QNAP TVS-873e-8G 8-Bay NAS Server

QNAP TVS-873e-8G 8-Bay NAS Server
Key Features
  • 8 x SATA 6 Gb/s Drive Bays
  • 2.1 GHz AMD R-Series Quad-Core CPU
  • 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Designed to perform, the TVS-873e-8G 8-Bay NAS Server from QNAP comes equipped with a 2.1 GHz AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core processor which can reach speeds of up to 3.4 GHz for maximum performance. In addition to the powerful processor found in this NAS, QNAP has also included an integrated Radeon R7 GPU which supports 4K video playback. This QNAP server also comes equipped with 8GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 64GB to ensure your NAS operates smoothly even under the most demanding condition.
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QNAP TVS-873e Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2AMD Embedded R-Series SoC Built for Speed
  • 3AMD R-Series Quad-Core APU
  • 4Expands NAS Potential with Dual PCIe Slots
  • 5Greater Efficiency with SSD Caching and 10 GbE Connectivity
  • 6SSD Cache with Qtier Optimization
  • 7Easy Installation and Direct Access to Files with USB QuickAccess
  • 8Enhanced 4K Video Transcoding and Dual 4K HDMI Output
  • 9Block-Based iSCSI LUN: Ideal Choice for Virtualization Storage
  • 10All-In-One Server to Host Virtual Machines and Containers
  • 11QTS - Intelligent, Intuitive, and Creative NAS Operating System
  • 12Optimized Collaboration with Seamless File Sharing and Sync
  • 13Extensive Backup Solutions for Complete Disaster Recovery Planning
  • 14Fast Data Digitalization, Filing, and Searching to Multiply Productivity
  • 15Comprehensive Surveillance Solution Providing 24/7 Security
  • 16Flexible and Economical Storage Expansion
  • 17More Productivity Applications

Designed to perform, the TVS-873e-8G 8-Bay NAS Server from QNAP comes equipped with a 2.1 GHz AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core processor which can reach speeds of up to 3.4 GHz for maximum performance. In addition to the powerful processor found in this NAS, QNAP has also included an integrated Radeon R7 GPU which supports 4K video playback. This QNAP server also comes equipped with 8GB DDR4 RAM which is expandable up to 64GB to ensure your NAS operates smoothly even under the most demanding condition.

The TVS-873e-8G NAS features six SATA 6 Gb/s drive bays and two PCIe slots allowing you to add 10 GbE adapters, QM2 cards, USB 3.1 10 Gb/s, or wireless network cards for added expandability and connectivity options. You can also expand your storage and connectivity options using any of the four USB 3.0 ports as well as the built-in QuickAccess micro-USB port which gives you direct access to your NAS for first time NAS installation, direct file access, and much more.

The expansive hardware and connectivity options offered by the TVS-873e-8G NAS server would mean nothing if you couldn't put it to work. Enter the QTS 4.3 operation system and all the features that go along with it. This intuitive OS offers an easy to use dashboard, so you can access all of the features of your NAS including applications, multimedia content, cross-platform file sharing, host virtual machines, convert and store files, create your own surveillance station, and much more.

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-873e with the high-end model of the AMD R-Series family. The TVS-873e also provides two PCIe Gen3 x4 expansion slots for boosting the potential for 10GbE network performance.

AMD R-Series Quad-Core APU

An 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 enables lightning-fast multi-tasking with low power consumption for up to 1052 MB/s throughput with a 10GbE configuration. With a hardware-accelerated encryption engine with AES-NI, the TVS-873e also provides enhanced encryption performance in its class (up to 960 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-873e 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 10 GbE Connectivity

The TVS-873e 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

The TVS-873e features SSD caching, and also supports optional M.2 SATA 6 Gb/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-873e 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-873e eliminates the complications of first-time NAS installation and provides direct access to files stored on the TVS-873e, all without needing network connectivity. Simply use a compatible cable to connect the TVS-873e 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.

Enhanced 4K Video Transcoding and Dual 4K HDMI Output

The TVS-873e 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-873e 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-873e 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-873e 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-873e as VMware ESXi storage, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.

All-In-One Server to Host Virtual Machines and Containers

Virtualization Station and Container Station jointly introduce a hybrid approach to virtualization. No matter what your virtualization needs are, you can count on QNAP for complete virtualization support.

Virtualization Station allows you to 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.

Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub to easily import/export container apps and manage access control, enjoying the benefit of easy installation, transferability, and high-efficiency.

