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QNAP TVS-872N 8-bay NAS Review

Rating: 8.0.

Part of QNAP's SMB product line, the TVS-872N is an 8-bay NAS supporting 5GbE/2.5GbE networking and comes with M.2 NVMe SSD support along with a pair of PCIe Gen3 slots. Is it worth the £1800 asking price?

QNAP's TVS-*72N line-up comprises just two models, the 6-bay TVS-672N and the TVS-872N, the 8-bay model we are looking at here. Both are powered by an Intel Core i3 8100T quad-core processor clocked at 3.1GHz. Out of the box, the TVS-872N comes with 8GB of DDR4-2666 memory installed, the TVS-672N makes do with 4GB. Both models support up to 32GB of memory via a pair of SODIMM slots.

Internally the NAS supports a pair of M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 NVMe slots for caching duties and two PCIe Gen3 slots. The x16 slot is controlled by the CPU while the x4 slot is looked after by the PCH. There is are lists of compatible cards and drives for all these slots on QNAP’s website.

The NAS comes with a single 5GbE(5GbE/2.5GbE) Ethernet port as well as a pair of Gigabit Ethernet ones.

Power consumption figures quoted by QNAP for the TVS-872N are 65.03W in typical operating mode and 41.47W in HDD sleep mode. These figures will, of course, change depending on the drives being used in the NAS. The official figures are from the NAS being filled with WD WD10EFRX drives.

QNAP back the TVS-872N-i3-8G with a 2-year warranty but if needed, you can purchase a warranty extension that increases the coverage by up to five years.

Physical Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-8100T quad-core (3.1 GHz).
  • Memory: 8GB DDR4-2666 (2 x 4GB) (Max 32GB).
  • Gigabit Ethernet Ports: 2.
  • Other Ethernet Ports: 1 x 5GbE(5GbE/2.5GbE).
  • Rear panel connectors: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A, 1 x USB 3.0 Type-A,
  • 3 x audio, 1x HDMI 2.0.
  • Front panel connectors: USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-A (One Touch Copy).
  • RAID support: 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, JBOD, Single.
  • Cooling: Active – 2 x 120mm (System), 2 x 60mm blower (CPU).
  • Drive Bays Supported: 8.
  • Maximum hard drive size supported: 16TB.
  • Maximum Capacity: 128TB
  • PCIe slots: 2, 1 x Gen3 x16, 1 x Gen3 x4.
  • Internal File System support: EXT4
  • Dimensions (D x W x H): 279.6 x 329.3 x 188.2mm.
  • Weight: 7.06kg.

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