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The TS-453U 4-Bay SMB NAS from QNAP is a reliable, secure, and a scalable 1RU rackmount NAS enclosure designed for mission-intensive business applications and meet fast growing data storage needs. It features an easy-to-use QTS operating system that manages optional SATA III drives to provide a comprehensive storage solution for SMBs or build a reliable private cloud. It supports VMware, Citrix, Microsoft Hyper-V, and advanced virtualization features. To protect your sensitive data, you can guard your data with high-performance AES 256-bit encryption and antivirus. For storage, it comes with four hot-swappable bays that can house 3.5" or 2.5" hard drives and SSDs. Moreover, you can expand the total raw storage capacity up to 128TB with a sold separately UX-1200U-RP QNAP expansion enclosure.
The NAS is powered by a quad-core 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron processor with 4GB of DDR3L RAM (upgradable to 8GB). The Celeron processor can also automatically increase the clock rate from 2.0 GHz to 2.41 GHz, when required for CPU-intensive tasks. For connectivity, it has four Gigabit LAN and five USB 3.0 ports along with an HDMI output. It delivers up to 421 MB/s throughput once drives are installed, while fast encryption and decryption performance provides transfer speeds of up to 240 MB/s with AES 256-bit volume encryption to ensure the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-453U. Furthermore, QNAP has built this NAS with a 250W power supply, which delivers power to the TS-453U.
The TS-453U offers an affordable storage solution to fulfill the needs of businesses in archiving rapidly growing data and large files. The TS-453U supports capacity expansion with an optional QNAP expansion enclosure. Utilizing the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the TS-453U a suitable file center with a large storage capacity for business data.
Simple and Efficient QTS
With the intuitive user interface of QTS, system operations of the TS-453U are smooth and handy. Its intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing enhanced operating efficiency.
Quickly and easily find documents, photos, videos, and music with Qsirch, QNAP's built-in NAS search application lets you find what you need in real-time. Simply type in as much as you know about what you are trying to find, including bits of the file name or even words/phrases in the document, and Qsirch will display a list of matches, complete with thumbnails, as you type. Qsirch even remembers your search history so you can quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch reduces the amount of time spent looking for files on the NAS so you can focus on other tasks.
SSD Cache Acceleration
The TS-453U supports SSD caching that can boost the IOPS performance of storage volumes. It is suitable for improving the overall workflow of IOPS-demanding applications such as virtualization.
High Reliability Design
The business-ready TS-453U is designed to provide 24/7 operations and services. The support for comprehensive RAID configurations and hot swapping let you replace a storage drive without service interruption. QNAP's advanced RAID recovery technology also helps if any healthy drives are removed from a degraded RAID volume by mistake. The system can be recovered by reinserting the wrongly removed hard drives so the data can still be accessible. The TS-453U delivers high reliability and efficiency with four LAN ports that support multiple port-trunking modes including fail-over support.
Cross-Platform File-Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
The TS-453U supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, Linux/UNIX networks. Data, logs, and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-453U and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. It supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
Backup Solutions to Secure Data
QNAP NetBak replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine is also supported to provide Mac OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-453U. The USB 2.0 port on the front panel features a one-touch-copy function to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-453U with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from it to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.
File Synchronization across Multiple Devices
The Qsync utility turns your TS-453U into a safe data center for file synchronization with a large storage capacity. Any file uploaded is made available for all linked devices such as computers, laptops, or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most updated files on different devices. Qsync provides multiple ways of file synchronization and group file sharing, enhancing the flexibility of collaboration.
Disaster Recovery Solutions
The TS-453U offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote Turbo NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency and reduced backup time. It also supports rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure, ElephantDrive, Dropbox, and Google Drive.
Monitor and Manage multiple NAS with Q'Center
Q'center turns your TS-453U into a central management system to manage multiple Turbo NAS units. After installing Q'center in the QTS app center, you can use it to centrally manage multi-site Turbo NAS for monitoring system logs, managing firmware updates, and maintenance; enjoy major benefits including ease-of-use, cost-efficiency, convenience, and flexibility. Managing multiple Turbo NAS becomes so easy and efficient with Q'center.
Comprehensive Security Options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-453U provides numerous security options such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. It is validated with military-level FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, protecting sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.
The TS-453U supports VMware ESXi, Citrix XenServer, Microsoft Hyper-V, and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in the virtualization environments. With VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX support, its performance is increased by offloading server loading to an ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively. Additionally, it supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced efficiency of operations and management in virtualization applications.
QNAP's QvPC technology consolidates a number of high-end technologies including VM integration, multimedia transcoding, HDMI output, cloud integration, and NAS connection technologies, allowing you to operate the TS-453U as a PC when you plug in a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. With QvPC technology, it is transformed into a cost-effective device with PC functionalities for you to directly access stored data, run multiple applications using Windows/Linux/UNIX/Android-based VMs, surf the Web on Google Chrome, enjoy Full HD videos with up to 7.1 channel audio with Kodi, monitor surveillance station in real-time with local display, and more.
Run Additional Operating Systems on the TS-453U
With the support for Intel Virtualization technology (VT-x), the TS-453U can operate as a Virtualization station, transforming it into a two-in-a-box NAS that can function as an all-in-one NAS and a virtualization platform. It supports multiple operating systems, virtual machine (VM) creation, VM import/export, snapshot, and enables desktop operations on web browsers. With the easy-to-use interface, you can centrally manage all of the VMs created on the TS-453U with minimal effort. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them without any complex procedures.
