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QNAP TS-873AU-4G QNAP 2U 8-Bay NAS/iSCSI IP-SAN. AMD Ryzen V1000 series V1500B Quad-core/8T 2.2GHz, 4GB DDR4 RAM (2 x UDIMM slots, max. 64GB), 2 x 2.5GbE LAN, optional 10GbE & M.2 NVMe/SATA SSD expansion via PCIe, 1 x PCIe 3.0 x 8 slot, USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C & Type-A, 2 x 300W PSU.
- Processor: AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz processor
- System Memory: 4 GB UDIMM DDR4 (1 x 4 GB)
- Maximum Memory: 32 GB (2 x 16 GB)
- 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port: 2
- 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port: Optional via a network adapter
- PCIe Slot: 1 x Gen3 x8
- M.2 SSD Slot: Optional via a QNAP QM2 PCIe card
- Drive Bay: 8 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
With its powerful AMD Ryzen„¢ V1000 series V1500B Quad-core processor, the TS-873AU is capable of boosting virtual machine performance with up to 4 cores/8 threads at 2.2GHz. The TS-873AU includes two 2.5GbE ports and two PCIe Gen 3 slots, providing you with fast network connectivity and the ability to add extra functionality and additional application potential. The TS-873AU also features a redundant power supply to ensure maximum system uptime. Cutting-edge hardware integrated with comprehensive software solutions makes the TS-873AU the preeminent choice to tackle resource-demanding applications and tasks.
- Both 2.5GbE ports are backwards compatible with 1GbE/ 100MbE/ 10MbE speeds. Up to 5 Gbps transfer speeds can be achieved by using port trunking.
- Add extra functionality to the TS-873AU with PCIe cards, including 10GbE ports, SSD caching, extra USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports, wireless networking, or Fibre Channel.
- Supports entry-level NVIDIA® graphics cards for video processing or GPU-passthrough to VMs.
- Host multiple virtual machines and containers to run a wide range of applications on the TS-873AU.
- Supports block-based and file-based cloud storage gateways with local caching for low-latency access to cloud data.
Absolute performance with AMD Ryzen„¢ and up to 32GB RAM
Powered by a 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen„¢ V1500B 2.2GHz processor with AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, the rackmount TS-873AU delivers aggressive yet power-smart performance to drive resource-demanding business applications such as VDI, R&D, private cloud, and server virtualization.
Note: Purchase the optional RAIL-B02 rail kit to deploy the TS-873AU in a 19-inch rack following the ANSI/EIA-RS-310-D standard.
Block-based iSCSI LUN: Ideal choice for virtualization storage
The TS-873AU supports block-based iSCSI LUN and is compatible for VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and Windows Server® 2019 virtualization environments to provide a high-performance and affordable storage solution. The TS-873AU also supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supporting QNAP vSphere Client plug-in with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Optimized performance for VMware Virtualization with iSER
The iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol boosts the data transfer performance of VMware® ESXi storage and reduces the CPU load of the ESXi server. iSER support can be added to the TS-873AU by installing a QNAP QXG-10G2SF-CX4 10GbE PCIe card, which uses the Mellanox® ConnectX-4 controller. iSER can provide a significant increase in performance, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.
Note: To create an iSER connection with VMware ESXi, both the server and NAS require compatible Mellanox® NICs and switches compatible with Mellanox® or supporting PFC (Priority Flow Control) configuration.
All-in-one server to host virtual machines and containers
Regardless of your virtualization needs, you can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for complete virtualization support. Use the Network & Virtual Switch app to allocate adequate physical network resources to virtual machines, containers, and the TS-873AU to simplify network deployment.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Android„¢ virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). You can run multiple virtual server applications on a single TS-873AU without needing additional physical servers.
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.
Upgrade to 2.5GbE networking
The TS-873AU comes with two 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports that allow you to use existing CAT5e cables to upgrade network speeds from 1 Gigabit to 2.5 Gigabit. 5GbE speeds can also be attained by using Port Trunking. To upgrade your laptops and desktops to take advantage of high-speed networks, QNAP offer various adapters and peripherals, including a USB 3.2 Gen 1 to 5GbE adapter (Model name QNA-UC5G1T) and 5GbE PCIe expansion card (Model name QXG-5G1T-111C).
