QNAP TVS-872XT Review


The QNAP TVS-872XT’s latest NAS device has arrived, and even if we’ve already seen a ton of similar products coming from the company, we still know that this specific network attached storage is something really special. 

Generally, NAS drives that are Thunderbolt-enabled have already been around for some time; in fact, QNAP themselves have released the original TVS-871T Thunderbolt NAS all the way back in 2014 / 2015 and at the same time, was considered a big gamble. 

These are often designed and created to be accessed through network or internet, with occasional coverage made for audio and HDMI ports for media. The whole idea of the famous video and photography editing connection, Thunderbolt, being utilized as a way of linking to your NAS device, was a really popular concept; however, it was technically considered impossible. Luckily, QNAP was able to push through with this idea, giving all of us one of the best Thunderbolt NAS devices around. 

The QNAP TVS-872XT includes almost every top tier, quality innovation of software and hardware that the company has developed in the past five years, and this is combined with a couple of their new ones. Coming at a price point that’s slightly lower than the previous TVS-1282T3, there’s certainly a lot to get excited about when it comes to this QNAP TVS-872XT. 

So without further ado, let’s take a better look at all the good stuff that makes up the QNAP TVS-872XT and if it’s just as top-notch as what the company claims it to be.

QNAP TVS-872XT Review – What’s in the Box?

The QNAP TVS-872XT came in a huge package with a clear image of it in front. Above the unit’s image, specifically to its right, is a sticker that shows the total memory that the NAS utilizes. Under the image of the TVS-872XT, you will see a line of text that describes a few hardware features of the unit.

When it comes to the rear portion of the box, it displays a collection of icons located at the bottom left part. These represent some of the TVS-872XT’s QTS OS features such as the Surveillance Station, Data Protection, Private Cloud, Mobile Management, Backup Station, and File Sharing.

For one of the box’s sides, you’ll see that it displays a set of transportation icons at the top-left corner with an HDD / SSD compatibility panel at the bottom. The other side of the box features an array of icons that depict the various standards that the unit meets.

Inside, you will get the QNAP TVS-872XT which is packed nicely and securely. The company ensured that the unit is protected to avoid any damages or bumps while in transit. Aside from the unit, it is bundled with a pretty comprehensive set of accessories such as a pair of Gigabit Ethernet cables, a 10GbE cable, and an adequate number of fixing screws that will help you secure the 3.5-inch drives in the drive trays. In addition, you will also find a bag of screws for 2.5-inch drives that you can use to fix into the bays.

QNAP added a nice touch by including a pair of passive heatsinks that will help cool the M.2 drive. And of course, the quick installation guide is present in the TVS-872XT’s package.

The Product

QNAP TVS-872XT Review

The high-performance TVS-872XT from QNAP is powered by an 8th Generation Intel Core processor, and it features both the Thunderbolt 3 and 10G-BASE-T high bandwidth connectivity for engaging in heavy workloads. This also helps in smoothly displaying, transferring, and editing 4K videos in real time.

With the support of the M.2 SSD, and the capacity to install a graphics card, the QNAP TVS-872XT allows you to improve the performance and create an expandable working environment for high speed and collaboration file sharing. The NAS is also powered by high quality hardware that provides you with comprehensive multimedia features, optimum performance, expandable storage capacity, and other NAS functions that will give you better and efficient results.

The TVS-872XT from QNAP uses an Intel Core i5 8400-T 6-Core | 1.7 GHz processor and max turbo to 3.3 GHz with a 64-bit x86 CPU architecture. It utilizes the Intel UHD Graphics 630 processor, an AES-NI encryption engine; plus, it also comes with a floating point unit and allows for hardware-accelerated transcoding.

For its memory, the system has a 16GB SODIMM DDR4 [2 x 8GB] while the maximum memory is 32GB [2 x 16GB]. The QNAP TVS-872XT also comes with 2 x SODIMM DDR4 memory slots and 4-Gigabyte dual-boot OS protection for its flash memory.

