New Network Attached Storage Systems Feature Two Thunderbolt 3 Ports

Press Release Summary:

The TVS-x72XT NAS is a new series of network attached storage systems from QNAP Systems, Inc. It is powered by 8th Generation Intel Core processors and has both 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt 3 connectivity allowing one to transfer, display and edit 4K videos in real time. The new series is available in a 4-bay model with 4 GB of RAM, 6-bay model with 8 GB of RAM or 8-bay model with 16 GB of RAM. The TVS-x72XT series also provides HDMI 2.0 output while supporting SSD caching.

Original Press Release:

QNAP Introduces New 10GbE and Thunderbolt 3 NAS TVS-x72XT Series, Featuring 8th Gen Intel Core Processors, HDMI 2.0, and M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD Slots for Excellent Performance

Taipei, Taiwan, December 6, 2018 – QNAP® Systems, Inc. today released the new TVS-x72XT NAS series, powered by 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with both 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt™ 3 high-bandwidth connectivity for tackling heavy workloads and smoothly transferring, displaying and editing 4K videos in real-time. By supporting M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs and graphics cards, the TVS-x72XT series provides the ability to boost performance and create a scalable working environment for high-speed file sharing and collaboration.

“The TVS-x72XT series features quality hardware and excellent performance with multiple 10GBASE-T and Thunderbolt 3 ports to provide workstations with high-capacity and high-throughput storage,” said David Tsao, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “the TVS-x72XT series is also an exceptional storage base for iMac Pro® users as they can flexibly choose between Thunderbolt™ 3 and 10GbE connections to suit their application and device needs.”

The TVS-x72XT series includes models with 4, 6, and 8 drive bays, and features powerful 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors with AES-NI encryption and Intel® UHD Graphics 630 that enables triple-channel 4K H.264 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding. Flexible PCIe expandability allows users to install an entry-level graphics card to accelerate NAS video processing and GPU computing, or a QNAP QM2 card to add M.2 SSD caching or additional 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity to the NAS.

Featuring a 5-speed 10GBASE-T Multi-Gig port (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) and two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the TVS-x72XT series presents an ideal collaborative 4K media editing platform for both Mac® and Windows® users, allowing easy sharing of large media files to improve productivity. The TVS-x72XT series also provides HDMI 2.0 output, supporting 4K (3840 x 2160) at 60Hz, providing great benefits for applications that demand on-image resolution and color realism, and allowing the direct playback of NAS-based multimedia content.

The TVS-x72XT series supports SSD caching, and provides two M.2 SSD slots for installing PCIe (Gen 3 x2) NVMe SSDs with 2280 form factors (M.2 SSDs are sold separately) for boosting IOPS-demanding applications. Users can also take advantage of software-defined SSD extra over-provisioning (between 1% and 60%) to attain optimal SSD performance and maximized SSD lifespan. Coupled with QNAP's Qtier technology that empowers the NAS with auto tiering, storage efficiency is optimized constantly across M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs, and high-capacity HDDs with improved overall system performance and cost effectiveness.

The reliable, scalable TVS-x72XT series is an all-in-one NAS solution for file storage, backup, sharing, synchronization and centralized management. It also provides block-based snapshot protection to help users effectively mitigate the impact of ransomware, the ability to host multiple virtual machines and containerized applications, and the QVR Pro app for deploying a professional yet affordable video surveillance system (with 8 free IP camera channels, and expandable up to 128 channels with optional licenses).

Key specifications

  • TVS-472XT-PT-4G: 4-bay, Intel® Pentium® Gold G5400T dual-core 3.1 GHz processor, 4 GB RAM (2 GB x2)
  • TVS-672XT-i3-8G: 6-bay, Intel® Core™ i3 8100T quad-core 3.1. GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (4 GB x2)
  • TVS-872XT-i5-16G: 8-bay, Intel® Core™ i5 8400T 6-core 1.7 GHz processor (burst up to 3.3 GHz), 16 GB RAM (8 GB x2)

Tower model; dual-channel SODIMM DDR4 RAM (upgradable to 32 GB); hot-swappable 3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps bays; 2x M.2 2280 PCIe (Gen 3 x2, 2 GB/s) NVMe SSD slots; 2x Thunderbolt™ 3 ports; 1x 10GBASE-T RJ45 (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) LAN port, 2x Gigabit LAN ports; 2x PCle slots (Slot 1 is pre-installed with a Thunderbolt 3 adapter); 1x HDMI 2.0 (4K@60Hz) output; 1x Type-A USB 3.0 port, 2x Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports, 2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps ports; 1x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jack, 1x 3.5mm line-out audio jack; 1x built-in speaker


The TVS-x72XT NAS series is now available. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please go to

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About QNAP Systems, Inc.

QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.

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