Wednesday, August 28th 2019

QNAP Launches Cost-Effective TVS-x72N Series NAS Featuring 5GbE, 2.5GbE Connectivity

QNAP Systems, Inc. today launched the new TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS series, powered by 8th Generation Intel Core i3 processors and features a 5GBASE-T port to deliver transfer speeds up to five times faster than Gigabit Ethernet, making 4K video transfer, display, and editing smooth and streamlined. The TVS-x72N comes with two built-in M.2 SSD slots for enabling SSD caching, features HBS 3 with data de-duplication for faster data backup and recovery, and provides cloud storage gateway functions to create a cost-effective hybrid cloud storage environment.

"With computers and networking devices now widely supporting Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), the common Ethernet networking speed has increased from 1 Gigabit (GbE) to 2.5 GbE and 5 GbE," said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding, "Users can add the TVS-x72N 5GbE NAS that offers four transfer speeds to their network environment to optimize their network storage usage experience."
The TVS-x72N comes in 6-bay and 8-bay models and features powerful 8th Generation Intel Core i3 processors. In addition to supporting 2.5-inch SSDs for SSD caching, the TVS-x72N provides two M.2 SSD slots for installing PCIe Gen 3 x2 NVMe SSDs (M.2 SSDs are sold separately). Users can also add M.2 SSDs by installing QNAP's QM2 expansion card via the PCIe expansion slot. These multiple SSD configuration methods coupled with QNAP cloud storage gateway functions, making the TVS-x72N a network gateway between local and cloud storage spaces for seamless cloud backup while also allows users to benefit from low-latency, high-performance cloud storage access.

The TVS-x72N comes with Intel UHD Graphics 630 to enable triple-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding and features an HDMI 2.0 output that supports 4K resolution (3,840x2,160 pixels) at 60Hz, providing great benefits for applications that manage high-resolution images. The TVS-x72N also allows direct playback of NAS-based multimedia content on high-definition displays.

Powered by QTS, the TVS-x72N series provides feature-rich functions, including the HBS 3 data backup and recovery solution, which incorporates QuDedup technology that de-duplicates data at the source to reduce storage space and time spent on comprehensive multiple version backups; block-based snapshot protection to effectively mitigate ransomware threats; and the ability to host multiple virtual machines and containerized applications. Additionally, the QVR Pro app can help users deploy a professional yet affordable video surveillance system (with 8 free IP camera channels), and QuMagie integrates an AI algorithm for more intuitive and streamlined photo management.

Key Specifications
  • TVS-672N-i3-4G: 6-bay, Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2)
  • TVS-872N-i3-8G: 8-bay, Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x2)
Tower model; dual-channel SODIMM DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 32 GB); hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps bays; 2x M.2 2280 PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSD slots; 1x 5GBASE-T RJ45 (5G/2.5G/1G/100M) LAN port, 2x Gigabit LAN ports; 2x PCle slots; 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz) output; 1x Type-A USB 3.0 port, 2x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports, 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports; 1x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack, 1x 3.5mm line-out audio jack; 1x built-in speaker.

Availability
The TVS-x72N NAS series is now available. For more information, visit the product pages of the TVS-672N-i3-4G and TVS-872N-i3-8G.
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12 Comments on QNAP Launches Cost-Effective TVS-x72N Series NAS Featuring 5GbE, 2.5GbE Connectivity

#1
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
Calls it 'cost effective'

DOESNT MENTION THE PRICE


I guess its like the saying that goes: "if you have to ask, you can't afford it"

so maybe they arent as 'cost effective' as Qnap claim them to be.
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#2
TheLostSwede
FreedomEclipse
Calls it 'cost effective'

DOESNT MENTION THE PRICE


I guess its like the saying that goes: "if you have to ask, you can't afford it"

so maybe they arent as 'cost effective' as Qnap claim them to be.
They're not, the cost is north of US$1,200 for the base model...
https://store.qnap.com.tw/tvs-672n-i3-4g.html

Or £1,064+VAT in the UK.
https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TVS-672N-i3-4G-6-Bay-RAID-4GB-RAM-Core-i3-+-5GbE~70695
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#3
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
TheLostSwede
They're not, the cost is north of US$1,200 for the base model...
https://store.qnap.com.tw/tvs-672n-i3-4g.html

Or £1,064+VAT in the UK.
https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TVS-672N-i3-4G-6-Bay-RAID-4GB-RAM-Core-i3-+-5GbE~70695
but i guess for an SMB or SOHO that price its easier to swallow. Lets be real no Average joe is going to buy something like that unless they are somebody with a big family, TVs and wireless BOSE players in every room who want access to their movies and music. which in that case - thats not really an 'average joe'
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#4
Solaris17
Dainty Moderator
FreedomEclipse
which in that case - thats not really an 'average joe'
+1

Not to mention at that point your probably tech savvy enough to put a few disks in a whitebox and make your own NAS, at which point getting a 10Gb network is still cheaper than this.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B014QCETU4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UL8RBOY/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=AE2OZG2NN3099&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001B1C7QC/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A27DUHPPTQX1VZ&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07LFKGP1L/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A2FXJMK2DLQ8YY&psc=1
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#5
Zareek
Basically any NAS that has more than 2 bays is a rip off.
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#6
stimpy88
I think these NAS manufacturers have forgotten how to price these empty plastic cases with a laptop mainboard from 2014 in it.

This is going to cost a pretty penny once you have filled this up with NAS certified HDDs and an SSD cache drive...
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#8
stimpy88
TheLostSwede
The 8100T is a desktop chip though...
https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/129944/intel-core-i3-8100t-processor-6m-cache-3-10-ghz.html
I'd be a poor/stupid man if I had one of those in my desktop for the money Intel is asking for it. There are many vastly more powerful desktop CPUs out there cheaper or similarly priced than this 3.1GHz 4 core, no SMT CPU. These things are only good for web browsing and POS/embedded stuff, and oh, a cheap NAS mainboards masquerading as high end...

You could easily build a Ryzen 8 core NAS/Server for half the price of this empty box.
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#9
yakk
Qnap, stop wasting budget on Intel CPUs, a starter 8 core Ryzen would go a long way here for about the same price and more people could get access to QTS.
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#10
Xx Tek Tip xX
yakk
Qnap, stop wasting budget on Intel CPUs, a starter 8 core Ryzen would go a long way here for about the same price and more people could get access to QTS.
Intel will be doing bulk pricing to the company if they're producing and purchasing enough, it's a business. So no, AMD isn't a better choice.
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#11
stimpy88
Xx Tek Tip xX
Intel will be doing bulk pricing to the company if they're producing and purchasing enough, it's a business. So no, AMD isn't a better choice.
Wow, I had no idea that AMD doesn't do deals with its potential customers... That really would make Intel the best choice.
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#12
Xx Tek Tip xX
stimpy88
Wow, I had no idea that AMD doesn't do deals with its potential customers... That really would make Intel the best choice.
AMD will too, it's just that intel is a more common choice due to their reliability and the fact that returns are easy, MSI generally goes with intel over AMD as well.
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