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QNAP TVS-682-I3-8G NAS Server Review

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As with most QNAP NAS taking off the top/side cover just requires removing the three screws holding it at the rear.



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QNAP has used an 80 Plus Bronze certified 250W PSU from FSP Group.



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Although the PCIe Gen3x4 slot is a low-profile one the Gen3x16 is a full size one and can be used even with PCIe SSDs (NVMe included).



qnap tvs 682 21tA large heatsink is placed over the CPU and there's also a blower fan right next to it.



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I was surprised to see that QNAP placed 2 microphone 6.3mm inputs in the TVS-682 for use with their OceanKTV karaoke app.



qnap tvs 682 24tqnap tvs 682 25tThe mainboard used in the TVS-682 takes regular DIMMs and by default it comes with two DDR4 modules running at 2133MHz by Transcend.



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As usual the 512MB DOM flash memory module is supplied by Apacer.



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We also see a field programmable gate array and a voltage regulator.



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A medium-sized black heatsink is placed right over the Northbridge which is located just over the RAM slots.



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Since the TVS-682 can be used with 10G/40G cards we used one of our LAN-10G2T-U cards.



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As expected each drive bay has its very own activity LED but again unlike most QNAP NAS the TVS-682 also has a vertical blue LED right next to the power button.