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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-h474 - -
TS-473 - -

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TS-473

BEST FOR Virtualisation

NAS CPU Cores Threads Speed (GHz) Docker/VM Score ECC
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-473 AMD R-Series RX-421ND quad-core 2.1 GHz processor ... 4 4 2.1 (MAX:3.4) Docker/VM 3575 NO /8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)

BEST FOR MULTIMEDIA

NAS GPU Base_GHz/Max Codec FPS Transcoding Plex
TVS-h474 Intel® UHD Graphics 710 300/1.35 H.264 60 4320 1080p
TS-473 / 0 720p

BEST FOR FILE STORAGE

NAS BAYS Bandwidth HDD storage expansion Drive mixing File System
TVS-h474 4 HDD 5Gbit (2 ports combined) 88TB ZFS/EXT4
TS-473 4 HDD 4Gbit (4 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-h474 folder face HDD/volume /folder
TS-473 folder face HDD/volume /folder

BEST FOR VIDEO EDITING

NAS MAX LAN speed Ports transcoding PCIe NVMe
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-473 1Gbit Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4 Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4 2 x M.2 2280/2260 SATA 6Gb/s slots

BEST FOR SURVEILLANCE (CCTV)

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

BEST FOR SMART HOME/ AI

NAS Virtual switch Docker/VM HDMI S/PDIF / AUX
TVS-h474 Docker/VM 1, HDMI™ 1.4b (up to 4096 x 2160 @ 30Hz)
TS-473 Docker/VM pcie

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AVAILABILITY / RELEASE DATE

Brand Model TW USA UK Released
Qnap TVS-h474 2022-09
Qnap TS-473 2020-07

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RELATED REVIEWS

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


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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


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TVS-h474
TS-473
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