TVS-951X – Award-Winning, High-Capacity, Highly-Compact 9-Bay Multimedia NAS with 10GbE Connectivity
The TVS-951X is powered by a 7th-generation Intel® Celeron® 3865U low-power dual-core processor, with 2GB/8GB DDR4 dual-channel memory (up to 32GB) and features a hybrid drive bay design (including five 3.5-inch drive bays and four 2.5-inch SSD bays) that supports up to nine drives in the same physical space as a 5-bay NAS. When 2.5-inch SSDs are installed in their dedicated bays, you can enable SSD caching and Qtier auto-tiering technologies to boost overall system performance. As the price of SSDs continues to become more accessible, the TVS-951X provides a high-performance and budget-friendly storage solution for SMBs. The TVS-951X also features a built-in 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T port for you to build a 10GbE high-speed network environment.
- A single 10GBASE-T/NBASE-T port provides 10GbE connectivity for accelerating virtualization tasks and file sharing
- Qtier™ technology and SSD caching enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency
- Snapshots fully record the system status and data, allowing you to protect files and data from accidental deletion and malware attacks
- Full support for virtualization and containerized applications, centralized storage, backup, sharing, and disaster recovery
- 4K media playback and online transcoding. HDMI output for direct multimedia playback
- Expand available storage with UX-800P or UX-500P expansion enclosures or by using QNAP's VJBOD technology to use the unused storage capacity of other QNAP NAS
Hybrid Structure for Enabling SSD and Tiered Storage
SSD prices continue to fall, but creating a full-SSD storage solution is still out of reach for most users - especially if they require high-capacity storage. The TVS-951X provides the ability to use a hybrid storage structure that leverages the benefits of both hard drives and SSD to provide high storage capacity and high performance. You can flexibly allocate applications to SSDs, set up a SSD cache, or use Qtier™ technology to automatically tier your frequently-accessed files to the SSD for the highest access speeds. Users can take advantage of these features to fully optimize the storage utilization of the TVS-951X.
7th-generation Intel® Celeron® 3865U Dual-core 1.8 GHz CPU
Powered by a 7th-generation 14nm Intel® Celeron® Kaby Lake 3865U dual-core 1.8 GHz processor, with 2GB/8GB DDR4 dual-channel memory (up to 32GB), and SATA 6Gb/s HDD and SSD drives, the TVS-951X delivers high-performance read/write speeds and maintains high speeds even with AES-NI encryption enabled.
High-speed 10GbE Network Connectivity
TVS-951X features a built-in 10GBASE-T network port to provide 10GbE high-speed network connectivity. You can use the TVS-951X with QNAP's 10GbE unmanaged switch (sold separately) to upgrade your network infrastructure to benefit from faster transfer speeds and to improve bandwidth-demanding applications. Both the TVS-951X and QNAP's 10GbE unmanaged switches support NBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) five-speed network technology so you don't have to replace the existing Cat 5e, 6 and 6a cables in your current network infrastructure.
Real-time 4K Video Transcoding
Featuring advanced Intel® HD Graphics 610, the TVS-951X supports dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265** hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices*. You can also watch high-quality 4K media files on a HDTV using the HDMI output or use with Plex® Media Server to stream media files to mobiles devices and media streaming devices (including DLNA®, Roku®, Apple TV®, Amazon Fire TV® and Chromecast™).The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customize the actions of individual buttons, providing a more convenient NAS experience.
* The TVS-951X's hardware provides H.264 /H.265 hardware decoding, encoding and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
** For H.265 support, it's required to download and install Codex Pack, QVR Pro or HD Player.
Learn more: Plex Media Server
Enjoy the Roon Experience Without a PC
Roon, the music player for music lovers, identifies all the music stored on the NAS and consolidates them in Roon's interconnected digital library. You can browse and play music with Roon apps on any compatible device for multi-zone multimedia experiences. The TVS-951X supports the Roon Server app in the QTS App Center and provides the performance, storage potential, and SSD caching to optimize music streaming, providing the perfect choice for the optimum music experience!