Real-Time and Offline HD Video-Transcoding
The TS-453U delivers enhanced real-time Full HD video transcoding to convert videos to formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices, and Smart TVs. The TS-453U lets multiple devices to simultaneously view different videos stored on the optional storage drives with on-the-fly hardware accelerated transcoding. The TS-453U allows you to enjoy instant videos on multiple devices, even those that lack computing power or have limited file format support without the need for complicated and time-consuming file conversion. With the benefit of offline transcoding, if you can only connect to an Internet connection with limited/restricted bandwidth, you can still enjoy smooth videos by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution to play the videos via File Station, Video Station, or the Qfile mobile app without affecting the its system performance running other applications. This also lets more people play videos via streaming. Moreover, it allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video-transcoding.
1080p Videos Local Display with HD Station via HDMI
QNAP's HD station integrates the XBMC media player and Web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-453U to an HDTV to enjoy your multimedia content on the big screen. The splendid user interface and support for 7.1 channel audio pass-through brings smooth playback of Full HD videos, providing a quality home theater viewing experience. You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the Web, and manage the Turbo NAS using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox with a multi-lingual keyboard input. The HD station supports user authentication so only authorized users can access data stored on the TS-453U via HDMI monitors. It is convenient and easy to control the HD station with your mobile device by installing the Qremote app as a remote control or with a USB keyboard and mouse.
Comprehensive Surveillance Solution
Surveillance station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 2,700 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video as well as audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile mobile app on your iOS or Android devices to manage the monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-453U. It offers two free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 24 channels by purchasing additional licenses.
With the Signage station, it is easy to create content for a wide range of materials such as menu boards, advertisements, posters, and business profiles. The Signage station is a tool to invigorate advertisements or animated materials for promoting services, and to update contents in a timely manner. The iArtist Lite application, with intuitive editing tools, helps you create these signs with simple drag-and-drop tools. Your creativity can now travel around the world with a few simple steps to instantly get published, revised, and shared.
Install-on-Demand Apps to Extend NAS Functionality
The TS-453U has a built-in app center that provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing and updating installed apps. In addition, QNAP's development platform embraces the open-source spirit to enable developers for creating their own apps, adding potentially limitless potential for the TS-453U.
The TS-453U utilizes a 22nm CPU and DDR3L RAM which feature low voltage requirements while maintaining high performance in system operations. Other eco-friendly designs include scheduled power on/off, hard disk standby mode, and wake on LAN.
FTP Server: enables the TS-453U to share large-sized files and comes with user-defined settings like bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission Web Server: host up to 32 websites on the Turbo NAS RADIUS Server: provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service VPN Server: an easy way for IT administrators to build up a secure private network and allows the staff to log on from outside the office and access business resources securely such as files and Internet connections Printer Server: sends remote printing requests over the Internet (maximum 3 x USB printers) and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management, and Bonjour printing for Mac OS X Surveillance Station: connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications
QNAP flexible Volume/LUN with thin provisioning and space reclaim RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5+spare Global hot spare Supports storage pool Online volume expansion Online storage pool expansion Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration Storage expansion via a QNAP UX-1200U-RP/UX-800U-RP expansion unit Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T. Bad block recovery RAID recovery Bitmap support
Client OS Support
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Windows 8 (32/64-bit), Windows Server 2003/2008 R2/2012 Apple Mac OS X Linux and UNIX
Wake on LAN Internal hard drive standby mode Scheduled power on/off Automatic power on after power recovery USB and network UPS support with SNMP management
Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+ Mozilla Firefox 8+ Apple Safari 4+ Google Chrome
Access Right Management
Batch users creation Import/Export users User quota management Local user access control for CIFS, AFP, FTP, and WebDAV Application access control for photo station, music station, video station, and file station Subfolder permissions support for CIFS/SMB, AFP, FTP, and file station
Private cloud storage and sharing Free host name registration (DDNS) Auto router configuration (via UPnP) Web-based file manager with HTTPS 2048-bit encryption CloudLink for remote access without complicated router setup myQNAPcloud connect for easy VPN connection (Windows VPN utility)
TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6: Dual stack) - Not all services support IPv6 Jumbo frame support Proxy server (Squid package available in app center) Proxy client DHCP client, DHCP server Protocols: CIFS/SMB, AFP (v3.3), NFS(v3), FTP, FTPS, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP(S), Telnet, SSH, iSCSI, SNMP, SMTP, and SMSC UPnP and Bonjour discovery USB Wi-Fi 802.11ac/a/n adapter support
Syncs files among multiple devices with SSL support Selective synchronization for syncing specific folders only Use team folders as a file center for greater team collaboration (Maximum Sync Tasks: 32) Shares files by links via email Policy settings for conflicted files and file type filter support Version control: up to 64 versions Incremental synchronization for HDD space saving Supports Windows and Mac OS
Network Access Protection with Auto-Blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, and AFP CIFS host access control for shared folders FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based data encryption AES 256-bit external drive encryption Importable SSL certificates Instant alert via email, SMS, and beep
The data encryption functions may not be available in accordance to the legislative restrictions of some countries (ex. Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan).
Smart toolbar and dashboard for neat system status display Smart fan control Dynamic DNS (DDNS) SNMP (v2 and v3) Resource monitor Network recycle bin for file deletion via CIFS/SMB, AFP, and File Station -Automatic cleanup -File type filter Comprehensive logs (events and connection) Syslog client/server System settings backup and restore Restore to factory default Mobile App: Qmanager for remote system monitoring & management
iSCSI (IP SAN)
iSCSI target with multi-LUNs per target (Up to 256 targets/LUNs combined) Support for LUN mapping and masking Online LUN capacity expansion Support for SPC-3 persistent reservation Support for MPIO and MC/S iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restoration iSCSI connection and management by QNAP Windows Qfinder Virtual disk drive (via iSCSI initiator) Stack chaining master Maximum Number of Virtual Disk Drives: 8