QNAP One of the Largest Subdistributor and Reseller partner in UAE
We are one of the largest QNAP subdistributor offering complete Storage solution with QNAP using hard drives from Seagate , WD or Toshiba. Every QNAP device you buy from us with hard drives will be pre-configured for free. Other value-added services for QNAP devices such as warranty extension for new QNAP devices (QNAP Warranty Extension), warranty extension for existing QNAP devices (PNP Warranty Extension), extended replacement service with SLA ( NBD Hardware Replacement), etc. are offered in UAE at an additional cost.
Services such as NBD replacement of a failed QNAP device, warranty extensions for existing QNAP devices are available exclusively from us at an additional cost due to our service partner agreement with QNAP. Our Engineers are trained by QNAP and we also arrange workshops and techincal trainings for QNAP.
Stock availability of QNAP QNAP TS-873AU Dubai UAE
We have a large inventory (probably one of the largest in the Middle East) of QNAP as we are a sub-distributor. If the stock is not available, we can give you a firm delivery date. Contact us and we will let you know the exact availability.
Price Matching and Lowest Bulk Price for QNAP QNAP TS-873AU
The price listed on the website is the retail price intended for end users, but If you are an end user looking for a better price you can contact us. Resellers can request for a special reseller price.
Free Shipping for QNAP QNAP TS-873AU in UAE
We Ship QNAP QNAP TS-873AU to Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Rest of the UAE free of cost. We have Export freight rates for this product also to Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman. For African countries, our organized carriers tend to be expensive and we ask that you arrange shipping yourself. VAT Exceptions for export orders from the UAE are available if shipped from Jebel Ali or if your carrier issues proper export documentation
Do you provide qnap after sales
Yes, we at PNP have QNAP certified technicians and we can provide QNAP after sales support. We also offer other paid services like warranty extension, NBD replacement warranty etc.
are qnap drives hot swappable
Yes, with all QNAP NAS you can hot-swap your hard drives/SSDs attached to SATA, SAS or U.2. However M.2 NVME media are not hotswappable.
How to do qnap to qnap backup
With QNAP's HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) you can easily backup from one QNAP to another QNAP. You need a network path between the 2 QNAPs and the login credentials for the target QNAP.
qnap what is a storage pool
The storage pool is the aggregate of many RAIDs in the QNAP. At the bottom are the disks (HDDs or SSDs), multiple disks join together to create a RAID group, and finally multiple RAID groups are combined to create a storage pool. Volumes and LUNS are created on top of the storage pool.
qnap where are snapshots stored
Snapshots are pure Data pointers, so they are stored on the same volume for which you create SNAPSHOTS. You have the option of replicating the snapshots to another QNAP also.
qnap how to replace failed drive
Replacing a defective hard drive is as simple as removing the defective hard drive and replacing it with a new hard drive of the same (or larger) size. The hard drive should preferably be the same brand and quality ( WD Red should be replaced with WD Red and Seagate Exos with Seagate Exos). The system will recognize the new drive and start rebuilding the RAID. If you use a larger drive, it will be downsized to the smaller capacity of other drives in your RAID
what are qnap snapshots
QNAP snapshots are like Windows snapshots. They allow you to quickly restore your data to a previous state. Technically, snapshots work with data pointers so that the same data is not saved twice and storage space is used efficiently. For example, on January 1, you had 100 MB of data. On January 2, you deleted 10 MB and added 30 MB of new data, so your storage space is 120 MB. With snapshots, your total storage footprint is only 130 MB. With those 130 MB, you can restore your 100 MB from January 1 and the 120 MB from January 2 ( Since there is 90MB of common data between 2 data sets, add 10MB to this and you get Jan1 data, add 30MB to this and you get Jan2 data) . Snapshots are great for protecting against accidental deletion or modification of data and also provide protection against ransomware
what are qnap devices
QNAP makes network attached storage. A storage that connects to your network (as opposed to a USB drive that connects to your USB port). The advantage of connecting it to the network is that it can be easily shared, permissions can be defined as to who can access what, and it can do many tasks for you since it is always on (it can work as a firewall, VPN server, proxy server, torrent downloader). The hardware is robust and offers multiple fail-safes like RAID, snapshots, dual network ports, etc.
is qnap a chinese company
QNAP is a Taiwanese company
qnap which file system is used
QNAP has 3 operating systems today - QTS, QTS Hero and QES. QNAP QTS os uses EXT4, QTS Hero and QES use ZFS.
