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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-264
TVS-h474 - -
TS-673A - -
TS-473A - -

LATEST PRICE LIST

TVS-h874T3799 GBP2899 USD
TS-264449.99 GBP423.37 USD
TVS-h4741409 GBP1199 USD
TS-673A949 GBP1109.05 USD
TS-473A869 GBP813.64 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-264 Intel® Celeron® N5095 4-core/4-thread p... 4 4 2 (MAX:2.9) Docker/VM 4036 NO /8 GB DDR4 on board (non-expandable)
TVS-h474 Intel® Pentium® Gold G7400 2-core/4-thread 3.7 GHz... 2 4 3.7 Docker/VM 6786 NO /8 GB DDR4 SODIMM DDR4 (1 x 8 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)

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-264 Intel® UHD Graphics 450/750 H.264 60 2160 2160p
TVS-h474 Intel® UHD Graphics 710 300/1.35 H.264 60 4320 1080p
TS-673A / 0 1080p
TS-473A / 0 1080p

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-264 2 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 44TB EXT4
TVS-h474 4 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB ZFS/EXT4
TS-673A 6 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 132TB EXT4
TS-473A 4 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB 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-264 folder face HDD/volume /folder
TVS-h474 folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-673A folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-473A 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-264 2.5Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x2 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 3 x1
TVS-h474 2.5Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 4 x16 (CPU) Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x2 (PCH) 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x2 slots
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

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

NAS HDMI QVM transcoding AI
TVS-h874T 1, HDMI™ 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
TS-264 1, HDMI™ 2.1 (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
TVS-h474 1, HDMI™ 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
TS-673A pcie
TS-473A pcie

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-264 Docker/VM 1, HDMI™ 2.1 (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 60Hz)
TVS-h474 Docker/VM 1, HDMI™ 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
TS-673A Docker/VM pcie
TS-473A Docker/VM pcie

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Qnap TVS-h874T 2023-09
Qnap TS-264 2022-09
Qnap TVS-h474 2022-09
Qnap TS-673A 2021-02
Qnap TS-473A 2021-02

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RELATED REVIEWS

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


8.4
PROS
👍🏻Very compact chassis design, despite large storage potential
👍🏻A BIG jump in hardware and scale from the TS-253Be and TS-253D
👍🏻Easily one of the most hardware-packed SMB/Mid-range 2-Bay on the market
👍🏻8GB Memory in the base model will certainly appeal to some users looking at pimping this system out fully in terms of hardware upgrades and storage
👍🏻m.2 NVMe SSD Bays AND a PCIe Upgrade Slot (no need to choose one upgrade path)
👍🏻8x Included Camera Licenses
👍🏻Includes Anti-virus, Firewall Tool, VPN client tools, Malware Remover, network manager and Security Councilor Tool
👍🏻3 Different Container/VM tools that also feature image download centers
👍🏻10Gb/s (1,000MB/s) USB Ports will be incredibly useful
👍🏻Large range of expansion options in the TR/TL series in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12 Bays
👍🏻HDMI 2.1 Support in the 2-Bay, whereas the 4/6-Bay still runs HDMI 2.0 (released in Spring \'22)
CONS
👎🏻The PCIe Slot is PCIe 3x2 and the M.2 SSD Bays are PCIe 3x1 (likely limitations of all this H/W on a Celeron+chipset
👎🏻Default 8GB of memory (again, down to global memory shortages) does increase the base price and is non-upgradable too
👎🏻The software can be a little inconsistent under excessive use and features a steeper learning curve than Synology

SOFTWARE - 9/10
HARDWARE - 10/10
PERFORMANCE - 10/10
PRICE - 7/10
VALUE - 8/10


8.8
PROS
👍🏻ZFS and EXT4 Support
👍🏻Pentium Gold Processor 4-Bay - NICE
👍🏻Graphics Card Support
👍🏻PCIe Gen 4 Lanes and a 4x16 Slot
👍🏻2.5GbE by default
👍🏻Massive Memory Support
👍🏻LCD Panel Always Useful
👍🏻USB 10G Ports
👍🏻m.2 NVMe SSD Slots for Caching OR Storage Pools
👍🏻Best Plex 4-Bay NAS in 2022/2023 by a good distance!
CONS
👎🏻Expensive!
👎🏻Still waiting for an I3 option
👎🏻Power Hungry and a pinch noisy in operation

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-h874T3799 GBP2899 USD
TS-264449.99 GBP423.37 USD
TVS-h4741409 GBP1199 USD
TS-673A949 GBP1109.05 USD
TS-473A869 GBP813.64 USD
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