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. Availability The TVS-x72XT NAS series is now available. For more information, visit the Product Page.