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TS-253A

QTS-Ubuntu Combo NAS: a well-rounded private cloud solution centralizing storage and IoT applications
In response to the coming era of Internet of Things (IoT), the TS-253A innovatively supports the open-source operating system Ubuntu® as a gateway for IoT solutions to other smart devices. The TS-253A allows users to directly utilize various feature-rich Ubuntu apps, enjoying a private cloud combining storage and IoT applications, and professional developers can develop and run IoT applications directly on the TS-253A. The secure, reliable TS-253A is packed with business-critical features such as Volume/LUN Snapshot – allowing files/folders to revert to a previous state in case of any corruption or file-loss. The TS-253A is powered by the latest quad-core Intel® Celeron® processor which allows users to enjoy 4K (H.264) video playback and 1080p/4K video real-time transcoding directly from the TS-253A to an HD/4K display.
Supports Ubuntu® OS with direct output via HDMI Dual HDMI output for switching between mirrored and extended desktop options AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for efficient cryptographic performance up to 224 MB/s Supports 4K hardware decoding and transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch 2.1 NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for virtualization Supports VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features A hybrid approach to virtualization in one NAS: Virtualization Station & Container Station Build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output with the new OceanKTV app QTS-Ubuntu dual system, geared for the IoT era
The TS-253A’s QTS-Ubuntu dual system is based upon QNAP’s advanced virtualization technologies. The revolutionary architecture of the TS-253A enables users not only to download rich apps from QTS App Center but also to develop or utilize IoT packages for Ubuntu®* and display them using HDMI output. The built-in Ubuntu Software Center provides over 1,000 software packages for developers to choose from. With the TS-253A, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TS-253A, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TS-253A, and use Ubuntu Station as if you were using a PC. You can also operate Ubuntu Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management**.
* Ubuntu Station will be available from QTS 4.2.1. To use Ubuntu Station, you must install the Ubuntu Station App from the App Center
** The remote desktop function does not support remote audio output

Intel® Celeron® N3150 quad-core CPU fulfills multi-tasking efficiency
Powered by the latest 14 nm Intel® Celeron® N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual-channel 4/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), 2 Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-253A delivers up to 224 MB/s read speed and runs tasks smoothly and quickly. The TS-253A can automatically increase the processor's clock speed from 1.6GHz to 2.08GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-253A features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 224 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-253A.

Dual HDMI outputs - Switch between HD Station and Ubuntu desktop
The TS-253A comes with dual HDMI outputs for using two monitors in either a “mirrored” or “extended” desktop configuration. While mirroring displays the same content on both displays, extended desktop mode allows users to display applications over two displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity.
When displaying content using HDMI outputs, you can use the TS-253A as an amazing multimedia player by using HD Station to enjoy rich apps including Kodi™, HD Player, Plex Home Theater, YouTube™, Spotify®, JRiver, Google Chrome™, Mozilla Firefox®, and more. Alternatively, you can choose to output the Ubuntu desktop to use the TS-253A as a PC.
Note: Ubuntu Station will be available from QTS 4.2.1

Enjoy the best audiovisual experience on TV including a free remote control
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi™ media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-253A to a HDTV or an A/V receiver to enjoy your rich multimedia content and 4K( H.264) videos with the best audiovisual experience. The splendid user interface of Kodi™, 7.1 channel audio passthrough*, and the TS-253A’s powerful real-time transcoding capability facilitate smooth and enhanced playback of 4K videos **. You can even watch YouTube™ videos, surf the web and manage the TS-253A using a web browser with multilingual keyboard input. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data.
The TS-253A includes a QNAP remote control for you to conveniently control HD Station through its built-in IR receiver. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app.
*A receiver with HDMI support is required for decoding multi-channel surround sound.
** The quality of video and music delivery can vary according to hardware and network environments.

Superior real-time and offline 4K video transcoding*
Featuring advanced 8th-generation Intel® HD Graphics, the TS-253A supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TS-253A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.

QTS 4.2 – Simple, convenient and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you, and incorporates more advanced features including volume/LUN snapshot, remote connection to public cloud services in File Station, multi-zone multimedia system, and more.

Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-253A offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-253A also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Google Cloud Storage™, and more.

Restore files with Snapshot
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily backup and restore data on the TS-253A back to any point of time in case you lose any important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN and maximum 1024 snapshots per NAS), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots via Snapshot Replica to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.

Qsirch - a smarter, faster way to search
The TS-253A supports Qsirch, a proprietary near real-time search tool for quick file searching. In addition to thumbnail previews, Qsirch now allows you to find and preview Gmail emails that are backed up on the TS-253A. Qsirch even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks. The revamped Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search.
*Qsirch 2.1 will be available from QTS 4.2.1

Datastore for virtualized environments
The TS-253A is also an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage that supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TS-253A supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.

Born for server virtualization
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TS-253A, and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VM. Virtualization Station uses SDN (Software-defined Networks) and allows the TS-253A and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-253A without any complex procedures.
The TS-253A also features the game-changing container technology for server virtualization. QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-253A as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. Container Station also supports the Online Document app*, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files.
* Available by end of 2015

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-253A supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-253A and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD® and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-253A supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine® is also supported to provide Mac® OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-253A. The front-panel USB 3.0 port of the TS-253A features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-253A with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-253A to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-253A provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-253A supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.

