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Kool Tools: QNAP TVS-871T


QNAP Systems’s TVS-871T is the first Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS that features 20Gbps bandwidth, 4K video capable Thunderbolt 2, and compatibility with the Thunderbolt-ready storage expansion enclosures TX-500P and TX-800P. With the high transfer speed of DAS and the convenient accessibility of NAS, the TVS-871T is a flexible, efficient storage solution for creative media professionals looking to streamline large 4K video and design workflows.

It tackles the most common bottleneck for 4K workflows: I/O speed and storage.
Powered by an Intel Haswell processor with options including Core i5 and Core i7, the 8-bay TVS-871T not only features Thunderbolt 2 technology but also has dual 10GbE ports. It can simultaneously run general Ethernet services in addition to the Thunderbolt 2 network, completely independently and with no bandwidth interference.

With dual Thunderbolt 2 ports available, users can flexibly arrange their workstation connections with the TVS-871T and its storage expansion enclosures based on their needs to enjoy high accessibility, optimal collaboration, and seamless expansion. It integrates the high-speed storage of Thunderbolt DAS and flexible file sharing of 10GbE networks, completely solving the obstacles faced by conventional Thunderbolt DAS user.

Users can also expand the TVS-871T’s storage capacity up to 448 TB by attaching a maximum of 6 QNAP expansion enclosures (TX-500P and TX-800P). It’s a fine match for Thunderbolt 2-capable Macs. Up to two2 Mac workstations can connect to a TVS-871T to process real-time video editing simultaneously. Mac users can y back up Mac data to the TVS-871T with Apple Time Machine.

Assisting in creative workflows, the TVS-871T delivers throughput for real-time non-linear video editing, and also allows multi-track video editing with the lowest latency. Users can connect a 4K display to the TVS-871T via HDMI to directly play 4K videos, and organize videos with the Video Station.

Featuring the latest QTS 4.2 operating system, the TVS-871T performs as an easy-to-use NAS for file storage, backup, sharing and synchronization. With QvPC technology, users can connect a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display for using the TVS-871T as a PC substitute, directly accessing stored data, running multiple VMs, surfing the web, enjoying 4K videos with Kodi, monitoring surveillance live feeds from IP cameras, and much more. The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers.

The new Thunderbolt 2 Turbo vNAS TVS-871T and its storage expansion enclosures TX-500P and TX-800P are now available. For more information regarding new products and to see the full QNAP Turbo NAS lineup (including where to buy) go to

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