It’s good that the TVS-872XT is built with an 8 x 3 ½-inch drive bay which can be used with three ½-inch and two ½-inch SATA HDDs; this also goes for two ½-inch SATA SSDs. QNAP also turned this into an efficient hot-swappable NAS that supports SSD cache acceleration. Also, it has two M.2 2280 PCIe 3rd Generation x2 slots, two gigabit ethernet ports (RJ45), two Thunderbolt ports, one 10-GBASE T [10G / 5G / 2.5G / 1G / 100M], and the jumbo frame.

For the availability of the slots, the QNAP TVS-872XT is equipped with two PCIe slots: Slot 1 is the PCIe Gen3 x 16 [CPU], while Slot 2 is the PCIe 3rd Generation x4 [PCH]. Just keep in mind that Slot 1 is already pre-installed with the Thunderbolt 3 adapter. You will find a USB 3.0 port on the TVS-872XT, two Type-C USB 3.1 Gen2 5V / 3A 10Gbps & two Type-A USB 3.1 Gen2 5V / 1A 10Gbps ports, a QNAP RM-IR-004 & MCE IR sensor, plus an HDMI 2.0 output that’s up to 3,840 x 2,160 @ 60Hz. In addition, you will also find a 3.5-millimeter microphone input jack, and 3.5-millimeter line out speaker jack in this tower NAS drive.

LED indicators are present and can be found on the HDD 1-8, LAN, status, M.2 port, and the USB port; of course, you’ll also find an LCD display / button, as well as the reset, USB copy, and power button for the TVS-872XT.

The QNAP TVS-872XT measures 188.2 x 239.3 x 279.6-millimeters and weighs a total of 7.06 (net) kilograms / 9.19 (gross) kilograms. Operating temperature is from 0 – 40-degrees Celsius and its power supply unit is 250 Watts | 100 – 240 Volts.

Talking about its power consumption, the QNAP TVS-872XT uses around 41.47 Watts during HDD sleep mode and 65.03 Watts on the actual and standard operating mode. QNAP utilizes two 12-centimeter fans (12V DC) for its system, and two 6-centimeter blower fans for the CPU.

For the software, it makes use of the QTS 4.4.0 embedded Linux operating system and supports client operating systems such as Apple Mac OS 10.7 or later, Microsoft Windows 7, 8, & 10; Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012 R2, 2012, & 2016, plus both UNIX & Linux. For the supported browsers, these include Google Chrome, Apple Safari 7 or later, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later.

Product Features

Thunderbolt 3 and 10GBASE-T for Fast and Flexible Connectivity

The TVS-872XT makes use of the 8th Generation Intel Core i5 8400T 6-core 1.7GHz processor  that comes with a 16-gigabyte DDR4 memory with dual channels. It offers one 5-speed 10GBASE-T port and two Gigabit ports; in addition, it supports 6Gb/s SATA drives. Also, it features AES-NI encryption to bring excellent performance while keeping your data secure. 

Expandable Functionality

The TVS-872XT has two PCIe 3rd Generation slots which allows you to utilize a wide range of expansion cards to further enhance application potential.

M.2 SSD Caching for Performance Benefits

Aside from using 2.5-inch SSDs for caching, the TVS-872XT also comes with two integrated M.2 SSD slots for installing PCIe NVMe SSDs that have 2280 form factors.

Acquire Performance & Endurance Levels just like Enterprise-grade SSDs

From the QTS 4.3.5, you’ll get to take advantage of the software-defined SSD RAID additional OP (over provisioning) that lets you allocate extra OP space to enhance and improve random write speeds, as well as to extend the SSD lifespan. With the updated version, which is the QTS 4.4.1, you’ll be able to utilize economical consumer SSDs for your QNAP TVS-872XT, adjust SSD OPs, and even acquire endurance & performance levels that are similar to SSDs that are categorized as enterprise-grade SSDs. 