Do you have a qnap service center dubai
QNAP has no legal personality in the UAE (as of 2022). We at PNP are their authorized service partner and can help you with QNAP after sales and techincal services.
qnap where is os stored
OS is stored in 2 places. Partly on the DOM ( Disk on Module) and partly on the internal drives. You cannot boot your entire NAS OS from DOM alone. Also, the OS on DOM and OS on the hard drives must have the same version. If you swap the disks between 2 QNAPs and the OS version of DOM and the disk do not match, QNAP will warn you and give you the option to upgrade the firmware
Does qnap have a middle east office
No, at the time of writing this response (2022), QNAP does not have an office in the Middle East. At PNP, we can help you with any service requests you may have regarding QNAP
qnap which raid to use
If you have only 2 hard disks, it is better to use RAID1. If you have 3-8 hard disks, you can use RAID5. If you have 8-12 hard disks, it is better to use RAID6. The more parity disks you have, the more protection against disk failures you get.
How to do qnap to synology backup
If you enable Rsync Server on Synology, you can use QNAP HBS to back up to Synology. It is also possible to synchronise much faster with Bittorrent (Resillio) which is a paid solution.
can qnap read ntfs
If you connect an external USB drive that is formatted in NTFS, QNAP will recognize it. If it is an internal drive, QNAP will prompt you to format the drive before it can be used in QNAP, regardless of the file system. QNAP can now also read exFAT without incurring a license fee
qnap what is container station
Container Station is a GUI solution that allows you to set up your containers quickly and easily. It supports all 3 popular containers - Docker, LXD and Kata . If you want to quickly run a Linux application on your QNAP, you can do so with Container Station. Some examples are the ability to run Transmission, JelyBean, TaleScale, etc. on the QNAP.
qnap where is backup station
Backup Station has been replaced by HBS - Hybrid Backup Sync. HBS is a very capable software and offer many more options compared to BS.
qnap where are apps installed
Apps are installed on one of the system volumes. You have the option to select a volume when installing each APP. It is quite possible to install different apps on different volumes.
qnap what is bitmap
A bitmap helps to quickly synchronize your RAID. Without a bitmap, all data from RAID is synchronized when a disk is disconnected from the RAID group. With the bitmap enabled, only the data that changed while the disk was disconnected is synchronized. This faster synchronization applies only to all existing disks that have data on them. During a RAID rebuild with new disks it does not help
How to backup qnap to google drive
QNAP's HBS (Hybrid Backup Sync) supports backup and synchronisation with Google Drive
Can I use qnap with ssd
Yes. SSDs come in different forms - 2.5" SATA, M.2 Nvme, M.2 SATA and U.2 NVME. All QNAPs can use 2.5" SATA SSDs in their 2.5" and 3.5" bays. The M.2 NVMe can only be used for caching in selected models . To use U.2, you must have a QNAP model with U.2 bays
Are there any qnap with thunderbolt
Yes, QNAP models ending in T have a Thunderbolt port (e.g. 872XT). There is also a Thunderbolt expansion card that can be used with certain QNAP models to add a Thunderbolt port to the NAS.
Are there any qnap with gpu
GPUs can be installed in many QNAPs with PCIe expansion slots. These GPUs can be configured to be used by QTS ( Qnap OS) or Container Station ( for access from a container) or VM ( for virtual machine passthrough)
Does qnap work with docker
Yes, with QNAP Container Station you can quickly create a container with Docker- all with a GUI interface.
