QNAP TBS-453A 4-Bay M.2 NASbook Enclosure

QNAP TBS-453A 4-Bay M.2 NASbook Enclosure

QNAP TBS-453A 4-Bay M.2 NASbook Enclosure

QNAP TBS-453A 4-Bay M.2 NASbook Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 4 x M.2 Slots
  • 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR3L Memory
  • 4-Port LAN Switch
  • 4 x USB 3.0 Ports & 1 x USB 2.0 Port
  • 3 x Audio Jacks, 1 x Speaker, 2 x HDMI
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 5 + Hot Spare
  • Up to 220 MB/s Read & Write Speeds
  • AES 256-Bit Volume Encryption
  • QTS 4.2 Operating System
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QNAP TBS-453A-4G-US Overview

  • 1Description

The QNAP TBS-453A 4-Bay M.2 NASbook Enclosure is an all-in-one, slim NAS appliance that supports up to four M.2 SSDs and lets you share content with your networked devices directly by utilizing its five integrated Gigabit Ethernet switching ports. To deliver 4K content and maintain a slim profile, the NASbook is built to use M.2 SATA 6 Gb/s SSDs in a 2242, 2260, or 2280 form factor. You can use the NASbook as an independent system since it comes with a QTS 4.2 Linux-based operating system, which runs on a 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor along with 4GB of DDR3L memory.

The TBS-453A comes with a variety of features to expand its capabilities. The five Gigabit ports can be configured as a private network to host your IP cameras or for sharing Internet access with multiple users. For home-theater environments, two HDMI ports as well as audio jacks are on board. To access external storage drives, mice, and other devices, the NASbook has four USB 3.0 ports and one USB 2.0 port. There's even an SD card reader slot for directly transferring content to the M.2 SSDs.

Four-Bay M.2 SSD Enclosure
Designed with a "NASbook" concept, the TBS-453A uses a thin, B5-sized case to make it easy to setup anywhere in the office or home. Compared with a normal NAS, the TBS-453A's usage of M.2 SSDs (instead of conventional drives) allows it to be smaller and quieter. The RAM and M.2 slots are easily accessible for installing and upgrading by removing the rubber pads and thumbscrews on the bottom of the TBS-453A.
The TBS-453A is powered by a 14nm 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N3150 quad-core processor that can automatically burst up to 2.08 GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. It comes with dual-channel 4GB DDR3L-1600 RAM and supports up to four optional M.2 SSDs for storage. For networking, it has 2 x Gigabit LAN ports and 3 x Gigabit switch ports. The two integrated Gigabit LAN ports can deliver up to 112 MB/s throughput independently for optimizing mission-critical tasks. The TBS-453A also features Intel AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption. With AES 256-bit encryption for full NAS volumes, the Gigabit LAN ports can deliver up to 109 MB/s throughput independently.
Four-Port LAN Switch for Maximized Network Flexibility
The TBS-453A includes additional hardware-based LAN switch ports with network switch mode and private network mode settings, allowing you to build a flexible network environment. In the default switch mode, users can simply use the TBS-453A's network switch functionality to share the Internet and NAS resources at the same time. While in the private network configuration, users can create a closed network, allowing them to create secure environments for activities such as creating a secure surveillance recording with IP cameras. The TBS-453A's network design boosts collaboration and productivity at work since it helps ensure always-on Internet connectivity. Business meeting attendees could benefit from the network accessibility to access files stored on the TBS-453A or to search for information online during the meeting.
Dual HDMI Output
The TBS-453A supports QNAP's QvPC technology and comes with dual HDMI output, enabling you to use the NAS as a PC with a keyboard, mouse, and monitor. You can configure the displayed content on the two monitors in either a "duplicated" or "extended" desktop configuration. Duplicating will display the same content on both displays, and extended mode allows users to display applications over two displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity.

