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-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP-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-RP 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-RP for optimized performance and bandwidth.
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) cards
Add extra USB ports to the TS-873AU-RP.
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-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP.
Accelerate IOPS performance with SSD Caching
Adding an SSD cache to the TS-873AU-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP, 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP, 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-RP to accommodate data and business growth:
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Besides supporting SAS or QXP SATA expansion cards, the TS-873AU-RP 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-RP.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your TS-873AU-RP can grow with your business.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your TS-873AU-RP 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-RP 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-RP 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-RP to safeguard enterprise cloud data.
Virtualization Certifications Supported by TS-873AU-RP
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-873AU-RP 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
300W PSU(x2), 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.
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