QNAP TVS-951X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure

BH #QNTVS951X2 • MFR #TVS-951X-2G-US
QNAP TVS-951X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 5 x 3.5"/2.5" & 4 x 2.5" SATA Drive Bays
  • 1.8 GHz Intel Celeron 3865U Dual-Core
  • 2GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A | 1 x HDMI 1.4b
Built as a high-performance and budget-friendly storage solution for SMBs, the TVS-951X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features a hybrid drive bay design with five 3.5" SATA III drive bays and four 2.5" SATA III drive bays. When 2.5" SSDs are installed in their dedicated bays, you can enable SSD caching and Qtier auto-tiering technologies to boost overall system performance.
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QNAP TVS-951X Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2General Features
  • 3Hybrid Structure for Enabling SSD and Tiered Storage
  • 41.8 GHz Intel Celeron 3865U Dual-Core Processor
  • 5High-Speed 10GbE Network Connectivity
  • 6Real-Time 4K Video Transcoding
  • 7Roon Music Player, No Computer Required
  • 8Multiply Your Productivity
  • 9Protect Data with Snapshots
  • 10Block-Based iSCSI LUN for Virtualization Storage
  • 11NAS as a Multi OS Platform
  • 12QVR Pro Surveillance Solution
  • 13Multi-Point File Backup, Access, and Sync
  • 14More Productivity-Boosting Applications

Built as a high-performance and budget-friendly storage solution for SMBs, the TVS-951X 9-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features a hybrid drive bay design with five 3.5" SATA III drive bays and four 2.5" SATA III drive bays. When 2.5" SSDs are installed in their dedicated bays, you can enable SSD caching and Qtier auto-tiering technologies to boost overall system performance.

The TVS-951X is powered by a 1.8 GHz Intel Celeron 3865U Dual-Core processor and 2GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM in a 1 x 2GB configuration. The memory can be upgraded to 32GB by using one 16GB module in each of the two SO-DIMM slots, and network connectivity is achieved using one 10 Gigabit Ethernet port and one Gigabit Ethernet port. When connected via the 10GbE port, data can be read at speeds up to 779 MB/s and written at speeds up to 739 MB/s. When transferring files with encryption, read speeds can reach 720 MB/s and write speeds max out at 363 MB/s.

Use the three 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports to connect this QNAP NAS to other devices, allowing you to easily transfer large media files and expand NAS storage. Users can also take advantage of the HDMI 1.4b output to watch 4K media files on their HDTV, or stream to compatible devices using Plex. To aid in this, the TVS-951X supports hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, and resolutions are supported up to 4096 x 2304 at 24 Hz. Additionally, the this NAS 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 the TVS-951X to 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, a 120W AC power adapter, two Ethernet cables, flat head screws for 2.5" drives, and flat head screws for 3.5" drives. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

Hybrid Structure for Enabling SSD and Tiered Storage

SSD prices continue to fall, but creating a full-SSD storage solution is still out of reach for most users, especially if they require high-capacity storage. The TVS-951X provides the ability to use a hybrid storage structure that leverages the benefits of both hard drives and SSDs to provide high storage capacity and high performance. You can flexibly allocate applications to SSDs, set up a SSD cache, or use Qtier technology to automatically tier your frequently-accessed files to the SSD for the high access speeds. Users can take advantage of these features to fully optimize the storage utilization of the TVS-951X.

1.8 GHz Intel Celeron 3865U Dual-Core Processor

Powered by a 7th-generation Kaby Lake, 14 nm 1.8 GHz Intel Celeron 3865U Dual-Core processor, with 2GB of DDR4 dual-channel memory (up to 32GB) and SATA III 6 Gb/s HDD and SSD drive bays, the TVS-951X delivers high-performance read/write speeds and maintains high speeds even with AES-NI encryption is enabled.

High-Speed 10GbE Network Connectivity

The TVS-951X features a built-in 10GBASE-T network port to provide 10GbE high-speed network connectivity. You can use the TVS-951X with QNAP's 10GbE unmanaged switch (sold separately) to upgrade your network infrastructure to benefit from faster transfer speeds and to improve bandwidth-demanding applications. Both the TVS-951X and QNAP's 10GbE unmanaged switches support NBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) five-speed network technology, so you don't have to replace the existing Cat 5e, 6, and 6a cables in your current network infrastructure.

Real-Time 4K Video Transcoding

Featuring integrated Intel HD Graphics 610, the TVS-951X supports dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be played on multiple devices. You can also watch high-quality 4K media files on a HDTV using the HDMI 1.4b output at resolutions up to 4096 x 2304 @ 24 Hz, or use it with Plex Media Server to stream media files to mobiles devices and media streaming devices, including DLNA, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast. The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customize the actions of individual buttons, providing a more convenient NAS experience.

Please note that the TVS-951X's hardware provides H.264/H.265 hardware decoding, encoding, and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.

