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4GB RAM
Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
2yr Warranty
Description
Description

Qnap TS-253A-4G Desktop NAS 6TB 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM) (2 X 3TB WD Red)


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The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM) 6TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) CPU and with 4GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G is backed with Qnap’s 2yr limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 2 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 28TB via 14TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 6TB of storage capacity (includes 2x 3TB WD Red HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:JBOD:
  • Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) CPU
  • 4GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
  • Arrives with 2yr warranty for enclosure and 3yr warranty for hard drives

Virtual Machine. Another advantage of the Qnap Desktop NAS is a solid framework for utilizing Virtualisation and VMware. More than traditional storage, this gives you the ability to create multiple Virtual PC Desktop interfaces for shared users via their browsers and more.



Includes WD Red 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

Included with this Qnap NAS are WD hard disks. Network Attached Storage Class drives are the perfect choice for constant, 24h hours a day, 7 days a week, Read and Write operations.
WD NAS drives are the industry choice for NAS devices as they improve performance and capability within your TS-253A-4G NAS server unit.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G and 2 WD hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G and 2 WD hard drives provide you compact but highly efficient Network-Attached Storage solution. Giving you the ability to share and distribute your media throughout the home and accross the internet, create Apple Time Machine backups, conduct Surveillance tasks and still furnish you with a strong Synchronisation system running in the background.

opened Qnap Desktop NAS

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: WD30EFRX
  • Rotation: 5400RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 3TB
  • Cache: 64MB
  • Warranty: 3yr

Back of the Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G box (the connections)

back of Qnap Desktop NAS

  • LAN Network Port / Ethernet Port – Giving your Qnap storage device to both send, receive and manipulate files over the internet. However that is just the tip of the iceberg. Via the connection of devices such as IP camera, mobile apps and other system tools, you can use multi-purpose applications for homes, small business and enterprises uses.
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) – Access your Qnap NAS via a visual device, such as a HD TV or Monitor to giving you direct access to your Network Attached Storage device. Useful if your Network Connectivity has dropped and you require access to your files in the absence of a network/Internet connection.
  • USB 3.0 – The newer and faster evolution of Universal Serial Bus, USB 3.0, can transfer data at up to 5Gb per second. Now becoming commonplace, you can transfer data between devices such as external hard-drives and flash storage keys. In more advanced, larger devices you are able to connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the enclosure, however we highly recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on connectivity and compatibility

Free Qnap Desktop NAS SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1 set up on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Qnap 2-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Qnap box and WD drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. That's not all. We can install the latest Qnap firmware or even construct a custom build from the ground up! Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
Possible RAID options for your Qnap 2-bay box are explained below.
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Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G RAID options

  • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
  • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
  • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.

Choose your RAID here ->

Qnap Desktop NAS as a media server

Plex Server on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G gives you centralized home media playback system streaming its media to your Smart phone, tablet or TV over the internet or local network.

Plex on Qnap Desktop NAS provides free services:

  • Watch media while on the go
  • Share your content from your Qnap Desktop NAS with friends or family
  • Bookmark media for later viewing
  • Recommend an item to a friend

Plex is available for many connected devices including: Amazon Fire TV, Android "stick" devices, GoogleTV enabled HDTVs or devices, Roku and Samsung Smart TV.

Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Qnap Desktop NAS and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in TS-253A-4G price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

Qnap TS-253A-4G Desktop NAS RAM / Card upgrade options



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Specifications

General

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

TS-253A-4G Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 150x102x216mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 4GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 1700
Total Drives 2
RAID 0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1

TS-253A-4G Spec Connections

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LANLANExternal2
GraphicsHDMIExternal2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External4

Software

TS-253A-4G Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2.92kg
Weight (bare) 1.74kg
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Description

Qnap TS-253A-4G Desktop NAS 6TB 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM) (2 X 3TB WD Red)


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SPAN TV



NAS Filter



The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (4GB RAM) 6TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) CPU and with 4GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G is backed with Qnap’s 2yr limited warranty.

