Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM) AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253B-8G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM)





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TS-253A-4G

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TS-253B-8G
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General

Stock code
IBQ-253A-4G
IBQ-253B-8G
Brand
Qnap
Qnap
Series
Desktop NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
TS-253A-4G
TS-253B-8G
Type
2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM)
2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM)
UPC
885022009879
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
19/11/2015
20/03/2017

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
150x102x216mm
168 x 105 x 226 mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
8GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1700
2132
Total Drives
2
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
2X HDMI
2X LAN
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X USB3 type A (host)
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
Black
Black
Weight (kg)
2.92kg
2.6kg
Weight (bare)
1.74kg
1.66kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-253A-4G


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General Performance

The TS-253A-4G same as the TS-253B-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-253A-4G to your needs. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TS-253A-4G, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. The quiet cooling fan has been used in the construction of the TS-253A-4G. This is what you want when box is sitting on your work desk. Unlike the TS-253B-8G this box has the Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) processor. Another key difference between the TS-253B-8G is RAM. TS-253A-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-253A-4G 4GB RAM compared with TS-253B-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-253A-4G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. The TS-253A-4G is packed with remote control for you to conveniently control the HD Station via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-253A-4G. 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. Four 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. Sometimes when your business grows, you might consider getting a box with expansion capabilities. With this box you have all opportunities to do so. You might want to contact one of our tech guys to find out more.

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.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-253B-8G


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Our Review: 5/5
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Price ex.VAT:£494.00
Price inc.VAT:£592.80



8.8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 9.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 9.00
Qnap TS-253B-8G 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-8G 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-8G same as the TS-253A-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 TS-253B-8G to your needs. Unlike the TS-253A-4G this box has the Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz) processor. Another key difference between the TS-253A-4G is RAM. TS-253B-8G arrives with 8GB RAM. Size of 8GB makes TS-253B-8G the best regards to RAM capacity.

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-8G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. TS-253B-8G 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 is the most expensive box with the price tag £494.00.


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