Compare Qnap Desktop NAS TS-453A-4G 4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (4GB RAM) AND Qnap Desktop NAS TS-451A-2G 4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (2GB RAM)





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TS-453A-4G

IBQ-453A-4G
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£397.00 ex.VAT
£476.40 inc.VAT
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TS-451A-2G
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£362.00 ex.VAT
£434.40 inc.VAT
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General

Stock code
IBQ-453A-4G
IBQ-451A-2G
Brand
Qnap
Qnap
Series
Desktop NAS
Desktop NAS
Model
TS-453A-4G
TS-451A-2G
Type
4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (4GB RAM)
4-Bay, RAID 0/1/5/6 (2GB RAM)
UPC
885022009923
ROHS
Y
Y
Date added
17/11/2015
18/07/2016

Information

Form Factor / Drive Height
177x180x235mm
177x180x235mm
Platter size
3.5"
3.5"
Platter (alternate)
2.5"
2.5"
RAM/Cache
4GB
2GB
Guarantee
2yr
2yr
Processor
Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
14nm Intel® Celeron® N3060 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, up to 2.48GHz
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net)
1700
1029
Total Drives
4
4
RAID
0:1:5:JBOD:
0:1:5:6:JBOD:
RAID Levels
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10
Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0/1/5/6/10, RAID 5 + Hot Spare, Global Hot Spare Drive

Connections

PORTS SUMMARY
2X HDMI
4X RJ45
2X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
4X USB3 type A (host)
1X HDMI
2X LAN
4X SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power
3X 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
White
Weight (kg)
4.65kg
4.3kg
Weight (bare)
3.65kg
3kg
Reviews
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-453A-4G


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Our Review: 5/5
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Price ex.VAT:£397.00
Price inc.VAT:£476.40

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-453A-4G PROS

designCombination of metal and plastic, this QNAP NAS is designed to fit in both an office and home environment - very compact yet functional
featuresIn terms of Price vs Ability, you will struggle to find a better NAS - the QNAP TS-x53a Series is easily the best QNAP NAS of the year for us at SPAN.COM.
performanceThis NAS is designed with multitasking and can handly VMWare, Plex, KODI, Emby, Surveillance over IP Cameras and more, as well as arriving with DUAL OS Linux Setup as you wish and a remote control and dual HDMI IN 1080p and 4K transcoding. Hard to argue with that kind of ability
valueStill one of the best NAS servers out there - Cost wise it is VERY well placed and will continue to be one of the best NAS devices we at SPAN.COM will recommend you to buy throughout 2017.
Qnap TS-453A-4G CONS

designAs it is mostly metallic, it is a pinch noiser than a whole plastic version.
featuresThe CPU is not as powerful as the Pentium CPU in the latest WD PR4100 and others but this is so much lower in price
performanceOnce again, there are bigger and better CPUs out there and this NAS is not quite suitable if you want PLEX 1080p transcoding on EVERYTHING (though it can handle 1080p HD it may struggle with high bitrate or dense media unlike an i7 CPU)
valueJust a shame that there isn't a Pentium or Intel i3 version available



General Performance

The TS-453A-4G same as the TS-451A-2G 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-453A-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-453A-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-453A-4G. This is what you want when box is sitting on your work desk. Unlike the TS-451A-2G this box has the Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) processor. Another key difference between the TS-451A-2G is RAM. TS-453A-4G arrives with 4GB RAM. The TS-453A-4G 4GB RAM compared with TS-451A-2G 2GB 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-453A-4G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. The TS-453A-4G is packed with remote control for you to conveniently control the HD Station via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-453A-4G. With four LAN ports this box is making good enterprise level NAS. 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 4 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. 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 £397.00.
Qnap Desktop NAS

TS-451A-2G


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Our Review: 4/5
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Price ex.VAT:£362.00
Price inc.VAT:£434.40



8

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score10.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 6.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 7.00
Qnap TS-451A-2G PROS

designEasy accessible front USB3 to backup your external drive one way or another. Useful SD card slot eliminates necessity for a cable to connect photo camera. Bi directional micro USB connection let you connect this NAS directly to your PC to upload or download any files. Quick backup button on the front saves a lot of time to quickly backup your external hard drive.
valueThere is no alternative in the market for NAS which at the same time is DAS too.
Qnap TS-451A-2G CONS

designTransfer speeds are up to 100MB/s when connecting directly to a PC.
valueHardware specs are not as cheap as similar network drives available.



General Performance

The TS-451A-2G same as the TS-453A-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-451A-2G to your needs. This unit also arrives with a One-touch Backup button on the front panel, when it is configured on the TS-451A-2G, it can be used to backup data off of the USB device, or vice versa. Unlike the TS-453A-4G this box has the 14nm Intel® Celeron® N3060 dual-core 1.6GHz processor, up to 2.48GHz processor. Another key difference between the TS-453A-4G is RAM. TS-451A-2G arrives with 2GB RAM. The TS-451A-2G 2GB RAM compared with TS-453A-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. You might be interested in audio output ports. With TS-451A-2G you can build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output. The TS-451A-2G is packed with remote control for you to conveniently control the HD Station via the built-in IR receiver of the TS-451A-2G. 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 4 bay unit you are having additional advantages. You can choose from number of RAID solutions to set up. There could be RAID that saves your data even if one of the drives fail so you can still recover your data. This would be slightly more safe option to keep your data. 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 £35.00 cheaper than the most expensive unit TS-453A-4G.


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