Out of the box this NAS can handle 2 x 3.5" hard drives / SSDs, giving it a maximum capacity of 28TB via 14TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 6TB of storage capacity (includes 2x 3TB WD Red HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:JBOD:
  • Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) CPU
  • 4GB Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
  • Arrives with 2yr warranty for enclosure and 3yr warranty for hard drives

Virtual Machine. Another advantage of the Qnap Desktop NAS is a solid framework for utilizing Virtualisation and VMware. More than traditional storage, this gives you the ability to create multiple Virtual PC Desktop interfaces for shared users via their browsers and more.



Includes WD Red 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s Hard Drives

Included with this Qnap NAS are WD hard disks. Network Attached Storage Class drives are the perfect choice for constant, 24h hours a day, 7 days a week, Read and Write operations.
WD NAS drives are the industry choice for NAS devices as they improve performance and capability within your TS-253A-4G NAS server unit.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G and 2 WD hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G and 2 WD hard drives provide you compact but highly efficient Network-Attached Storage solution. Giving you the ability to share and distribute your media throughout the home and accross the internet, create Apple Time Machine backups, conduct Surveillance tasks and still furnish you with a strong Synchronisation system running in the background.

opened Qnap Desktop NAS

Vital Statistics (per drive)

  • Model Number: WD30EFRX
  • Rotation: 5400RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 3TB
  • Cache: 64MB
  • Warranty: 3yr

Back of the Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G box (the connections)

back of Qnap Desktop NAS

  • LAN Network Port / Ethernet Port – Giving your Qnap storage device to both send, receive and manipulate files over the internet. However that is just the tip of the iceberg. Via the connection of devices such as IP camera, mobile apps and other system tools, you can use multi-purpose applications for homes, small business and enterprises uses.
  • HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) – Access your Qnap NAS via a visual device, such as a HD TV or Monitor to giving you direct access to your Network Attached Storage device. Useful if your Network Connectivity has dropped and you require access to your files in the absence of a network/Internet connection.
  • USB 3.0 – The newer and faster evolution of Universal Serial Bus, USB 3.0, can transfer data at up to 5Gb per second. Now becoming commonplace, you can transfer data between devices such as external hard-drives and flash storage keys. In more advanced, larger devices you are able to connect peripherals such as mice and keyboards to the enclosure, however we highly recommend contacting the manufacturers website here for more details on connectivity and compatibility

Free Qnap Desktop NAS SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1 set up on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G. We offer our completely free and highly recommended SpanStor build service for your Qnap 2-bay enclosure. We ensure that your Qnap box and WD drives are in perfect working order before we send it out, at no additional cost. That's not all. We can install the latest Qnap firmware or even construct a custom build from the ground up! Depending on the nature and complexity of the setup you request, this can take from a few minutes to a few hours, all done here at SPAN, thereby saving you time and money.
Possible RAID options for your Qnap 2-bay box are explained below.

Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G RAID options

  • JBOD- is a cost-effective network storage solution. If you have a lot of temporarily data to store, JBODs are an economical solution. Mind that the data is not critical or you have an effective backup scheme in place. JBOD is either a single or number of disks which are grouped together and presented to the Operating System as a single volume, called 'Spanning'. If you lose a single disk in the JBOD then you possibly will lose data, as the concept of a JBOD does not include not fault tolerance.
  • RAID 0 is ideal for non-critical storage of data that have to be read/written at a high speed, such as on a video editing station or an image retouching. RAID 0 offers great performance, both in read and write operations. All storage capacity is used, there is no overhead.
  • RAID 1 (mirrored drive) is ideal for critical storage, like accounting systems. It is also suitable for small servers in which only two data drives will be used (disc mirroring). It offers excellent read speed and a write-speed that is comparable to that of a single drive. In case a drive fails, data do not have to be rebuild, they just have to be copied to the replacement drive (mirroring hdd ). It can be used as back up mirror.

Choose your RAID here ->

Qnap Desktop NAS as a media server

Plex Server on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-4G gives you centralized home media playback system streaming its media to your Smart phone, tablet or TV over the internet or local network.

