QNAP TVS-882BRT3-i5-16G Diskless 8-Bay NAS, Intel Core™ i5-7500 3.4 GHz, 16GB RAM (max 64GB), 4-LAN, 4x Thunderbolt 3 port, SATA optical drive expansion slot (1 x 5.25” or 2 x slim disc burners), iSCSI, RAID 0,1, 5, 6, 10, 5+spare, 6+spare, 10+spare, global hot spare, 250W single power supply
The TVS-882BRT3 uses 7th Generation Intel® 14nm multi-core processors and features Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) connectivity, including a unique Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) 10 GbE converter, and is ideal for online video editing and high-speed file sharing. The TVS-882BRT3 comes with an optical disc drive (ODD) slot, allowing you to install compatible disc drives (including Blu-ray Disc drives). QNAP also provides models with a preinstalled Blu-ray Disc drive, allowing you to experience extensive disc applications right way. You can back up the content of your discs to NAS for long-term storage and easier sharing, or you can write NAS-based files to disc for an extra layer of data protection. Blu-ray Discs can also be played by the NAS when used with an HDMI display with virtual machines or Linux Station (third-party media player software required - may require separate license purchase). The TVS-882BRT3 comes with three PCIe Gen.3 slots. Two slots are preinstalled with dual-port Thunderbolt 3 expansion card, while the third slot allows for adding 10GbE/40GbE NIC, SAS storage expansion card, or a USB 3.1 10GbE adapter, making the TVS-882BRT3 ideal for diverse storage applications.
- Four Thunderbolt™ 3 (40 Gbps) and dual 10GbE network ports for on-the-fly video editing and rapid file sharing
- 5.25-inch SATA ODD for installing an optical disc drive or two slim disc drives; TVS-882BRT3 also supports USB disc drives
- Two M.2 SATA 6Gb/s slots and Qtier auto-tiering for optimized storage efficiency
- Triple HDMI output enables direct disc playing through virtual machines
- Qfiling enables automatic file organization; Qsirch full-text search helps locate files faster
- Supports QRM+ unified remote server management, QvPC technology, virtual machine and container applications, and storage for virtualization
- The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications
- Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) allows using the free space of a QNAP NAS to expand the capacity of other QNAP NAS
Blu-ray NAS covers complete backup scenarios
TVS-882BRT3 supports Blu-ray disc drives, enabling direct backup of your discs to NAS. Not only does it solve the difficulty of backing up countless discs but also helps make file management much easier. Coupled with Qfiling's automatic file organization and Qsirch's full-text search engine, the TVS-882BRT3 brings a whole new experience for you to easily manage all your disc files on a private cloud. Files stored on the NAS can also be written to disc for additional backup protection. Diversified application scenarios include:
1. Linux Station and Virtualization Station are required to play disc-based multimedia (third-party media player software required - may require separate license purchase). GPU passthrough is recommended for playing Blu-ray video content using a virtual machine.
2. Disc writing efficiency may vary depending on the ODD installed. Please ensure your ODD is compatible with TVS-882BRT3 before purchase.
● Access files on disc:
browse files directly through File Station and share instantly with a share link. Qfiling enables automatic file organization while Qsirch allows for quick full-text search.
● Archive confidential data to disc:
write important data to discs using a virtual machine or Linux Station for prolonged preservation. Low-cost discs are also ideal for one-time file sharing.
● Collaborative editing:
Enable high-speed collaboration via high bandwidth Thunderbolt 3 ports or install a QNAP PCIe 10GbE/40GbE NIC and use with a 10GbE switch.
Easy installation, quick backup and sharing
The TVS-882BRT3 comes with a SATA optical disc drive (ODD) expansion slot allowing you to install a 5.25" disc burner or two Slim SATA disc burners. The TVS-882BRT3 also supports USB disc drives. QNAP provides models with preloaded Blu-ray ODD for you to enjoy disc-related applications instantly. After installing the ODD, you can browse disc files directly through File Station and quickly backup the files to NAS, saving you time and trouble from transferring files to computer first then to the NAS. Multiple sharing modes (email, social network, sharing link, share to other NAS users) allows you to easily share information to others, solving the inconvenience of sharing disc files before.
