QNAP TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 NAS

Brand New QNAP NAS for 2018 – The QNAP TS-x73 Series

Premium high-performance, a quad-core AMD RX-421ND NAS, PCIe slot expansions, M.2 SSD caching, 10GbE network and graphics card support, high computing power and 4K audio and video support – the TS-873 a new NAS for 2018 that promises to make waves. It is equipped with AMD’s new generation of high-end R-series processors, the RX-421ND quad-core 2.1 GHz CPU (Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz) and can be expanded up to 64GB of DDR4 memory. If upgraded to 10GbE via the installation of a 10G network card, the performance is up to 1661MB/s. Faturing high-speed multitasking and low power consumption, as well as the AES-NI hardware encryption engine, it promises to be one fo the most affordable AES 256-bit encrypted NAS. When the NAS has encrypted use enabled, it still manages up to 1575 MB/s of data read/write speed over 10Gbe, maintaining the system’s high performance and security throughout.

What can the TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 NAS do for your Home or Business?

Using high-performance, low-power, high-end AMD R-series embedded processors, the TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 provide high PCIe scalability and upgrades. It allows you to flexibly configure QNAP QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE PCIe expansion cards to add M.2 to NAS. SSD cache and 10GbE network connectivity. Alternatively you can connect many compatible wireless network cards (eg QWA-AC2600) with the Wireless AP Station application to make NAS a wireless network base station. Finally, you can install a graphics card (eg NVIDIA® GeForce® GT1030) in the TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 to further improve and output over HDMI 4K video, decoding and transcoding for sustained high performance.

The TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 allow you to configure the device the way you want on an affordable budget. Below are the highlights of the TVSx73 range:

  • 2 x PCIe Gen3 x4 high-speed channel, support QM2 card, 10GbE network card and various expansion cards
  • Supports NVIDIA® GeForce® GT1030 graphics card for applications such as 4K video output and transcoding
  • Dual-port M.2 SATA 6 Gb/s SSD slots, which can be used as cache applications or configure high-speed storage pools to increase file access efficiency

  • Qtier automatic tiered storage and SSD cache technology provide 24×7 full-time storage acceleration
  • Perfect support for virtualization and software container applications, centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery
  • The snapshot records the system status and data completely. When an accident occurs, the system can be quickly restored to normal status through a snapshot

1. M.2 SSD special light

Display status and access actions.

2. IR Infrared Receiver

With the optional PCIe graphics card and QNAP Infrared Remote Control (RM-IR004), you can easily play video and perform QButton shortcuts.

3. 2 PCIe Gen3 High Speed Expansion Slots

PCIe Gen3 x4 high-speed channel, support QM2 card, 10GbE network card, wireless network card, low-end graphics card and all kinds of expansion cards.

4. USB one-button backup

Press the “Copy” button to immediately back up the USB external storage device’s file to the NAS, or save the file from the NAS to an external device.

5. Up to 64GB DDR4 High Speed Power Saving Memory

Supports four DDR4 SODIMM memory sockets, preloaded with 4GB/8GB of memory

6. Built-in 2 dedicated M.2 SSDs

Supports 2260 and 2280 M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs in two sizes. Qtier automatic tiered storage and system cache can be freely scheduled.

7. System partition fan temperature control

The hard disk and the processor are respectively adjusted by different fans to bring about extraordinary quiet performance.

8. AMD R Series High-Performance Embedded x86 CPU Processor

Low-power 35-watt quad-core RX-421ND 2.1 GHz SoC, Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz.

9. 4 Gigabit networks

Allows network traffic to ensure wide application service bandwidth.

10. Rear Speaker

Let audio output directly; and provide system voice alert.

Dual PCIe Expansion slots of the TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 NAS

The TS-873 is equipped with two PCIe (Gen3 x4) slots that can be flexibly expanded to meet the needs of high-density applications such as virtualization applications, dense file access, and audio/video editing, or to install USB 3.1. The Gen2 (10Gb/s) expansion card allows you to quickly complete media and other large file transfers via the USB interface, which is more versatile and efficient. \You can also install QNAP QM2 expansion cards, wireless network cards, or graphics cards that do not require additional power supply, to expand the number of applications.

Graphics Card Support on the TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 NAS

You can install a graphics cards (that do not require additional power) inside the TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873, such as the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT1030 to optimize overall system performance. The excellent graphics performance of the graphics graphics card can also bring smooth video editing workflow. And smooth 4K high-definition video archive playback performance, to bring you a great multimedia audio-visual experience.

