by Lyle Smith

QNAP TVS-951X 9-Bay Hybrid NAS Now Available

QNAP Systems has added another high-capacity, compact 9-bay NAS with the multimedia-centric TVS-951X NAS. Highlighted by a 7th-generation Intel Kaby Lake processor and its affordability, the 951X can be used as private cloud solution due to its storage capabilities and 10GbE high-speed connectivity. Moreover, its 10GbE connectivity, multimedia transcoding/streaming, and 4K HDMI output makes for highly-efficient, feature-rich and high-performing NAS solution.

The 7th-generation Kaby Lake 14nm Intel Celeron 3865U features low-power funcationality via its dual-core 1.8 GHz processor. The TVS-951X sports a hybrid drive bay design (i.e., five 3.5-inch drive bays and four 2.5-inch SSD slots) and comes equipped with built-in 10GBASE-T (10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M) network port. Users looking to leverage the hybrid storage support can maximize both capacity and performance through SSD caching and Qtier auto-tiering storage.

For graphics, the TVS-951X is outfitted with advanced Intel HD Graphics 610 and supports dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding for up to 30fps at 4K via a TV using the HDMI output. Users can also stream media files to a range of devices using QNAP's Cinema28 multi-zone multimedia application, Plex Media Server, or Roon Server.

QNAP TVS-951X specifications

  • CPU: Intel Celeron 3865U dual-core 1.8 GHz processor
  • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 610
  • Encryption Acceleration: AES-NI
  • System Memory: 8 GB DDR4 (2 x 4 GB)
  • Maximum Memory: 32 GB (2 x 16 GB)
  • Memory Slot: 2 x SODIMM DDR4, with dual-channel support
  • Flash Memory: 512MB DOM
  • Drive Bay:
    • 5 x 3.5" SATA 6 Gbps HDD
    • 4 x 2.5" SATA 6 Gbps SSD
  • Drive Compatibility   
    • 3.5" drive bay
    • 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s HDD
    • 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s HDD
    • 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD
    • 2.5" drive bay
    • 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD
  • SSD Cache Acceleration Support      
    • 3.5" drive bay: 1 to 5
    • 2.5" drive bay: 1 to 4
  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port: 1 x RJ45 10GBASE-T, supporting 10G/5G/2.5G/1G/100M speeds
  • Gigabit Ethernet Port: 1 x RJ45
  • USB Ports: 3 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1, Rear: 2)
  • USB One Touch Copy:
    • Front USB 3.0 Type-A
  • HDMI Output: 1 x HDMI v1.4b, up to 4096 x 2304, 24 Hz
  • Audio:
    • 1 x speaker
    • 1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
  • Dimensions (H x W x D)
    • 182 x 225 x 224 mm
    • 7.17 x 8.86 x 8.82 inch
  • Weight: Net weight: 3.53 kg (7.78 lbs)
  • Power Consumption (W)
    • HDD standby: 23.38W
    • In operation: 39.37W


The TVS-951X available now.


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