QNAP TVS 673 £849.17 @ Servers Direct
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QNAP TVS 673 £849.17 @ Servers Direct

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Found 31st Mar 2017
Currently looking around as I am thinking about upgrading my 215J to a larger unit with a bit more horsepower and future proofing. This appears to be around £180 cheaper than anywhere else.

Admittedly, a bit of a niche product, but seems to be a decent price for those looking at a newly released 6 bay NAS with plenty of bells and whistles.

Not pulled the trigger yet...

Thoughts please?

Details:

The QNAP TVS-673 NAS is powered by an AMD embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) that incorporates exceptional CPU and AMD Radeon R7 Graphics performance, delivering a high-performance and energy-efficient NAS solution. Built with a state-of-the-art metal design and topped off with a stylish gold finish, the QNAP TVS-673 NAS features a powerful quad-core CPU, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, up to 64GB RAM, USB 3.1 (10Gbps) and 10GbE expandability with exceptional performance.
AMD R-series quad-core APU
The QNAP TVS-673 NAS is equipped with a next-gen AMD R-Series RX-421BD quad-core 2.1 GHz APU (burst up to 3.4 GHz), dual channel 8GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 64GB), and four Gigabit LAN ports for lightning-fast multi-tasking with low power consumption and is capable of delivering up to 1,172 MB/s throughout with a 10GbE configuration. The QNAP TVS-673 NAS’s hardware-accelerated encryption engine with AES-NI provides unmatched encryption performance in its class (up to 483 MB/s with AES 256- bit full NAS volume encryption) to boost system performance, security, and ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the NAS.
Flexible 10GbE network expandability
The QNAP TVS-673 NAS features two PCIe (Gen.3 x4) slots, one preinstalled with a USB 3.1 Type-A dual-port card, and the other allows for installing an optional dual-port 10GbE (10GBASE-T or SFP+) network card. This allows for greater flexibility in setting up 10GbE environments for high-performance virtualization and backup tasks.
USB 3.1 (10Gbps) connectivity
USB 3.1 provides faster maximum speeds of 10Gb/s – double that of USB 3.0 – to greatly boost data transfer performance. The QNAP TVS-673 NAS comes with a USB 3.1 Type-A dual-port card for connecting up to two USB devices, allowing compatibility with newer, faster USB devices for transferring large-sized media files.
M.2 SSD and 2.5” SSD cache with Qtier optimisation
The QNAP TVS-673 NAS supports 2.5” SSD for caching to increase IOPS performance, and provides higher transfer speeds and reliability with additional two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is perfect for improving the overall workflow of random IOPS demanding applications such as virtualization. The QNAP TVS-673 NAS combines M.2 SSD, SATA SSD and high-capacity HDD in one box to effectively realise tiered storage for exceptional application performance and lower TCO of storage at the same time.
Easy installation and direct access to files with USB QuickAccess
With its innovative USB QuickAccess port, the QNAP TVS-673 NAS eliminates the complications of first-time NAS installation and provides easy direct access to files stored on the TVS-673 - all without needing network connectivity. Simply use a USB 3.0 A – Micro B cable or a USB 2.0 A – Micro B cable to connect the QNAP TVS-673 NAS to a PC or Mac device, and use Qfinder Pro to configure it. It is just that easy. You can also assign access rights to users for different folders to prevent unauthorised access to important files.
Superior 4K video transcoding and display
The QNAP TVS-673 NAS features AMD 3rd Gen GCN architecture with breakthrough GPU performance to support 4K H.264 video decoding and stunning 4K UHD display. It delivers superior real-time 4K and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The QNAP TVS-673 NAS also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
4K HDMI output with a free remote control
The QNAP TVS-673 NAS offers dual HDMI outputs that support “duplicated” or “extended” desktop configurations. You can connect the TVS-673 to a TV or A/V receiver and use the media player in HybridDesk Station (HD Station) with the bundled QNAP remote control to enjoy rich media content and 4K videos with the best audiovisual experience. With the help of the smart remote control learning function, you can pair up to three TV or stereo IR remote controls and program your frequently-used buttons and functions. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app.