Manage Physical and Virtual Networks Flexibly

With the Network & Virtual Switch app, you can organize physical network interfaces such as Thunderbolt ports and network adapters. This also goes for the virtual adapters which include virtual containers and machines. From the app, you can  manage the communication between the physical and virtual networks since it provides a visualized topology which clearly shows the connections of the networks.

The app allows for flexible and easier management of the network connections so you can allocate sufficient network resources to the TVS-872XT, virtual containers and machines, anytime it’s needed.

Using the Product

When it comes to the performance of this TVS-872XT from QNAP, everything went smoothly and perfectly when we ran a couple of tests. First, we did our restore and backup tests and there weren’t any obstacles or issues on any of the HDD arrays despite our connection speed. 

The QNAP TVS-872XT is more efficient when it comes to writing encrypted data compared to reading, though it still functions really well. Not only that, but it appears that this can also handle both encrypted read & write tasks in a more seamless and balanced manner via 1GbE connection than when utilizing the 10GbE connection. 

For real-life file transfers, the QNAP TVS-872XT was able to perfectly deal with the task without missing anything; thus, successfully handling the test  effectively. All in all, the NAS device performed great and did everything we needed; so we give it two thumbs up for its excellent performance. 


The QNAP TVS-872XT uses the QTS 4.4.1 software which integrates the Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS, boosting the support for next gen CPU platforms while also providing a more stable, efficient, and future-proof operating environment for the QNAP NAS. The HBS 3 – a built-in backup solution for the QNAP NAS – celebrates more than a million downloads by allowing it to copy data at the source to enhance storage requirements and backup speed. Its innovative CacheMount also gives you fresh hybrid cloud experience which is great. 

Aside from the features, we’ll check out what other elements the QTS 4.4.1 software has to offer. 


Adds Support for Fibre Channel SAN

Usually, Fibre Channel SAN or Storage Area Networks and their devices are expensive. These common Fibre Channel SAN are closed network environments that lack flexibility when it comes to deployment. With QTS 4.4.1, the QNAP NAS such as the TVS-872XT now supports Fibre Channel. This feature allows for cost-efficient ways for your NAS to be easily included to your existing SAN environment. You’ll be able to take advantage of the numerous benefits provided by the QNAP NAS such as snapshot protection, SSD cache acceleration, and QTier tiering storage.

When a QNAP Fibre Channel card (Marvell, ATTO) has been installed in the NAS device, you can set a Fibre Channel Target with the use of iSCSI and Fibre Channel applications. Additionally, the Port Binding and LUN Masking features increase the security for your data.

Supports SED or Samsung Self-encrypting SSDs

The newest QTS 4.4.1 supports Self-Encrypting drives such as the Samsung 860 and 970 EVO SSD. With that, you can make the most of your SSD’s integrated encryption functions without using NAS system resources or install additional software to encrypt your data for added security.

Easily Remove the SSD RAID tier of Qtier

If you need to change the SSD RAID type or SSD type, as well as change or add SSDs, you can freely do this in QTS 4.4.1. You can do this anytime to enhance the efficiency of storage auto-tiering.

File Storage & Sharing

The QTS is made for high performing file sharing over multiple network protocols. Supporting AFP, CIFS / SMB, and NFS, the QNAP Turbo NAS or QTS enables smooth and continuous file sharing among PCs despite the various operating systems they have. Plus, you won’t have to keep worrying about any incompatibilities from each.

File Station

This is where you can manage all your files via web browser. The File Station is operated using a common web-based interface, and it provides you with all the features that are necessary to make it the most efficient and useful file manager around. Aside from accessing a variety of NAS-based data, the File Station lets you easily manage, control, and go through files via multiple sources such as mobile phones, USB storages, optical disk drives, and a lot more.

You can readily mount shared folders via remote NAS by utilizing the WebDAV, FTP, or CIFS / SMB, then efficiently control and keep track of all the files across various services and servers as if they were locally stored. In addition, you can easily transfer files between your cloud services and NAS device – transfer files then directly browse between the NAS and public cloud storage such as Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, Google Drive, Box HiDrive, Yandex Disk, Microsoft OneDrive for Business, as well as Citrix Share File.

