QNAP TS-253Be 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-253Be 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

QNAP TS-253Be 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

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Product Highlights

  • 2 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core
  • 2GB of DDR3L RAM
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet | 10GbE Optional
  • 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A Ports (USB 3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1 x PCIe 2.0 x2 Slot
  • RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, JBOD, and Single
  • Up to 659 MB/s Read & 648 MB/s Write
  • AES 256-Bit & AES-NI Encryption
  • QTS 4.3.4 Operating System
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Memory (RAM): 2GB (1 x 2GB)

2GB (1 x 2GB) 4GB (1 x 4GB)
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QNAP TS-253BE-2G-US overview

  • 1Description

Built for media creators and creative professionals working in office and home environments, the TS-253Be 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP features an empty PCIe 2.0 x2 slot that can further boost productivity via a separately sold QNAP QM2 expansion card to add M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity and support for Qtier auto-tiering technology, or install a compatible wireless card to use the TS-253Be as a wireless access point. Also supported is dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265 processing to provide a smooth media viewing experience on connected devices, as well as a wide range of separately sold productivity tools.

The TS-253Be is powered by a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core processor, which can be overclocked to 2.3 GHz, and 2GB of DDR3L RAM, which can be upgraded to 8GB. Network connectivity is achieved using the dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, which support failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking, and NIC teaming. Using both Gigabit Ethernet ports, read and write speeds max out at 225 MB/s, with and without encryption, while sequential throughputs with dual 10GbE ports deliver read speeds up to 659 MB/s and write speeds up to 648 MB/s.

The TS-253Be has two drive bays that can natively house both 3.5" and 2.5" SATA III hard drives or SSDs. Using the five 5 Gb/s USB 3.0 Type-A ports, this QNAP NAS can be connected to other QNAP devices, including UX-800P and UX-500P expansion enclosures. Additionally, the TS-253Be is validated with AES-NI and FIPS 140-2 AES 256-bit encryption, helping to prevent sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breaches.

QNAP has engineered the TS-253Be to support JBOD and single disk modes, plus a variety of RAID modes, including RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10, each of which offer data redundancy, speed, or a combination of both. It operates using an included 65W power supply and also includes two Ethernet cables, a power cord, and six flat head screws for 2.5" HDDs. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.

General Features

Extend NAS Functionalities with the PCIe Slot
With PCIe expansion, the TS-253Be provides flexibility in extending NAS functionality and potential applications. Install a QNAP QM2 card to provide M.2 SSD caching/10GbE connectivity, or use the TS-253Be as a wireless access point by installing a compatible wireless network card (ex. QNAP QWA-AC2600), or boost the USB connectivity of the TS-253Be by installing a 10 Gb/s USB 3.1 card (USB 3.1 Gen 2).
1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core CPU with AES-NI Encryption
Powered by a 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz), 2GB of DDR3L RAM (up to 8GB), dual Gigabit LAN ports, and supporting SATA III 6 Gb/s hard drives and solid-state drives, the TS-253Be provides dependable performance, wtih read and write speeds of up to 225 MB/s. The TS-253Be features Intel AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption to drive transfer speeds of up to 225 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volumes and shared folders, boosting system performance while ensuring the security of sensitive data stored in the TS-253Be. When used with dual 10GbE ports via an optional expansion card, read speeds are boosted up to 659 MB/s and write speeds increase up to 648 MB/s.
Protect Data with Snapshots
Snapshots help protect your data by fully recording the NAS system state and metadata. If a file is accidentally deleted or modified, you can use snapshots to quickly restore the file to its previously-recorded state. QNAP snapshots are block-based and only record the changed data. Not only does this save storage space but also reduces the time required to back up and restore data. The TS-253Be supports up to 1024 snapshots per NAS and up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN.
Upgrade Your IT Environment with QNAP's 10GbE Switch
QNAP 10GbE/NBASE-T unmanaged switches allow you to instantly upgrade your network environment at a cost-effective price. With a 10GbE network, you can enjoy faster transfer speeds, empower bandwidth-demanding tasks like virtualization, and enable simultaneous real-time access to large NAS-based files using multiple workstations (good for video editing and multimedia). QNAP also provide a 10GbE PCIe network expansion card for the TS-253Be and Windows/Linux systems to take advantage of high-speed LAN environments.
Real-Time Video Transcoding
Featuring 9th-generation Intel HD Graphics, the TS-253Be supports dual-channel 4K H.264/H.265 hardware decoding and real-time transcoding, allowing you to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices. Therefore, you can easily share movies and videos stored on your NAS with family and friends for their enjoyment on a range of devices. The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customize the actions of individual buttons, providing a more convenient NAS experience.

