Upgraded with Thunderbolt 3, an Intel 7th-Gen Kaby Lake processor, and a Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10GbE converter, the TVS-882BRT3 8-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is designed for online video editing and high-speed file sharing. It includes a pre-installed Blu-ray drive, allowing users to immediately experience extensive disc applications, including backing up disc-based content to your NAS for long-term storage and easier sharing, or the writing of NAS-based files to optical media for an extra layer of data protection. There are also three PCIe Gen 3.0 slots, two of which are occupied with a dual-port Thunderbolt 3 expansion card, while the third slot is empty and ready for peripherals such as a 10GbE/40GbE NIC, SAS storage expansion card, or a USB 3.1 10GbE adapter, making the TVS-882BRT3 well-suited for diverse storage applications.
The TVS-882BRT3 is powered by a 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5-7500 Quad-Core processor and 16GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM in a 2 x 8GB configuration, which can be upgraded to 64GB. Network connectivity is achieved using the four Gigabit Ethernet ports which help with service binding, port trunking, and MPIO configurations, or access 10GbE networks using the Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet 10GbE converter via Thunderbolt 3. This NAS also supports JBOD and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and hot spare, each of which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.
This 8-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives or SSD drives. When using all four Gigabit Ethernet ports, the TVS-882BRT3 can reach download speeds of up to 447 MB/s and upload speeds of 451 MB/s. Once volume encryption is turned on, transfer speeds are still very high, with download speeds of up to 443 MB/s and upload speeds of up to 450 MB/s.
Using the external four 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports, five 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and three HDMI 1.4b ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, as well as other external drives and displays. Internally, there are two M.2 slots for tiered storage and cache acceleration using separately sold M.2 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 flash modules. Additionally, the TVS-882BRT3 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 M.2 SSDs, 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. Using Application-based Partitioning, the M.2 and SATA storage devices can be configured as independent partitions for different applications, helping to ensure a sufficient throughput level for all applications.
The TVS-882BRT3 8-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC, 1.5-3A, at 250W. It includes four Ethernet cables, a power cord, two screws and two bolts for M.2 installation, twenty-four flat head screws for 2.5" drives, two M.2 SSD heatsinks, and an IR remote control. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.