QSync – Sync all Files Across Devices & Teams

Qsync lets you seamlessly take advantage of file syncing between your QNAP TVS-872XT and other linked devices like your computers, mobile phones, and laptops. For those business users, they can gain access to some of the latest files in the shared folder to boost teamwork efficiency, while the home users can readily access their media files from their linked devices for multimedia entertainment.

QSirch – Allows for Full-Text Search to Easily Find Files

QSirch allows for keyword search and gives you a number of options to find images, videos, emails, music, and documents. This makes it a lot easier for you to find all the files you’ll need. This is a fast and full-text, easy search engine that allows you to track all your files based on the metadata, name, and content. You’ll also get to search via web, browser extensions, mobile app, and Mac Finder for convenience.

One you’ve enabled QSirch, it will immediately index all available files on the NAS, letting you quickly and easily find the files anytime you need them. The Admins can conveniently remove the QSirch shared folders to prevent them from getting indexed to safeguard sensitive files. They can also exclude backup folders from becoming indexed to avoid utilizing a lot of system source.

QFiling – Smart and Time-Saving Archiving

When utilizing your TVS-872XT as a centralized file storage, you’ll get to organize all your files in a smart, easy, and time-efficient manner. Don’t worry if you have multiple folders with a ton of huge files in them, since QFiling will automate your file organization, and the only thing you’ll need to do is categorize the files, set your preferred schedule, then everything else will be handled by this. It makes things really convenient for everyone with the TVS-872XT and other QNAP NAS devices.

OCR Converter – Extracting Text from Images for File Editing & Searching

The OCR Converter properly extracts the text from your images, especially the infographics, to help facilitate organizing files, searching, and editing. All of the images that are present on your TVS-872XT becomes easier to utilize and with better flexibility.

WebDAV Support

WebDAV is something that can be utilized as a file collaboration / exchange method across all supported platforms and devices. It is designed for changing, creating, and transferring documents on a server using the HTTP protocol. With this, encryption is also present to enable a highly secure connection.

FTP Server – Improved Universal File Server Standards

This specific functionality gives you a universal file exchange process across almost all platforms and devices. You’ll get flexible and adaptable access rights management that allows for better control over data security. Not only that, but the number of total concurrent connections and bandwidth limits can be set for managing system resources.

Home Multimedia

The QTS software provides you with great multimedia applications and functions perfectly as a multimedia hub for your home. It’s convenient to have since you and your family can readily utilize and store files on your TVS-872XT, then make these available on a variety of devices.   

This will allow you to easily link directly with the HDMI, stream with the PLEX / DLNA, or even utilize different media players like Apple TV (4th Generation), Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku. Generally, this is the best way to experience great multimedia. It will let you turn your HDTV into a SmartTV, and by using the previously mentioned media players, these will grant access to all our multimedia files that are stored in your TVS-872XT, or any other QNAP NAS which is really convenient. It’s also quite interesting that QNAP also has their own streaming application, QMedia, which you can utilize with Apple TV or Roku. 

Backup & Recovery

The QTS software from QNAP allows you to regularly backup device content and files, then restore them whenever necessary. The software provides you with mobile applications that make tasks for your mobile devices, much simpler. One example is the QFile that automatically backs up photos to your TVS-872XT, while the QPhoto saves enough space on your smartphone by uploading videos and photos to your NAS device as you take them. 

QNAP’s NetBak Replicator aids in backing up and restoring your files from Windows computers. The Time Machine from Apple is also supported for every Mac user to back up files when necessary. QNAP NAS also readily supports other 3rd-party backup software such as Acronis True Image, Commvault, Archiware P5, NAKIVO Backup & Replication, Veritas, and a lot more, to allow for quick integration with your current backup solution. 