Transform your network with a wallet-friendly 2.5GbE switch
Upgrading your network shouldn't break the bank, and 2.5GbE connectivity provides immediately noticeable improvements compared to standard 1GbE. The QSW-1105-5T is an unmanaged switch with five 2.5GbE ports (backwards compatible with 1G/100M) and supports CAT5e cables to connect multiple computers and NAS. The QSW-1105-5T is energy-saving, low-noise, plug-and-use, and supports loop detection and blocking to provide a simple and effective high-speed network environment.
Note: The QSW-1105-5T 2.5GbE switch will be available from Q3 2020.
Abundant I/O capabilities with PCIe expansion
The TS-873AU includes two PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots, allowing you to add additional functionality with compatible PCIe cards. By using a suitable adapter, you can consolidate both slots into a single PCIe Gen 3 x8 slot.
Note: Compatible with a low-profile graphics card that does not require additional power.
Graphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations, but require significantly more power than other hardware. The TS-873AU supports entry-level low-profile NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards (such as the GT 1030 or GT 1050) that do not require additional power. Installing a graphics card can boost performance of applications such as video editing, 4K video transcoding, imaging processing in QTS and the performance of virtual machines via GPU passthrough.
1. Supported video formats depend on the hardware and software specifications of the devices. Playback capability and quality may vary due to factors including the original file formats/quality, hardware and software limitations, and output devices.
2. GPU support for QTS only applies to NVIDIA graphics cards. GPU Passthrough for virtual machines is supported by AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards.
3. When Virtualization Station uses graphics cards, the TS-873AU will temporarily stop hardware transcoding acceleration for QTS (and vice versa).
4. Always consult the Compatibility List before purchasing or attempting to install a graphics card into the TS-873AU.
Accelerate IOPS performance with SSD Caching
Adding an SSD cache to the TS-873AU is an easy way to increase IOPS performance and reducing storage volume latency. It is perfect for IOPS-demanding applications (including databases and virtualization) and can significantly improve overall workflows. You can launch, stop, or change settings to meet your needs at any moment without shutting down the system.
Optimum Performance and Reliability
The TS-873AU supports advanced business features to provide maximized efficiency, performance, and to ensure round-the-clock services.
|USB 3.2 Gen 2||Central Device Management||Central NAS Management|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) provides speeds up to 10Gb/s (double the speed of USB 3.2 Gen 1) to greatly boost data transfer performance. The TS-873AU comes with two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and a Type-A port, providing greater flexibility and ensuring future-proof compatibility with new USB devices.||QRM+ provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage all Windows®, Linux® and IPMI devices in your network, and facilitates device discovery with a graphical topology diagram.||Q'center provides a central management platform to manage multiple QNAP NAS across various sites, monitor system logs, and manage NAS updates and maintenance.|
Move business data to the cloud flexibly and economically
By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the TS-873AU, you can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access, providing an innovative hybrid cloud experience.
Complete backup planning
The TS-873AU provides reliable and cost-effective solutions for backup and disaster recovery planning.
Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. By installing a QNAP 16Gb Fibre Channel card (QXP-16G2FC 16Gb) in the TS-873AU, you can set a Fibre Channel Target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app. Moreover, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of data security.
Flexible and economical storage expansion
QNAP provides easy storage expansion solutions. Here are several ways to expand the storage of your TS-873AU to accommodate data and business growth:
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Besides supporting SAS or QXP SATA expansion cards, the TS-873AU provides USB interfaces to connect a RAID Expansion Enclosure or JBOD Storage Enclosure. Use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to eight QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-873AU.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your TS-873AU can grow with your business.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your TS-873AU hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-873AU is backed by a 3-year warranty at no extra cost. If needed, you can purchase a warranty extension to increase warranty coverage up to 5 years.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen Embedded V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz processor|
|CPU Architecture||64-bit x86|
|Floating Point Unit|
|Hardware-accelerated Transcoding||Optional via a PCIe graphics card|
|System Memory||4 GB UDIMM DDR4 (1 x 4 GB)|
|Maximum Memory||32 GB (2 x 16 GB)|
|Memory Slot||2 x Long-DIMM DDR4
For dual-DIMM configuration, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
|Flash Memory||5GB (Dual boot OS protection)|
|Drive Bay||8 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
The system is shipped without HDD.
