QNAP® Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73e series – an SMB NAS lineup featuring an AMD RX-421BD quad-core APU, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots (for SSD cache acceleration with Qtier™ auto-tiering), the unique USB QuickAccess port, dual 4K HDMI output, and hardware-assisted 4K video transcoding acceleration. Designed for versatile business needs, the secure and scalable TVS-x73e series provides a pair of PCIe slots for flexibly installing 10GbE NICs, QM2 cards or USB 3.1 10Gbps cards, presenting small and medium businesses with the perfect NAS solution to build a private cloud for applications including high-speed data transfer, backup/recovery, virtualization, media playback and graphics display.

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“The TVS-x73e NAS series is powered by an AMD quad-core APU with up to 3.4 GHz clock speed and also provides dual PCIe slots that add more value to maximize NAS potential for a wider range of applications, making the TVS-x73e ideal for organizations and professionals who ask for performance and expandability,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP.

Housed in a state-of-the-art metal design, the TVS-x73e series includes 4, 6, and 8-drive bay models that feature a high-performance and energy-efficient AMD RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz APU (Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz) and 4/8GB DDR4 RAM (up to 64GB). With an optional 10GbE NIC installed, it delivers up to 1139 MB/s throughput and up to 1091 MB/s with AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine. With SSD caching and two built-in M.2 SSD slots, the TVS-x73e can benefit from Qtier technology to optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs and high-capacity HDDs for balanced cost, performance, and capacity.

The TVS-x73e series includes two PCIe slots that allows greater system flexibility; Users can install an optional 10GbE network card for boosting virtualization and high-resolution video editing and sharing; a USB 3.1 Gen.2 (10Gbps) card for transferring large media files to/from USB storage; or QNAP’s innovative QM2 cards that allows for adding up to two M.2 SSDs to configure SSD caching, or to create a RAID 5 tiered storage along with the two M.2 SSDs in the NAS (M.2 SSD sold separately) to increase data protection. There are also QM2 cards that include 10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity to provide SSD caching with high-speed network connectivity on a single card.

The TVS-x73e features AMD 3rd Gen GCN architecture with breakthrough GPU performance to support 4K video decoding and stunning 4K UHD display, and the dual HDMI output with a free remote control makes it easy to enjoy the best audiovisual experience.

The business-ready TVS-x73e series is a NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution that not only supports VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2012 R2 environments, but can also natively host multiple virtual machines (with Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™) and containers (LXC and Docker®). Running the intelligent QTS operating system, the TVS-x73e series performs as an integrated storage solution to fulfill file backup, sharing, centralized management, and it supports block-based snapshots to record the state of the system at any time to mitigate the impact of ransomware attacks and to ensure the stability of service operations.

The TVS-x73e series is scalable by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures (UX-800P, UX-500P or REXP-1000 Pro). Storage capacity can also be expanded by using VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) that leverages the unused storage capacity of other QNAP NAS for use as virtual disks.

Key specifications

  • TVS-473e: supports 4 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD
  • TVS-673e: supports 6 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD
  • TVS-873e: supports 8 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD

Tower model; AMD RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz APU (burst up to 3.4 GHz), dual channel 4GB/8GB DDR4 SODIMM RAM (upgradable to 64GB); hot-swappable 2.5"/3.5" SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 2x M.2 SATA 6Gb/s 2280/2260 SSD slots; 1x USB QuickAccess port; 2x PCle (Gen.3 x 4) slots; 4x USB 3.0 ports; 4x Gigabit LAN ports; 2 x HDMI 1.4b outputs; 2x 3.5 mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only); 1x 3.5 mm Line-out audio jack; 1x built-in speaker


The new TVS-x73e series is now available. For more information, and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.