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QNAP TVS-863+ NAS Review

Alright, so now you may be wondering whether or not I am giving the TVS-863+ the golden ticket (Willy Wonka reference) or the golden boot right on out of here.  It’s introduced as a sophisticated NAS that is powerful, reliable, secure, and scalable.  In fact, QNAP went so far as to create a complete color change for their AMD G-Series based NAS.

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QNAP outfitted this NAS with everything you could want, sans a moon-roof.  The NAS has enough power for corporate needs and enough pizazz to tackle your home enthusiast requirements.  iSCSI, 10GbE, and performance quickly make themselves at home in your office while HDMI, encoding, and media center capabilities make this NAS a good option when piecing together a sophisticated home theater.

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While benchmarking the TVS-863+, I had feared that the AMD G-Series CPU would put this NAS at a disadvantage, especially when compared to its older sibling the TS-879 Pro outfitted with an Intel i3-2120.  Instead, this NAS proved that the AMD CPU paired with a much appreciated bump in RAM (16GB) can handle and transfer data quickly.  Media transcoding seemed to be easy for the TVS-863+, it beat out the other QNAP NAS without breaking a sweat.

To sum it all up.  QNAP handles its business.  The TVS-863+ steals the show, making it a top choice for those of you looking for an affordable 8-bay solution that can handle both business and personal needs.  The TVS-863+ shows up to the party in a designer wardrobe, performs fantastically in benchmarks, it costs less than some of its “more powerful” siblings, it has a new AMD processor, and an Editor’s Choice Award to finish it all off.  Well done QNAP.

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Editor's Choice

Performance - 9.5
Features - 10
Design - 10
Value - 9.5

9.8

The TVS-863 is a Super Star! The NAS rocked the benchmarks and showed up in leather chaps and a sparkles.

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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. External Features
  3. Internal Features
  4. System Setup
  5. Administration
  6. Administration (Continued)
  7. Administration (Continued)
  8. QNAP App Center
  9. Benchmarking: Transcoding
  10. Benchmarking: Avatar Benchmark
  11. Benchmarking: MP3 Transfer Benchmark
  12. Benchmarking: 2GB Transfer Benchmark
  13. Benchmarking: Intel NASPT
  14. Benchmarking: IOMeter
  15. Benchmarking: CrystalDiskMark
  16. Final Thoughts

About Joe DiFiglia

I have always had a passion for everything computing. In early 2000, I decided to take my passion to the web. Thus, C.O.D. was born. Through the years we have made many great friends at C.O.D. and hope to continue our journey for years to come.

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