Privileges & Security

It’s possible for you to have a ton of digital files such as videos, music, photos, and documents that you want to share with your family and friends. This is possible with the QNAP Turbo NAS since it gives you an instinctive web-based interface for user & group creations, as well as shared folder access right controls. With these, you’ll be able to seamlessly and flexibly share content. 

CVE Numbering Authority or CNA – Better security Capacity & Threat Protection

QNAP has been labeled as a CVE or Common Vulnerability & Exposure (CNA) Numbering Authority by the MITRE Corporation, an international security non-profit institute. With that, QNAP can assign CVE IDs to a few security vulnerabilities in their products so they can acquire and take advantage of security alerts coming from all over the world. 

Device Management – to Centrally Control & Monitor the NAS + Networked Devices

QNAP provides tools for IT administrators to easily and seamlessly manage IT infrastructures in a snap. With the QCenter, every IT administrator will be able to centrally monitor the status of their NAS, install applications, and even create shared folders while simultaneously handling firmware updates & maintenance for every managed QNAP NAS without much effort. This is possible across various sites, and from any web browser. 

The QRM+ or QNAP’s Centralized Remote Management solution is made specifically for the IT teams in every possible industry who rely greatly on networked computing devices. The QRM+ gives you a single-point solution to map, discover, manage, and monitor every critical server / PC / thin clients like Linux, Windows, as well as IPMI-compatible devices that arWawe available in the network. 

Cloud Access & Networks

The myQNAPcloud Service makes linking to the Turbo NAS easier with the web browser without limiting the location. The DDNS support takes the place of lengthy IP addresses with a domain that’s easy to remember, and it’ll be a name chosen by you. All of the network applications will make things more convenient for you with the Turbo NAS experience. 


The QNAP Turbo NAS makes server managing more convenient and easy. It gives you a user-friendly graphic interface that introduces an intuitive system management made via the web browser. The good thing about this is you don’t need to have any IT expertise to use and make it work. There are a variety of useful management tools to make it quicker for you to master the Turbo NAS like the one-time system initial setup, instant alert notification on the system errors or warnings, resource monitoring,  informative system logs, as well as hard disk health status check.  

Storage Management

The QNAP Turbo NAS supports overall RAID types, offering IT administrators with excellent flexibility when it comes to organizing adequate protection levels. Aside from this being a secure area for storing data, the software also facilitates capacity allocation and storage management. The Storage Manager makes it easier for IT administrators to develop unified storage pools to effectively deploy and control storage capacity. 

Mobile Apps & Utilities

QNAP offers a wide collection of mobile applications that will help make it easier to manage the NAS. Get to stream photos, music, videos, and a lot more to your Android, Windows, and iOS mobile devices anytime, anywhere. These apps are specifically made for NAS management, surveillance, multimedia, and download management, giving you a hands-on way to manage your TVS-872XT and other NAS devices wherever you are. 

Surveillance Station 5.1

With cameras that have high megapixels, as well as fisheye cameras becoming even more popular, certain features and applications for these are highly thought of and considered. With the next generation and enhanced interface, the Surveillance Station 5.1 boosts the convenience and usefulness of fisheye and high resolution footage. It also heightens the management efficiency of the surveillance system.

Local Display

The Local Display function of QNAP’s Surveillance Station lets you monitor and playback via an HDMI display to deliver live Full HD video monitoring with a resolution of 1920 x 1080. You can also rewind and fast-forward the video by dragging the button on the playback and speed control shuttle bar. QNAP QvPC technology offers a way to cut the costs of your SMB and SOHO environment.

Live View

Surveillance Station lets you easily monitor and manage multiple IP cameras in real time via web browsers. You can also gain the first-hand status of scanned areas, directly control your PTZ and fisheye cameras, as well as keep track of any area and detail.

QNAP Dewarp Technology for Different Monitoring Apps

The QDewarp from QNAP is a universal fisheye technology that does not affect your original recording; it also allows you to choose from a variety of dewarping modes in the remote monitoring page for different monitoring apps, post-alarm diagnosis, and a lot more.

