Compare Qnap Silent NAS HS-453DX-8G 4-Bay RAID (2x 3.5", 2x M.2 SATA) RAID (8GB RAM) +10GbE AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253B-4G 2-Bay RAID (4GB RAM)


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HS-453DX-8G
IBQ-HS453DX-8G
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£553.00 ex.VAT
£663.60 inc.VAT
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TS-253B-4G
IBQ-253B-4G
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£402.00 ex.VAT
£482.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-HS453DX-8G
IBQ-253B-4G
Brand
Qnap
Qnap
Series
Silent NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
HS-453DX-8G
TS-253B-4G
Type
4-Bay RAID (2x 3.5", 2x M.2 SATA) RAID (8GB RAM) +10GbE
2-Bay RAID (4GB RAM)
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
02/10/2018
20/03/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
42.8 x 404 x 220 mm
168 x 105 x 226 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
8GB
4GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz
Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
2641
2132
Total Drives
2
2
Total Drives (alternate)
2
RAID
0:1:JBOD:
0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
1X LAN
1X RJ45 10GbE
2X M.2 SATA
1X HDMI
1X HDMI 2.0
2X SATA 3.5
2X USB2 type A (host)
2X USB3 type A (host)
1X USB3.1 gen1 type C
2X HDMI
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
1X USB-C
5X USB3 type A (host)
Speed
Speed/RPM
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
Physical
Colour
Silver
Black
Weight (kg)
3.3kg
2.6kg
Weight (bare)
2.4kg
1.66kg
Reviews
Qnap Silent NAS

HS-453DX-8G


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Price ex.VAT:£553.00
Price inc.VAT:£663.60





General Performance

The HS-453DX-8G same as the TS-253B-4G is made by Qnap. By choosing Qnap people expect to see advanced configurations opportunities as well as innovative and more diverse business applications. You are able to customize the HS-453DX-8G to your needs. This model comes with new DDR4 technology random access memorty (RAM). DDR3 used to work at 800 MT/s (or Millions of Transfers per second) and some went as high as 2133. DDR4, starts at 2133 MHz. The increased speed means an overall increase in bandwidth. Unlike the TS-253B-4G this box has the Intel Celeron J4105 quad-core 1.5GHz, burst up to 2.5GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-253B-4G is RAM. HS-453DX-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. The HS-453DX-8G 8GB RAM compared with TS-253B-4G 4GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

At the back of the box you will find HDMI port which will let you connect it to TV or monitor. In this case you are not limited to network speeds. There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. Three USB3 ports on this Qnap is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process.

About Usage

With two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This is the most expensive box with the price tag £553.00.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-253B-4G


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Our Review: 5/5
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Price ex.VAT:£402.00
Price inc.VAT:£482.40



8.5

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Qnap TS-253B-4G PROS

designVery unique chassis design from QNAP in the newly release TS-253B NAS for 2017. It is both compact and remarkably packed with features. The removable front panel acts as both protection for the HDD trays and a preventative measure for dust. Also the addition of an LCD panel, SD Card Reader, Direct Attached Connection and 1 Touch copy button mean this small little NAS has an incredible number of features.
featureseasily one of the most fully featured NAS servers in this price range available to date! With many of the key hardware and software applications of the QNAP TVS-473, TS-451A, TS-453A and more - but all available in this single NAS. Dual HDMI, DUAL LAN, PCIe Slot, SD Card reader, Quick Connect DAS, one touch USB 3.0 Copy, Hot Swapping, new and improved remote control and more. This is fast becoming the home and SMB NAS to beat in 2017!
performanceSupporting everything from Plex, Kodi over HDMI in Linux Station, VMs, standalone surveillance, all RAID levels, DLNA support, apple time machine, Mac and Windows full RTRRR, QVR Pro Beta and more - you will struggle to find something this NAS cannot do!
valueFor the pure funtionality and ability, you will struggle to do better than this NAS. It is designed to be the answer to your NAS needs and delivers in almost everyway. It brings years of technical evolution and innovation to a climax and produces a fantastic little NAS solution in the TS-253B.
Qnap TS-253B-4G CONS

designShame it is almost 80% plastic externally. Yes that reduces noise and makes it quite, but some may be put off by this.
featuresThose looking for something for enterprise use will perhaps be better looking for something in the TVS-1282 Series in an i5 or i7. This NAS is about being able to do many, many things very well, rather than 1 or 2 things incredibly!
performanceWe just wish QNAP released the Thunderbolt 3 Card to buy seperately. A two Bay Thunderbolt 3 NAS would be incredible! Such a shame...but you never know!
valueMisses the mark just a little without arriving with TB3 connectivity and some users may be put off by the plastic chassis.



General Performance

The TS-253B-4G same as the HS-453DX-8G is made by Qnap. By choosing Qnap people expect to see advanced configurations opportunities as well as innovative and more diverse business applications. You are able to customize the TS-253B-4G to your needs. Unlike the HS-453DX-8G this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor. Another key difference between the HS-453DX-8G is RAM. TS-253B-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-253B-4G 4GB RAM compared with HS-453DX-8G 8GB is clearly weaker.

About Connections

At the back of the box you will find HDMI port which will let you connect it to TV or monitor. In this case you are not limited to network speeds. You might be interested in audio output ports. With TS-253B-4G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. TS-253B-4G built in SD card slot is going to be just what you need if you are photographer or making YouTube videos. It allows you to plug your SD card directly from your camera into a NAS for quick footage transfer. PCIe port is new feature in desktop NAS market. You can utilise it by adding M.2 SSD for caching or adding 10Gbe fast network card for faster data transfer speed. There are two LAN ports on this box, making it a good home or small business NAS as you can utilise Link Aggregation and Failover support. USB-C gives you this 10Gbps speed for quick backups or simple data transfers. It is new - universal connection which allows to connect to different systems like MAC and Windows. Six USB3 ports on this Qnap is offering you up to 5Gb/s transfer speeds of external devices. It is fast enough to get your files through fairly quickly with this speed and make backing up with an external drive or Apple Time Machine a quick and easy process.

About Usage

With two bay unit you are having additional advantages. You may choose your box to be set up as JBOD, RAID0 or RAID1. RAID 0 would be good for non-critical storage of data when you need it to read and written at high speeds. It could give you good performance. Besides you can still access your documents or media files over your private network or even internet. You may install Plex Media Server on this box. Plex lets you easily create a feature rich and practical home media playback system. Some boxes offer real time transcoding functionality. That let you stream your media hustle free, based on your device speed or screen size. Please contact us to find transcoding compatibility list.

Price And Warranty

This box comes with 2 year warranty for your peace of mind and long term hardware security. This Qnap is £151.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit HS-453DX-8G.


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