Secure access with VPN & Proxy Server
The TS-253A can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-253A can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. VPN Client also allows your NAS to connect to multiple servers at the same time*. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; moreover, via VPN Client on your NAS, you can connect to VPN servers in the United States for accessing regionally-restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu in HD Station. The TS-253A provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission. The TS-253A also supports setting up a proxy server. The Proxy Server Package can configure the cache size, supported transmission protocols, record web pages you browsed and set up a powerful content control system that limits the use of the Internet. Other features include a work log that remembers users’ habits and preferences and SquidClamav anti-virus for proxy servers to ensure connection safety.

File synchronization across multiple devices and clouds
Qsync utility turns your TS-253A into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-253A will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync now provides more new features— it allows you to synchronize shared folders and create group-shared folders exclusive for your project team; it provides centralized management configuration, helping saving IT administers’ time; it also supports centralized configuration and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive™ and Dropbox® cloud storage.

Enjoy your exclusive karaoke system with OceanKTV
QNAP OceanKTV is the first NAS-based karaoke application on the market allowing you to create a quality karaoke experience at home. The TS-253A offers high-capacity storage for accommodating up to thousands of 1080p karaoke songs . Simply attach your big-screen TV to the TS-253A via HDMI and start singing with OceanKTV. Four UI themes are provided to create the best atmosphere, and with the OceanKTV mobile app you can control the entire experience on your phone or tablet. More than a NAS, the TS-253A is a karaoke machine for singing entertainment. Enjoy alone or with your friends!
Note: OceanKTV will soon be available in QTS 4.2.1.

High-quality audio effect with dual microphones outputs and Line Out function
The TS-253A has two 6.3mm dynamic microphone jacks for connecting up to two dynamic microphones. Compared with the average reception quality of USB microphones, the TS-253A offers a clearer reception quality as it is equipped with a 20-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). On top of that, the TS-253A has a 24-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) that can send audio signals via the Line Out jack to your amplifier and deliver clearer stereo sound. By offering excellent audio output/input functionalities together with various apps, the TS-253A brings you a fantastic audiovisual experience.

Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-253A. The TS-253A includes 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps, allowing you to directly update applications once newer versions are released.

Easily expand storage capacity
The TS-253A supports online capacity expansion for archiving rapidly-growing data by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-253A an ideal file center with large storage capacity for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)**, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-253A, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.

Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-253A supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
FTP Server
Web Server
RADIUS
Server
The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
VPN Server
Printer Server
Surveillance Station

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Ordering P/N TS-253A-4G | TS-253A-8G CPU 14 nm Intel® Celeron® N3150 1.6GHz quad-core processor (burst up to 2.08GHz) Floating Point Unit ✔ Hardware Encryption ✔ (AES-NI) GPU 8th generation Intel HD Graphics System memory TS-253A-4G: 4GB (2 x 2GB)
TS-253A-8G: 8GB (2 x 4GB) Memory Expandable Up To 8 GB Total Memory Slots 2, SODIMM DDR3L-1600
(*For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.) Flash Memory 512MB Maximum Number of Hard Drive 2 Hard Disk Drive Hot-swappable 3.5" or 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port USB 4 x USB 3.0 port (Front:1, Rear:3)
Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc. Video Output 2 x HDMI, up to 4K 2160P Ultra HD support Audio Input 2 x 6.3mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only) Audio Output Line Out Jack (for amplifier or headphone amplifier) LED Indicators Status, USB, HDD 1-2 LCD Panel Mono-LCD display with backlight Buttons System: Power button, USB one-touch-backup button, Reset button IR Receiver ✔, Support QNAP RM-IR002 Remote Control and RM-IR003 Remote Control Other Interface Kensington security slot, console port (system maintenance) Alarm Buzzer System warning Form Factor Tower Dimensions 150(H) x 102(W) x 216(D) mm
5.91(H) x 4.02(W) x 8.5(D) inch Weight Net: 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs)
Gross: 2.92 kg (6.44 lbs) Power Consumption (W) Syetem sleep mode: 1.18W
HDD standby: 8.38W
In operation: 14.43W Temperature 0-40˚C Relative Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C Power Supply ATX 240W, 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 5A Fan 7cm quiet cooling fan (12V DC)
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Stock code IBQ-253A-8G
Brand Qnap
Series Desktop NAS
Model TS-253A-8G
Type 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM)
UPC 885022009916
ROHS Y
Date added 17/11/2015

TS-253A-8G Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 150x102x216mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 8GB
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-8G Spec Connections

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

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


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6Gb/s to Gigabit Ethernet (1,000 Mbit/s)
8GB RAM
Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz)
2yr Warranty

free camera License
4x Free Camera Licenses

Enjoy Surround Sound with QNAP (DTS and Dolby codecs) dts surround dolby surround
You can use HDMI port to connect your NAS to surround sound supporting amplifier. Alternatively you can connect external sound card with 5.1 channel or 7.1 channel compatibility. Find a list of sound cards here.

