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TVS-472XT

Breakthrough performance and outstanding connectivity with 10GbE, Thunderbolt™ 3, and M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slots

Powered by an 8th generation Intel® Pentium® Gold processor, the high-performance TVS-472XT 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-472XT provides the ability to boost performance and create a scalable working environment for collaboration and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-472XT 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 for graphics cards or 40GbE/ 25GbE/ 10GbE adapters to increase application performance.

 

• 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.

Fast and flexible Thunderbolt™ 3 and 10GBASE-T connectivity

The TVS-472XT adopts the powerful 8th generation Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400T dual-core 3.1 GHz processor with 4 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.

Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
10GbE Transfer
Test Environment:
NAS: TVS-472XT
OS:QTS 4.4.0
Volume type: RAID 5; 4 x SAMSUNG SSD 860 PRO 512GB
Client PC: Windows® 10 Pro, Intel® Core™ i7-6700 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM, QNAP LAN-10G2T-X550 NIC

Thunderbolt™ 3 Transfer
Test Environment:
NAS: TVS-472XT
OS:QTS 4.4.0
Volume type: RAID 5; 4 x SAMSUNG SSD 860 PRO 512GB
Mac-NB:
MacBook Pro® (15-inch, 2016), Intel® Core™ i7 2.9GHz CPU, macOS: 10.13.5 High Sierra, 16GB RAM
AJA System Test (Version 2.1) resolution 5120*2700 5K RED and 10bit YUV (1GB) codec

Extend NAS functionality with a graphics card and other PCIe devices

The TVS-472XT 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.

 

Graphics cards

• 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-472XT 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-472XT 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-472XT 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-472XT, adjust the SSD OP, and potentially attain performance and endurance levels similar to enterprise-grade SSDs.

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• QuDedup technology deduplicates data at the source, helping to reduce the time and storage space needed for backup.

VJBOD Cloud

• Seamlessly connect local storage with cloud object storage to easily backup local application data to the cloud.

CacheMount

• Enabling local caching on NAS for low-latency access to the connected cloud services.

QuMagie

• Integrated AI algorithm for auto photo organization and a powerful search tool for more intuitive and streamlined photo management.

Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment

Common Fibre Channel SAN (Storage Area Networks) devices are often expensive. Now you have more budge-friendly options to easily add your NAS to a SAN environment. Once a Marvell®, ATTO® or QNAP Fibre Channel card has been installed in the TVS-472XT, you can set a Fibre Channel Target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app, and leverage the many benefits from QNAP NAS including snapshot protection, Qtier™ tiering storage, SSD cache acceleration and more. In addition, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of security for your data.

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-472XT, virtual machines and containers whenever needed.

Collaboration station for Mac and Windows

The TVS-472XT 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-472XT 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.

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-472XT 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.

QXG-10G1T

• The 10GbE PCIe network adapter can be installed in Windows®/Linux® computers to add 10GbE connectivity.

QSW-1208-8C

• The 12-port 10GbE 10GbE/NBASE-T™ unmanaged switch allows faster speeds using existing cables.

Ultimate visual experience with 4K HDMI output

The TVS-472XT 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-472XT to an 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 610, the TVS-472XT 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*.

Complete backup planning

The TVS-472XT 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-472XT supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1,024 snapshots per NAS.

VM backup

• 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-472XT is perfect for backing up virtual machines.

Optimized collaboration with seamless file sharing and sync

The TVS-472XT 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-472XT 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

IFTTT Agent

• A popular web automation service for combining QNAP NAS and mobile devices/apps to customize NAS applets.

QmailAgent

• Centrally manage and switch between different email accounts, back up emails to the NAS, and safeguard email security and personal privacy.

Browser Station

• Enable remote access through NAS browsers to access local LAN resources without requiring complex VPN settings.

Cinema28

• Turns your NAS into a multimedia hub for streaming photos, music and videos to different devices in different rooms.

Qsirch

• A full-text search engine that helps quickly find specific images, music, videos, documents, and emails by using keywords and search conditions.

DJ2 Live

• 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.*

VJBOD

• 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-472XT.

Migrate to a New NAS

• Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.

Highly Recommended – Carmera Labs (UK) (2019/06/18)

• TVS-472XT

QNAP really has delivered the best of both Worlds with its Thunderbolts-NAS drives: you get the potential speed of a directly-connected SSD drive that’s quick enough to actually edit video from, but coupled with the benefits of a traditional NAS, including large shared storage pools, protection againist disk failure and automated online backup.

2019-06-18

Best NAS of CES 2019 – Videomaker (2019/01/10)

• TVS-472XT

The QNAP TVS-472XT is a four-bay NAS solution designed for content creators and media production. Thanks to its high transfer speeds, robust connectivity options and expandability, the TVS-472XT is our pick for Best NAS of CES 2019.

2019-01-10

 

Data Sheet (Hardware Specification):

TVS-472XT