QNAP TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Enclosure

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QNAP TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Enclosure
Key Features
  • 2 x 3.5"/2.5" SATA III Drive Bays
  • 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J4125 Quad-Core
  • 4GB of DDR4 RAM
  • 2 x 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Ports
Built with dual 2.5GbE connectivity, a 2 GHz quad-core processor, AES-NI hardware encryption, and support for up to two 2.5" or 3.5" SATA III drives, the TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP adds to your network storage capacity for daily backups, media serving, and file library archiving. The TS-253D supports up to 800 concurrent connections and includes an HDMI 2.0 port with real-time 4K transcoding to share 4096 x 2160 resolution videos to connected devices at 60 Hz. This NAS has a sequential file download speed of up to 295 MB/s and an upload speed and a 293 MB/s over a single 2.5GbE connection. Using both 2.5GbE ports boosts download and upload performance to 588 MB/s and 507 MB/s respectively.
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QNAP TS-253D Overview

Built with dual 2.5GbE connectivity, a 2 GHz quad-core processor, AES-NI hardware encryption, and support for up to two 2.5" or 3.5" SATA III drives, the TS-253D 2-Bay NAS Enclosure from QNAP adds to your network storage capacity for daily backups, media serving, and file library archiving. The TS-253D supports up to 800 concurrent connections and includes an HDMI 2.0 port with real-time 4K transcoding to share 4096 x 2160 resolution videos to connected devices at 60 Hz. This NAS has a sequential file download speed of up to 295 MB/s and an upload speed and a 293 MB/s over a single 2.5GbE connection. Using both 2.5GbE ports boosts download and upload performance to 588 MB/s and 507 MB/s respectively.

Expand the TS-253D's capabilities using its PCIe 2.0 x4 slot, which allows you to install a 5GbE or 10GbE Ethernet adapter, a compatible M.2 solid-state drive for cache acceleration, or a 10 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2 port. An optional 10GbE card maxes out download speeds at 983 MB/s with upload speeds of 512 MB/s. Adding an SSD for cache acceleration helps to optimize performance for data-intensive applications.

The TS-253D includes a 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core processor with 4GB of DDR4 memory and 4GB of flash storage to quickly run installed applications using the QTS 4.4.2 operating system. Drives can be configured in RAID 0, 1, JBOD, and Single mode. Two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports and three USB 2.0 Type-A ports are included, allowing you to connect compatible peripherals such as external storage drives to share across the network. A 70mm fan helps to keep the enclosure operating at optimal temperatures.

General Features

2.5GbE Network Connection

The TS-253D features dual 2.5GbE RJ45 LAN ports that can transfer up to 295 MB/s over a single connection or 588 MB/s when both ports are in use.

Network Storage

You can install up to two 3.5" or 2.5" SATA III 6 Gb/s drives into the TS-253D, set to RAID 0, 1, JBOD, or Single configuration. Backup your data, share media across your network, and archive your file library. Your data is secured by an AES-NI encryption engine that is designed to maintain performance while keeping your data safe. Installing an optional solid-state acceleration cache helps to maximize performance for data-intensive applications.

Power and Performance

Featuring a 2.0 GHz Intel Celeron J4125 quad-core processor with up to 2.7 GHz burst speeds and 4GB of DDR4 memory, the TS-253D can load a variety of QNAP QTS applications while managing up to 800 concurrent connections.

Windows and Mac Backup

Use the license-free QNAP NetBak Replicator utility to back up and restore files from Windows computers. Apple's Time Machine is supported for backing up Mac computers.

Snapshots for Volume & LUN

Snapshots are essential for NAS data protection, and a block-level feature makes it a dependable data protection method in the face of growing ransomware threats. The TS-253D supports up to 256 snapshots per volume/LUN, and up to 1024 snapshots per NAS.

One 2.5GbE Is Better than Two 1GbE for Increasing HBS Backup Efficiency

With a single 2.5GbE connection, no complex link aggregation settings are required for speeds up to 312.5 MB/s, which easily beats a paired 1GbE connection. The TS-253D has two 2.5GbE ports, further doubling performance and increasing efficiency for versatile tasks.

Hybrid Backup Sync (HBS) consolidates backup and synchronization functions for easily transferring data from the TS-253D to local, remote, and cloud storage spaces. HBS also supports QuDedup technology which removes duplicated data at the source, further accelerating backup and restoration tasks over 2.5GbE connections.

Abundant I/O Capability with PCIe Expansion

The TS-253D features one PCIe 2.0 slot that allows for various expansion cards for expanding application potential.

5GbE/10GbE Network Card
Enable fast throughput for bandwidth-demanding tasks, such as virtualization, massive data transmission, and fast backup/restoration.

QM2 M.2 SSD/10GbE Card
Adds M.2 SSD caching or 10GbE connectivity to the NAS for optimized performance and bandwidth.

