$ 14,499.00

TS-2888X Multi-Core Computing for Rendering, Video Editing, Virtual Machines, and AI. Intel® Xeon® W-2145 8-core 3.7 GHz Processor (burst up to 4.5 GHz), 256 GB RDIMM DDR4 ECC (8 x 32GB), 2 x 10GBASE-T Ethernet Ports. The Intel® Xeon® W processors in the TS-2888X provide up to 18 cores with 36 threads and up to 4.5 GHz with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, combined with up to 512 GB DDR4 ECC RDIMM 2666 MHz memory to deliver rapid workload loading and processing.

Product Features

  • Processor: Intel® Xeon® W-2145 8-core 3.7 GHz Processor (burst up to 4.5 GHz)
  • System Memory: 256 GB RDIMM DDR4 ECC (8 x 32GB)
  • Maximum Memory: 512 GB (8 x 64GB)
  • Memory Slot: 8 x R-DIMM/LR-DIMM DDR4
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45): 4
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port: 2 x 10GBASE-T
  • PCIe Slot: 8
  • Flash Memory: 4GB (Dual boot OS protection)
  • Drive Bay: 8 x 3.5-inch + 20 x 2.5-inch
  • Drive Compatibility 3.5-inch bays: 3.5-inch/2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s hard disk drives
  • Drive Compatibility 2.5-inch bays: U.2 slot: 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe Gen3 x4/x2 solid state drives. SATA slot: 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s solid state drives
Sku: TS-2888X-W2145-256G-US
MPN: TS-2888X-US

All-in-One AI Solution: The Combination of System and Software

The TS-2888X AI-Ready NAS is designed to optimize AI workflows, providing a hands-on, ready-to-use software environment to reduce time and complexity for implementation and management. Besides the exclusive QuAI – an AI developer package to quickly build, train and optimize AI models running on the NAS – QNAP's Container Station enables a range of open-source tools and frameworks for the AI workflows readily available to you. Being an all-in-one AI solution, the TS-2888X greatly simplifies the implementation of AI alongside providing greater cost-efficiency.

High-Performance Computing with Hybrid-Architecture Storage

The TS-2888X utilizes a hybrid architecture with high-capacity HDDs and high-performance SSDs to meet your simultaneous needs for scale and performance. It supports up to 4 graphics cards to deliver tremendous computing power for accelerating AI machine learning. By integrating ready-to-use AI software with GPU-powered storage, the TS-2888X provides low latency, performs high-speed data transfer, and effectively reduces performance bottlenecks.

Fulfills video production workflow

From file storage, multi-workstation collaboration, image rendering, to post-production, the TS-2888X can satisfy all your video production needs. The TS-2888X can serve as a highly-reliable, high-performance collaboration file center, greatly improving your team’s productivity and allowing you to focus on creativity and work quality.

Build your own render farm

Slow rendering is a big issue for 3D animators and filmmakers in the creative professional industry. Because rendering is a time-consuming and workload-heavy task in the video production workflow, it can significantly impact project progress. The number of CPU cores and clock speed in the rendering server hardware plays an important role in rendering. To support resource-demanding rendering demands, the TS-2888X features powerful Intel® Xeon® W processors with excellent computing performance and high storage capacity. The TS-2888X can also host virtual machines and containers to run render management systems, such as OpenCue and Deadline from the NAS. Coupled with workstations using Maya, 3ds MAX, Cinema 4D and Adobe After Effects, the TS-2888X realizes optimized collaborative rendering workflows.

On-the-fly video editing with 25GbE high-speed network

In the fast-growing content creation industry, the high-capacity TS-2888X is your ideal 4K media center. Users of Final Cut Pro® (Mac users) and Adobe® Premiere Pro® (Windows users) can centrally store, access, and share video materials on the TS-2888X via SMB protocol for highly collaborative projects. By using the PCIe-based 25GbE adapter (QXG-25G2SF-CX4), the TS-2888X can fully take advantage of the 25GbE network performance to accelerate file transfer and tackle team collaboration productivity challenges in the fast-paced media industry.