Learn more about preloaded and compatible Blu-ray ODD, Slim ODD mounting kit
Data Back-up with DVDFab
DVDFab provides a convenient and user-friendly solution for optical disc backup and authoring. Users can easily archive their discs to their NAS and write image and video files to disc using DVDFab on their TVS-882BRT3 without needing a separate computer.
1. DVDFab is third-party software that requires the purchase of a license (sold separately). It is not a QTS app and must be run in a virtual machine such as Linux Station.
2. DVDFab allows users to author image and video files to DVD and Blu-ray discs. To write other types of files, another optical disc authoring software may be used.
Thunderbolt 3 NAS, Extraordinary Performance
Powered by high-performance 7th Generation Intel® multi-core processors with options including Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 , DDR4 2133 MHz RAM (upgradable up to 64GB), four Gigabit Ethernet ports, and SATA 6Gb/s interface, the TVS-882BRT3 provides up to 447 MB/s read/ write speeds. The TVS-882BRT3 features Intel® AES-NI-accelerated encryption for both full NAS volumes and shared folders to drive transfer speeds of up to 443 MB/s, boosting system performance and security while ensuring the safety of sensitive data stored in the TVS-882BRT3. The Thunderbolt™ 3 ports provide up to 40 Gbps bandwidth for high-speed data transfer. Users can also utilize its Thunderbolt 3 ports to have USB-C 3.1 Gen2 (10 Gbps) connectivity for quickly transferring and backing up large-sized media files from USB-C devices.
Note: Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows PC models.
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 4.3.3
Volume type: RAID 5; 8 x Seagate ST1000NM0033 1TB: NAS and PCs are connected
Intel® Core™ i7-4770 3.40GHz CPU; DDR3L 1600Hz 16GB; WD 1TB WD10EZEX;
Intel Gigabit CT( MTU 1500 ) ; Windows® 7 Professional 64bit SP1 & Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
IOMeter configuration: Transferring 32GB file continuously to/from multiple PCs for 3 minutes. Block size: 64KB for SMB2.0 (Throughput).
Thunderbolt™ 3 certified cable
Next-generation Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers bi-directional 20Gbps speed. Use a certified Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gbps cable (with the Thunderbolt icon and “3”) and an SSD RAID5 configuration to enjoy the highest possible performance and the best storage allocation for your NAS.
Note: Please ensure your cable is Thunderbolt™ 3 certified.
Highly-efficient media collaboration for Mac and Windows
The TVS-882BRT3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt™ 3-capable MacBook Pro®, and is backward-compatible with Mac Pro® and iMac® featuring Thunderbolt™ 2 via Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converter. The higher bandwidth is especially suited for creative professionals and enthusiasts from photographers, filmmakers to graphic designers who focus more on 4K or 3D workflows. The latest Final Cut Pro® X 10.3 adds support for SMB protocol, allowing you to easily store files in the TVS-882BRT3 and share files with Windows®, and other devices using Thunderbolt™, 10GbE or 1GbE connection. Up to 4 Thunderbolt™ devices can connect to the TVS-882BRT3 to process real-time video editing simultaneously without impacting NAS performance, while 4K videos can be directly displayed using the TVS-882BRT3's HDMI output. Coupled with its large capacity potential, the TVS-882BRT3 provides an ideal storage solution with unmatched performance for high-resolution file storage and I/O-intensive tasks to increase productivity in multi-workstation environments. The TVS-882BRT3's disc-writing functionality also allows you to directly copy your creative work to disc for offline sharing.
