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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-453B-8G review


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Our Review: 5/5
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8.3

OVERALL

DESIGN rating score 8.00

FEATURES rating score 9.00

PERFORMANCE rating score 8.00

VALUE FOR MONEY
rating score 8.00
Qnap TS-453B-8G PROS

designThis great NAS for 2017 is easily a stand out model in terms of ability and hardware inside. But one factor that is often a controversial one is the chassis. For many the fact the TS-453B casing is mostly plastic is a put off. However it still maintains an excellent temperature, low noise and with the removable front panel (much like the Synology DS216+II) it is a closed system. Until you need access to the tooless HDD trays and hot swapping occasionally. In this way the TS-453B is as versatile and able as any other NAS
featuresWhen I first saw the specs and connections of this NAS I was genuinely impressed by it's covering of numerous NAS applications and tasks. Only the TS-453A has ever left me equally impressed in terms of Cost vs Value of hardware. I cannot recommend it enough. With features like 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!
performanceUsing the new Intel Celeron J series CPU and 4/8GB of RAM means that it will handle most of the popular NAS tasks required of it. Functions, services and applications like 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 are all possible with the TS-453B and can be set up quickly and easily.
valueArriving with the ability to do almost any currently generation NAS task, the TS-453B is certainly in our top 5 4-Bay NAS servers of 2017. If you need a NAS to do that tasks you need and want to ensure you get the most for your money, look no further than this plucky little 4-Bay NAS from QNAP.
Qnap TS-453B-8G CONS

designDespite the NAS doing everything you need, some will prefer the metal chassis and tray design of the QNAP TS-453A.
featuresOnly 2x LAN on this 4-Bay NAS, but you can add more with the PCIe. Aside from that and the lack of a Thunderbolt 3 connectivity option for MacBook Pro users are the only faults I can find.
performanceMany more advanced PC users will want to consider devices featuring i5 and i7 Intel CPU NAS servers as they have 1 or 2 very high end tasks in mind. Though the TS-453B is a fantastic device, it is designed to do many, many things well. If you have 1 or 2 things that need to be done to an enterprise standard, maybe look at the TVS-473.
valueAgain, those with 4K File editing on the fly, Thunderbolt connectivity and enterprise level use in mind, maybe spend the extra £500-2000 and buy a TVS-1282 from QNAP NAS.






General

Brand Qnap
Series Desktop NAS
Model TS-453B-8G

TS-453B-8G Spec Information

RAM/Cache 8GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Intel Celeron J3455 Quad Core 1.5 GHz (up to 2.3 GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 2215
Total Drives 4

TS-453B-8G Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
GraphicsHDMIExternal2
LANLANExternal2
PCIePCIe v2 x2External1
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal4
USB3USB3 type A (host)External5
USB3USB-CExternal1

Software

TS-453B-8G Speed

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SPANTV on Youtube featuring TS-453B



Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Choosing the Right QNAP 4-Bay NAS for 2017 - TS-453A, TS-453B, TVS-473, TS-451A and TS-431P
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Synology Vs QNAP - The DS918+ Vs the TS-453B - Brand v Brand Flagship Faceoff
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Unboxing the QNAP TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 and 10GbE NAS – The Lowest Price Thunderbolt NAS
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP TS-453Bmini Versus TS-453B NAS - Which B Series NAS server for 2017 and 2018
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Black Magic QNAP TS-453BT3 TB3-TO-TB2 Speed Test
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP TS-453B Vs TS-453BT3 – What are the REAL differences
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The QNAP TS-253Be and TS-453Be NAS at CES 2018
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP TS-453B Vs TS-453BT3 – What are the REAL differences
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Black Magic QNAP TS-453BT3 TB3-TO-TB2 Speed Test
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Unboxing the QNAP TS-453BU Rackmount NAS for 2018 Business
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video How to Upgrade your TS-453BT3 and TS-453B QNAP NAS to 16GB Memory
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video WD Cloud Pro PR4100 Vs QNAP TS-453B 4-Bay NAS Comparison
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Unboxing the QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS for 2018
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Farewell TS-453A and Hello TS-453Be - TS-x53A versus TS-x53Be NAS
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP TVS-472XT vs TS-453BT3 Thunderbolt 3 NAS Comparison
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The Synology DS418play vs the QNAP TS-453Be NAS for Media
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP TS-453Be Vs Synology DS918+ NAS
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP TS-453Be vs Nimbustor 4 AS5304T NAS - Brand vs Brand
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP reveal the TS-453BT3 New Mid Range Thunderbolt3 4-Bay for Home and SMB at Computex 2017
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The QNAP TS-453B NAS vs the TS-453A NAS - OId vs New in this QNAP 4-Bay Faceoff
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The QNAP TS-453B 4-Bay NAS for 2017 Unboxing - PCIe, 2x HDMI, USB-C, SD Card, Dual LAN and more
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The Synology DS916+ NAS versus the QNAP TS-453B NAS - Brand vs Brand Faceoff
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS Versus TS-453mini NAS - What does the B stand for it worth your money
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The QNAP TS-453Bmini Quiet 4--Bay NAS for HDD and SSD Unboxing and Walkthrough
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The QNAP TS-253B, TS-453B and TS-653B NAS for Plex, DLNA, VM, Home and Business
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The QNAP TS-453Bmini NAS Versus TS-453A NAS - New NAS vs Old NAS, Big v Small
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video The QNAP TS-453Bmini Micro Power NAS for HDD and SSD Walkthrough and Talkthrough
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Unboxing the QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS for 2018
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video How to Upgrade your TS-453BT3 and TS-453B QNAP NAS to 16GB Memory
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Unboxing the QNAP TS-453BU Rackmount NAS for 2018 Business
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP TS-453B Vs TS-453BT3 – What are the REAL differences
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Black Magic QNAP TS-453BT3 TB3-TO-TB2 Speed Test
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Synology Vs QNAP - The DS918+ Vs the TS-453B - Brand v Brand Flagship Faceoff
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video What we expect from QNAP NAS at CeBit 2017 - From TS-453B to the TS-1685
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video Synology DS920+ vs QNAP TS-453Be 4-Bay NAS Comparison
Qnap TS-453B-8G youtube video QNAP TS-453Be vs QNAP TS-453D 4-Bay NAS - Which One Should You Buy?


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Qnap Desktop NAS TS 453B 8G reviews


29/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
What is the maximum storage TS-453B-8G NAS can handle?
It is better to ask SPAN for free compatibility checks. But as today you could fill it with 4X 18TB Seagate Ironwolf. This would give you a total raw storage of 72TB
28/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I use any drives with this NAS?
Yes, but we would recommend to use WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf. They consume less energy and generate less vibration and noise.
27/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I add a 2TB HDD and a 2nd one later with RAID1?
Yes, you can migrate from Basic single disk to RAID 1
26/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can I upgrade the RAM on this NAS?
Looking at the specs, this NAS should allow RAM upgrade. Ask SPAN.COM for free compatibility checks.
25/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Can this be used as a Plex server on its own?
Yes, this NAS should have an App available to install and run Plex independently.
24/09/2020 | Guest | GB Flag |
Is this enclosure suitable for a SSD - such as Samsung EVO SATA III SSD
Yes, it will work with Samsung, WD or Seagate SSD. In fact this will improve the internal speed and make apps run faster.
07/08/2019 | Tony | GB Flag |
Which NAS with HDMI, 2.0 if available, main use as blu ray / dvd storage, playing back .MKV files direct to new Samsung TV. Have a 415play, its out of storage and very slow.Budget upto 1K.
Hi, 

The following x72XT series QNAP NAS enclosures support 4K UHD playback @ 60GHz via HDMI 2.0a: 472XT, 672XT & 872XT

https://www.span.com/search/72xt

The new Silent NAS HS-453DX is also populated with a HDMI 2.0: 

https://www.span.com/search/hs-453dx


SPAN.COM tech team
16/01/2019 | David | NL Flag |
TS-453B-8G. Considering this to use for small office/home, for BU, file access also remote, photo and video/4k storage. Just one person. What is the speed on the quick access USB-C port, which I wish to use as NAD from Thunderbolt 3 MacBook Pro. Which cable should I use, is it included in the package, or where can I buy and do you have a 2 meter cable? Or am I better configuring with the USB 3.1 10 Gbps card in order to get faster throughput? Will start with 2@ 6TB later extend to RAID 5 with additional discs as required. Would appreciate your advise. Regards, David, david@ravensdownhouse.com Edinburgh
The Ts-453B has a standard USB 3.0 USB and a Type C (3.0). You are able to add a card (10gb/M.2 SSD/USB 3.1) If you already have TB3 Mac then I would suggest looking at the Thunderbolt NAS's https://www.span.com/category/Qnap-Thunderbolt-NAS~3008/interface22=4 