Plex on Qnap Desktop NAS provides free services:

  • Watch media while on the go
  • Share your content from your Qnap Desktop NAS with friends or family
  • Bookmark media for later viewing
  • Recommend an item to a friend

Plex is available for many connected devices including: Amazon Fire TV, Android "stick" devices, GoogleTV enabled HDTVs or devices, Roku and Samsung Smart TV.

Spanstor Build And Test
If you buy this Qnap Desktop NAS and hard drives we do free build and test for the unit and hard drives. So you can use this device straight out of the box. All free of charge in TS-253A-4G price.
Same Day and Next Day Delivery available in UK and fast WorldWide delivery for products in stock.
FREE Business Quotes available for products with specific requirements or quantities. Often cheaper than Amazon.

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Add two Gigabit Ethernet ports and a USB 3.0 pass-through port to your laptop through a single USB 3.0 port


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10 Times faster Network with 10GbE



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Specifications

General

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

TS-253A-4G Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 150x102x216mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 4GB
Guarantee 2yr
Processor Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
CPU Mark (cpubenchmark.net) 1700
Total Drives 2
RAID 0:1:JBOD:
RAID Levels Single Disk, JBOD, RAID 0, 1

TS-253A-4G Spec Connections

sub- connectionI/EQuantity
LANLANExternal2
GraphicsHDMIExternal2
SATASATA 7-pin Discrete with PowerInternal2
USB3USB3 type A (host)External4

Software

TS-253A-4G Speed

Speed/RPM 6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)

Physical

Colour Black
Weight (kg) 2.92kg
Weight (bare) 1.74kg
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11/04/2018 | | EU Flag |
I would love to be able to advise people to buy this - but QNAP have stopped making the TS-253A-4G !! It is a lovely little NAS. There seems to be an newer upgraded version so I hope people have as much fun with that one!
31/01/2018 | | GB Flag |
This is a lovely little NAS! I am used to large enterprise systems at work so I thought I would give SPAN a chance for a home box. This is perfect for our PLEX and general media needs. QNAP made a bunch of film buffs very happy!
29/01/2018 | Tam Alexa | NL Flag |
This was a perfect purchase for our home video needs. We rely on PLEX to navigate around our media and the TS253A supports it perfectly.
24/01/2018 | | FR Flag |
I find the 4G option good for coping with Plex and all of our home media needs. I had been considering the 8G option but having spoken with Worldspan they saved me money by suggesting the 4G option would be suitable and they were right. Good advice is always appreciated. Thank you.
20/12/2017 | | GB Flag |
This is flagship unit, does it all! It will be good choice for next 2 years.
25/10/2017 | Akiko Yakamoto | DE Flag |
What's the difference between this and the Synology 218 please? I'm looking for a 2 bay box and I cant tell the difference. Thanks.
12/07/2017 | Andrew H | NL Flag |
Presumably this works okay with Windows 10 as a client? Only it doesn't seem to be listed on the QNap website
Qnap will work with most platforms as it uses a browser to access the software. Window, MAC and Andriod will all be able to use the Qnap


SPAN.COM tech team
18/01/2017 | Kyle | US Flag |
I am looking to buy the Qnap TS-253A-4G for a surveillance and media center. I have looked for this on Amazon and yours is around $100 less expensive. This there anything different about these products that I am missing? I live in the US, is this still compatible with everything here? What is the shipping cost of this?
There should be no difference - if you would like a quote with delivery charges, please email our sales team with your details and they will set a quote up for you.


SPAN.COM tech team
02/01/2017 | Ronny | KW Flag |
hello , i want to buy NAS 2 bay .... just to confirm with you is the best QNAP TS-253A ?
The TS-253A is a very good all round unit. Depending on what you need it for this unit makes for a really good media device.
If you would like to contact the Sales team and they will assist you in choosing the right NAS for you.


SPAN.COM tech team
22/11/2016 | | GB Flag |
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11/08/2016 | | JP Flag |
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04/08/2016 | | IN Flag |
awesome deal, worth every penny and packed well

thank you for your kind comment!