The TBS-453A can also be used as a media player by using HD Station to enjoy rich apps including Kodi, HD Player, Plex Home Theater, YouTube, Spotify, JRiver, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and more. Alternatively, you can directly use the TBS-453A as a PC by using Linux Station to deploy the open-source Linux operating system.
Wide Range 10 to 20 VDC Input
The TBS-453A is provided with a 65W 19V compact AC adapter and supports a DC power supply of 10 to 20V for maximum flexibility, making it suitable for industrial, factory, and other environments that need a wide range of input voltages.
QTS-Linux Dual Systems for IoT Applications
The TBS-453A features QTS-Linux dual systems that are built on QNAP's advanced virtualization technologies. The unique architecture of the TBS-453A enables users not only to enjoy the various advanced features introduced in QTS 4.2, such as downloading apps from QTS app Center, but also developing or utilizing IoT packages for Linux. With the TBS-453A, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TBS-453A, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. You can also operate the Linux Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management.
Virtual Machines and Containerized Applications
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TBS-453A and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup, and restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VMs. It allows the TBS-453A and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches increases data transfers between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TBS-453A without complex setup procedures.

The TBS-453A also features container technology for server virtualization with QNAP Container Station. It exclusively integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing users to operate multiple isolated Linux systems on the TBS-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.
Data Recovery
The web-based snapshot tool helps you back up and restore data on the TBS-453A to any point of time. You can take up to 1024 snapshots for both volumes and LUNs, 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. Windows users can also directly restore files from snapshots with the Previous Versions feature, saving time and effort without requiring IT support. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real-time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files between remote and local folders. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions. You can use a simple versioning schedule to set up how many versions should be retained and for how long or a smart versioning schedule with a rotation scheme, which automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TBS-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.
Cross-Platform File Sharing, Centralized Data Storage
The TBS-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 TBS-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. Furthermore, the TBS-453A 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 backups on Windows systems, including Outlook email archiving. Time Machine is also supported to provide macOS users with a solution to effortlessly backup data to the TBS-453A. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis True Image and Symantec Backup Exec are also supported.
Multiple USB Ports
Direct-attached Storage (DAS) devices such as USB hard drives are convenient in portability, but they fall short in file sharing and functionality and can only be connected to one server or PC at one time. By connecting a DAS to the TBS-453A, you can easily share its content with other users without having to unplug and move it around. The USB ports on the TBS-453A also support devices such as UPS and printers for all-round functionality.
Multimedia Benefits
QNAP HD Station comes with a Kodi media player and a web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TBS-453A to a HDTV or an A/V receiver to enjoy your multimedia content and 4K (H.264) videos. The splendid user interface of Kodi, 7.1-channel audio pass-through support, and TBS-453A's real-time transcoding capability facilitate smooth and enhanced playback of 4K videos. You can even watch YouTube videos, surf the web, and manage the TBS-453A using a web browser with multilingual keyboard input. Additionally, HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data.

