The compact 2U rackmount TS-873AeU combines an AMD Ryzen™ V1000 series V1500B quad-core/eight-thread 2.2 GHz processor and dual-2.5GbE connectivity in one chassis. Compared to its previous generation, the TS-873AeU is enhanced with two M.2 PCIe Gen3 x 1 ports for NVMe SSD caching or Edge TPU empowered AI image recognition. Cutting-edge hardware integrated with comprehensive software solutions makes the TS-873AeU the preeminent choice to tackle resource-demanding applications and tasks, such as virtual machines or multi-user intensive access. The space-efficient short depth design makes it easy to install in small media cabinets or places with a lot of cabling.
Features two 2.5GbE ports. Up to 5 Gbps transfer speeds can be achieved by using port trunking.
Features one PCIe Gen3 x 8 port. Add extra functionality with PCIe cards, including 10/25GbE ports, QM2, or Fibre Channel.
Features two M.2 PCIe Gen3 ports to install NVMe SSDs and empower Qtier™ and SSD caching technology.
Supports block-based and file-based cloud storage gateways with local caching for low-latency access to cloud data.
Host multiple virtual machines and containers to run a wide range of applications.
The rackmount NAS has a short-depth design of only 30 cm. It is perfectly suited for installation in a compact rack, or places with a lot of cabling.
AMD Ryzen™ V1500B 4 cores/8 threads 2.2 GHz processor, 4 GB DDR4 SODIMM (up to 64 GB)
The 2U rackmount TS-873AeU has a short depth design of only 11.7 inches (297.4 mm), making it an excellent choice for smaller racks, wall-mount AV rack cabinets, and network rack cabinets. The space saved by the short depth design can be reserved for cabling or ventilation. The TS-873AeU is space-saving for flexible deployment and is especially suitable for multiple locations and applications including offices, audiovisual rooms, and security surveillance recording.
Note: Users can purchase the optional RAIL-B02 rail kit to deploy the TS-873AeU in a 19-inch rack following the ANSI/EIA-RS-310-D standard.
Powered by a 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen™ V1500B 2.2GHz processor with AES-NI encryption acceleration and up to 64GB DDR4 RAM (supports ECC RAM), the rackmount TS-873AeU delivers aggressive yet power-smart performance to drive resource-demanding business applications such as VDI, R&D, private cloud, and server virtualization.
AMD Ryzen™ V1500B 4 cores/8 threads 2.2 GHz processor
4 GB DDR4 SODIMM (up to 64 GB)
Note: Supports ECC RAM (cannot be used together with non-ECC RAM)
Tested in QNAP Labs. Figures may vary by environment.
OS: QTS 5.0.0
Volume type: RAID5
Windows Server 2019 Stratand, Intel Xeon W1250 3.3GHz, DDR4 32GB, NIC Intel I225
The TS-873AeU 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.
The 8-bay TS-873AeU is equipped with two M.2 PCIe Gen3 x 1 slots, enabling cache acceleration or SSD storage pools for improved performance, or Edge TPU for AI image recognition.
NVMe 2 SSDs for cache acceleration or efficient tiered storage
The TS-873AeU supports SSD caching and features two M.2 slots that support M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs with 2280 form factors (sold separately) for boosting overall NAS performance. Qtier™ technology can also be used to empower the TS-873AeU with auto tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency across all installed storage devices.
Learn More：SSD cache, Qtier
Accelerate AI–powered image recognition with TPU
By leveraging a Google Edge TPU to QNAP AI Core (the AI-powered engine for image recognition), the TS-873AeU can perform high-speed face and object recognition. Google Edge TPU enables QuMagie to quickly process thousands of photos with high-speed AI Image recognition and classification, and QVR Face to analyze real-time video for instant facial recognition.
Note: Purchase this item from Coral website.
Learn more：Edge TPU Accelerator
1. 2.5-inch drive tray bases can be purchased from the QNAP Online Shop.