SPAN.COM tech team
24/06/2016 | | GB Flag |
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07/05/2016 | | GB Flag |
Can only give this 4 stars as I can't get smooth video playback through direct HDMI connection to my Panasonic Viera ET60. The video is always slightly choppy, not unwatchable but not great. When my telly pulls video from the NAS thought it is silky smooth. The nas even stutters on Youtube videos. Basically anything coming to the TV through the QNAP's hdmi is choppy. Has anyone seen this before? Is it something that can be rectified?
Hi Richard,


This is unusual - What player are you using? Are you doing other tasks in the back ground as the NAS is playing? Normally the HDMI should be the smoothest and the highest quality.


I am assuming you are using the HDSation? Have you been on the Qnap Forums yet?




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03/05/2016 | | GB Flag |
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15/02/2016 | Guest | US Flag |
How do I figure out how much something is for US price
Hello,
thanks for enquiry. You will find flag icons on top right corner of the page. 
When clicked, different currency options will be provided. 
It is for guidance only. Cards will be charged GBP at the checkout.


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09/02/2016 | | GB Flag |
To clear some things up about transcoding. Both devices (j1900 or N3150) has the Intel Quicksync technology. Basically it means that it could use the GPU-core on-board of the CPU. Sadly enough the development-team of Plex is far behind on implementing that technology. The technology was introduced in 2011, for the record. Hundreds of users are complaining on a daily basis on the official Plex-forum about this, so far not a single response by Plex to satisfy their customers. Just a quick benchmark example.


Playing a high-bitrate 1080p movie:
1. - through DSvideo (Qnap's own software that supports Intel Quicksync) , CPU-usage is 9%. Means that you could run 8-9 1080p streams at the same time. And that doesn't fluctuate a lot. DSvideo works together with Media-library. You could built your own library with covers etc as well. Transcoding 4k won't be a issue either. You could run approx 2-3 4K streams at the same time.

2. - Playing the same file through Plex and their transcoding hits the CPU-usage completely. It is between the 40% and 80%. And does fluctuate a lot. Means that you could run only 1-Stream at the same time. Many people has built their own NAS with i7's onboard (FreeNAS OS) just to be able to run multiple streams on the PLEX-server. Which results is a lot of Power-Consumption for a 24/7 system. Which costs year shit-loads of money and it bad for the environment in general. Transcoding 4k through PLEX is not a option at all considering the results with a 1080p-highbitrate movie. If you want a ready-to-go NAS for running a PLEX-server. Then the advice would be to go for a NAS that has at-least a I3-processor on-board. Yet they are 1000-euro's + without drives.


3. There is a third-option that I am running currently on my Qnap-453A 8GB, which similar but better than Plex in handling transcoding. Emby!
- Emby does support Intel Quicksync. Less CPU-usage. Being able to run multiple 1080p or 4K streams at the same time. Fact.
- Emby does have a Android/IOS and TV-app. Fact.
- Emby does have a better community-support in my opinion.
- Emby does have a better and cleaner GUI in my opinion.

I do now want to advertise or bash a certain company. Both has their advantages and disadvantages. But for step-in-NAS-consumers either using Qnap's own Library and Playback system or Emby is a better option. The popularity of Emby is increasing day-by-day. Hopefully Plex and their development-team comes soon with a answer, implement this Intel-Quicksync feature as well.
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09/02/2016 | | GB Flag |
Could You make ts-251+ vs. ts-253a ???

Another video in the pipeline - and one that has been requested. I genuinely (and personally) look forward to doing this faceoff as both of these units are in my top 5 of 2015. I'll update you asap

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25/01/2016 | SRD | US Flag |
I would like to order this for using in US. would I be getting the power cord of US standards or UK standards or both? Can you please clarify. Thanks
Thank you for your enquiry. Please email lucas@span.com with your full address, we will make sure you will get the US power cable with it. Do you need any drives to go with the unit?


