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, which supports enhance performance, and RAID 1, which supports 1:1 data redundancy. It operates using an included 65W power supply and also includes two Ethernet cables, a power cord, and a 2.5"/3.5" drive screw kit. Protection is provided by a limited 2-year warranty.
Extend NAS Functionalities with the PCIe Slot
1.5 GHz Intel Celeron J3455 Quad-Core CPU with AES-NI Encryption
Protect Data with Snapshots
Upgrade Your IT Environment with QNAP's 10GbE Switch
Real-Time Video Transcoding
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
Multiply Your Productivity
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.
OCR Converter extracts texts from images, helping to boost productivity and make it easier to find files.
Qfiling automates file organization. Files are automatically archives into folders based on your settings.
Qsirch quickly finds images, music, videos, documents, emails, and other files.
Multi-Point Backup and Access
NAS - A Multi-OS Platform
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 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
QVR Pro Surveillance Solution
Comprehensive Surveillance Solution for 24/7 Monitoring
Flexible and Economical Storage Expansion
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.
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.