Note: The TS-253Be's hardware provides H.264/H.265 hardware decoding, encoding, and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors, including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.
Multiple Ways to Enjoy Videos
NAP provides a wide range of multimedia applications for you to easily enjoy photos, music, and videos. QVHelper allows users to stream media files or music playlists from a QNAP NAS to VLC player. Qmedia allows music, photos, and videos to be streamed to Android TVs or set top boxes. Lastly, Video HD is a free KODI add-on that combines KODI's streaming and video decoding capabilities and fully supports Video Station's features.
Multiply Your Productivity
The app-driven QTS operating system provides solutions for simplifying file backup, management, search, and more. With File Station, you can view and manage your files not only from the NAS, but also from multiple storage devices. The OCR Converter allows you to extract text from images, Qfiling helps automate file organization, and Qsirch helps quickly find files.

Centralized File Management
Use File Station to directly access files on USB devices, including optical disc drives. Files form different devices can be easily viewed and managed on a single interface.

File Digitization
OCR Converter extracts texts from images, helping to boost productivity and make it easier to find files.

Smart Filing
Qfiling automates file organization. Files are automatically archives into folders based on your settings.

Full-Text Search
Qsirch quickly finds images, music, videos, documents, emails, and other files.
Multi-Point Backup and Access
With integrated data backup, restoration, and synchronization, Hybrid Backup Sync helps you back up or synchronize data on the TS-253Be to other QNAP NAS, USB storage (one touch copy), or cloud storage. With Qsync, you can also access your NAS files from desktops, laptops, or mobile devices connected with the TS-253Be.
NAS - A Multi-OS Platform
Virtualization Station and Container Station provide comprehensive solutions for creating virtualized environments to improve business IT infrastructure, workflows, and productivity.

Virtualization Station
Virtualization Station allows you to run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines on the TS-253Be. You can use Virtual Network Computing (VNC) through a browser to manage the VMs. Virtualization Station is designed for organizations to run multiple applications on a single NAS.

Container Station
Container Station integrates LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies. You can download apps from the built-in Docker Hub to import/export container apps and manage access control, enjoying the benefit of easy installation, transferability, and high-efficiency.
Supports 360° Panorama Photos and Videos
QNAP NAS now supports the 360° panorama recording format. By clicking the 360° panorama display button, these photos and videos will be displayed as 360° panorama media files. The QNAP mobile apps Qfile, Qphoto, and Qvideo also support 360-° format viewing.
QVR Pro Surveillance Solution
QNAP's QVR Pro surveillance solution allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on TS-253Be and leverage the advantages of scalability and storage manageability from QTS. With QVR Pro, camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view, and playback become more user-friendly. You can also use QVR Pro Client's mobile app to monitor camera footage, or use a USB webcam as an ONVIF network camera with the QUSBCam2 app.
Comprehensive Surveillance Solution for 24/7 Monitoring
Surveillance Station provides an intelligent video management system to assist in managing real-time monitoring, video & audio recording, and playback with a wide range of customizable settings to safeguard your physical environment. You can use the Vmobile mobile app to manage the monitored channels at anytime and anywhere, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your NAS.
Flexible and Economical Storage Expansion
You need an easy solution to increase storage capacity when running out of space. QNAP provides several ways to expand your NAS storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.

Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives so that your QNAP NAS can grow with your business.

Attach Expansion Enclosures
Connect a UX-800P or UX-500P expansion enclosure and use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.

VJBOD
Use VJBOD (Virtual JBOD) to expand your storage capacity by using the unused storage of other QNAP NAS. Up to eight QNAP NAS can be mounted as local disks on the TS-253Be.

Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.
UPC: 885022014392
In the Box
QNAP TS-253Be 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
  • 2 x Ethernet Cables
  • 6 x Flat Head Screws for 2.5" HDDs
  • AC Adapter
  • Power Cord
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    QNAP TS-253BE-2G-US specs

    Hardware Specifications
    CPU 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core, up to 2.3 GHz
    Encryption Acceleration Yes, AES-NI
    Graphics Intel HD Graphics 500
    System Memory 2 GB DDR3L RAM (1 x 2 GB)
    Maximum Memory 8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
    Memory Slots 2 x DDR3L SO-DIMM slots (for dual-DIMM configuration, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules)
    Drive Bays 2 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s HDD/SSD bays (hot-swappable)
    Gigabit Ethernet Port 2 x RJ45 Gigabit LAN port
    10 Gigabit Ethernet Port Optional 10 Gigabit LAN port via a PCIe expansion card
    USB Port 5 x USB 3.0 Type-A ports
    PCIe Slots 1 PCIe 2.0 x2 slot
    HDMI Output 2 x HDMI v1.4b, up to 3840 x 2160, 30 Hz
    Audio
  • Input: 2 x 3.5mm microphone input jacks
  • Output: Speaker, 3.5mm line out jack
  • LED Indicators Status/Power, LAN, USB, and Drives
    Buttons Power, USB Copy, Reset, Capacitive Touch Buttons (Select, Enter)
    IR Sensor Yes, requires an optional QNAP RM-IR004 remote control
    Security Slot Kensington security slot
    Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
    Relative Humidity 5 ~ 95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 81°F / 27°C
    Power Consumption HDD Sleep: 13.07W
    Typical Operation: 20.42W
    Power Supply Unit 65W AC adapter, 100-240 VAC
    Fans 1 x 7 cm
    Dimensions 6.61 x 4.13 x 8.90" / 167.9 x 104.9 x 226.1 mm
    Weight 3.66 lb / 1.66 kg
    Software Specifications
    Operating System QTS 4.3.4 (embedded Linux)
    Client Operating Systems
  • Apple Mac OS 10.7 or later
  • Linux and UNIX
  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016
  • Supported Browsers Apple Safari 7 or later
    Google Chrome
    Microsoft Internet Explorer 10 or later
    Mozilla Firefox
    Supported Languages Chinese (traditional and simplified), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, and Turkish
    Supported File Systems Internal Hard Drives
    EXT4

    External Hard Drives
    EXT3, EXT4, NTFS, FAT32, HFS+, and exFAT

    Note: To use exFat, you must purchase an exFAT driver license from License Center
    Network & Virtual Switch - TCP/IP: Dual stack (IPv4 and IPv6)
    - Jumbo frame (failover, multi-IP settings, port trunking/NIC teaming)
    - DHCP server and client
    - USB Wi-Fi Adapter (Note: This feature does not support ad hoc networks because of security considerations)
    - Virtual Switch
  • Virtual switch editing in Virtualization Station
  • Combining virtual machines and containers in the same virtual switch
  • Network Address Translation (NAT)
  • Spanning Tree Protocol (STP)
    - WirelessAP Station
  • Security
  • Network access protection with auto-blocking (SSH, Telnet, HTTP(S), FTP, CIFS/SMB, and AFP)
  • Host access control for shared folders (CIFS/SMB)
  • 140-2 validated AES 256-bit volume-based and shared folder data encryption (FIPS)
  • 256-bit external drive encryption (AES)
  • Importing of SSL certificates from Let's Encrypt
  • Instant alerts through email, SMS, push service, audio, and LCD panel
  • 2-step verification
  • QVPN Service VPN Server
  • PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, and OpenVPN services
  • Support for a maximum of 100 clients
  • Support for domain users

    VPN Client
  • Support for PPTP, L2TP/IPSec, and OpenVPN VPN protocols'
  • OVPN file importing for creation of OpenVPN connections

  • Easy VPN Connection (Windows VPN Utility)

    Note: QVPN combines an integrated VPN Server, a VPN client, and L2TP/IPSec VPN services
  • iSCSI (IP SAN)
  • iSCSI targets with multiple LUNs per target (Note: The maximum number of targets is 256)
  • LUN mapping and masking O
  • nline LUN capacity expansion
  • SPC-3 persistent reservation
  • MPIO & MC/S
  • iSCSI Extensions for RDMA (iSER) with VMware ESXi (Note: This feature requires a compatible Mellanox network card)
  • iSCSI LUN backup, one-time snapshot, and restoration
  • Virtual disks using iSCSI initiator (Note: The maximum number of virtual disks is eight)
  • Stack chaining master
  • Packaging Info
    Package Weight 6.25 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.3 x 10.9 x 8.1"

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