In addition, you can purchase an additional QNAP remote control (RM-IR004) or install the Qremote app on your mobile device to easily control your entertainment experience. The actual playable video formats are based on hardware specifications and software. The audio and video playback functions and presentation quality may differ due to factors such as the original format and quality, hardware and software specifications, and output devices. Before purchasing a graphics card, please refer to the QNAP compatibility list.

QVR Pro Support on the TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 NAS

QNAP’s next-generation QVR Pro security monitoring solution allows you to create an independent monitoring environment on the TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 and enjoy the NAS’s highly scalable storage space.

Camera management, video space planning, real-time monitoring, and video playback have all become easier. You can view it at any time through the QVR Pro Client Mobile App, or use a USB video camera with the QUSBCam2 app to use the USB camera as an ONVIF webcam.

With the QVR Pro interface, USB video cameras can be added to the surveillance system for easy video storage and playback, allowing you to create a secure surveillance system with an affordable budget. QVR Pro offers 8 free camera channels up to 128 image channels.

QNAP  TS-473 4-Bay

QNAP  TS-673 4-Bay

QNAP  TS-873 4-Bay


Processors: AMD R Series RX-421ND

Quad Core 2.1 GHz Processor, Turbo Core Up to 3.4 GHz

Processor Architecture: 64-bit
Encryption Engine: AES-NI

Standard system memory 8GB DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)
Maximum expandable memory 64 GB (4 x 16 GB)
Memory slots 4 x SODIMM DDR4
(pairs of DDR4 memory with the same speed, capacity, and die type are required for two or four DIMM configurations)
Flash memory 512MB DOM
Support hard drive quantity 4, 6 or 8 Bays
Support hard disk type • 3.5-inch SATA HDD
• 2.5-inch SATA HDD
• 2.5-inch SATA SSD
M.2 SSD 埠 2 x M.2 2260/2280 SATA 6Gb/s SSDs (Optional)

1. The system does not ship with M.2 SSD
2. The M.2 SSD is prone to high temperatures during operation. It is recommended to use the SSD controller. Install QNAP or third-party SSD heat sinks.

SSD cache support • Hard Disk Slots: 1 to 8
• M.2 Slots: 1 to 2
• Other Configurations: Through the QM2 PCIe expansion card
Hard disk hot swap
The following items do not support hot swap: M.2 SSD, SSD cache hard disk, SSD configured through PCIe expansion slot
Gigabit Ethernet 埠 4 x RJ45
PCIe expansion slot 2 x PCIe 3.0 x4
Note: The full height 10GbE network card, USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s) expansion card, QM2 expansion card PCIe wireless network card, or graphics card without additional power input can be flexibly mounted.
USB port 4 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1; Rear: 3)
Sound source • 2 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack
• 1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
• 1 x speakerNote: Speaker and line-out jack cannot be used at the same time
USB one-button backup Positive: USB 3.0
Infrared (IR) receiver Optional QNAP RM-IR004 Remote Control
model desktop
Size (height x width x depth) 188.2 x 329.3 x 279.6 mm
7.41 x 12.96 x 11.01 inch
net weight 6.59 kg (14.53 lbs)
power supply 250W, 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
fan System: 2 x 120 mm
processor: 1 x 60 mm
Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity 0 ~ 40 ̊C (32 ̊F ~ 104 ̊F), 5~95% non-condensing environment, wet bulb temperature: 27 ̊C (80.6 ̊F)
Other interfaces Kensington Security Lock

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      One thought on “QNAP TS-473, TS-673 and TS-873 NAS

      1. ???? Key Takeaways for quick navigation:

        00:00 *???? Overview of QNAP TVS-473, TVS-473e, and TS-473*
        – Overview of three QNAP NAS models: TVS-473, TVS-473e, and TS-473,
        – Evolution from TVS-473 to TVS-473e to TS-473, highlighting key changes and features,
        – Release timeline, features, and differences among the models.
        01:49 *???? Features and Differences of TS-473*
        – TS-473 overview: removal of HDMI port, remote control, and USB ports on the rear,
        – Retention of AMD CPU with quad-core over 3GHz, availability in 4GB and 8GB RAM models,
        – Utilization of PCIe slot for installing graphics cards, making it cost-effective and suitable for network-only access.
        03:24 *???? Comparison and Recommendations*
        – Comparison of all three models regarding support for m2 SSDs and USB ports,
        – Recommendation based on user needs: TS-473 for network-only access, TVS-473e for a balance of features and cost, TVS-473 for both network and direct access,
        – Commentary on the naming structure and potential confusion.

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