TS-253A

QTS-Ubuntu Combo NAS: a well-rounded private cloud solution centralizing storage and IoT applications
In response to the coming era of Internet of Things (IoT), the TS-253A innovatively supports the open-source operating system Ubuntu® as a gateway for IoT solutions to other smart devices. The TS-253A allows users to directly utilize various feature-rich Ubuntu apps, enjoying a private cloud combining storage and IoT applications, and professional developers can develop and run IoT applications directly on the TS-253A. The secure, reliable TS-253A is packed with business-critical features such as Volume/LUN Snapshot – allowing files/folders to revert to a previous state in case of any corruption or file-loss. The TS-253A is powered by the latest quad-core Intel® Celeron® processor which allows users to enjoy 4K (H.264) video playback and 1080p/4K video real-time transcoding directly from the TS-253A to an HD/4K display.
  • Supports Ubuntu® OS with direct output via HDMI
  • Dual HDMI output for switching between mirrored and extended desktop options
  • AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption for efficient cryptographic performance up to 224 MB/s
  • Supports 4K hardware decoding and transcodes 4K H.264 videos on-the-fly or offline
  • Quickly find files using a real-time, natural search with Qsirch 2.1
  • NAS and iSCSI-SAN unified storage solution for virtualization
  • Supports VMware®, Citrix®, Microsoft® Hyper-V and advanced virtualization features
  • A hybrid approach to virtualization in one NAS: Virtualization Station & Container Station
  • Build a personal karaoke system with high-quality audio output with the new OceanKTV app
QTS-Ubuntu dual system, geared for the IoT era
The TS-253A’s QTS-Ubuntu dual system is based upon QNAP’s advanced virtualization technologies. The revolutionary architecture of the TS-253A enables users not only to download rich apps from QTS App Center but also to develop or utilize IoT packages for Ubuntu®* and display them using HDMI output. The built-in Ubuntu Software Center provides over 1,000 software packages for developers to choose from. With the TS-253A, you can develop and install various IoT packages on demand and centrally store the data on the TS-253A, benefiting from a secure private storage and development solution. Simply plug in a keyboard, mouse and HDMI monitor to the TS-253A, and use Ubuntu Station as if you were using a PC. You can also operate Ubuntu Station as a remote desktop via web browser for instant management**.
* Ubuntu Station will be available from QTS 4.2.1. To use Ubuntu Station, you must install the Ubuntu Station App from the App Center
** The remote desktop function does not support remote audio output

Intel® Celeron® N3150 quad-core CPU fulfills multi-tasking efficiency
Powered by the latest 14 nm Intel® Celeron® N3150 quad-core 1.6GHz processor, dual-channel 4/8GB DDR3L-1600 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), 2 Gigabit LAN ports and SATA 6Gb/s, the TS-253A delivers up to 224 MB/s read speed and runs tasks smoothly and quickly. The TS-253A can automatically increase the processor's clock speed from 1.6GHz to 2.08GHz when performing CPU-intensive tasks. The TS-253A features Intel® AES-NI hardware-accelerated encryption engine to drive transfer speeds of up to 224 MB/s with AES 256-bit encryption for both full NAS volume and shared folders, boosting system performance & security while ensuring the safety of sensitive business data stored in the TS-253A.

Dual HDMI outputs - Switch between HD Station and Ubuntu desktop
The TS-253A comes with dual HDMI outputs for using two monitors in either a “mirrored” or “extended” desktop configuration. While mirroring displays the same content on both displays, extended desktop mode allows users to display applications over two displays for improved multitasking convenience and productivity.
When displaying content using HDMI outputs, you can use the TS-253A as an amazing multimedia player by using HD Station to enjoy rich apps including Kodi™, HD Player, Plex Home Theater, YouTube™, Spotify®, JRiver, Google Chrome™, Mozilla Firefox®, and more. Alternatively, you can choose to output the Ubuntu desktop to use the TS-253A as a PC.
Note: Ubuntu Station will be available from QTS 4.2.1

Enjoy the best audiovisual experience on TV including a free remote control
QNAP HD Station integrates the powerful Kodi™ media player and web browser. With HDMI connectivity, you can connect the TS-253A to a HDTV or an A/V receiver to enjoy your rich multimedia content and 4K( H.264) videos with the best audiovisual experience. The splendid user interface of Kodi™, 7.1 channel audio passthrough*, and the TS-253A’s powerful real-time transcoding capability facilitate smooth and enhanced playback of 4K videos **. You can even watch YouTube™ videos, surf the web and manage the TS-253A using a web browser with multilingual keyboard input. HD Station supports multi-tasking and user authentication so only authorized users can access the stored data.
The TS-253A includes a QNAP remote control for you to conveniently control HD Station through its built-in IR receiver. You can also turn your mobile devices into remote controls by installing the Qremote app.
*A receiver with HDMI support is required for decoding multi-channel surround sound.
** The quality of video and music delivery can vary according to hardware and network environments.

