Powered by a 2.1 GHz AMD RX-421ND Quad-Core processor, which can be boosted up to 3.4 GHz, and 4GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB, the TS-873 8-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a high-performance and energy efficient system that provides two PCIe 3.0 x4 slots that can accommodate M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity, a wireless network card, and an entry-level graphics card to boost performance for 4K video performance. The TS-873 allows you to flexibly deploy a wide range of applications with a more affordable budget.
Network connectivity is achieved using four Gigabit Ethernet ports. When two 10GbE cards are installed in the PCIe slots and used simultaneously, read speeds are supported up to 2379 MB/s and write speeds can reach 1779 MB/s. When transferring data with 10GbE and volume encryption, read speeds max out at 2332 MB/s and write speeds go up to 1724 MB/s.
This 8-bay enclosure natively supports 3.5" SATA III hard drives, and 2.5" hard drives and SSDs are also supported using included 2.5" drive flat head screws. There are also two M.2 2260/2280 SATA III SSD slots. In order to enhance data transfers, SSD caching is supported on all eight drive bays and both M.2 slots. Using the four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other devices, allowing you to easily transfer large media files and expand NAS storage. With a separately sold SAS PCIe expansion card and mini-SAS cable, this NAS can be expanded via two UX-800, UX-500P, or four REXP-1000 Pro expansion enclosures. Additionally, the TS-873 is validated with AES-NI and FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.
QNAP has engineered this NAS to also support RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, each of which offers data redundancy, performance, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD and single disk modes are also available. Included is a a power cord, two Ethernet cables, two M.2 heatsinks, two flat head screws for M.2 SSDs, and 24 flat head screws for 2.5" HDDs. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.
Increased NAS Potential with Two PCIe Slots
2.1 GHz AMD R-Series RX-421ND Quad-Core
M.2 SSD LED
Shows M.2 SSD status and data access
Compatible with the QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) for use with multimedia applications and QButton functionality
2 x PCIe Gen3 Expansion Slots
PCIe Gen3 x4 supports QM2 cards, 10GbE LAN, wireless network cards, entry-level graphics card, and various PCIe expansion cards
USB One-Touch Copy
Press the "Copy" button to back up data from USB storage to the NAS, or alternatively to back up data from the NAS to USB storage
Up to 64GB DDR4 RAM
Supports four DDR4 SO-DIMM memory modules (comes preinstalled with 4GB RAM)
2 x M.2 SSD slots
Supports SATA III 6 Gb/s M.2 SSDs with 2260 and 2280 form factors, allowing flexibility in tiered storage configuration and enables cache acceleration
Compartmentalized Smart Cooling
Separately detects the CPU and hard drive temperatures to dynamically control fan speeds for quieter operations
AMD R-Series Embedded x86 CPU
Quad-core RX-421ND 2.1 GHz SoC (35W), Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz
4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Allows optimized network traffic distribution for diverse applications
Supports direct audio output and provides verbal system warnings
SSD Caching and 10GbE Connectivity
Note: M.2 SSDs for NAS and QM2 cards are sold separately.
SSD Cache with Qtier Optimization for Around-the-Clock Acceleration
Note: The M.2 SSD is optional. As 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.
Increased Computing Power and 4K Video Playback with a Graphics Card
Wireless Base Station
Upgrade Your IT Environment with QNAP's 10GbE Switch
QTS Operating System
Multiply Your Productivity
Centralized File Management
Use File Station to directly access files on USB devices, including optical disc drives. Files from different devices can be easily viewed and managed on a single interface.
OCR Converter extracts text from images, helping to boost productivity and making it easier to find files.
Qfiling automates file organization. Files are automatically archived into folders based on your settings.
Qsirch quickly finds images, music, videos, documents, emails, and other files.
Optimized Collaboration with File Sharing and Sync
Backup Solutions for Disaster Recovery Planning
Windows and Mac Backup
Use the free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to backup/restore Windows files. Time Machine is also supported for Mac devices.
Hybrid Backup Sync
Consolidates backup, restoration, and synchronization functions (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, and CIFS/SMB) for 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 TS-873 supports up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN, and maximum 1024 snapshots per NAS.
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 TS-873 is designed for backing up virtual machines.
QVR Pro Surveillance Solution
Note: QVR Pro supports 8 free channels for surveillance monitoring (expandable to 128 channels with additional channel license purchase).
Comprehensive Surveillance Solution for 24/7 Security
Flexible and Economical Storage Expansion
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 two UX-800P or UX-500P or four REXP-1000 Pro expansion enclosures. This requires the SAS-12G2E PCIe expansion card and mini-SAS cable CAB-SAS10M-8644-8088 (both sold separately).
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 TS-873.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain your existing data and configurations.
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.
Enable remote access through NAS browsers to access local LAN resources without going through complex VPN settings.
QIoT Suite Lite
Provides an IoT solution on a private cloud empowered by the high capacity and security of a QNAP NAS. It only takes three steps to deploy your own IoT application.
Mattermost turns your QNAP NAS into a team communication platform that allows for instant messaging and can centrally store all your conversations and files.
Simplify file access, NAS management, multimedia experience, surveillance, and download tasks with QNAP mobile apps.