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Affordable high-end AMD RX-421ND quad-core NAS with PCIe slots for adding M.2 SSD, 10GbE connectivity, and a graphics card
The TS-473 is powered by a high-performance and energy-efficient AMD R-Series CPU and provides two PCIe slots for greater functionality. You can install a QNAP QM2 expansion card to add M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity; a compatible wireless card to use the TS-473 as a wireless access point; and an entry-level graphics card (for example: NVIDIA® GeForce® GT1030) to boost system performance for 4K video performance. The TS-473 allows you to flexibly deploy a wide range of applications with a more affordable budget.
Two PCIe Gen3 x4 slots support QM2 cards, 10GbE adapters, or wireless network cards.
Supports the NVIDIA® GeForce® GT1030 graphics card, allowing for 4K video transcoding and output.
Dual M.2 SATA 6 Gb/s SSD slots allow for setting up caching or storage pools, improving file access efficiency.
Qtier™ auto-tiering technology and SSD caching enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency.
Scalable storage supporting virtualization, containerized apps, centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery.
Snapshots fully record system status and data. If files are accidentally deleted or modified, you can quickly restore the data from a snapshot.
Greater NAS potential with two PCIe slots
The TS-473 features two PCIe (Gen3 x4) slots, allowing for installing single/dual-port 10GbE NICs to accelerate applications that demand higher bandwidth such as virtualization, media workflows, and backup/restoration tasks for an ever-growing amount of data; or a USB 3.1 Gen2 (10Gb/s) expansion card for transferring large media files to and from USB storage. You can also install QM2 cards, wireless network cards or an entry-level graphics card to extend NAS functionality.
AMD R-Series quad-core CPU
Equipped with a next-gen AMD R-Series RX-421ND quad-core 2.1 GHz CPU (Turbo Core up to 3.4 GHz) with up to 64GB dual-channel DDR4 RAM, the TS-473 enables lightning-fast multi-tasking with low power consumption for up to 2347 MB/s throughput with a 10GbE configuration. With a hardware-accelerated AES-NI encryption engine, the TS-473 also provides unmatched encryption performance in its class (up to 2310 MB/s with AES 256-bit full NAS volume encryption) to boost system performance while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored on the NAS.
Top-class hardware engineering
The strong and feature-packed hardware bolsters overall system performance. Coupled with a flexible and expandable architecture, the TS-473 can fulfill diverse application needs.
SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity
The TS-473 supports the innovative QM2 PCIe card that allows for adding up to two M.2 SSDs. You can configure SSD caching, or create a RAID 5 tiered storage along with the two M.2 SSDs in the NAS. As these M.2 SSDs will not occupy any 3.5-inch drive bays, the QM2 card allows you to maximize both your storage capacity and performance. There are also QM2 cards that include 10GbE 10GBASE-T connectivity to provide SSD caching with high-speed network connectivity on a single card.
Powered by a 2.1 GHz AMD RX-421ND Quad-Core processor, which can be boosted up to 3.4 GHz, and 4GB of DDR4 RAM, which can be upgraded to 64GB, the TS-473 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP is a high-performance and energy efficient system that provides two PCIe 3.0 x4 slots that can accommodate M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity, a wireless network card, and an entry-level graphics card to boost performance for 4K video performance. The TS-473 allows you to flexibly deploy a wide range of applications with a more affordable budget. Network connectivity is achieved using four Gigabit Ethernet ports. When two 10GbE cards are installed in the PCIe slots and used simultaneously, read speeds are supported up to 2347 MB/s and write speeds can reach 1764 MB/s. When transferring data with 10GbE and volume encryption, read speeds max out at 2310 MB/s and write speeds go up to 1681 MB/s. This 4-bay enclosure natively supports 3.5" SATA III hard drives, and 2.5" hard drives and SSDs are also supported using included 2.5" drive flat head screws. There are also two M.2 2260/2280 SATA III SSD slots. In order to enhance data transfers, SSD caching is supported on all four drive bays and both M.2 slots. Using the four 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other devices, allowing you to easily transfer large media files and expand NAS storage. With a separately sold SAS PCIe expansion card and mini-SAS cable, this NAS can be expanded via two UX-800 or four REXP-1000 Pro expansion enclosures. Additionally, the TS-473 is validated with AES-NI and FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches. QNAP has also engineered this NAS to also support RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, each of which offers data redundancy, performance, or a combination of both. For those who do not require a RAID, JBOD and single disk modes are also available. Included is a 250W AC adapter that runs using 100-240 VAC at 50/60 Hz, a power cord, two Ethernet cables, two M.2 heatsinks, two flat head screws for M.2 SSDs, and twelve flat head screws for 2.5" HDDs. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.
|Manufacturer Part Number:||TS-473-4G-US|
|Manufacturer Website Address:||http://www.qnap.com|
|Product Name:||TS-473 SAN/NAS Storage System|
|Product Type:||SAN/NAS Storage System|
|Number of Hard Drives Supported:||4|
|Number of Hard Drives Installed:||No|
|Number of Solid State Drive Supported:||6|
|Number of Solid State Drive Installed:||No|
|Flash Memory Capacity:||512 MB|
|Processor & Chipset|
|Processor Core:||Quad-core (4 Core)|
|Processor Speed:||2.10 GHz|
|Standard Memory:||4 GB|
|Memory Technology:||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Network & Communication|
|Ethernet Technology:||Gigabit Ethernet|
|Number of Total Expansion Bays:||4|
|Number of 2.5"/3.5" Bays:||4|
|Number of Total Expansion Slots:||2|
|Expansion Slot Type:||PCI Express 3.0 x4|
|Controller Type:||Serial ATA/600|
|RAID Levels:||0, 1, 5, 6, 10, Hot Spare, JBOD|
|Total Number of USB Ports:||4|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports:||4|
|Operating System:||QTS 4.3.4|
|Management & Protocols|
|Protocols:||DNS, Telnet, DLNA, IPv6, FTPS, WEBDAV, SSL/TLS, AFP, HTTPS, FTP, DHCP, SSH, FXP, SMTP, LDAP, iSCSI, IPv4, UPnP, PPTP, TCP/IP, HTTP, DDNS, CIFS/SMB, SNMP, RSync|
|Height:||7.41" (188.20 mm)|
|Width:||7.85" (199.30 mm)|
|Depth:||11.01" (279.60 mm)|
|Weight (Approximate):||4.84 kg|
|Limited Warranty:||2 Year|
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