Wi-Fi 6 Wireless Adapter
Install a PCIe Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) network adapter, based on the Intel AX200, in your NAS to create a Wi-Fi 6 network environment.

Wireless Adapter
Turn your NAS into a wireless access point or a base station by installing a QNAP QWA-AC2600 wireless adapter and the WirelessAP Station app.

SSD Caching and Auto-Tiering Enable 24/7 Optimized Storage Efficiency

While SSD prices continue to fall, and SSD capacity and performance continue to increase, organizations can easily take advantage of SSD strengths. The TS-253D supports numerous SSD-aware features that significantly maximize NAS performance with high cost-effectiveness.

SSD Over-Provisioning
You can add additional SSD over-provisioning (1% ~60%) to avoid write amplification and improve SSD random write speeds and endurance. You can potentially attain enterprise-grade SSD performance levels from affordable consumer SSDs.

SSD Cache Acceleration
Enables SSD caching for increasing IOPS performance and reducing latency for storage volumes. This feature is good for IOPS-demanding applications including databases and virtualization. The TS-253D also supports write-only cache to boost write-intensive applications.

Qtier for Auto-Tiering
Qtier technology drives auto-tiered storage with continuous data optimization across high-performance SSDs and high-capacity HDDs based on access frequency. I/O-Aware Qtier can reserve a cache-like space in the SSD tiered to handle burst I/O in real time.

4K HDMI Display and Real-Time Video Transcoding

The TS-253D has an HDMI 2.0 port that supports 4K (4096 x 2160) 60 Hz output, allowing you to directly view multimedia content saved on the NAS on a bigger screen. The support of high-quality 4K video transcoding enables the NAS to convert videos to universal file formats that can be smoothly played on multiple devices. The TS-253D also can stream videos through DLNA, Chromecast, and more to satisfy versatile multimedia application needs. The QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (sold separately) can be configured using QButton to customize individual button actions, providing a more user-friendly NAS experience.

Note: The TS-253D's hardware provides hardware decoding, encoding, and transcoding capabilities. However, playback quality may vary due to factors including playback software, file formats, system usage, and available bandwidth.

Build a Plex Media Server

By installing Plex Media Server from App Center, setting up the Plex Media Server on your NAS is only a few minutes away. You can stream media files stored on the TS-253D to mobile devices and media streaming devices, including DLNA, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Google Chromecast.

Note: PlexPass is required for Plex Media Server hardware transcoding.

Move Business Data to the Cloud Flexibly and Economically

The TS-253D integrates NAS with mainstream cloud services. By deploying cloud storage gateways and enabling local caching on the NAS, you can seamlessly use the cloud for storage, backup, and data recovery with low-latency access, providing an innovative hybrid cloud experience.

HybridMount File-Based Cloud Gateway
Flexibly expand your storage capacity by connecting to cloud storage. You can leverage QTS apps to manage and edit your cloud files or multimedia files. HybridMount is good for file server online collaboration and file-level data analysis.

VJBOD Cloud Block-Based Cloud Gateway
VJBOD Cloud supports streamlined NAS backup to object cloud storage. The block-based data transmission uploads random data and large files to the cloud in blocks, and only transmits block-based volume or LUN changes, such as addition, modification, or deletion. This is ideal for enterprise-level applications with large file transfer requirements, such as databases, VM volumes, and videos.

All-in-One Server to Host Virtual Machines and Containers

Regardless of your virtualization needs, you can count on Virtualization Station and Container Station for complete virtualization support. You can use Network & Virtual Switch to allocate adequate physical network resources to virtual machines, containers, and the NAS to simplify network deployment.

Virtualization Station
Run multiple Windows, Linux, UNIX, and Android virtual machines and access them via a web browser or Virtual Network Computing (VNC). Businesses can run virtualized server applications on a single NAS without the need for additional physical servers.

Container Station
Experience LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry, import and export containers, and create abundant microservices.

Optimized Collaboration with File Sharing and Sync

The TS-253D centrally stores data and files, and supports SMB/CIFS, AFP, and NFS protocols for file sharing across Windows, Mac, and Linux/UNIX networks. Coupled with the Qsync utility, any file uploaded to the TS-253D will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops, and mobiles. You can sync shared folders and team folders for group file sharing to enhance the flexibility of team projects and collaboration. With the myQNAPcloud service, you can easily and securely connect to the TS-253D via the internet for accessing, managing, and sharing NAS files. The Windows AD and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server, or the TS-253D's built-in LDAP service.

Secure Your Premises with Integrated Surveillance Solutions

QVR Pro allows you to arrange a dedicated, independent storage space for surveillance data on the TS-253D and leverage the advantages of scalable NAS storage. It greatly simplifies camera management, storage space allocation, camera live view, and playback. Supporting over 5000 IP cameras, including all standard fisheye cameras available on the market, QVR Pro provides 8 license-free channels for surveillance monitoring and the optional QVR Pro Camera Channel Extension License for more extensive security deployment. You can also use QVR Pro Client's mobile app to monitor anytime, or use a USB webcam as an ONVIF network camera with the QUSBCam2 app.