Superior real-time and offline 4K video transcoding*
Featuring advanced 8th-generation Intel® HD Graphics, the TS-253A supports 4K (H.264) hardware decoding and delivers superior real-time 4K (H.264) and 1080p video transcoding to convert videos to universal formats that can be smoothly played on PCs, mobile devices and Smart TVs. With offline transcoding, even when you can only connect using a low-speed Internet connection, you can still enjoy smooth video playback via File Station, Video Station, and the Qfile mobile app by selecting a pre-rendered lower resolution video. The TS-253A also allows you to set a dedicated folder for automatic video transcoding.

QTS 4.2 – Simple, convenient and efficient
Thanks to the intuitive user interface of QTS, your NAS experience is smarter, smoother and spectacular. Its modern flat design streamlines loading times, and the intelligent desktop allows you to find desired functions quickly, create desktop shortcuts or group shortcuts, monitor important system information on a real-time basis, and open multiple application windows to run multiple tasks concurrently, bringing greater working efficiency. QTS breaks the barriers of devices, platforms and geography to bring optimized cloud experiences to you, and incorporates more advanced features including volume/LUN snapshot, remote connection to public cloud services in File Station, multi-zone multimedia system, and more.

Disaster recovery solutions brings peace of mind
The TS-253A offers various data recovery options. RTRR (Real-Time Remote Replication) supports real time or scheduled data backup to a remote QNAP NAS or FTP server and synchronizes files to a remote folder from a local folder with better backup efficiency. You can enjoy backup versioning to preserve a certain amount of versions, with options of simple versioning to schedule how many versions should be retained and for how long, or smart versioning with a rotation scheme that automatically replaces earlier backup versions. The TS-253A also supports the rsync protocol to back up data to another remote server on a scheduled basis. Data can also be backed up to and restored from a range of cloud storage services, including Amazon® S3, Amazon® Glacier, Microsoft® Azure, ElephantDrive®, Dropbox®, Google Drive™, Google Cloud Storage™, and more.

Restore files with Snapshot
QTS Storage Manager adds an easy-to-use web-based snapshot tool for you to easily backup and restore data on the TS-253A back to any point of time in case you lose any important data. You can take snapshots for both volumes and LUN (up to 256 snapshots per volume or LUN and maximum 1024 snapshots per NAS), efficiently replicate volume/LUN snapshots via Snapshot Replica to remote servers by copying only the changes made, and quickly clone a volume /LUN snapshot as a local volume without interrupting the current system operation. You can even set up the system to automatically take a snapshot of the volume before backup via RTRR/rsync, even when the file is opened.

Qsirch - a smarter, faster way to search
The TS-253A supports Qsirch, a proprietary near real-time search tool for quick file searching. In addition to thumbnail previews, Qsirch now allows you to find and preview Gmail emails that are backed up on the TS-253A. Qsirch even remembers your search history allowing you to quickly navigate to files you've previously searched for. Qsirch is a huge productivity boost that greatly reduces the time spent looking for files on the NAS, allowing you to focus on other tasks. The revamped Qsirch 2.1 adds a Google Chrome Extension that allows you to search for files on your NAS when you use Google Search.
*Qsirch 2.1 will be available from QTS 4.2.1

Datastore for virtualized environments
The TS-253A is also an iSCSI/ IP-SAN storage that supports VMware® and Citrix®, and is compatible with Microsoft® Hyper-V® and Windows Server 2012, benefiting flexible deployment and management in virtualization environments. The TS-253A supports VMware VAAI and Microsoft ODX to increase performance by offloading server loading for ESXi server and Hyper-V respectively, and supports QNAP vSphere Client plug-in and QNAP SMI-S provider with enhanced operational efficiency and management in virtualization applications.

Born for server virtualization
Virtualization Station allows you to host virtual machines (VM) on the TS-253A, and access them via a web browser or VNC. Virtualization Station supports multiple operating systems, fast VM creation, VM backup & restoration, VM import/export, snapshot, and Device Management for centrally managing VM. Virtualization Station uses SDN (Software-defined Networks) and allows the TS-253A and VMs to share the same LAN port. No longer constrained by physical network performance, high-speed Virtual Switches greatly increases data transfer between VMs as well as between VMs and NAS through the internal interface. You can also download VMs on demand from online VM markets and import them to the TS-253A without any complex procedures.
The TS-253A also features the game-changing container technology for server virtualization. QNAP Container Station exclusively integrates LXC and Docker® lightweight virtualization technologies, allowing you to operate multiple isolated Linux® systems on the TS-253A as well as download apps from the built-in Docker Hub Registry®. Container Station also supports the Online Document app*, which allows you to directly view, edit and store files of various types anytime on your NAS, including Office documents, images and text files.
* Available by end of 2015

Cross-platform file sharing, centralized data storage
The TS-253A supports SMB/CIFS, NFS, and AFP protocols for file sharing across Windows®, Mac®, Linux®/UNIX® networks. Data, logs and ISO images of CDs and DVDs can be centrally stored on the TS-253A and protected by an integrated antivirus solution. The Windows AD® and LDAP services enable system administrators to configure user permissions by using an existing Windows AD server, LDAP server or built-in LDAP service. The TS-253A supports SAMBA v4 and can act as a Windows domain controller to manage privilege settings.

