to purchase Thunderbolt cable separately.
Thunderbolt/Ethernet dual network
The Thunderbolt 2 protocol uses industry standard networking technologies meaning the high-speed transmission over your Thunderbolt 2 cable is able to run all network services (such as file sharing, FTP and other services). The TVS-871T can also simultaneously run general Ethernet services in addition to the Thunderbolt 2 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference. You can flexibly allocate proper bandwidth for different concurrent tasks.
Pioneering DAS/NAS/ iSCSI-SAN triple solution
The TVS-871T is an unmatched Thunderbolt 2 NAS that combines DAS, NAS and iSCSI-SAN into one box. It prevents the restriction of DAS connecting to only one device, and breaks the cost barrier for constructing 10GbE high-speed network environments. The TVS-871T Thunderbolt 2 NAS dramatically redefines the private cloud, combining the best of DAS and NAS.
DAS file-based mode
You can directly access files on the TVS-871T on a file-based level. Simply attach your Mac computer to the TVS-871T with the Thunderbolt 2 cable, and you will find the TVS-871T in Finder with accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.
Tips: What is DAS file-based mode and block-based mode?
The block-based and file-based DAS are all directly attached to the host (e.g. Mac Pro) via Thunderbolt 2 cable. When connecting a block-based DAS to the host, the host will identify the block-based DAS as a disk and the host will find many shared folders after connecting to the file-based mode DAS. The shared folders in the file-based DAS can be mounted in multiple hosts for real time sharing.
Thunderbolt/Ethernet NAS mode
The TVS-871T features Thunderbolt & 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 to find the TVS-871T attached to your computer, and you can find Thunderbolt IP and Ethernet IP for file sharing based on your needs.
iSCSI SAN block-based mode
The TVS-871T supports iSCSI SAN configuration, while the Thunderbolt interface can contributes a lot to iSCSI SAN storage performance. After creating an iSCSI target on the TVS-871T, 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
Seamless storage expansion
The TVS-871T supports capacity expansion by connecting up to six Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the TVS-871T's storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.
The maximum raw storage capacity available by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure:
|Turbo NAS Model||RAID Expansion Enclosure||No. of RAID Expansion Enclosure||Total HDD No. (NAS + Enclosure)||Max. Raw Capacity (TB)*|
*The maximum capacity is calculated by using 8TB HDDs.
Flexibly attach, share, and expand in 4 ways
With two Thunderbolt 2 ports available on the TVS-871T, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the TVS-871T and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.
High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)
Attach one Mac workstation to the TVS-871T via Thunderbolt 2 port 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) for maximum 448 TB in total storage capacity.
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, then you can connect each workstation separately to the Thunderbolt 2 ports on the TVS-871T. 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 units of TVS-871T to the original TVS-871T 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-871T 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-871T 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-871T through Thunderbolt 2 ports to enjoy up to 448 TB total storage, and share files via 10GbE network flexibly.
Matching for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users
The TVS-871T is a perfect match for Thunderbolt 2-capable Macs like Mac Pro®, MacBook Pro® and iMac®, perfectly for creative professionals and enthusiasts from photographers, filmmakers to graphic designers who focus more on 4K or 3D workflows. Up to 2 Thunderbolt devices can connect to the TVS-871T to process real-time video editing simultaneously without sacrificing the TVS-871T's performance, while 4K videos can be directly displayed on a 4K monitor through HDMI from the TVS-871T. Coupled with its large capacity, the TVS-871T provides an ideal storage solution, is hot-pluggable and easy to move between your Mac computers, and provides unmatched performance for high-resolution file storage and I/O-intensive tasks to increase your productivity.
*QNAP continues optimizing the NFS performance.
SSD cache acceleration
The TVS-871T supports using up to four SSDs for caching which can greatly boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes to increase operational efficiency. It is perfect for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization, and allows the best of both cost and performance by combining SSDs and HDDs.
A feature-rich NAS with QTS operating system
QTS - simple and powerful
The intuitive QTS features modern flat design to streamline loading times, and its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater operating efficiency.
4K video online transcoding & display
The TVS-871T allows you to smoothly play 4K videos on an HDTV with Kodi™ through HDMI without heavily consuming system resources. Featuring Intel® HD Graphics, the TVS-871T delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs.
Use your TVS-871T as a PC
QNAP's exclusive QvPC Technology allows you to operate the TVS-871T as a PC by plugging in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor. You can directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows®/Linux®/UNIX®/Android™ based VMs with the Virtualization Station, surf the web, enjoy 4K or 1080p videos with up to 7.1 channel audio with Kodi™, monitor surveillance live feeds with local display, and much more.
QNAP's full NAS encryption by volume-based technology effectively ensures data security by encrypting all of the files stored in the default shared folders on the TVS-871T. Besides AES 256-bit encryption for both volumes and shared folders, the TVS-871T also provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more.
