QNAP TVS-1282 NAS Server

10 Overall Score
Size: 10/10
Features: 10/10
Upgradability: 10/10

Quiet | Fast | Versatile


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QNAP has been around since 2004 or so.  A lot of people will give you crap if you tell them you bought a QNAP system.  They will say something like, “Mike,  You could have done that for cheaper doing it this way”.  But what they do not understand is QNAP is simply not a home brew box, with FreeNAS on it or something..  You also do not buy QNAP for the hardware,  honestly you buy it for the software, for its features.  That’s where QNAP really shines.  So I recently decided to replace my TS-869L system (Atom based) with a much more powerful TVS-1282.  The 1282 runs on the 6th Generation Intel processor.

Specs of this system TVS-1282-i5-16G-450W

  1. Intel Core i5-6500 3.6GHz Quad-core processor
  2. 16GB DDR4 RAM (8GB x 2)
  3. 2 x M.2 2242/2260/2280/22110 SATA 6Gb/s SSD
  4. 4 x 2.5” SSD
  5. 8 x 2.5”/3.5” hard drive or SSD
  6. 1 x USB 3.0 port (Front), 4 x USB 3.0 port (Rear)
  7. 4 x GbE ports
  8. 3 x HDMI Ports
  9. 450W Power Supply

Now, normally I would have stuck with the 250w power supply,  but because of how I MAY want to do some things, I wanted to keep a good amount of flexibility, which you will see here shortly.  But this system has the ability to have a graphics card in it, which could be an interesting side of things.


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12 Comments on "QNAP TVS-1282 NAS Server"

  1. Al September 21, 2016 at 12:06 am - Reply

    Fantastic article! You really helped me in deciding to buy this QNAP model. Do you believe that the I3 processor model can also be upgraded to an I7 processor? Once again, thanks for the great information.

    • Michael Wallace September 21, 2016 at 12:15 am - Reply

      Unless they lock down bios, which I highly doubt, and the heat sink is the same size as the one that I showed here, I do not see why it would not work. Goal is to stay within a 65w envelope. I am planning on doing a i7-6700 to help with Plex transcoding. I also went with the lower end i5, because of the 450w power supply, which I wanted to play around with GPGPU in a VM to see if I can do pretty good with Steam streaming. None the less, not regrets with the purchase.

  2. Al September 21, 2016 at 12:22 am - Reply

    Just an oddball question: Do you happen to know who manufactures the mainboard?

    • Michael Wallace September 21, 2016 at 12:28 am - Reply

      It appears to be a very customized board for this specific system.. I do not remember seeing any identifying marks on the mainboard. They probably design, and have a company build these for them.

  3. subzero November 10, 2016 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Is it possible to upgrade the PSU? If so, what dimensions of the PSU should I look for?

    • Michael Wallace November 11, 2016 at 7:14 pm - Reply

      I am planning on opening it up to throw a GTX 1080 in there, when I do so, I will see if I can cross reference the PSU to something standard. It would be interesting to see if these are upgradable to the higher wattage power supplies from the none 450w power supply units.


      • Frederic November 28, 2016 at 1:58 am - Reply

        Hi Michael,
        my choice is balancing between TVS-882 with an manual CPU and RAM upgrade and 1282-450 with CPU and RAM upgrade. Iwill set my final choice on last model only if I can add GTX1080 card.
        So please tell me more about your “pilote”.

        If this models were NVMe compatible instead of previous standard M.2-SATA for embedded SSD (M.2), I will definitively buy one of this model and fill it with Samsung 960 PRO.
        Perhaps next gen will do it?

        • Michael Wallace November 28, 2016 at 5:04 pm - Reply

          Hey Frederic,

          It is nice having the 2.5″ bays that you can use for caching or just some SSD storage. I’ve got my volume setup with SSD’s for my Virtual Machines and stuff which is nice to have VM’s running a bit quicker. I am unsure if the 882 came with a larger power supply for a graphics card, but I am sure you can get creative and run external power if needed.

          I will be trying out the GTX1080 here in a few days, and will update the article once I do so with pictures.

          I am with you on the NVMe… These things should have been NVMe compatable for ultimate speed. But honestly if you had the much faster speed of 2GByte/sec or higher, I am not sure you could even use that speed with 10G connectivity as it maxes out @ 1250MByte/sec or so. You really want 40G connectivity to even come close to pushing NVMe.

          QNAP seems to be on the ball with newer technologies. I think some of their enterprise solutions are offering NVMe M.2.



  4. Rob June 22, 2017 at 3:47 am - Reply

    Did you have any luck running the Nvidia Gpu in your QNap NAS? From what I have read, they only say that AMD are supported, but with the crypto coin mining crazy, they are hard to find.


    • Michael Wallace June 22, 2017 at 5:38 pm - Reply

      Hey Rob,

      It would not accept the GTX 1080. It was just about 1 inch too long. So you will want to stick with some of the shorter length cards.



  5. Joan Lorenzo June 26, 2017 at 9:48 pm - Reply

    Hi, soon the 1080 Ti mini itx from zotac will be avaliable and is only 21cm long. Will you try it?

    That’s the conf I’m preparing but I want to know if 450W is enough for 1080ti as long as 1080ti uses 250W while 1080 uses 230W.

    • Michael Wallace June 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm - Reply

      I will be trying it.



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