Your First Thunderbolt 3 + 10GbE NAS
Featuring dual Thunderbolt™ 3 ports, coupled with M.2 SSD caching and 10GBASE-T connectivity, the TS-453BT3 provides an ideal environment for professional collaborative media editing and high-speed file sharing. The TS-453BT3 features a sleek new look with an OLED panel and two capacitive touch buttons. With powerful hardware capabilities and feature-rich productivity tools, the TS-453BT3 provides the best NAS solution for media studios or small creative workgroups looking to greatly simplify their workflows.
High-speed Thunderbolt 3 with SMB protocol, allowing Mac and Windows users to collaborate on media editing.
Dual M.2 SATA 6 Gb/s SSD allows for setting up caching or storage pool, improving file access efficiency.
10GbE connectivity accelerates virtualization applications and file sharing across devices.
Qtier™ auto-tiering technology and SSD caching enable 24/7 optimized storage efficiency
4K media playback and real-time transcoding; directly view creative works on an HDTV via HDMI output.
Qfiling automates file organization, greatly improving work efficiency.
Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5 GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz), 8GB RAM
Runs Faster with Thunderbolt™ 3 and 10GbE Connectivity
Powered by an Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5GHz processor (burst up to 2.3 GHz), with up to 8GB DDR3L RAM, dual Gigabit LAN ports, and SATA 6Gb/s drives, the TS-453BT3 delivers up to 683 MB/s read/write speeds and up to 683 MB/s with AES-NI encryption, delivering high performance while also maintaining the security of your data. The Thunderbolt 3 port runs up to 514 MB/s, allowing for quick file access. You can also connect USB Type-C devices through the Thunderbolt 3 ports to transfer large media files across devices, brining you a more efficient workflows.
Collaboration Station for Mac and Windows
TS-453BT3 is the perfect match for users with Thunderbolt 3 Mac and can also be used with Thunderbolt 2 Mac by using a suitable adapter. The increased bandwidth of Thunderbolt 3 enables smooth video editing and faster file sharing for photographers, video editors and graphic designers. Up to 2 Thunderbolt devices can be connected to the TS-453BT3 to process real-time photo and audio editing simultaneously without impacting system performance. As Final Cut Pro® X 10.3 supports file sharing via SMB, Windows users and other devices utilizing Thunderbolt™ 3, 10GbE or GbE connections can join the editing workflow more efficiently.
Note: Thunderbolt cables are sold separately. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 converters may not be compatible with certain Windows PC models.
Note: For professional collaborative video editing, it is recommended to use TVS-x82T series NAS.
Direct Access to 10GbE Network from Your Mac
The innovative Thunderbolt-to-Ethernet converter (T2E) allows your Mac® devices to access 10GbE networks via the TS-453BT3, providing flexible, convenient and highly-efficient data transfer without needing to buy extra adapters or converters.
Note: T2E transmission speed may be affected when using a virtual switch. QNAP aims to continue improving and optimizing T2E performance.
Greater Efficiency with SSD Caching and 10GbE Connectivity
The pre-installed dual-port M.2 SATA SSD/10GBASE-T expansion card* enables caching or Qtier auto-tiering technology to improve NAS performance without occupying disk bays of the NAS.
The 10GBASE-T port ensures that the TS-453BT3 meets 10GbE infrastructure requirements and can efficiently manage data transfers requiring high-bandwidth.
*The included QM2 expansion card is customized for use with the TS-453BT3 only. When used with other QNAP NAS, only the 10GBASE-T functionality will work.
Simple, Sleek and Trendy Look
The TS-453BT3 features a sliding cover design with tool-less 3.5-inch hard drive installation, making it easier for you to set up and maintain. The OLED front panel displays system information (including CPU temperatures, fan speed, and storage capacities of hard drives, volumes and LUN), allowing you to quickly view overall system status. Dust-proof capacitive touch buttons allow you to easily wake up the screen, change network IP settings and host password or even restart and shut down the system.