Well-rounded backup & disaster recovery solutions
The TVS-871T offers flexible backup solutions for Windows and Mac users, volume/LUN snapshots, and disaster recovery solutions including RTRR, rsync and cloud storage backup (Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox® and Google Cloud Storage™) are also included.
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-871T will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices.
The TVS-871T has a built-in App Center that provides over 100 apps, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. You can freely install apps you need to expand your TVS-871T's functionality.
Additional SMB-ready features
The Turbo NAS supports FTP server to share large files, coming with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitations, number of connections, and write-only permission.
The Turbo NAS supports a Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on a single Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports RADIUS server which provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service.
The Turbo NAS supports VPN server which provides an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections.
The Turbo NAS supports Printer server to send remote printing request over the Internet (max. 3 USB printers), and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
The Thunderbolt™ 2 protocol uses Industry Standard networking technologies meaning the high-speed transmission over your Thunderbolt™ 2 cable is able to run all network services (such as le sharing, FTP and other services). The TVS-871T can also simultaneously run general Ethernet services in addition to the Thunderbolt™ 2 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference.
Direct-attached storage (DAS)
Plug & Play without IP settings Direct-attached NAS to PC or Mac Super-high speed access to your shared folders with Thunderbolt 2 connectivity.
Network-attached storage (vNAS)
Enjoy cross-platform access for high-speed backup and Ultra HD entertainment storage.
Native support for iSCSI-SAN connections for building high-speed storage networks.
Why QNAP Thunderbolt™ 2 vNAS?
Use the Thunderbolt™ 2 cable to connect your MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, iMac Retina 5K, or your Thunderbolt Display directly to your vNAS.
|TVS-871T||Other Thunderbolt™ JBOD|
|DAS||Access data with a directly attached Thunderbolt™ cable||File-based DAS||Block-based DAS|
|2 Macs or PCs can connect to a NAS and share data||Yes||No|
|Mac/Windows/Linux Cross platform sharing||Yes||No|
|NAS||Real time collaboration||Yes||No|
|Mac/Windows/Linux Cross platform sharing||Yes||No|
|Web, database, LDAP, VPN||Yes||No|
|iSCSI SAN||High speed block-based remote storage||Yes||No|
Key application scenarios
1. Highly expandable (vNAS+JBOD+JBOD)
- Sharing massive volumes of data via Ethernet in an enterprise network environment
- High bandwidth 10GbE networking
- Huge capacity Thunderbolt 2 JBOD expansion
2. Highly applicable (Mac+vNAS+JBOD)
- Sharing files among Mac, PC and mobile device
- The best price-performance ratio of all high-speed storage solutions for Mac users
- Super-fast transmission, cross-platform file sharing
- Enormous expansion capability with Thunderbolt 2 JBOD
3. High-speed sharing (Mac*2+vNAS)
- Two Macs or PC video editing collaboration
- High-speed transmission between Two Macs or PCs and a Turbo vNAS
4. Flexible traffic distribution (Mac+vNAS+vNAS+Mac)
- Large-scale collaboration in post-production video editing
- High-speed and dedicated network bandwidth between two Macs and a vNAS
- TVS-871T exible expansion capability (up to six TVS-871T)
|CPU||Quad-core Intel® Core™ i5-4590S 3.0GHz||Quad-core Intel® Core™ i7-4790S 3.2GHz|
|Floating Point Unit||Yes|
|Hardware Encryption Engine||Yes (AES-NI)|
|DRAM||System memory: 16 GB DDR3 RAM
Memory module pre-installed: 8 GB x2
Total memory slots: 2 SODIMM
|Flash Memory||512MB DOM|
|Thunderbolt 2 Ports||2 x Thunderbolt™ 2 high-speed ports|
|Hard Drive||8 x 3.5"or 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD
|Hard Disk Tray||8 x hot-swappable tray|
|LAN Port||2 x 10 Gigabit Ethernet port (10GBased-T)
4 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet port
|LED Indicators||Status, USB, LAN, HDDs|
|USB||3 x USB 3.0 port ( front: 1, rear: 2)
2 x USB 2.0 port (rear)
Support USB printer, pen drive, USB hub, and USB UPS etc.
|Buttons||Power, USB One-touch-copy backup, Reset|
|Alarm Buzzer||System warning|
|Dimensions||185.2 (H) x 298.2 (W) x 235.4 (D) mm
7.29 (H) x 11.74 (W) x 9.27 (D) inch
|Weight||7.83 kg/ 17.26 lbs (Net)
8.9 kg/ 19.62 lbs (Gross)
|Power Consumption (W)||HDD Standby: 45.43
In Operation: 82.06
(with 8 x WD WD20EFRX hard drive installed)
|HDD Standby: 45.37
In Operation: 82.51
(with 8 x WD WD20EFRX hard drive installed)
|Relative Humidity||5~95% non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C.|
Input: 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
|PCIe Slot||2 (1* PCIe Gen3 x8, 1* PCIe Gen2 x4)
Note: 2 PCle slots are occupied by a Thunderbolt 2 card and a 10GbE adapter
|Fan||2 x quiet cooling fan (12 cm, 12V DC)|
Access Right Management
Cloud Storage Backup
HD (HybridDesk) Station 3.0
iSCSI (IP SAN)
Server Virtualization & Clustering
Domain Authentication Integration
AirPlay & Chromecast
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
*SomeThe data encryption functions may not available in accordance with the legislative restrictions of some countries.
|Cable (Not included in packaging)|
|Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, 1m|
|Thunderbolt™ 2 cable, 2m|
Various handy utilities are available for you to work smartly with your Turbo NAS. These utilities help increase your productivity and make it absolutely easy with connecting the Turbo NAS, setting up the system, data backup and synchronization, downloading files, and so on.