Well-rounded backup solutions to secure data
QNAP NetBak Replicator supports real-time and scheduled data backup on Windows including Outlook email archiving. Apple Time Machine® is also supported to provide Mac® OS X users with a solution to effortlessly back up data to the TS-253A. The front-panel USB 3.0 port of the TS-253A features a one-touch-copy function for you to instantly back up data from external drives to the TS-253A with just one click, or alternatively to back up data from the TS-253A to external drives. A wide range of third-party backup software such as Acronis® True Image and Symantec® Backup Exec are also supported.

Comprehensive security options
In open network environments, business data may be exposed in a potential hack. The TS-253A provides numerous security options, such as encrypted access, IP blocking, and more. IT administrators can also control the access rights of each user to different folders, preventing unauthorized access to important files. The TS-253A supports AES 256-bit encryption, preventing sensitive business data from unauthorized access and breach even if the hard drives or the entire system were stolen.

Secure access with VPN & Proxy Server
The TS-253A can be used as a VPN server with L2TP/IPsec, OpenVPN, and PPTP support, allowing you to securely access data shared within the private local network. The TS-253A can also be used as a VPN Client to connect to other VPN servers or virtual private network through for PPTP and OpenVPN for secure data transmission. VPN Client also allows your NAS to connect to multiple servers at the same time*. You can connect your devices to your NAS and the VPN server at home to access data on the LAN; moreover, via VPN Client on your NAS, you can connect to VPN servers in the United States for accessing regionally-restricted services such as Netflix and Hulu in HD Station. The TS-253A provides you with various VPN options and helps secure your data transmission. The TS-253A also supports setting up a proxy server. The Proxy Server Package can configure the cache size, supported transmission protocols, record web pages you browsed and set up a powerful content control system that limits the use of the Internet. Other features include a work log that remembers users’ habits and preferences and SquidClamav anti-virus for proxy servers to ensure connection safety.

File synchronization across multiple devices and clouds
Qsync utility turns your TS-253A into a safe, large-capacity data center for file synchronization. Any file uploaded to the TS-253A will be made available for all linked devices, such as computers, laptops or mobile devices. Qsync is especially useful for frequent travelers to manage files and always have the most up-to-date files on different devices. Qsync now provides more new features— it allows you to synchronize shared folders and create group-shared folders exclusive for your project team; it provides centralized management configuration, helping saving IT administers’ time; it also supports centralized configuration and allows you to remotely erase the Qsync folder on a lost device to avoid data breaches, and even restore it after you have retrieved the device. You can also install the Cloud Drive Sync app from QTS App Center to easily sync files with Google Drive™ and Dropbox® cloud storage.

Enjoy your exclusive karaoke system with OceanKTV
QNAP OceanKTV is the first NAS-based karaoke application on the market allowing you to create a quality karaoke experience at home. The TS-253A offers high-capacity storage for accommodating up to thousands of 1080p karaoke songs . Simply attach your big-screen TV to the TS-253A via HDMI and start singing with OceanKTV. Four UI themes are provided to create the best atmosphere, and with the OceanKTV mobile app you can control the entire experience on your phone or tablet. More than a NAS, the TS-253A is a karaoke machine for singing entertainment. Enjoy alone or with your friends!
Note: OceanKTV will soon be available in QTS 4.2.1.

High-quality audio effect with dual microphones outputs and Line Out function
The TS-253A has two 6.3mm dynamic microphone jacks for connecting up to two dynamic microphones. Compared with the average reception quality of USB microphones, the TS-253A offers a clearer reception quality as it is equipped with a 20-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). On top of that, the TS-253A has a 24-bit digital to analog converter (DAC) that can send audio signals via the Line Out jack to your amplifier and deliver clearer stereo sound. By offering excellent audio output/input functionalities together with various apps, the TS-253A brings you a fantastic audiovisual experience.

Comprehensive surveillance solution providing 24/7 security
Surveillance Station is a professional network surveillance Video Management System (VMS) that offers a user-friendly management interface, over 3,000 compatible IP camera models, and expandable IP camera channel licenses. It supports real-time monitoring, video & audio recording and playback with a wide range of customizable settings. You can also install the Vmobile app on your iOS® or Android™ devices to manage monitored channels anytime and anywhere to safeguard your office environment, or install the Vcam mobile app to turn your device into a network camera to instantly record to your TS-253A. The TS-253A includes 4 free IP camera channels and you can expand up to 40 channels by purchasing additional licenses.

Install-on-demand apps to extend NAS functionality
The built-in App Center provides various install-on-demand apps developed by QNAP and third-party developers, including tools for backup/sync, business, content management, communications, download, entertainment, and much more. It is also a centralized location for managing & updating installed apps, allowing you to directly update applications once newer versions are released.

Easily expand storage capacity
The TS-253A supports online capacity expansion for archiving rapidly-growing data by connecting a QNAP expansion enclosure. With the QNAP scale-up solution, the raw storage capacity can be expanded on demand*, making the TS-253A an ideal file center with large storage capacity for storage-intensive business applications such as video surveillance, data archiving, TV broadcast storage, and more.
With the support of QJBOD Express (JBOD enclosures roaming)**, you can just connect a large capacity QNAP expansion enclosure to the TS-253A, and migrate data to another NAS through the JBOD enclosure without network connectivity.