2. M.2 SSDs are sold separately. As M.2 SSD operations can easily generate excessive heat, it is recommended to install a heatsink on M.2 SSDs.
The TS-873AeU has a PCIe Gen 3 x 8 slot that allows for installing various expansion cards for expanding application potential.
Enable lightning-fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks, such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration.
Adds M.2 SSD NVMe caching or 10GbE/2.5GbE connectivity to the TS-873AeU for optimized performance and bandwidth.
Add extra USB ports to the TS-873AeU to enhance large media file transfer experience.
Common Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SAN) devices are often costly. By installing QNAP dual-port 16Gb Fibre Channel expansion cards in the TS-873AeU, you have more budget-friendly options to add a NAS to a SAN environment. 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.
The TS-873AeU supports various apps that cover all your backup needs. Practice safe IT habits by regularly backing up files and device content, allowing them to be easily restored when needed.
Hybrid Backup Sync makes it easy to back up data from a TS-873AeU to another QNAP NAS or remote server to fulfill your 3-2-1 backup strategy.
Enjoy license-free VMware® and Hyper-V VM backup with source-side incremental backup, global deduplication, and recovery compression.
Safeguard enterprise cloud data by backing up/syncing files, emails, calendars, and contacts from Google™ Workspace and Microsoft® Office 365® to the NAS.
Note: Minimum memory requirements are 2 GB available and 4 GB installed.
Learn More: Boxafe
Hybrid Backup Sync supports mainstream cloud storage for NAS data backup. For backup to object cloud storage, VJBOD Cloud is especially useful to reduce bandwidth usage and backup time.
For Windows®, install NetBak Replicator to back up your PC to QNAP NAS. In macOS®, just set up the built-in Time Machine® to secure your data.
The TS-873AeU supports block-based snapshots that record the state of the system at any time. It helps protect data, which can be restored back to a specific point of time, greatly helping in mitigating the threat of ransomware.
Take snapshots in seconds and revert the entire volume/LUN back to a specific point in time to prevent loss of important data.
Snapshot content can be quickly restored to a local NAS, or restored on a folder/file basis to a local/remote NAS or cloud storage. You can also conveniently view and restore snapshots from the client side.
The TS-873AeU supports block-based iSCSI LUN as a reliable, high-performance, and affordable storage solution for mainstream virtualization environments. It supports VMware® VAAI and Microsoft® ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively.
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-873AeU 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.
Learn More: iSER
By running multiple virtual machines and containers on the TS-873AeU, you can deploy multi-tenant environments and applications to increase management efficiency and save hardware costs. Coupled with the Network & Virtual Switch app that boosts interoperability between virtual machines, containers, QNAP NAS, and other physical devices on the network, you can flexibly allocate physical and virtual network resources to simplify network deployment.
Run multiple Windows®, Linux®, UNIX®, Android™, and QuTScloud virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without needing additional physical servers.
Experience LXD and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®, import/export containers, and create abundant microservices.
Run Linux® applications (including apps from the Software Center) directly on the NAS and remotely access the Linux® desktop from a web browser. The open-source Linux® platform is also ideal for Internet of Things development.
By installing an SR-IOV compatible PCIe SmartNIC in the TS-873AeU, you can allocate bandwidth resources from a physical network card directly to VMs, increasing network efficiency and reduced CPU overheads.
Note: SR-IOV is supported by specific QNAP NAS models and should work with SR-IOV compatible adapters.
Click here to check compatibility.
QuTScloud is a virtual appliance based on the QTS operating system. Enterprises can quickly launch QuTScloud on hypervisors including Linux® KVM, Microsoft® Hyper-V, and VMware ESXi™ to acquire advanced NAS features without requiring additional NAS hardware.
The TS-873AeU is loaded with flexible privilege settings and security measures. Besides IP blocking, 2-step verification, HTTPS connection, there are more apps that help ensure optimal NAS protection against threats like malware and hackers.
myQNAPcloud allows convenient connection to the TS-873AeU through the Internet without any complex DDNS settings. To ensure your remote access service is secure, myQNAPcloud strengthens keys on SSL Certificates to 2048-bits.
