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GENERAL NAS FEATURE COMPARISON

NAS Plex (local 4K) Plex HD (remote) Plex 4K (remote) BACKUP (MS/GOOGLE OFFICE) BACKUP (BAREBONE) PHOTOS (OBJECT AI) VIDEO EDITING (4K) VIDEO EDITING (8K) DOCKER VIRTUAL MACHINES PC MODE (QVM) 2.5GbE 10GbE 25GbE Thunderbolt NVMe Pcie Expansion HDMI Drive Mixing
TVS-h874T
TS-673A - -
TS-473A - -
TVS-h1288X

LATEST PRICE LIST

TVS-h874T2709.74 GBP5155.47 USD
TS-673A3233.31 GBP1080.83 USD
TS-473A989.95 GBP1156.29 USD
TVS-h1288X2948.99 GBP2681.99 USD

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
TVS-h874T Intel Core™ i7-12700K 12-core (8P+4E) /20-thread Processor 12 20 3.6 (MAX:5) Docker/VM 34748 NO /32 GB DDR4 SODIMM DDR4 (2 x 16 GB)
TS-673A AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz proce... 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 NO /8 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 8 GB)
TS-473A AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz proce... 4 8 2.2 Docker/VM 4584 NO /8 GB DDR4 SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 8 GB)
TVS-h1288X Intel® Xeon® W-1250 6-core 3.3 GHz processor (boos... 6 12 3.3 (MAX:4.7) Docker/VM 13646 ECC /16 GB DDR4 ECC UDIMM DDR4 (2 x 8 GB)

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
TVS-h874T Intel® UHD Graphics 770 300/1.5 H.264 60 4320 4320p
TS-673A / 0 1080p
TS-473A / 0 1080p
TVS-h1288X Intel® UHD Graphics P630 350/1.2GHZ H.264 60 2160 2160p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
TVS-h874T 8 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 176TB ZFS/EXT4
TS-673A 6 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 132TB EXT4
TS-473A 4 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB EXT4
TVS-h1288X 8 HDD 30Gbit (6 ports combined) 176TB ZFS/EXT4

*All NAS support multiple RAID/ volume groups, if you want to mix different size drive on non supported model.

BEST FOR BACKUP

NAS Level HA AI Google Microsoft encryption
TVS-h874T folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-673A folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-473A folder face HDD/volume /folder
TVS-h1288X folder face HDD/volume /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
TVS-h874T 2.5Gbit dual Thunderbolt 4 ports (Type-C) dual PCIe 2 Slot 1: PCIe Gen 4 x16 Slot 2: PCIe Gen 4 x4 Slot 2 is preinstalled dual M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 x4
TS-673A 2.5Gbit PCIe-Slot =2 Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4 Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x1 slots
TS-473A 2.5Gbit PCIe-Slot =2 Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4 Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x1 slots
TVS-h1288X 10Gbit 2X RJ45pcie PCIe-Slot =3 Slot 1: PCIe Gen3 x8 Slot 2: PCIe Gen3 x4 Slot 3: PCIe Gen3 x4 2 x M.2 22110/2280 NVMe PCIe Gen3 x4 slots

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
TVS-h874T 1, HDMI™ 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
TS-673A pcie
TS-473A pcie
TVS-h1288X 1, HDMI™ 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
TVS-h874T Docker/VM 1, HDMI™ 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
TS-673A Docker/VM pcie
TS-473A Docker/VM pcie
TVS-h1288X Docker/VM 1, HDMI™ 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Qnap TVS-h874T 2023-09
Qnap TS-673A 2021-02
Qnap TS-473A 2021-02
Qnap TVS-h1288X 2020-09

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RELATED REVIEWS

SOFTWARE - 8/10
HARDWARE - 10/10
PERFORMANCE - 10/10
PRICE - 8/10
VALUE - 9/10


9.0
PROS
👍🏻10Gb/TB3 Support
👍🏻2.5Gbe LAN Ports
👍🏻6 Core GPU enabled Xeon with over 15,000 CPUBenchmark Score
👍🏻3 Tier Storage System
👍🏻ZFS File System
👍🏻PCIe Gen3 x8 and 3×4
👍🏻Virtualization
👍🏻Thunderbolt is Optional – many will appreciate the choice (upto 4 ports)
👍🏻Larger 22110 NVMe Gen3 x4 Support
👍🏻Upto 128GB ECC DDR4 Memory
👍🏻5x USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gb/s
👍🏻10 min Windows and/or Ubuntu VM install (included)
👍🏻Expandable (TR-106T and TR-1082T soon)
CONS
👎🏻Quite expensive
👎🏻HDMI is 1.4b (30FPS 4K)
👎🏻Shame we haven’t got 4/6 Bay options as found in TVS-682/882
👎🏻Surveillance Software versions and licenses are a bit confusing
👎🏻Noise/power levels are comparable to a small rackmount

SOFTWARE - 9/10
HARDWARE - 10/10
PERFORMANCE - 10/10
PRICE - 7/10
VALUE - 7/10


8.6
PROS
👍🏻Only brand rolling out i9 Turnkey NAS
👍🏻Only NAS Rolling out Thundebrolt4 NAS (for now!)
👍🏻Upto 20 Cores, 24 Threads and High End Integrated Graphics
👍🏻PCIe Gen 4 x16 Upgrade Slot for 10/25/100GbE Cards and 2x PCIe Gen 4 x4 M.2 NVMe Slots for 7GB SSDs
👍🏻No Obstinant 3rd Party Hardware Limitations on Support or Compatibility
👍🏻Much larger support of 3rd Party Software Services than most other NAS Brands
👍🏻10Gb/s USB Connectivity, in Type A and Type C
👍🏻Upto 64GB of Memory
👍🏻ZFS or EXT 4 File System Choice
👍🏻M.2 NVMe SSD Bays can be used for Storage or Caching
👍🏻Volume Encryption, SED SSD Support and WORM
👍🏻Enhanced AI Surveillance Services, with opt to upgrade with $30 Google TPU
👍🏻AI Photo Management Tool (QuMagie) Includes Thing Recognition and works offline
👍🏻ALL the ZFS Benefits, whilst also the GUI and App benefits of a Linux Software Platform in one
CONS
👎🏻No Smaller 4-Bay Version
👎🏻QVR Elite (not QVR Pro) only has 2 Cam Licences
👎🏻Lack of ECC Memory will annoy some users
👎🏻10Gbe is Missing (so no TB-TO-10GbE Pass-through)
👎🏻Too Many licenses on Enterprise Tools (Drive Analyzer, Face Tiger, etc) with too few free licenses


LATEST PRICE LIST

TVS-h874T2709.74 GBP5155.47 USD
TS-673A3233.31 GBP1080.83 USD
TS-473A989.95 GBP1156.29 USD
TVS-h1288X2948.99 GBP2681.99 USD
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