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QNAP TVS-863+ NAS Review

Upon first inspection, this NAS takes the same shape we are familiar with. QNAP has continued its design traditions here with the TVS-863+ and the only departure we see from the outside is the change of color. The LCD Panel is front and center providing information about your NAS on request. Various bits of information can be cycled through using the buttons just to the right. A long press of the top button will allow you enter menus for some hands on configuration.

Just the the left are three LEDs: Green for Status, Blue for USB, Amber for LAN. Below and to the left is the familiar Power button, USB 3.0 port and OTB (One Touch Backup) button. Each of the drive trays feature their own activity / power LED and can be locked in place.


The drive trays can be removed with the greatest of ease. A simple finger pull and the trays reveal themselves. QNAP has not departed in design here, these trays are identical, except for color, to the drive trays we have seen in nearly all their NAS. The tray is constructed from steel and plastic, it is very durable, and the quality is top notch.



A bit of fun with the drive trays… neatly stacked, populated with drives, and ready for testing.


Around back you find dual 120mm cooling fans, the Power Supply Unit (with 40mm cooling fan), a 10GbE PCIe card, dual HDMI, Dual Gigabit Ethernet Ports, an audio port and four USB 3.0 Ports.


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

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