More Productivity Applications

Notification Center
Consolidates all QTS system events, alerts, and notifications for smooth and easy NAS management, keeping you always informed of your NAS status.

Security Counselor
A security portal for checking weaknesses and providing recommendations for enhancing NAS security. It also integrates anti-virus and anti-malware scanning software.

Qsirch
QNAP's Google-like search tool for quickly finding specific images, music, videos, documents, and emails by keywords, color, and more search conditions.

Boxafe
Allows you to backup or sync files, emails, calendars and contacts from Google G Suite and Microsoft Office 365 into the NAS to safeguard enterprise cloud data.

QuMagie
An AI-powered photo management app, supporting automated photo categorization with AI Albums, iOS Live Photo display, and powerful search tool for photo management and sharing solution.

Qmiix
An Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) solution that enables you to connect apps and devices with QNAP NAS for automating daily tasks for greater productivity.

Expand Your Storage with 10 Gb/s USB 3.2 Gen 2

Flexibly expand the storage capacity of the TS-253D via USB or multi-lane SATA interfaces. You can choose a high-speed USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gb/s) TL series JBOD, USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s) TR series RAID expansion enclosures, or SATA III 6 Gb/s TL series JBOD. They provide economical, flexible, high-performance and high-capacity storage expansion solutions for NAS, PC, and servers.

Flexible and Economical Storage Expansion

QNAP provides easy storage capacity expansion solutions. Here are several ways to expand your TS-253D storage as needed to accommodate data and business growth.

Upgrade RAID Capacity
Hot-swap lower-capacity drives with larger-capacity drives to expand your NAS capacity so it can grow with your business.

Attach Expansion Enclosures
Connect two TR-004 RAID expansion enclosures, or one 8-bay TL-D800C USB 3.2 Gen 2 JBOD, or one 16-bay TL-D1600S SATA 6 Gb/s JBOD, and use the QTS Storage & Snapshots Manager to easily handle NAS capacity expansion.

Migrate to a New NAS
Install your NAS hard drives into a larger QNAP NAS and retain all your existing data and configurations.

Extend Hardware Warranty up to 5 Years

The TS-253D is backed by a 3-year warranty at no additional costs. You can purchase a warranty extension that extends your warranty coverage up to 5 years.
UPC: 885022019038

QNAP TS-253D Specs

Computing
GPUIntel HD Graphics 600
Total Installed Memory4 GB DDR4
User-Replaceable Memory1 x 4 GB
Total Memory Slots2 x SO-DIMM
Maximum Memory Capacity8 GB
Flash Memory4 GB
General
Number of Bays2 x 2.5"/3.5"
Connections2 x RJ45 (2.5GbE)
2 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gb/s))
3 x USB Type-A (USB 2.0 (480 Mb/s))
1 x HDMI Type-A (HDMI 2.0)
Compatible Drive InterfaceSATA II, SATA III
Media Card SlotsNone
Form FactorDesktop
RAID ModesRAID 0, 1, JBOD, Single
Hot-Swap SupportYes
PCI Expansion1 x PCIe 2.0 x4
Wake on LANYes
Link Aggregation and Failover SupportYes
Networking
Supported ProtocolsAFP
CIFS/SMB
FTP
HTTP
HTTPS
IPv4
IPv6
SFTP
SSL
TFTP
Telnet
WebDAV
iSCSI LUN256
Max Concurrent Connections800
Max Cameras Supported24
Software
Installed Operating SystemQTS 4.4.2
Supported File SystemsInternal: EXT4
External: EXT3, EXT4, FAT32, HFS+, NTFS, exFAT
OS CompatibilitymacOS 10.10 or Later
Windows 10
Windows 8
Windows 7
Windows Server 2019
Windows Server 2016
Windows Server 2012 R2
Windows Server 2012
Windows Server 2008 R2
Ubuntu 14.4
CentOS 7
Linux
UNIX
Supported BrowsersChrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari
Supported LanguagesBrazilian Portuguese
Czech
Danish
Dutch
English
Finnish
French
German
Greek
Hungarian
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Norwegian
Polish
Romanian
Russian
Simplified Chinese
Spanish
Swedish
Thai
Traditional Chinese
Turkish
Security
EncryptionAES-NI
Security FeaturesKensington Security Slot
VPN Client Connections100
Electrical
AC Input Power100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Power SourceAC Adapter
Power Consumption12.448 W (Typical)
8.198 W (Standby)
PSU Wattage1 x 65 W
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity5 to 95%
Physical
Status MonitoringLED Indicator
Audible AlarmYes
Cooling1 x 70 mm Fan
Noise Level17.1 dBA
IR SensorYes
Dimensions4.13 x 6.61 x 8.9" / 10.49 x 16.79 x 22.6 cm
Weight3.4 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.87 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)12.3 x 11 x 8.1"
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