Additional SMB-ready features
The TS-253A supports various business applications as an all-in-one Turbo NAS with cost-efficiency.
FTP Server
Web Server
RADIUS
Server
The Turbo NAS supports Web server which allows numerous websites built on the same server conveniently. Administrators can manage up to 32 websites on the single one Turbo NAS with reduced IT cost.
The Turbo NAS supports Surveillance Station to connect and manage multiple IP cameras remotely, including real-time monitoring, video recording, playback, and event notifications.
VPN Server
Printer Server
Surveillance Station

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Ordering P/N TS-253A-4G | TS-253A-8G
CPU 14 nm Intel® Celeron® N3150 1.6GHz quad-core processor (burst up to 2.08GHz)
Floating Point Unit
Hardware Encryption ✔ (AES-NI)
GPU 8th generation Intel HD Graphics
System memory TS-253A-4G: 4GB (2 x 2GB)
TS-253A-8G: 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Memory Expandable Up To 8 GB
Total Memory Slots 2, SODIMM DDR3L-1600
(*For dual-DIMM configurations, you must use a pair of identical DDR3L modules.)
Flash Memory 512MB
Maximum Number of Hard Drive 2
Hard Disk Drive Hot-swappable 3.5" or 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s, SATA 3Gb/s hard drive or SSD
LAN Port 2 x Gigabit RJ-45 Ethernet port
USB 4 x USB 3.0 port (Front:1, Rear:3)
Support USB printer, pen drive, and USB UPS etc.
Video Output 2 x HDMI, up to 4K 2160P Ultra HD support
Audio Input 2 x 6.3mm microphone jacks (dynamic microphones only)
Audio Output Line Out Jack (for amplifier or headphone amplifier)
LED Indicators Status, USB, HDD 1-2
LCD Panel Mono-LCD display with backlight
Buttons System: Power button, USB one-touch-backup button, Reset button
IR Receiver ✔, Support QNAP RM-IR002 Remote Control and RM-IR003 Remote Control
Other Interface Kensington security slot, console port (system maintenance)
Alarm Buzzer System warning
Form Factor Tower
Dimensions 150(H) x 102(W) x 216(D) mm
5.91(H) x 4.02(W) x 8.5(D) inch
Weight Net: 1.74 kg (3.84 lbs)
Gross: 2.92 kg (6.44 lbs)
Power Consumption (W) Syetem sleep mode: 1.18W
HDD standby: 8.38W
In operation: 14.43W
Temperature 0-40˚C
Relative Humidity 5~95% RH non-condensing, wet bulb: 27˚C
Power Supply ATX 240W, 110-240V AC, 50-60Hz, 5A
Fan 7cm quiet cooling fan (12V DC)
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Specifications

General

Stock code IBQ-253A-8G
Brand Qnap
Series Desktop NAS
Model TS-253A-8G
Type 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM)
UPC 885022009916
ROHS Y
Date added 17/11/2015

TS-253A-8G Spec Information

Form Factor / Drive Height 150x102x216mm
Platter size 3.5"
Platter (alternate) 2.5"
RAM/Cache 8GB
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-8G Spec Connections

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

Software

TS-253A-8G 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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Qnap Desktop NAS TS 253A 8G reviews


22/04/2018 | | EU Flag |
We have been using the TS-253A for some time as a small business device. I have come back to look at options for a larger NAS but looking at this page with fondness. This has been a loyal machine never failing what was asked to do. But we need more capacity and have more users now so something a bit larger needed.
24/03/2018 | | EU Flag |
The QNAP TS=253A is a very hard worker. More powerful than its tiny frame suggests and when populated with Segate HDs really picks up on work speed. If you have a small space but need something workable this is well worth consideration.
10/02/2018 | | EU Flag |
A powerful machine in a teeny box all from the unbeatable star that is QNAP! 8GM RAM, Intel Celeron Quad Core.
07/02/2018 | | EU Flag |
I have the 2bay 8gig option of this Qnap TS-253. It was easy to put together and get up and running and the Intel Celeron CPU is particularly impressive compared to others in the same 2 bay range.
16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Is there a difference between network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and nas drive?

There is no physical difference between a network drive, backup drive, network hard drive and NAS drive, the MAIN difference is about the use of the equipment. So:

A Network Drive is a area on storage that is useable to anyone on the network and will be visible to the device you are using if you have the correct login/password.

A Backup Drive is a storage device is a area of NAS or DAS storage that is used JUST for backups and only for writing, not reading - it backs up one or multiple devices on a regular basis.


A Network Hard Drive is the same as a network drive, but instead of a portion of online storage that is network/internet accessible, it is an entire disk drive. Much larger and often includes a RAID drive acting as a fall-back.

A NAS Drive can do all of the above. It can be set up to be a backup drive for all your devices, it can make either a portion or ALL of the storage available over the internet or network, it can do all of these at the same time and can give you much, much more access options thanks to NAS software from the likes of QNAP, Synology, WD, Asustor, Buffalo and Drobo.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a server at home?

A server at home is a network attached storage device (NAS) that is like a computer, but with the emphasis on storage space. They can be purchased for as little as £100 and mean all your data can be accessed, used and backed up to and from overt the internet or your home network (WiFi etc). Bigger and more expensive home servers can do more, such as virtual computers, surveillance recording and multimedia access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is meant by diskless NAS?