Learn more: Roon Server
Multiply Your Productivity
The app-driven QTS operating system provides solutions for simplifying file backup, management, search, and more. With File Station you can view and manage the files on your TVS-951X and other storage sources/devices; the OCR Converter allows you to extract text from images; Qfiling helps automate file organization, and Qsirch helps quickly find files.
Centralized File Management - Use File Station to directly access files on USB devices - including optical disc drives. Files from different devices can be easily viewed and managed on a single interface.
File Digitization - OCR Converter extracts text from images, helping to boost productivity and making it easier to find files.
Smart Filing - Qfiling automates file organization. Files are automatically archived into folders based on your settings.
Full-text Search - Qsirch quickly finds images, music, videos, documents, emails, and other files.
Protect Data with Snapshots
Snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and metadata. If a file is accidentally deleted or modified, you can use snapshots from the Storage & Snapshots Manager or the File Station to quickly restore the file to its previously-recorded state. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record the changed data. Not only does this save storage space but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data. The TVS-951X supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1,024 snapshots in total.
Learn more: Volume & LUN Snapshots
Block-based iSCSI LUN: Ideal for Virtualization Storage
The TVS-951X supports block-based iSCSI LUN that provides a more reliable and isolated environment compared to file-based LUN. Supporting VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server® 2016, the TVS-951X provides a dependable and affordable storage solution for virtualization environments, while also supporting 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 and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Learn more: Storage for virtualization
NAS as a Multi-OS Platform
Virtualization Station and Container Station provide comprehensive solutions for creating virtualized environments to improve business IT infrastructure, workflows, and productivity.
Virtualization Station - Virtualization Station allows you to run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX® and Android™ virtual machines on the TVS-951X. You can use Virtual Network Computing (VNC) through a browser to operate the virtual machines. Virtualization Station is ideal for organizations to run multiple applications on a single NAS.
Container Station - Container Station integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub® to easily import/export container apps and manage access control, enjoying the benefit of easy installation, transferability and high-efficiency.
QVR Pro - A Whole-new Surveillance Solution
QNAP's new QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on TVS-951X and leverage the advantages of scalable storage. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view, and playback is greatly simplified. You can also use USB webcams as network cameras with the QUSBCam2 app, and remotely monitor your surveillance feeds at any time with QVR Pro Client's companion mobile app.
Multi-point File Backup, Access and Sync
The TVS-951X centrally stores data and files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX® devices. Coupled with Qsync (a utility that turns a QNAP NAS into a safe, high-capacity data center for file synchronization) any file uploaded to the TVS-951X will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops and mobile devices. Hybrid Backup Sync can help you easily backup or synchronize data on the TVS-951X to other QNAP NAS, remote servers, or cloud storage for easy disaster recovery.
More Productivity Applications
QmailAgent - Centrally manage and switch between different email accounts, back up emails to the NAS, and safeguard email security and personal privacy.
Mattermost - Mattermost turns your QNAP NAS into a team communication platform that allows for instant messaging and can centrally store all your conversations and files.
QIoT Suite Lite - Provides an IoT solution on a private cloud empowered by the high capacity and security of a QNAP NAS. It only takes three steps to deploy your own IoT application.
IFTTT Agent - A popular web automation service for combining QNAP NAS and mobile devices/apps to customize NAS applets.
Browser Station - Enables remote access through NAS-based web browsers to access local LAN resources without complex VPN settings.
Mobile Apps - Simplify file access, NAS management, multimedia experience, surveillance, and download tasks with QNAP mobile apps.