For the HDD compatibility list, please visit https://www.qnap.com/compatibility/
|Drive Compatibility||3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
|M.2 SSD Slot||Optional via a QNAP QM2 PCIe card|
|SSD Cache Acceleration Support|
|2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M)||2|
|5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M)||Optional via a network adapter|
|10 Gigabit Ethernet Port||Optional via a network adapter|
|PCIe Slot||1 x Gen3 x8|
|USB 3.2 Gen 1 port||1 x Type-A|
|USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port||2 x Type-C
1 x Type-A
|HDMI Output||Optional via a PCIe graphics card|
|Form Factor||2U Rackmount|
|LED Indicators||HDD 1-8, Status, LAN, USB, Power|
|Dimensions (HxWxD)||3.5 × 17.01 × 14.65 inch|
|Weight (Net)||20.17 lbs|
|Weight (Gross)||30.93 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||250W PSU, 100 - 240V|
|Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode||36.08 W|
|Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical||61.25 W
Tested fully populated with WD10EFRX hard drives.
|Fan||2 x 80mm, 12VDC|
|Sound Level||19~44.9 db(A)|
|Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS)||1200|
* 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.
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 unsurpassed 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.
Thinking of buying a NAS?
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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.
Call our NAS experts today at 407-960-4690
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
We try our best to get orders shipped as quickly as possible and if something is not in stock at our FL warehouse, we can ship directly from our suppliers usually within 1 - 2 business days, if not the same day. However, due to the current situation with the Coronavirus, some manufacturers are experiencing stock constraints, shipping delays due to warehouse closures, delays in customs or other unforseen circumstances which can sometimes delay an order as stock levels can change hourly. We understand that your order may be urgent, so if you want to check if something is in stock before you place your order, please call us at 407-960-4690 during our normal business hours of 9-6PM EST. We also try to be transparent on the site with availability and shipping times. We do sometimes make mistakes and greatly appreciate your understanding if this occurs. Please allow some grace and patience as we work through the difficulties and challenges of communicating with our suppliers to keep up with supply changes.
So when can I expect a shipping notification for my order?
- Diskless orders that are in stock will ship same day if placed before 2pm.
- Diskless units that are not in stock we will ship directly from our suppliers warehouses. This could delay shipping by 1 - 3 business days.
- Configured systems are considered special order. This means that they are not already pre-built and ready to ship when you place an order. When you purchase a configured system from us it will not ship out for at least 2 - 3 business days due to the time it takes to pick, assemble, test, RAID and prepare your order for shipment. If we do not have one of the components on the build, that will further delay shipment as we have to wait for stock to come to us. You will receive updates for the order as it goes into testing.
When will my card be charged for an order?
We do not immediately charge your credit card when you submit an order, instead a temporary hold is placed on your card for the amount of the purchase. If everything is in stock, we will charge your card and process you order for building or shipment. Should there be a delay of some sort, we will notify you by email with the ETA and ask for approval to charge your card and process your order. Please be advised that we cannot allocate stock to you without prepayment. So, if you approve the ETA, we will immediately charge your card so that we can secure the stock from our suppliers. Once this charge occurs, any cancellation will incur a 3% fee.
Security and Payment Verification Requests
We take customer security very seriously as fraud and chargebacks are costly. In order to protect you and keep our costs to a minimum, we may ask you to verify your identity when you place an order. If your billing and shipping differ, or if the billing and shipping parties differ and we can't veryify you as a legitimate business, we will send a request by email with a link, asking you to upload documentation for us. We understand that this may make some people nervous, but you are sending your files to the same secured server as your payment and no one can access the files except for the staff who verify them. Your files are purged from the server within 120 days of payment date. As we cannot physically verify your identity when you place an order, this is the only way for us to accomplish this so we ask that you complete the verification as we won't be able to process your order until this step is completed.