The TS-873AeU supports comprehensive access right settings for shared folders, Azure Active Directory Domain Services (Azure AD DS), LDAP, and Windows ACL to help IT staff efficiently manage user accounts and access rights for multiple NAS systems.
Supports IPv6, firewall access lists, and GeoIP filtering to restrict access based on geographical locations for higher NAS network security.
A virtual private network (VPN) allows secure access to network resources and services across public networks. QVPN supports creating a VPN client, using the TS-873AeU as a VPN server, and WireGuard® VPN service with an easy-to-use interface for setting up a secure connection.
To facilitate digital transformation, multi-site expansion and remote working, QuWAN SD-WAN helps automatically mesh multi-site VPN. It features IPsec encryption and cloud-centric management, allowing secure multi-site network including QNAP NAS and VMware ESXi platforms.
A security portal for the TS-873AeU to check for weaknesses and offer recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.
Regularly scan your TS-873AeU using the latest malware definitions. If infected files are detected, they will be immediately removed to ensure NAS data security.
TeamViewer app enables remote management and connectivity to multiple NAS devices from Windows® PCs with an unparalleled level of safety, while increasing IT efficiency and end user productivity.
The TS-873AeU integrates rich apps for storing, managing, synchronizing, searching, and archiving files. It supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, and NFS protocols for streamlined file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, and Linux®/UNIX®, and provides the smartest NAS solution for professionally managing your files.
QVR Elite is QNAP’s subscription-based smart surveillance solution, allowing you to easily build a surveillance system with lower TCO and higher scalability. Recordings are saved as MP4 files, allowing playback on nearly every device. QVR Elite also integrates QNAP AI-based solutions to build smart facial recognition for retail and door access systems with QNAP NAS. You can arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TS-873AeU and enjoy simplified camera management, storage space allocation, camera live viewing and playback.
*The maximum number of channels supported varies by NAS model, network configuration, and camera settings.
QNAP provides easy ways to expand your storage capacity. Here are several ways to expand your TS-873AeU storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.
Mount cloud storage or remote file servers to expand the capacity of the TS-873AeU while also centrally managing files on the NAS, cloud storage, and remote devices.
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
Hot-swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives to expand your NAS capacity so it can grow with your business.
The TS-873AeU provides an App Center that includes feature-rich apps to expand your NAS potential!
By using a high-capacity TS-873AeU as a proxy server, online resources can be efficiently accessed with greater cost-savings and productivity, while network security is also enhanced at the same time.
Run a high-performance S3 compatible development environment on your TS-873AeU to simplify service development workflows from testing to production. You can also move cold data from the cloud to an on-premises QuObjects to save cloud storage costs.
Hard drives are at the heart of your NAS, and ensuring their long-term health and reliability is absolutely crucial. QNAP provides various methods and tools to help you monitor hard drive health, ensuring that you can take proactive decisions to safeguard your data and files.
The TS-873AeU also supports QuTS hero – QNAP’s ZFS-based NAS operating system. Providing end-to-end data integrity, data reduction (inline data deduplication, compression, and compaction), and much more, QuTS hero uses additional system resources to ensure an optimal environment for protecting business data.
1. QTS and QuTS hero use different file systems. You must remove all the drives from the TS-873AeU before switching from QTS to QuTS hero.
2. QuTS hero requires a NAS with at least 8 GB memory.
3. Inline Data Deduplication requires a NAS with at least 16 GB memory (at least 32 GB memory is recommended for optimal performance).
4. It is recommended to create an SSD RAID with at least two SSDs for the QuTS hero system drive to attain optimal system performance. Please note that M.2 SSD hot-swapping is only supported by M.2 SSD slots on PCIe cards (such as the QM2). M.2 SSD slots that are built into the NAS do not support hot-swapping.
The TS-873AeU is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional cost. You can also purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.