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16/01/2016 | clavio.andrew@gmail.com | US Flag |
Looking to get the ts 253a or ts 251+ I will have the unit attached to the tv by hdmi which one would be best to use it with plex home theatre/media server. i want it to also be future proof.
Morning Clavio,

The 253a is a very good unit for Plex plus this unit can handle dual OS. If you could reply with your full address and some contact details, I will be able to create a quote for you.

Do you know how much capacity you need? We offer a free build and test.

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09/01/2016 | patcarton@gmail.com | IE Flag |
hi there , i am going to buy a qnap for my home entertainment use ,after looking at ur videos qnap-ts-253a-4g seems to be the best pick , is the 453a-4g extact same apart from it has 4 bays ? also if i buy a wd 3tb harddrive to put into the machine ,will i need to put same size tb in the other slot so it can backup all thats on the first drive . i am thinking buying the 4 53 if it has all the same capabilities as the 253 . i just want to have the 4 k option because i hav 4k tv , 2 hd ports so i can connect direct to a tv and load all my media and then play anywhere in the house on another device, or if i am away in another place . thanks patrick i have about 4tb at this time so would that mean i need 2 4tb harddrives on a 2 bay
Hello, 

the 453a and 253a are pretty much the same, only difference is number of bays and then what is coming with it RAID support, 2 bay support RAID 0 and RAID 1, where 4 bay support RAID 0,1,5 and 6.

We highly recommend to use all drives the same within the unit and setup RAID, if you are thinking about 4 bay unit, best is to get it fully populated, however if you don't have a budget to purchase all 4x drives we recommend to get 2x drives, set it up as RAID 1 and once you purchase more drives you will be able to expand your RAID.

If you have 4TB of data at the moment that you will need at least 2x 4TB drives on 2 bay, but to have it future proof we will recommend to get 6TB drives.

If you wish to get a quote please get back to me with your address and I would be able to take it from there.


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02/12/2015 | | GB Flag |
Hello. What you recommend to me for video streaming 720p and 1080p resolution for PLEX or other similar APPS; the Synology DS216play or QNAP TS-253A. I'm reading about this two NAS product and they are top on the market for this use. I will appreciate your opinion SPANdotCOM

The DS216PLAY is a good NAS, but it is weak in terms of power and transcodes 4K, but struggles in most over ways. Whereas the QNAP TS-253A is a superior NAS in almost everyway, still transcodes 4K and 1080p, has dual HDMI ports supporting both 4K and 1080p, 2 GIGABIT LAN ports and even arrives with a dual Operating system option in QNAP NAS and Ubuntu.... AND it is a fraction easier on the wallet by being noticably cheaper! Click here to buy from SPAN.COM - https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-253A-4G-2-Bay-RAID-0-1-4GB-RAM-~52839 We ship worldwide and currently have a scheduled delivery of this item too! If you want one of the first units in the country,

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02/12/2015 | | GB Flag |
QNAP TS-253A Is it able to handle H265 HEVC files?

One of many that are in production for this Q3 in NAS. Others are the DS216PLAY from Synology, the TS-253A from QNAP and the Synology DS716+. We have videos on all three available on our channel to give you a better understanding of their strengths and weaknesses, as well as specs and purchasing details with SPAN.COM. The Synology DS716+ is here - https://www.span.com/product/Synology-2-Bay-DiskStation-NAS-DS716-SATA-HD-RAID-0-1~51145 The QNAP TS-253A-4G is here - https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-253A-4G-2-Bay-RAID-0-1-4GB-RAM-~52839 The Synology DS216PLAY is here - https://www.span.com/product/Synology-2-Bay-DiskStation-NAS-DS216play-SATA-HD-RAID-0-1~51092 I've had your attention this far, could you indulge me a little longer? Why not purchase your 4K NAS directly from us. We ship Worldwide and I think you'd be surprised how low we can go with shipping prices. It won't cost you anything to find out. Simply send your name and address (plus of course confirming the device you want) to robbie@span.com or even sales@span.com and they will get back to you within the hour with the best price and shipping (maybe even free) to you. Then at least you have the answer. Let's be honest, you have the guys like Amazon and Ebay to go for, but we are selling a solution, not just a box (I am aware how 'salesman' that sounded, but bear with me). We will tailor the box (RAID, Firmware and all) to your needs, provide after sales technical support and better warranty support than generic online shops. Bottom line, all it will cost you at this stage is an e-mail. If you want to know more about SPAN.com, learn about them here at https://www.span.com/about Last thing, if you are a gambler, 'like' our Facebook page where every month we give away more and more digital storage technology. just like the main page and cover all your bases! Toodle pip!