Note: Final Cut Pro X 10.3 (and later) supports file sharing using Samba on NAS
Access 10GbE networks over Thunderbolt with Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E)
As Apple® computers do not natively support 10 Gigabit Ethernet, Mac® users previously needed to purchase a Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet adapter to connect to high-speed Ethernet networks. The innovative Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) allows computers without Ethernet ports (such as MacBook Pro®) to access 10GbE network resources over a Thunderbolt™ connection to the TVS-882BRT3. This saves users from having to buy adapters or converters and greatly streamlines the connectivity process.
Note: T2E transmission speed may be affected when using a virtual switch. QNAP aims to continue improving and optimizing T2E performance.
Flexibly attach, share, and expand in 4 ways
With four Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-882BRT3, you can flexibly arrange the connection of your computer workstations with the TVS-882BRT3 and its storage expansion enclosures based on your needs.
High accessibility (Mac+JBOD)
Attach three Mac® workstations to the TVS-882BRT3 via Thunderbolt™ 3 ports for online video editing, while the remaining Thunderbolt™ 3 port is used for storage expansion by connecting up to six NAS expansion enclosures (TX-500P / TX-800P).
Optimal collaboration (Mac+Mac)
When using multiple workstations to work together to speed up a project, you can connect each workstation separately to the Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-882BRT3 to enjoy simultaneous, speedy video editing.
Dividing resources (Mac+NAS)
Large-sized video production studios often require multiple servers to increase productivity with different workflow stages, such as capturing, editing, production, post-production, and dubbing. In this situation it can be helpful to daisy chain an additional 6 TVS-882BRT3 units to the original TVS-882BRT3 and arrange each NAS for dedicated workflow stages, while the other Thunderbolt™ 3 ports are connected to the workstations for smoothly accessing large-sized video files.
Seamless expansion (JBOD+JBOD)
Rest assured your massive files are safely stored in the TVS-882BRT3 which supports seamless capacity expansion to offer you abundant storage. You can connect up to six NAS expansion enclosures (TX-500P / TX-800P) to the TVS-882BRT3 through Thunderbolt™ 3 ports to enjoy high storage capacity.
M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD cache expandability
The TVS-882BRT3 provides two M.2 SSD slots dedicated to caching for increasing IOPS performance. Using an SSD cache boosts overall system performance, and is perfect for improving the overall workflow of random IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization. Qtier auto-tiering technology automatically moves frequently-used files to SSD and infrequently-used files to HDD for optimal storage performance.
PCIe slot for diversified storage scenarios
The TVS-882BRT3 provides three PCIe Gen. 3 slots. Two slots are preinstalled with dual-port Thunderbolt 3 cards, while another slot allows for a wide range of storage scenarios. You can install a 10GbE/ 40GbE NIC for network expansion, USB 3.1 10Gbps adapter, or a compatible Wi-Fi adapter to use the TVS-882BRT3 as a wireless access point.
4K HDMI output for an excellent audiovisual experience
The TVS-882BRT3 comes with three HDMI ports for using three monitors in either "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration. QNAP Linux Station* is integrated with Ubuntu® OS, allowing users to download and install versatile multimedia apps from Ubuntu Software Center, such as Plex Media Server, KMPlayer, LibreOffice and VLC to play videos on NAS or Blu-ray discs**. QNAP's HD Station also allows users to directly enjoy multimedia using HD Player or third-party players such as Plex Home Theater. By connecting the TVS-882BRT3 to a HDTV or A/V receiver with HDMI output, you can enjoy watching videos with up to 4K*** resolution. The bundled QNAP remote control allows you to control the TVS-882BRT3 and enjoy the best audiovisual experience.
*Linux Station must be installed from the App Center.
**Blu-ray movies require dedicated software that is sold separately.
***Video quality may vary due to hardware and network conditions.
Storage for hosting virtual machines and containerized applications
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TVS-882BRT3 and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VMs. Virtualization Station allows the TVS-882BRT3, VMs and containers to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed virtual switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs, containers and NAS through the internal interface. The TVS-882BRT3 also features Container Station, which integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TVS-882BRT3 as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. Containers Station also supports the QIoT Containers platform that helps quickly structure your IoT environment and deployment on your private IoT cloud.