Roon Music Player, No Computer Required

Roon, the music player for music lovers, identifies all the music stored on the NAS and consolidates them in Roon's interconnected digital library. You can browse and play music with Roon apps on compatible devices for a multi-zone multimedia experiences. The TVS-951X supports the Roon Server app in the QTS App Center and provides the performance, storage potential, and SSD caching to optimize music streaming.

Multiply Your Productivity

The app-driven QTS operating system provides solutions for simplifying file backup, management, search, and more. With File Station, you can view and manage the files on your TVS-951X and other storage sources/devices; the OCR Converter allows you to extract text from images; Qfiling helps automate file organization, and Qsirch helps quickly find files.

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.

File Digitization
OCR Converter extracts text from images, helping to boost productivity and making it easier to find files.

Smart Filing
Qfiling automates file organization. Files are automatically archived into folders based on your settings.

Full-Text Search
Qsirch quickly finds images, music, videos, documents, emails, and other files.

Protect Data with Snapshots

Snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and metadata. If a file is accidentally deleted or modified, you can use snapshots from the Storage & Snapshots Manager or the File Station to quickly restore the file to its previously-recorded state. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record the changed data. Not only does this save storage space but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data. The TVS-951X supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1024 snapshots in total.

Block-Based iSCSI LUN for Virtualization Storage

The TVS-951X supports block-based iSCSI LUN that provides a more reliable and isolated environment compared to file-based LUN. Supporting VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2016, the TVS-951X provides a dependable and affordable storage solution for virtualization environments, while also supporting VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supporting QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.

NAS as a Multi OS Platform

Virtualization Station and Container Station provide comprehensive solutions for creating virtualized environments to improve business IT infrastructure, workflows, and productivity.

Virtualization Station
Virtualization Station allows you to run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines on the TVS-951X. You can use Virtual Network Computing (VNC) through a browser to operate the virtual machines. Virtualization Station is ideal for organizations to run multiple applications on a single NAS.

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

QVR Pro Surveillance Solution

QNAP's QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on TVS-951X and leverage the advantages of scalable storage. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view, and playback is greatly simplified. You can also use USB webcams as network cameras with the QUSBCam2 app, and remotely monitor your surveillance feeds at any time with QVR Pro Client's companion mobile app. QVR Pro is compatible with over 5000 IP cameras and includes 8 free IP camera channels. Up to 128 camera channels are supported.

Multi-Point File Backup, Access, and Sync

The TVS-951X centrally stores data and files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX devices. Coupled with Qsync (a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization), files uploaded to the TVS-951X will be made available for linked devices, such as computers, laptops, and mobile devices. Hybrid Backup Sync can help you easily backup or synchronize data on the TVS-951X to other QNAP NAS, remote servers, or cloud storage for easy disaster recovery.

More Productivity-Boosting Applications

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

Mattermost turns your QNAP NAS into a team communication platform that allows for instant messaging and can centrally store all your conversations and files.

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.

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

Browser Station
Enables remote access through NAS-based web browsers to access local LAN resources without complex VPN settings.

Mobile Apps
Simplify file access, NAS management, multimedia experiences, surveillance, and download tasks with QNAP mobile apps.
UPC: 885022015405

QNAP TVS-951X Specs

Number of Bays5 x 2.5"/3.5"
4 x 2.5"
Media Card SlotsNone
Connections3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
1 x HDMI Type-A (HDMI 1.4b)
1 x RJ45 (10GbE)
1 x RJ45 (Ethernet)
1 x 3.5 mm (Audio Out)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA III
Form FactorDesktop
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60, JBOD, Single
Link Aggregation and Failover SupportYes
Wake on LANYes
Total Raw CapacityNone
Flash Memory512 MB 
ProcessorIntel Celeron 3865U Dual-Core
Clock SpeedBase: 1.8GHz
GPUIntel HD Graphics 610
Total Installed Memory2 GB DDR4
User-Replaceable Memory1 x 2 GB
Total Memory Slots2 x SO-DIMM
Maximum Memory Capacity32 GB
Supported ProtocolsAFP
iSCSI Target256
Max Cameras Supported128
Max Sync Tasks32
Installed Operating SystemQTS 4.3.4
OS CompatibilityWindows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003
macOS 10.7 or Later
File System Formats SupportedEXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS, exFAT
Supported BrowsersChrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported LanguagesCzech
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Power Consumption23.38 W (Standby)
39.37 W (Typical)
Power SourceAC Adapter
PSU Wattage1 x 120 W
AC Input Power120 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Encryption256-Bit AES
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
VPN Server Connections100
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Cooling1 x  140 mm Fan
Noise Level17.6 dBA
Built-In SpeakersYes, 1
Audible AlarmYes
IR SensorYes
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions8.9 x 7.2 x 8.8" / 226.06 x 182.88 x 223.52 mm
Weight7.8 lb / 3.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight11.195 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)15.3 x 12.7 x 10.1"
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