QNAP TVS-872XU-RP 8-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TVS-872XU-RP 8-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 8 x 3.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3-8100 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 2 x 10GbE SFP+ | 4 x Gigabit Ethernet
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Designed for diversified business IT environments, the TVS-872XU-RP 8-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features an 8th Generation Intel Core processor, a Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10GbE controller, and PCIe expansion for 25GbE / 40 GbE connectivity to boost intensive large file sharing, heavily-loaded backups, or virtualization applications. PCIe expandability also allows for installing graphics cards to empower AI workflows and video transcoding, and the UHD 4K HDMI 2.0 output can display surveillance videos on a monitor or TV to improve surveillance management. The TVS-872XU-RP also features a 300W redundant power supply to help ensure maximum system uptime.
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QNAP TVS-872XU Overview

Designed for diversified business IT environments, the TVS-872XU-RP 8-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features an 8th Generation Intel Core processor, a Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10GbE controller, and PCIe expansion for 25GbE / 40 GbE connectivity to boost intensive large file sharing, heavily-loaded backups, or virtualization applications. PCIe expandability also allows for installing graphics cards to empower AI workflows and video transcoding, and the UHD 4K HDMI 2.0 output can display surveillance videos on a monitor or TV to improve surveillance management. The TVS-872XU-RP also features a 300W redundant power supply to help ensure maximum system uptime.

The TVS-872XU-RP is powered by a 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3-8100 Quad-Core processor and 4GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB, using one 16GB module in each of the four DIMM slots. Network connectivity is achieved using the four RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet SFP+ SmartNIC ports, with ISER support, the latter of which helps to further support accelerate large file sharing and intensive data transfer. This NAS also supports JBOD, Single, and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60, each of which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.

This 8-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house 3.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives, as well as 2.5" hard drives and SSDs. Using both 10GbE ports, the TVS-872XU-RP delivers read speeds of up to 2152 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1211 MB/s. When working with both 10GbE ports and an encrypted volume, read speeds reach up to 2153 MB/s and write speeds max out around 944 MB/s. Using the external two 10 GB/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C ports and four 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, as well as other external drives and displays. Additionally, the TVS-872XU-RP is validated with FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.

Using QNAP's tiered storage functionality, storage efficiency is optimized across SATA SSDs and SATA HDDs. Frequently-used "hot" data is stored on high-performance SSD tiers, while less-accessed "cold" data is kept on higher-capacity hard drives. SSDs can also be used as a cache to accelerate IOPS performance and reduce latency for storage volumes.

The QNAP TVS-872XU-RP 8-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240. It includes two Ethernet cables, two power cords, 32 flat head screws for 3.5" drives, and 24 flat head screws for 2.5" drives. Protection is provided by a limited 3-year warranty.

General Features

3.6 GHz Intel Core i3-8100 Quad-Core Processor

The TVS-872XU-RP features an 8th Gen 3.6 GHz Intel Core i3-8100 Quad-Core processor and 4GB of 2400 MHz DDR4 memory that can be upgraded to 64GB, delivering higher performance to help you accomplish more tasks efficiently. It provides four Gigabit and two 10GbE SFP+ LAN ports, supports SATA III 6 Gb/s drives, and features AES-NI encryption for delivering high performance while also maintaining the security of your data.

When using the two 10GbE ports, sequential file transfers can deliver read speeds of up to 2152 MB/s and write speeds of up to 1211 MB/s. On encrypted volumes, read speeds max out around 2153 MB/s and write speeds can reach 944 MB/s.

Dual-Channel Memory Delivers Power-Smart Performance

The TVS-872XU-RP supports dual-channel DDR4 memory in four Long-DIMM slots. When using paired memory modules, the TVS-872XU-RP can leverage the power of dual-channel architecture to boost performance. You also customize the memory configuration of the TVS-872XU-RP up to 64GB for greater performance to tackle dynamically-changing workloads, such as virtualization.

Robust, Durable, and Expandable

The TVS-872XU-RP features high-quality hardware and an expandable architecture, enabling improved performance and flexibility to fulfill business needs in performance and application diversification.

Dual 10GbE Connectivity

The TVS-872XU-RP provides two 10GbE SFP+ ports that use the Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx SmartNIC controller. They support the iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol, allowing data to bypass general network drivers, the socket layer, and to directly enter memory buffers of the ESXi server and storage to offload CPU workloads. When both the VMware server and the TVS-872XU-RP support iSER, it can provide up to 60% increased random read/write performance and 50% decreased latency, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.

Recommended Usage of PCIe Slots

The TVS-872XU-RP provides multiple PCIe slots. To ensure that the SATA drives have sufficient bandwidth, it is recommended to only use low-end expansion cards, such as a 1GbE NIC, USB 3.0 card, or Wi-Fi adapter with the PCIe Gen 2 slot (Slot 1), as this slot is connected to the PCH. For high-end expansion cards, including 10GbE/40GbE NICs, SAS cards, a Mustang-200 acceleration card, and graphics cards, it is recommended to use PCIe Gen 3 slots (Slot 2, 3, 4), as these slots are connected to the CPU.

I/O Capability with PCIe Expansion

The TVS-872XU-RP features four PCIe slots that allow for the usage of various expansion cards to expand application potential. 40GbE, 25GbE, and 10GbE network cards enable fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks, such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration, while a QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE card adds M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity to the NAS for optimized performance bandwidth. SAS expansion cards, designed for connecting the TVS-872XU-RP to REXP expansion units to increase its storage capacity by adding up to 128 SAS/SATA drives.

Empower GPU-Accelerated Computing with Graphics Cards

Graphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations. The TVS-872XU-RP provides PCIe slots for installing an AMD Radeon or NVIDIA graphics card to boost data-intensive AI machine learning, while also providing benefits for imaging processing and virtual machine performance via GPU passthrough.

