For some reasons, QNAP does define what is supported, and what not.
And there any reason don't support a Intel i350 Quad nic if they support in the HCL a dual port intel i350 nic (Qnap branded)... oh wait there is a reason there 10 nic limit in the GUI
This exist since QTS 4.x, since I bought the TVS-x71 okay that was Dec. 2014 but now we have Dec. 2016 so over 2 years they don't start fix this problem although they have the chance with the Virtual Switch app.
Sorry for me is that a very poor stand.
Okay and why my nVidia K2200 GPU don't function in anyone of my TVS-x82 ? I think it is supported and on the HCL !?
The other thing is the community and the customers!!! have more option if QNAP start be GPL confirm and publish there source code (the current state not the old 4.0 one) so many problems of QNAP can be solved by the coummunity self... in my humble opinion.
P.S. I think we should start a petition on change.org like "We don't need karaoke feat. in a 2200 EUR NAS, we need VLAN's!"
1x TS-EC1279U-RP @ Xeon E3-1275 QuadCore & 16 GByte ECC RAM
/ 10x Constellation ES.2 2TB @ RAID6 + 2x Intel 530 SSD4Cache
2x TS-EC1680U-RP V2 @ Xeon E3-1275L v3 & 32 GByte ECC RAM;) / 6x HGST Helium 8TB @ RAID10 + 2x Samsung 850 mSATA SSD Cache + 10x Sandisk X400 1TB SSD
1x TVS-682 @ i7-6700T & 64 GByte RAM / 4x HGST 6TB @ RAID 10 + 2x m2 SSD SANDISK X400 1TB + 2x SANDISK X400 1TB SATA SSD
My QNAP History:
2x 509 CPU,RAM and 6HDD Mod / 809U CPU & RAM Mod / TS470 CPU & RAM ProMod / TVS471 CPU & RAM Mod / 879Pro Xeon CPU & ECC RAM & Fan EC Mod / 3x 471U-SP CPU & RAM Mod / HS251 No Mod!