Whats the deal with qnap and ransomware
QNAP is constantly updating its firmware. One of the old firmwares was affected by ransomware and those that did not update were affected. None of the updated NAS was affected by the ransomware
Whats the deal with qnap and deadbolt
Some of the old QNAPs that had not been updated and were running older firmware were affected by Deadbolt ransomware. None of the updated NASs were affected.
Does qnap have an antivirus
QNAP's firmware is based on Linux, and the company has integrated the open-source ClamAV antivirus program into QTS by default. You also have the option to download and purchase a license for McAfee Antivirus from the QNAP App Store
How can I do a qnap backup to external drive
You can connect your Exenral drive to the QNAP USB port and it will be recognized immediately. You can then either use HBS to automate your backup or see the external drive in the file manager to copy your data
How can I check qnap hdd compatibility
On QNAP's website you can find a comprehensive database of all hard drives that are compatible with the different models.
What is qnap meaning
QNAP is an abbreviation for Quality Network Appliance - a Taiwanese company that manufactures Network Attached Storage
is qnap safe to use
A NAS is as secure as its configuration is. If you Keep your NAS updated and follow the security guidelines (we wrote a detailed blog about this), your QNAP should be safe from malware and ransomware
Absolute performance with AMD Ryzen and up to 32GB RAM
Powered by a 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen V1500B 2.2GHz processor with AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, the rackmount TS-873AU delivers aggressive yet power-smart performance to drive resource-demanding business applications such as VDI, R&D, private cloud, and server virtualization.
Note: Purchase the optional rail kit to deploy the TS-873AU in a 19-inch rack following the ANSI/EIA-RS-310-D standard.
Block-based iSCSI LUN: Ideal choice for virtualization storage
The TS-873AU supports block-based iSCSI LUN and is compatible for VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V®, and Windows Server® 2019 virtualization environments to provide a high-performance and affordable storage solution. The TS-873AU also supports 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 with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Optimized performance for VMware Virtualization with iSER
The iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) protocol boosts the data transfer performance of VMware® ESXi storage and reduces the CPU load of the ESXi server. iSER support can be added to the TS-873AU by installing a QNAP QXG-10G2SF-CX4 10GbE PCIe card, which uses the Mellanox® ConnectX-4 controller. iSER can provide a significant increase in performance, providing an essential tool to optimize demanding virtualization applications.
Note: To create an iSER connection with VMware ESXi, both the server and NAS require compatible Mellanox® NICs and switches compatible with Mellanox® or supporting PFC (Priority Flow Control) configuration.
All-in-one server to host virtual machines and containers
Regardless of your virtualization needs, you can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for complete virtualization support. Use the Network & Virtual Switch app to allocate adequate physical network resources to virtual machines, containers, and the TS-873AU to simplify network deployment.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, and Android virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). You can run multiple virtual server applications on a single TS-873AU without needing additional physical servers.
Experience LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.
Upgrade to 2.5GbE networking
The TS-873AU comes with two 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports that allow you to use existing CAT5e cables to upgrade network speeds from 1 Gigabit to 2.5 Gigabit. 5GbE speeds can also be attained by using Port Trunking. To upgrade your laptops and desktops to take advantage of high-speed networks, QNAP offer various adapters and peripherals, including a USB 3.2 Gen 1 to 5GbE adapter (Model name ) and 5GbE PCIe expansion card (Model name ).