Virtual Camera with Image Cropping

Megapixel cameras have become common for larger recording areas since this can attain footage with higher resolution. On the Surveillance Settings page, you can choose a virtual camera to focus on a specific area, such as an exit. You can also set up to four cameras as extended cameras of a physical one without any camera licenses.

ROI for 10*R View

4K and other high-resolution cameras are capable of providing a wider coverage area unlike traditional mode. QTS 4.4.1 supports ROI mode on the remote monitoring page and if you need to see the original image, or regional images in a single view, you can also choose a 5 or 7-split view to focus on multiple areas on the overview image.

Recording and Playback

The Surveillance Station offers a lot of options for setting up IP camera recording, such as the dual recording and smart recording. With dual recording, you can record lower and higher video streams simultaneously. As for the smart recording function, this allows for the recording detail to automatically switch to a higher resolution once alarms are triggered. You can also set the recordings for playback based on the network environment. For added efficiency, the Surveillance Station offers an intuitive playback interface for additional dewarping modes and better playback control.

Flexible Monitoring View Management

With fisheye cameras, you get 360-degree surround views with an aspect ratio of 1:1. In various megapixel cameras, there are different aspect ratios and resolutions; it’s 16:9 for Full HD, 4:3 for QXGA, and 9:16 for AXIS’ corridor format. You can choose and drag a physical or virtual camera to one grid of your specific layout in Surveillance Settings.

Through the view management, you can customize your own views and layouts for various monitoring locations and purposes; the best thing about this is that the options are not limited to standard display modes. For the remote monitoring page, this is where you choose certain views to quickly monitor focused cameras and areas.

System Configuration

In the Surveillance Station, you can make use of an innovative desktop design to match smooth working efficiency. With the multi-window design, you can do concurrent multitasking; plus, administrators can also move from one task to another to boost productivity.

Import and Export Camera Settings

Deploying multiple NAS devices with the same camera settings can be done easily by exporting settings from one NAS and importing this to other NAS products.

Camera Preview

Normally, you would need to repeat each camera’s settings to customize your recording parameters on multiple cameras. It’s all different with QNAP’s Surveillance Station since this lets you preview up to three video settings simultaneously before applying the settings.

Supports Mainstream Web Browsers

Surveillance Station 5.1 supports numerous mainstream web browsers. Aside from that, you can also access monitoring and video playback through Mac and Windows utilities in real time without using a web browser. Just upgrade your QTS to the newest version so you can enjoy a smoother surveillance video.


The QVR Pro is the latest surveillance solution from QNAP. It offers a total of eight embedded monitoring channels that allows you to immediately build home surveillance environments hosted on your TVS-872XT or any other QNAP NAS device without needing any additional software. 

Businesses can readily boost the number of monitoring channels, and this can be done by purchasing QVR Pro licenses to redistribute large-scale ttusurveillyance networks.

Unleash the Potential for Fisheye Cameras

The QVR Pro supports all standard fisheye cameras that are available today. These feature the QDewarp technology that turns any distorted portion of an original image into ratios that are proportional. This also offers you industry-leading uses and functions such as letting one fisheye camera image be viewed simultaneously in nine channels from varying angles. It also goes for the cross-platform hardware that’s boosted for decoding images from fisheye cameras.

Monitor Every Corner with Ease

In the past, you’d require a couple of cameras to readily monitor each corner of a certain environment. But today, you’ll only need to set a single, centralized fisheye camera to monitor the entire area, letting you experience increased surveillance efficiently while also being more budget friendly.

Motion Detection in Mid-Range Cameras, Including USB WebCams

Previously, the QVR Pro only offered event notifications and recording for pricey cameras with built-in motion detection. Now, QVR Pro gives you motion detection even for their budget-friendly cameras, including USB webcams. This is possible as long as the cameras can stream footage to the QVR Pro.

The QVR Pro Client – Live View + Playback

The software, QVR Pro Client, can be installed on Mac and Windows devices, or in the HD Station on QNAP’s NAS. This will let you monitor areas via different platforms, then flexibly switch from playback mode to live view to take full control over the areas that are monitored. 

