QNAP TS-453A Four-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-453A Four-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-453A Four-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-453A Four-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 4 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
  • 414 MB/s Read Speeds
  • AES-NI Hardware Encryption
  • Virtualization Ready
  • QTS 4.2 Operating System
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  • 1Description

The QNAP TS-453A Four-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 four 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 414 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A is a NAS that delivers up to 414 MB/s read speeds. The TS-453A can automatically increase the processor's clock rate from 1.6 GHz to 2.08 GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-453A features Intel AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 412 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-453A.
Offline 4K Video Transcoding
Featuring 8th-generation Intel HD Graphics, the TS-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-453A with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-453A to external drives.
HDMI Connectivity
With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission. The TS-453A 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-453A has two 1/4" microphone jacks for connecting up to two dynamic microphones. Compared with the average reception quality of USB microphone, the TS-453A offers a clearer reception quality as it is equipped with a 20-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). On top of that, the TS-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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-453A 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)
In the Box
QNAP TS-453A Four-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • 96W Power Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Screw Kit
  • RM-IR002 Infrared Remote Control
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Hardware Specifications
    CPU Intel Celeron N3150 1.6 GHz Quad-Core processor (burst up to 2.08 GHz)
    Floating point unit
    AES-NI hardware encryption
    GPU 8th-gen Intel HD graphics
    DRAM 4 GB of DDR3L 1600 MHz RAM (2 x 2 GB)
    2 x SODIMM slots
    Max RAM: 8 GB
    Flash Memory 512 MB DOM
    Hard Drive Compatibility 4 x Hot-swappable trays that support 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III (6 Gb/s) or SATA II (3 Gb/s) hard drives or SSDs
    RAID RAID 0,1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + hot spare, JBOD, single
    LAN Port 4 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet ports
    USB 4 x USB 3.0 port (1 Front, 3 Rear)
    Supports USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
    HDMI Two, up to 4K 2160p Ultra HD support
    Audio Input: 2 x 1/4" (6.3 mm) microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only)
    Output: line-out jack (for amplifier or headphone amplifier)
    LED Indicators Status, USB, HDD 1, HDD 2, HDD 3, HDD 4
    LCD Panel Mono-LCD display with backlight
    Buttons Power, USB One-Touch-Backup, Reset
    IR Receiver Supports QNAP RM-IR002 Remote Control and RM-IR003 Remote Control
    Interfaces Console port (system maintenance)
    Alarm Buzzer System warning
    Power Consumption System sleep mode: 1.61 W
    HDD standby: 18.86 W
    In operation: 32.35 W
    Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Humidity 5 to 95% RH non-condensing
    Wet Bulb: 81°F / 27°C
    Power Supply ATX 240 W, 110 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 5 A
    Fan 1 x quiet cooling fan (120 mm, 12 VDC)
    Secure Design Kensington security slot for theft prevention
    Dimensions (HxWxD) 7.0 x 7.1 x 9.3" / 177.0 x 180.0 x 235.0 mm
    Weight 8.0 lb / 3.7 kg
    Software Specificationsdbatduvveff
    Operating System QTS 4.2 (embedded Linux)
    Supported Browsers Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer 10+, Mozilla Firefox 8+, Apple Safari 4+
    Multilingual Support Chinese (Traditional & Simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish
    File System Internal hard drive: EXT4
    External hard drive: EXT4, EXT3, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+
    Networking
  • TCP/IP: IPv4 & IPv6
  • Quad Gigabit NICs with jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
  • Service binding based on network interfaces
  • Squid proxy server
  • 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 & Bonjour discovery
  • USB Wi-Fi adapter support
  • Security
  • Network access protection with auto-blocking: SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, AFP
  • CIFS host access control for shared folders
  • FIPS 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption
  • AES 256-bit external drive encryption
  • Importable SSL certificate
  • Instant alerts via email, SMS, beep, push service, and LCD panel
  • 2-step verification
  • Storage Management
  • Storage Space Utilization monitoring
  • QNAP flexible Volume/LUN with thin provisioning and space reclaim
  • 4-bay disk volume types
  • Supports storage pools
  • Supports volume/LUN snapshots: Snapshot clone, Snapshot vault, Snapshot replica, Snapshot agent for Microsoft Windows and VMware vSphere
  • Online volume expansion
  • Online storage pool expansion
  • Online RAID capacity expansion and online RAID level migration
  • SMART data migration
  • Storage expansion via a QNAP UX-500P/UX-800P expansion unit
  • JBOD enclosure roaming
  • SSD read-only/read-write cache
  • Bad block scan and hard drive S.M.A.R.T.
