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QNAP TVS-472XT - 4 Bay Raid

QNAP TVS-472XT - 4 Bay Raid

The QNAP TVS-472XT 4-Bay Network Attached NAS Storage device is powered by an 8th generation Intel Core i3 processor. The high-performance TVS-472XT NAS features both 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt 3 high-bandwidth connectivity for tackling heavy workloads and smoothly transferring, displaying and editing 4K videos in real-time. With M.2 SSD support and the ability to install a graphics card, the TVS-472XT provides the ability to boost performance and create a scalable working environment for collaboration and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-472XT is driven by high-quality hardware that delivers optimum performance, comprehensive multimedia features, expandable storage capacity, and numerous other NAS functionalities to inspire greater creativity and accomplishments!

    • Un-populated two (2) bay network attached NAS storage device.
    • Un-populated M.2 PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSDs slots to set up caching or storage pools, improving file access efficiency.
    • High-speed Thunderbolt 3 with SMB protocol, allowing Mac and Windows users to collaborate on media editing.
    • Intel Core i3 8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2).
    • 5-speed 10GBASE-T RJ45 connectivity accelerates virtualisation applications and file sharing across teams and devices.
    • PCIe expandability allows for graphics cards or 40GbE/25GbE/10GbE adapters (sold separately) to increase application performance.
    • 4K media playback and real-time transcoding; directly view creative works on an HDTV via HDMI 2.0 (4K @60Hz) output.
    • Snapshots fully record system status and data, allowing you to protect files and data from accidental deletion and malware attacks.

    Fast and flexible Thunderbolt 3 and 10GBASE-T connectivity

    The TVS-472XT features the powerful Intel Core i3 8100T quad-core 3.1 GHz processor with 4 GB dual-channel DDR4 memory (upgradable to 64 GB). It provides two (2) Gigabit ports and one (1) 5-speed 10GBASE-T port (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M), supports SATA 6Gb/s drives, and features AES-NI encryption for delivering high performance while also maintaining the security of your data. You can also connect USB Type-C devices through the Thunderbolt 3 ports to transfer large media files across devices, providing you with a more efficient workflow.

    Extend NAS functionality with a graphics card and other PCIe devices

    The TVS-472XT features two (2) PCIe Gen 3 slots (the first slot is pre-installed with a Thunderbolt 3 card) that allow for the usage of various expansion cards (sold separately) to expand application potential.

    • Graphics cards
      Accelerate NAS video processing and empower GPGPU tasks. GPUs can also be passed-through to virtual machines.
    • QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE cards
    • Add M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity to the NAS for optimised performance and bandwidth.
    • 10GbE/ 40GbE adapters
      Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks such as virtualisation, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration.
    • Wireless network cards
      Use the QNAP QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter (sold separately) with WirelessAP Station to transform the TVS-472XT into a convenient wireless base station, allowing network resources of the NAS to be shared with multiple devices.

    Obtain performance benefits from M.2 SSD caching

    Besides using 2.5-inch SSDs for caching, you can utilise the two (2) M.2 SSD slots built in to the TVS-472XT for installing PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSDs with 2280 form factors (M.2 SSDs are sold separately).

    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 virtualisation) and can significantly improve overall workflows.

    Maximise the value of SSDs with Qtier Technology

    Qtier Technology empowers the TVS-472XT with auto tiering that helps continuously optimise storage efficiency by automatically moving data between M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch 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 maximising the advantages of SSDs.

    Potentially attain performance and endurance levels similar to enterprise-grade SSDs

    With SSD prices continuing to become more affordable, there's never been a better time for using SSDs in your NAS to enjoy higher performance, faster file backups, smoother multimedia experiences, and optimised virtualisation applications. From QTS 4.3.5 you can benefit from software-defined SSD RAID extra over-provisioning (OP) that enables you to allocate additional OP space (from 1% to 60%) to optimise random write speeds and to extend SSD lifespan. Now you can use affordable consumer SSDs for the TVS-472XT, adjust the SSD OP, and potentially attain performance and endurance levels similar to enterprise-grade SSDs.

    • HBS 3
      QuDedup technology deduplicates data at the source, helping to reduce the time and storage space needed for backup.
    • VJOB Cloud
      Seamlessly connect local storage with cloud object storage to easily backup local application data to the cloud.
    • HybridMount
      Enabling local caching on NAS for low-latency access to the connected cloud services.
    • QuMagie
      Integrated AI algorithm for auto photo organisation and a powerful search tool for more intuitive and stramlined photo management.

    Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment

    Common Fibre Channel SAN (Storage Area Networks) devices are often expensive. Now you have more budget-friendly options to easily add your NAS to a SAN environment. Once a Marvell, ATTO or QNAP Fibre Channel card (sold separately) has been installed in the TVS-472XT, 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.