QTS - Intelligent, Intuitive, and Creative NAS Operating System

With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more, making your NAS experience easier, efficient, and more flexible. The new Qboost provides a NAS optimization tool that helps accelerate applications, free up system resources, and schedule applications. The built-in App Center with hundreds of install-on-demand apps realizes far more extensive NAS functionality. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring you optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.

Optimized Collaboration with Seamless File Sharing and Sync

The TVS-873e centrally stores data and various files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, 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-873e 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, greatly enhancing 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.

Extensive Backup Solutions for Complete Disaster Recovery Planning

QNAP provides a flexible backup and disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with greater cost-efficiency and productivity.
Windows and Mac Backup
Use the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to backup/restore Windows files, alongside Time Machine support for Mac devices.
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 its block-level operation makes it a dependable method for mitigating the growing threat of ransomware. The TVS-873e supports up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and maximum 1,024 snapshots per NAS.
VM Backup
With potentially huge storage capacities, high performance, integrated virtualization solutions, and support for snapshots that record the state of the system at any time, the TVS-873e are perfect for backing up virtual machines.

Fast Data Digitalization, Filing, and Searching to Multiply Productivity

The TVS-873e is a highly-efficient data storage center with multiple productivity apps. OCR Converter extracts text from images, helping to facilitate file organization, editing, and searching. Qfiling automates file organization - simply determine filing conditions, set a schedule, and files will be organized and archived based on your settings. The Qsirch full-text search tool features quick file searching and provides Qsirch Helper extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox to search for files on your NAS when using Google Search, enabling huge productivity boosts that greatly reduce the time spent looking for files on the NAS.

Comprehensive Surveillance Solution Providing 24/7 Security

The TVS-873e provides intelligent video management system that assists you in managing real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings to safeguard your work environment. You can use the Vmobile app to manage monitored channels anytime and anywhere with your mobile devices or install the Vcam app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your NAS. The TVS-873e also supports QVR Pro (Beta) that integrates QNAP's professional QVR system into the QTS operating system. You can arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the NAS and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS.

Flexible and Economical Storage Expansion

You need an easy solution to increase storage capacity when running out of space. QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data or business growth.
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of another QNAP NAS. Up to 8 QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TVS-873e.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with higher-capacity drives, so that your QNAP NAS can grow with your business.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS with more drive bays and retain all your existing data and configurations.
Attach Expansion Enclosures
The TVS-873e can connect with up to 2 UX-800P or UX-500P, or up to 4 REXP-1000 Pro enclosures. Use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.

More Productivity Applications

A popular web automation service for combining QNAP NAS and mobile devices/apps to customize NAS applets.
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 going through complex VPN setting.
QIoT Suite Lite Combines the security and large capacity of QNAP NAS while providing an IoT solution on a private cloud. It only takes three steps to quickly deploy your own IoT application.
WirelessAP Station
Install a compatible PCIe wireless network card and use your NAS as a wireless base station for easy access to NAS services and Internet connection.
Mobile Apps
Simplifies file access, NAS management, multimedia experience, surveillance, and download tasks on mobile devices with QNAP apps.
UPC: 885022014484

QNAP TVS-873e Specs

Number of Bays2 x M.2 (2280)
8 x 3.5"
Media Card SlotsNone
Connections2 x 3.5 mm (Audio In)
1 x 3.5 mm (Audio Out)
1 x USB Micro-B (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
2 x HDMI Type-A (HDMI 1.4b)
4 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA III
Form FactorDesktop
Hot-Swap SupportYes
Flash Memory512 MB
GPUAMD Radeon R7
Total Installed Memory8 GB DDR4
User-Replaceable Memory2 x 4 GB
Total Memory Slots4 x SO-DIMM
Maximum Memory Capacity64 GB
Supported ProtocolsAFP
iSCSI Target256
Supported BrowsersChrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Power Consumption70.26 W (Typical)
36.43 W (Standby)
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 3.5 A
Encryption256-Bit AES, FIPS 140-2 Level 1
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
VPN Client Connections100
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Cooling2 x 120 mm Fans
1 x 60 mm Fans
Noise Level23.4 dBA
Built-In SpeakersYes, 2
IR SensorYes
Status MonitoringLCD Screen
Dimensions7.41 x 12.96 x 11.01" / 188.2 x 329.3 x 279.6 mm
Packaging Info
Package Weight18.85 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)16.6 x 15.5 x 11.8"
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Can I add Thunderbolt 3 9or 4) card via the PCIe ...

Can I add Thunderbolt 3 9or 4) card via the PCIe expansion slot and connect it to my Mac via TB3? Any difference between that and getting one built in like the TVS-872XT?
Asked by: Jaskanwar
There would be no functional difference.
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-11-25
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