- Operating System: QTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)
- Supported Client OS:
- Windows® 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2003/ 2008 R2/ 2012/ 2012R2/ 2016
- Apple Mac OS 10.7 or later
- Linux & UNIX
- Supported Browsers:
- Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+
- Mozilla Firefox
- Apple Safari 7+
- Google Chrome
|Product||9-Bay NAS w/ 10GbE Ethernet Port|
|Operating System||QTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)|
|Processor||Intel® Celeron® 3865U, 1.8GHz, Dual-core processor|
|System Memory||8GB DDR4-2400
Memory modules pre-installed: 2 x 4GB
|Maximum Memory||32GB (2 x 16GB)|
|Memory Slots||2 x DDR4 SODIMM slots|
|Flash Memory||512MB DOM|
|Graphics||Intel® HD Graphics 610|
|Hard Drive Tray||5 x 3.5" SATA 6 Gbps HDD
4 x 2.5" SATA 6 Gbps SSD, max 9.5mm drive height
|SSD Cache Support||3.5" drive bay：1 to 5
2.5" drive bay：1 to 4
|Drive Compatibility||3.5" drive bay
2.5" drive bay
|File System||Internal Hard Drive: EXT4
External Hard Drive: EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, and exFAT
|Storage Management||- Storage space utilization monitoring
- Flexible volumes and LUNs with thin provisioning and space reclaiming
- Supported RAID types: RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60, JBOD, Single
- RAID hot spare and global hot spare
- RAID rebuild speed customization
- Advanced secure data erase
- Storage pools
- Qtier™ Technology (automated storage tiering)
- Online volume expansion
- Online storage pool expansion
- Online RAID capacity expansion
- Online RAID level migration
- SMART data migration
- Storage expansion using QNAP expansion units
- JBOD enclosure roaming
- SSD read-only or read-write cache
- Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T test
- Bad block recovery and RAID recovery
- Bitmap support
|USB Ports||1 x USB 3.0 port (front)
2 x USB 3.0 ports (rear)
|LAN Ports||1 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port|
|HDMI Output||1 x HDMI v1.4b|
|10GbE Slot||1 x RJ45 10GBASE-T, supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M speeds|
|Expansion Enclosure Support||N/A|
|Audio||1 x built-in speaker
1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
|Buttons||Power, Reset, USB One-touch-copy|
|LED Indicators||Status/Power, LAN, USB, HDD 1-5, SSD 1-4|
|IR Sensor||Yes, supporting QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (optional purchase)|
|Power Supply||120W external AC adapter, 100~240V|
|Power Consumption (W)||HDD standby: 23.38W
In operation: 39.37W (typical)
|Power Management||- Wake-on-LAN (WoL)
- Standby mode for internal drives
- Scheduled power on/off
- Automatic power on after power recovery
- USB and network UPS support with SNMP management
|Security||- Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
- CIFS host access control for shared folders
- FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption
- AES 256-bit external drive encryption
- Importable SSL certificates
- Instant alert via E-mail, SMS, beep, and push service
- 2-step verification
|Access Right Management||- Multiple user creation
- User data importing and exporting
- User quota management
- Local user access control (AFP, CIFS/SMB, FTP, and WebDAV)
- Application access control (File Station, Music Station, Photo Station, and Video Station)
- Subfolder permissions (AFP, CIFS/SMB, FTP, and File Station)
|Domain Authentication Integration||- Microsoft Active Directory (AD) and domain controller support
- LDAP server and client
- Domain user login (AFP, CIFS/SMB, FTP, and File Station)
|Cooling Fans||1 x 14cm smart fan (12V DC)|
|Sound Level||17.6 dB(A)|
|Temperature||0~40 °C (32~104 °F)|
|Humidity||5~95% RH non-condensing
Wet bulb: 27°C (80.6°F)
|Multilingual Support||Chinese (Traditional & Simpliﬁed), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish|
|Security Slot||Kensington security slot|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||8.86 x 7.17" x 8.82" (225 x 182 x 224 mm)|
|Weight||3.53kg (7.78 lbs)
- QNAP TVS-951X-8G-US 9-Bay NAS w/ 8GB RAM
- Power Cord
- AC Adapter
- 2 x RJ45 Ethernet Cables
- Flat head screw (for 3.5" HDD)
- Flat head screws (For 2.5" HDD)
- Quick Installation Guide