Datastore for virtualized environments
The TVS-882BRT3 is an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage that supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server 2012® R2, fulfilling the need for flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TVS-882BRT3 supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
QTS 4.3 – The most intelligent and intuitive NAS operating system
With modularized multiple applications and functions, QTS enhances management efficiency, personal productivity, multimedia, and much more. New intelligent agent services have also been added to simplify system operations and management. The user-friendly QTS features an intelligent desktop that allows you to find desired functions quickly, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently with greater working efficiency, and provides a built-in App Center with install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms, and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences and incorporates advanced features.
Qfiling automates your file organization
Qfiling helps automate file organization for sorting files spread through multiple folders, helping to reduce the time needed for finding important files. Users can categorize files and determine filing conditions; and schedule filing tasks to be carried out periodically. The “Recipe” feature allows users to save frequently-used filing conditions as an “exclusive recipe”, then the next Qfiling task can be run with just one click using the recipe.
IFTTT Agent automates your workflow
IFTTT (If This Then That) is currently one of the most popular web automation services, and with QNAP IFTTT Agent you can create a near-unlimited number of NAS-related applets on the IFTTT website for greater automation and to boost your productivity. For example, if you set a trigger as “Any new photo (using Android Photos service)” and the action as "Download the URL to QNAP NAS (using QNAP service)," then all the photos taken using your Android device will be automatically downloaded to TVS-882BRT3. With IFTTT Agent, you can make your TVS-882BRT3 smarter than ever.
Data backup, recovery, and synchronization
QNAP Hybrid Backup Sync provides a well-rounded solution for data backup, file synchronization and disaster recovery. With Hybrid Backup Sync, you can easily and securely backup data from your NAS to several local, remote and cloud storage spaces. In the event of system crashes or critical hardware failure, you can quickly restore data from these storage spaces, minimizing downtime and reducing overall loss. Hybrid Backup Sync also takes advantage of cloud storage for one-way sync of your data to cloud storage through RTRR, Rsync, FTP, SMB protocol, or two-way sync your NAS with remote NAS/cloud services.
Share and sync files across devices
The TVS-882BRT3 supports SMB, NFS and AFP, allowing you to quickly share files to Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® devices. With QNAP's Qsync utility, the TVS-882BRT3 becomes a safe data center for file synchronization with huge storage potential. Any file uploaded to TVS-882BRT3 can be synchronized to all the linked devices such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. You can also sync shared folders to increase the flexibility of collaboration and file sharing.
QRM+: Centralized management solution for networked computing devices
QRM+ is QNAP’s Centralized Management Solution, designed for IT teams, for networked computing devices. It provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage all of the critical computing devices (including servers, PCs, and thin clients) in your network, and facilitates device discovery with the graphical topology diagram. QRM+ supports IPMI 2.0, provides remote KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) for certain IPMI devices, and supports tracking every action using KVM recording and playback. Simply install QRMAgent on your Windows® and Linux® devices and you will see their system status on the QRM+ management interface. With centralized management using QRM+ on the TVS-882BRT3, IT infrastructure and device security is enhanced while troubleshooting and network resource performance analysis is greatly simplified.
Flexible storage expansion
The TVS-882BRT3 supports capacity expansion by connecting up to six Thunderbolt™ storage expansion enclosures. You can gradually expand the TVS-882BRT3's storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.
The maximum number of drives available by connecting QNAP expansion enclosures:
|QNAP NAS Model||Expansion Enclosure||No. of Expansion Enclosures||Total HDD No.
(NAS + Enclosure)
*Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter is required for connecting Thunderbolt™ 2 expansion enclosures.
Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TVS-882BRT3. The TVS-882BRT3 offers 8 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 80 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
Whole new QVR Pro surveillance solution
The TVS-882BRT3 supports QVR Pro (Beta) that integrates QNAP’s professional QVR system into the QTS operating system. You can arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the NAS and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS. QVR Pro features a flexible monitoring interface that allows adjusting the proportion and monitor view of IP cameras, supports an upgraded timeline feature that provides instant video search and quick view identification in live monitoring mode, and allows for monitoring views and playing back images without switching between windows. Additional functions like batch adding and editing cameras and searching for cameras across different LANs further save the cost and time in deploying and maintaining a complete surveillance system. With the new QUSBCam2 App, USB cameras can be used as ONVIF network cameras. Simply connect it to your TVS-882BRT3, and you can view real-time footage without installing any software. Through QVR Pro, you can even store recordings for playback, allowing you to build a surveillance system with a minimal budget.
Centralized email and contact management for improved communication workflows
It can be hard to manage emails and contact information that are scattered across multiple computers, devices, and accounts - not to mention if important emails or contact information are lost or become inaccessible due to account closure or device malfunction/loss. QNAP QmailAgent and Qcontactz helps you centrally store and manage emails and contact information, making them accessible to all of your devices at any time - and with the powerful Qsirch search engine, you can easily find specific contacts and emails whenever needed.
|CPU||Intel® Core™ i5-7500 Quad-core 3.4 GHz (Max. 3.8 GHz)||Intel® Core™ i7-7700 Quad-core 3.6 GHz (Max. 4.2 GHz)|
|Graphic Processors||9th Intel® HD Graphics|
|System memory||16GB DDR4
(8GB x 2)
(8GB x 4)
|Total DIMM slots||4 (Max. 64GB)|
|Flash Memory||512MB DOM|
|ODD Expansion Slot||1 x 5.25” 5.25" disc burner or 2 x Slim SATA disc burners
* ODD skus come with preloaded Blu-ray ODD
|Preloaded ODD||LG WH16NS58D|
|M.2 Slot||2 x M.2 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
*M.2 SSD is not included
|Hard Drive Tray||8 x 2.5”/3.5” SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s HDD or SSD|
|Thunderbolt Port||4 x Thunderbolt™ 3 high-speed port|
|USB Port||1 x USB 3.0 port (Front)
4 x USB 3.0 port (Rear)
|LAN Port||4 x GbE RJ45|
|HDMI Output||3 (HDMI 1.4b)|
|PCIe Slot||3 (HDD area: 1* PCIe Gen3 x8; Processor area: 2* PCIe Gen3 x4)
Note: 2* PCIe Gen3 x4 are preinstalled two dual port Thunderbolt™ 3 AIC
|Audio Input||Audio In: 2 x 6.3mm MIC In|
|Audio Output||2 x built-in speakers and 1 x 3.5mm Line Out|
|Dimensions||234.6 (H) x 369.9 (W) x 319.8 (D) mm
9.23 (H) x 14.56 (W) x 12.59 (D) inch
|Weight||Net: 11.55kg/ 25.46 lb
Gross (with packing and accessories): 13.65 kg/ 30.09 lb
ODD Preloaded: 0.63kg/ 1.4 lb
|Sound Level (dB)*||Sound pressure (LpAm) (bystander position): 21.6 dB
(with 8 x Seagate ST2000VN000-1HJ164 Hard Drive installed)
|Power Supply||ATX 100-240V~, 3-1.5A Output 250W|
|Fan||System Area: 3 x 8 cm cooling Fan
Processor Area: 1 x 9 cm Fan
The Case for buying an Integrated NAS System from SimplyNAS
Buying a NAS doesn't have to be complicated or stressful. This may only occur at times when looking to buy a diskless NAS as the risk element of receiving a faulty NAS or drives are accentuated. Nothing wrong in buying a diskless NAS and adding your own drives, the savings made may offset the inconvenience of receiving faulty NAS/Drives and having to go deal with returns, or does it? The argument against buying a diskless and self-populating with drives is quite compelling.
