QNAP Thunderbolt TVS-871T Overview

QNAPThe QNAP Thunderbolt TVS-871T is the world’s first  DAS/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution.

With the incredible power of Thunderbolt 2 to double the speed potential to 20 Gbps, simultaneous 4K video transfer and display is enabled with considerable cost effectiveness.


It’s also a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. Incorporating reliability and security, the TVS-871T delivers the highest transfer rates ever as storage with persistent throughput, and provides a complete business-ready storage solution to build a reliable private cloud.

DAS file-based mode

You can directly access files on the QNAP TVS-871T on a file-based level. Simply attach your Mac computer to the TVS-871T with the Thunderbolt 2 cable, and you will find the TVS-871T in Finder with accessible shared folders available for you. It is plug-and-use, and completely simple.

Thunderbolt/Ethernet NAS mode

The TVS-871T features Thunderbolt & Ethernet dual networking for flexible file sharing across multiple devices simultaneously, using SMB/CIFS, NFS and AFP protocols for sharing across Windows, Mac and Linux/UNIX networks. Use Qfinder to find the TVS-871T attached to your computer, and you can find Thunderbolt IP and Ethernet IP for file sharing based on your needs.


The TVS-871T supports capacity expansion by connecting up to six Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures (pictured).

You can gradually expand the TVS-871T’s storage on demand, and use the QTS Storage Manager to easily handle the NAS capacity expansion and storage expansion enclosure management.

The QNAP TVS-871 comes populated with WD RED PRO hard drives (very reliable) and is available in the following capacities:

QNAP TVS-871T-I5-16G 8 Bay i5 Thunderbolt 2 NAS
QNAP TVS-871T-I5-16G 16TB (8x 2TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD)
QNAP TVS-871T-I5-16G 24TB (8x 3TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD)
QNAP TVS-871T-I5-16G 32TB (8x 4TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD)
QNAP TVS-871T-I5-16G 48TB (8x 6TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD)

QNAP TVS-871T-I7-16G 8 Bay i7 Thunderbolt 2 NAS
QNAP TVS-871T-I7-16G 16TB (8x 2TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD)
QNAP TVS-871T-I7-16G 24TB (8x 3TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD)
QNAP TVS-871T-I7-16G 32TB (8x 4TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD)
QNAP TVS-871T-I7-16G 48TB (8x 6TB WD Red Pro SATA HDD)


Many more workflow options/scenarios available. For more info please check the manufacturers page which is very detailed or our web page.

For pricing please call sales on 0207 291 0890 or contact us with your requirements.

  • Thunderbolt 2 and 10GbE dual network for 4K video playback and on-the-fly editing
  • Consolidated storage solution with direct attached storage (DAS), network attached storage (NAS) and iSCSI-SAN
  • Scalable up to 448TB with Thunderbolt 2 storage expansion enclosures TX-800PTX-500P
  • 4 available combinations with Macs and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion
  • Tiered storage architecture and SSD caching for optimal storage utilization
  • Supports QvPC Technology, running virtual machines, storage virtualization and full NAS encryption


* Mac operating system OS X El Capitan 10.11 or later is required.