QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the new TVS-882ST3, a 2.5" 8-bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS. Powered by an energy-efficient 6th Generation Intel 14nm Core i7/i5 quad-core processor with AES-NI encryption, the TVS-882ST3 includes dual Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, 10GbE 10GBASE-T dual networking ports, USB 3.1 10Gbps Type-C/Type-A ports, and 4K HDMI output to exclusively provide a Thunderbolt/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution. The TVS-882ST3 is a compact NAS that can greatly boost workflow collaboration between Thunderbolt 3-enabled Mac and Windows users. It is also ideal for an all-SSD configuration to provide the utmost performance.

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“The TVS-882ST3 combines versatile high-speed interfaces including Thunderbolt 3, 10GbE, and USB 3.1 (Gen2 10Gbps Type-C and Type-A) in a powerful NAS solution to realize optimized data transfer in different applications,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “with its compact frame and eight 2.5" bays that are ideal for SSDs, the TVS-882ST3 is perfect for small offices and teams looking for a NAS with performance and functionality that is normally reserved for high-end servers.”

Running the 64-bit QTS 4.3 operating system, the TVS-882ST3 supports the innovative Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) Converter that allows Thunderbolt-enabled devices to access 10GbE network resources over a Thunderbolt connection to the NAS. This innovative converter introduces a flexible and cost-effective data transfer method for non-Ethernet devices. The TVS-882ST3 is also a perfect match for Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro, and provides seamless collaboration between the SMB-enabled Final Cut Pro X 10.3 and Windows PC for cross-platform file sharing with optimized teamwork and video editing workflows.

More than a high-speed storage solution to boost the workflow for video producers and organizations, the TVS-882ST3 can empower various digital applications with its abundant functions. It is a secure file center with comprehensive privilege controls for cross-platform file sharing, backup/restoration, and synchronization; QvPC Technology allows the TVS-882ST3 to be used as a PC by connecting a keyboard, mouse and HDMI display; Linux Station allows the direct usage of Ubuntu desktop; Virtualization Station can host multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android based virtual machines on the NAS; Container Station empowers near-limitless LXC and Docker containerized apps and IoT development; Qfiling and Qsirch optimize data storage operations by providing automatic file organization and rapid file searching.

The TVS-882ST3 supports seamless storage expansion. Users can connect up to six Thunderbolt 2 expansion enclosures (8-bay TX-800P or 5-bay TX-500P) or two USB 3.0 expansion enclosures (8-bay UX-800P or 5-bay UX-500P) to expand storage capacity on demand. The storage capacity can also be expanded by using VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) that leverages the unused storage capacity of other QNAP NAS, providing a reliable, high-capacity storage solution for growing high-resolution media files.

Key specifications

  • TVS-882ST3-i7-16G: Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core 2.6 GHz (up to 3.5 GHz), 16GB DDR4 RAM (expandable to 32GB)
  • TVS-882ST3-i7-8G: Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core 2.6 GHz (up to 3.5 GHz), 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable to 32GB)
  • TVS-882ST3-i5-8G: Intel Core i5-6442EQ quad-core 1.9 GHz (up to 2.7 GHz), 8GB DDR4 RAM (expandable to 32GB)

Tower NAS; 8 x hot-swappable 2.5” SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD slots; 2 x Thunderbolt 3 ports; 2 x 10GBase-T LAN ports, 2 x Gigabit RJ45 LAN ports; 1 x HDMI output (4K @30Hz); 2 x USB 3.1 ports (USB-C and USB-A, up to 10Gb/s); 2 x USB 3.0 ports; 1 x 3.5mm audio output; 1 x 3.5 mm microphone jack (dynamic microphones only); 1 x LCD screen; 1 x remote control


The new TVS-882ST3 Thunderbolt 3 NAS is now available. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com