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

Qnap TS-253A-8G Desktop NAS 8TB 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM) (2 X 4TB WD Red)


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The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM) 8TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) CPU and with 8GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G 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 32TB via 16TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 8TB of storage capacity (includes 2x 4TB WD Red HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:JBOD:
  • Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) CPU
  • 8GB 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-8G NAS server unit.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G and 2 WD hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G 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: WD40EFRX
  • Rotation: 5400RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 4TB
  • Cache: 64MB
  • Warranty: 3yr

Back of the Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Free Qnap Desktop NAS SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1 set up on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G. 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-8G 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-8G 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-8G 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-8G Desktop NAS RAM / Card upgrade options



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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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Description

Qnap TS-253A-8G Desktop NAS 8TB 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM) (2 X 4TB WD Red)


Qnap TS-253A-8G logo

SPAN TV



NAS Filter



The Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G 2-Bay, RAID 0/1 (8GB RAM) 8TBis Network Attached NAS Storage device. It features a Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) CPU and with 8GB RAM providing outstanding performance for those looking for a cost effective Network Storage option. This Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G 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 32TB via 16TB drives.

Key Features

  • Pre-populated with 8TB of storage capacity (includes 2x 4TB WD Red HDD)
  • RAID Levels: 0:1:JBOD:
  • Intel Celeron Braswell N3150 1.6 GHz Quad Core (up to 2.08GHz) CPU
  • 8GB 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-8G NAS server unit.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G and 2 WD hard disks will provide you with a solid, long term Storage solution.

Combining Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G 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: WD40EFRX
  • Rotation: 5400RPM
  • Interface: 3.5" SATA 6Gb/s
  • Form factor: 3.5 inch
  • Capacity: 4TB
  • Cache: 64MB
  • Warranty: 3yr

Back of the Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

Free Qnap Desktop NAS SpanStor Build & Test

You can have JBOD,RAID 0,RAID 1 set up on Qnap Desktop NAS TS-253A-8G. 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-8G 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-8G 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-8G 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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Double your speed with Link Aggregation



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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-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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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.
16/02/2017 | | 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.


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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,




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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.

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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


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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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