QNAP TS-453BT3 4-Bay NAS Enclosure

BH #QNTS453BT38G • MFR #TS-453BT3-8G-US
QNAP TS-453BT3 4-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 4 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2 x M.2 2280 SATA III SSD Slots
  • 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core
Designed for media studios or small creative workgroups looking to simplify their workflows, the TS-453BT3 4-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features dual 40 Gb/s Thunderbolt 3 ports, M.2 SSD caching, and 10GbE network connectivity. It is well-suited for professional collaborative media editing and high-speed file sharing and has been upgraded to include an OLED panel with two capacitive touch buttons.
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Can I connect one edit system via T3 and another ...

Can I connect one edit system via T3 and another edit system (located in a different room) via 10gbps ethernet and have them both editing at the same time?
Asked by: Ryan
Yes. For real time editing/collaboration, you can have one editor work via the Thunderbolt 3 and one via the 10Gbe port.
Answered by: jessica
Date published: 2020-03-09


Can you attach other external Thunderbolt hard drives to this and have them show up on your network? Say like a lacie, g-tech, promise etc portable drive or raid.
Asked by: Nathaniel
Honestly, this device has been a nightmare. Maybe it works for other people, but anyone using a Mac will have nothing but problems. I am still under warranty and the thunderbolt does not work AT ALL. My new Macs cannot even see the device. And if you don't use thunderbolt it's so slow it's useless for downloading large data. QNAP made me send the device back (and I had to pay for it). They returned the same device and its still NOT WORKING AT ALL.
Answered by: Tira
Date published: 2020-12-19

Can I use different size disk (a mix 3 x 8TB and ...

Can I use different size disk (a mix 3 x 8TB and 1 x 12 TB) on this unit as I do with Synology?
Asked by: Daniel
You can use JBOD to use different sized disks.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2019-08-16

What is the maximum storage size or capacity can ...

What is the maximum storage size or capacity can we put on this device?
Asked by: Reynald
It depends on the size of NAS hard drives you select and your choice of RAID configuration. Using 4 - 8Tb drives in a JBOD configuration, you'll have 32Tb of storage. If you install 4 - 8Tb hard drives in a RAID 5 configuration, you'll have 24Tb of storage. One of the hard drives will be used for parity, ensuring that if you lose one drive, you can still rebuild the lost data after replacing the bad drive. This is still no substitute for proper backup however. An excellent source of information is Span.com: https://youtu.be/sfUckUdXQuY
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-07-09


I can't find information on how many large the drives can be. Any idea how many terabytes per drive? Also, does this device work wirelessly as a NAS as well as a DAS?
Asked by: Tira
I use 5TB disks RAID 1 and works great with no problems. Its a charm. Grest to see on other comments it works with 10TB Drives.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-11-02


Can you daisy chain thunderbolt devices and still use the network?Say two or three MacBook Pros daisy chained with Thunderbolt 3, would they all be able to use the network drive? Or do they have to be directly connected to the Thunderbolt 3 port by themselves.
Asked by: Nathaniel
As far as I know, the MacBook is the end of the chain. Things plug into it. So, you would need to use both T3 ports to connect 2 MBPs. I haven't tried what you want to do but that is contrary to my understanding of T3.
Answered by: Bertrand R.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can I connect to this via usb3.1?
Asked by: Robert P.
The QNAP TS-453BT3 4-Bay NAS Enclosure B&H # QNTS453BT38G requires a Thunderbolt 3 port, it will not work with a USB 3.1 port.
Answered by: Jacob C.
Date published: 2018-08-27


Can the cpu be upgrade at a later time?
Asked by: Lee Y.
I don't believe so. I would make sure it has the power you need. You can install SSD drives to make a cache to make it quicker.
Answered by: Chris M.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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