AMD Ryzen™ V1500B quad-core/ 8 threads 2.2 GHz processor, 8 GB RAM (1 x 8 GB)
High performance AMD Ryzen™ processor
The TS-473A is powered by an AMD Ryzen™ V1000 series V1500 quad-core 2.2 GHz processor with up to 64GB RAM (ECC memory is supported*) and features USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports for speeds up to 10 Gb/s. The TS-473A also provides one USB Type-C port for supporting more devices to transfer large media files across devices, providing you with a more efficient workflow.
* Using ECC memory requires the removal of pre-installed memory, as you cannot use non-ECC memory with ECC memory.
Transform your network with a wallet-friendly 2.5GbE switch
Upgrading your network shouldn’t break the bank, and 2.5GbE connectivity provides immediately noticeable improvements compared to standard 1GbE. QNAP offers 2.5GbE switches that supports Multi-Gigabit NBASE-T™ and allows you to use existing CAT5e cables to connect multiple computers and NAS, assisting organizations in implementing high-speed, secure and scalable network environments without going over budget.
Switch operating systems for optimal data integrity and reliability
The TS-473A 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-473A before switching from QuTS hero to QTS.
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.
Obtain performance benefits from M.2 SSD caching
The TS-473A features 2 M.2 NVMe SSD slots for you to enjoy SSD caching or Qtier auto tiering Technology
Improve random data access speeds with an SSD cache
SSD caches accelerate IOPS performance and reduce latency for storage volumes. They are perfect for IOPS-demanding applications (including databases and virtualization) and can significantly improve overall workflows.
Maximize the value of SSDs with Qtier Technology
Qtier™ Technology empowers the TS-473A with auto tiering that helps continuously optimize storage efficiency by automatically moving data between M.2 SSDs, 2.5-inch SSDs, and high-capacity HDDs based on the data’s access frequency. Qtier™ 2.0 features IO-awareness that empowers SSD-tiered storage with a cache-like reserved space to handle burst I/O in real time, greatly maximizing the advantages of SSDs.
Note: Qtier Technology is supported by QTS
Upgrade to 10GbE and abundant capability with PCIe expansion
The TS-473A features two PCIe Gen 3 x4 slots that allows for various expansion cards for expanding application potential.
Note: TS-473A uses low-profile expansion cards
Easy and Secure File Management
File Station allows direct management of files stored on the TS-473A and in the cloud. Users can easily upload files from their PC, drag/drop files between folders, rename/delete files, and configure file/folder permissions to prevent unauthorized access. Microsoft Office Online can also be used to directly view/edit Microsoft Office documents stored on the TS-473A. Confidential/sensitive data can be encrypted to add extra security.
Install a graphics card for GPU-accelerated computing
Graphics cards are optimized for graphical calculations and transformations, but require significantly more power than other hardware. The TS-473A features PCIe slots to support low-profile graphics cards that do not need power cables, including NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX1650 graphics cards to boost performance of applications such as video editing , 4K UHD transcoding, imaging processing in QTS and performance of virtual machines via GPU passthrough.
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. When Virtualization Station uses graphics cards, the NAS will temporarily stop hardware transcoding acceleration for QTS (and vice versa).
3. Consult the Compatibility List for information on supported NAS and graphics cards.
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-473A, 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.
High-speed 2.5GbE VM Backup Solution
With Hyper Data Protector, the TS-473A becomes an agentless backup tool for unlimited VMware® vSphere and Microsoft® Hyper-V VM backup. Hyper Data Protector features incremental backup, global deduplication, backup scheduling and recovery compression. With 2.5GbE connectivity, backup and restoration times are greatly reduced, providing a cost-effective solution for disaster recovery.
QNAP Backup & Data Protection Solutions: Complete Apps & Utilities at Your Fingertips
QNAP provides comprehensive solutions for virtually all data protection requirements. Discover an array of apps/utilities to help you back up various sources, including:
Boxafe – Google Workspace (G Suite) /Microsoft 365 SaaS backup
Hyper Data Protector – VMware vSphere/Microsoft Hyper-V VM backup
Hybrid Backup Sync – QNAP NAS/file server/macOS backup
NetBak Replicator – Windows backup
Snapshot – QNAP NAS protection/backup
Flexible and economical storage expansion
QNAP provides easy storage capacity expansion solutions. Here are several ways to expand your TS-473A storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.
Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot-swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives to expand your NAS capacity so it can grow with your business.
Attach Expansion Enclosures
Connect two TR-004 RAID expansion enclosures, or one 8-bay TL-D800S SATA 6 Gb/s JBOD, and use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.
Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
More productivity applications
QNAP’s powerful, Google-like search tool for quickly finding specific images, music, videos, documents, and emails by keywords, color, and more search conditions.
Backup/sync files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google™ Workspace and Microsoft® Office 365® into the TS-473A to safeguard enterprise cloud data.
An AI-powered photo management app, supporting automated photo categorization with AI Albums, iOS® Live Photo display, and powerful search tool for ultimate photo management and sharing solution.
Extend hardware warranty up to 5 years
The TS-473A is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional costs. You can purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.
CPU AMD Ryzen™ Embedded V1500B quad-core 2.2 GHz processor CPU Architecture 64-bit x86 Graphic Processors Optional via a PCIe adapter Floating Point Unit Encryption Engine (AES-NI) Hardware-accelerated Transcoding Optional via a PCIe adapter System Memory 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4 (1 x 8 GB) Maximum Memory 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) Memory Slot 2 x SO-DIMM DDR4
Support ECC memoryFor dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR4 modules.
Flash Memory 5GB (Dual boot OS protection) Drive Bay 4 x 3.5-inch SATA 6Gb/s, 3Gb/s Drive Compatibility 3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
Hot-swappableThe following are not hot-swappable: M.2 SSDs, SSD cache drives, SSDs using PCIe expansion slots. M.2 SSD Slot 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen3 x1 slotsThe M.2 SSD is not included as standard.
M.2 SSD operations can easily generate excessive heat. It is recommended to install a heatsink (from QNAP or a third-party provider) on the M.2 SSD.
SSD Cache Acceleration Support 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (2.5G/1G/100M) 2 5 Gigabit Ethernet Port (5G/2.5G/1G/100M) Optional via a PCIe adapter 10 Gigabit Ethernet Port Optional via a PCIe adapter Wake on LAN (WOL) Jumbo Frame PCIe Slot 2
Slot 1: PCIe Gen 3 x4
Slot 2: PCIe Gen 3 x4
USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Port 3 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 2 5V/1A 10Gbps
1 x Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 1 5V/1A 5Gbps
IR Sensor (QNAP RM-IR004) HDMI Output Optional via a PCIe adapter Form Factor Tower LED Indicators Status/Power, USB, LAN, Drive 1-4, M.2 SSD 1-2 Buttons Power, Reset, USB Auto Copy Dimensions (HxWxD) 188.2 × 199.3 × 280.8 mm Weight (Net) 5.03 kg Weight (Gross) 6.04 kg Operating temperature 0 – 40 °C (32°F – 104°F) Storage Temperature -20 – 70°C (-4°F – 158°F) Relative Humidity 5-95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C (80.6˚F) Power Supply Unit 250W, 100-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 3.5A Power Consumption: HDD Sleep Mode 19.576 W Power Consumption: Operating Mode, Typical 29.792 WTested with drives fully populated. Fan System fan: 1 x 120mm
CPU fan: 1 x 60mm
Sound Level 21.4 db(A) System Warning Buzzer Max. Number of Concurrent Connections (CIFS) – with Max. Memory 2000Note: 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.
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