QNAP TS-653A 6-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-653A 6-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-653A 6-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-653A 6-Bay NAS Enclosure

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  • 6 x 2.5"/3.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM
  • 4 x Gigabit Ethernet Ports, Wake on LAN
  • HDMI and USB 3.0 Ports
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + Spare, JBOD
  • 416 MB/s Read Speeds
  • AES-NI Hardware Encryption
  • Virtualization Ready
  • QTS 4.2 Operating System
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QNAP TS-653A-4G-US overview

  • 1Description

The QNAP TS-653A 6-Bay NAS Enclosure runs on the QTS 4.2 operating system and is able to function as a NAS server for data backup, file archiving and synchronization, remote access, and home entertainment. Its six bays can support 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSD drives. Once drives are installed, the QTS operating system lets you configure them into RAID modes 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, or JBOD, providing reads speeds of up to 416 MB/s. This NAS is also able to perform on-the-fly and offline video transcoding, including Full HD 1920x1080 content and playback of 4K content with 7.1 channel surround sound via the HDMI ports.

The TS-653A is designed for SMB users and is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux, and UNIX systems. It is powered by a 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3150 processor that comes with four cores so you can run multiple functions simultaneously. The CPU can also achieve speeds of up to 2.08 GHz, the built-in 4GB of DDR3L RAM allows quick access to frequently-used files and programs, and network connectivity is achieved via four Gigabit Ethernet ports.

QNAP has equipped this NAS enclosure with two HDMI ports along with four USB 3.0 ports. You may connect up to two displays as well as a keyboard and a mouse to control this NAS without the need of another computer. Furthermore, the two HDMI ports utilize the visual performance of integrated Intel HD Graphics to deliver 4K resolutions.

The TS-653A protects your data with AES 256-bit hardware encryption and supports data recovery and redundancy options. In addition to backup support on Windows and Mac, it offers real time or scheduled data backup to a remote NAS or FTP server as well as rsync to back up to another remote server on a scheduled basis, such as cloud storage.

Performance
Powered by a 14nm quad-core Intel Celeron N3150 1.6 GHz processor with 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM, coupled with the support of SATA III, 4 Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-653A is a NAS that delivers up to 416 MB/s read speeds. The TS-653A can automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 1.6 GHz to 2.08 GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-653A features Intel AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 416 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance and security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-653A.
Offline 4K Video Transcoding
Featuring 8th-generation Intel HD Graphics, the TS-653A supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and delivers real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices, and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, you can connect using a low-speed Internet connection and still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TS-653A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
QTS 4.2 Operating System
The QNAP operating system offers an intuitive user interface so your NAS experience is smarter and smoother. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times. The intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, creates desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitors important system information on a real-time basis, and opens multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing working efficiency. QTS brings optimized cloud experiences to you and incorporates advanced features including volume/LUN snapshot, remote connection to public cloud services in File Station, multi-zone multimedia system, and more.
Disaster Recovery
The TS-653A offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real-time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. The TS-653A also supports the 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, Google Drive, and Google Cloud Storage.
Snapshot
The QTS Storage Manager app lets you easily restore data on the TS-653A back to any point in time in the event of important data lost. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN and maximum 1024 snapshots per NAS), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots via Snapshot Replica to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.
Virtualized Environments
The TS-653A is also an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage device that supports VMware and Citrix, and is compatible with Microsoft Hyper-V and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TS-653A supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.
Server Virtualization
With the support of QNAP's VM hypervisor, Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines on your NAS and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station further uses SDN (Software-defined Networks) which allows the TS-653A and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches increases the data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface.

This NAS also features Container technology for server virtualization. QNAP's Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TS-653A as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry. Container Station also supports the Online Document app, which allows you to directly view, edit, and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images, and text files.
Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
The TS-653A 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-653A 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. The TS-653A supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.
USB 3.0 Port
The front-panel USB 3.0 port of the TS-653A features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-653A with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-653A to external drives.
HDMI Connectivity
With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-653A to a HDTV or an A/V receiver to enjoy your multimedia content and 4K H.264 videos with the best audio/visual experience. The included QNAP remote control lets you control the playback of your content. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app.