2.5GbE Windows File Transfer (10GB file)
Download : 254 MB/s
Upload : 266 MB/s
2 x 2.5GbE Windows Sequential File Transfer (1M, Iometer)
Read : 524 MB/s
Write : 449 MB/s
2 x 10GbE Windows Sequential File Transfer (1M, Iometer)
Read : 2290 MB/s
Write : 1091 MB/s
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
Test Environment: NAS: TS-873AU-4G OS: QTS 4.4.2 Volume type: 8 x Samsung 850 Pro 512GB SSDs, RAID 5, thick volume; QXG-10G2SF-CX4 Client PC: Windows 10 Pro, Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz, 64GB RAM; LAN-10G2SF-MLX IOmeter: 1M, RAM*4, 30-sec ramp up time, 3-min seq. run time, 2 workers, 64-outstanding
Transform your network with a wallet-friendly 2.5GbE switch
Upgrading your network shouldnt break the bank, and 2.5GbE connectivity provides immediately noticeable improvements compared to standard 1GbE. The QSW-1105-5T is an unmanaged switch with five 2.5GbE ports (backwards compatible with 1G/100M) and supports CAT5e cables to connect multiple computers and NAS. The QSW-1105-5T is energy-saving, low-noise, plug-and-use, and supports loop detection and blocking to provide a simple and effective high-speed network environment.
Note: The QSW-1105-5T 2.5GbE switch will be available from Q3 2020.
Abundant I/O capabilities with PCIe expansion
The TS-873AU includes a PCIe Gen 3 x8 slot, allowing you to add additional functionality with a compatible PCIe card. By using a suitable adapter, PCIe bifurcation is supported, allowing you to use two PCIe Gen 3 x4 cards.
Note: Compatible with a low-profile graphics card that does not require additional power.
5GbE/10GbE network cards
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks, such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration.
QM2 M.2 SSD cards
Adds M.2 SSD NVMe/SATA caching or 10GbE (10GBASE-T) connectivity to the TS-873AU for optimized performance and bandwidth.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) cards
Add extra USB ports to the TS-873AU.
Wireless network cards
Install a Wi-Fi 6 card for flexible connectivity. Or install an 802.11ac Wireless Adapter and the WirelessAP Station App to turn the TS-873AU into a Wireless AP for connecting multiple edge devices.
Graphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations, but require significantly more power than other hardware. The TS-873AU supports entry-level low-profile NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics cards (such as the GT 1030 or GT 1050) that do not require additional power. Installing a graphics card can boost performance of applications such as video editing, 4K video transcoding, imaging processing in QTS and the performance of virtual machines via GPU passthrough.
NOTE: 1. Supported video formats depend on the hardware and software specifications of the devices. Playback capability and quality may vary due to factors including the original file formats/quality, hardware and software limitations, and output devices. 2. GPU support for QTS only applies to NVIDIA graphics cards. GPU Passthrough for virtual machines is supported by AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards. 3. When Virtualization Station uses graphics cards, the TS-873AU will temporarily stop hardware transcoding acceleration for QTS (and vice versa). 4. Always consult the before purchasing or attempting to install a graphics card into the TS-873AU.
Accelerate IOPS performance with SSD Caching
Adding an SSD cache to the TS-873AU is an easy way to increase IOPS performance and reducing storage volume latency. It is perfect for IOPS-demanding applications (including databases and virtualization) and can significantly improve overall workflows. You can launch, stop, or change settings to meet your needs at any moment without shutting down the system.
Optimum Performance and Reliability
The TS-873AU supports advanced business features to provide maximized efficiency, performance, and to ensure round-the-clock services.
USB 3.2 Gen 2
Central Device Management
Central NAS Management
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) provides speeds up to 10Gb/s (double the speed of USB 3.2 Gen 1) to greatly boost data transfer performance. The TS-873AU comes with two USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and a Type-A port, providing greater flexibility and ensuring future-proof compatibility with new USB devices.
QRM+ provides a single-point solution to discover, map, monitor and manage all Windows®, Linux® and IPMI devices in your network, and facilitates device discovery with a graphical topology diagram.
Qcenter provides a central management platform to manage multiple QNAP NAS across various sites, monitor system logs, and manage NAS updates and maintenance.
Move business data to the cloud flexibly and economically
By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the TS-873AU, you can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access, providing an innovative hybrid cloud experience.