  • Bad block recovery & RAID recovery
  • Bitmap support
  • All-in-One Server
    Print Server
  • Max number of printers: 3
  • Supports Internet Printing Protocol
  • Print job display and management
  • IP-based and domain name-based privilege control
  • iSCSI (IP SAN)
  • iSCSI Target with multi-LUNs per target (up to 256 Targets/LUNs combined
  • Supports LUN mapping & masking
  • Online LUN capacity expansion
  • Supports SPC-3 persistent reservation
  • Supports MPIO, 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
  • Max No. of virtual disk drives: 8
  • VPN Server
  • Secure remote access: PPTP、L2TP/IPsec & OpenVPN VPN services
  • Max number of clients: 30
  • VPN Client
  • Supported VPN protocols: PPTP & OpenVPN services
  • PPTP Authentication: PAP, CHAP, MS-CHAP, MS-CHAPv2
  • PPTP Encryption: None, AES 40-/128-bit, AES 256-bit
  • OpenVPN Encryption: None, AES 40-/128-bit, AES 256-bit
  • Transmission package monitor
  • OpenVPN port control
  • OpenVPN link compression
  • Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.5 x 12.0 x 10.2"
    TS-453A Four-Bay NAS Enclosure is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 14.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ships with known issues.... I have three Qnap units; I bought this as a replacement for an older one about 60 days ago. I am normally a Qnap fan, but it turns out that there are a couple of known issues in the Qnap community with the TS-453A. First, the fan funs like a blow-torch every five minutes or so with temps at normal levels. Second, syncing from this unit to either of my other Qnap units fails after the initial sync (I have used rsync for years with no issues). Submitting tickets to Qnap's support system is almost a joke. Very little response. I am still waiting for firmware to be released to fix both of these issues ... I wouldn't recommend this unit until they are.
    Date published: 2016-02-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great piece of technology This is great example of latest user friendly and yet feature rich small NAS storage devices. Have it paired with 4x 4TB NAS drives and shoot all of my backups straight to it, no more USB attached drives. Also using it as a media streaming device with PLEX server installed, it's fast and functional. It supports multiple cloud backup destination, now I can shoot critical data cloud backups directly from this NAS vs. leaving my main workstation running overnight for syncing backups up the cloud. On top of everything I tried placing it inside steel fire proof safe and it runs there without noticeable temperature increase!!
    Date published: 2016-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Solution for Advanced User. I bought 3 WD easystore 8TB. So I found Hot NAS deal and finally choose this one. It is really good NAS in 4Bay. First, CPU is x86 Quad-core. It provide powerful performance. Intel Celleron N3150 Second, Metal frame and Metal HDD guide. It is durable and help to cooling. Third, Memory upgrade available. According to QNAP Website�and Intel Process spec�Up to 8GB� but it is support 2 x 8GB to 16GB. If you not use Virtual Machine 8GB enough. Default Memory is DDR3L-1600 SODIMM 2GB x 2. Fourth. It has 4bay. I awaiting for last easystore receive. I already set RAID 1 use 1 pair 8TB. If I receive install one more 8TB It can change to RAID 5 easily.
    Date published: 2018-01-02
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great NAS for PLEX server I've been using this for a little over four months without any problems. The OS is easy to work with and installing applications is straight forward. When using it for PLEX the CPU can only handle on the fly transcoding for a stream at a time. My solution is to transocde each item into 1080 and 720, and have users switch between versions instead of transcoding. I bought it with a significant Black Friday discount. At that price it's five stars. At regular price it's four stars. Very good, but as a media server it's not a good as the more expensive Synology which has more application support, such as Subsonic. For file storage it's awesome: Stable, easy to work with, and reasonably priced.
    Date published: 2018-04-12
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really high tech and sophisticated - Big learning curve This was my big Christmas gift this year and I asked for this unit to replace our older Netgear Stora NAS. Good NAS choice but pretty expensive using WD Red 6 terabyte HD. Initial setup is very easy to do. Just follow the simple instructions and plan for a 2 - 4 hour block to time from unpacking to installing the disks to configuring network settings to finishing on line registration and installing basic setup. The overall software layout can be intimidating at first but over time it shows itself to be well designed. Software depth needs work. Pros; This QNAP has everything but the kitchen sink. Initial hardware setup is very easy. I mean you can get really crazy after that as to how complicated and how deep you want to make it. It has a builtin domain controller, Linux workstation, 4 security camera surveillance recording standard, cloud backup. Real easy to load the apps. It really does have everything you would probably want and more. This QNAP is accessed through the web IP GUI . Cons. Time. Build in lots of time to learn the new OS & depth of each app. This will be an on going learning thing but every option you probably would want in this box is almost certainly in there. QNAP OS is very stable and everything is fast. I found myself watching many You tube videos before going into depth with apps. Can be frustrating as I wanted to do a simple sync of my PC documents to the QNAP NAS and had to weed though a lot of stuff to figure out this basic setup of a NAS. Overall I know the more complicated the software the more powerful it is and that means a bigger learning curve. Qnap needs to simple up the software a bit for older average users like me who are not IT structure engineers but want this level of quality. One star removed cuz you can do better to the design the software logic flow without having to be an IT major.
    Date published: 2017-02-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top NAS for power SOHO users. I have many thousands of gigabyte- and multi-gigabyte photo and video files that I edit using Creative Suite. This NAS makes it easy to access, archive, back up and transfer these files. The user interface is the best I've seen for a GUI NAS access, and there are more great apps available than most users will ever need. If you are in the market for NAS, be sure to check out QNAP's offerings and of course B&H had the best price and quick easy delivery.
    Date published: 2017-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from TS-453A Great so far only had it a few weeks, but up and running connected throughout my house and remotely for laptop and mobile devices.� Adding all the media I have into it is the only hick up and that is on me not the NAS.� I have four 4TB WD Reds and have added 4TB of material so far and can access them the way I want.� For a media server I highly recommend this product.� Originally I was going for the 451+, but this one was on sale.� Either way I am sure either one would have been great, I know I am happy with this one so far.
    Date published: 2017-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great storage and Plex server This is a great storage device which easily connects to from anywhere. Set up was pretty easy and it works well as a Plex Media Server.
    Date published: 2016-12-08
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