High-performance 10GbE-enabled business NAS with powerful quad-core AMD R-Series APU
The TVS-673 is powered by an AMD embedded Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) that incorporates exceptional CPU and AMD Radeon™ R7 Graphics performance, delivering a high-performance and energy-efficient NAS solution. Built with a state-of-the-art metal design and topped off with a stylish gold finish, the TVS-673 features a powerful quad-core CPU, AES-NI hardware encryption engine, up to 64GB RAM, USB 3.1 (10Gbps) and 10GbE expandability with exceptional performance. Coupled with the unique USB QuickAccess, HDMI 4K output, and 4K H.264 video decoding and encoding acceleration, the TVS-673 running on the new 64-bit QTS 4.3 operating system provides an optimum audiovisual experience and well-rounded private cloud system.
NAS and iSCSI-SAN (IP-SAN) unified storage solution
Integrated Radeon™ R7 GPU for 4K video storage and playback
10GbE-expandable, highly-efficient storage solution for virtualisation and HD video editing & sharing
USB QuickAccess port for accessing files without needing a network connection
M.2 SSD cache and Qtier technology jointly realise optimised storage efficiency
Supports virtualisation, centralised storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery
QmailAgent for centralised email management; Qsirch full-text searching tool; Qcontactz for centrally storing and managing contacts
Use the NAS as a PC with exclusive QvPC Technology and 4K display
The new QVR Pro surveillance system allows dedicated storage space for surveillance data in the NAS, and leverages the advantages of storage manageability from the QTS.
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Could you not build a NAS cheaper from with pc case and parts? I've build a 12Tb Synology for less than 400.
I thought you needed dedicated hardware to run Diskstation? Have to look at a self build if I can run Diskstation. Would no doubt be cheaper too. Really looking for a media streamer, fileserver, CCTV with transcoding capabilities. My 215J does all that, just in it's own time... and it's almost full and I have limited resilience.
EXpensive for what it is .. but I suppose you're paying to have it all integrated, tested and supported. 10GbE is probably a fair bit of the cost.
antmatz

I thought you needed dedicated hardware to run Diskstation? Have to look … I thought you needed dedicated hardware to run Diskstation? Have to look at a self build if I can run Diskstation. Would no doubt be cheaper too. Really looking for a media streamer, fileserver, CCTV with transcoding capabilities. My 215J does all that, just in it's own time... and it's almost full and I have limited resilience.



​If you Google Xpenology there's plenty about making a NAS with pc parts and running diskstation. I can also run plex and sickbeard on it
antmatz

I thought you needed dedicated hardware to run Diskstation? Have to look … I thought you needed dedicated hardware to run Diskstation? Have to look at a self build if I can run Diskstation. Would no doubt be cheaper too. Really looking for a media streamer, fileserver, CCTV with transcoding capabilities. My 215J does all that, just in it's own time... and it's almost full and I have limited resilience.


On the CCTV side, Qnap surveillance centre is pretty pants. Might be better on this model but always found it was more of a poorly implemented afterthought to them.
Much better with a NVR or dedicated pc running blue iris.


Edited by: "callum84" 31st Mar 2017
I've added heat because it's actually a promising unit looking at the specs. Went through a similar situation very recently upgrading a DS412+ whether to get a traditional nas or DIY build. Ended up going a completely different route and getting a Dell R730
I got a 6 disk hp microserver with Xpenology running stable for 3 years now and only cost £80 new.If you do not mind tinkering with a diy build you get great vfm.
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I got a 6 disk hp microserver with Xpenology running stable for 3 years … I got a 6 disk hp microserver with Xpenology running stable for 3 years now and only cost £80 new.If you do not mind tinkering with a diy build you get great vfm.



Yes...but you can't do updates
I guess I have concerns with all my data on a system with limited support and no warranty I guess.
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EXpensive for what it is .. but I suppose you're paying to have it all … EXpensive for what it is .. but I suppose you're paying to have it all integrated, tested and supported. 10GbE is probably a fair bit of the cost.



Not to mention the cost of a 10GbE switch...

Just get an old puter .. install linux, setup MDADM raid. If linux is too difficult or you want to do it graphically take a look at FreeNAS
I bought an i5 TVS871u recently, way too overpowered for my needs but the qnap firmware seems easy enough to use and aimed more at professionals than symbology
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