The TVS-882ST3 is powered by an 6th Generation Intel® Core™ quad-core processor with AES-NI accelerated encryption, 10GbE connectivity, USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps Type-C and Type-A ports, and dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports with an innovative software-based Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet (T2E) Converter. Exclusively providing a Thunderbolt™/NAS/iSCSI SAN triple solution, the TVS-882ST3 supports higher bandwidth for optimizing 4K video transfer and online editing. The TVS-882ST3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt-equipped Mac® and Windows® users for 4K workflows, file storage and high-speed sharing. Eight 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD/HDD slots High-speed Thunderbolt™ 3 (40Gbps) and 10GbE network for on-the-fly video editing and rapid file sharing High flexibility with USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps Type-A and Type-C ports The Network & Virtual Switch app assists network traffic distribution, and re-routes dedicated bandwidth for diverse applications Four available combinations with Mac/PC and JBOD for flexible attaching, sharing and expansion HDMI with up to 4K @30Hz output for an excellent audiovisual experience Supports QvPC Technology, virtual machines and containers, Linux Station, and storage virtualization Flexible storage expansion with QNAP Thunderbolt™ storage expansion enclosures or Virtual JBOD (VJBOD) Flagship Thunderbolt™ 3 NAS with Intel® Core™ i7/i5 Quad-core processor Powered by an energy-efficient 6th Generation 14nm Intel® Core™ i7/i5 quad-core processor and dual-channel 8GB/16GB DDR4 RAM (upgradable up to 32GB), the TVS-882ST3 provides two Thunderbolt™ 3 ports along with USB 3.1 10Gbps connectivity as a powerful storage center to accelerate data transfer and performance-demanding workflows. Featuring eight 2.5" drive bays and supporting SATA 6b/s drives, the TVS-882ST3 is compact and ideal for using an all-SSD configuration for extreme performance. Thunderbolt™ 3 certified cable Next-generation Thunderbolt™ 3 delivers bi-directional 20Gbps speed. Use a certified Thunderbolt™ 3 40Gbps cable (with the Thunderbolt icon and "3") and an SLC/MLC SSD RAID 5 configuration to enjoy the highest possible performance and the best storage allocation for your NAS. The Thunderbolt™ 3 ports on the TVS-882ST3 are also compatible with USB Type-C cables/devices and supports 10 Gbps USB 3.1 Gen2, allowing compatibility with newer, faster USB devices for transferring large-sized media files. Highly-efficient media collaboration for Mac and Windows The TVS-882ST3 is a perfect match for Thunderbolt™ 3-capable MacBook Pro®, and is backward-compatible with Mac Pro® and iMac® featuring Thunderbolt™ 2 via Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converter. The higher bandwidth is especially suited for creative professionals and enthusiasts from photographers, filmmakers to graphic designers who focus more on 4K or 3D workflows. The latest Final Cut Pro® X 10.3 adds support for the SMB protocol, allowing you to easily store files in the TVS-882ST3 and share files with Windows®, and other devices using Thunderbolt™, 10GbE or 1GbE connection. While up to 2 Thunderbolt™ devices can connect to the TVS-882ST3 to process real-time video editing simultaneously, the TVS-882ST3 provides an ideal storage solution with unmatched performance to increase productivity in multi-workstation environments.