The TS-653A comes with dual HDMI outputs for using two monitors in either a "mirrored" or "extended" desktop configuration. While mirroring displays the same content on both displays, extended desktop mode allows users to display applications over two displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity.
Secure Access with VPN & Proxy Server
The TS-653A can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-653A can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. VPN Client also allows your NAS to connect to multiple servers at the same time. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; moreover, via VPN Client on your NAS, you can connect to VPN servers in the United States for accessing regionally-restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu in HD Station. The TS-653A provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission. The TS-653A also supports setting up a proxy server. The Proxy Server Package can configure the cache size, supported transmission protocols, record web pages you browsed and set up a content control system that limits the use of the Internet. Other features include a work log that remembers users' habits and preferences and SquidClamav anti-virus for proxy servers to ensure connection safety.
Dual Microphones Inputs and Line Out Function
The TS-653A has two 1/4" microphone jacks for connecting up to two dynamic microphones. Compared with the average reception quality of USB microphone, the TS-653A offers a clearer reception quality as it is equipped with a 20-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). On top of that, the TS-653A has a 24-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) that can send audio signals via the line-out jack to your amplifier and deliver clearer stereo sound.
Easily Expand Storage Capacity
The TS-653A supports online capacity expansion for archiving rapidly-growing data by connecting an optional QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the TS-653A a suitable file center with large storage capacity for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.

With the support of QJBOD Express, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-653A and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.
Downloadable Software Apps
The built-in App Center 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 more. It is also a centralized location for managing and updating installed apps. You can directly update the installed applications in the App Center once the updated version is released.
  • QNAP NetBak Replicator - real-time and scheduled data backups for Windows systems
  • Qsync - turns the TS-653A into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization
  • QNAP's HD Station - contains Kodi media player, YouTube, and Plex Home Theater so you can enjoy video content
  • Linux Station - run and develop IoT packages
  • QNAP OceanKTV - creates a quality karaoke experience at home
  • Surveillance Station Video Management System (VMS) - is compatible with over 3,000 compatible IP camera models for real-time monitoring and video & audio recording (4 free IP camera channels included and up to 40 channels supported)
UPC: 885022009893
In the Box
QNAP TS-653A 6-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • Power Cord
  • Screw Kit
  • RM-IR002 Infrared Remote Control
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-653A-4G-US specs

    Generalvsrvcbbafuzubsruzawvb
    Number of Bays 6 x 2.5"/3.5"
    Media Card Slots None
    Connections 2 x 6.3 mm (Audio In)
    1 x 3.5 mm (Audio Out)
    1 x 3.5 mm (UART)
    2 x HDMI Type-A 
    4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
    4 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+Spare, 6, JBOD, Single
    Hot-Swap Support Yes
    Drives
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory 512 MB 
    Computing
    Processor Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 1.6GHz / Maximum Boost: 2.08 GHz
    GPU Intel HD Graphics
    Total Installed Memory 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3L
    User-Replaceable Memory 2 x 4 GB
    Total Memory Slots 2 x SO-DIMM
    Maximum Memory Capacity 8 GB
    Software
    Installed Operating System QTS 4.2
    File System Formats Supported External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS
    Internal: EXT4
    Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
    Menu Languages Brazilian Portuguese
    Czech
    Danish
    Dutch
    English
    Finnish
    French
    German
    Greek
    Hungarian
    Italian
    Japanese
    Korean
    Norwegian
    Polish
    Romanian
    Russian
    Simplified Chinese
    Spanish
    Swedish
    Thai
    Traditional Chinese
    Turkish
    Max Number of Printers Supported 3
    Electricalvsrvcbbafuzubsruzawvb
    Power Consumption 51.16 W (Typical)
    32.02 W (Standby)
    Power Source Internal Power Supply
    PSU Wattage 1 x 240 W
    AC Input Power 110 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz at 5 A
    Security
    Encryption 128-Bit AES, 256-Bit AES, FIPS 140-2 Level 1
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot
    Physical
    Cooling 2 x 90 mm Fans
    Audible Alarm Yes
    IR Sensor Yes
    Status Monitoring LCD Screen, LED Indicator
    Dimensions 6.9 x 10.1 x 9.3" / 175.0 x 257.0 x 235.0 mm
    Weight 11.5 lb / 5.2 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 12.5 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 16.3 x 14.2 x 10.6"

    QNAP TS-653A-4G-US reviews

    TS-653A 6-Bay NAS Enclosure is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product and Support have been great I'm upgrading from a 4 bay QNAP NAS.� Upgrade was easy, just drop in the 4 drives from the previous NAS in the same order, and everything was recognized, including passwords, etc.� Couldn't have been easier.� I expanded to 6 drives, adding one at a time.� Data migration for each addition takes about a day, but was easy.� QNAP support has been great and is a reason I stuck with the brand.� Theyu also provided instructions to make sure I did the expansion correctly.� They've been there to answer many questions and do so in a timely and clear manner.� This unit is functioning fine.� My old one always worked fine.� Got it for a great price during Black Friday/Cyber Monday.� Best of luck!
    Date published: 2018-01-10
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