- We ensure all drives are compatible with the relevant manufacturer, model provide conformity with the relevant compatibility guidelines.
- All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
- All our disk drives are sourced from manufacturer recommended distributors – we don't buy aftermarket drives or purchase on open grey markets.
- Our comprehensive batch rotation ensures customer avoid batch issues and thus promote reliability and longevity.
- Our methodology for configuration, setting RAID and in-depth burn testing process for disk drives and NAS servers is unsurpassable and the small premium paid for this service is worth its weight in gold.
- We are authorized partners for all the NAS servers we stock.
- We only sell and support NAS solutions, as a specialist our knowledge is unsurpassable.
- Our expertise within the technical arena for NAS servers, provides the glue for preventing our customers from making an incorrect buying decision, as we share our knowledge.
- Our extensive and professional burn-testing service ensure the optimization and deployment of both NAS and Disk Drives is done to provide peace of mind and total integration.
- Ready to use out of the box, no if's or buts.
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At SimplyNAS we balance performance, reliability and compatibility to ensure customers get optimized NAS based disk solutions that perfectly match their Storage needs. All our pre-configured NAS systems are evenly balanced in the areas that really matter.
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What is NASBIT?
NASBIT© is a Licensed trademark of SimplyNAS. The acronym stands for Network Attached Storage Burn in Testing. This term is used to describe the process of testing new Network Attached Storage (NAS) hardware and firmware for faults before putting it to use in a live environment. This is done by running 'Stress testing' software for a stipulated period of time often 24 to 48 hours, but longer if needed.
When we receive an order for a NAS system pre-installed with disk drives it's prepared and configured with RAID followed by burn testing to ensure the entire system undergoes a thorough examination thus ensuring the server passes all tests to the highest standards set by us. Should the system hardware or any associated components fail at any point of the testing cycle the system is pulled and returned back as faulty our relevant vendor partner, the process seems simple but setting it up is far from easy.
Hard Disk Drives
All Hard disk drives are pre-tested prior to integration; the smallest of faults be it tolerable within industry standards are classified by us as faults, the hard drive is rejected and eliminated from the process and again returned back to source as a D.O.A. (dead on arrival). We continue to select drives from different batches, so as to eliminate any bad batches that may have been produced during manufacturing.
One integrated the drives are put through a vigorous routine that includes stress testing, including temperature tests and a host of read, writes to ensure the drive platters are stressed to the nth degree.
First, when the new server is turned on, we boot off of the network, and proceed to run the memory test that takes its sweet time, almost 10-12 hours dependent on manufacturer and model.
The appropriate RAID level is set and the system awaits completion of RAID synchronization. Once completed the NAS server undergoes numerous re-boots and a deletion of original RAID and a final re-build of RAID level again.
Why is NAS Burn in Testing (NASBIT©) necessary?
If within the designated time span the NAS servers are still running and with zero faults, it is considered suitable for rolling out to our customers. If there is a failure of any kind the systems is replaced with a new one, including hard drives and the process starts again, until the NAS servers passes with ZERO faults.
You would normally expect that this level of testing would be completed by the hardware manufacturers and so these tests shouldn't show up any faults. In our experience of testing hundreds of machines we do find faults, and we do send systems back.
The reason it is so important to perform this level of testing on NAS servers is that the uptime demands are so high. The slightest faults will cause outages and downtime. Once a NAS server is deployed, never again will you have the opportunity to take it offline and perform such detailed testing. Even if it were to crash, there is always a demand that it be put back online as quickly as possible, not left offline whilst thorough diagnostics are completed.
Always remember this is hardware and failures can and will occur even after burn testing has been carried, that is a fact of life we cannot avoid, but we do try and eliminate some of the hassle factor with testing. Thank you for buying from us, we truly appreciate your custom.
NOT AVAILABLE ON DISKLESS UNITS - ONLY FOR SYSTEMS PRECONFIGURED WITH HARD DISK DRIVES