Taipei, Taiwan, Feburary 14, 2018 - QNAP® Systems, Inc. today unveiled the quad-core Intel-based 2-bay TS-253Be and 4-bay TS-453Be. With a PCIe expansion slot, the functionality of both NAS can be expanded to meet application needs, including M.2 SSD caching and 10GbE connectivity. 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.
"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,” said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP. “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,” Hsu added.
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, the TS-x53Be series provides dependable performance of up to 225 MB/s read/write speeds and maintains the same outstanding performance with AES-NI accelerated encryption. The TS-x53Be 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.
The TS-x53Be series provides five USB Type-A ports (one with one-touch copy) that facilitates the transferring of large files. 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 support up to 4K 30Hz display. Users can use QNAP’s remote control RM-IR004 (sold separately) and use 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 new models
- 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.
The new TS-x53Be series is now available. For more information and to view the full QNAP NAS lineup, please visit www.qnap.com.
About QNAP Systems, Inc.
QNAP Systems, Inc., headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, provides a comprehensive range of cutting-edge Network-attached Storage (NAS) and video surveillance solutions based on the principles of usability, high security, and flexible scalability. QNAP offers quality NAS products for home and business users, providing solutions for storage, backup/snapshot, virtualization, teamwork, multimedia, and more. QNAP envisions NAS as being more than "simple storage", and has created many NAS-based innovations to encourage users to host and develop Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and machine learning solutions on their QNAP NAS.