Train your AI models with QuAI, and accelerate deep learning inference with OpenVINO™

QNAP’s exclusive QuAI enables data scientists and developers to quickly build, train and optimize machine-learning models running on QNAP NAS. The combination of system and software helps reduce time and complexity for AI environments setup and maintenance. The Intel® OpenVINO™ (Open Visual Inference and Neural Network Optimization) helps to fast-track development of high-performance computer vision and deep learning into vision applications. It enables deep learning on hardware accelerators and easy heterogeneous execution across Intel® platforms, including CPU, GPU, FPGA and VPU. The OpenVINO™ toolkit allows you to optimize and verify trained models developed by the TS-2888X before inferencing, and economically distribute computer vision solutions leveraging AI.

Leverage the M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD to U.2 Adapter

Install one or more QDA-UMP/QDA-U2MP adapter in the TS-2888X to maximize PCIe bandwidth utilization in a cost-effective way by using M.2 SSD instead of expensive U.2 SSD for optimizing data-intensive applications. It can also boost IOPS performance when configuring SSD caching. Users can monitor drive health and manage SSD usage from the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager.

Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years

The TS-2888X is backed by a 3-year warranty at no extra cost. If needed, you can purchase a warranty extension that increases your coverage up to 5 years.


CPU Intel® Xeon® W-2145 8-core 3.7 GHz Processor (burst up to 4.5 GHz)
CPU Architecture 64-bit x86
Floating Point Unit
Encryption Engine (AES-NI)
System Memory 256 GB RDIMM DDR4 ECC (8 x 32GB)
Maximum Memory 512 GB (8 x 64GB)
Memory Slot 8 x R-DIMM/LR-DIMM DDR4
IMPORTANT: You can only use one type of dual in-line memory module (DIMM) at a time. Do not use registered DIMM (RDIMM) with unbuffer DIMM (UDIMM) memory.
Flash Memory 4GB (Dual boot OS protection)
Drive Bay 8 x 3.5-inch + 20 x 2.5-inch
Drive Compatibility 3.5-inch bays:
3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s solid state drives

2.5-inch bays:
U.2 slot: 2.5-inch U.2 NVMe Gen3 x4/x2 solid state drives
SATA slot: 2.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s solid state drives
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
Gigabit Ethernet Port (RJ45) 4
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port 2 x 10GBASE-T
Jumbo Frame
PCIe Slot 8
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x8 or x4 (CPU)
Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (CPU)
Slot 3: PCIe Gen 3 x8 or x4 (CPU)
Slot 4: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (CPU)
Slot 5: PCIe Gen 3 x8 or x4 (CPU)
Slot 6: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (CPU)
Slot 7: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (PCH)
Slot 8: PCIe Gen 3 x4 (PCH)
Slot 1, 3, 5 provides the width of PCIe Gen.3 x8 when slot 2, 4, 6 is not in use. Slot 1, 3, 5 then provides the width of PCIe Gen.3 x4 only when an expansion board is installed in slot 2, 4, 6.
USB 2.0 port 4
USB 3.0 port 6
Audio Input 2 x 3.5mm dynamic microphone input jacks
Audio Output 1 x built-in speaker, 1 x 3.5mm line out jack (for ampfliers or speakers)
Form Factor Tower
LED Indicators 3.5-inch HDD, 2.5-inch SSD, 2.5" U.2 SSD, Status, LAN, USB port status
LCD Display/ Button
Buttons Power, Reset, USB Copy
Dimensions (HxWxD) 24.09 × 14.72 × 17.64 inch
Weight (Net) 58.86 lbs
Weight (Gross) 69.36 lbs
Operating temperature 0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
Relative Humidity 5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Power Supply Unit 2000W PSU, 200-240Vac,
Max Wattage:
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 221.1 W
Fan 1 x 9 cm fan (12V DC)
9 x 12 cm fan (12V DC)
Sound Level 33.6 db(A)
System Warning Voice prompts or Buzzer
Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications. Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting.
* Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.

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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.

Disk Drives:

  • 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 unsurpassed and the small premium paid for this service is worth its weight in gold.

NAS Servers:

  • 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.

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