Adaptable Recording Space Control

Pre-allocate the storage capacity, then authorize a dedicated storage space for each camera recording based on its importance and monitoring scope. You’ll also be able to set the minimum and maximum days for individual cameras then receive an overview of the usage of all video recording spaces. 

Monitor Anytime, Anywhere via QVR Pro Client Mobile Application

The QVR Pro Client mobile application gives you a diversified display layout that lets you monitor a number of channels simultaneously. Under the single channel view, you can also switch from playback and live modes. If you have a network connection that is capped / metered or slow, then you can opt for the low bandwidth mode to view a bandwidth optimized stream without affecting the recording’s quality. Also, you’ll get to remotely control and manage the PTZ cameras, as well as its preset point from the application. Other features that are present include the camera view from e-map, plus mobile notifications. 

The Most Open Surveillance Platform Around

Open is considered as the main design concept of the QVR Pro. QNAP calls on developers to utilize the QVR Pro’s resources to establish their own services for network monitoring automation. A number of APIs are offered by QNAP to quickly incorporate a wide selection of cameras, make use of IoT devices, and even setup event alerts & recordings. 

Definitive Privilege Settings

The QVR Pro also gives you a detailed and clear privilege settings that allows you to set individual or group access privileges, making it suitable for different-sized environments. Aside from the default roles, namely Supervisor, Administrator, and Viewer, you’ll get the chance to create new roles then provide them with customized access. This is necessary for viewing specific layouts, channels, and even the e-map. 

Distributed Deployment & Streamlined Management with QVR Center  

QVR Center lets you enjoy centralized management to make your surveillance tasks easier. This can manage multiple QVR Pros whether you’re organization is just in a single building or across an entire campus. Aside from that, you can also play back any surveillance footage, centrally monitor live feeds, as well as receive notifications from various QVR Pros to lessen the response times to events.

QVR Guard – Uninterrupted and Continuous Recording Tasks

This feature is a high availability failover management application that works to protect the QVR Pro from system failures. It also guarantees uninterrupted and seamless surveillance recordings. 

There is also a failover functionality that immediately takes over all recording tasks from the QVR Pro server, in case any unexpected hardware failure or system fault occurs. All recorded files are saved on the QVR Guard NAS, and this occurs until the system reboots then functions regularly. The QVR Guard also gives you reliable redundancy for QVR Pro, guaranteeing excellent surveillance recording. 

Comprehensive QVR Pro License Plans

QNAP offers a variety of QVR Pro license plans. QVR Pro Gold is made for business purposes; it’s best if you’re someone who need the complete range of advanced features of the  QVR Pro. QVR Pro Unlimited Playback is for those who need playback for older recordings through the QVR Pro Client.

By default, QVR Pro comes with eight camera channels. If needed, you can add camera channels when you purchase the QVR Pro Camera Channel Extension License which lets you increase by 1, 4, or 8 channels.


All NAS devices are as good as its software and for the TVS-872XT from QNAP, along with the QTS 4.4.1, it’s one of the best ones in the market today. The durable build and great features of the TVS872XT makes it a great product for home and business users. For its software, it’s quick & easy to install, and its interface is graphically rich while being clean and simple. With that, we didn’t have any difficulties or issues using it. We also think that first time users will find the QTS 4.4.1 easy to use, while advanced users can immediately enjoy the newest range of features. 

Surprisingly, it’s not too expensive considering the hardware and its many features. We also liked that it performed excellently in our tests since everything was fast and responsive. All in all, this NAS device is one of the best ones we’ve used and if you’re looking for the perfect NAS, we highly recommend QNAP’s TVS-872XT. It’s a great product whether you plan to use it for home or for business purposes.

Where to Buy

Check out QNAP’s store locator to see all of the company’s authorized sellers and retailers available in your area. For the QVR Pro license plans, these can be purchased online from the QNAP License store.