A Diskless NAS means that it a network storage device that is sold without any Hard Drives inside. Many NAS Brands like WD and Buffalo will only sell their NAS server devices with Drives already installed - this can often increase the price significantly, as well as limit the Hard Drives you want to install. A diskless NAS is a device that you can choose which drives, how many and the capacity you want and install them yourself, for a more bespoke NAS storage device. Installing the Hard Drives is very easy and you can often save a lot of time and improve your long term storage by choosing a diskless NAS and selecting the drives yourself.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS external hard drive?

A NAS external Hard Drive is an external storage device that, unlike USB 3.0 and eSATA external Hard Drives, is accessed used the internet or your home network. So that means you can access the contents (DATA) of the NAS on your iPhone, iPad, Smart TV, PS4, XBOX One, Sonos Sound System, Bose system, Laptop, Smartphone and pretty much any DLNA enabled device without having to connect to it with a cable. Meaning you do not need to carry duplicates of all your data on all your devices, but can have one central NAS storage devices that all the other devices can access.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do I connect to my NAS remotely?

You can connect to your NAS server remotely with the mobile applications that are free with your NAS Brand manufacturer for iOS and Android. Alternatively you can use a number of desktop applications from the big brands QNAP and Synology NAS to access your device remotely. Lastly you can create a network and internet accessible drive with iSCSI and then setup software (Virtual Machine, backup, Surveillance and more) on your Mac or Windows machine to read and write to the NAS remotely.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drive used for?

A NAS drive can be used for the following:

Apple Time Machine Backups
Synchronized Backups of Windows and Android devices
A Plex Media Server
DLNA Media Server
Download Server
Printer Server
Virtual Machine Deployment
Email Server
CRM and/or CMS System
A CCTV IP Camera Enabled Surveillance station for your home or office
File Server
and more...


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What are the different types of RAID?

The most popular and recommended RAID levels for a 2-Bay NAS and 4-Bay NAS from Synology and QNAP are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a RAID hard drive?

A RAID Hard drive is a Hard Disk Drive that is designed to be used in a RAID configuration - in simple terms it is a drive that can be installed with multiple other drives of the same type (such as WD Red RAID Drives, WD Purples Surveillance RAID Drives and Seagate Ironwolf NAS RAID Drives). These are designed to be on for long periods of time and for handling data that is shared and/or duplicated across multiple drives at once - constructed with better vibration, head and access controls). Most other drives are designed to work on their own.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is raid on a NAS?

RAID on a NAS is a means to protect yourself from losing your data due to hard drive failure. Hard Drives are the 2nd most vulnerable area of a NAS device and if a drive fails and you do not have a copy of the data elsewhere, you will most likely lose it all. RAID gives you a safety net (called REDUNDANCY) which means you can afford to lose 1, 2 or even 3 hard drives with the right configuration. The most common options are:

RAID 0 - Meaning all drive storage is pooled together into 1 big drive - MOST UNSAFE
RAID 1 - Drives are duplicated so you lose half the available storage, but have a complete, up to the second copy of your data
RAID 5 - You lose 1 drive of data storage space, but data is spread across all the available drives and a small piece of information called PARITY is created each wave/stripe that makes a blueprint of all the data
RAID 6 - Same as above, but it removes two drives worth of space and protects you against the loss of two Hard Drives

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a personal cloud storage device?

A personal Cloud storage device is a piece of Hardware, Like a NAS, that gives you the access, freedom, speed and utility of popular 3rd party cloud providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, iCloud, Amazon S3 and more. However unlike those providers that hold your data on a server farm hundreds or thousands of miles away, where you it can be broken into, a Personal Cloud (NAS) lives in your home/office and can be protected with both bespoke AES-256bit encryption, individual login credentials and if the worst case scenario, can be simply unplugged from the network/internet.


It is also considerably cheaper in the long term.


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How do you connect to a NAS?

You can connect to a device in several ways:


- You can connect to a NAS via your home network as long as it is connected to the same router/switch that your other devices are connected to, via cable or over Wi-Fi (the devices, not the NAS)


- You can connect over the internet using the NAS manufacturer’s respective software on desktop or mobile platforms for Mac, Windows and Android devices


- You can also access the data as a network drive (where the location of the drive with be an IP - 192.168. etc.) and then the drive can be read and written to as needed


Thank you


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
How does a NAS device work?

Excellent Question. A NAS devices like a computer that is dedicated to storing data that is made accessible across all your internet enabled devices. It connects to your home network (in simple terms, the internet connected network in your home or office) and makes the data that is store on it accessible. You can also access the data from outside the phone via WiFi at hotspots and other buildings, or via your mobile 3G or 4G internet connection.

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
Do you really need a NAS?

If you have data spread across multiple devices without a single backup location, then YES, you really do need a NAS drive. As it will make backing up with multiple devices easier, more automated and reliable.


If you are a business with large amounts of data that needs to be accessible quickly, across multiple machines or outside your office environment for off-site staff or clients, then YES you needs a NAS.