HybridMount file-based cloud gateway
Flexibly expand your storage capacity by connecting to cloud storage. You can leverage QTS apps to manage and edit your cloud files or multimedia files. HybridMount is ideal for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.
VJBOD cloud block-based cloud gateway
VJBOD Cloud supports mounting object cloud storage as a block-based volume or LUN on a NAS. The block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only transmits block-based volume or LUN changes. This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements (such as databases, VM volumes, and videos).
Complete backup planning
The TS-873AU provides reliable and cost-effective solutions for backup and disaster recovery planning.
Consolidates backup, restoration and synchronization functions (using RTRR, Rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB) for easily transferring data to local, remote and cloud storage spaces as a comprehensive data storage and disaster recovery plan.
Snapshots for Volume & LUN
Snapshots are essential for NAS data protection, and their block-level feature makes them a dependable data protection method in the face of growing ransomware threats. The TS-873AU supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1,024 snapshots per NAS.
With its high performance, huge storage potential, integrated virtualization solutions, and snapshot support that records system status any time, the TS-873AU is perfect for backing up virtual machines.
Windows® and Mac® backup
Use the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up and restore files from Windows® computers. Time Machine® is also supported for backing up Mac® computers.
Build an affordable Fibre Channel SAN environment
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. By installing a QNAP 16Gb Fibre Channel card (QXP-16G2FC 16Gb) in the TS-873AU, you can set a Fibre Channel Target using the iSCSI & Fibre Channel app. Moreover, the LUN Masking and Port Binding features provide an additional layer of data security.
Flexible and economical storage expansion
QNAP provides easy storage expansion solutions. Here are several ways to expand the storage of your TS-873AU to accommodate data and business growth:
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Besides supporting SAS or QXP SATA expansion cards, the TS-873AU provides USB interfaces to connect a RAID Expansion Enclosure or JBOD Storage Enclosure. Use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to eight QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-873AU.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your TS-873AU can grow with your business.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your TS-873AU hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
More productivity applications
8 embedded camera channels (expandable to 64 channels) are included for you to start using your TS-873AU as a comprehensive surveillance solution.
Consolidates all QTS system events, alerts, and notifications for smooth and easy NAS management, keeping you always informed of your NAS status.
Enable remote access through NAS-hosted web browsers for accessing local LAN resources without requiring complex VPN settings.
Review the security settings of your TS-873AU and receive recommendations for improvements. Includes anti-virus and anti-malware scanners.
QNAPs powerful, Google-like search tool for quickly finding images, music, videos, documents, and emails by keywords, color, and other search conditions.
Back up or sync files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google G Suite and Microsoft® Office 365® to the TS-873AU to safeguard enterprise cloud data.
Virtualization Certifications Supported by TS-873AU
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-873AU is backed by a 3-year warranty at no extra cost. If needed, you can purchase a warranty extension to increase warranty coverage up to 5 years.
For dual-DIMM configuration, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
5GB (Dual boot OS protection)
8 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s
The system is shipped without HDD. For the HDD compatibility list, please visit
3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives 2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives 2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
M.2 SSD Slot
Optional via a QNAP QM2 PCIe card
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M)
2 (also support 10M)
5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M)
Optional via a network adapter
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port
Optional via a network adapter
Wake on LAN (WOL)
Only the 2.5GbE port
1 x Gen3 x8
USB 3.2 Gen 1 port
1 x Type-A
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port
2 x Type-C 1 x Type-A
Optional via a PCIe graphics card
HDD 1-8, Status, LAN, USB, Power
89 × 482 × 425 mm
0 - 40 °C (32°F - 104°F)
5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27?C (80.6?F)
Power Supply Unit
250W PSU, 100 - 240V
Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode
Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical
Tested fully populated with WD10EFRX hard drives.
2 x 80mm, 12VDC
Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS)
Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications. Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting. * Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS. Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.