SSD Caching and Auto Tiering Enable 24/7 Optimized Storage Efficiency

By enabling Qtier auto-tiering on the TVS-872XU-RP, organizations can just buy the amount of SSDs needed and attain the higher value/performance and improved storage efficiency for data storage and sharing.

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. The TVS-872XU-RP also supports write-only SSD caches to greatly boost write-intensive applications and also RAID 5/6 SSD caches for higher performance and caching space.

Maximize the Value of SSDs with Qtier Technology
Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-872XU-RP with auto tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency by automatically moving data between 2.5" 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.

Attain Enterprise-Grade SSD Performance Levels from Affordable Consumer SSDs

With SSD prices continuing to fall, even small businesses and home users can easily integrate cost-effective SSDs to boost their NAS performance. The TVS-872XU-RP supports software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning (OP) that allows 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-872XU-RP, adjust the SSD OP, and potentially attain performance and endurance levels similar to enterprise-grade SSDs to enjoy faster file backups, smoother multimedia experiences, and optimized virtualization applications.


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


Seamlessly connect local storage with cloud object storage to back up local application data to the cloud


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


Integrated AI algorithm for auto photo organization and a powerful search tool for a 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 add your NAS to a SAN environment. Once a Marvell, ATTO, or QNAP Fibre Channel card has been installed in the TVS-872XU-RP, 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.

Up to 128 Monitoring Channels in QVR Pro, 4K HDMI Output, and Real-Time Transcoding

The TVS-872XU-RP has an HDMI 2.0 port which supports UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) 60 Hz output, allowing you to directly display surveillance videos and media files on a monitor or television via HD Station. Featuring advanced Intel UHD Graphics 630, the TVS-872XU-RP provides high-quality 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding, and you can easily convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices.

Flexibly Allocate Physical and Virtual Network Resources to Simplify Network Deployment

The Network & Virtual Switch application allows you to leverage limited physical network resources for unlimited virtual applications and centrally manage the entire network structure with a visualized network topology map. Flexible manageability enables you to reorganize physical and virtual network connections with greater ease, so you can allocate adequate network resources to the TVS-872XU-RP, virtual machines and containers whenever needed. The network deployment is greatly simplified while your network management efficiency is greatly improved.

Complete Backup Planning

The TVS-872XU-RP provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to assist organizations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.

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-872XU-RP supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1024 snapshots per NAS.

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.

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-872XU-RP is good for backing up virtual machines.

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.

Optimized Collaboration with Seamless File Sharing and Sync

The TVS-872XU-RP 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 files uploaded to the TVS-872XU-RP will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, and 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 introduce a hybrid approach to virtualization. No matter your virtualization needs, you can count on QNAP for complete virtualization support.

Virtualization Station
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
Experience LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, and download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry, import/export containers, and create abundant microservices.

Complete Control Over System Status and Data Security

In open network environments, data on connected devices may be exposed in a potential hack. The TVS-872XU-RP provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, 2-step verification, and more. Administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, and use the following tools to enhance security management.

Security Counselor
Checks for NAS weaknesses and offers recommendations to secure your data against multiple attack methods. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware solutions to assist you in protecting your NAS.

Notification Center
Consolidates all of the QTS system logs, events, and alerts, providing you with a single-app solution for notifications, instead of having to configure individual settings in multiple apps.

Flexible and Economical Storage Expansion

QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.

Attach Expansion Enclosures
Connect up to eight REXP-1620U-RP, REXP-1220U-RP, or other expansion enclosures. VJBOD
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to eight QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TVS-872XU-RP. Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-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 and retain your existing data and configurations.

More Productivity Applications

Your NAS is also a surveillance solution. The TVS-872XU-RP provides 8 free channels for surveillance monitoring, which is expandable to 128 channels with additional channel license purchases.

Qmail Agent
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.

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

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

DJ2 Live
Live Broadcasting through QNAP NAS, while also streaming to public clouds. The footage is saved directly to the NAS for later playback.
UPC: 885022016600

QNAP TVS-872XU Specs

Number of Bays8 x 3.5"
Media Card SlotsNone
Connections2 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s))
4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s))
1 x HDMI Type-A (HDMI 2.0)
4 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
2 x SFP+ (10GbE)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA II, SATA III
Form FactorRackmount (2 RU)
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60, JBOD, Single
Hot-Swap SupportYes
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 3.0 x8
2 x PCIe 3.0 x4
1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
Link Aggregation and Failover SupportYes
Wake on LANYes
ProcessorIntel Core i3-8100 Quad-Core
Clock SpeedBase: 3.6 GHz
GPUIntel UHD Graphics 630
Total Installed Memory4 GB 2400 MHz DDR4
User-Replaceable Memory1 x 4 GB
Total Memory Slots4 x DIMM
Maximum Memory Capacity64 GB
Supported ProtocolsAFP
iSCSI Target256
Max Cameras Supported128
Max Concurrent Connections90
Installed Operating SystemQTS 4.4.0
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.7 or Later
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008
Windows Server 2003
File System Formats SupportedInternal: EXT4
External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS, exFAT
Supported BrowsersChrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Power Consumption90.02 W (Typical)
Power SourceInternal Power Supply
PSU Wattage2 x 300 W (Supports Redundancy)
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Encryption256-Bit AES, AES-NI
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Cooling2 x 60 mm Fans
Noise Level52.1 dBA
Audible AlarmYes
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Dimensions19 x 3.5 x 22.1" / 48.26 x 8.89 x 56.13 cm
Weight26.21 lb / 11.89 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight34.35 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)28 x 22 x 10.5"
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