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QNAP TVS-673e-8G 6-bay NAS Review

Rating: 8.0.

Sitting under QNAP's SMB product banner, the TVS-673e is a compact, feature rich 6-bay NAS powered by an AMD R-Series SOC. It uses DDR4 memory, supports two M.2 2260/2280 SATA based M.2 drive ports for cache acceleration and has a pair of PCIe 3.0 x4 slots.

The TVS-673e sits in the middle of a three NAS family line-up, between the entry four-bay TVS-473e and the eight-bay flagship TVS-873e.

At the heart of the TVS-*73e series is a 64-bit AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz (Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz) SOC The RX-421BD SOC uses AMD's Excavator cores and has an embedded Radeon R7 GPU to cover any graphic duties.

The TVS-673e comes in two memory versions as standard both using DDR4 memory, a 4GB (TVS-673e-4G) base model and the 8GB unit which was the unit QNAP kindly supplied for review. If you need to add more memory, not a problem as both models support a maximum of 64GB via four SODIMM slots.

In addition to the six main storage bays there are a pair of M.2 2280/2260 SATA ports on the motherboard which support SSD Cache Acceleration. For expansion purposes such as adding faster networking cards there are a pair of PCIe 3.0 x4 PCIe slots.

Physical Specifications
Processor: AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz (Turbo Core up to 3.4).
Memory: 8GB DDR4-2400 dual-channel
Gigabit Ethernet Ports: 4.
Rear panel connectors: 3 x USB 3.0 Type-A, 2 x HDMI 1.4b, 3 x audio.
Front panel connectors: 1 x  USB 3.0 Type-A, 1 x USB QuickAccess port (USB Micro-B).
RAID support: JBOD, 0,1,5,6,10,50.
Cooling: Active – 1 x 60mm CPU, 2 x 90mm system.
Drive Bays Supported: 6.
Maximum hard drive size supported: 12TB
Maximum Capacity: 72TB.
M.2 slot(s): 2 x SATA (2260/2280 formats).
PCIe slot(s): 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4.
Internal File System support: EXT4
Dimensions (D x W x H): 279.6 x 264.3 x 188.2 mm.
Weight: 5.63kg.

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