If you want your internet accessible data to be 100% inaccessible when needed (for security) and are considering a Cloud provider or a NAS, BUY A NAS!!! It is cheaper in the long run and can have individual and bespoke security measures. 


 

16/11/2017 | Popular Question | GB Flag |
What is a NAS drives for home?

A NAS drive for Home is the means of storing your data in a central location that can be used for more home and entertainment based applications. Often these are 2-Bay or 4-Bay NAS Devices that support applications such as Plex, DLNA Server support, Backups like Apple Time Machine and Surveillance over IP cameras from companies such as Edimax and Reolink. The Hard drives in a NAS Drive for Home are recommended to be WD Red NAS Drives or Seagate Ironwolf NAS drives.


 

16/02/2017 | | GB Flag |
Hi I"m planning to replace ny dying Synology DS411 for a QNAP. Before I decide I was wondering if in QNAP you can find an equivalent offline access to files from iphone like the one that I get using DS CLoud app. Thanks



Thank you for your enquiry FD

I can confirm that QNAP has their own version of this file manager and have integrated similar functionality into their QFile application. See the decription below from the iTunes and Android App. Thank you for contacting us at SPAN.COM.


Description
Ever wanted to browse and manage files stored on your QNAP NAS with your Android mobile device? The free Qfile app is the perfect answer. 
Prerequisites:
- Android 4.0 or later
- QNAP NAS running QTS 4.0.0 or later

Major features of Qfile:
- Access files on the QNAP NAS anytime, anywhere.
- Upload your photos and documents directly from mobile devices to the QNAP NAS.
- Easy sharing: Create a download link for files to share and send it via email or SMS, or simply email the file as an attachment.
- Easy management: Move, copy, rename or delete files on the QNAP NAS, all via your mobile device. No computer required.
- Offline file reading: Qfile provides a simple way for downloading files from the QNAP NAS to mobile devices for offline reading.

Other features:
1. Support displaying photo thumbnail. ( QTS 4.0 and above support all share folder)
2. Support control playback from NAS to Apple TV. (NAS must install QAirplay QPKG) 
3. Support control playback from NAS to DLNA device. (DLNA control only support QNAP Media Server on QTS 4.0)
4. Support for file compression (zip / unzip, and for QTS 4.0 and above only.)
5. Support for changing the download folder on an external SD card.
6. Support for sharing folders with sharing download links (QTS 4.0 and above only.)


Kind regards,




SPAN.COM tech team
10/11/2016 | | GB Flag |
Can you use a QNAP NAS to allow family to access a photo gallery like Picassa/Google? I am drawn to the QNAP to upgrade from a ZyXel NSA325 which had a 3rd party Gallery app and Wordpress feature. I need remote access to files whilst away from home so is the Synology a better option? I'm rather drawn towards the QNAP TS253A as I have interest in video files and although currently produce 1080p from my DSLR a future proof for 4K may be worth considering. Have used many of your reviews and am grateful for the even handed approach you have, thank you. Steve

You should be able to create connections and migration between cloud platforms via the NAS OS or the Apps i nhe App store.

SPAN.COM tech team
10/11/2016 | | GB Flag |
Is this a good inte for mediacenter? For plex or the app infuse on a Apple tv 4?? I have a synology Ds216+. But the synology do lagg whatching movies.
It makes an excellent media centre - I use it for both Plex and Kodi locally - https://www.span.com/product/Qnap-Desktop-NAS-TS-253A-8G-2-Bay-RAID-0-1-8GB-RAM-~52840


SPAN.COM tech team
12/09/2016 | | AR Flag |
todo correcto, muy rápida la entrega desde uk hasta argentina.
09/02/2016 | | GB Flag |
Recommendations on SSD or HD?

For a Hard Drive, the best drive for capacity vs price vs performance at the moment for me is the WD Red 4TB found here - https://www.span.com/product/Western-Digital-Red-WD40EFRX-3-5-SATA-6Gb-4TB-5400-7200~41629 For SSD , I would go with the Samsung 850 PRO here - Samsung SSD 850 Pro MZ-7KE1T0BW 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s 1TB SSD Hope this helps!

SPAN.COM tech team
09/02/2016 | | GB Flag |
I'm really thinking about one of these units, but am unsure on which way to connect it to get the best performance. It's primary use would be next to my 5k iMac to store raw photos for editing. (Will also be used to store movies for Plex) am I best connecting via usb 3.0? Or net work? Help please. Good videos btw, have watched a lot of your stuff to help me decide. :)

unfortunately the USB ports are used for slave/external devices whereby the NAS acts as a host...so you cannot connect a Mac in this manner. So, I think the decision was made for you. That said, if you connected this device with 2 ethernet cables to a netowrk switch or good router, you would have exceptional increases in transmission speed and would still see 'network' as the better interface (even better if you bought the TS-453A with 4x LAN ports)...barring any heavy load on your network, you may even be able to edit those files in realtime over the network that live on the unit.

SPAN.COM tech team
02/12/2015 | | GB Flag |
Great HW for this device! As always Qnap is superior. But, is it able to handle H265 HEVC files? That is now the main difference between devices, lot of people is getting interested at this.

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 in the specs above.

SPAN.COM tech team


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