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QNAP TVS-473 SMB NAS (Tested at 10Gbps) Review

By: Tyler Bernath | SOHO NAS/DAS in Storage | Posted: Aug 8, 2017 4:20 pm
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: QNAP

Packaging and a Closer Look

 

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Packaging is a familiar brown box and sticker attached with model info and features. As you can see, I have the 16G model in for testing.

 

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The scope of delivery is complete with a media remote, power cord, and ethernet cable. The smaller bits include drive screws for 2.5 and 3.5" drives and a heat sink should you install an m.2 SSD.

 

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As mentioned briefly, AMD units are catered to this gold finish. The front housing an LCD panel up top with the power to the right.

 

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The side panels are punched through with a QNAP logo.

 

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The rear I/O includes dual USB 3.1 on the PCIe Expansion card, power to the right of that. Down below two HDMI ports along with 3.5mm jacks for mic input and speaker output. USB 3.0 is up next in blue, and we round out with quad RJ45 Ethernet ports.

 

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The backplane is SATA only, so order your drive accordingly.

 

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Removing the side panel, we have access to the memory slots, cooling fans, and m.2 slots down at the bottom.

 

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The drive trays follow the gold design but are 100% tool-less and plastic.

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