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02/12/2015 | | GB Flag |
Torn between the TS-251+ and TS-253A I have a large media library of various file formats and I'm looking to build a NAS plex media server. From your reviews of the latest Qnap home NAS boxes, they all seem to have the J1900 or N3150 CPUs. Which cpu is better for a plex sever. All the benchmarks put the J1900 ahead for processing power except for power consumption. I'm not bothered about 4K streaming as its going to be at least a couple of years before that becomes the norm in people's homes. Really useful videos. Keep up the good work!
Based on everything you just said, I would recommend the TS-251+ at the best NAS for your needs. By all accounts it has a superior CPU for 1080p and as good as 4K is/is going to be, you say you aren't in a big rush to jump ship! Here is a link to the plex NAS compatibility list (though it is community updated and a little behind the times in terms of release models.) https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1MfYoJkiwSqCXg8cm5-Ac4oOLPRtCkgUxU0jdj3tmMPc/edit Lastly, I've had your attention this far, could you indulge me a little longer? Why not purchase your QNAP Plex NAS directly from us. We ship Worldwide and I think you'd be surprised how low we can go with shipping prices. It won't cost you anything to find out. Simply send your name and address (plus of course confirming the device you want) to robbie@span.com or even sales@span.com and they will get back to you within the hour with the best price and shipping (maybe even free) to you. Then at least you have the answer. Let's be honest, you have the guys like Amazon and Ebay to go for, but we are selling a solution, not just a box (I am aware how 'salesman' that sounded, but bear with me). We will tailor the box (RAID, Firmware and all) to your needs, provide after sales technical support and better warranty support than generic online shops. Bottom line, all it will cost you at this stage is an e-mail. If you want to know more about SPAN.com, learn about them here at https://www.span.com/about Last thing, if you are a gambler, 'like' our Facebook page where every month we give away more and more digital storage technology.


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24/11/2015 | Enrique Peña | US Flag |
QNAP TS-253A Is it able to handle H265 HEVC files?
Good afternoon

We will be receiving units in the TS-X53A range shortly and will be conducting tests on file formats and compatibility for out YouTube Information channel. However in the meantime I can confirm that the CPU in this NAS (The Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core with bursts up to 2.08GHz) does indeed suppport H.265 HEVC. Please find more information below:

 

















































































































1.60 GHz Frequency
2.08 GHz Turbo (1 Core)
2.08 GHz Turbo (All Cores)
4 Cores
No Hyperthreading
No Overclocking ?
2 MB Cache
 
Intel HD Graphics GPU
0.32 GHz GPU frequency
0.64 GHz GPU (Turbo)
3 Max. displays
12 Execution units
Yes h.265 HEVC
 
Braswell Architecture
DDR3L-1600 Memory
2 Memory channels
No ECC
2.0 PCIe version
4 PCIe lanes
 
14nm Technology
FCBGA1170 Socket
6W TDP
 
Yes AES-NI
VT-x, VT-x EPT Virtualization




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24/11/2015 | | GB Flag |
Hello. What you recommend to me for video streaming 720p and 1080p resolution for PLEX or other similar APPS; the Synology DS216play or QNAP TS-253A. I'm reading about this two NAS product and they are top on the market for this use. I will appreciate your opinion SPANdotCOM
The DS216PLAY is a good NAS, but it is weak in terms of power and transcodes 4K, but struggles in most over ways. Whereas the QNAP TS-253A is a superior NAS in almost everyway, still transcodes 4K and 1080p, has dual HDMI ports supporting both 4K and 1080p, 2 GIGABIT LAN ports and even arrives with a dual Operating system option in QNAP NAS and Ubuntu.... AND it is a fraction easier on the wallet by being noticably cheaper! Click here to buy from SPAN.COM - https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-253A-4G-2-Bay-RAID-0-1-4GB-RAM-~52839 We ship worldwide and currently have a scheduled delivery of this item too! If you want one of the first units in the country, order now.