The TBS-453A includes a QNAP remote control for you to conveniently control HD Station through its built-in IR receiver. With the help of the smart remote control learning function, you can pair up to three TV or stereo IR remote controls and program your frequently-used buttons and functions. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app.
Real-Time and Offline 4K Video Transcoding
Featuring advanced 8th-generation Intel HD Graphics, the TBS-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 still enjoy smooth video playback using File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TBS-453A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.
Karaoke Experience with High-Quality Audio Support
OceanKTV is a NAS-based karaoke application that turns the TBS-453A into a high-quality karaoke system. The TBS-453A comes with two 3.5mm microphone jacks and a line-out port. You can connect an HDMI display and external speakers to the TBS-453A. By installing the OceanKTV mobile app on your tablet, you can control the entire experience without interrupting anything. More than just a NAS, the TBS-453A is an affordable karaoke machine for singing entertainment.
The TBS-453A supports Qsirch, which is a proprietary near real-time search tool for quick file searching. In addition to thumbnail previews, Qsirch allows you to find and preview Gmail emails that are backed up on the TBS-453A. Qsirch even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a productivity boost that reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks. Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search.
Comprehensive Security Options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed to a potential hack. The TBS-453A provides numerous security options such as 2-step verification, 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. The TBS-453A supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system are stolen. For added convenience, users can store the decryption key on a USB drive for automatic unlocking when the NAS is started.
Surveillance Solution with 24/7 Security
Surveillance Station is a network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, supports over 3000 compatible IP camera models, and allows you to install expandable IP camera channel licenses. It provides real-time monitoring, video, and audio recording, and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can install the Vmobile app on your iOS or Android devices to manage monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment. You can also install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TBS-453A. The TBS-453A includes 4 free IP camera channels, and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing optional licenses.
On-Demand Apps
The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers. These apps provide you with tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and more. It is also a centralized location for managing and updating installed apps once newer versions are released, adding potentially limitless opportunities for the TBS-453A.
LED Indicators with Adjustable Brightness Controls
With adjustable 20-stage brightness controls for the LED indicators, the TBS-453A provides flexible LED brightness options. Based on the surrounding environment, you can adjust the brightness of all system indicators and also schedule the system to automatically dim the LEDs at certain times when needed.
Expandable Storage Capacity
The TBS-453A lets you attach an optional QNAP expansion enclosure to archive data. With a QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand, making the TBS-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 (JBOD enclosures roaming), you can simply connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TBS-453A and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without requiring network connectivity.
SMB Features
The TBS-453A supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency:
FTP Server - shares large-sized files and comes with user-defined settings including bandwidth limitation, number of connections, and write-only permission
Web Server - allows numerous websites to be built on the same server. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT costs
RADIUS Server - provides centralized authorization management for computers to connect and use a network service
VPN Server - offers 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 request over the Internet (max. 3 USB printers) and supports IPP (Internet Printing Protocol), Samba, print job management, and Bonjour printing for macOS
Surveillance Station - connects and manages multiple IP cameras remotely including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications
In the Box
QNAP TBS-453A 4-Bay M.2 NASbook Enclosure
  • 65W 19 VAC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • Remote Control
  • SSD Installation Kit
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description

    QNAP TBS-453A-4G-US Specs

    Number of Bays 4 x M.2 (2280)
    Media Card Slots SD
    Connections 1 x 3.5 mm (Audio Out)
    2 x 3.5 mm (Audio In)
    2 x HDMI Type-A 
    5 x RJ45 (Gigabit Ethernet)
    4 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
    1 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s))
    Compatible Drive Interface SATA III
    RAID Modes RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+Spare, 6, JBOD
    Total Raw Capacity None
    Type None
    Flash Memory 4 GB 
    Processor Intel Celeron N3150 Quad-Core
    Clock Speed Base: 1.6GHz / Maximum Boost: 2.08 GHz
    GPU Intel HD Graphics
    Total Installed Memory 4 GB DDR3L
    User-Replaceable Memory 2 x 2 GB
    Total Memory Slots 2 x SO-DIMM
    Maximum Memory Capacity 8 GB
    Supported Protocols AFP
    iSCSI LUN 256
    iSCSI Target 256
    Installed Operating System QTS 4.2
    OS Compatibility Windows 7
    Windows 8
    Windows 10
    Windows Server 2003
    Windows Server 2008
    Windows Server 2012
    File System Formats Supported External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS
    Internal: EXT4
    Supported Browsers Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
    Supported Languages Brazilian Portuguese
    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    Max Number of Printers Supported 3
    Power Consumption 15.2 W (Typical)
    13.05 W (Standby)
    DC Input Power 10 to 20 VDC
    Encryption 256-Bit AES, FIPS 140-2 Level 1
    Security Features Kensington Security Slot
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Operating Humidity 5 to 95%
    Cooling 1 x  Fan
    Noise Level 10.8 dBA
    Built-In Speakers Yes, 1
    IR Sensor Yes
    Status Monitoring LCD Screen, LED Indicator
    Dimensions 1.0 x 9.1 x 6.5" / 25.0 x 230.0 x 165.0 mm
    Weight 1.6 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.9 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.3 x 8.0 x 3.7"

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