QNAP Systems has unveiled the immediate availability of their latest quad-core Intel-based NAS devices, the 2-bay TS-253Be and 4-bay TS-453Be. The functionality of both NAS can be expanded to meet application needs, including M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, with a PCIe expansion slot. The TS-x53Be also features HDMI output and 4K H.264/H.265 transcoding to provide a greater multimedia experience while its snapshots function helps protect data against potential ransomware threats.
Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP commented the following. "With the PCIe slot, the TS-x53Be series allows for extending NAS functionalities, including adding SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity, which provides great long-term potential for the NAS. For users who require a professional storage that can help streamline workflows and provide a great multimedia experience, the TS-x53Be series is the ideal choice with a reasonable price.”
The TS-x53Be series is powered by an Intel Celeron J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz), 2GB/4GB DDR3L RAM (up to 8GB), dual Gigabit LAN ports, and supporting SATA 6Gb/s hard drives and SSDs, providing dependable performance of up to 225 MB/s read/write speeds and it can maintain the same outstanding performance with AES-NI accelerated encryption. The series also supports snapshots, allowing for users to quickly recover data in the event of accidental deletion/modification or ransomware attack.
Users can install a QNAP QM2 card to the PCIe slot to add dual M.2 SSDs for enhanced SSD caching performance while also adding 10GbE (10GBASE-T LAN) connectivity. Coupled with the Qtier auto-tiering technology, the TS-x53Be helps achieve optimum storage utilization ideal for small and medium business and organizations. Alternatively, users can install a 10GbE 10GBASE-T/ SFP+ card, a USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gbps card, or a QNAP QW-AC2600 wireless card based on their application requirements.
To facilitate the transferring of large files, the TS-x53Be series provides five USB Type-A ports (one with one-touch copy). The series also supports dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and transcoding, allowing users to play their media files smoothly via connected devices. The integrated speaker allows for audio alerts and playback while a 3.5mm audio jack allows for the TS-x53Be to be connected to dedicated speakers. The dual HDMI output can support up to 4K 30Hz display. Users can use QNAP’s remote control RM-IR004 (sold separately) and use it with the QButton app to customize the functions of the buttons for easy navigation.
The TS-x53Be provides a variety of useful applications for everyday tasks from the built-in App Center. “IFTTT Agent” and “Qfiling” help automate user workflows for improved efficiency and productivity; “Qsirch” provides full-text search for quickly finding files; “Qsync” and “Hybrid Backup Sync” simplifies file sharing and syncing across devices; “Cinema28” allows for managing multimedia files and connected media devices from a single platform; “Surveillance Station” offers 4 free IP camera channels (up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses); “ QVR Pro” integrates video surveillance features into QTS, providing user-defined recording storage space, cross-platform client tools, camera controls, and intelligent IoT-based event management functions.
Users can host virtual machines and containers on the TS-x53Be using Virtualization Station and Container Station. Storage space can be flexibly expanded using an 8-bay UX-800P or 5-bay UX-500P expansion unit or with QNAP VJBOD technology that allows the unused space of a QNAP NAS to expand the capacity of other QNAP NAS.
Key specifications of the new models are as follows:
TS-253Be-2G: supports 2 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, 2GB DDR3L RAM
TS-253Be-4G: supports 2 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, 4GB DDR3L RAM
TS-453Be-2G: supports 4 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, 2GB DDR3L RAM
TS-453Be-4G: supports 4 x 3.5-inch HDD or 2.5-inch HDD/SSD, 4GB DDR3L RAM
Tower model; Quad-core Intel® Celeron® J3455 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3GHz), dual-channel DDR3L SODIMM RAM (user upgradable to 8GB); hot-swappable 2.5/3.5-inch SATA 6Gbps HDD/SSD; 2 x Gigabit LAN ports; 2 x HDMI v1.4b, up to 4K UHD; 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports; 1 x PCIe Gen2 x2 slot; 1 x USB-copy button; 1 x speaker, 2 x 3.5mm microphone jacks (supporting dynamic microphones); 1 x 3.5mm Line Out audio jack.