    Collaboration station for Mac and Windows

    The TVS-472XT is the perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac and Windows users - especially for photographers, filmmakers, and graphic designers who require 4K media storage, instant sharing and have bandwidth-intensive workflows. Up to two (2) Thunderbolt devices can be connected to the TVS-472XT to process real-time photo and audio editing simultaneously without impacting system performance. As Final Cut Pro X 10.3 (and later) supports file sharing via SMB, Windows users and other devices utilising Thunderbolt 3, 10GbE or GbE connections can join the editing workflow more efficiently.

    Create a seamless 10GbE environment for both Mac and Windows users

    QNAP provides various budget-friendly solutions to help upgrade your network environment to 10GbE. No matter if your team members use Mac or Windows computers, they can enjoy blazing-fast transfer speeds and simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (ideal for video editing and multimedia).

    Ultimate visual experience with 4K HDMI output

    The TVS-472XT has an HDMI 2.0 port which supports 4K (3840 x 2160) 60Hz output, providing great benefits for applications like video production/editing, industrial design and professional photography that demand on-image resolution and colour realism as well as intensive media storage, transfer and display. By connecting the TVS-472XT to an HDTV via the HDMI output, you can directly view multimedia content saved on the NAS on a bigger screen. You can also download and install versatile multimedia apps from Ubuntu Software Centre through QNAP Linux Station. QNAP's HD Station also allows users to directly enjoy multimedia using the HD Player or third-party players such as Plex Home Theater.

    Real-time transcoding for an excellent cross-device media experience

    Featuring advanced Intel UHD Graphics 610, the TVS-472XT supports triple-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices.

    • Note: The TVS-472XT’s hardware provides H.264 hardware decoding, encoding and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.

    Protect your data with higher security

    The TVS-472XT is loaded with comprehensive security features to keep your data safe.

    • QuFirewall for network security: Supports IPv6, firewall access lists, and GeoIP filtering to restrict access upon the geographical location for higher network security.
    • WPA2 Enterprise: Provides enterprise-grade wireless security for business networks, including certificate authority, encryption key, and enhanced encryption/decryption.
    • Security Counselor: A security portal that checks for weaknesses and offers recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.

    Complete backup planning

    The TVS-472XT provides a reliable, flexible backup & disaster recovery solution to assist organisations in routine backup jobs with cost-efficiency and high productivity.

    • Windows and Mac backup
      Use the licence-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up/restore files from Windows computers. Time Machine is fully supported for backing up Mac computers.
    • Hybrid Backup Sync
      Consolidates backup, restoration and synchronisation 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 their block-level feature makes them a dependable method for protecting data in the face of the growing threat of ransomware. The TVS-472XT supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1,024 snapshots per NAS.
    • VM backup
      With high performance, potentially huge storage capacities, integrated virtualisation solutions, and support for snapshots that record the state of the system at any time, the TVS-472XT is perfect for backing up virtual machines.

    High-speed VM Backup Solution

    With Hyper Data Protector, the TVS-472XT becomes an agentless backup tool for unlimited VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V VM backup. Hyper Data Protector features incremental backup, global deduplication, backup scheduling and recovery compression that provides you with a cost-effective and reliable disaster recovery plan, ensuring 24/7 operation of your services.

    • Note: QNAP NAS must be running QTS version 4.3.6 or later

    Optimised collaboration with seamless file sharing and sync

    The TVS-472XT 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 centre for file synchronisation) any file uploaded to the TVS-472XT 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 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

    Virtualisation Station and Container Station jointly introduce a hybrid approach to virtualisation. No matter your virtualisation needs, you can count on QNAP for complete virtualisation support.

    • Run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines and access them via a web browser or VNC (Virtual Network Computing). Businesses can run virtualised server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.
    • Experience LXC and Docker lightweight virtualisation technologies, and download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry, import/export containers, and create abundant microservices.

    More Productivity Applications

    • IFTTT Agent
      A popular web automation service for combining QNAP NAS and mobile devices/apps to customise NAS applets.
    • QmailAgent
      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.
    • Cinema28
      Turns your NAS into a multimedia hub for streaming photos, music and videos to different devices in different rooms.
    • Qsirch
      A full-text search engine that helps quickly find specific images, music, videos, documents, and emails by using keywords and search conditions.

    Flexible and economical storage expansion

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

    • 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 up to six (6) TX-800P or TX-500P Thunderbolt 2 expansion enclosures (sold separately).
    • VJBOD
      Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to eight (8) QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TVS-472XT.
    • Migrate to a New NAS
      Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
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