If you would like some assistance in choosing the right unit for your needs, please do not hesitate in contacting our Sales team who can put together a quote for you and talk through everything you need.

SPAN.COM tech team
15/09/2017 | Max | AU Flag |
Hello Team Span, I'm new to NAS... Would I be able to edit the video in real-time by directly attaching the use cable on the front panel..? Or is that port only for accessing & transferring the files... I'm a Mac user & use Adobe suite & Davinci Resolve. Thanks in advance!
Hi Max,


You can look at the 73 or 82 series Qnap's - but using them to work directly on video is not advisable - Yes, these unit allow you to access them directly through USB or Thunderbolt but this does not mean you will have the access speeds to keep up with real-time video editing. A NAS allows for ease of access to your DATA and allows you to manage it in one place. If you want speed the stay with a TB2/3 DAS and then back it up to the NAS.





SPAN.COM tech team
24/08/2017 | robchros@gmail.com | CA Flag |
Hello: I live in Canada and I am considering acquiring a Qnap ts 453 b nas and I have a few questions I hope you can answer: May I populate the nas with 8 or 10 tb hard drives? What cable should I order (model number and it’s cost) to connect my pc via the USB - 3.0 to the Nas front quick USB – C? What UPS would you recommend I purchase that best suits this Nas? Thanks, Rob
Hi Rob,

Yes you can use 8/10TB drives in this unit (we recommend the WD Reds), Type C cables are available, Please contact one of our sales team to discuss your setup and put together a quote for you


SPAN.COM tech team
27/06/2017 | Simon B | GB Flag |
Great review thank you. I have two questions: (1) I'm assuming SSD would give better overall performance loaded into the bays (as opposed to Seagate Ironwolf that I am seeing advertised elsewhere), could you confirm SSD's would be the right choice and if so, do you have a top three I could use please (primary use 4K media streaming and maybe docker)? (2) Is the two bay any different at all from the 4-bay except more bays?

Yes SSD would give you better all-round performance but as it stands SSD's are much more expensive the HDD's - as you plan to use this in a NAS environment the full speed of the SSD's maybe slower as you will be limited by the Network - if you want true speed then stick with DAS. If capacity is not too important then SSD will be a great choice 


The 253b and 453b are the same spec - just bays and memory are different

SPAN.COM tech team
09/05/2017 | Tim | GB Flag |
I am loving this direct attach functionality! And I can even add M.2 SSD for caching. But that is probably more for virtual machines.



SPAN.COM tech team
25/04/2017 | Fredrik | SE Flag |
Hello, i wonder why you have given the ts-453b mini a 9 in performance, but this one an 8? SInce both devices use the same cpu? Or is there somehting else who makes the mini faster? Sincerly yours Fredrik

That is a very valid point. The reason for this is two fold. First off that the mini series device was reviewed when the J Series CPU was new and unparralelled and scoring higher on CPU benchmark than the Braswell CPU in the A series and serverd more as a comparison score at the time. 2nd reason is  more directed towards and regarding the lower score on the 
TS-453B. Now the 453B is almost released, the Intel J chip has been installed in more NAS devices and alongwith it's strengths we have had more time to gauge it against other chips (like the Pentium featured in the DS916+ from Synology) and these recent comparisons have resulted in us giving it an 8. In actual fact our scoring system should be more decimal really, as we should have given the BMini a 8.8 and the 453B an 8.5. I will take this up with the website team and see if improvements are possible. Otherwise, Both of these NAS devices are fantastic devices with a slight edge in almost all other areas in terms of features and functionality to the TS-453B 
https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-453B-4G-4-Bay-RAID-0-1-5-6-4GB-RAM-~61410


 


Thank you for your question.

SPAN.COM tech team




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