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23/11/2015 | Kris | GB Flag |
4K transcoding aside, how does the TS-253A stack up against the TS-251+? The 251+ seems to have a better processor (though I confess I'm no expert) less RAM, whereas vice-versa for TS253A. Would be good to see a comparison video on these models given they have been released in a relatively short time frame. (I can't even see the TS253A on Qnap's website!) Cheers

We most certainly have a video comparsion of the TS-251+ and the TS-253A in the works, and even sooner than that a TS-251 vs TS-251+ video in coming. However on the face of it, the main difference between the QNAP TS-251+ and the QNAP TS-253A are as follows:


The CPU Frequency is indeed higher on the 251+, but the 253A CPU utilises less power and has the provides Dual OS support, AES-NI encryption (the 251+ has AES 256bit encryption) and the 4K Transcoding you mentioned.


Additionally, the newer QNAP TS-253A has additional audio in/out options via multiple ports, Dual HDMI supporting 1080p and 4K.

This is all made available at a small increase in price of around £25-30 between the units.

I hope this helps. If you are considering purchasing the QNAP TS-253A, I would recommend early purchasing as we have some units arriving next friday with us and demand is already quite high. Thank you.




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23/11/2015 | | GB Flag |
Do you know if the remote acts like a proper touchpad mouse... or is it a clickety-click pseudo-mouse?
I'm afraid the IR Remote is a somewhat limited and is just like a regular remote controller that you find with a TV/DVD Player - you would require a Bluetooth or radio frequency Controller for that kind of precision control. You can get better IR Remotes though (not from synology), however we recommend that you check with QNAP in advance for compatibility.


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23/11/2015 | | GB Flag |
Does this support 4K Transcoding and 4K HDMI media support?
As replied to in your previous enquiry - It does support 4K NAS Media. Both modes can be used symultaneously and via 2 HDMI ports on the rear of the device. One of the 4K ports also supports 4K Media playback as well as the unit supporting 4K Transcoding. We recommend this NAS as the best NAS for those that require flexible and adaptable NAS solutions.


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23/11/2015 | werner a | US Flag |
I can't find these new A models on QNAP'S website.

Thank you for your enquiry.Based on the requirements you provided on, I would the QNAP TS-453 Pro (click to see the item on our site). Of the 3, it is by far the best choice for long term NAS needs and can easily accomodate 1080p support (upto an including transcoding. Please use the comparison provided below involving specs).


https://www.span.com/compare/46034-51145-46033

However, if 4K is important to your long-term NAS needs, I would recommend the 2-bay 
QNAP TS-253A and 4-bay device, the QNAP TS-453A. It has all the advantages of the PRO units with added dual OS support, Dual HDMI, 4K Transcoding and enhanced AES-NI encryption. We will be one of the first stores worldwide to stock this item and would recommend ordering now to ensure you recieve your unit from the first shipment to us. We provide low cost international shipping and (if purchased with hard drives) can build them into your NAS, upgrade all firmware, build your RAID and have it ready out of the box for you. 

Alternatively, add the item to your basket and purchase online and we will do the rest! Thanks for visiting SPAN.COM.





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23/11/2015 | werner a | US Flag |
I would like to see you do a comparison between this QNAP TS-253A and the SYNOLOGY DS716+. I have a feeling the edge goes to QNAP because of RAM among other things.
The comparison of the QNAP vs Synology will arrive shortly. When we have an answer for you on  the Synology DS716+ vs QNAP TS-253A, we will let you know first!

SPAN.COM tech team
23/11/2015 | werner a | US Flag |
I would like to see you do a comparison between this QNAP TS-253A and the SYNOLOGY DS716+. I have a feeling the edge goes to QNAP because of RAM among other things.
This comparison video will be soon released. 


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