QNAP Partners with AMD to Launch TVS-x73 NAS,

QNAP Partners with AMD to Launch TVS-x73 NAS, Featuring R-Series Quad-core APU, USB 3.1,
10GbE Expandability and 4K Video Playback

TVS-x73 4/6/8-bay NAS

Taipei, Taiwan, November 10, 2016 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. have partnered with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD), and announced the release of the high-performance TVS-x73 NAS series. With an AMD Embedded R-Series quad-core APU, up to 64GB RAM, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD slots, SSD cache, USB 3.1 (10Gbps), 10GbE expandability, dual HDMI output, and hardware-assisted 4K video decoding and encoding acceleration, the TVS-x73 series provides small and medium businesses with a perfect NAS solution to build a private cloud for applications including high-speed data transfer, virtualization, media playback and graphics display.

“We chose the powerful AMD R-Series APU for the new TVS-x73 series as it incorporates exceptional CPU and AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics performance, delivering a high-performance and energy-efficient NAS solution,” said Y.T. Lee, Vice President of QNAP, adding “Featuring the latest QTS 4.3 operating system, the TVS-x73’s built-in USB 3.1 10Gbps connectivity and the potential for 10GbE expandability are a further boost for performance-conscious organizations and professionals.”

“We are pleased to continue our partnership with QNAP in providing high-performance NAS solutions for the Small and Medium Business (SMB) market,” said Colin Cureton, Director of Product Management & Marketing, Enterprise Solutions Business Unit at AMD. “With its exceptional speed and graphics performance with low power consumption, the AMD Embedded R-Series SOC is the highest-performance AMD embedded processor to date and promises to be a game-changer in the high-end SMB NAS market segment.”

Built with a state-of-the-art metal design and topped off with a stylish gold finish, the business-class TVS-x73 series is available in 4, 6, and 8-bay models. It is powered by an AMD RX-421BD quad-core APU (2.1 GHz base, 3.4 GHz boost) and dual-channel 8GB/16GB/64GB DDR4 RAM (up to 64GB), supports four Gigabit LAN ports and two built-in M.2 SSD slots (which can benefit from Qtier™ Technology to optimize storage efficiency across M.2 SSDs, SATA SSDs and HDDs), and is capable of delivering up to 1,172 MB/s throughput. Two PCIe slots are available for greater system flexibility. One is pre-installed with a dual-port USB 3.1 Type-A card and the other allows for an optional QNAP dual-port 10GbE (10GBASE-T or SFP+) network card. The 10GbE-enabled TVS-x73 fully satisfies businesses that demand higher bandwidth for virtualization and fast backup and restoration for an ever-growing amount of data.

The TVS-x73 series features AMD 3rd Gen GCN architecture with breakthrough GPU performance to support 4K H.264 video decoding and stunning 4K UHD display, ideal for applications for media storage and playback. With dual HDMI output and a bundled remote control, the TVS-x73 provides users with an ideal base for an optimum audiovisual experience.

The TVS-x73 series supports QNAP’s proprietary USB QuickAccess technology for direct connection to computers via USB, offering great plug-and-use convenience to access files stored on the NAS with up to 100 MB/s throughput. Users can quickly complete the first-time NAS installation and then directly access NAS files in everyday use, enjoying an easy-to-use NAS packed with performance and functionality.

Running on the next-generation 64-bit QTS 4.3 operating system, the TVS-x73 series offers numerous brand-new applications: QmailAgent for centralizing multiple email accounts and simplifying daily email management; Qcontactz for centrally storing and managing contacts; Qfiling for automating file organization; and QButton for initializing simple IoT applications with QNAP apps and the included remote control.

The business-ready TVS-x73 is a comprehensive storage solution for data storage, backup, sharing and centralized management, supporting Windows® and Mac® desktop/laptop backup, RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) with backup versioning, rsync and backup to cloud storage as well as file sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux®/UNIX®. The powerful Qsirch full-text searching tool helps quickly find files on the NAS, and Qsync provides multiple ways for file synchronization and group file sharing to greatly enhance the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. Virtualization Station allows users to host Windows, Linux, UNIX and Android™ based virtual machines on the NAS; Container Station integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. The TVS-x73 series also supports VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2012 R2 to assist in flexibly deploying and managing virtualization environments.

The TVS-x73’s storage capacity can be scaled up by connecting up to two QNAP expansion enclosures (UX-800P and UX-500P). The storage capacity can also be enlarged by using the VJBOD feature that allows the storage capacity of other QNAP NAS to be used as virtual disks that can be mounted as local disks for shares, applications, or even creating another LUN.

Key specifications

  • TVS-473:4-bay tower NAS
  • TVS-673:6-bay tower NAS
  • TVS-873:8-bay tower NAS

AMD RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz APU (burst up to 3.4 GHz), dual channel 8GB/16GB/64GB 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 x4) slots, one installed with a dual-port USB 3.1 Type-A card; 4 x USB 3.0 ports; 4x Gigabit LAN ports; 2x HDMI 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-x73 series is now available. For more information, and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.


About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., as its brand promise “Quality Network Appliance Provider”, aims to deliver comprehensive offerings of cutting edge network attached storage (NAS) and network video recorder (NVR) solutions featured with ease-of-use, robust operation, large storage capacity, and trustworthy reliability. QNAP integrates technologies and designs to bring forth quality products that effectively improve business efficiency on file sharing, virtualization applications, storage management and surveillance in the business environments, as well as enrich entertainment life for home users with the offering of a fun multimedia center experience. Headquartered in Taipei, QNAP delivers its solutions to the global market with nonstop innovation. More information is at www.qnap.com.

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