Connect and set up NAS easily
Qfinder is a utility, available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, to quickly find and access the Turbo NAS over the LAN. Install the Finder on your computer, open it, and double click your Turbo NAS name, and the login page is ready for you.
If you're finding it difficult to connect your NAS to a Chromebook, Qfinder for Chrome allows you to quickly find & connect to the Turbo NAS over LAN. Just download Qfinder from the Chrome Web Store and enjoy easy access to your Turbo NAS now.
Easily access the NAS by Storage Plug & Connect
Windows version of Qfinder provides a convenient way to connect to the Turbo NAS and map a network drive or a virtual disk. By creating a shared folder on the Turbo NAS and mapping it as a network drive, you can use it as an additional drive and store files on it as it is a local drive of the computer.
NAS Connection by VPN
myQNAPcloud Connect helps you access the published services of the Turbo NAS quickly and securely on the Internet. myQNAPcloud Connect application is designed for Windows PC users. By installing the myQNAPcloud Connect, you will be able to connect to the Turbo NAS and easily manage files by drag-and-drop within the Windows Explorer.
Synchronize files anytime, anywhere
Qsync is a useful tool to synchronize files in multiple computers. It creates a specific “Qsync folder” in your devices that you can simply drop files in, and synchronizes the files to all your devices linked to the Turbo NAS.
Sync in multiple ways
Whenever you add, edit, delete or rename a file on one computer, the change applies to all others linked with the Turbo NAS, so you have exactly identical contents on all your devices.
It allows you to remove files on one computer without affecting the copies stored on others that are linked with the Turbo NAS. However, when someone updates the files you deleted from another computer, you can still retrieve them in the Qsync folder.
Advanced Selective Sync
With both Full Sync or Smart Sync options, you can choose to only sync specific sub-folders within the Qsync folder, useful if your computers have limited storage.
Share files and folders easily
Quickly share files with download links
You can create download links to share files with people, even if they don't have an account on the Turbo NAS. This greatly reduces the time in creating user account and password for users.
Share folders for collaboration
Your life is connected with different groups of people. You can create sub-folders within the Qsync folder, and share each with different groups of Turbo NAS users as a file exchange center. Everyone in the same sub-folder is always kept up-to-date with the latest version of the files.
QNAP NetBak Replicator
Backup data on PC
The QNAP NetBak Replicator, provided with any Turbo NAS unit free of charge, helps you easily back up files from Windows PC - entire disk drives, documents, pictures, music, videos, fonts, emails, and more - to the Turbo NAS. The operation is very simple. You can do the backup task in just a few clicks using NetBak Replicator by the setting of real-time synchronization, scheduled backup and auto-backup from multiple PCs to the Turbo NAS.
NetBak Replicator also supports backing up to a remote server via FTP and WebDAV through the Internet. Imagine that you can backup new photos whenever on vacation. Even you are away from home, the convenient backup supports your memories.
vsphere Client plug-in
Manage QNAP NAS within vSphere Client
The Turbo NAS supports vSphere Client Plug-in that allows managing VMware datastores on the Turbo NAS directly from the vSphere client console. In a large-scale server virtualization environment, management is centralized and straightforward. Administrators can easily control the status of the Turbo NAS and datastores and create additional datastores to multiple ESXi hosts in just a few clicks.
Note: The TS-x51 series doesn't support vSphere Client plug-in.
Q'center Virtual Appliance
Deploy Q'center as virtual appliance
Q'center is a powerful QNAP NAS management system. The Q'center Virtual Appliance can be easily deployed in Microsoft® Hyper-V™ or VMware® ESXi™ to increase its flexibility and connectivity for large storage environments.
Minimum requirements：108 GB free disk space, 1 GB memory and 4 virtual CPUs
Supported platforms: VMware ESXi (ESXi 5.0, ESXi 5.1, ESXi 5.5), VMware Fusion 7, VMware Workstation 11, Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V 3.0.
Use Q'center to monitor multiple NAS.
With Q'center, you can view the status and system information of multiple QNAP NAS units at the same time, inspect system resource usage, monitor disk/volume health and perform other management tasks. With these features, Q'center can better assist IT administrators and QNAP NAS users in system resource allocation and future capacity planning.
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Download the QNAP TVS-871T Series Datasheet (PDF).