Complete Backup Solution for Peace of Mind
QNAP provides reliable and flexible backup and disaster recovery solutions to help businesses and organizations perform daily data backup tasks for computers, VM, and other devices in a highly-efficient way.
Windows® and Mac® backup
Use the free QNAP NetBak Replicator to backup/restore data on a Windows® computer. For Mac® devices, backup tasks can be performed with Time Machine® support.
Hybrid Backup Sync
With integrated data backup, restore and synchronization (using RTRR, rsync, FTP, CIFS/SMB protocols), Hybrid Backup Sync helps you easily backup or synchronize data on the TS-453BT3 to other QNAP NAS, remote servers or cloud storage.
Snapshots for volume/LUN
Snapshots help protect your data and block-level snapshots provide even faster backup and restoration, helping to mitigate the effects of malware or a ransomware attack. The TS-453BT3 supports up to 256 snapshots for both volume and LUN, and up to 1,024 snapshots per volume and LUN.
Backup for virtual machines
The TS-453BT3 provides high potential storage capacity. With its high performance and integrated virtualization applications, support for popular third-party virtualization solutions, snapshots to record complete system VM status, the TS-453BT3 provides an ideal solution for backing up VMs.
Processor: Intel® Celeron® J3455 quad-core 1.5 GHz, burst up to 2.3 GHz
Graphics: Intel® HD Graphics 500
Encryption Engine: AES-NI
8 GB RAM (2 x 4 GB DDR3L)
8 GB (2 x 4 GB)
2 x SODIMM DDR3L
4 x SATA 6 Gbps
3.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA hard disk drives
2.5-inch SATA solid state drives
M.2 SSD Slot
2 x M.2 2280 SATA 6 Gbp/s SSD
SSD Cache Acceleration Support
• Drive bays 1 to 4
• M.2 slots 1 to 2
• Optional: SSD using PCIe expansion slot
The following are not hot-swappable: M.2 SSDs, SSD cache drives, SSDs using PCIe expansion slots.
10 Gigabit Ethernet Port
1 x 10GBASE-T RJ-45
Gigabit Ethernet Port
2 x RJ45
1 x PCIe 2.0 x2
Note: Pre-installed with a QM2 expansion card that includes a 10GbE SFP+ port and two M.2 SSD slots).
2 x Thunderbolt 3
5 x USB 3.0 (Front: 1 x One Touch Copy; Back: 4)
2 x HDMI 1.4b (up to 3840 x 2160 resolution at 30 Hz)
• 2 x 3.5 mm dynamic microphone jacks
• 1 x 3.5 mm line-out jack
• 1 x speaker
Note: You cannot use the speakers and the line-out jack simultaneously.
Monochrome OLED display with capacitive sensing Enter and Select buttons
USB One Touch Copy
Front: USB 3.0 Type-A
QNAP RM-IR004 remote control (MCE compatible)
Dimensions (H x W x D)
168 x 170 x 226 mm
6.61 x 6.69 x 8.90 inch
2.51 kg (5.53 lbs)
Power Suply Unit
120W, 100-240V AC, 50/60Hz
System: 1 x 12 mm
Operating Temperature & Relative Humidity
0 to 40˚C (32 to 104˚F), 5 to 95% non-condensing, wet-bulb 27˚C (80.6˚F)
Kensington security slot
Note: Use only QNAP memory modules to maintain system performance and stability. For NAS devices with more than one memory slot, use QNAP modules with identical specifications. Warning: Using unsupported modules may degrade performance, cause errors, or prevent the operating system from starting.
* Sound Level Test Environment: Refer to ISO 7779; Maximum HDD loaded; Bystander Position; Average data from 1 meter in front of operating NAS.
Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice.
| Stock code || IBQ-453BT3-8G|
| Brand || Qnap|
| Series || Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3|
| Model || TS-453BT3-8G|
| Type || 4-Bay RAID (8GB RAM) + 10GbE + Thunderbolt 3|
| UPC || 885022014217|
| ROHS || Y|
| Date added || 30/05/2017|
TS-453BT3-8G Spec Information
| Form Factor / Drive Height || 168 x 170 x 226 mm|
| Platter size || 3.5"|
| Platter (alternate) || 2.5"|
| 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|
| Total Drives (alternate) || 4|
| RAID || 0:1:5:6:JBOD:|
| RAID Levels || Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10|
TS-453BT3-8G Spec Connections
|SATA||SATA 7-pin Discrete with Power||Internal||4|
|PCIe||PCIe v2 x2||Internal||1|
|Thunderbolt3||Thunderbolt type C||External||2|
|USB3||USB3 type A (host)||External||5|
| Speed/RPM || 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)|
| Weight (kg) || 4kg|
| Weight (bare) || 2.51kg|
| External Length (mm) || 305cm|
| External Width (mm) || 250cm|
| External Height (mm) || 320cm|
| Colour || Black|
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Qnap Desktop NAS 10GbE+TB3 TS 453BT3 8G reviews
What is the maximum storage TS-453BT3-8G NAS can handle?
26/09/2020 | Guest
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
Can I use any drives with this NAS?
25/09/2020 | Guest
Yes, but we would recommend to use WD Red or Seagate Ironwolf. They consume less energy and generate less vibration and noise.
Can I add a 2TB HDD and a 2nd one later with RAID1?
24/09/2020 | Guest
Yes, you can migrate from Basic single disk to RAID 1
Can I upgrade the RAM on this NAS?
23/09/2020 | Guest
Looking at the specs, this NAS should allow RAM upgrade. Ask SPAN.COM for free compatibility checks.
Can this be used as a Plex server on its own?
22/09/2020 | Guest
Yes, this NAS should have an App available to install and run Plex independently.
Is this enclosure suitable for a SSD - such as Samsung EVO SATA III SSD
21/09/2020 | Guest
Yes, it will work with Samsung, WD or Seagate SSD. In fact this will improve the internal speed and make apps run faster.
Why is the maximum transfer speed of the TS-453BT3 specified relatively low? Even If I use all SSDs.
10/11/2017 | Anthony
If you need more speed - need to choose something with more drives.
Either 10gb solution from Synology ds1817 or bigger TB3 models from Qnap like x82T or x82T3 series.
It also depends on files you are copying - some dense ISO files will copy faster than 500MB/s. Smaller files do some background checks and slow the process down
NVME cache SSD would help to improve some internal operations and similar file transfers
Some 10GB / 20GB/ 40GB options would be faster than this model thunderbolt and would be future proofing like ds1817 (with ds1817 you can get 2000MB/s). If you use MAC- 10GB adapter would be pricey but for PC its jus 100GBP.
There is no desktop NAS+DAS which would offer you more than 1000MB/s (TVS-1282T3 would reach write speed around 1291MB/s)
Solutions faster than that - need rackmount with 24 drives or similar. TVS-
1582TU is an option (1200MB/s)
Netstor NA333TB3 (1569 write read 2277MB/s)
Hello I try to send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org but it said it doesnt exists or somethings wrong with the mail. hello I want to buy a NAS but I dont really know if its worth to buy the TS-453bt3 or the ts-453b. We are a big family so in the worst case 25 people are going to be connected at the same time to the NAS watching photos or movies or just saving things. In the future Im going to buy some security cams and using it with the NAS. another question about the price of the ts-453bt3 do you have an approximate? When the ts-453bt3 is available are you going to lower the price of the ts-453b?
03/11/2017 | Chozorum
Hi There, our main email address is email@example.com
SPAN.COM tech team
its worth buying the ts-453bt3 or the ts-453b
01/11/2017 | Chozorum
If you have need for the 10gb and TB3 connection the yes. If you would like to talk to us about your setup please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SPAN.COM tech team
Would you like to tell us about a lower price for TS-453BT3-8G?Link to a TS-453BT3-8G review page Excellent Services9
05/06/2017 | Hishmat Atytalla
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