Upgraded with Thunderbolt 3 and an Intel 7th-Gen Kaby Lake processor, the TVS-1282T3 12-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a Thunderbolt 3/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution that can handle collaboration between up to four Mac and Windows devices. As its increased bandwidth allows for smooth 4K video transfers and online editing, the TVS-1282T3 is well-suited for Thunderbolt 3 systems that are engaging in 4K workflows, file storage, and high-speed sharing. It has also been designed with tiered storage, application-based partitioning, and network traffic distribution.
The TVS-1282T3 is powered by a 3.4 GHz Intel Core i5-7500 Quad-Core processor and 16GB of 2133 MHz DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB, using one 16GB module in each of the four DIMM slots. Network connectivity is achieved using the four Gigabit Ethernet ports and two 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports, the latter of which helps to further enhance on-the-fly video editing and rapid file sharing. This NAS also supports JBOD and a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, and hot spare, each of which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both.
This 12-bay enclosure has the ability to natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III and SATA II hard drives or SSD drives. There are eight drive bays that can accept both 3.5" and 2.5" drives, and there are also four dedicated 2.5" drive bays. The TVS-1282T3 can reach a throughput of up to 1600 MB/s, and using the external four 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports, five 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, and three HDMI ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, as well as other external drives and displays. Internally, there are two M.2 slots for tiered storage and cache acceleration using separately sold M.2 2242, 2260, 2280, and 22110 flash modules. Additionally, the TVS-1282T3 is validated with FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.
Using QNAP's tiered storage functionality, storage efficiency is optimized across M.2 SSDs, SATA SSDs, and SATA HDDs. Frequently-used "hot" data is stored on high-performance SSD tiers, while less-accessed "cold" data is kept on higher-capacity hard drives. Using Application-based Partitioning, the M.2 and SATA storage devices can be configured as independent partitions for different applications, helping to ensure a sufficient throughput level for all applications.
The QNAP TVS-1282T3 12-Bay NAS Enclosure operates on 100-240 VAC, 3-1.5A, and 50-60 Hz. It outputs 250W and includes four Gigabit Ethernet cables, two 10 Gigabit Ethernet cables, a power cord, two screws and two bolts for M.2 installation, twenty-four flat head screws for 2.5" drives, two M.2 SSD heatsinks, and an IR remote control. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.